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:

MathematicsEngineering MaterialsEngineering Graphics
Environmental StudiesElectronics & InstrumentationModern Biology
Electrical TechnologyEngineering MechanicsValue Education & HR
Introduction to Information TechnologyWorkshopsPractical Sessions


Second Year:

Applied ThermodynamicsMechanics of SolidsTheory of Machines
MathematicsFluid MechanicsNumerical & Statistical Methods
Dynamics of MachineryElectrical Machines & ControlKinematics
Manufacturing ProcessesMetrology & InstrumentationIndustrial Drafting & Machine Design
Material TechnologyWorkshopsPractical Sessions


Third Year:

Heat and Mass TransferProduction TechnologyAdvanced Mechanical Engineering Design
Industrial Engineering & ManagementInternal Combustion EnginesMechanical Vibration
Computer Aided Design (CAD)Advanced Solid MechanicsPower Plant Engineering
Control EngineeringThermal EngineeringLaw for Engineers
Mini ProjectWorkshopsPractical Sessions


Fourth Year:

Measurement & InstrumentationEnergy ConservationWaste Heat Utilisation
Fracture MechanicsErgonomicsMaintenance Engineering
Mechanical Handling EquipmentUtilisation of Non-Conventional EnergyOperations Research
Production & Industrial ManagementOrganisational BehaviourProject Work
Summer TrainingWorkshopsPractical Sessions

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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.

FAQs about B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering

What are the top colleges offering B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani) , Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) , Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai) , Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) , National Institute of Technology (Tiruchirappalli). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering ?

The average fee for B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering is INR 80,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering ?

B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering is a 4 year course.

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