B.Sc. in Avionics is a 3- year long full- time course divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. Avionics is concerned with flying aeroplanes, aviation deals with the design, development, production, operation and maintenance of heavier-than-air aircrafts.
The discipline is categorised into 3 classes- Military, General and Commercial aviation. The general and commercial aviation are only made use of for the civilian population.
Upon successful completion of the course is over, graduates are awarded with a B.Sc. degree along with a flying license. Along with flying, students are given theoretical training in Air Regulations, Navigation, Meteorology, Avionics and Aircraft & Engines.
The final semester also includes project work on topics such as Crew Resources Management, Flight Safety, Aviation Medicine, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Security and Human Factor. It offers advanced insight to students regarding aircraft and helicopters, their engines, parameters, and limitations.
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 36,000 and 4 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 12 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 36,000 to 4 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 12 lacs|
The course is designed to train students in maintaining and certifying flight- worthiness of flight instruments. It focuses on developing talented Avionics Stream Personnel trained in new aviation technologies and related business management skills. The curriculum for the programme is structured as per the requirements of the aviation industry. The field of activity of qualified personnel involves maintenance of various flying instruments in the realm of Avionics. Students are taught existing technology as well as advanced Multi-Functional Display Systems.
For applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have completed HSC or equivalent qualification recognized by the government with a minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for Reserved Categories), with English, Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.
Reputed institutes follow a merit- based admission process. They evaluate candidates’ merit and performance through entrance tests, subsequent rounds of interview, and/ or performance in the Board exam.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Pravara aviation institute||Mumbai||INR 3,90,000|
|University of Mumbai||Mumbai||INR 1,23,000|
|NIMS university||Jaipur||INR 70,000|
|Mangalayatan university||Aligarh||INR 1,00,000|
|Vels university||Chennai||INR 36,967|
A semester - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Civil aviation legislation|
|Electrical and electronical fundamentals|
|Engineering drawing and communication skill|
|Maintenance practices and hardware|
|Theory of flight, hydraulics, and pneumatics|
|Basic digital techniques and basic aircraft instruments|
|Basics of aircraft electricity and basic electronics|
|Aeronautical avionics practical 1|
|Aeronautical avionics practical 2|
|Aircraft electrical system|
|Aircraft instrument system|
|Aircraft radio communication|
|Airframe and systems|
|Aircraft electrical and electronics|
|Theory of flight|
|Fire protection system|
|Aircraft fuel system|
|Engine ignition system|
|Digital electronics and computers|
|Aircraft electricity snag analysis|
|Digital electronics snag analysis|
The Aviation Industry is poised for substantial growth in India, given that the country has already witnessed the Open Skies Policy which led to significant increase in Air Services which in turn required parallel growth in infrastructure.
As aerospace science involves design and manufacturing of very sophisticated machines and systems, the job requires qualities such as concentration, aptitude, mathematical skills and precision. Such professionals usually work in teams under the direct supervision of seniors. These professionals need to be fit and have patience and dedication to their work. The main of work involved in the field is related to the design and development of Space crafts, Aircrafts and Satellites.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Pilot||Pilots are responsible for safely flying an airliner, but a pilot does much more than just flying. A typical day may start with the pilot using computer skills to check weather and flight plans. The plane must be pre-lighted and all aircraft logs reviewed. When ready, the pilot will oversee the push-back and then taxi to the runaway. While flying, in addition to monitoring aircraft systems, the pilot must communicate with the FAA and the company. Pilots may work long hours and strange shifts, often being away from home for several days.||INR 12,00,000|
|Air hostess||Air Hostesses are responsible for thousands of people’s lives each week. Their responsibilities run from demonstrating safety procedures to serving meals and drinks. Some even help nervous passengers relax, such as when turbulence is high.||INR 2,00,000|
|Ticketing manager||Ticketing Managers are responsible for overseeing the operations of the Box Office Manager and all the staff concerned with ticketing. They are responsible to the venue owner and operator and may work for a theatrical organization, concert hall, sporting arena, or small live event spaces.||INR 10,00,000|
|Customer care official||Customer Care Officials are responsible for attracting potential customers by answering product and service questions, suggesting information about other products and services. They open customer accounts by recording account information, and maintains customer records by updating account information.||INR 2,22,000|
|Aircraft maintenance officer||Aircraft Maintenance Officers are responsible for ensuring that everything is in perfect working order. More than just directing essential maintenance operations, they implement crucial aircraft inspections, deliver combat support and perform airdrops all around the world.||INR 7,00,000|