Mechanical Engineering Courses After 12th: Admission, Fees, Duration, Colleges & Scope
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Mechanical Engineering Courses After 12th: Admission, Fees, Duration, Colleges & Scope

19 Aug,2021


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Mechanical Engineering Courses After 12th:

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most promising and broadest fields of Engineering, many students want to pursue a Mechanical Engineering courses after 12th. Keeping that in mind, we are publishing this article to inform such students about the various Mechanical Engineering courses he/she can pursue right after passing their 12th board examinations.

Mechanical Engineering deals with the design, construction, and use of machines and  Mechanical Engineers are responsible to design and make machines that promote innovation. In other words, Mechanical Engineers lays the foundation stone for the advancements in technology and innovations. If you are someone who feels that you are good with mechanics and want to adopt the same as your career field, then a Diploma Mechanical Engineering Course will perfectly fit your interests. 

Top Mechanical Engineering Courses After 12th:

Being the most versatile & diverse field of engineering, Mechanical Engineering courses offer you extensive knowledge of advanced machines, Mechanical Engineers apply the principles of physics and material science for analysis, design, construction, and maintenance of various mechanical systems. To pursue a Mechanical Engineering Course, an individual requires the understanding of basic concepts like mechanics, kinematics, material Science, Kinematics, and structural analysis, and these concepts are usually taught to the students at 10+2 level.

Below, We are mentioning the list of most popular Courses related to Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics :

Mechanical Engineering Courses After 12th:

  1. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

B.E in Mechanical Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course. The course deals with the study of designing and manufacturing any machine product that works on the principle of motion, energy, and force. To pursue this course the candidate must score at least 55% or 60% in 10+2 with Science stream (PCM). 

The curriculum of this course consists of subjects like Robotics & motion, the Theory of machines, Fluid mechanics.  B.E Mechanical Engineering Course trains the students to work in the field of Automobiles, aeronautics, electronics, petroleum, power, and construction. The average fee of this course is Rs 4.8 Lacs.

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering Course is a 4-year undergraduate degree course that imparts the knowledge of various principles of mechanical engineering to design, produce, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. The candidate must score at least 50% or above in the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the main subjects. Candidates who already hold a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant specialization, are eligible to apply for a lateral entry in the 2nd year of this course. 

Industrial Engineering and Management, Applied Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines, and Power Plant Engineering are some of the major subjects that are included in the curriculum of this course. The average fee of this course is Rs 3.7 Lacs to Rs 15 Lacs depending on the fee structure of the college. After completing this course, the candidate can apply for various job positions such as Design Engineers, Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Purchase, and Quality Contro Executive, etc.

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics

B.Tech in Mechatronics Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course that provides the combined knowledge of various disciplines such as mechanics, electronics, controls, and computers. The curriculum of this course consists of the core subjects that are also taught in other specializations, some of the main subjects are  - Theory of Machines, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Object-oriented programming, and Industrial Electronics. The candidate must score a minimum of 60% in the 10+2 board examination (with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects). Some of the reputed colleges of India demand a minimum of 75% in 10+2 as a minimum eligibility criterion required to apply for B.Tech in  Mechatronics Course. 

A graduate in B.TEch Mechatronics can work in the areas of design, research & development, sales, production management, quality & control, etc. The candidates who hold a degree in B.Tech Mechatronics know applications in Nanotechnology, robotics, automation, aircraft engineering, oil & gas, Transport, CAD, etc. After completing this course, the candidate can work on various job positions such as Mechatronics Architect, Assistant Manager, Design & Development Engineer, Development Engineer, Customer Support Engineer, etc. The average course fee of this course starts from Rs 6.7 Lacs.

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical & Automation Engineering

B.Tech in Mechanical & Automation Engineering is a 4 year UG degree course that provides the knowledge of various concepts and processes that are involved in the manufacturing and production of machinery. The student learns about various elements of electronics, thermal science, programming, and electrical machinery, etc. The eligibility requirement to pursue this course is a minimum 55% aggregate in the 10+2 board examination. 

