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B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering - SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Program details

The B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) program at UPES is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of space technology. The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, including Space Science & Space Environment, Rocket Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, and Aerospace Vehicle Design. These fundamental principles form the basis for understanding and designing space vehicles that facilitate space flight and exploration.

The program keeps up with the recent advancements in the space industry, such as the emergence of reusable launch vehicles and the increasing commercial opportunities. This ensures that students are well-prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities that arise in the dynamic field of space technology. Additionally, the curriculum emphasizes the importance of space technology in disaster warning and prevention, highlighting its impact on saving lives. Hands-on learning plays a vital role in the program, with students engaging in labs, simulations, and industry collaborations. This practical experience enables them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, making them industry-ready upon graduation. Furthermore, internships with renowned space organizations offer valuable exposure to the industry, enhancing their skills and competencies.

UPES maintains strong academic and industry alliances, giving students access to global opportunities and the latest advancements in space technology. The esteemed faculty, composed of experts with vast experience in the field, provide guidance and mentorship to students, helping them reach their full potential. By igniting India's space ambitions, the program aims to contribute to indigenous satellite launches, cost-effective missions, and innovative applications, strengthening India's position in the global space arena. With a focus on research, innovation, and hands-on learning, graduates of this program are prepared to become the next generation of space pioneers, driving the future of space exploration and technology.

Program Highlights

  • The B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering offers a focused and comprehensive curriculum, equipping students with the essential knowledge and skills in space technology and exploration.
  • Students gain practical insights and exposure through industry-driven projects, internships, and workshops, fostering a strong connection between academia and the aerospace sector.
  • The B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) program provides students with access to cutting-edge research facilities, encouraging them to engage in innovative research projects and contribute to advancements in space technology.
  • Renowned faculty members with expertise in aerospace and space technology guide students, ensuring a high-quality learning experience and mentorship.
  • Through state-of-the-art laboratories and simulation tools, students receive hands-on training in spacecraft design, propulsion systems, and satellite technology.
  • UPES has a strong industry network and career services team that assists students in securing internships, placements, and research opportunities with leading aerospace organizations, providing a head start in their professional journey.

The future scope of B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) is highly promising and constantly expanding. The space industry is witnessing significant trends, including increased commercialization, satellite mega-constellations, asteroid mining, and lunar colonization. The development of reusable rockets has made space access more affordable and frequent, while space tourism is becoming a reality. Sustainability practices are gaining importance to minimize environmental impact and space debris. Research and development in propulsion systems, space habitats, life support systems, and advanced robotics are driving innovation for future space missions. With diverse opportunities and challenges, the field of space technology will continue to push the boundaries of human exploration and understanding of the cosmos. B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering graduates can look forward to exciting career prospects in this ever-evolving industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) from UPES School of Advanced Engineering can explore a wide array of promising career opportunities. They can venture into the exciting field of space exploration as Space Mission Design Engineers or delve into cutting-edge propulsion technologies as Propulsion Engineers. Additionally, they may pursue roles as Aircraft Design & Analysis Engineers or Aircraft Production Engineers, contributing to the development and advancement of aviation technologies. Other possibilities include becoming Aerospace Modelling & Simulation Engineers, Air Defense Systems Engineers, or joining esteemed research organizations like Defense Research and Development Organizations and National Aerospace Laboratories as Scientists. Graduates can also opt for roles as Technology Specialists, Research and Development Associates, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, or even embark on entrepreneurial ventures in the aerospace sector. The possibilities are vast, offering a fulfilling and challenging career path for Aerospace Engineering graduates.

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 minimum eligibility criteria for B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) as outlined below: 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 who wish to pursue B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) at UPES depend on their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT/ CUET.

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