In Nepal, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering is offered by limited universities and colleges. This course is 4 years long and is spread over 8 semesters. Internal and external examinations are taken to analyze the performance of the students.
Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University are the only universities to offer a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal. TU offers this course via 4 of its constituent campuses which are discussed below.
Each of these campuses has 4 seats for Mechanical Engineering.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at Kathmandu University School of Engineering has the following specializations.
B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Automobile)
B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing)
B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology)
B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Hydropower)
No matter where you decide to study Bachelor of Mechanica- KU or TU-, you first need to prove your eligibility. The minimum entry requirements for admission to Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal are:
Applicants must pass intermediate level/ +2 in Science with maths as a full-time paper in 11 and 12. Those who have passed a diploma in Engineering or similar courses with maths, physics and chemistry as major subjects can also apply.
Students need to appear for the Engineering entrance examination conducted by TU or KU depending on where they are planning to study.
Passing the entrance examination is mandatory for studying mechanical engineering in TU and KU instituted. However, just passing the entrance examination does not guarantee your admission into the best engineering Colleges in Nepal. Students are selected based on merits.
Engineering Entrance test
Be it TU or KU, you first need to appear on the entrance test if you wish to study engineering in Nepal. In general condition, this entrance test is conducted in August and September. More than 10,000 Nepali and international students take the Engineering entrance exam in Nepal. The entrance exam has 5 sections- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Engineering Aptitude.
The test used to be paper-based initially but now it is computer-based. The entrance examination is quite strenuous and students need to prepare both physically and mentally for the exam.
There are several institutions in Nepal (more inside Kathmandu valley and less outside the valley) that offer engineering preparatory courses. These courses are 2 months to 1 year long and take from NPR 12,000 to NPR 25,000 for the course. Some institutions offering this test are:
PEA Association Pvt. Ltd., Thapathali
Training Nepal, Putalisadak
NAEE Education Centre, Patan Dhoka
KEI Foundation, Kupondole
Kanchanjanga Education Institute (KEI), Kupondole
To study in Pulchowk and other constituent campuses of TU, you need to appear on the entrance exam conducted by TU. If you wish to study at Kathmandu University School of Engineering, you need to sit on the entrance exam taken by KU.
TU Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Highlights
Each constituent engineering campus of TU (Pulchowk Campus, Thapathali campus, Purbanchal and Paschimanchal Campus) offer 48 seats for mechanical engineering at the bachelors level.
These colleges offer scholarships to deserving students based on their merits. For instance, among the 48 students in class, the top students (24 students in Pulchowk and Purbanchal campus and top 12 students in Paschimanchal, and Thapathali) according to the merit list prepared from entrance results are declared regular students and their tuition fees is waived off. In such circumstances, the tuition fees for 4 years of a bachelor of mechanical engineering is less than NPR 40,000.
Workshop and laboratories
The departments of Mechanical Engineering of TU are well equipped with modern infrastructures.
Instrumentation and Control,
Mechanisms & Machine Dynamics,
Strength of Materials,
Mechanics of Solids, and
Aerodynamics Laboratory (subsonic wind tunnel)
Depending upon the final aggregate percentage scored, students are awarded the following divisions each semester:
80% and above – Distinction
65% and above – First Division
50% and above – Second Division
40% and above – Pass
Finally, the performance of 8 semesters is merged and the transcript is generated which offers the overall percentage of 4 of Engineering via TU.
Note that, first and the second years each contributes 20% of the aggregate BE Percentage. Likewise, each of the third year and fourth year contribute to 30% i.e.
First Year- 20%
Second Year- 20%
Third Year- 30%
Fourth Year- 30%
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Syllabus TU
The academic year for BE in Mechanical Engineering under TU begins from November/ Mangsir.
BE in Mechanical Engineering 1st year subjects
BE in Mechanical Engineering Second year subjects
BE in Mechanical Engineering Third year subjects
BE in Mechanical Engineering Fourth-year subjects
The elective options for the seventh semester are:
ME 72501: Elective I- Automobile Technology
ME 72502: Elective !- Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
ME 72503: Elective I- Gaseous Bio-Fuel
ME 72504: Elective I- Operations Research / Management Science
ME 72505: Elective I- Basics of Micro Hydropower Plant
ME 72506: Electie I- Basic Aircraft and Air Frame
ME 72507: Elective I- Tool Design for Economic Production
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering fee structure in Nepal
These are the tuition fees for full fees students. In the case of scholarships, the tuition fees will be waived off.
List of Mechanical Engineering Colleges in Nepal
Government Colleges for BE in Mechanical Engineering
Central Campus, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur, Nepal
Paschinamanchal Campus/ WRC, Pokhara, Nepal
Purbanchal Campus/ ERC, Dharan, Nepal
Thapathali Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
Scope of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal
The employment areas after completing a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal are:
Manufacturing and Automation Industry
Alternative Energy projects
Energy and Thermal Plants
Government office: Nepal Electricity Authority, Ministry of Energy
Mechanical Engineers can earn around 25,000 per month annually during the beginning of Engineering. The demand for mechanical engineers is huge across Germany, Canada, the USA and Australia.
Master in Mechanical Engineering courses and specializations
You can also study master in engineering in Nepal. These are the options available for you.
M.Sc. Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing- 2 Years, TU
MSc. in Energy Systems Planning and Management
MSc in Technology, Innovation and Management
MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering
Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), KU
Master of Engineering (Planning and Operation of Energy System), KU
Master Program in Energy Efficient Building Design (EEBD), KU
MS by Research under Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU