Aerospace Engineering

B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering

Program Details

The B. Tech. program in Aerospace Engineering with specializations in Space Technology, Avionics, and Defence Technology offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering is designed to produce industry-ready professionals who are well-versed in various aspects of avionics, space technology, and defence technology. The program boasts a team of experienced faculty members from esteemed national institutions and foreign universities, ensuring students receive high-quality education and exposure to the latest advancements in the field. The program is a combination of Aeronautical Engineering and three specialized tracks, allowing students to gain expertise in their chosen area of interest. Aeronautical Engineering covers essential subjects like Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Structures, and propulsion, forming the foundation of the course.

The Space Technology specialization delves into crucial topics such as Orbital Mechanics, Satellite Attitude Dynamics and Control, and Space Environment. It equips students with the knowledge to design and analyze spacecraft and satellites. The Defence Technology specialization, on the other hand, focuses on Warfare Simulations & Strategies, Defence Control & Navigation, and Rockets & Missiles fundamentals, aiming to develop expertise in defence systems and their strategic applications. Lastly, the Avionics Technology specialization centers on Microwaves & Radar Engineering, Navigation Guidance & Control, and Avionics System Design, teaching students about electromagnetic waves, communication, navigation, and control systems used in aircraft and satellites.

Students in this program benefit from a dedicated Research Center, complete with high-performance computational facilities, which provides them with a platform to engage in cutting-edge research and practical applications in the aerospace field. By the end of the program, graduates will possess a comprehensive understanding of aerospace engineering principles and be well-prepared to meet the challenges and demands of the aerospace industry, whether it be in the fields of space technology, avionics, or defence technology.

Program Highlights

  • The B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology program offers a comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum, encompassing theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for aerospace engineering professionals in the field of Space Technology / Avionics / Defence Technology.
  • Students engage in real-world projects and internships, collaborating with leading aerospace organizations, providing invaluable industry exposure and experience.
  • Learn from a team of experienced and qualified faculty members, who bring extensive expertise in their respective domains, nurturing students' analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Access to modern labs, workshops, and simulation facilities that emulate real aerospace scenarios, fostering hands-on learning experiences.
  • Emphasis on research and innovation to encourage students to explore new ideas and contribute to advancements in aerospace technology.
  • Benefit from strong industry connections, leading to excellent placement opportunities with top aerospace companies, ensuring a successful career launch in the chosen specialization.

The future scope for B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology in India is highly promising due to several significant global trends. The increasing demand for skilled aerospace engineers is driven by the industry's expansion, leading to opportunities in aircraft and spacecraft design, development, and maintenance. Advancements in space exploration and satellite technology, exemplified by organizations like ISRO, offer exciting prospects for engineers to contribute to this field. The rise of UAVs and drones presents transformative applications in agriculture, surveying, and logistics, requiring aerospace engineers' expertise. The commercial aviation sector's growth and the thriving MRO sector provide ample opportunities for those specializing in aircraft maintenance and systems. Additionally, emerging technologies like electric propulsion, advanced materials, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems are reshaping the aerospace industry, creating a competitive edge for graduates skilled in these areas. Global trends focus on sustainable aviation and hypersonic flight capabilities, further widening the scope for aerospace engineers in India and beyond.

Career Opportunities

After completing B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology from UPES School of Advanced Engineering, graduates open up a world of exciting career opportunities. With expertise in space technology, graduates can pursue roles in satellite design and development, space research organizations, and space exploration missions. Those specializing in avionics can find careers in aircraft design, navigation systems, and aviation technology companies. Additionally, graduates focusing on defence technology can explore roles in defense research and development organizations, defense manufacturing companies, and government defense agencies. The comprehensive education and practical experience provided by UPES prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the aerospace and defense sectors.

