Engineering Courses: Types, Bachelor Of Engineering, BTech Courses, Subjects, Admissions 2021

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Updated on - May 5, 2021

Engineering courses deal with designing, building, and usage of machines, engines, and structures.

A candidate is eligible for admissions in any of the engineering courses if he has passed class 12th or graduation (whichever relevant) with engineering subjects, and a minimum of 50% aggregate.

Engineering courses are available as certificate and diploma courses, both online and offline. At the degree level, engineering courses are offered as BTech/BE, or MTech/ME, and PhD courses, the admissions to which are done via JEE Main, GATE, UPSEE, and other college-level entrance exams.

Alert: AICTE has made Mathematics And Physics at class 12th optional to get admissions in Engineering Courses.

These engineering courses are available in multiple specializations such as:

  • Aeronautical engineering

  • Marine engineering

  • Automobile engineering

  • Computer science engineering

  • Civil engineering

  • Software engineering

Check: Engineering Courses After 12th

Graduates and postgraduates in Engineering courses get different job roles like Construction Manager, Site Engineer, Lecturers, Professor, Specialist, System Database Administrators, Research Associate, Computer Engineer.

The average engineering course salary in India is between INR 4-8 lakh per year. 

Engineering course's key skills depend upon your specialization. Some of the key skills include Computer Science, Statistics, Physical Data Modeling, Advanced Physics, Nanotechnology, Programs Languages, Structural Analysis, etc.

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Engineering Courses: Highlights

Engineering Courses: Highlights

There are more than 5000 top engineering colleges in India, offering some form of Engineering courses. The types of engineering courses and their details are mentioned below.

Popular Courses
  • Certificate: Various training program courses in Automobile Engineering, Instrumentation, Information Technology, Plastic Technology, etc.
  • Diploma: Specializations in various technical fields of Science like Mechanical, CSE, Electrical, ECE, IT, Material Science, etc.
  • UG: BE and BTech degrees in multiple specializations.
  • PG: ME and MTech courses focusing on emerging domains like Robotics, Mechatronics, Geographical Sciences, Textile, Aerospace, Biomedical, Microwave, Photonics, etc.
  • Doctorate: MPhil and PhD courses.
  • Certificate: 1-2 years
  • Diploma: 1-3 years
  • UG: 4 years
  • PG: 2 years
  • Doctorate: 2-6 years
  • Certificate: Class X or XII marks
  • Diploma: Class X or XII (preferably 12th)
  • UG: Class XII and merit rank of JEE Main or some other engineering entrance exam. -Lateral entry to diploma holders is also offered in 2nd year of the course
  • PG: BE/BTech and GATE merit rank Doctorate: ME/MTech merit marks and Personal Interview
Average Fees
  • Certificate: Up to INR 10,000
  • Diploma & PG Diploma: INR 75,000-2,00,000
  • UG: INR 25,000-2,00,000
  • PG: INR 75,000-2,00,000
  • Doctorate: INR 1,00,000-6,50,975
Online Courses Available
Types of Online Courses Udemy, LinkedIn, Coursera, Swayam (Both paid and unpaid courses)
Top Job Prospects Construction Manager, Site Engineer, Lecturers, Professor, Specialist, System Database Administrators, Research Associate, Computer Engineer, etc.
Average Salary
  • Certificate: INR 1.2-2 lakh
  • Diploma: INR 3-5 lakh
  • UG: INR 3-10 lakh
  • PG: INR 2-8 lakh
  • Doctorate: INR 7-20 lakh
Certificate Engineering Courses

Certificate Engineering Courses

The engineering courses with certificates are gaining popularity as the latest concepts are being brought up in small chunk courses. This mainly owes to engineering courses being a vast domain, having almost daily upgrades, developments, and inventions.

  • Certificate engineering courses are offered through both online and offline modes. Classes are presented through whiteboard animations as well as in teacher-student interaction sessions.
  • Certificate courses can be pursued even when you are doing your job. Such courses can be done at your preferred time, at the location of your choice.
  • Offline certificate courses are available for students who have passed 10th standard and want to focus on Engineering as their profession.

