The energy efficiency of thermal systems is a major focus of industries around the world. Specialization in Thermal Engineering provides an edge to the students who want to pursue careers in the energy linked industries viz. power, HVAC, renewable energy, design of internal combustion engines, energy storage, combustion, research and development.

M.Tech ME with specialization in Thermal Engineering offers  students a deeper knowledge of mathematics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, a design of thermal systems and many other thermal engineering concepts. Students are supposed to carry out research work in thermal engineering. Awareness about current state-of-the-art. Students develop an eye for detail, a methodical work process and creative problem solving ability.

Market Trends of Thermal Engineering

  • The thermal market is expected to grow at 5% CGR from 2019 to 2027 [Transparency Market Research]
  • Exponential growth of the IT & telecommunications sector has indirectly led to a spurt in the demand for thermal products.
  • HVAC cooling systems that use thermal products find wide use for cooling servers and computers
  • Food production, packaging, shipping, and distribution are some energy-hungry operations in the food and beverage sector.

Unique Selling Points of the Specialization

  • Carry out design,  development and optimization of thermal management systems
  • Work on thermal system problems using computational analysis
  • Research oriented curriculum with focus on publication of research articles
  • Market driven curriculum, updated periodically in consultation with experts from industry and academia.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facility (CAD Lab, IC Engine, Vibration labs, CoE and others) for understanding and undertaking quality research work.
  • Efficient and highly qualified faculty members nurturing students for their future endeavours.
  • Flexibility in choosing courses to facilitate industry placement and admission in Universities abroad.
  • Outstanding industry-academia interaction through expert sessions, industrial visits, internships, professional societies and workshops.
  • Emphasis on holistic development of students through promotion of co-curricular activities and professional societies in the department.


Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1 (Technically Accomplished): The graduates of Department of Mechanical Engineering will be strong in scientific/engineering fundamentals leading to foundation of research in different areas of competence, develop hardware and software skills and will be motivated to successfully pursue their profession of choice.

PEO2 (Socially Responsible): The graduates of Department of Mechanical Engineering will understand and appreciate their ethical, environmental and societal responsibilities and will contribute towards the benefit of professional organization and society.

PEO3 (Innovation Driven): The graduates of Department of Mechanical Engineering will develop to be independent thinkers with strong industrial focuskeeping abreast with ever changing technology and be fully aware of business, managerial, quality, cost and time constraints.

PEO4 (Team-based Leadership qualities): The graduates of Department of Mechanical Engineering will develop as dedicated, self-driven, and inspiring to others professionals and will possess effective communication skills through all medium.

Programme Outcome (POs)

Mechanical Engineering has the following Program Outcomes (as prescribed by NBA):

1. Students shall have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to engineering problems.

2. Students shall have an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.

3. Students shall have an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

4. Students shall have an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

5. Students shall have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

6. Students shall have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7. Students shall have an ability to communicate effectively.

8. Students shall have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

9. Students shall have recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.

10. Students shall have knowledge of contemporary issues.

11. Students shall have an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools including computational tools necessary for engineering practice.

Programme Specific Outcome

PSO1: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of mechanical engineering courses like Thermodynamics, Energy Conversion, Fluid mechanics and machines, Automobile system engineering Heat Transfer, Instrumentation and control engg., Industrial and production engineering, and specialized knowledge in CAE, HVAC, Manufacturing, and automotive engg., in line with market needs and requirements to identify, analyze and solve mechanical and allied engineering problems.

PSO2: Ability to innovate, plan and execute projects demonstrating system design and managerial skills to become successful technologists, entrepreneurs and researchers in the field of mechanical and allied engineering.

PSO3: Ability to apply acquired knowledge by demonstrating an aptitude towards societal problems and sustainable development indicating holistic development as an individual. Enable our graduates to have a global outlook and be competitive , in pursuing employment opportunities in the public and private sector or advanced and higher education.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must have obtained minimum 55% marks in aggregate or
equivalent CGPA in the relevant qualifying degree, BE/BTech in

1) BE/BTech in Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Aero space/Aeronautical Engineering, Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Technology, Production and Industrial Engineering, Marine Engineering, Tool Engineering OR
2) Any other relevant equivalent qualifying degree.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on Merit


MTech (ME) with specialization in (i) Thermal Engineering or (ii) Mechanical Engineering Design10

Programme Fee

For Year 2021-22

(PART TIME) Rs. 93,000/-

Hostel Fee (where applicable) Rs. 60,000/- per semester

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