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Mechanical Engineering Courses: Details. Eligibility, Top Colleges

Updated By Dipanjana Sengupta on 14 Apr, 2022
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Mechanical Engineering Overview

Mechanical engineering course is a four year BTech program that deals with the manufacturing, building, and operation of machines. The dimensions of  Mechanical engineering are huge giving mechanical engineering graduates and diploma holders a lot of career opportunities. The main role of a mechanical engineer is to make the product a journey from the manufacturing idea to the market place. Mechanical engineers have become an important prospect in a variety of fields such as aerospace, electronics, computers, biotechnology, energy conversion, etc.

 

The study of mechanical engineering has a depth that allows a student to choose various career options after the course. They have a mutual understanding between the environment and themselves, maintaining a mindset that the product should be designed in such a way that it is adaptable, durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing to the customers. 

 

Here, the various types of mechanical engineering courses that are available for the aspirants such as B.Tech in mechanical engineering, diploma in mechanical engineering, M.Tech in mechanical engineering, specializations, etc will be discussed.

 

Mechanical Engineering Course Highlights

The table below describes the important details and highlights of mechanical engineering courses for various domains such as Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Diploma.

Go through the table below before any doubts and clarifications before proceeding with the other topics regarding Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Diploma in mechanical engineering.

Types of Programmes Offered in Mechanical Engineering

Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Diploma

Minimum Academic Criteria needed for admission in  Mechanical Engineering

  • Under Graduate - 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Post Graduate - B.E or B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent course
  • Diploma - 10th with Science and Maths

Duration of Programmes in Mechanical Engineering

 

  • Under Graduate- 4 years
  • Post Graduate- 2 years
  • Diploma - 3 years

Admission Process of Mechanical Engineering 

The admission process for under graduate, post graduate, and diploma is on the basis of both the entrance test and merit-based admissions

Average Annual Course Fee 

(In Indian Rupees)

  • B.E or B.Tech - Rs. 4 Lakh Per Annum to Rs. 10  Lakh Per Annum 
  • M.Tech - Rs. 80 k per annum to Rs. 1.6  Lakh Per Annum 
  • Diploma - Rs. 15 k per annum to Rs. 1.5  Lakh Per Annum 

Major Recruiters

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Larsen & Toubro, BMW, Reliance Industries, TATA Motors, Toshiba, etc

Average Starting Salary in Mechanical Engineering

  • B.E or B.Tech - INR 3.5 Lakh Per Annum to INR 4 Lakh Per Annum
  • M.Tech - INR 8 Lakh Per Annum to INR 9 Lakh Per Annum
  • Diploma - INR 2 Lakh Per Annum to INR 3.6 Lakh Per Annum

Job Profiles of Mechanical Engineers

Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Professor/Lecturer, Mechanical Technician, Lab Assistant, etc

Why choose Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering course is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of problems solving skills and techniques that include designing to manufacturing. The advantages of studying mechanical engineering can be summarised as it is the future of technology, there are prospects after graduation, and mechanical engineers are tremendously skilled.

We will know more about why candidates should choose mechanical engineering as their domain in engineering.

  • Future of Technology- Mechanical engineering in the numero uni field for the development of new technologies for various industries such as healthcare, construction, robotics, and transport. 
  • Numerous skill development- Mechanical engineers have not only the idea of working knowledge but are trained with numerous skills such as electricity, Physics, computer applications,  and mathematics. Therefore mechanical engineering is an all rounder training that only not only provides knowledge and skills about machines but, a whole knowledge about the world.
  • Prospects after graduation- After completing the course of mechanical engineering, students will have a wider choice in choosing suitable jobs for themselves. 

 

How many courses are there in Mechanical Engineering?

There are over 20+ courses available under mechanical engineering course that can be pursued by the aspirants which include Marine Engineering, Robotics, Automation, Biomedical Engineering, and Control, Power electronics, CAD, and digital manufacturing. 

There are certification mechanical engineering courses from various platforms that offer online courses and certification which ranges from a week to a month. Below are the points which will clear out the perspectives regarding the course.

