IIT Madras Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
3.1.1 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C  Cat. 
MA1010 
CALCULUS I – FUNCTIONS OF ONE VARIABLE  3  0  0  3  SMA 
PH1010 
PHYSICS I  3  0  0  3  SPH 
ID1100 
CONCEPTS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN  2  0  0  2  BET 
ME1100 
THERMODYNAMICS  3  0  0  3  BET 
AS1010 
INDRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGG  2  0  0  2  PMT 
WS1010 
WORKSHOP I  0  0  6  4  BES 
PH1030 
PHYSICS LAB. I  0  0  3  2  SPH 
CY1002 
CHEMISTRY LAB I  1  0  3  3  SCY 
TOTAL 
15  0  12  22 
SEMESTER II 
No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C  Cat. 
MA1020 
CALCULUS II – FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES  3  0  0  3  SMA 
PH1020 
PHYSICS II  3  0  0  3  SPH 
CS1100 
COMPUTATIONAL ENGG.  3  0  0  3  BET 
AM1100 
ENGINEERING MECHANICS  3  1  0  4  BET 
ME1120 
ENGG. DRAWING  1  0  3  3  BES 
WS1020 
WORKSHOP II  0  0  3  2  BES 
PH1040 
PHYSICS LAB. II  0  0  3  2  SPH 
CY1001 
CHEMISTRY: STRUCTURE, BONDING & REACTIVITY  4  0  0  4  SCY 
TOTAL 
17  1  9  24 
No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C  Cat. 
ID1200  ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT  2  0  0  2  BET 
BT1010  LIFE SCIENCES  2  0  0  2  SLS 
HS  Humanities Elective I  3  0  0  3  HSS 
MA2010 / MA2020  COMPLEX VARIABLES AND TRANSFORM TECHNIQUES /
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 
3  0  0  3  SMA 
EE1100  BASIC ELEC. ENGG.  3  0  0  3  BET 
AS1020  FLUID MECHANICS  3  1  0  4  PMT 
AS2010  BASIC STRENGTH OF MATERIALS  3  1  0  4  PMT 
AS2100  INTRO. TO AERO LAB  0  0  6  4  PML 
TOTAL 
19  2  6  25 
SEMESTER IV

No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C  Cat. 
Minor Elective II (Core)  3  0  0  3  MNS  
AS2040  FLIGHT DYNAMICS I  3  1  0  4  PMT 
AS2060  EXPERIMENTAL
AERODYNAMICS 
3  0  0  3  PMT 
AS3270  PROPULSION  4  0  0  4  PMT 
MA  MATHS ELECTIVE  3  0  0  3  SMA 
AS3020  AEROSPACE STRUCTURES  3  1  0  4  PMT 
AS2520  PROPULSION LAB  0  0  3  2  PML 
AS3510  AERO LAB 1  0  0  3  2  PML 
TOTAL 
19  2  6  25 
SEMESTER VI
No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C  Cat. 
Minor Elective II (Core)  3  0  0  3  MNS  
Elective I  3  0  0  3  PMT  
Elective II  3  0  0  3  PMT  
Elective III  3  0  0  3  PMT  
AS3010 
INTRODUCTION TO SPACE TECHNOLOGY  4  0  0  4  PMT 
AS3050 
FLIGHT DYNAMICS II  3  0  0  3  PMT 
AS5210 
AERODYNAMIC DESIGN (Self Study)  1  0  5  4  PSS 
AS3520 
AERO LAB II  0  0  3  2  PML 
AS4020 
INDUSTRIAL LECTURE (P/F) 
0  0  0  1  PIL 
TOTAL 
20  0  8  26  
AS3500 
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (Summer) 
– 
– 
– 
2  PIT 
No. 
Title 
L 
T  P 
C 
Cat. 
HS  Professional Ethics (P/F)/ 
2 
0  0 
2/ 
HPF/ 
HS Elective III 
3 
0  0 
3 
HSS 

Minor Elective III 
3 
0  0 
3 
MNS 

Free Elective I 
3 
0  0 
3 
* 

Elective IV 
3 
0  0 
3 
PMT 

Elective V 
3 
0  0 
3 
PMT 

Elective VI 
3 
0  0 
3 
PMT 

AS4590 
PROJECT I 
– 
– 
– 
0 
PMP 
TOTAL 
16/17 
0  0 
17/18 
SEMESTER VIII

Total:22+24+25+24+25+26+2+18+14=180
Notes:
 Maths Electives should include MA 2010 Complex Variables and Transform Techniques, MA2020 Special Functions and Partial Differential Equations and one other Maths course chosen in consultation with Faculty Advisor.
 Electives I to VI from Aero Elective List or other equivalents from other departments with the consent of the Faculty Adviser.
 If required by the student area of B.Tech project, a maximum of 2 electives relevant to the project area may be taken for PMT credit eventhough they are not in Aero electives or equivalent thereof.
 Students may choose to take up to two of elective I through VI on P/F basis.
 Grade for projects assigned in VIII semester. Project is optional. It will be decided based only on the discussion between the student and the faculty guide and upon their mutual concurrence. There will be no CGPA cutoff for project. Those who do not do project shall substitute it with 3 PMT electives including maximum of two from any other Engineering/Physics/Chemistry departments.
 Free Electives I & II category will be indicated in the grade card according to the course chosen by the student from own department or from other departments such as MA, HS & PH.
Elective List