Placements

Graduates of B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering with specializations in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology from UPES School of Advanced Engineering are highly sought-after in the industry. The comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum equips students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge, making them well-prepared for the challenges of the aerospace sector. UPES' strong industry connections facilitate numerous placement opportunities, and students have access to top aerospace companies and organizations. With a stellar track record of placements, students secure rewarding careers in various domains, including space exploration, satellite technology, avionics systems, and defense research. The outstanding training received at UPES ensures that graduates stand out and contribute significantly to the advancements in aerospace technology.

Fee Structure

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Eligibility

Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering program, which provides specializations in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology: Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII. with 50% in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students interested in enrolling in the B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering, which provides specializations in Space Technology, Avionics, or Defence Technology, depends on the individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET.

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Curriculum

Semester 1

CourseLTPCredit
Critical Thinking and Writing2002
EVS I2002
Engineering Mathematics I3104
Physics3104
Object Oriented Programming3003
Workshop Practices1022
Object Oriented Programming Lab0021
Engineering Graphics1022
Physics Lab0021
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 2

CourseLTPCredit
Living Conversations2002
EVS I (Living Lab)2002
Chemistry 3003
Engineering Mathematics II3104
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Engineering
3003
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Engg. Lab
0021
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering2002
Engineering Mechanics3003
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 3

CourseLTPCredit
Design Thinking3002
Exploratory 13003
Introduction to Thermodynamics 2103
Fluid Mechanics 3104
Computational Techniques 3003
Aircraft Systems and Instruments3003
Social Internship0000
Aircraft Systems and Fabrication 
Lab
0021
Fluid Mechanics Lab0021
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 4

CourseLTPCredit
Working with Data2002
Exploratory 23003
Propulsion I3104
Aerodynamics I3104
Heat Transfer for Aerospace 
Applications
2103
Mechanics of Materials3003
Aerodynamics Lab0021
Aircraft Avionics System Lab0021
TOTAL   21
,

Semester 5

CourseLTPCredit
Leadership & Teamwork2002
Exploratory 33003
Technologies for The Future2002
Aerodynamics II3003
Aircraft Structures-I3003
Aircraft Materials and Processes3003
Propulsion Lab0021
Material Testing Lab0021
Capstone-I0022
Propulsion II3003
TOTAL   23
,

Semester 6

CourseLTPCredit
Start Your Start-up2002
Exploratory 43003
Flight Mechanics-I3003
Aircraft structures-II3104
Computational Mechancis3003
Specialization-I3003
Aircraft Structures Lab0021
Computational Mechanics Lab0021
Industrial Visit0000
Capstone-II0022
TOTAL   22
,

Semester 7

CourseLTPCredit
Exploratory 53003
Flight Mechanics-II3104
Orbital Mechanics3003
Specialization-II3003
Specialization-III3003
Space Technology Lab0021
Major project-I0002
Industrial Internship0001
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 8

CourseLTPCredit
Exploratory 63003
Vibration & Aeroelasticity 3104
Aerospace Vehicle Design 3003
Specialization-IV3003
Specialization-V3003
Major project-II0004
TOTAL   20
,

Specialization

Space Technology​

CourseLTPCredit
Space Science and Space 
Environment
3003
Satellite Technology3003
Rocket Propulsion 3003
Space Dynamics & Attitude 
Control
3003
Space Communication3003
,

Avionics

CourseLTPCredit
Introduction to Avionics3003
Electromagnetic Waves and 
Antennas
3003
Navigation Guidance & Control3003
Radar Engineering300 3
Avionics System Design3003
,

Defence Technology​

CourseLTPCredit
Warfare Simulations & Strategies3003
Defence Control & Navigation3003
Communication Technology3003
Rockets & Missiles Fundamentals3003
Aerospace System Configuration, 
Design & Simulation
3003
,

Minor

CourseLTPCredit
Computational Techniques 3003
Aircraft Systems and Instruments3003
Propulsion I3104
Aerodynamics I3104
Aircraft Structures-I3003
Aircraft Materials and Processes3003
Flight Mechanics-I3003
Computational Mechancis3003
Space Dynamics & Attitude 
Control
3003
TOTAL   29

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