  • Most of these courses are free or chargeable very less amount.
  • There are no specific eligibility criteria for applying to these online courses.
  • The duration of these courses ranges from one week to six months

List of Popular Mechanical Engineering Courses/Specialisations 

There are various courses under Mechanical engineering courses pursued by the students which can be categorized as:

For BTech:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Transportation Systems
  • Robotics, Automation, and Control
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics or Hydraulics Engineering

 

For MTech:

  • Tool Engineering
  • Thermal Power Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical System Design and Dynamics
  • Machine Design 
  • Automotive Engineering 
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Applied Mechanics

 

Apart from the above mentioned courses, there are other online courses that can be pursued online up to Ph.D. level depending on their preferences.

  • Power electronics
  • CAD and digital manufacturing
  • Wind manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering Course Eligibility Criteria

Candidates before applying for a mechanical engineering course in  B.E or B.Tech, M.Tech, or diploma should check the eligibility highlights so that they are not mistaken while applying for the course.

Degree Type

Eligibility Highlights

B.E/ B.Tech in mechanical engineering

  • Candidates applying for B.E or B.Tech should be 10+2 qualified in the science stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their subject group from a recognized board or institution with at least an aggregate score of 50%
  • Candidate applying for B.E/B.Tech should have a diploma in mechanical engineering from an AICTE recognized institution or board

M.Tech in mechanical engineering

Candidates holding a M.Tech degree in mechanical engineering or Mechatronics or Production Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or Automobile Engineering from a recognized university or an institute with an overall aggregate mark of 55% can apply

Diploma in mechanical engineering

Candidates applying for Diploma in mechanical engineering should be Class 10th qualified from any recognized board or institution can apply

Mechanical Engineering Courses - Career Options and Job Prospects

For a variety of reasons, a career in mechanical engineering is extremely fulfilling. Mechanical engineering is a well-known career in great demand with typical earnings in the higher range in both private and public enterprises. The pay scale of a mechanical engineer is determined by the magnitude of work they put in. 

A mechanical engineer can easily get hired by reputed companies and organizations in the following job profiles - 

  • Assistant Mechanical Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Design Engineer

  • Professor/Lecturer

  • Mechanical Technician

  • Lab Assistant

The average annual starting salary could fluctuate between INR 2 LPA and INR 8 LPA given the degree or diploma a candidate has. 

How to get Admission to Mechanical Engineering?

 

The table below highlights the admission processes of mechanical engineering course under various domains such as B.E/B.Tech, M.Tech, and diploma or post graduate courses all over India.

Course 

Admission Process for mechanical engineering

B.E/B.Tech for mechanical engineering

  • Students are offered admissions on the basis of the entrance exam marks obtained by them- JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE, WBJEE, etc 
  • Direct merit based admissions are offered to the students on the basis of class 10+ 2  marks obtained by them

M.Tech for mechanical engineering

  • Students are offered admissions on the basis of the entrance exam scores obtained by them likeGATE, BITS HD, etc 
  • Direct admissions on the basis of merit are offered to the students on the basis of the graduation exam or equivalent marks obtained by them

Diploma for mechanical engineering

  • Students are offered admissions on the basis of the entrance exam scores obtained by the applicants likeAP POLYCET, TS POLYCET, Delhi CET, etc 
  • Direct merit based admissions are offered to the students on the basis of the qualifying exam marks obtained by them

Mechanical Engineering Entrance Exams

There are various Mechanical engineering entrance exams that offer admissions divided on the basis of the courses-, diploma, master's, and bachelors in mechanical engineering.

 

Diploma entrance exams in mechanical engineering
Below are the entrance exams through which students can opt for their admission to mechanical engineering

  • AP POLYCET
  • BCECE
  • DELHI CET
  • JEE CUP
  • TS POLYCET

 

Under graduate entrance exams in mechanical engineering

  • JEE Main
  • UPSEE
  • WBJEE
  • COMEDK
  • MHT CET
  • SRMJEE
  • KCET
  • BITSAT
  • OJEE

 

Post graduate entrance exams in mechanical engineering

  • GATE
  • Merit basis

 

Ph.D. graduate entrance exams in mechanical engineering

  • UGC NET

  • JNUEE

  • GATE

  • UGC CSIR NET

  • Dtu Ph.D. Entrance Examination

Top Mechanical Engineering Colleges in India

 

There are many colleges that render quality education and service to the candidates in mechanical engineering. Some of the best mechanical engineering colleges in India can be stated as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Lovely Professional University, Punjab

 

Domain 

College name

Mechanical Engineering

 

Annual fees



 

