Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Voc., BS, Diploma, Dual Degree, M.A., M.B.A

What is Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with machines; their production, design, and operation. Mechanical Engineers play a vital role in various industries such as energy conversion, biotechnology, computers, electronics, aerospace, and countless others.

A mechanical engineer’s role is to take any product through the entire journey from the idea to the marketplace. This requires them to have an understanding of the environment that any product or system, or its parts, will have to encounter, thereby designing them accordingly keeping in mind factors like durability, aesthetics and functionality.

This discipline has an enormous depth and width which allows students several career options. Education in Mechanical Engineering equips students with analytical and creative skills that help them design a system or product, analytical tools for the achievement of their design goals, teamwork skills to design, produce and market a system, and finally, the ability to overcome any constraints along the way. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Mechanical Engineering

To pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering, aspirants must fulfil certain eligibility criteria as specified by the institute, some of the important points of which include: 

  • Aspirants must have cleared their Higher Secondary Examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as the core subjects;

  •  Aspirants must have acquired a minimum of 50% in their Class 12 Examination;

  • Candidates with a three-year Diploma in a related field from a recognized institute are eligible to apply for Lateral Entry.

Even at the postgraduate level, the candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria to pursue studies in Mechanical Engineering. While the criteria may differ slightly according to the institute, some of the common requisites include:

  • Candidates must have completed a B.E. or B.Tech degree course in Mechanical, Automobile, Manufacturing, Production, Mechatronics or other related fields of engineering;

  • Candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 55% in the final qualifying exam.

Entrance Exams for Studying Mechanical Engineering 

Candidates who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering can pursue it under two different degrees- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) or a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), both of which are 4-year courses that cover the breadth of the subject and result in candidates being fully prepared to enter the industry. 

Admissions to this course are conducted based on several entrance exams at the national, state, and even university level; candidates must attend the relevant exam and clear the cut off as specified by the institute to gain admission. Some of the top entrance exams include:

Joint Entrance Examination:

JEE is a national level engineering entrance exam conducted by the IITs and NITs to grant admission to the candidates who wish to pursue any B.E/B.Tech. course from any of the top institutes in India. This exam is conducted in two stages- JEE Main is a preliminary stage for which all applicants are eligible to apply and take part in, and only those who clear the cut off are qualified to sit for the second stage, JEE Advanced. JEE scores are accepted not only by the IITs and NITs but also by many other universities for admissions.

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination:

The WBJEE is a state-level engineering entrance exam, conducted to grant admissions into various UG engineering courses offered by numerous institutes in the state of West Bengal.

Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination:

The VITEEE is a university-specific entrance examination conducted in many states across the country for candidates aspiring to pursue an engineering course in VIT. Candidates who clear the cutoff score are eligible for admissions in any of the four campuses- Vellore, Bhopal, Chennai, or Amaravati. 

Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, while many candidates prefer to start working, a significant percentage of students look to pursue higher studies in the field. For higher studies in Mechanical Engineering, one can pursue a Master of Technology degree in the subject, for which some of the top entrance exams include:

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering:

GATE is a highly competitive postgraduate engineering entrance exam, conducted at the national level for aspirants who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in engineering from some of the top institutes in the country. The basis of this examination is to test the student’s understanding of the subjects they studied in their respective UG courses.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Higher Degree:

Conducted by BITS Pilani, BITSAT entrance test for candidates who are seeking admission to the institute’s higher degree programmes including an M.E./M.Tech Candidates qualifying this examination can receive admission into any of the three BITS campuses in Goa, Pilani, and Hyderabad. 

Scope of Mechanical Engineering in India and Abroad

The scope of Mechanical Engineers in India and abroad is very broad, with a plethora of opportunities in practically any industry. Students holding a degree in Mechanical Engineering can find employment in aerospace, chemical manufacturing plants, automobiles, research and development, oil exploration, railway factories and many others.

With the advent of technology in recent times, the expertise and skills of a Mechanical Engineer are increasingly sought after in more technology-specific domains including nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and energy conservation, among others.

Over the next few years, the growth of Mechanical Engineering careers is expected to be immense and will soon transcend many other professions to become one of the highest-paying career options. 

