Reasons to Study Aerospace Engineering

  • Dr. Harshit Shukla
  • Published 05/01/2024
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Reasons to Study Aerospace Engineering

As the world becomes increasingly intelligent and autonomous, the aerospace industry undergoes a remarkable transformation. Recent developments have elevated the demand for aerospace engineers, particularly in South Asian countries like China and India, which are heavily investing in aerospace infrastructure and domestic manufacturing capabilities, thereby opening new avenues for avionics, space technology, and defence research. Notably, NASA, ISRO, private companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, and international collaborations are actively pursuing manned missions to space destinations. This surge amplifies the need for trained aerospace engineers to explore new resources and potentially pave the way for future colonisation.

Let’s delve into compelling reasons to pursue studies in aerospace engineering.

What Will You Study?

An aerospace engineer requires a robust understanding of mathematics, physics, computer science, materials science, and design philosophy to apply their skills across various crucial areas in the global aerospace industry. Graduates in this field lead advancements in science and technology, making them sought after in areas like low-speed aerodynamics (such as automobiles), navigation systems, computer operation, and software engineering.

Subjects broadly covered in Aerospace Engineering include:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Physics
  • Computers and Electronics

As an avionics student, you will delve into aircraft and environmental aerodynamics, propulsion, computational fluid dynamics, space systems, advanced materials, aerospace design, flight management, and aviation principles. Armed with a degree in this subject, you can contribute to changing the world. Your educational background will empower you to engage in research, improve eco-friendly fuel alternatives, enhance engine efficiency, and streamline the production of essential goods to minimise waste.

Technical Proficiency and Creative Problem-Solving

Aerospace engineers must possess not only advanced technical proficiency and precision but also a blend of creativity, rapid decision-making, and logical thinking to effectively address intricate challenges. Whether employed by a commercial airline, where meeting strict deadlines is essential, or working in the military amid potentially hazardous machinery situations, the capacity to work swiftly without sacrificing quality is indispensable. A degree in aerospace engineering equips individuals with this versatile skill set, emphasising the mastery of principles and theories untill they become second nature. Engaging in workshops and seminars further enhances comprehension of machinery intricacies, providing a comprehensive understanding of their operational dynamics.

Careers in Aerospace Engineering

An aerospace engineering degree opens doors to a range of careers, including:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Aeronautical Designer
  • Aircraft Systems Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Data Scientist

As an aerodynamicist or design engineer, the possibilities are as vast as the open skies. Picture yourself revolutionising operational systems, boosting fuel economy, ensuring flight safety, and minimising the environmental impact of air travel. Your expertise can extend beyond aviation, influencing industries like automotive, endurance racing, and formula. You can,

  • Enhance operational systems, fuel economy, flight safety, and the environmental impact of air travel.
  • Design goods for industries like automotive, endurance racing, and formula.
  • Apply your expertise to the defence sector, focussing on military helicopters, rockets, satellites, and planes.
  • Explore roles such as aerodynamicist, design engineer, aircraft engineer, navigation systems engineer, or automotive designer.
  • Establish your company or collaborate with renowned organisations like Qantas, Airbus, and Boeing.
  • Innovate by creating, assembling, and testing novel small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designs, such as drones.

Future of Aerospace Engineers

The future of aerospace engineering is enthralling, with various trends and technologies influencing the sector. Substantial advancements and changes are expected in the coming decades.

The aerospace sector is shifting its focus towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. The rising need for eco-friendly and efficient airplanes stems from increasing concerns about climate change and human activity’s impact on the environment. This may involve developing electric and hybrid aircraft and exploring alternative fuels such as hydrogen or biofuels. Studying aerospace engineering ensures a secure and promising future, positioning you at the forefront of these exciting developments.

The writer is Dr Harshit Shukla, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, School Of Advanced Engineering

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The writer is Dr. Harshit Shukla, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, School Of Advanced Engineering

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