Engineering courses with certificates are mostly suitable for those who are looking for short-term courses to either learn new skills or improve the already existing ones. The certificate engineering courses can offer you an average salary of INR 1.5-2 lakh in the beginning.

Top Online Certificate Engineering Courses 

The table given below describes some of the best available online courses to gain new skills on different websites and apps.

Certificate Name Provider Duration Fees
Complete MATLAB Programming +MATLAB Simulink For Engineering Udemy 1-2 months INR 8,960
HVAC Fundamental Concepts, Design Calculations, and Systems Udemy 1 month INR 6,400
Machine Design Coursera 1-3 months INR 2,165 (Free without Certificate)
Self Driving Cars Specialization Coursera 1-3 months INR 5,899 per month
Dynamics of Ocean Structures Swayam 3 months Free (INR 1,000 for exam and certificate)
Reverse Engineering Foundations LinkedIn Learning 1-3 months $39.99 (INR 2,910)

While most of the course knowledge can be gained for free, you will have to pay for the exam and certificate. These are just a few courses out of hundreds of other courses in each field of Engineering.

Top Offline Certificate Engineering Courses

Apart from online engineering courses that have been coming up in the recent past, Offline Engineering certificate courses have been traditionally present. Although, now the Diploma courses have been gaining more popularity. Some of the top offline Engineering courses with certificates are described below.

Certificate Name Colleges Offering Average Fees
Certificate in Diesel Mechanics
  • Himalayan University, Itanagar
  • TU Vellore
  • NEFTU, West Siang
INR 5,000-10,000
Certificate in Draughtsman Civil
  • ITI Delhi
  • GITI Kalyani
  • BTI Ernakulam
Certificate in Electrician
  • GITIM Malampuzha
  • BTI Ernakulam
  • GITI Gudha
Certificate in Turner
  • GITI Gariahat
  • GITI Purbasthali
  • GITI Ernakulam
Certificate in Instrumentation
  • GITI Cuttack
  • GITI Malampuzha
  • GITI Gariahat

Certificate Engineering Courses Admissions

The admission to the certificate programs is done after the 10th standard exam. Students need to approach the college and fill out the application form. The admissions are not organized as in the case of B.E., B.Tech, PG, and Ph.D. courses.

  • On the other hand, admissions to online certificate programs are very easy. One has to simply register on the course website and pay the applicable fees.
  • Some of the courses may conduct a small test to shortlist the candidates, usually based on aptitude.
  • For the offline certificate courses, admission to the seats is given on merit marks until the seats are filled.

Top Colleges Offering Certificates Online Engineering Course

The following list informs about some of the global colleges offering certificate engineering programs online.

Times Higher Education Global Ranking College Name
18 University of Toronto
21 University of Michigan
38 Georgia Institute of Technology
55 University of California, Davis
601-800 IIT Kanpur

Top Colleges Offering Certificates Offline Engineering Course

Listed below are colleges in India offering Certificates in Engineering courses in offline mode.

College Name Location Certificates Offered
GITI Kalyani Nadia, West Bengal Industrial Sewing Machine Technician (ISMT), Electrician, Wireman, Welder, Diesel Mechanics, Plastic Processing, etc.
ITI Malviya Nagar New Delhi Electrician, Draughtsman Civil, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Fitter, etc.
GITI Gariahat Kolkata Computer-Aided Draftsmanship, Automobile Engineering, Air Conditioner Repair, Instrument Mechanics, Sheet Metal Worker, etc.
Balanagar Technical Institute Ernakulam Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Electrician, Welder, Diesel Mechanics, etc.
GITI Malampuzha Palakkad Electrician, Wireman, Welder, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Machine Technician (RSA), etc.
Diploma and PG Diploma in Engineering

Diploma Engineering Courses

A diploma in engineering courses is also offered after completion of the 10th standard. The Diploma courses are for an average of 3 years and also provide a lateral entry in BE and BTech courses directly in the second year.

Post Graduate Diploma courses are available after Degree, PG, and Post Doctorate courses as well.

