IIT Madras Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
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 < 
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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Yes, it is always advisable to change the field which you like more so that you can enjoy your job always.
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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