Numerical Analysis and Programming, Machine Design, Thermal Science, Electronics, Electrical Science. LAN and Networking and Metallurgy are some core subjects taught in this course. After completing the course, a candidate can apply for various job positions like Instructional Designer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Automation Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, R&D Engineer, etc.  The average fee of in Mechanical & Automation course is Rs 6.8 Lacs to Rs 9.0 Lacs. 

  1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma Mechanical Engineering Course is a 3-year Diploma certificate course, this course can be pursued right after passing the 10th board exam but many students pursue this course after passing the 12th. A Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is a direct entry pass for entering the 2nd or 3rd year of the B.Tech course. Many students are not willing to afford the whopping course fee of a B.Tech Course, so instead of a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering, they choose to pursue a Diploma course in Mechanical Engineering as it has a less course fee. The curriculum of this course consists of subjects like Fluid Mechanics and Machinery, Manufacturing Technology-I, Theory of Machines, Fluid Power Engineering, etc. After completing the course, a student can start his career as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Technician, Assistant Engineer, Mechanic, Lab Assistant, etc. . The average fee of the course starts from Rs 15,000 to Rs 1.50 Lacs.

  1. Diploma in Mechatronics

Diploma in Mechatronics is a 3-year diploma certificate program. The candidates who have passed 10th or 12th with a minimum of 55% marks in the board exam are eligible to pursue this course. However, this course is not exactly a Mechanical Engineering course as the curriculum of this course consists of various concepts from Mechanical, Computer Science, Electronics, and Control Engineering but students who have a keen interest in Machinery fundamentals can pursue this course. The average course fee of this course is Rs 1.25 Lacs. A candidate holding a Diploma in mechatronics can apply for various jobs roles like Supervisor, Researcher, Robotic Technicians, Robotic Test Engineer, Robotic System Engineer, and some of the main employers being Vizkon Technology, G.E. Renewable energy, SMR Automotive Systems, etc.

Top Online Mechanical Engineering Courses:

There are various Certificate courses in Mechanical Engineering specialization, these courses are available on online platforms like EdX and Coursera. The most popular Certificate Mechanical Engineering course are mentioned below:

  • CAD & Digital Manufacturing 
  • Power Electronics
  • Wind Energy 

Eligibility Criteria to pursue a Mechanical Engineering Courses

Bachelor degree courses in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma Courses in Mechanical Engineering 

  • The candidate must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must score at least a minimum of 55% to 60% aggregate marks in the 10+2 board examination.
  • The candidate must have opted for Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as main subjects and must have passing marks in all of the three subjects.
  • The candidate must be 10th pass with at least 55% marks in the final board examination. However, in some states, the minimum marks required to pursue the course is 35% only.
  • The candidate must have studied Mathematics and English as mainstream subjects in Class 10th.
  • The 10th passing certificate must be obtained from a recognized board.
List of Engineering Courses with Different Stream After 12th
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Course Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Course
Diploma in Biotechnology course B.Tech Electrical Engineering Course
B.Tech Electronics Engineering Course B.Tech Mechanical Engineering Course
B.Tech Biotechnology Course B.Tech CS Course
B.Tech IT Course B.Tech Genetic Engineering Course
B.Tech Mining Engineering Course B.Tech Chemical Engineering Course
B.Tech Agriculture Engineering Course B.Tech Textile Engineering Course
Diploma in Information Technology Course B.Tech Industrial Engineering Course
Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering Course Diploma in Electrical Engineering Course
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Course Diploma in Electronics Engineering Course

Top Entrance exams for Mechanical Engineering Course:

The candidates who aspire to pursue their careers in the area of machines, innovation, and advancement can pursue a Mechanical Engineering courses after 12th, but if you want to get admission to a top-notch Engineering College, then you have to qualify a national, state, or university level entrance examination. Many colleges offer admission based on the merit scores of 10+2, but prestigious institutes like IITs, BITs, and VIT grants admission based on the national or university level entrance examinations.

