Aerospace FAQs

Is Aerospace Engineering my true calling?

  • Ever wondered how things fly?
  • Want to design something of your own that flies?
  • Intricate machinery of aeroplanes, helicopters, space vehicles etc. gets you all excited?
  • Does computer simulation fascinate you?
  • You love to dismantle or assemble things?
  • Have always felt proud about achievements of Indian Air and Space programs and want to be a part of it?
  • Want to spend rest of your life doing coolest research?

If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, a degree in Aerospace Engineering could be just right for you!

What skills do I acquire?

Rigorous allround training in Aerospace Engineering degree from IIT Kanpur prepares you to be able to demonstrate a variety of transferable skills that apply to a range of situations related to aerospace as well as allied disciplines.  This is achieved through a wide range of classroom lectures, laboratory work with state-of-the-art equipments, real flight testing experience in our own flight laboratory and participation in cutting edge research. 

What is scope of Aerospace engineering?

Aerospace engineering is a high-technology discipline more than 110 years old. Yet, much remains to be done to broaden its scope and application to develop next generation Hypersonic Aircrafts, fast whisper-quite Helicopters, reusable Spacecrafts and Launch Vehicles etc. As a result aerospace engineering is an ever evolving discipline full of exciting opportunities and challenges to keep one excited and engaged in its pursuit for ever. With several private players entering the Aerospace industry in India, the opportunities for an Aerospace engineer are only getting better and better.

Why IIT Kanpur?

  • IIT Kanpur ranked in top 3 aerospace school in India on a consistent basis: IIT Kanpur has been consistently ranked among the top 3 Engineering Colleges in India for past several years and captured the First position in India Today ranking for 2012. Aero @ IITK boasts of some unique facilities such as flight test laboratory, helicopter laboratory, national wind tunnel facility etc. which is not available anywhere else in India.
  • IITK offers world class teaching and research facilities: The faculty and students of the department are engaged in cutting edge research and excellent infrastructural facilities available at the institute allows them to delve in to pushing the boundaries of the state-of-the-art of technology. At Aerospace engineering department at IIT Kanpur, students are encouraged to meet and interact with eminent researchers from across the globe through participation in international conferences, workshops and competitions to introduce them to novel ideas related to their field of interest. The academic and research labs (both experimental as well as computational) are very well equipped and are of highest standard allowing students the creative freedom to pursue the research of their choice.
  • Awesome campus life: A vibrant campus life provides best recreational opportunities, with IITK being home to one of the best sports facilities in the country with a full-sized swimming pool, modern courts for squash, badminton, tennis, table-tennis, basketball and volleyball, as well as, lush green fields for athletics, football, hockey and cricket. Culturally, the Institute supports many active clubs that include fine arts, music, literature, dramatics, photography, astronomy, trekking, powered gliding (having our own private air-strip helps), robotics, aeromodelling, programming, and electronics.

What opportunities do I have post graduation?

Graduates from the department typically have the following options

  • Campus placement (India and abroad)
  • Higher studies (India and abroad)
  • Self employment (entrepreneurship and incubation opportunities within campus)

Campus attracts various reputed national (both public and pvt.) and multinational companies who  love to hire our graduates. Department boasts of a long list of Alumni holding various prestigious positions in academia and industry.

Do I get a job with high salary after a degree from IITK Aerospace?

This is most common question that bothers young minds. In general most students performing academically well end up with very well paying jobs. But this should be the least of your concern. If you choose to be sincere and perform to your true capability, nobody can stop you from achieving whatever goals you set your eyes on.