B.E. Aeronautical Engineering (AE)

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  • The curriculum for a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Aeronautical Engineering typically spans four years and covers a broad range of subjects in mathematics, physics, engineering fundamentals, and specialized aeronautical topics.
  • In the first year, the curriculum covers Mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations), Physics (Mechanics, Electromagnetism), Engineering Fundamentals (Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Drawing, Computer Programming), and General Education courses (English Composition, Humanities, Social Sciences).
  • In the second year, the curriculum includes Advanced Mathematics (Advanced Calculus, Vector Calculus), Physics (Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Waves and Optics, Thermodynamics), Aeronautical Engineering Fundamentals (Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Materials, Aircraft Structures), Aircraft Performance and Design (Aircraft Performance, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Principles), and Laboratory Courses (Experimental Methods, Aircraft Engineering Lab).
  • In the third year, the curriculum encompasses Aircraft and Spacecraft Systems (Aircraft Systems, Spacecraft Systems, Avionics), Propulsion Systems (Aerothermodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Rocket Propulsion), Flight Mechanics and Control (Flight Dynamics, Aircraft Stability and Control, Control Systems), Advanced Aeronautical Topics (Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aeroelasticity, Orbital Mechanics), and Elective Courses (options include robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, or satellite systems).
  • In the fourth year, students undertake a Capstone Design Project to design, analyze, and optimize an aircraft system or component, enroll in specialized electives (online certification courses) in areas like aircraft propulsion, advanced aerodynamics, or aircraft structures, participate in professional development courses covering engineering ethics, project management, and communication skills, and gain practical experience through internships or cooperative education programs with aircraft companies or research institutions.
  • Throughout the program, students typically engage in laboratory work to gain hands-on experience with aircraft systems, experiments, and simulations.
  • In addition to the capstone design project, students may work on smaller design projects throughout the program to develop their design and problem-solving skills.
  • Many programs invite industry professionals to deliver seminars or guest lectures to provide students with insights into current trends, challenges, and opportunities in the aircraft industry.