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Engineering College in Bangalore

Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means "air", and ναυτική nautikē which means "navigation", i.e. "navigation of the air") is the science, technique or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight-capable machines. It also includes technology, business and other aspects related to aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere. Started in the year 2011, the department of Aeronautical Engineering has over the years adapted and improved with the fast pace of technology. Under the affiliation of Visveswaraya Technological University, the department runs academic program for the degree of Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) A sincere and hardworking student body and wholehearted support of the dedicated faculty have contributed in no small measure to the professional successes enjoyed by a good number of individuals who graduated from this department.

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The department has been continually changing and evolving to meet the needs of modern industry and to train its students to pursue their goals with concentrated determination that has led former students to the greatest heights in their endeavor no matter what responsibility they choose to assume. With rapid changes in the professional world, the department has also focused on the drawing of the information age and has established a university approved syllabus.

The Centre for Aeronautics has access to a wide range of industry-standard experimental facilities which have been extensively used for research and consultancy for various sectors. The laboratory facilities are established with the aim of supplying our students with every tool they need to succeed in the fast changing landscape of the modern professional arena. The key laboratories are Propulsion lab, Structures lab and Aerodynamics lab. The faculty members of the department actively carry out research in key areas. Thus the department ensures the students the versatility to adapt to the dynamic and fast moving world and its many industries.

All the reputed organizations are drawn to the College for campus recruitment. To achieve its goal, the Training & Placement Cell works towards recognizing the core competencies of students. It works through a close knit organization and has a structure which conveys information to the students at the fastest possible rate. The prestigious department is actively involved in hosting many additional training programs, workshops, guest lectures, technical talks ,seminars for students to provide a platform for the budding engineers to interact with professionals from various industries. The aero modeling club ‘UDAAN’ of the department encourages students to participate in both in-house and outside competitions to design, make and fly gliders, quad copters and next-gen aircrafts models.

The department has been interacting with aerospace industries such as National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Air India Limited, Air force Technical College (AFTC). The department has tied-up with industries to enhance skill development and to collaborate on research.



Under Graduate

B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering

Duration  : 4 Years
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The educational objectives of a program are the statements that describe the expected achievements of graduates within first few years of their graduation from the program. The program educational objectives of Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering can be broadly defined on four counts.

1. Employable
To enable students to excel in the field of Aeronautical Engineering and achieve the competency to enhance their employability for the industry, research and academic sectors.

2. Continuous Learning
To mould students to understand and comprehend problems of Aeronautical Engineering by applying basic principles & knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and also able to use modern engineering techniques, skills and tools to fulfill needs of the society.

3. Professionalism
To nurture students to be sensitive to ethical, societal and environmental issues while conducting their professional work in multi-cultural corporation and organisation.

4. Innovative
To enable students to bring innovation into solution of myriad problems through comprehension, design, analysis and development.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behavior. Graduation students of Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering program at Acharya Institute of Technology will attain the following program outcomes.

1. The Aeronautical Engineering program must demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence in the application of aircraft design and development, structural analysis of aircraft, propulsion of aircraft and rocket engines, experimental and computational aerodynamics, control systems of aerospace equipment, sophisticated and structural integrity of aircraft both small and large.

2. The program must demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence in the application of physics or chemistry to aircraft systems and structures and fluid interaction in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

3. The program must demonstrate that graduates can analyze, design, and implement Aerodynamics, Structures of aircrafts, control and communication Systems and/or propulsion systems, and maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircrafts in general.

4. The program must demonstrate that graduates can apply project management techniques to the varieties of projects and programs in aviation sector in the aircraft design and development, aircraft structure and its engine design and manufacturing.

5. The program must demonstrate that graduates can utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics or applied differential equations in support of aircraft structure and systems and its large and small engine programs and maintenance and repair of both engines and many components of engines.



Acharya Institutes, committed to the cause of value-based education in all disciplines, envisions itself as fountainhead of innovative human enterprise, with inspiration initiatives for academic excellence.”


“We are dedicated to serve and inspire students in the field of Aeronautical Engineering by imparting interactive technical and value based education that will assist our students to achieve the highest standards of intellectual and personal development and adapt to a diverse and ever changing society.”

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Acharya Institute of Technology.



Dr. Maharana S K
Professor & Head,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.


Member Secretary

Prof. Swetha S
Assistant Professor,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.



Prof. Mahantayya K H
Assistant Professor,
Department of Aeronautical Engineering.

    Fatigue and Fracture of Aircraft Components

    Research is carried out in the area of stress analyses of cracked bodies, fatigue (crack-initiation and small-crack behavior), fatigue-crack growth, and fracture of complex fuselage structure of an aircraft.

    Fluid Structure Interaction

    Research is on to understand the fluid structure interaction between solid object and a fluid flowing over it. Fluid and solid parts are solved for iteratively, one by one . Weak coupling (fluid and solid at a time) vs. strong coupling (sub time level interactions) is taken care of during the research.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    A research team works on the design, development and analysis of unmanned aerial vehicles (both fixed and flapping wing). The vehicles are tested for various applications such as search and rescue operation, agriculture, image analysis and education. Underwater vehicle is in the research plan in the department .

    Industrial Aerodynamics

    Team works in the application of fluid mechanics, numerical methods in the field of Aerodynamics where the wind effects on built environment , wind flow over bridges and roads, vehicles are studied both numerically and experimentally. Analysis of Turbulent Wind Effects on Low-rise Roof-mounted Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Multiple Arrangements.


    A research group works on the understanding the heat energy generation and its utilization for heating purpose. Research is on numerical analysis of heat transfer of water inside a pipe exposed to a parabolic trough solar thermal collectors. Solar energy research is on.

    Mr. Venugopal M M
    Research Area: Industrial Aerodynamics, Building Aerodynamics, Built Environment.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Ms. Swetha S
    Research Area: Thermal Energy, Solar Energy, Alternate Fuels.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

Course Catalog

Aeronautical Engineering (B.E.)

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics - I.
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Elements of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics.
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering.
  • Workshop Practice.
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory.
  • Constitution of India & Professional Ethics.

Semester 2

  • Engineering Mathematics - II.
  • Engineering Chemistry.
  • Computer Concepts & C Programming.
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Computer Programming Laboratory.
  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Environmental Studies.

Semester 3

  • Engineering Mathematics - III
  • Material Science & Metallurgy / Mechanical Measurement & Metrology.
  • Basic Thermodynamics.
  • Mechanics of Materials.
  • Manufacturing Processes.
  • Computer Aided Machine Drawing / Fluid Mechanics.
  • Metallography & Material Testing /
         Mechanical Measurement & Metrology Laboratory.
  • Foundry & Forging Laboratory / Machine shop.

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mathematics - IV
  • Material Science & Metallurgy / Mechanical Measurement & Metrology.
  • Applied Thermodynamics.
  • Kinematics of Machines.
  • Elements of Aeronautics.
  • Computer Aided Machine drawing / Fluid Mechanics.
  • Metallography & Material Testing /
         Mechanical Measurement & Metrology Laboratory.
  • Foundry & Forging Laboratory / Machine shop.

Semester 5

  • Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Introduction to Composite Materials.
  • Dynamics of Machines.
  • Aerodynamics – I.
  • Aircraft Propulsion.
  • Aircraft Structures – I.
  • Aerodynamics Laboratory.
  • Energy Conversion Laboratory.

Semester 6

  • Applied Gas Dynamics.
  • Aircraft Performance.
  • Aerodynamics – II.
  • Finite Element Analysis.
  • Theory of Vibrations.
  • Elective I (Group-A).
  • Structures Laboratory.
  • Propulsion Laboratory.

Semester 7

  • Control Engineering.
  • Aircraft Structures - II.
  • Aircraft Stability & Control.
  • Gas Turbine / Technology.
  • Elective II (Group-B).
  • Elective III(Group-C).
  • Design, Modeling and Analysis Laboratory.
  • Simulation Laboratory.

Semester 8

  • Flight Vehicle Design.
  • Avionics.
  • Elective IV(Group-D)
  • Elective V(Group-E)
  • Project Work
  • Seminar


Group A

  • Numerical Methods.
  • Aircraft Materials.
  • Combustion.
  • Reliability Engineering.
  • Industrial Management.
  • Rockets and Missiles.

Group B

  • Optimisation Techniques.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul.
  • Statistical Quality Control.
  • Theory of plates and shells.
  • Nondestructive Testing.
  • Mechatronics and Microprocessor.
  • Total Quality Management.

Group C

  • Experimental Stress analysis.
  • Helicopter Dynamics.
  • Space Mechanics & Launch Vehicles.
  • Smart Materials.
  • Agile Manufacturing.
  • Robotics.
  • Industrial & Experimental Aerodynamics.
  • Micro & Smart Systems Technology.

Group D

  • Flight Testing.
  • Fracture Mechanics.
  • Theory of Aeroelasticity.
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering.
  • Boundary Layer Theory.
  • Operation Research.
  • Aerospace Quality Assurance.

Group E

  • Aircraft Safety Rules & Regulations.
  • Guidance and Navigation.
  • Management Information Systems.
  • Project Management.
  • Product Design and Manufacturing.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Aircraft Systems and Instrumentation.

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