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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

July 11, 2018

The Sheer Number Of Engineering Majors On Offer Can Have Anyone At The Crossroads.

Psychology states that dilemma is a situation in which a difficult choice is to be made
between two or more alternatives, especially the ones equally desirable or
undesirable. And the dilemma is something most prospective international
students go through over the choice of Major subjects. And if you are an
Engineering student then the dilemma becomes manifold. 

The sheer number of engineering majors on offer can have anyone at the crossroads.
Which subject to opt for? Do I have the right skills and aptitude for the
subject? I am sure these are some of the most frequently asked questions from
the student folk. But fret not, as long as we are here this myth is there to be
decoded. So without further adieu lets talk about Engineering Majors. Our topic
for today is AEROSPACE ENGINEERING.

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

It
is a specialized branch of engineering concerning the design and working of an
aircraft or spacecraft. As an Aerospace Engineering student, you will be
dealing with the design and development of aircraft as well as spacecraft. The
course curriculum covers the aspects of two other branch of engineering:
aeronautical and astronautical engineering. If you are a space enthusiast, then
believe me this is the course meant for you.

The
course also focuses on new technologies in aviation, defense systems and of
course space exploration.

SCOPE

a.
With the world veering towards cost-effective satellites and
space shuttles, it’ll need trained experts to design them.

b.
With private players like SpaceX entering the industry,
opportunities look better than ever.

c.
The demand of aerospace engineers is set to increase manifold
as the world moves towards commercialization of space shuttles and rockets.

DUTIES OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERS

Aerospace engineers typically do the following:

  • Direct and coordinate the design,
    manufacture, and testing of aircraft and aerospace products
  • Assess proposals for projects to
    determine if they are technically and financially feasible
  • Determine if proposed projects
    will result in safe operations that meet the defined goals
  • Evaluate designs to see that the
    products meet engineering principles, customer requirements, and
    environmental regulations
  • Develop acceptance criteria for
    design methods, quality standards, sustainment after delivery, and
    completion dates
  • Ensure that projects meet quality
    standards
  • Inspect malfunctioning or damaged
    products to identify sources of problems and possible solutions

TOP COLLEGES IN INDIA

       Name   (QS World University Rank 2018)                                       

1.
IIT Bombay
(179)

2.
IIST
Thiruvananthapuram (Not Ranked)

3.
IIT Madras
(264)

4.
IIT
Kanpur  (293)                            

5.
IIT Kharagpur
(308)

TOP AEROSPACE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ABROAD

     Name (QS World
University Rank 2018)                                        

1.
Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (1)

2.
Stanford
University (2)

3.
California
Institute of Technology (4)

4.
The
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor College of Engineering (21)

5.
University of
Texas- Austin (67)

I hope I was
able to give you an idea about Aerospace Engineering, which has got immense
potential and it remains one of the most popular branches of engineering. In
the next article, we shall cover another engineering discipline. Stay tuned.

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