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Wondering which branch of engineering to choose for your undergraduate studies. A course in mechanical engineering could possibly be the right one for you. After all it is the most versatile and broadest field of engineering profession, involved in bringing solutions to a wide spectrum of global challenges.


Mechanical courses teach you the fundamentals of design, development, testing, maintenance and operation of various machines, engines, power equipment and thermal systems. Courses in mechanical engineering are most sought after courses in the country. Since this field is very broad, a number of specialization options are available. Options for higher studies are available at the masters and doctorate levels. Some of the specialization subjects for undergraduates are: robotics, automobile, aeronautics, machine design, thermal fluids, bioengineering and product development.


For getting into undergraduate or diploma programmes in mechanical engineering, a pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Math is necessary. A certain minimum marks may be necessary depending upon the course. Admissions in reputed colleges such as IITs and NITs are based upon entrance exams like JEE Mains and Advanced. Other institutes may have their own exams or may consider marks from JEE Mains.

Mechanical Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Mechanical courses in India.

1. A.M.I.E Mechanical Engineering
2. B Tech Mechanical Engineering
3. B.E Automobile Engineering
4. B.E Engineering Physics
5. B.E Mechanical Engineering
6. B.E Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich Pattern)
7. B.E Mining Engineering
8. B.E Rubber Technology
9. B.E Transportation and Traffic Engineering
10. B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Welding Tech )
11. B.E. Production Engineering
12. B.Tech Material and Metallurgical Engineering
13. B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
14. B.Tech Mechatronics Engineering
15. B.Tech Metallurgical Engineering
16. B.Tech Metallurgy and Material Technology
17. BE Mechanical Engineering
18. Certification Motorcycle Service & Repair (CMSR)
19. DMM
20. M Tech Production
21. M.E CAD / CAM Design
22. M.E Energy Engineering
23. M.E Mechanical Engineering
24. M.E Mechatronics
25. M.E. Thermal Engineering
26. M.Tech Fluids & Thermal Engineering
27. M.Tech Mechatronics
28. M.Tech Nanotechnology
29. ME Production
30. MS Engineering Mechanics
31. Ph.D Mechanical Engineering
32. Turner Certification course

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More about the courses

Being a vast field, a host of subjects are covered in the courses. A few among them are engineering design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy systems, machine shop practice, stress analysis, computer aided manufacturing, heat transfer, automatic control systems, and numerical methods. Mechanical engineers play a very important role in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, energy conversion, automation, manufacturing and even computers. In a broad sense anything that moves is dealt by mechanical engineering.

Suitability of the courses

Suitable for those,
  • Having a penchant for mechanical things, machines and how things work.
  • Good at both Physics and Math.
  • Having an analytical bent of mind, good at logical reasoning and problem solving.
  • Factors like patience, inventive spirit and working long hours in physically challenging environment is also essential to become successful in this field.

Job opportunities

Amongst all engineering fields, mechanical branch has the greatest number of jobs available in the market. Every industry based on manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation, employs professionals from this field. Mechanical engineers are always in demand in sectors like defense, railways, automobiles, power, aviation and even aerospace. Every year, public sector enterprises and private industries employ them in thousands. With experience and enhanced educational qualifications, mechanical engineers grow up to fill managerial positions in most government and private organisations. They also grow up into consultants offering their managerial and technical skills to other firms.

Some job titles

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Engineering technician