Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in B.Tech. Aerospace 

 The Aerospace Engineering program was started with an objective to create industry – ready professionals by training students in wide variety of areas involving aeronautical, avionics and space technology. Program is nourished with experienced faculty from nationally recognized institutions and foreign universities. There is a dedicated Research Center with high performance computational facilities. 

The Aerospace Engineering is combination of Aeronautical Engineering and Space Technology. Aeronautical Engineering has sub domains like, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Structures and propulsion. Also, application-orientated courses such as Aircraft Design, Helicopter Engineering, Rockets and Missiles, etc. are taught.   

Propulsion specialization includes courses like Thermodynamics and Heat Engines, Aircraft Propulsion I & II, Rocket Propulsion. 

As new aircrafts, spacecraft and missiles use advanced propulsion systems to explore outer space. These propulsion systems include Jet Engines, Rockets, Ramjet Engines and Scramjet Engines. There are two main activities in this course. The first is lectures which emphasize the fundamentals of Thermodynamics and analytical approaches for analysis and design of aircraft Engines. 

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: An ability to apply knowledge of Aeronautics as well as  Space Science and Environment. 

PSO2: An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze Aeronautical and Space systems.  

PSO3: An Ability to identify, formulate and solve Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering problems 



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


The department has continually enriched itself with undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various domains ever since starting B. Tech Aerospace Engineering in year 2006.  Department has faculty member with expertise in respective disciplines to enrich fundamentals of the learners. Laboratory facilities are equally enriched to cater respective disciplines for imparting practical exposure. The Classroom audio-video aids, Industrial tours, training, guest lecture and events   provide real-life learning environment for the learners. The department has marked its footprints at national as well as international level by winning many laurels 

The department has got a student capacity of around 350 students in graduate and post graduate programs with a handful of Doctoral Research Fellows. The Department is highly known for its knowledge building and winning accolades in wide range of national and international student competitions. Annual CANSAT Competition (USA), SAE International Competition (USA) and Experimental Sounding Rocket Competition(USA)  are to name a few. The Department is funded with research projects from Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) in the areas of Parachute Aerial Vehicle (PAV) dynamics and Autonomous Control. The Department has MoUs with many of the National Aerospace Industry and academia for graduate student training and possible placement. The Department has International collaborations with University of Toulouse, University of Orléans, Polytech Nantes and University De Nantes in  France for  student exchange program. 

The B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering spl. Structures prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows 

  • Design Engineer 
  • Propulsion Engineer 
  • Maintenance Engineer 
  • Analysis  Engineer 
  • Modeling and Simulation Engineer 

Suitable Roles offered in Industries: 

  • Engine Design Engineer 
  • Engine Modeling and Simulation Engineer 
  • Propulsion analysis Engineer 
  • Engine Testing Engineer 
  • Engine Production Engineer 
  • Engine Maintenance Engineer 

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation. 

Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII
UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT


Examination Pathway:

Name of Program Name of Test Mode of Test Test Dates Last Date to Apply
B.Tech. UPESEAT Centre Based / Online Test will be conducted as per govt. guidelines 13th May to 15th May 2022 9th May 2022


Non - Examination Pathway:

Eligibility Criteria Admission Criteria
JEE Main, SAT & Board Merit
(1) 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).
(2) JEE Main cut-off Rank to be announced (on UPES website) after the declaration of JEE Main 2022 results)
(3) SAT Cut off - 50 percentiles and above
(4). Minimum 80% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level and Minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Math’s) at
Senior Secondary Level
Through Merit Rank / Cut-off Score

# Upto 20% seats shall be filled through the non-exam category (10% through JEE Mains and 10% through Board Merit). In case of seats following vacant in this category; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further CBT / Pen Paper / Online tests for admission

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