Course Fees Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
25.90 K
B.E /B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam
6.00 K
B.E /B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at Government Engineering College, Patan
21.57 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai
11.46 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Punjabi University, Patiala
14.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering at Tudi Ram Reddy Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad
1.50 K
P.G.D in Mechanical Engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
13.20 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
4.61 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
20.00 K
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
7.00 K
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
6.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Alliance University, Bangalore
1.85 Lakhs
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at AANM and VVRSR Polytechnic, Krishna
1.80 K
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Arambagh Government Polytechnic, Hooghly
17.41 Lakhs
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Shree Vinayaka Polytechnic, Kolar Gold Fields
1.20 Lakhs
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Jammu

Course Subjects

In keeping with the programme objectives, some of the important subjects taught in Mechanical Engineering courses include: 

  • Material Science and Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Heat Transfer

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Machine Drawing

  • Fluid Machinery

  • Kinematic Analysis and Synthesis

  • Workshop Practice

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Applied Mechanics Lab

  • Machining Technology and Metrology

  • Dynamics of Machines

  • Metrology and Metallography Lab

  • Electrohydraulic Control Systems

  • Measurement and Instrumentation

  • Steam Power Plant 

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

A career in Mechanical Engineering can be highly rewarding for several reasons. This is a very reputed profession enjoying high demand, with average salaries on the higher side for both public and private organizations. A Mechanical Engineer’s work involves planning, initiation, overlooking, and completing a variety of types of mechanical work, the scale of which determines how high a pay they receive.

In terms of career opportunities, these professionals can find opportunities in government organizations, management, and law among others. Therefore, Mechanical Engineering is probably one of the most lucrative, exciting, and opportunity-rich career options today.  

Certifications for Mechanical Engineering

Certificate in CATIA
Certificate in Comsol & Material Science
Certificate in Design & Simulation
Certificate in Pro-E
Certification in Industrial Health & Safety
Certification in Non Destructive Testing
Revit MEP Certified Professional

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profiles in Mechanical Engineering 

Upon completion of their studies in Mechanical Engineering, candidates are provided with an array of opportunities to begin their careers with. Some of the most common job profiles that candidates opt for include: 

Job Profile


Purchase and Quality Control Executive

Purchase and Quality Control Executive is responsible for supervising staff and overseeing product development procedures to ensure quality and efficiency standards are being met.

Design Engineer

A Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing new systems and products. They are also responsible for improving the efficiency and performance of existing products.

Mechanical Engineer

A Mechanical Engineer is responsible for designing the specifications for, developing, designing, manufacturing, and installing modified or new components and systems.

Assistant Mechanical Engineer

An Assistant Mechanical Engineer is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to assist mechanics in operation, repair, and refurbishment of machines.

Professor / Lecturer

A Professor / Lecturer imparts knowledge of Mechanical Engineering and related subjects.

Some of the top companies/organizations which actively recruit these candidates are: 

  • Toshiba

  • Siemens

  • Tata Motors

  • Reliance Industries

  • Jacobs

  • GE Global Research

  • Indian Oil

  • BMW

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

  • Larsen and Toubro Ltd

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited 

Required Skillset for Mechanical Engineering

While possessing the relevant educational qualification is a major prerequisite to a career in Mechanical Engineering, a very specific set of skills is required to uncover a plethora of growth opportunities and success in the field. Some of the skills that candidates should inculcate or try honing for a successful career include: 

1. Creativity: This is an important skill irrespective of the field of work. Mechanical Engineers should be creative with their ideas to become indispensable to a company, with the ability to think out of the box when it comes to deciding the best way of implementing a certain system or brainstorming solutions to constraints that may arise.

2. Effective Technical and Budgeting Skills: Mechanical Engineers do not merely design systems, they are responsible for the implementation, operation and maintenance of these designs. With sound technical and budgeting skills, they can determine the most economical and cost-cutting means of implementing certain technologies to ensure their durability and effectiveness.

