M.E. (Thermal Engineering)

Master of Engineering in Thermal Engineering

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.E. Thermal Engineering or Master of Engineering in Thermal Engineering is a postgraduate Thermal Engineering course. Thermal Engineering is the heating or cooling of processes, equipment, or enclosed environments. Thermal engineering is more than a way of controlling heat and temperature rise in a computer. By definition, thermal engineering requires designers to pay attention to every aspect of heat generation and removal in an electronics system. The duration of Master of Engineering in Thermal Engineering is generally a two years but it may vary from institute to institute and also may be on part time basis by certain institutes. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters plus some electives. The course is an important and job orienting in nature which opens many career scopes for the degree holders after having it.

M.E. Thermal Engineering Eligibility

  • The candidates should complete their B.E., B.Tech. (Mech / Prod. / Auto / Metallurgical / Aeronautical / Mechatronics / Marine / Industrial / Manufacturing) degree under any registered University or any other equivalent branches of engineering.
  • The marks of admission for this course may vary from University to University. In various colleges and Universities it conducts entrance exams for the admission of the students as per their rules and regulations.

M.E. Thermal Engineering Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Thapar University, Patiala.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Advanced Thermodynamics     


Internal Combustion Engines   


Heat Transfer  


Computer Programming and Data structures    


Statistical Methods and Algorithms

Sem. II


Advanced Power Plant Engineering


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Design


Thermal Modelling and Analysis              


Computational Methods in CAD             


 Elective I

Sem. III


Computational Fluid Dynamics


  Elective II




Thesis (starts)

Sem. IV


Thesis (contd.) 

List of Electives I 


Boundary Layer Theory              


Fuels and Combustion


Gas Turbines and Compressors               

List of Electives II


Hydrodynamic Machines           


Renewable Energy Systems


Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer


M.E. Thermal Engineering Colleges

M.E. Thermal Engineering Course Suitability

  • Students those who interested or desirous in thermal engineering and want to make career in this area are suitable for the course.
  • Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level both in private and government institutions can go for the course.
  • Other suitable candidates are those who have the able to solve problems using both logic and creative / innovative approaches; numerate and highly computer literate, with excellent analytical skills.

How is M.E. Thermal Engineering Course Beneficial?

  • After completing the degree course applicants can get job mostly in production firms or they can also opt for managerial and executive positions in public and private sectors. 
  • They can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
  • Defence and railways are also beneficial areas for them as here they are employed to assist in maintenance and design of their machinery.
  • Other beneficial area is research work; here they can contribute in the development and its progress.

M.E. Thermal Engineering Job Types

  • Design Manager - Thermal
  • Head-Engineering - Thermal Power Plant
  • Head Design Engineering Instrumentation - Thermal Power
  • Safety Engineer - Thermal Systems
  • Chief Design Engineer - Thermal Layout
  • Design Engineer - Piping Thermal Power Plant
  • Civil / Structural Engineering (Design) - Coal based Thermal Power plant
  • Lead Engineer - Generator Design (Thermal Power)
  • Project Engineer - Solar Thermal power plant
  • Head - Proposal & Performance Engineering

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