Diploma in Mechanical engineering

Amity University

Rs. 6.15 Lakhs

VJTI

Rs. 37.25 K

Chandigarh University

Rs. 5.07 Lakhs

Lovely Professional University

Rs.  59 K

BFIT Group of Institutions

Rs. 1.05 Lakhs









 

Under Graduate colleges for Mechanical engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Rs. 2.5 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Rs. 2.19 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Rs. 80 K

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Rs. 2. 13 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Rs. 2.15 Lakhs

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Rs. 56.37 K

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

Rs. 54 K

Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

Rs. 2.13 Lakhs

Delhi Technological University

Rs. 1.66 Lakhs

Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad

Rs. 84.6 K

Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

Rs. 1.40 Lakhs







 

Post graduate colleges for Mechanical engineering

Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology

Rs. 1.52 Lakhs

Bharat Ratna college of engineering

Rs. 2.80 Lakhs

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

Rs. 5.44 Lakhs

Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani

Rs. 5.44 Lakhs

Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Rs. 2.63 Lakhs

Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology

Rs. 2.02 Lakhs

Jadavpur university

Rs. 9.6 K

Pillai Institute of Engineering, media studies, and research 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs

KJ Somaiya institute of engineering

Rs. 4.47 Lakhs

Lokmanya Tilak college of engineering

Not available

Sri Ram Institute of Management and Technology

Rs. 56 K

Solapur University

Rs. 1.00 Lakhs



 

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Rs. 19 K

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Rs. 34 K

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Rs. 73 K

National Institute of Technology, Trichy

Rs. 85 K

Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani

Rs. 1.10 Lakhs

Study Mechanical Engineering Abroad

The scope of mechanical engineering abroad is abundant with superfluity in opportunities across any practical or industrial field of engineering. Candidates aspiring to mechanical engineering can opt for aerospace plants, chemical manufacturing plants, automobiles, research and developments, railway factories, oil exploration plants, etc.  

The demand for mechanical engineers has been increasing in recent times due to the rise in demand for technology specific domains such as nano technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, bio medical engineering, energy conservation and etc. 

Due to the rise in civilization along with growth in the economy, the demand for mechanic engineers will be seen to rise, therefore, mechanical engineering will have a greater scope all across the world. In the coming years, mechanical engineering will be one of the highest paying professions all over the world.

 

Mechanical Engineering Abroad Top Colleges

 

Apart from India, candidates are also interested to pursue mechanical engineering course from abroad. Here are the best universities from countries like New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and the United States Of America. Candidates should check the table below if they are interested in any of the same. 

Mechanical Engineering College

Country

University Of Canterbury course fee

New Zealand

Victoria University course fee

Australia

Fleming College course fee

Canada

Glasgow Caledonian University course fee

United Kingdom

Queensland University Of Technology (QUT) course fee

Australia

The University Of Waikato course fee

New Zealand

Carleton University course fee

Canada

Northern Lights College course fee

Canada

University Leicester course fee

United Kingdom

Virginia Commonwealth University course fee

United States of America

University Of Nottingham course fee

United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University course fee

United Kingdom

University Of Tennessee course fee

United States of America

PSB Academy course fee

Singapore

University Of Pittsburgh course fee

United States of America

Western New England University course fee

United States of America

George Washington University course fee

United States of America

University Of Bristol course fee

United Kingdom

University Of Hartford - Undergraduate Admissions course fee

United States of America

Dublin City University course fee

Ireland

University Of Wolverhampton course fee

United Kingdom

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology University) course fee

Australia

Online Mechanical Engineering courses

 

There are several Mechanical Engineering online course for mechanical engineering that is very helpful to students. The tenure of these online purses ranges from 4 months to 1 year ( approximately). The Mechanical Engineering fees charged are sometimes free from some platforms whereas some platforms may charge a very less amount such as Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000. The below table shows some of the Mechanical Engineering courses that the students can pursue online. 

Mechanical Engineering Course Name

Mechanical Engineering Fees

Duration

Autodesk CAD

Free

4 months

CAD and Digital Manufacturing

Free

6 months

Auto CAD 2018-2021

Rs. 740

18.5 Hours

CSWA

Rs.3200

4.5 hours

Master Solid Works 2018

Rs.740

11.5 hours

Solid Works Complete Training

Rs.1414

6 hours

HVAC Fundamentals

Rs.700

5 hours

HVAC Psychometry

Rs.700

5.5 hours

What are Mechanical Engineering course Fees?

