Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Nepal
Saru Niraula

In Nepal, limited universities and colleges offer a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. 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 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)

Eligibility Criteria: 

No matter where you decide to study Bachelor of Mechanica- KU or TU-you must first prove your eligibility. The minimum entry requirements for admission to the 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 significant subjects can also apply.

  • Depending on where they plan to study, students must appear for the Engineering entrance examination conducted by TU or KU.

Passing the entrance examination is mandatory for studying mechanical engineering at TU and KU instituted. However, just passing the entrance examination does not guarantee admission into Nepal's best engineering colleges. Students are selected based on merits.

Engineering Entrance test

Be it TU or KU, you first must 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 must prepare physically and mentally.

Several institutions in Nepal (more inside Kathmandu Valley and less outside the valley) 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

  • SEA, Thapathali

  • 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.

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TU Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Highlights

  • Each constituent engineering campus of TU (Pulchowk Campus, Thapathali Campus, Purbanchal and Paschimanchal Campus) offers 48 seats for mechanical engineering at the bachelor's level.

  • These colleges offer scholarships to deserving students based on their merits. For instance, among the 48 students in the class, the top students (24 students in Pulchowk and Purbanchal campus and the top 12 students in Paschimanchal and Thapathali) according to the merit list prepared from entrance results are declared regular students and their tuition fees are waived off. In such circumstances, the tuition fee 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. 

  • Fluid Mechanics,

  • Hydraulic Machines,

  • Heat Engines,

  • Thermodynamics,

  • Heat Transfer,

  • Instrumentation and Control,

  • Mechanisms & Machine Dynamics,

  • Metallurgy,

  • Pollution Control,

  • Renewable Energy,

  • 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 the first and the second years each contribute 20% of the aggregate BE Percentage. Likewise, each of the third year and fourth years contribute to 30% i.e.

First Year- 20%

Second Year- 20%

Third Year- 30%

Fourth Year- 30%

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Syllabus TU 

The BE in Mechanical Engineering academic year under TU begins in November/ Mangsir.

BE in Mechanical Engineering 1st year subjects

First semester

Second Semester

SH 401: Mathematics I

SH451: Mathematics II

CT 401: Computer Programming

ME451: Engineering Drawing II

ME 401: Engineering Drawing I

EX451: Basic Electronics Engineering

SH 403: Engineering Chemistry

SH452: Engineering Physics

ME 402: Fundamental of Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

EE451: Basic Electrical Engineering

ME 403: Workshop Technology

CE451: Applied Mechanics

BE in Mechanical Engineering Second year subjects

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

SH501: Mathematics III

SH 552: Probability And Statistics

ME 501: Material Science

EE 554: Electrical Machine

ME 502: Engineering Mechanics

ME 551: Manufacturing And Production Processes

ME 503: Metrology

ME 552: Strength of Materials

ME 504: Applied Thermodynamics

ME 553:  Instrumentation and Measurement

ME 505: Computer-Aided Drawing

ME 554: Fluid Mechanics

EX 503: Electromagnetism

BE in Mechanical Engineering Third-year subjects

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

SH 603: Numerical Methods

SH 651: Communication English

EE 602: Control System

ME651: Machine Design I

ME 601: Organization and Management

ME 652: Industrial Engineering and Management

ME 602: Mechanics of Solids

ME 653: Theory of Mechanism and Machine I

ME 604: Heat Transfer

ME 654: Internal Combustion Engines

ME 605: Fluid Machines

ME 655: Energy Resources

BE in Mechanical Engineering Fourth-year subjects

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

ME 701: Machine Design II

CE 751: Project Engineering

ME 702: Theory of Mechanism and Machine II

ME 751: Finite Element Method

ME 703: Engineering Economics

CE 752: Engineering Professional Practice

ME 704: Turbo Machines

Project I & II

ME 705: Environment and Pollution Control

ME 706: Industrial Attachment

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 Economical Production

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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering fee structure in Nepal

These are the tuition fees for total fees students. In the case of scholarships, the tuition fees will be waived.


Approximate fees for the course (4 years) in NPR

Pulchowk Campus

3 Lakhs

Paschimanchal Campus

3 Lakhs

Thapathali Campus

3 Lakhs

Purbanchal Campus

3 Lakhs

Kathmandu University

8 Lakhs

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:  

  • Hydro-power plants

  • Automobile Companies

  • Manufacturing and Automation Industry

  • Construction companies

  • Alternative Energy projects

  • Aviation sector

  • Research Laboratories

  • Nepal Army

  • Energy and Thermal Plants

  • Government office: Nepal Electricity Authority, Ministry of Energy

  • Engineering College

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's in engineering in Nepal. These are the options available to 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 Systems), KU

  • Master Program in Energy Efficient Building Design (EEBD), KU

  • MS by Research under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU

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