Mechanical Engineering is based on the term of “Mechanism”. The Mechanism gives the idea on which the law of Physics, Material Science, Environment Condition, and Mathematics are concerned in the design, production, manufacturing, and preservation. It's a four years long Undergraduate level degree program.

Mechanical engineering is a professional program which allows students to understand working with the Mechanisms of heavy tools and machines. The department applies idea of engineering, physics and cloth technology for the Design, Analysis, Manufacturing, and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems. The course covers technical areas like distribution of energy through turbines, transformers, transmission traces, lighting fixtures and wiring in houses. A course in mechanical engineering makes a student gain knowledge and enjoy in the Designing of Electrical Cars, Automobiles, Aircraft and Exclusive heavy cars. Mechanical engineering desires facts of software program used in technical work like computer-aided design and mathematical modeling.

Courses & Eligibility

The eligibility for pursuing Mechanical Engineering is to pass 12th with physics, chemistry, and maths as the main subjects. There is another option to get entrance to the IIT's is through JEE (Joint Entrance Exam).

The course in engineering from an IIT will cost about Rs. 2 lakhs. There are some of the scholarships, fee waivers, and loans available for individuals who are not able to fund the schooling. 

Course Curriculum

It is a 4 years long Undergraduate level Degree program. The 4 years’ duration is divided into 8 semesters. During different semesters, students will have to face separate sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical lab sessions and workshops. Topics cover under each semester are as follows:

Semester I

Engineering graphics
Environmental studies
Chemistry practical
Physics practical I
Mathematics I
Physics I

Semester II

Engineering Mechanics
Value education
Physics II practical
Electrical technology practical
Mathematics II
Physics II
Programming languages
Electrical technology
Electronics and instrumentation
Semester III

Mathematics III
Mechanics of solids practical
Applied Thermodynamics practical
Theory of Mechanics practical
Mechanics of solids
Applied Thermodynamics
Theory of Mechanics
Machine Drawing
Computer graphics

Semester IV

Numerical and statistical methods
Mechanical Engineering Design practical
Electrical machines and control practical
Numerical and statistical practical
Fluid mechanics
Dynamics of Machinery
Mechanical Engineering Design
Electrical machines and control
Semester V

Advanced mechanical Engineering design
Industrial engineering and management
Fluid machines practical
Heat and Mass Transfer practical
Fluid machines
Heat and Mass Transfer
Production Technology I

Semester VI

Computer Aided Design
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Internal Combustion Engines practical
Mechanical Vibration practical
Internal Combustion Engines
Mechanical Vibration
Production Technology II

Semester VII

Waste heat utilization
Noise engineering
Refrigeration and air conditioning
Utilization of non-conventional energy
Fracture mechanics
Advanced mechanics
Measurement and Instrumentation
Energy conversation equipment
Operations research
Industrial tribology

Semester VIII

Composite materials
Power plant engineering
Environmental engineering
Advance fluid mechanics
Computer-aided manufacturing
Automobile engineering
Finite element analysis

Career Prospect

After graduating in mechanical engineering, there are lots of opportunities in various fields of Manufacturing, Production, Services, and Development. This is the age of machines and where there are machines, there is an opportunity for Mechanical Engineers.

Numerous industries in India and Abroad are hiring the engineers. A mechanical engineer fits in all kind of industry.

Job positions are as follow:

  • Acoustics engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Building systems engineer
  • Chief mechanical engineer
  • Cryogenics engineer
  • Design engineer – mechanical
  • Heating specialist engineer
  • Lubrication engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mould design engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Power plant engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Thermal power engineer
  • Tool engineer

Pay & Remuneration

Starting salary (depends on different factors) is generally between Rs. 2 lacs to 4.5 lacs per year, in the case of Graduates. Paying amount depends on your overall performance and any additional talents you obtain. 

A mechanical engineer with 5 to 9 years experience will get around Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh consistent with annum. 

Famous Personalities

Famous personalities who have done Mechanical Engineering are as follows:

  • Suhas Patankar (22 February 1941 (age 77 years)
  • Kumar Bhattacharyya (6 June 1940 (age 78 years)
  • Ravi Grover (17 February 1949 (age 69 years)
  • Ayodele Awojobi  ( March 12, 1937 )
  • Kate Gleason ( November 25, 1865 - January 9, 1933)

Top Colleges in India

In India, there are many Universities and colleges that offer B.Tech./ B.E. and M.Tech. Some of the top colleges offering the course are as follows:

IIT's Which Offers Mechanical Engineering are

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Institute of Technology, Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Institute of Technology, Indore
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad 
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi  
Indian Institute of Technology Goa
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad   

NIT's Which Offers Mechanical Engineering are

NIT Warangal
NIT Tiruchirappalli
MANIT Bhopal
MNIT Jaipur
MNNIT Allahabad
NIT Jamshedpur
VNIT Nagpur
NIT Kurukshetra
NIT Calicut
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
NIT Rourkela
NIT Surathkal
NIT Patna
NIT Srinagar
NIT Hamirpur
 NIT Delhi
NIT Arunachal Pradesh
NIT Agartala
NIT Durgapur
NIT Puducherry
NIT Manipur
NIT Meghalaya
NIT Mizoram
NIT Nagaland
 NIT Sikkim
NIT Silchar
NIT Uttarakhand

Other Reputed Colleges Which Offers Mechanical Engineering are 

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)
Birla Institute of Technology
Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
PSG College of Technology
SRM University
PEC University of Technology
Bengal Engineering and Science University
Malaviya National Institute of Technology
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Thapar University
College of Engineering Pune
Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
R.V.College of Engineering
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
University College of Engineering (Osmania University)

Other Reputed Colleges Which Offers Mechanical Engineering are 

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Nirma University – Institute of Technology
BIT Sindri
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Maharashtra Institute of Technology
BMS College of Engineering
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering – Karnataka
Bangalore Institute of Technology
SASTRA University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
University Institute of Engineering & Technology
P.E.S. College of Engineering
The Icfai Institute Of Science & Technology

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering – Tamil Nadu

More Information

Advance Courses in B.E. Mechanical Engineering

  • M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

After completing B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) you can become:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineer