Mechanical Engineering Subjects : Year Wise

By - Kaustubh Katdare • 2 weeks ago • 12.8k views

Here's a list of subjects for each year of mechanical engineering degree course in India -

First Year:

Engineering Mathematics Engineering Physics Engineering Chemistry Engineering Mechanics Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering Engineering Graphics Workshop Practice Environmental Science and Engineering Engineering Thermodynamics Engineering Materials Engineering Drawing

Second Year:

Mathematics for Engineers Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Strength of Materials Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines Applied Thermodynamics Manufacturing Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering Material Science and Engineering Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Machine Drawing Industrial Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer

Third Year:

Numerical Methods Theory of Machines Production Technology Control Engineering Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fluid Power Systems Operations Research Power Plant Engineering Metrology and Measurements Industrial Robotics Engineering Economics

Fourth Year:

Finite Element Analysis Design of Machine Elements Energy Management and Audit Automobile Engineering Project Management Advanced Manufacturing Processes Mechatronics Computational Fluid Dynamics Vibration and Noise Control Renewable Energy Systems Engineering Ethics and Professional Practices Seminar and Project Work

Please note that few of the subjects may change based on the University that you are enrolling in. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask below.


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    Kaustubh Katdare

    Also, following subjects are considered to be the most difficult subjects in Mechanical Engineering. However, the complexity of a subject depends upon your ability to comprehend.

    Engineering Mathematics:

    This subject forms the foundation for many engineering disciplines and can involve complex mathematical concepts and problem-solving techniques.


    Thermodynamics deals with the study of energy, heat transfer, and the behavior of systems. It often involves abstract concepts and requires a strong understanding of physics and mathematics.

    Strength of Materials:

    This subject focuses on the behavior of materials under various loads and stresses. It requires a good understanding of mechanics and can involve complex calculations and analysis.

    Fluid Mechanics:

    Fluid Mechanics deals with the study of fluid behavior, including the principles of flow, pressure, and viscosity. It can involve complex mathematical equations and can be challenging to understand and apply.

    Theory of Machines:

    This subject covers the principles and analysis of various mechanical systems and their components. It often involves the study of mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics, and vibrations, which can be conceptually challenging.

    Machine Design:

    Machine Design involves designing and analyzing mechanical systems, considering factors such as strength, reliability, and performance. It can be complex, requiring knowledge of materials, stress analysis, and manufacturing processes.

    Control Engineering:

    Control Engineering deals with the design and analysis of systems with desired behavior or response. It involves concepts from electrical engineering, mathematics, and system dynamics, making it challenging for some students.

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