Like any other branches of engineering aeronautical engineering is one of the challenging fields. This field deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defence systems. It specialises in the designing, construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecrafts and their components as well as satellites and missiles.
There has been increasing demand in this field of engineering. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to his or her work. Engineers may work in areas like design, development, maintenance as well as in the managerial and teaching posts in institutes. They find a very good demand in airlines, aircraft manufacturing units, air turbine production plants or design development programmes for the aviation industry.
Many engineering colleges offer BE or B Tech in Aeronautical engineering and student may opt it after they pass senior secondary class. The basic eligibility criteria for a BE / B.Tech is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and must have a fairly high percentage of marks. Jobs are available with the national, international, public and private Airline Services as well as aircraft-manufacturing units.
06/06/15 Ranjan K Baruah/The Sangai Express