B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course and is one of the most sought-after degree courses in engineering stream. The eligibility to take admission in this course is 10+2 pass or equivalent. Admission process for the same is generally entrance-exam based.

JEE MainBITSATCOMEDKUPSEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE,EMCET are some such entrance exams conducted for admission to various Mechanical Engineering colleges. Mechanical Engineering is the oldest branch of engineering. 

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering: Course Highlights

Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of Mechanical Engineering degree in India. 

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration4 years (5 years in case of dual degree)
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 or equivalent
Admission ProcessCounselling after taking entrance test or direct admission
Course FeeINR 4 Lacs to 10 Lacs
Average Starting salaryINR 2.5 Lacs to 7 Lacs
Top recruiting companiesL&T, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and others such

Core Subjects of Mechanical Engineering

Following are some core subjects of mechanical engineering which are taught in most of the engineering colleges in India. However this is not the complete list of subjects, it may differ from institute to institute-

  • Strength of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Design
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Theory of Machines
  • IC Engines
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Lab Subjects

Lab practicals and workshops are the most essential part of mechanical engineering course. Following are the subjects which are studied under laboratories of mechanical engineering- 

  • Materials science and testing Lab
  • Machine Design
  • Thermodynamics Lab
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
  • IC Engine Lab
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Workshops

Elective subjects

Apart from core subjects, there are some elective subjects in each semester. Some common elective subjects are-

  • Materials Science
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Non-Conventional Energy Resources
  • Advanced Welding Technology
  • Mechanical System Design


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