 

The mechanical engineering fees have been categorized into minimum and maximum fees whether further it is subdivided into private fees and government fees in the table below. Candidates can take a glimpse to differentiate between the expenses incurred while opting for mechanical engineering under bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and diploma courses.

 

Mechanical Engineering 

Minimum fees

Mechanical Engineering 

Maximum fees

Private fee

Government fee

Private fee

Government fee

Under graduate 

340  K

6. 00 K

22.22 Lakhs

11.46 Lakhs

Post graduate

30 K

1.50 K

13.20 Lakhs

5.12 Lakhs

Doctoral 

20 K

11.6 K

15.98 Lakhs

4.86 Lakhs

Diploma

465 K

180

17.41 Lakhs

3. 00 Lakhs

Mechanical Engineering Syllabus for different Specialisations

 

The specializations along with the distinction in the degrees have been explained in the table below. Candidates should go through the table to understand the differences and distinctions of the Mechanical Engineering specializations in mechanical engineering.

Degree 

Mechanical Engineering Specialisation 

BTech in mechanical engineering

  • Marine Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Transportation Systems
  • Robotics, Automation, and Control
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics or Hydraulics Engineering

MTech in mechanical engineering

  • Tool Engineering
  • Thermal Power Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical System Design and Dynamics
  • Machine Design 
  • Automotive Engineering 
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Applied Mechanics

Required Skill Set for Mechanical Engineering

 

There are various Mechanical Engineering skills that make a successful engineer. We have discussed the main skillets below to make the candidates understand better.  Below are the required skills that are required to be a successful mechanical engineer:

  • CAD
  • Solid works
  • HVAC Skills
  • Six sigma skills
  • Cross functional team working abilities
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Computing skills like AUTOCAD and MS Excel
  • Mathematics skills
  • Team management
  • Creative thinking
  • Organization techniques
  • Leadership qualities
  • Negotiation skills
  • Engineering and mechanical concepts
  • Software skills
  • Budgeting skills

Mechanical Engineering Course Syllabus

Below is the list of the chapters that the Mechanical Engineering students will have to learn in their course era.

 

1st-year Mechanical Engineering syllabus:

Mechanical Engineering Semester 1

Mechanical Engineering Semester 2

Chemistry 

Modern biology

Electrical science 

Introduction to computing

Mathematics 1

Mathematics 2

Physics- 1 

Physics- 2

Chemistry laboratory 

Computing laboratory 

Physics or workshop laboratory 

Engineering mechanics

Engineering drawing

Physics or workshop laboratory 

Physical training

Basic electronic laboratory 

NCC/ NSS/ NSO

Physical training

-

NCC/ NSS/ NSO

 

2nd year Mechanical Engineering syllabus:

Mechanical Engineering Semester 3

Mechanical Engineering Semester 4

Mathematics 3

Fluid Mechanics 1

Thermodynamics

Manufacturing Technology 1

Solid Mechanics 1

Solid Mechanics 2

Engineering Materials

Kinematics Of Machinery

HSS Elective 1

HSS Elective 2

Machine Drawing

Workshop 2

Physical Training 3

Mechanical Lab 1

NCC/NSO/NSS

Physical Training 4

 

NCC/NSO/NSS

 

3rd year Mechanical Engineering syllabus

Mechanical Engineering Semester 5

Mechanical Engineering Semester 6

Fluid Mechanics 2

Applied Thermodynamics 1

Manufacturing Technology 2

Machine Design

Dynamics Of Machinery

Mechanical Measurements

Design Of Machine Elements

Heat and Mass Transfer

Electrical Machines

Control Systems

HSS Elective 3

 

Mechanical Lab 2

Mechanical Lab

 

4th Year Mechanical Engineering syllabus:

Mechanical Engineering Semester 7

Mechanical Engineering Semester 8

Summer Training (PP/NP)

Industrial Engineering and Operation Research

Applied Thermodynamics 2

Dept Elective 3

Dept Elective 1

Dept Elective 4

Dept Elective 2

HSS Elective 4

Open Elective 1

Mechanical Lab 4

Project 1

Project 2

Mechanical Engineering Scope in India

 

Mechanical engineering in India has greater scope compared to many other courses. These scopes refer to the aerospace industry, chemical industry,  railway industry, automobile industry, marine industry, construction industry, consumer goods industry, materials, and metals industry, defense industry, utility industry, and many more. We are going to discuss the scopes that are available to the students in India. 

