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 and 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.
Mechanical Engineering, one of the most comprehensive engineering programs is associated with the design and production of machinery, equipment, and mechanical tools needed for industrial or business purposes.
This program has multi-dimensional functions ranging from design, development, construction, and production of machinery items to installation, maintenance, and operation of heavy and complicated machines. Mechanical engineers work in the mechanism and function of different equipment such as components of thermal power stations, internal combustion, automobiles, refrigerators, jet engines, etc.
The program's objectives of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering TU are as follows:
Students who want to study the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program; offered by Tribhuvan University need to fulfill the 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 the engineering entrance examination. In this, questions are asked in five different fields: English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering Aptitude. The total marks for this exam is 140 consisting of 100 questions. The time division is 2 hours and all the objective questions are taken on a computerized basis. 10% marks of the given question will be deducted for incorrect answers. The total marks are divided as - Physics: 40, Mathematics: 40, Chemistry: 20, Engineering Aptitude: 18 and English: 22.
There are various institutions within and outside Kathmandu Valley that run classes from morning to evening for entrance preparation of engineering. This institution charges fees 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 construction of those utilities that are in motion. Thermodynamics, mechanics, robotics, kinematics, etc. are the fields where mechanical engineers can get good jobs. Not only this, graduates who are willing to pursue higher studies in advanced countries have a greater chance of getting visas.
Moreover, mechanical engineers can also get jobs in various consultancies and research firms. However, in the context of Nepal, the job prospects for Mechanical Engineers are very low. To get a job as per their qualification is very difficult. There are only a few industries that can give jobs. But it has tremendous scope in foreign countries.