Aeronautical Engineering is the science involved with the study, design, and manufacture of flight-capable machines, or the techniques of operating aircraft. Aerospace engineers are responsible for the research, design and production of aircraft, spacecraft, aerospace equipment, satellites and missiles. They also develop new technologies in commercial aviation, defense systems, and space exploration. This course also enables students to attain knowledge of advanced technology used in aircrafts travelling in outer space.
Aeronautical engineering has become a remunerative and prestigious career option. The average startup pay in this field ranges from 3.5 lakhs per annum. For a highly skilled and experienced aeronautical engineer may even be offered a package of Rs 80,000 to 1.25 lakh per month. Generally, salary and perks are better in the private sector than the government sector. The approximate starting salaries in the government/public sectors, such as HAL and NAL, are Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. Those working in research organisations, like ISRO and DRDO, are paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 35,000 to Rs 45,000.
Engineering graduates with management degrees are absorbed at starting salaries of Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per month plus perks.