  • Aerospace industry- The aerospace industry has encountered a lot of changes since the modern age. Reusable satellites to flying cars, and rockets are now out of our ears with the emergence of nearer technologies and progression in demand. Numerous job roles er hired from design to manufacture to testing to R&D. 

Engineers are given the opportunity to utilize the principles of Physics and aero-modeling and dynamics to improve the efficiency and design of the systems.

  • Chemical industry- The main function of mechanical engineers in the chemical industry is to deliver improvements in reliability, and offer technical support for providing a variety of automated production, such as conveyors, pipework, robotics, industrial ovens, pumps, and, etc. 
  • Railway industry- The overhead line systems demand specifications be mentioned, designs to be reviewed and technical queries to be answered, has to be clarified by mechanical engineers. Some of the engineers become track engineers which entail the same functions, but the focus is always shifting to the track systems.
  • Automobile industry- Being one of the fastest-growing industries in India, the automobile industry has opened up numerous opportunities for mechanical engineers in the 21st century. The main role of automobile engineers is to span the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of motor vehicles. Advancements like, driverless cars, bullet trains, and pod-based transportation systems are paid heed to. Top companies in India as well as in abroad are demanding and investing a lot of money into well-skilled and efficient mechanical engineers due to the emerging demand in technological establishments.
  • Marine industry- Mechanical engineers in the marine industry operate and build marine vessels and equivalents in the field. They work to install, develop and maintain engines, shafts, propellers, and boilers. Mechanic engineers also help in becoming a part of reducing and protecting sea pollution.
  • Construction industry-  One of the main industries that equip mechanical engineers is the construction industry. The main job of mechanical engineers in the construction field is to design ventilation, smoke ventilation systems, and heating, and air conditioning systems,  that are placed in the buildings. These ranges from shopping malls, office buildings, universities, hospitals, and railway stations. The engineers also take additional requirements of the clients in case the situation arises. 
  • Consumer goods industry- A majority of the roles are focused on supply chain logistics, operations, and manufacturing. The jobs in these sectors are not demarcated or divided.  Here are different demarcations available in this industry. 
  • Materials and metals industry- The materials and metals industry role demand the development, design, and testing of a wider range of complex mechanical systems. These include the entire mechanical cycle that is involved in the plant.  Few of these involve gas and steam turbines, pipework and valves, fans, coals, and mills. 
  • Defense industry- The complex mechanical systems are tested, designed, and developed by the mechanical engineers in the Defense industry. These procedures are done through the usage of 3D models, and a variety of analysis tools,  which will ensure that the thermal properties mass, manufacture, structural integrity, cost of the equipment, and its assembly, are associated with operating environments of land, air, and sea.  
  • Utility industry- The utility industry requires working with either asset, or network design, pressure system corrosion, or tribology. 
  • Electronics industry- Mechanical engineers are primarily concerned with designing machines that promote power generation. These machines are divided into 2 categories: internal and external. The types of machines are internal combustion engines, gas and steam turbines, and electric generators. The power-consuming machines include an air conditioner and refrigerator. Elevators and escalators that are used by normal people in regular life for the buildings are designed and made by mechanical engineers. 

What is Mechanical Engineering's salary?

 

The salaries of mechanical engineers are often fluctuating for different fields but not to a greater extent. The salary mostly ranges from Rs. 4 Lakhs (approx) to Rs. 5 Lakhs (approx) per annum. For experienced engineers, the salary may extend up to Rs. 50 Lakhs per annum depending on the reputed institution they have passed their engineering.

Below is the table that points out the average salaries received by the mechanical engineers in a year.  