  • Diploma courses lay the foundation of technical knowledge for the students. The focus of the course is very specific for the students. 
  • UG Diploma courses are mostly 3 years of duration. PG Diplomas can be 6 months to 1 year in duration
  • There are hundreds of options for the Diploma in Engineering courses. These can be grouped to get admission in BE/BTech courses.

The benefit of a diploma in engineering courses is that the career path is decided right after the 10th standard. The student does not need to study multiple branches of Science like Maths, Biology along with Physics and Chemistry. Furthermore, the PG Diploma courses give cutting-edge technology upgrades and help you get at the forefront of the domain. 

Engineering Diploma candidates earn an average salary of INR 3-5 lakh in starting.

Top Diploma in Engineering Courses

Mentioned below are some of the Diploma in engineering courses in India.

Diploma Name Colleges Offering Average Fees
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • JMI University, New Delhi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • NIMS Jaipur
INR 10,000-30,000
Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneshwar
  • VJTI Mumbai -LPU Jalandhar
INR 12,000-53,000
Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering
  • NMIT Bangalore
  • SLIET Sangrur
  • Galgotias University, Noida
INR 40,000-50,000
Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • CUTM Visakhapatnam
  • Techno India University, Kolkata
  • GLA Mathura
INR 60,000-75,000

Apart from the above-mentioned courses, there are Mechanical, Mining, Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Chemical, Material Science Engineering courses, to name a few.

Top PG Diploma in Engineering Courses

Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering courses, as the name suggests, are after B.E. and B.Tech courses. These courses are for 1 year.

PG Diploma Name Colleges Offering Average Fees Mode
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • CSIR: CMERI Durgapur
  • CMTI Bengaluru
INR 66,000-1,40,000 Offline
Post Graduate Diploma in Electronics Engineering
  • NIM Mumbai
INR 25,700 Offline
Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
  • University of Birmingham
£ 14,400 (INR 14,00,000) Online
Physics and Engineering in Medicine by Distance Learning
  • University of London
£ 21,010 (INR 20,50,800) Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
  • The Open University
£ 7,823-8,660 (INR 7,60,000-8,45,000) Online

Diploma and PG Diploma Engineering Courses Admissions

Diploma admissions are conducted based on merit in the 10th standard exam. Some institutes and Universities conduct entrance exams. Admissions to Postgraduate Diploma courses are fairly easy. PG Diploma in foreign universities may involve more paperwork than in the Indian universities.

  • Based on merit in the 10th standard or the entrance exam, admissions are provided for general and reservation quota till the seats are filled and the cut-off is gained.
  • Many colleges also ask for students to clear Class XII before applying.
  • Online course admissions to PG Diploma Engineering courses is quicker and usually gets done by visiting the college website and making online payment and submitting the documents.

Top Colleges Offering Diploma Engineering Courses

Given below are the top colleges in India offering a diploma in engineering courses.

Top Colleges Offering PG Diploma Engineering Courses

These are few colleges in India that have been offering PG Diploma in engineering courses in offline modes.

College Name Location
CSIR - CMERI Durgapur
CMTI Bengaluru
National Institute of Management Mumbai
Bachelor of Engineering

UG Engineering Courses

With more than 4,000 colleges offering UG Engineering courses and UG Engineering courses, India presents a huge capacity for creating skilled Engineers each year.

  • UG engineering offers the highest job potential among all levels.
  • These are of 4 years duration and are offered after completing the Intermediate Graduate level.
  • Lateral Entry to the second year is given for the students coming from the Diploma stream.
  • While the first-year course is common to all branches, specialization comes in from the second year.

The average salary after BTech stays around INR 5-8 lakh per annum in India.

Top UG Engineering Courses

UG Engineering Courses is of 2 types based on the degree conferred, BE and BTech. The table given below enlists the most popular Engineering courses in India.

Course Name Top Colleges Average Fees
BTech Mechanical Engineering
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT BHU Varanasi
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Surathkal
INR 4-10 lakh
BTech Computer Science and Engineering
  • IIT Delhi
  • The Neotia College, Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University
  • IIT Kanpur
  • BITS Hyderabad
INR 2-10 lakh
BTech Civil Engineering
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
INR 2-6 lakh
BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • IIT Delhi
  • The Neotia College, Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University
  • IIT Kanpur
  • BITS Hyderabad
INR 1-7 lakh
BE Mechanical Engineering
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kanpur
INR 20,000-2 lakh

As can be noticed, the subjects are common across BE and BTech courses, but the specialization differs in content. Read about the difference between BE and BTech curriculum.

UG Engineering Courses Admissions

Admissions to the UG Engineering courses are done through Common Entrance Exams. Some colleges accept admissions even based on merit percentages from the previous qualifying exam.

  • Students who wish to study abroad need to appear for GRE. 
  • Students who wish to apply for entrance exams at the National Level can appear for JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, TNEA, MHT CET, UPSEE, etc.
  • Students who may not be able to apply for national-level exams can still give entrance exams that are limited to the University level and State level. There are more than 100 entrance exams in this category.

The basic requirement for the entrance exams is that the student should have completed the 12th standard board exam with a minimum of 50% marks.

UG Engineering Courses Entrance Exams

The table given below gives details of exams conducted in India for BE/BTech admissions.

Entrance Exam Exam Date Conducting Body
JEE Main February 23, 2021 IIT Bombay
JEE Advanced July 3, 2021 IIT Bombay
BITSAT May 2021 BITS Pilani
VITEEE April 2021 VIT University, Vellore

Top Colleges for UG Engineering Courses

The table given below gives information about some of the best engineering colleges in India, offering engineering courses in DU, IIT, DTU, etc.

Masters in Engineering

PG Engineering Courses

PG-level education is present for those engineers who want to grow and specialize further in their field. The PG in engineering courses includes ME and MTech courses.

  • PG engineering course syllabus brings in specialized topics like Power Electronics, Digital Communication, Machine Design, Power Systems, VLSI, and Geotechnical Engineering, to name a few. 
  • The duration of most of the PG Engineering courses is 2 years.
  • Admissions to most of the PG engineering courses are done through GATE. Those who want to study out of India can appear for the GRE. Some other exams are BITS HD, AP PGECET, and IMU CET.

A Mtech or ME Engineer earns a starting salary between INR 2-8 lakh per year.

Top PG Engineering Courses

Given below is a list of some of the top PG courses in India through which a ME or MTech degree is conferred.

Course Name Top Colleges Average Fees
MTech Power Electronics
  • NIT Tamil Nadu
  • RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • PES University, Bangalore
  • NIT Calicut
  • JNTU
INR 1-5 lakh
MTech Digital Communication
  • RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • MANIT Bhopal
  • PES University, Bangalore
  • RTU Kota
  • IIST Indore
INR 59,000-3.5 lakh
MTech Machine Design
  • IIT Varanasi
  • IIT Dhanbad
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Durgapur
  • BIT Bangalore
INR 2-8 lakh
ME Power System Engineering
  • BITS Pilani
  • SVIT Valsad
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Jadavpur University
  • KCET Chennai
INR 1-9 lakh
MTech Geotechnical Engineering
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Chennai
  • NIT Mangalore
INR 35,000-2 lakh

PG Engineering Courses Admissions

Admission to M.E and M.Tech courses are done largely through entrance exams conducted nation-wide or by states and universities. Some colleges do accept admission based on merit in the final year of B.E.

  • GATE is the most common entrance exam in which students appear. In the 2020 session, 6,89,000 students appeared for the exam.
  • The GRE entrance exam provides entrance to top colleges in the USA and other countries.
  • Students need to gain a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam to be eligible for the entrance exams.

PG Engineering Courses Entrance Exams

Below are mentioned some of the entrance exams that are conducted to administer students in PG Engineering admissions.

Entrance Exam Exam Date Conducting Body
GATE February 6,7,13 and 14, 2021 IIT
TANCET March 21, 2021 Anna University
Karnataka PGCET July 2021 Karnataka Examinations Authority
BITS HD To be announced Birla Institute of Technology and Science
UPSEE May 2021 UP State

Top Colleges for PG Engineering Courses

The table given below describes some of the best colleges in India to pursue Engineering courses in IIT, DTU, DU, etc.

PhD Engineering Courses

Ph.D. Engineering Courses

India is counted among the top countries conducting research and development in the Engineering field. Thus to accommodate facilities for Engineers desirous of getting into Research and Development, the M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees are awarded to eligible Engineers.

  • Ph.D. in Engineering is of majorly 3 years duration, though courses can be from 2 to 5 years.
  • The most popular Ph.D. courses are in Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering. Although newer courses in Nanotechnology, Geotechnical Engineering, and Bioinformatics have been emerging.
  • Research scholar Engineers get work opportunities like Design Engineers, Engineering Executives, Research Scientists, and Professors.

The average salary for Engineers with Ph.D. degrees is in the range of INR 7-20 lakh per year.

Top Ph.D. Engineering Courses

The table given below mentions some of the best Ph.D. Engineering courses in India.

Course Name Top Colleges Average Fees
Ph.D. Nanotechnology
  • ICT Mumbai
  • JMI New Delhi
  • NIT Calicut
  • IIT Mumbai
  • SRM University, Center for Environmental Nuclear Research, Kanchipuram
INR 5,000-3 lakh
MPhil Mechanical Engineering
  • NIT Srinagar
  • SET Hapur
  • ANU Guntur
  • CSMU Navi Mumbai
  • SUK Kolhapur
INR 50,000-3 lakh
PhD Computer Science and Engineering
  • Poornima University
  • GITAM University
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  • PEC University of Technology
  • Lingaya's University
INR 30,000-4 lakh
PhD Geotechnical Engineering
  • JUIT Himachal Pradesh
  • Sharda University Greater Noida
  • JNTU Hyderabad
  • Bharath University, Chennai
INR 40,000-3 lakh
PhD Bioinformatics
  • Amity University, Noida
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • MANIT Bhopal
  • KITS Coimbatore
  • Chandigarh University
INR 40,000-3 lakh

Ph.D. Engineering Courses Admissions

The admissions to the PhD courses are done through entrance exams.

  • The most common entrance exams are GATE and UGC NET.
  • Universities also conduct entrance exams at their level to provide admission to Postgraduate Engineers.
Entrance Exam Exam Date Conducting Body
GATE February 6,7,13,14, 2021 IIT
UGC NET June and December 2021 NTA
LPU NEST February 27 to March 6, 2021 Lovely Professional University
NERIST Entrance Exam April 2021 North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
CUCET May 2021 Central University

Top Colleges for PhD Engineering Courses

The list below describes some of the best colleges in India for Ph.D./M.Phil courses.

NIRF Ranking College Name
1 IIT Madras
2 IIT Delhi
3 IIT Bombay
4 IIT Kanpur
5 IIT Kharagpur
6 IIT Roorkee
7 IIT Guwahati
8 IIT Hyderabad
9 NIT Tiruchirappalli
What are the Top Engineering Jobs?

What are the Top Engineering Jobs?

Engineering is an evergreen domain that will never get saturated with jobs and demands. The field does show waves of demand in jobs, but the requirement of Engineers never stops. Moreover, with the online ways of up-skilling from recent years, Engineers with such skills are in high demand.

Below we have described some of the most popular job roles for Engineers after these courses, their salaries, and which skills are the most required.

Average Salary

Source: PayScale

Construction Manager

A Construction Manager is a blend of an Engineer with Managerial skills. They are responsible for the proper and successful implementation and execution of the planning, design, and construction of a project. This responsibility lies in the Construction Manager from the beginning to the end.

They also look into the bridging of the designs of an architect with that of a Civil Engineer. Construction Managers are also responsible for Public Safety, Quality, and Cost Management, Looking into Working Drawings, Time Management, and Human Resources.

Starting Salary: INR 3-20 lakh

Skills Required

  • Project Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimation
  • HR Management
  • Construction Estimation

Associate Engineering Professor

An Associate Professor of Engineering is responsible for crafting out the syllabi of related courses. They create micro and macro courses for new skills, conduct workshops, and conferences.

The Associate Professor also engages with the community and augments institutional visibility.

They would also be responsible for working on licensing and financial models behind technology and building up the architectural structure for technology.

Starting Salary: INR 5-15 lakh

Skills Required

  • R Language
  • MATLAB Programing
  • Applied Statistics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Data Analysis

Civil Engineer

A Civil Engineer is responsible to Build, Operate and Supervise infrastructure. They look into projects related to Airports, Dams, Bridges and Roads, Water Supply, and Building Sites. The main role of a Civil Engineer is to design and construct a project.

When a project is on a long-term duration, Civil Engineers are often sought to handle it. They are responsible to decide which materials should be used for each module of the project.  Modern-day civil engineers use a lot of engineering-based software like AutoCAD and make sure that regulatory compliances are met.

Starting Salary: INR 2-12 lakh

Skills Required

  • Civil Design
  • Cost Estimates
  • AutoCAD
  • Land Development
  • Design Feasibility

Computer Engineer

Computer Engineers lead technical support teams, plan and manage client projects, build server systems, and manage huge amounts of data. They look into new software releases and reduce bugs and vulnerabilities. Owing to huge databases, Computer Engineers also implement ERP systems and provide technical support in hardware manufacturing companies.

Starting Salary: INR 2.35-10 lakh

Skills Required

  • Network Design
  • Mainframe and Cluster design
  • OS Development
  • Server Admin
  • Hardware Development

Data Scientist

A Data Scientist is a specialized role in the Engineering domain where they have to idealize and build a framework on BigData, Sqoop, and Hadoop. They are responsible for data governance and business analysis and design and manage master data programs.

They look into the different sources of information and research to gain insight into the data, especially in the fields of education, manufacturing, and finance.

Starting Salary: INR 3.5-30 lakh

Skills Required

  • Analytics
  • BigData
  • Hadoop
  • SQL
  • Data Structuring
What Skills are Required in Engineering Courses?

Engineering Courses: Skills Required

With the advancement in Engineering Domain, candidates who are familiar with new skills or are on a continuous up-gradation path are more preferred for jobs.

Engineers after completion of the graduate and postgraduate courses do find jobs at fresher levels for themselves. But to move beyond and avoid the risk of falling in saturated levels, some of the below-mentioned skills will be useful to gain high-end salaries. Moreover, online learning has removed all barriers that were faced by full-time employed Engineers.


  • AutoCAD is a Computer-Aided Design and Drafting software. It was created to be used as a graphic user interface to help Engineers design projects for Electrical grids, building constructions, bridge planning, render 3D models, and 3D printing.
  • AutoCAD helps to reduce errors, foresee technical challenges and concerns and thus reduce incidental costs.
  • AutoCAD comes in various packages which make them beneficial for particular uses.

Top AutoCAD Courses

The below-mentioned online courses can be chosen to build up AutoCAD knowledge.

Course Provider Duration Fees
AutoCAD Beginners Course - Up & Running Quickly with AutoCAD Udemy 5 hours INR 481
The complete AutoCAD 2016 course Udemy 7.5 hours INR 455
Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering Specialization Coursera (Autodesk) 4 months (Approx.) INR 3,659 (per month)
AutoCAD 2020 Essential Training LinkedIn Learning 3 months INR 1,400
CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization Coursera (Autodesk) 5 weeks INR 3,659 (per month)

AutoCAD Course Syllabus

The subjects covered in the AutoCAD course are:

Intro to Digital Manufacturing Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers with AutoCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE AutoCAD Drawings, Plans, and Layouts
3D Model Creation Floor plans, circuit diagrams, and mechanical drafting
Engineering Design Process Hatch and Gradient commands

AutoCAD Job Profiles

  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Design Engineer
  • Architect
  • Digital Artist


  • Hadoop is a technology used to handle massive amounts of data. Courses in Hadoop are the Hadoop Architecture, Hadoop DFS, Apache HBase, and MapReduce.
  • Large Massive data in the house of gigabytes and petabytes are stored across clusters of computers and collectively computed in a quicker manner using Hadoop.
  • Engineers with Hadoop specialization are responsible for designing data processing pipelines and batch streaming of data with designing and modeling of NoSQL solutions.

Top Hadoop Courses

Below mentioned are some of the courses offered online for gaining Hadoop knowledge.

