Master of Engineering in Nepal

Master of Engineering in Nepal

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Kanti KhadkaThu Oct 28 2021

Master of Engineering in Nepal is a 2 years/4semesters long graduate course offered by 4 different universities — Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu University (KU), Pokhara University (PoU) and Purbanchal University (PU) in Nepal.

This postgraduate course imparts theoretical as well as practical knowledge on different subdivisions under engineering such as civil engineering, architecture engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering and more.

Applicants must appear and pass the entrance examination held by the respective university to be eligible to enrol on any course under Master of Engineering in Nepal.  

Upon graduation, students from ME can get work opportunities in IT Companies, health care sectors, educational sectors, manufacturing companies, Automobile Industries, Food companies, Transportation, Hydropower projects, consultancies, data companies, Roads and Construction, and more.

Key Takeaways of Master of Engineering in Nepal

Course

Master of Engineering

Course type

Postgraduate

Course Duration

2 years/ 4 semesters

Eligibility

Must have passed Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subjects with at least second division. 

Must pass the entrance examination conducted by the respective universities.  

Average fees

Varies according to the courses

Job Designations

Civil Engineer, Architect, Computer Engineer, Software Engineer, Data Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Automobile Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Chemist, IT Engineer, Agriculture Engineer and more

Master of Engineering in Nepal: Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to study for Masters of Engineering in Nepal, students must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subjects with at least second division. 
  • Applicants must pass the entrance examination conducted by the respective universities.  

Master of Engineering in Nepal: Kathmandu University

Admission in KU, School of Engineering

Most of the graduate engineering programs at KU have a fall intake — from July to September. 

Applicants for a Master of Engineering at Kathmandu University must go through the following steps as a part of the screening process. 

  • Entrance Test (paper- or computer-based)
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

Master of Engineering Programs offered by KU

  1. ME in Electrical Power Engineering
  2. ME in Computer Engineering
  3. ME in Communications Engineering
  4. ME in Information Technology 
  5. ME in Artificial Intelligence
  6. ME in Structural Engineering
  7. ME in Civil Engineering
  8. ME in Geoinformatics
  9. ME in Mechanical Engineering 
  10. ME in planning and Operation of Energy System
  11. Master program in energy Efficient Building Design

Master of Engineering fees in KU

This is the tuition fee for Master of KU engineering programs published by KU. These fees structure are effective from 2078. 

ME Programs on KU

Total Course fees

ME in Electrical Power Engineering

3,95,000

ME in Computer Engineering

3,95,000

ME in Communications Engineering

3,95,000

ME in Information Technology 

3,95,000

ME in Artificial Intelligence

3,95,000

ME in Structural Engineering

3,95,000

ME in Civil Engineering

3,95,000

ME in Geoinformatics

3,95,000

ME in Mechanical Engineering 

3,95,000

ME in planning and Operation of Energy System

3,95,000

Master program in energy Efficient Building Design

3,95,000

Source: KU Tuition fee structure

Master of Engineering in Nepal: Tribhuvan University

Master of Engineering Admission Process on TU

TU, Department of Engineering/ Institute of Engineering, conducts the IOE Entrance examination each year. After passing this entrance examination, students are eligible for admission to the postgraduate engineering programs at TU Colleges.

Application Process For IOE Entrance Examination

The application process for the IOE Entrance examination are: 

  1. The candidate should deposit an amount of Rs 2,000 as an application fee for entrance examination in Account No. 00915056064 of the Siddhartha Bank Limited by submitting a specially prepared voucher often by filling applicant's name and date of birth in it. The voucher No. indicated in the voucher needs to ME specified in the online application form.
  2. The candidate must select the appropriate entrance stream.
  3. The candidate should fill up the other required fields in the form without skipping any steps.
  4. The candidate also needs to upload his/her colour photograph of the prescribed specification and one of the following identification documents.
  5. Citizenship certificate or Passport or Last Academic Exam Admit Card 

Students are advised to fill the form carefully so that no errors are present at the time of submission. In case of any mistakes, applicants must pay an additional charge to change the submitted information. 

After successfully filling and submitting the application form, applicants must download and print the coloured admit card. Entrance examinees must present the printed admit card as an identification document for the entrance examination.  

(Note: Applicants will not be eligible to appear IOE Entrance examination if they don’t present the printed admit card and original ID at the examination centre.)

Selection Process

IOE Entrance examination board publishes the list of students securing at least 40% in the entrance examination. Depending upon this list, students are selected for the respective master’s degree program in engineering. 

The admission process to TU Colleges

  • The successful candidate should pay the required fee and complete the procedures within the time prescribed by the Admission Committee of the Campuses.
  • Candidates failing to do so will lose the opportunity to get admission. The following documents should be presented at the time of admission:
    •  Original and attested copies of transcripts of all academic records from SLC onwards to the latest approved degree.
    • Original copies of migration and provisional certificates, if applicable.
    • Original copy of Nepali citizenship certificate or passport for foreign students
    • Copy of Score Card of entrance examination. 
  •  In case of discrepancy on verification of the original certificates, or in case of inclusion of the candidate's name in the admission list by mistake of any kind, admission of such a candidate will be cancelled even after their formal admission.

