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B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering - DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY

Program details

The B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) program at UPES offers a specialized curriculum focused on defence systems and technologies, preparing students to make significant contributions to India's defence sector and national security. Students will gain expertise in various subjects, including weapon systems, military communication systems, radar technology, aerospace engineering, cybersecurity, and advanced defence technologies. This comprehensive knowledge equips graduates with the skills to design, develop, and maintain defence equipment and implement effective defence strategies.

The program's primary objective is to produce highly skilled engineers capable of driving technological advancements in the defence industry and supporting the modernization of the armed forces. Graduates of this program will have numerous career opportunities in defence research organizations, government agencies, defence manufacturing industries, and even the armed forces. They can work on cutting-edge projects such as developing missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), surveillance technologies, cybersecurity solutions, and other defence-related areas.

UPES provides a robust infrastructure and global partnerships that offer students unparalleled learning experiences. Through academic and industry alliances, students have access to diverse opportunities both locally and internationally. Internships are available, allowing students to gain hands-on experience and build valuable networks within the defence industry. The esteemed faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, ensure that students receive the best education and guidance to excel in their chosen paths within the defence sector. By enrolling in the Defence Research and Development program at UPES, students become part of a legacy dedicated to serving the nation's security needs. Graduates are prepared to be at the forefront of innovation and make significant contributions to strengthening India's defence capabilities in an ever-changing global landscape. This specialized program empowers students to take up meaningful roles in safeguarding the nation and driving advancements in defence technology.

Program Highlights

  • Explore a comprehensive curriculum that integrates aerospace engineering principles with avionics technology, preparing you for the challenges of the aviation industry.
  • Gain hands-on experience through state-of-the-art laboratories, industry projects, and internships, fostering practical skills and industry relevance.
  • Learn from accomplished faculty members who bring their expertise and real-world insights into the classroom, ensuring a high-quality education.
  • The B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) program focuses on avionics systems, navigation, communication, and control, honing your expertise in critical avionic technologies.
  • Engage in cutting-edge research projects, contributing to advancements in aerospace and avionics technology.
  • Access excellent placement assistance and industry connections, enhancing your career prospects in the aerospace sector.

The future scope of the B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) program is exceptionally promising. Graduates have the opportunity to contribute significantly to cutting-edge defence technologies, including missile systems, electronic warfare, cyber defence, and unmanned systems. Moreover, the defence manufacturing industry offers exciting prospects, with the Indian government actively promoting indigenous defence manufacturing through initiatives like Make in India. Graduates can find rewarding careers in companies engaged in producing and maintaining defence equipment, contributing to the nation's self-reliance and strengthening its defence capabilities. This unique synergy between defence research, development organizations, and manufacturing companies empowers graduates to play a crucial role in shaping the country's defence landscape and ensuring its security preparedness.

Career Opportunities

After completing B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) at UPES School of Advanced Engineering, graduates have a plethora of career opportunities in the aerospace and defense sectors. They can pursue roles as Space Mission Design Engineers, Propulsion Engineers, Aircraft Design & Analysis Engineers, Aircraft Production Engineers, Aerospace Modeling & Simulation Engineers, Air Defense Systems Engineers, and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. Additionally, graduates can work as Scientists in Defense Research and Development Organizations and National Aerospace Laboratories, contributing to cutting-edge research and innovation. They can also explore careers as Technology Specialists, Research and Development Associates, and even in specialized fields like Space Warfare. The program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in various challenging and exciting roles within the aerospace industry.


UPES School of Advanced Engineering offers exceptional placements for B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) graduates, providing them with promising career opportunities in the defense and aerospace sectors. The rigorous and comprehensive curriculum equips students with specialized knowledge and practical skills essential for this industry. With a strong emphasis on industry-relevant training, internships, and hands-on projects, students gain valuable exposure to cutting-edge technologies and real-world challenges. As a result, graduates are highly sought after by top-notch companies, both in the defense sector and other related industries. The impressive placement record of UPES ensures that students secure rewarding positions, fostering a bright and successful future for aspiring aerospace engineers in the realm of defense technology.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

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

Semester 6

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

Semester 7

Exploratory 53003
Flight Mechanics-II3104
Orbital Mechanics3003
Space Technology Lab0021
Major project-I0002
Industrial Internship0001
TOTAL   20

Semester 8

Exploratory 63003
Vibration & Aeroelasticity 3104
Aerospace Vehicle Design 3003
Major project-II0004
TOTAL   20


Interested students must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to pursue B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology): Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII. with 50% in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

UPES offers B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Defence Technology) and selects students based on their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET.

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