Engineering Course Requirements


Engineering is a broad field or domain which in turn is segregated into sub categories or fields. Engineering is about making designs or products which can be used to solve real world problems. This field is related to designing, creating of tools by using subject specific knowledge. Engineering is generally a 4 year course which can be followed by a 2 or 3 year post graduate program.

Engineering is of various types. The following are a few types of engineering streams:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Robotic engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Architectural engineering                etc…

To become an engineer in any of the streams, one needs to satisfy certain course requirements and eligibility criteria to enter the field as well.

The following are the requirements to be fulfilled if a person wishes to enter any stream of engineering:

  • Firstly, a high school passing certificate along with a particular score of marks as per the university’s guidelines or eligibility criteria is a must.
  • Secondly, the candidate must score a certain number of marks in the entrance examination which is conducted by the Engineering College.
  • In some cases, the candidate may be required to sit through a group discussion or a personal interview as well to pass the requirements to enter his/her desired field or stream of engineering.

The following are the course requirements which must needs to fulfil in order to get an engineering certificate after the end of four years of coursework:

  • Engineering comprises of a mixture of lectures, practicals, supervisions and projects. In the first year, a student can expect around 22 hours of classroom studying or lectures.
  • In the first two years of any stream of engineering, the course structure remains almost the same and specialisation only begins after the third year starts.
  • The various subjects which are to be passed in the first year are mechanical engineering, mathematical models, electrical and information engineering, structures and materials.
  • The various subjects which are to be passes in the second year are mechanics, structures, materials, thermofluid mechanics, electrical engineering, information engineering, mathematical models, business economics.
  • In the third term, a student has to select two topics out of the 7 engineering disciplines in addition to a language subject.
  • The third and the fourth years coursework depends upon the stream chosen by the candidate.

If a student satisfied the above given requirements and also has a certain required percentage of attendance, then he/she can attain the engineering degree.

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