We have mentioned the most popular entrance examinations which are held every year for students who want to pursue Mechanical Engineering from the best colleges of India :

Entrance Exam for Diploma Courses in Mechanical Engineering

Entrance Exam for UG degree Course in Mechanical Engineering

JEE CUP, Uttar Pradesh

JEE Mains

AP JEE (Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam)

JEE Advanced

DCECE (Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination), Bihar


Chattisgarh Pre Polytechnic Test (CG PPT)


CET (Department of Training and Technical Education), Delhi


Haryana Polytechnic Exam



Top Mechanical Engineering Colleges of India:

We all know that IIT’s and NIT’s are the best institutions of India for any Engineering course, they are autonomous bodies that offer admissions based on the National level Entrance exams (JEE-Advance). Instead of being obvious and mentioning the names of top IIT and NIT colleges of India, we have mentioned the name of the top private colleges along with their course fee. Please have a look:

College Name


Course Fee

Vellore Institute of Technology 


Rs 7.83 Lacs

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham


Rs 12 Lacs

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology


Rs 15.15 Lacs

Birla Institute of Technology & Science


Rs 16.41 Lacs

Amity University 


Rs 10.64 Lacs

Siksha O Anusandhan 


Rs 10 Lacs

Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research & Academy 


Rs 6.20 Lacs

Birla Institute of Technology


Rs 12.32 Lacs

SRM Institute of Science and Technology


Rs10.02 Lacs

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology


Rs 14.91 Lacs

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering 


Rs 2 Lacs

Manipal Institute of Technology


Rs 15.26 Lacs

Job Prospects after a Mechanical Engineering Course:
  1. Design
  2. Automobile Industry 
  3. Aerospace Industry
  4. Installation and Maintenance of Machines
  5. Production and Manufacturing
  6. Analysis and Testing
  7. Power and Metal Plants 
  8. Robotics and Mechatronics
Top Recruiters of Mechanical Engineers:
  1. Larsen & Toubro
  2. Thermax
  3. TATA Group
  4. Ashok Leyland
  5. The Godrej Group
  6. ThyssenKrupp
  7. BHEL
  8. DRDO
  9. HPCL
  10. NHPC
  11. GAIL
  12. IOCL
  13. SCI
  14. HCL Technologies Ltd
  15. Accenture
  16. Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  17. Capgemini
  18. Intel Corporation
  19. Wipro
  20. Cisco Systems Inc,
Various specializations of Mechanical Engineering:

As already discussed, Mechanical Engineering is a broad and most versatile field of engineering. Hence there are various specializations that come under Mechanical Engineering. Each specialization has its own significance. Below we have mentioned the most popular specializations of Mechanical Engineering. After completing a Mechanical Engineering course, a candidate can also pursue a higher degree or a certificate course in any of the following specializations of mechanical engineering:

  1. Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
  2. Materials Engineering
  3. Nanotechnology
  4. Heat Transfer, Thermo Dynamics, and Energy Systems
  5. Automobiles
  6. Robotics, Automation & Control
  7. Transportation Systems
  8. Engineering Design
  9. HVAC
  10. Oil & Gas
  11. Nuclear Energy 
  12. Marine Engineering
  13. Oil & Gas
Best Courses After Mechanical Engineering:

Pursuing a UG (B.Tech) course in Mechanical Engineering makes you eligible to choose your certain area of specialization in the world of Machines. You can go for a higher degree in Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Piping Technology, Nanotechnology, etc. A higher degree is always a good option for upgrading your market value in the employment sector, also a higher degree in this discipline will help you to get a certain direction. You can pursue any of these courses after acquiring a B.Tech Degree:

  • M.Tech Mechanical Engineering Course
  •  M.Tech in Piping Design and Engineering 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Piping Design Engineering
  • Certificate Course in Piping Design & Drafting
  • Diploma in Piping Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Tool Design
  • M.E/M.Tech in CAD/CAM
  • Post Graduate Course in Tool, Die & Mould Design
  • Post Diploma in Tool Design
  • Advanced Diploma in Tool & Die Making (ADTDM)
  • M. Tech (Mechatronics)
  • Diploma in Robotics
  • M.E/M.Tech in Robotics 
  • M.E in Advanced Robotics
  • M.E in Robotics & Automation Engineering
  • M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • M.Tech/M.E in Nanotechnology
  • MSc. in Nanotechnology

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