Job profile of the mechanical engineer's

Average annual salary 

Purchase and quality control executive 

Rs. 5 Lakhs

Design engineer

Rs. 4 Lakhs

Mechanical engineer

Rs. 4.75 Lakhs

Assistant mechanical engineer

Rs. 4.5 Lakhs

Professor or lecturer

Rs. 4.2 Lakhs

Upcoming Trends in Mechanical Engineering

 

The field of mechanical engineering course is one of the fields that are never constant and therefore always into ups and downs. Constant development is what defines mechanical engineering. In the coming times, many upcoming trends are to be noticed in mechanical engineering by mechanical engineers. A few of the latest upcoming trends have been discussed below:

  • 3D printing- this feature by mechanical engineers requires the use of CAD software, which is also referred to as additive manufacturing. The 3D process involves, slicing the object into ultra-thin slices, and then transferring them into a printer for printing them into fine plastic layers, each layer bonded to the preceding layers. The introduction of this 3D printing has brought about some incredibly new inventions through the technological moves taken by the innovators.
  • Electric vehicles- one of the most important inventions that will be trended in the future will be electric vehicles. Ensuring to conserve the scarce resources of nature such as petroleum and gallons of diesel, mechanical engineers have come up with the idea of electric vehicles. This will ensure sustainable development which is what the world aims for today. Many years have been spent perfecting the performance, safety, and quality of electric vehicles.  Presently, these electric vehicles are all set to work the way engineers are making them work.
  • Internet of things or IoT- The internet of things or IoT is a system of interrelated computing machines with unique identifiers. The machines will gather the ability to transfer data over networks, negating the need for any human to computer or computer to computer reactions. Any machines or systems can be a part of the Internet of things if they are logged in with an IP address.

Career Options and Job Prospects after Mechanical Engineering

 

Carrer options after pursuing mechanical engineering have been listed below.  Mechanical engineering is a well known career that is emerging in great demand with handsome earnings in the higher range in both private and public enterprises. Candidates are required to check their career options and job prospects to have clarity on which profile they should apply to after the courses conclude. The pay scale of a mechanical engineer is always determined by the amount of work they put in to the process. A mechanical engineer can easily get hired by reputed companies and organizations in the following job profiles - 

  • Assistant Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Lab Assistant
  • Professor/Lecturer

The average annual starting salary of a mechanical engineer could range between Rs 2 Lakhs Per Annum and Rs 8 Lakhs Per Annum depending on the degree the candidates have acquired.

 

FAQs about Mechanical Engineering Courses

Can the students who have general science as a subject appear in Ph.D. for mechanical engineering?

 

Yes, general science students can appear in mechanical engineering for the Ph.D. subject to the condition that he/she has met the other eligibility criteria. 

 

What are the subjects that the students learn in mechanical engineering?

 

The subjects that are studied in mechanical engineering are Physics, Mathematics, and chemistry. 

 

What can I opt for after Mechanical engineering?

 

A mechanical engineer is usually hired by reputed companies and organizations in the given job profiles - 

  • Assistant Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Professor/Lecturer
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Lab Assistant

The average annual starting salary usually fluctuates between INR 2 LPA and INR 10 LPA depending on the degree the candidate has. 

 

What are the top engineering colleges for Mechanical engineering courses?


There are numerous colleges for mechanical engineering, out of which the top ones are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, and Lovely Professional University.

Is Jee Main compulsory for Mechanical engineering?


No, JEE Main is not compulsory for mechanical engineering. There are many other entrance exams like WBJEE, BITSAT, MHT CET, JEE Advanced, KIITEEE, SRMJEEE, and VITEEE that can be opted on the basis of the performance.

Is Mechanical engineering a good career?

 

Yes, mechanical engineering is a wise decision to choose as a career.  
The dimensions of  Mechanical engineering are huge giving mechanical engineering graduates and diploma holders a lot of career opportunities.

 

 

Can I do Mechanical engineering after the 12th?

 

Yes, you can opt for mechanical engineering after completing your class 12th exam. Some universities accept entrance examinations like JEE Mains, WBJEE, BITSAT, MHT CET, etc, along with the marks obtained in class 12th. JEE Advanced is accepted for IITs.

 

Which companies recruit candidates with Mechanical engineering qualifications?


Companies such as Larsen and Toubro, BMW, TATA Motors, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki, etc are the companies who recruit students after completing mechanical engineering.

What is the duration of Mechanical engineering?

 

The duration of mechanical engineering varies for different courses depending on the domains. For offline courses in mechanical engineering, the duration is 4 years. The duration of the online courses ranges from one month to one year.

 

What is Mechanical engineering?

 

Mechanical engineering practically deals with the manufacture, build, and operation of machines. It can be acquired after class 12th, after graduation, and post graduate diploma.

 

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