Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in B.Tech. Aerospace 

Space Technology deals with the design and analysis of space vehicles, Space flight or space exploration. The curriculum covers areas such as, Space Science & Space Environment, Rocket Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles. In the recent year the space industry has undergone significant changes such as reusable launch vehicle and also sees a tremendous amount of increase in commercial opportunities. Most prominently space technology warns people of upcoming disasters ultimately, saves thousands of lives.

What we see the future is the vehicles taking people into space.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


PEO-1: Graduates will have the scientific and technical knowledge to have successful career in aerospace and allied industries

PEO-2: Graduates will have competency to analyse challenges and advancements in the focus areas of Aerodynamics, propulsion, structure, stability and safety aspects of aerospace engineering

PEO-3: Graduates will be motivated and confident to pursue advanced education, research and development and other creative efforts in aerospace engineering and allied areas

PEO-4: Graduates will have higher order thinking and leadership skills to become technology leaders of tomorrow

PEO-5: Graduates will contribute to the welfare of society and environment by taking sound professional and responsible technical decisions

PSO1: Apply the principles of core engineering fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures, Flight Mechanics and space science in Aerospace Engineering.

PSO2: Have skills to conceive, design, implement and operate aerospace systems



Category Course Credits
Life Skills Life Skills 1 2
Life Skills Life Skills 2 2
Major Object Oriented Programming 3
Major Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engg Lab 1
Major Mathematics I 4
Major Physics I 4
Major Physics I Lab 1
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 1 3
Life Skills Life Skills 3 2
Major Workshop Practices 2
Major Chemistry I 4
Major Chemistry I Lab 1
Major Mathematics II 4
Major Engineering Graphics 2
  Total 18





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 1 3
Life Skill Life Skill 4 2
Major Engineering Mechanics 3
Major Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 4
Major Applied Fluid Mechanics 4
Major Mathematics III  (Numerical Methods) 3
Major Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
Major Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
Life Skill Social Internship 0
  Total 23





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 2 3
Life Skills Life Skills 5 2
Major Aerodynamics I 3
Major Fundamental of Aircraft Propulsion  3
Major Strength of Material 4
Major Aircraft Material and Manufacturing Technology 3
Major Aircraft System and Instrument 2
Major Aero-Modelling and Fabrication Lab 1
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 3 3
Life Skills Life Skills 6 2
Exploratory Exploratory 2 3
Major Aircraft Structure I 3
Major Aerodynamics II 3
Major Flight Mechanics  3
Major Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion 3
Major Aero Propulsion Lab 1
Major Specialization Course  I 3
  Total 24





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 4 3
Exploratory Exploratory 3 3
Major Aircraft Structure II 3
Major Machine Design for Aerospace 3
Major Flight stability and Control 3
Major Aircraft Structure Lab 1
 Major Project I 2
Major Specialization Course II 3
Major Industrial Visit 0
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 5 3
Exploratory Exploratory 4 3
Major Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
Major Vibration and Aeroelasticity 3
Major Finite Element Analysis 3
Major Comprehensive Viva 0
Major Industrial Internship 0
Major Project 2 4
Major Specialization Course III 3
  Total 22





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 5 3
Signature Course Signature 6 3
Major Project 3 6
Major Specialization Course IV 3
  Total 15





Course Credits
Space Science and Space Environment* 3
Spacecraft Dynamics and Attitude Control 3
Rocket Propulsion 3
Elements of Hypersonic Flight 3
Design of Aerospace Vehicles* 3


UPES believes in offering innovative course delivery with digital experience, field visits, model making, research-based learning and project based learning, to ensure the best learning outcome for students. UPES has collaborated with the online Learning Management System, Coursera, which provides the student access to world class courses from leading universities across the world, with top-notch academicians conducting the courses.

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)
B. Tech Aerospace Engineering specialization in Space Technology is one of pioneer program offered by UPES. The students have opportunities to become either

  • Space Mission Design Engineer
  • Propulsion Engineer
  • Aircraft Design & Analysis Engineer
  • Aircraft Production Engineer
  • Aerospace Modelling & Simulation Engineer
  • Air Defense Systems Engineer
  • Scientist in Defense Research and Development Organizations
  • Scientist in National Aerospace Laboratories
  • Technology Specialist
  • Research and Development Associate
  • Space Warfare
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Entrepreneur

Major Recruiters

  • Safran Aerospace India
  • Mahindra Aerospace
  • Tata Advanced Systems
  • CYIENT Ltd
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Honeywell Technologies
  • Bombardier India Engineering Centre
  • Hi-Tech Solution LLP
  • Aviotron automation LLP
  • Mind Mappzz Robotron
  • Gensar Aerospace Pvt. Ltd
  • Space India
  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • Vimanic Aero system Pvt. Ltd
  • Dynamatics Pvt. Ltd

Career Progression for Higher Studies
We guide students to start their career towards higher education in well-reputed National/International Universities/Colleges upon their interest.  Some of the major universities where  students pursued higher education:

  • International Space University
  • IMT MINES ALBI, France
  • University of Surrey, UK
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Politecnico Di Milano
  • Lulea University of Technology
  • Institute National Des Sciences Appliquees, Toulouse
  • German Institute of Science and Technology- TUM Asia Pte Ltd
  • University of Texas
  • NTU Singapore
  • TUM Asia Germany
  • ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civil)
  • IIT Mumbai
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIM Ranchi
The UPES has signed MOU with M/s  Valles Marineris International Private Limited . Basic objective of these MOUs are:

  • To provide a framework for collaborative activities and for reviewing areas of common interest in the scientific research and experiments
  •  Facilitating the International collaboration in bilateral research and development activities
  • Comprehensive program on basic research on summer/winter in Russia and professional activity in aerospace education.
  • To facilitate the interchange of information, technology and personnel in areas of mutual interest
  • Joint Research programs with Academia of sciences and scientific community in India and globally to engage with research institutes.

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Industrial exposure to the students in aerospace organization through one day visit, one week industrial tour and two months internship in the following organization

  • Indian Air force base repair depot divisions
  • Gas turbine research establishment (GTRE)
  • National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics limited (HAL)
  • Indian Space Research organization
  • Airbus India engineering center
  • Honeywell technology
  • Cyient Pvt. Ltd
  • Tata Advanced System
  • Mahindra Aerospace Ltd
  • Bharat Dynamics Ltd
  • Adani Defense and Aerospace
  • Defense research and development laboratory
  • Space India
  • Gensar Aerospace

United technology aerospace system

Students are participating in various competitive events such as CANSAT USA, Lockheed Martin Roll-On Roll Off challenge and India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP). Following are the achievements by our students.

S.No Title of the competition Year Venue/ location
1 AIAA 2020 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition 2019-20 USA
2 National Aerospace Conceptual
Design Competition
2018-2019 Bangalore
3 Aero-Design Challenge 2018-2019 SAE, Chennai
4 Cansat-2017 by NASA 2017-2018 Texas, USA
5 India Innovation Growth Programme 2017-2018 IIT Bombay
6 Flytron-UAV competition 2017-2018 PEC University Chandigarh
7 Lockheed Martin Roll-On Roll Off challenge 2015-2016 FICCI
8 Cansat-2016 by NASA 2015-2016 Texas, USA
9 Singapore Space Challenge, Merit
2015-2016 Singapore
10 No Nose Award 2014-2015 USA
11 Nasa System Engineering Award 2012-2013 Washington DC
Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII
Through Board Marks & JEE Scores


Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)


Valid JEE Score with 50% marks  with Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)



Last date to Apply: 22nd October 2021

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