Department of
Aeronautical Engineering

B.Tech. – Aeronautical Engineering (Accredited by NBA Tier – 1 category)

Centre for Design & Prototyping

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Programmes Offered


UG

B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering *

PG

M.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(Industry Collaboration with UCAL Aerospace)

Ph.D.

Aeronautical Engineering
Full Time / Part Time
• Unmanned Systems
• Propulsion & Energy
• Aircraft Structural Dynamics
• Aerodynamics & Computational Engg.

All programmes are approved by AICTE
* India`s First NBA (Washington Accord) Accredited B.Tech – Aeronautical Engineering programme under Tier – 1 category.

Innovation in Education

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Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structures, Flight Mechanics and Control are the core courses pertaining to major domains of Aeronautical Engineering. The fundamentals and advanced topics were integrated with practical knowledge by adopting project / product based learning through CDIO approach.

Conventional laboratories are upgraded to over unique skill based courses on UAV design, Wind Turbine, Autopilot Design, Structural Health Monitoring and Aerial Photography to introduce real time advancements in Aerospace society.

The curriculum allows students to earn credits through publishing quality scientific articles, online courses, industry / abroad faculty crash courses on recent advancements and industry training.

Centre for Design & Prototyping: Comparing the multi-copter parts by using 3D printing manufacturing facility to integrate rapid prototyping at design level problems.

Department Highlights

  • Established National Eminence Facility on “Gas Turbine Engine Bearing Test Facility” funded by GTRE,DRDO.
  • Ongoing projects on Autonomous Drones via Indo-Korea Joint R & D, Customized UAV development for drone Industries and consultancy projects on energy sector enables real time experience to the students.
  • Collaborative R & D with HAL, GTRE and GE paved the way to faculty and students to accumulate real-time technology development in Aviation, Defence and Space Technology.
  • Established Flight Lab for dedicated UAV design, prototyping and testing facility which enables the students to experience dynamic technological environment.

Low speed wind tunnel facility

Students are testing the electric propulsion system to estimate performance of propeller for various flight velocities.

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Students Achievements

Students developed Hybrid UAV for surveillance and participated along with leading UAV Industries, IITs and NITs in Drone Olympics – Aero India 2019, Ministry of Defence.

The vehicle secured 2nd Position and appreciated by Hon. Defence Minister.

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Student Forums

Vel Tech chapter is a student-run forum (supported by MIT, USA) to disseminate Autonomous technology and space technology among students. The activities include internship colloquiums, Research talks, company visits, Technical events, and project contest.


Aviator Club - organized by the Flight Lab to train the students to design, manufacturing and testing of UAVs, it also facilitates to explore National and International flagship events like Aero India – Drone Olympus and SAE Aero India.

PEOs & POs
Program Educational Objectives
  • Pursue higher education, research and development in aeronautical and allied domain
  • Practice aeronautical engineering / chosen profession in industries and organizations
  • Solve real world complex problems with social, ethical and business awareness.
Program Outcomes

The Program provides opportunities for the Students to achieve the following Outcomes

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)
  • Engineering knowledge & Complex Problem analysis:
    Apply mathematical and numerical skills to interpret and solve problems for Aircraft Design and for applying core knowledge in aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, dynamics and control to formulate and solve problems in engineering, including the use of current experimental and data analysis techniques.
  • Design & Development of Solutions:
    Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice.
Research Laboratories
  • Center for Computational Fluid Flow Modellling (C2F2M)
  • High Speed Bearing Test Facility
  • Rocket Motor Testing and Gas Turbine Research Lab
  • Flight Mechanics and Control Lab
Research Areas
  • Unmanned systems
  • Flight Test and Autopilot Design
  • High-Speed Jet Propulsion
  • Light Weight Composites & Material Characterization
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Advanced Propulsion Systems & Electric Propulsion

International and Industry Collaboration

Students have the provision to select industry / international track for their capstone project work. Students will get opportunity to work in Industry / international organization for year long capstone project.


Student Testimonial

Thaiba Nazreen, 2019
Valued Epistemics

The great experience with faculty members. Knowledge gained from the courses, practical knowledge from projects shaped my personality and provided the platform for my carrer.

Ashish Rohilla, 2019
Lieutenant Indian Navy

I received Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarship for my UG programme. My college life was more than a learning experience for me, it imbibed in Traits which lead me in a way beyond my expectations. I could not only score 9.2 CGPA, also serve as Lieutenant at Indian Navy.

Thaiba Nazreen, 2019
Valued Epistemics

The great experience with faculty members. Knowledge gained from the courses, practical knowledge from projects shaped my personality and provided the platform for my carrer.

Ashish Rohilla, 2019
Lieutenant Indian Navy

I received Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarship for my UG programme. My college life was more than a learning experience for me, it imbibed in Traits which lead me in a way beyond my expectations. I could not only score 9.2 CGPA, also serve as Lieutenant at Indian Navy.