No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C 
AS 5850 
Finite Element Analysis  3  0  0  3 
AS 5860 
Composite Structures  3  0  0  3 
AS 5870 
Energy Methods in Structural Analysis  3  0  0  3 
AS 5880 
Mechanics of Damage Tolerance  3  0  0  3 
AS 5890 
Mechatronics Design  3  0  0  3 
AS 5900 
Elasticity  3  0  0  3 
AS 5910 
Aeroelasticity  3  0  0  3 
AS 5920 
Dynamics of Elastic Systems  3  0  0  3 
AS 5930 
Elastic Stability  3  0  0  3 
AS 5940 
NonLinear Behaviour of Plates and Shells 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5950 
Continuum Mechanics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5960 
Advanced Strength of Materials  3  0  0  3 
AS 5970 
Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5980 
Contact Mechanics and Tribology  3  0  0  3 
AS 6010 
Hypersonic Flow Theory  3  0  0  3 
AS 6015 
Aerodynamics of Missiles and Launch Vehicles 
3  0  0  3 
AS 6020 
Introduction to Turbulent Flows & their Predictions  3  0  0  3 
AS 6030 
Experimental Methods in Aero / Gas Dynamics 
3  0  0  3 
AS 6040 
Turbulent Flows and their Computation  3  0  0  3 
AS 6310 
System Simulation and Process Optimization 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5300 
Physical Gas Dynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5310 
Object Oriented Prog. for Science & Engineers 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5320 
Boundary Layer Theory  3  0  0  3 
AS 5330 
Computational Aerodynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5340 
Advanced Flight Mechanics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5350 
T ransonic Aerodynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5360 
Advanced Aerodynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5370 
Helicopter Aerodynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5380 
Flight Testing and Performance Reduction 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5390 
Numerical Methods in Gas Dynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5400 
Theory & Computation of Vortex Dominated Flows  3  0  0  3 
AS 5410 
Grid Generation  3  0  0  3 
AS 5420 
Introduction to CFD  3  0  0  3 
AS 5430 
Stability of Shear Flows  3  0  0  3 
AS5440 
Hydrodynamic Stability, transition and Flow control  3  0  0  3 
No. 
Title 
L  T  P  C 
AS5470 
Unsteady Aerodynamics of Moving Bodies 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5550 
Aerospace Systems Control and Estimation 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5560 
Dynamical Systems Stability and Bifurcations 

AS 5610 
Rocket Propulsion  3  0  0  3 
AS 5620 
Theory and Design of Gas T urbines  3  0  0  3 
AS 5630 
Performance of Gas T urbines  3  0  0  3 
AS 5640 
Combustion, Explosion and Detonation 
3  1  0  3 
AS 5650 
Multiphase Flow  3  0  0  3 
AS 5660 
Hypersonic Air breathing Propulsion  3  0  0  3 
AS 5670 
Transport Processes in Reacting Flows 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5680 
High Temperature Gas Dynamics  3  0  0  3 
AS 5690 
Radiation Heat Transfer  3  0  0  3 
AS 5810 
Theories of Modern Plate Structures  3  0  0  3 
AS 5820 
Analysis of Plates and Shells  3  0  0  3 
AS 5830 
Approximate Methods in Structural Analysis 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5840 
Thermal Stress Analysis  3  0  0  3 
AS 5850 
Finite Element Analysis  3  0  0  3 
AS 5860 
Composite Structures  3  0  0  3 
AS 5870 
Energy Methods in Structural Analysis 
3  0  0  3 
AS 5880 
Mechanics of Damage Tolerance  3  0  0  3 
AS 5890 
Mechatronics Design  3  0  0  3 
AS 5900 
Elasticity  3  0  0  3 
AS 5910 
Aeroelasticity  3  0  0  3 
AS 5920 
Dynamics of Elastic Systems  3  0
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sir i am doing diplamo in mechanical engineeing after any opportunity to join for b.tech in aerospace engineering becausei will interest in that feild so reply me sir
Dear Raj,
Sure you can pursue Aerospace Engineering from a reputed college but you have to clear the entrance exam.
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sir it is possible to change that feild sir mech to aerospace engineering so tell me ur oppinion sir. pls reply me ur favorable ideas sir pls
Yes, it is always advisable to change the field which you like more so that you can enjoy your job always.
sir
i am pursuing my btech degree in NIT in Electronics and communication engineering.can i pursue my mtech degree in aerospace engineering??
Sir I am studying computer science I sksjt in Bangalore… iam interested in aeronautical engineering so can I do my mtech in aeronautics
Hello sir,I am currently pursuing aerospace engineering in a reputed university.I feel that their syllabus doesn’t meet the requirements for aerospace degree.they rely more on aeronautics.in what way can I make myself equipped with ample knowledge?can u refer me few books r journals?….please give me ur answer and suggestions….
Sir I am studying computer science I sksjt in Bangalore… iam interested in aeronautical engineering so can I do my mtech in aeronautics