Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering has its roots in the industrial revolution with the advent of the steam engine. Mechanical engineering deals with the design, construction, and use of machines. Mechanical engineers design everything from new batteries, athletic equipment to medical devices, personal computers, automobile engines, and electric power plants. These engineers also design machines that produce these innovations.

Mechanical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma Course Class 10 3 years
Undergraduate Class 10 + 2 (PCM) + Entrance Test 4 year
Post Graduate B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Exam 2 years
Post Graduation Diploma B.E. / B.Tech. 1 year
Ph.D / Doctorate Course M.E./M.Tech. 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • J.E.E. or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance test

  • GUJCET(Gujarat)

  • MHCET(Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE(Graduate Aptitute Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR five thousand to INR three lakhs per year excluding lodging and boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Technical skills

  • The ability to work under pressure

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Creativity

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Commercial awareness

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for mechanical engineers in various fields:

  • Aerospace Engineer:It is a profile that deals with the maintenance and manufacturing of aircraft and airports keeping into consideration the technical aspects involved.

  • Maintenance Engineer:The role of a maintenance engineer is to keep a check on the functioning of the machines and equipment. To check the continuous running of the machinery and equipment, maintenance engineers are hired.

  • Automotive Engineer:Designing and development of mechanical components and machines related to automobiles is the functionality of an automotive engineer. An automotive engineer typically focuses on research and development, design, and production.

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer:Often referred to as C&I Engineer, these are professionals that deal with the designing, development, installation, management, and maintenance of equipment that is used for monitoring and controlling machines and systems involved in the work of engineering.

  • Contracting Civil Engineer:A contracting civil engineer is the one who deals with the consultancy involved in the field of construction and designing of projects like buildings, highway construction, dams and canals construction, etc. They are responsible for checking the ongoing on-site construction and work in conjunction with consulting engineers.

  • Nuclear Engineer:These engineers provide technical support to the nuclear power stations. Their role is to design, build, run or dismantle the machinery of the nuclear power station. A nuclear engineer can be a reactor operator, process engineer, quality engineer, project manager, or instrumentation and control engineer.

  • Mechanical Engineer:A mainstream job profile framed for the designing, crafting, developing, maintaining, and managing various machines and equipment are covered by the mechanical engineers. The job profiles for mechanical engineers ranges from designing, production, analysis, and testing to installation, maintenance, and structural engineering.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech)   

  • Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Courses (M.E/M.Tech/PhD)   

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • TATA Group

  • Thermax

  • Larsen & Toubro

  • Ashok Leyland

  • Kirloskar

  • ThyssenKrupp

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

  • BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)

  • HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.