Aeronautical Engineering

About the Department

  • Established in the year 2009, conducts the programme on B.E. Aeronautical Engineering with a vision to attain excellence and global reputation in Aeronautical Engineering education and research.
  • Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth.
  • In this course deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defense systems.
  • Specialized in the designing, construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft’s and their components as well as satellites and missiles.
  • The course curriculum of aeronautical engineering is made up of maintenance as well as design aspect of the present day aviation and aerospace engineering.
  •  Prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, hands-on skills to enter career in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of aeronautical/aerospace systems.
  • Publication in IEEE/ Scopus indexed Journals
  • Placement in core companies (Harita Techserv Ltd, Barola Technologies))

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - Aeronautical Engineering- 4 years

Vision & Mission


  • To attain excellence and global reputation in Aeronautical Engineering education and research.


  • The department is committed to provide quality education in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Students to build their career and do quality research and thus contribute to the development of the Engineering and Aviation sectors.
  • The department aims to prepare students for their higher studies and research to contribute to the advanced technological needs of Aeronautical engineering.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The students will demonstrate the abilities

  • To understand and apply the fundamental concepts of core Aeronautical Engineering subjects to meet the global industrial challenges.
  • To enhance the competence in using modern software tools for the design and analysis of complex mechanical systems in furtherance to employability and research activities.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of Aeronautical Engineering will be able to

    • PEO1: Expertise on advanced Aviation technologies to become competitive
    • PEO2: Develop attitude towards research and innovation to provide sustainable solutions for Interdisciplinary issues and societal problems
    • PEO3: Communicate and Manage resources effectively as Professional Team members and Entrepreneurs with ethical values

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • 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.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Professor and Head
2 Dr.V.Shanmugam Dean, School of Mechanical Sciences
3 Dr.P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE
4   Dr.P.Parthiban Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy-620015
5 Dr.K.Suresh Deputy Manager(stress group), Aircraft Research and Design Center, HAL, Bangalore-560037
6 Mrs.T.Mythili Assistant Professor
7 Mr.K.Balakrishnan Assistant Professor
8 Mr.M.Rajadurai Assistant Professor
9 Mr.S.Vinodh Assistant Professor
10 Mr.P.Sivakumar Assistant Professor

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the members BoS Designation
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Professor & Head, Department of MAE, Mahendra Engineering College. Chairman
2 Dr.V.Arumugam Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT Campus, AUC. Chennai-44 University Nominee
3 Dr.P.Parthiban Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy-620015 Academic Expert
4 Dr.K.Suresh Deputy Manager(stress group), Aircraft Research and Design Center, HAL, Bangalore-560037 Industrial Expert
5 Dr.P.Saravanan Professor & Head, Department of MAE, Mahendra Engineering College. Academic Expert
6 Mrs.V.Kowsalya Final year Student, M.E. Aeronautical Engineering, Excel Engineering College  Alumni
7 Ms.M.Shanmugapriya Final year Student, Aeronautical Engineering, Mahendra Engineering College Member


Aerodynamics Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Wind tunnel
  • Various Airfoil
  • Water flow channel


  • Calculating various aerodynamic characteristics
  • Verifying the flow over an airfoils
  • Finding lift and drag force over an airfoils
  • Finding the pressure over an airfoils

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Vinayagam
  • Mr.M.Rajadurai

Propulsion Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Piston engine
  • Jet engine
  • Propeller test rig
  • Free jet and Wall jet


    Knows about the working and parts of an engines
  • Finding the propeller performance
  • Free jet and wall jet performance

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.S.Vinodh
  • Mr.P.Sivakumar

Aircraft structures Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Open and closed sections beams
  • Wagner beam
  • Constant strength beam
  • Photo- elastic
  • Bend test set up


  • Finding the bending stress of various materials
  • Finding shear centre of open and closed section beams
  • Finding flexibility matrix for cantilever beam

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Sivakumar
  • Mrs.T.Mythili

Aero engine Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Piston engine
  • Jet engine
  • NDT equipment
  • Various engine component


  • Knowing about the cleaning and visual inspection checks about engines
  • Identifying and troubleshooting techniques
  • NDT checks

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.K.Balakrishnan
  • Mr.P.Vinayagam

Airframe Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • TIG welding
  • MIG welding
  • Arc welding


  • Patch repair using TIG,MIG and arc welding
  • Riveting operation
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Patch working

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.P.Vinodh
  • Mrs.G.Mohanapriya

Aircraft System Laboratory

Major Equipment

  • Aircraft
  • Jacking apparatus
  • Leveling apparatus


  • Knowing about aircraft ground run
  • Aircraft jacking procedures importance
  • Aircraft leveling procedures and importance

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.K.Balakrishnan
  • Mrs.T.Mythili

