B.Tech Mechanical Engineering - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 80,000 / Year


About B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

If you have an inclination towards science and technology and you are keen to understand the working and development of machines, a career in mechanical engineering can turn out to be an ideal one for you.

Mechanical engineering is one of the traditional fields of engineering which has equally played a vital role in the industrialisation of the human race. Essentially, B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering is a four-year full-time course offered at many engineering institutes of the country including the IITs, NITs etc. During the course, mechanical engineering students are trained to develop machine designs, understand their working and development process.

Mechanical engineering is closely related to the design and production of machines which further reduces human labour.

B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

First Year:

English Physics Chemistry
Mathematics Engineering Materials Engineering Graphics
Environmental Studies Electronics & Instrumentation Modern Biology
Electrical Technology Engineering Mechanics Value Education & HR
Introduction to Information Technology Workshops Practical Sessions


Second Year:

Applied Thermodynamics Mechanics of Solids Theory of Machines
Mathematics Fluid Mechanics Numerical & Statistical Methods
Dynamics of Machinery Electrical Machines & Control Kinematics
Manufacturing Processes Metrology & Instrumentation Industrial Drafting & Machine Design
Material Technology Workshops Practical Sessions


Third Year:

Heat and Mass Transfer Production Technology Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
Industrial Engineering & Management Internal Combustion Engines Mechanical Vibration
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Advanced Solid Mechanics Power Plant Engineering
Control Engineering Thermal Engineering Law for Engineers
Mini Project Workshops Practical Sessions


Fourth Year:

Measurement & Instrumentation Energy Conservation Waste Heat Utilisation
Fracture Mechanics Ergonomics Maintenance Engineering
Mechanical Handling Equipment Utilisation of Non-Conventional Energy Operations Research
Production & Industrial Management Organisational Behaviour Project Work
Summer Training Workshops Practical Sessions

Popular Specializations of B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering

Career Options and Job Prospects

Automobile and Manufacturing Industries offer a plethora of opportunities for mechanical engineering graduates, more so because, with rapid industrial revolution, the demand for machines and automation of human labour has exponentially increased.

Further, there are a lot of international manufacturing companies that have ventured in India with an objective to expand their business. Mechanical engineering graduates can either go for higher studies such as M.Tech and Ph.D. after appearing in the GATE exam or can also compete for the government sector and PSU jobs as well.

Some of the popular companies that hire mechanical engineers are as follows:

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Thyssen Krupp
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Godrej Group
  • National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO)
  • Tata Group
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Thermax

The average starting salary of a mechanical engineer can vary anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh per annum. However, if you are graduating from a reputed college such as the IITs, the better salary packages are rolled out. It is important to note that the grades of the students also matter equally during the placement process.

Furthermore, better salaries are offered to candidates who have gained relevant experience in the field or those who have pursued an MBA in order to take up managerial profiles. If your overall profile is convincing, then as a mechanical engineer, you can also bag opportunities to work overseas for reputed international firms.