The department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology was established in 2008 and offers two undergraduate programs and one postgraduate program.

The department has state-of-the-art infrastructure- Autoclave, Flight Simulator, Low Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Advanced Composites Lab, Computation Lab, Gas Turbine Testing Rig, Avionics Lab, Trinidad TB 20 aircraft. The department houses the Center of Excellence for Avionics under the flagship of Manipal Academy of Higher Education.



  • Excellence in Education of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering fortified through Innovation and Teamwork.


  • M1: Educate students professionally to face societal challenges.
  • M2: Provide a conducive environment for learning, reinforced with the principles of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering.
  • M3: Promote Creativity and nurture Teamwork.

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO 1: Recognize the need for innovative product necessary for survival, safety and comfort of the society and adapt to technological innovations.
  • PEO 2: Apply modern computational, analytical and simulation tools and the latest techniques to address the challenges faced in automobile and aeronautical engineering streams.
  • PEO 3: Communicate effectively and convey ideas using innovative engineering tools and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • PEO 4: Get employed as successful engineers in automobile and aeronautical industries, become entrepreneurs and pursue higher studies.
  • PEO 5: Practice professional ethics, work in multicultural environments, promote social harmony, engage in community service and contribute to improve and sustain the green environment.

Core competencies

  • Aerodynamics
  • Composite Materials
  • Tribology
  • Transmission system
  • Propulsion
  • Bio Mechanics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Noise, Harshness and Vibration


The Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, MIT offers the following programs:


B.Tech - Aeronautical Engineering


B.Tech - Automobile Engineering


M.Tech - Automobile Engineering







World-class laboratories give learning a practical dimension

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre to facilitate multi-disciplinary research


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Paper tree - A green initiative by MIT students of MUTBI

Computing Facility

Wi-fi campus with modern computing and digital facilities

Research & Publications

The areas of research include Composite Materials, Tribology of Bearings, Nanocomposites, Biomechanics, Structural Membrane, Avionics and Propulsion. Currently, the department is working on research in the field of dental materials which are capable of withstanding high pressure and temperature and can last for a long time without decay.