Faculty & Staff

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Professor and Head
2 Mrs.T.Mythili Assistant Professor
3 Mr.K.Balakrishnan Assistant Professor
4 Mr.P.Vinayagam Assistant Professor
5 Mr.M.Rajadurai Assistant Professor
6 Mr.S.Vinodh Assistant Professor
7 Mr.P.Sivakumar Assistant Professor
8 Mrs.G.MohanaPriya Assistant Professor
9 Mr.G.Mohammed Khazzali Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani 23
2 Mrs.T.Mythili 05
3 Mr.K.Balakrishnan 05
4 Mr.P.Vinayagam 05
5 Mr.M.Rajadurai 09
6 Mr.S.Vinodh 05
7 Mr.P.Sivakumar 05
8 Mrs.G.MohanaPriya 05
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification
1 Mr.P.Michelraja BE


Credentials of the Department

  • One faculty member have completed Ph.D degree and 5 more faculty are pursuing Ph.D
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations 
  • Faculty members and students are got memberships in IE(I), ISTE and EWB. One faculty member won the best Teacher award from IE(I).
  • Two students won the best students award from ISTE and IE(I)
  •  All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills


  • BAROLA technologies – Chennai - Project research and product development focus

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 Harita-TVS CATIA Training 210


Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Date Name of the Events Resource Person Name & Organization
1 Guest Lecture IE(I) 26.02.2018 Application of Finite Element Analysis in Aerospace Industries Dr.K.Suresh
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
2 Seminar IE(I) 20.02.2018  Additive Manufacturing and its Application in Aerospace Engineering"  Dr.G.Rajyalakshmi,
Associate Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering,VIT,
3 Seminar IE(I) 10.01.2018 Aerospace Propulsion Dr. Dharmahinder Singh Chand,Professor & Head, Department of Aeronautical Engineering , Tagore Engineering College,
4 Guest Lecture IE(I) 09.01.2018 Combustion systems in Aircraft  Dr.S.Periyasamy
Assistant Professor,
Government college of Technology,
5 All India Two Day Seminar IE(I) 12.12.2017 & 13.12.2017 Smart Materials and their applications in  Aerospac, Mechanical and Civil Structure Dr.V.Ananthakrishnan, Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy
6 Guest Lecture IE(I) 08.12.2017 Theory of Vibration Dr.K.Jayaraman, Professor of Excellence from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
7 Air Force awareness program IE(I) 23.09.2017 Indian Air force Carrier Opportunities Wing Commander AMS Joseph, Directorate of personal, Indian Air Force.
8 Guest Lecture IE(I) 15.09.2017 Aircraft Structures II Dr.K.Jayaraman, Professor of Excellence from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
9 Seminar IE(I) 21.08.2017 Aerodynamic Characteristics of rarefied flow Mr.Praveen Kumar, Scietist ‘C’ Aeronauticl Development Agency , Bangalore
10 Symposium - 11.08.2017 QUAZZARZ’ 17 Shri.N.Balamuralikrishnan, Scientist ’H’ , GTRE, Bangalore
11 NIT/IIT Lecture series IE(I) 09.08.2017 Lean Manufacturing in TQM Dr.P.Parthiban, Professor, Department of Production, NIT –Trichy
12 MAILS - 02.08.2017 Aircraft Health Monitoring System Mr.Ramki,(2013 passed out), Director, Galexon Technologies Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore .
13 Seminar IE(I) 28.07.2017 Challenges in Composite Materials Dr.V.Ananthakrishnan, Professor, Department of Production Engineering, NIT-Trichy
14 Seminar IE(I) 24.07.2017 Steps towards success Dr.Prabu Manikandan, Managing Director, Banker’s Academy , Salem
15 Seminar IE(I) 18.07.2017 Developing Interview Skills Mr.Karthik, HR, LOGO, Chennai
16 Seminar IE(I) 14.07.2017 Learning aerodynamics through boundary layer wind tunnel Dr. S. Selvi Rajan, Chief Scientist & Head, Wind Engineering Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR Road, Taramani,
Chennai - 600 113
17 Workshop IE(I) 12.07.2017 Industrial oriented Training on Emerging Trends in Aeronautical Engineering Mr.Suresh Barola, Barola Technologies , Chennai
18 Guest Lecture IE(I) 10.03.2017 Aerodynamics and Systems Mr.C.Suresh, Assistt Professor, Hindustan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.
19 Technical Training IE(I) 07.03.2017 Propulsive system in Aircrafts Mr.V.G.Ganesan, Professor , SRM University.
20 MAILS - 03.03.2017 Design in Aerospace Industries Ms. R.Lavanya, Product Engineer, Faiveley Transport Rail technologies    India Ltd, Hosur.
21 Seminar IE(I) 01.03.2017 Computational Fluid Dynamics Dr.Premkumar, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
22 Technical training IE(I) 21.02.2017 Preparation  of Composite Materials Dr.V.Anadakrishna, Assistant Professor, Department of Production, NIT-Trichy.
23 Seminar IE(I) 10.01.2017 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Mr.Suresh Barola, Managing Director, Barola Technologies, Chennai
24 Workshop IE(I) 12.12.2016 Preparation of Research proposal and funding projects Dr.M.Kandhababu, Director , Center for IPR, Anna University, Chennai & Dr.P.Parthiban, Professor, NIT-Trichy
25 Guest Lecture IE(I) 22.09.2016 Aircraft Structures Dr.K.Jayaraman, Professor of Excellence from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
26 MAILS - 02.09.2016 “360” view of Aviation Industry Career Mr.Shamsudeen Kaleeljan, Heavy Mechanical Engine Designer, Accenture Service Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
27 Workshop IE(I) 31.08.2016 CAD Modeling Software Mr.T.Vijaypratha, Mr.K.G.Rajganesh,
Global CADD Technology, Salem.
28 Workshop IE(I) 12.08.2016 Glider Design Resource person Mr.Prince Kumar,
29 Symposium - 12.08.2016 ACRUX-16 Ms.POORNA, Pilot, Chennai and Madurai.
30 Guest Lecture IE(I) 22.07.2016 Trends in Total Quality Management Mr.Eregamani, Assistant General Manager, HeadTQM, Carborundum Pvt Ltd, Hosur
31 Seminar IE(I) 20.06.2016 World of Opportunities and future of Indian Aviation Mr.Murugan.K, Managing Director, Sharvan Aero space (P) Ltd, Chennai.
32 Seminar IE(I) 14.03.2016 Finite Element Analysis – Techniques and Application to Aircraft structural design Dr.K.Suresh, Manager (Stress Group), HAL, Bangalore
33 MILES - 26.02.2016 CFD modeling and simulation for Aeronautical Application Mr.Piramanath, Deputy Manager (R&D), ESAB India
34 Workshop IE(I) 03.02.2016 PC controlled and Gesture controlled Quad-Copter Mr.Karan Barola, Technical Head, Barola Aerosports , Chennai
35 FDP IQAC 31.10.2015 Highly Effective teaching and learning methodologis Dr.Kanada Babu, Director, IPR, Anna University, Guindy campus, Chennai.
36 Guest Lecture IE(I) 14.09.2015 Aircraft Structures-II Dr.K.Jayaraman, Professor of Excellence from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
37 Symposium - 04.09.2015 SAQQARA’15 Gp Captain. D.Gunasekaran, Indian Air Force.
38 MAILS - 28.08.2015 Conceptual Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Mr.Santhosh Kumar, Lead Engineer, Xcelnow Solutions, Bangalore
39 Workshop IE(I) 17.08.2015 Aero Modeling Mr.G.Ravikumar, Chief Instructor, Indian Air Force
40 Seminar IE(I) 22.05.2015 Life and Experience in Flying Mrs. Dawn, Former Flying Officer, US Airlines, Florida , USA