3. Ability to work under pressure: It is not uncommon for these engineers to face pressure at the workplace, with impending deadlines and high-demand piles of work pouring in. Those who can work under pressure are resilient in such situations, thereby more likely to find success and better opportunities in the future.

4. Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills: This is an important one- only with sound analytical and problem-solving skills are these engineers able to address issues of maintenance aptly; the lack of which would count as a serious flaw in their work.

5. Leadership and Teamwork Skills: A majority of the projects that Mechanical Engineers are required to work on are carried out in teams. These candidates should, therefore, have the ability to work effectively in collaboration with team members, and, when the occasion arises, take on the leadership role and lead the team wisely. 

Course Curriculum for Mechanical Engineering

Any course in Mechanical Engineering at the UG or PG level has a set of objectives to fulfil in terms of preparedness of the candidates to launch their careers in the field. Upon completion of a Mechanical Engineering course, students are expected to demonstrate sound ability in: 

  • Planning, designing, constructing, improving, and maintaining mechanical engineering systems which are economically feasible, technically sound, and in keeping with social norms; 

  • Applying modern analytical, computational, and simulation tools and techniques in addressing challenges faced in the mechanical and related engineering streams; 

  • Exhibiting ethical nature, professional attitude, team spirit and eagerness to   continue learning in the interest of achieving lifelong organizational and career goals;

  • Communicating effectively and demonstrating leadership and entrepreneurial skills.  

Questions related to Mechanical Engineering

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How to enter into iit Madras for mechanical engineering

aditya 13th Apr, 2021

hello cp sai krishna

I hope you are doing good .

Getting into iit madras which is top tier 1 engineering college. Securing a seat in IIT is not easy as sounds . IIT admission are based on the rank secured in jee mains and jee advance .  Candidate should secure atleast aove 95 percentile in jee mains and atleasr 2000 rank in jee advance for admission in Mechanical branch . Every jee advance fluctuate around 2000 only

For details, I am sharing the link of detail cut off

you can use JEE-Main College Predictor to predict your chances of admission in different engineering colleges of India :-

If you have any other doubt then you can always reach us to clear them :)

we are always available to help you out and guide you



am studying auto mobile engineering in Guntur I want to transfer to mechanical engineering in pdtr

Deblina Roy 13th Apr, 2021

Dear Student,

The transfer from one stream to another stream can be done with a very good result in your first year told by the management and the university. But if you want to change the stream and college both then you must need a very good score too and also you have to write a application to the university, it can be only done if both the colleges are under the university. Otherwise you have to do all the things from the beginning. So talk to your college management authority.

Thank you.


I completed diploma in mechanical engineering in 2018 (after 10th). Now I decided to do a Btech CSE. I want to know i am eligible to this ??

Pankhuri Kumari 12th Apr, 2021
The basic eligibility criteria for CSE states that the candidate must have passed class 12th with minimum 60%  marks in PCM subject combinations from a recognised board of education. But, you can get admission after completing diploma too, if you have a good or decent score. You can get into, through lateral entry too.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

which college in Tamilnadu have b. tech mechanical

aditya 11th Apr, 2021

Hello kalyan

I hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that their are many tier-1 colleges in tamil nadu which do have very good placements for mechanical branch . For getting admission in these you need to get very good rank in jee mains or in tancet. Start preparing with full consistency

Following is the list of colleges

Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology

NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology

Madras Institute of Technology

SASTRA (Deemed )

Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore


Diploma in mechanical engineering lateral entry offering colleges in Hyderabad. and diploma in mechanical engineering distance education offering colleges in Hyderabad.

snigdha vig 10th Apr, 2021


Here is a list of some  colleges offering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Hyderabad:

Government Polytechnic, Hyderabad

TKR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Siddhartha Institute of Technology and Sciences, Ghatkesar

Brilliant Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hayathnagar

Sree Dattha Institute of Engineering and Sciences, Ibrahimpatnam

Mahaveer Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad

Ellenki College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

St Peter's Engineering College, Hyderabad

TRR College of Technology, Hyderabad

Nawab Shah Alam Khan College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Samskruti College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

For more details and other colleges and in depth information you can refer to this link:,Diploma&branch=Mechanical%20Engineering

I hope this helped you.

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