Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering which we prefer to call BE Mechanical in short is a four year, 8 semester program affiliated with Tribhuvan University(TU). The course duration is about 48 months where more than 50 core and elective subjects are taught to the students. The department of Mechanical engineering has been running this program at Pulchowk Campus, lalitpur since 1995. The Mechanical Engineering, one of the most comprehensive engineering programs is associated with design and productions of machineries, equipments and mechanical tools needed for industrial or business purpose. This program has multi dimensional function ranging from design, development, construction and productions of machinery items to installation, maintenance and operation of those heavy and complicated machines. The mechanical engineers work in the mechanism and function of different equipments such as components of thermal power stations, internal combustion, automobiles, refrigerator, jet engines, etc.
The program's objectives of Bachelor of Mechanical engineering TU are as follows:
Students who want to study Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program offered by Tribhuvan University needs to fulfill minimum criteria as listed below:
Institute of Engineering (IOE) also known as Pulchowk Campus is the authorized institution of TU which is responsible for taking engineering entrance examination. In this, questions are asked in five different fields: English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude. Total marks for this exam is 140 consisting of 100 questions. The time division is of 2 hours where all the objective questions are taken in computerized basis. 10% marks of the given question will be deducted for incorrect answer. The total marks is divided as - Physics: 40, Mathematics: 40, Chemistry: 20, Engineering Aptitude: 18 and English: 22.
There are various institutions within and outside Kathmandu valley that runs classes from morning to evening for entrance preparation of engineering. This institutions charges fee amounting to Rs. 15,000 - Rs. 18,000. Some of the institutes offering BE entrance preparation classes inside valley are:
Mechanical field is one of the broadest fields and is one of the most advanced engineering. The scholars studying Mechanical engineering are sure to have a good job and decent salary. This is a very demanding degree in the job market. The expertise of mechanical engineers is valued in the fields of automobiles, aerospace, aviation, power plants etc. The graduates of BE in Mechanical Engineering are required in the design, manufacture, and construct of those utilities which are in motion. Thermodynamics, mechanics, robotics, kinematics etc are the field where mechanical engineers can get good job. Not only this, graduates who are willing to pursue higher studies in advance countries have greater chance of getting visas. Moreover, the mechanical engineers can also get jobs in various consultancies and research firm. However, in context of Nepal the job prospects for Mechanical Engineers are very low. To get job as per their qualification is very difficult. There are only few industries that can give jobs. But it has tremendous scope in foreign countries.