Master of Engineering programs offered by TU

College

Program offered

Location

Purwanchal Campus

  • M.Sc. in Land and Water Engineering

Dharan, Sunsari

Pulchowk Campus

  • M.Sc. in Urban Planning
  •  M.Sc. in Structural Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Renewable Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Information and Communication Engineering
  • Masters in Power System Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management
  • Master in Disaster Risk Management
  • M.Sc. in Construction Management
  • M.Sc. in Computer System Management
  • M.Sc. in Energy for Sustainable Social Development
  • M.Sc. in Energy Efficient Buildings
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Systems Design
  • M.Sc. in Hydropower Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Computer Engineering Specializing in Data Science
  • Masters in Architecture

Pulchowk, Kathmandu

Paschimanchal Campus

  •   M.Sc. in Communications & Knowledge Engineering
  • Masters in Electrical Engineering in Distributed Generations
  • M.Sc. in Rock & Tunnel Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Geospatial Engineering
  • Masters in Infrastructure of Engineering and Management

Pokhara, Nepal

Thapathali Campus

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  • M.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering

Thapathali, Kathmandu

 

(Note: If any program does not meet 60% of the full fee and sponsored seats within the first phase( first, second and third admission list) the program will be suspended for that academic year by the concerned campus. The amount paid by the students will be refunded.)

Master of Engineering fee Structure of TU

Particulars

Regular

Full Fee

Sponsored

Foreign Student

Tuition fee (per Semester)

12,180/-

55,000/-

1,48,500/-

USD 1,980/-

Exam fee( per Semester)

2,000/-

2,000/-

2,000/-

USD 20/-

Application processing fee (per semester)

100/-

100/-

100/-

USD 1/-

Exam Centre fee (per semester)

100/-

100/-

100/-

USD 1/-

Deposit( Refundable)

-

-

-

-

Campus Deposit

1,000/-

1,000/-

-

USD 10/-

Lab Deposit

1,000/-

1,000/-

-

USD 10/-

Library Deposit

1,000/-

1,000/-

-

USD 10/-

Deposit(Non- refundable)

1,000/-

1,000/-

-

-

Campus Development Fund

3000/-

3000/-

-

USD 200/-

Maintainance Fund

2,000/-

2,000/-

-

-

ID Card Fee

175/-

175/-

175/-

USD 20/-

At the time of Admission

22,555/-

65,375/-

602,975/-

USD 2,252/-

  • Students from Rock and Tunnel Engineering must pay an additional 14,800 per semester for Lab Expenses and Rs. 20,650 for Field Expenses.
  • Students from Geospatial Engineering must pay an additional 14,800 per semester for Lab Expenses.
  • Additional Fees include a TU registration fee of Rs.500 (1,000 for students of B.E/ B.Arch. or equivalent from abroad) and a Graduate Conference fee of Rs. 5000.
  • Sponsored students must make a cheque payment for the full course duration (2 years) at the time of admission. Other mediums of transactions are not approved by the University. 
  • Students from Hydropower engineering and land and water Engineering must pay additional Rs. 50,000 for field visits and practicals.
  • Students are also subject to additional charges for Internet access and extra credit courses. 

Scholarships offered by TU

TU offers generous scholarships to deserving students based on the IOE Entrance examination result.

  1. Pulchowk Campus offers scholarships to 50% of the students for each Master of engineering program.
  2. For other constituent campuses of TU- ERC, WRC etc.- 25% of students from each engineering program at the Masters level get a tuition fee waiver. These students who get scholarships are called regular students. 

Master of Engineering in Nepal: Purbanchal University

Master of Engineering Programs offered by Purbanchal University 

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Computer Engineering

Colleges affiliated with Purbanchal University offering ME

College

Program offered

Location

Purbanchal University School of Engineering and Technology (PUSET)

M.Sc. in Computer Engineering

M.Sc. in Information System Engineering



Biratnagar, Morang

Khwopa Engineering College

M.Sc. in Urban Design & Conservation

Libali, Bhaktapur

 Master of Engineering Program fee structure in PU affiliated college

Program 

Approximate course fees (NPR)

ME Civil

6,75,160

ME Computer

6,75,160

ME Electronics and Communications

6,75,160

B. Architecture

8,43,950

 Master of Engineering in Nepal: Pokhara University

Master of Engineering Programs offered by Pokhara University 

  • Master of Engineering in Information Technology
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Computer Engineering
  • Master of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Master of Civil & Rural Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering for Diploma Holders
  • Master of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Colleges affiliated with Pokhara University offering ME 

College

Program offered

Location

Nepal College of Information Technology

Master of Computer Engineering

Balkumari, Lalitpur

Gandaki College of Engineering and Sciences

M.Sc. in Information System Engineering

Kaski, Nepal

Pokhara Engineering College

M.Sc. in Construction Management

Kaski, Nepal

Lumbini Engineering College

M.Sc. in Construction Management

Rupandehi, Nepal

Scope of Master of Engineering in Nepal

Depending upon the department, electives and specialisations, the graduates can find job opportunities in the private and public sectors. 

Engineers can get working opportunities in IT Companies, health care sectors, educational sectors, manufacturing companies, Automobile Industries, Food companies, Transportation, Hydropower projects, consultancies, data companies, Roads and Construction, Networking companies, website designing, robotics etc. 

Engineering jobs in Nepal

Salary range per month (NPR)

Civil Engineer

20,000- 100,000

Architect

25,000- 100,000

Computer Engineer

18,000- 120,000

Software Engineer

30,000-150,000

Data Engineer

30,000-90,000

Mechanical Engineer

15,000- 100,000

Automobile Engineer

20,000-75,000

Chemical Engineer

20,000-100,000

Chemist

24,000-120,000

IT Engineer

15,000- 100,000

Agriculture Engineer

20,000- 70,000

 

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