Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is a 10th-level Diploma course involving professional specialization in the field of designing. Mechanical Engineering is a field of engineering that involves the application of the standards of Material Science for Investigation, Planning, Assembling, Upkeep of mechanical

frameworks.The course is 3-year long in duration, and the minimum eligibility for it is the successful completion of the 10+2 level of education, in Science stream, and from a recognized educational Board. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is the imparting of instruction in assembling or

generating industry-ready staff and techniques, technologies, markets and employment patterns in Mechanical Engineering.This Diploma is considered equivalent to the Diploma offered by the Technical Education System, and is identical to any of the similar diplomas offered by various polytechnic-based institutes in India.

Such Diploma-holders are hired in capacities such as: Assistant Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Process Development Technologist, Section Head, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technician, Assistance Professor, Engineering Trainee, Manufacturing Manager, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Consultant, Site Mechanical Engineer, Service Engineer, Instructional Designer, Diploma Engineer Trainee, Lecturer & Professor, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years. The average annual salary offered to successful professionals of the discipline in India ranges between INR 3 and 20 lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
Course Level Diploma
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System/ Year-wise
Eligibility 10th with minimum passing marks
Admission Process based on entrance exam& Direct
Course Fee 32,000 /- per Year (see B.Ter Website)
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 20 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Tata Motors, Bajaj, Hero, Leyland, Ford, Honda BARC, BHEL, NTPC, ISRO, DRDO, COAL INDIA, ECIL, ARMY, NAVY, HAL, SAIL, Aban group, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Sun Grace, Ved Engineering, Design Tech System Ltd, John Deere – Pune, PaltechTM Cooling Towers Equipments, NEPC - New Delhi, Eagle Infotech – Gandhinagar, Alstom – Bangalore, Nura Engineering Pvt. Ltd. – Delhi, etc.
Top Recruiting Areas Colleges & universities, Aeronautical Industry, Chemical Industry, Automobile Industry, Electronics Industry, Hotels, Construction Firms, Hospitals, Agricultural Industry, Industrial Machinery industry, Oil Exploration and Refining, Petroleum Industry, Consulting Firms, Power Plants, Steel Plants, Textile Industries, and such.
Job Positions Assist. Manager, Process Development Technologist, Section Head, Mechanical Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technician, Assistance Professor, Trainee, Manufacturing Manager, Mechanical Designer, Consultant Mechanical, Site Mechanical Engineer, Service Engineer, Instructional Designer, Diploma Engineer Trainee, Lecturer & Professor, among others.

What is it About?


Mechanical engineering is one of the main engineering disciplines that include the application of laws of physics for Design, Analysis and Manufacturing of mechanical systems. Students enrolled to the course are taught to make and collect motors and structures, control plants and vehicles of all sizes, understand concepts central to the discipline, such as: Mechanics, Kinematics, Fluid Mechanics, Energy and vitality. Students are also taught to use the center standards in the field to plan and inspect vehicle engines, watercraft, aircraft, warming and cooling frameworks, industrial equipment and machinery, robotics, medical devices, and such.

Eligibility for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

After 10th:

Successful qualification of class X, with a minimum aggregate score of 40%, with any of:

After 12th:

Successful qualification of class XII with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects, and a minimum aggregate score of 40% (40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Admission Process


Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. Admission process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10th level.

Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
Semester I Semester II
Engineering Mathematics Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Physics Applied Mechanics
Engineering Drawing/Graphics Material Science
Workshop (Practical) Mechanical Drafting
Communication Skills Basic Civil Engineering
Semester III Semester IV
Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineering
Fluid Mechanics Thermal Engineering
Thermodynamics Theory of Machines
Strength of Materials CADD
Applied Electronics and Electrical Engineering Metrology and Instrumentation
CADD (Computer Aided Machine Design and Drawing) Plant Maintenance and Safety
Semester V Semester VI
Thermal Engineering Computer Aided Manufacturing
Design of Machine Elements Tool Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Manufacturing
Industrial Design Elective Subjects
Cost Estimating and Contracting Project Work
Elective Subject  
Project Work  

Who should opt?


Ideal candidates for the course would possess excellent mechanical engineering and technical drawing skills. They should also have computer skills for designing machines and equipment. They should have excellent numerical skills such as mathematics and an inquisitive and logical mind. Students must have understanding of abstract engineering concepts. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering aspirants shoul have a creative mind for better innovative imagination and engineering-based perspective. They must possess skills to apply Math and science to real-life problems.

Career Prospects


Such professionals are mainly employed in manufacturing firms, and in the government sector for designing and maintaining their machinery, such as:

Candidates with a postgraduate degree in the discipline, or with an additional management degree in the field can find work in executive and managerial positions.

In the rural division, mechanical designers assume a vital part by the beginning administration or service centers support for:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful professionals of the discipline are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Mechanical Engineers Mechanical Engineers are in charge of planning, building, introducing, and maintaining a wide range of mechanical hardware, tools and components. In the area of construction, such Mechanical Engineers are hired in power, medical, and manufacturing industries. 6,23,904
Engineer Engineering is a technical professional where the professional applies the theories and principles of Physical Sciences to plan, develop, and grow monetarily suitable and effectively executable products and solutions for specialized issues of the discipline. 3,37,899
Professor Professors teach students a wide range of subjects at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the discipline. 9,13,657
Manufacturing Manager A Manufacturing Manager is an official in an organization that produces consumer or business merchandise. They work at the creation plant itself, ensuring that goods are productively made, and meet the organization's manufacturing standards. 7,18,149
Technicians Technicians work with complex frameworks or perform exceedingly specialized mechanical or demonstrative tests. Depending on the field, technicians may work freely, or under the supervision of an expert. 2,28,258