Faculty members guiding Ph.D. research scholars

S.No Name Area of Specialization Number of Research scholars
Progress Awarded
1 Dr.C.Dhavamani Composites 4 -

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S. No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mrs.T.Mythili Composites Anna University
2 Mr.K.Balakrishnan Aircraft Investigation Anna University
3 Mr.M.Rajadurai Composites VIT
4 Mr.S.Vinodh Thermal Anna University
5 Mrs.G.MohanaPriya Composites Anna University

Faculty members to whom Ph.D.  Degree awarded during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

  • Dr.C.Dhavamani – Academic year 2015-16

Sponsored Research in last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Project Title Funding Agency Amount in Rupees (INR)
1 Design and Fabrication of Automatic Poultry MSME 2,00,000
2 Production of Biogas from Agro Industrial Wastes IE(I) 15,000
3 carrying out project on “Transmission of Electrical power using Graphene cable to reduce transmission power loss” TNSCST 10,000
Total: 2,25,000

Product Developed during the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S. No. Project Title Status Number of faculty involved
1 Production of Biogas from Agro Industrial Wastes Completed 2
2 carrying out project on “Transmission of Electrical power using Graphene cable to reduce transmission power loss” Completed 2


Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 Harita Tech Serv Ltd Design and Analysis Placement Bridge the GAP
Groom Engineers who are highly conversant with Design processes involving need-finding, ethnographic field work, rapid prototyping and testing. So far more than 40 students were placed in reputed companies like VOLVO, Atlas Copco, SCL, Honey well, TVS motors, General Motors, Nissan, Benz based on this Tie-up .
2 BAROLA-technologies RC  In plant training Opportunities are provided to the students to learn and experts in RC model  


Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

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