Course Provider Duration Fees
The Ultimate Hands-On Hadoop - Tame your Big Data! Udemy 15 hours INR 700
Big Data Specialization Coursera (UC San Diego) 4 months (Approx.) INR 3,659 (per month)
Learning Hadoop LinkedIn Learning 4 hours $29.99 (INR 2,100)
Enterprise Data Management eDx (Indiana University) 12 weeks Free
Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop - Hands On! Udemy 5 hours INR 700

Hadoop Course Syllabus

The subjects covered in the Hadoop course are:

Introduction to Big Data Understanding MapReduce 1.0
Big Data Modeling and Management Systems Understanding YARN
Machine Learning with Big Data Spark with Hadoop
Graphics Analytics for Big Data Relational Databases and SQL

Hadoop Job Profiles

  • Data Scientist
  • Hadoop Developer
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Data Analyst

Fluid Mechanics

  • This branch of engineering courses deals with the movement of fluids which considers Liquids, Gases, and Plasmas. 
  • The implementation sphere of Fluid Mechanics ranges from astrophysics, Geophysics to Oceanography, and biology.
  • Engineers mastering Fluid Mechanics work as Post Doctoral Fellows, Professors, and Application Engineers.

Top Fluid Mechanics Courses

Below mentioned are some of the courses offered online for gaining Fluid Mechanics knowledge.

Course Provider Duration Fees
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Udemy 8.5 hours INR 700
Fundamentals of Fluid Power Coursera (University of Minnesota) 18 hours INR 3,659 (per month)
Advanced Fluid Mechanics Swayam (NPTEL) 12 weeks Free
Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering eDx (Purdue University) 1 to 4 years $22,500 (INR 16,40,000)
Fluid Mechanics Udemy 1.5 hours INR 700

Fluid Mechanics Course Syllabus

The subjects covered in the Fluid Mechanics course are:

Dynamics of Viscous Flows Advanced Components and Systems
Components and Concepts of Fluid Mechanics Compressible Flows
Predicting Performance through Simulation Potential flow and flow past immersed bodies
Navier-Stokes equation and Boundary Layer Theory Bernoulli Equation

Fluid Mechanics Job Profiles

  • Professor
  • Application Engineer
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Academic Writer

Network Design

  • Network Design is related to the network topology, server, and building efficient computer network designs.
  • Network design is a significant practice of communicating with a computer, people, and companies
  • Various systems that connect to Network Design include VoIP, Cloud Computing, Storage.

Top Network Design Courses

Below mentioned are some of the courses offered online for gaining Network Designing  knowledge:

Course Provider Duration Fees
Hyperledger Fabric 2.x Network Design & Setup Udemy 13 hours INR 700
Networking in Google Cloud Coursera (Google Cloud) 2 months INR 3,659 (per month)
Network Fundamentals and Access LinkedIn Learning (Cisco) 12 weeks Free
Internet of Things - IoT eDx (Curtin University) 10 months INR 1,01,752
Learning IP Addressing LinkedIn Learning 1.5 hours INR 1,400

Network Design Course Syllabus

The subjects covered in the Network Design courses are:

Google Cloud Core Infrastructure Setup pf Hyperledger Fabric
Defining and Implementing Networks Management and Operation of Fabric Network
Hybrid Connectivity and Network Management IoT networks and Protocols, Programing and BigData
Use of various Fabric tools like Cryptogen, Configtxgen Cybersecurity and Privacy in Networks

Network Design Job Profiles

  • Cloud Networking
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • System Administrator

Project Management

  • Project Management is one of the top skills required for Engineers today. The blend of Engineering with Management seems the most significant aspect of today.
  • Project Managers shape up the overall sequence of projects, perform feasibility studies, and influence the development of a project accordingly.
  • Such a skill is necessary to get large infrastructure projects, city developments are done well within the stipulated time.

Top Project Management Courses

Below mentioned are some of the courses offered online for gaining Project Development knowledge:

Course Provider Duration Fees
Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green & Black Belt I go4sixsigma Udemy 5.5 hours INR 820
Engineering Project Management Coursera (RICE) 4 months (Approx.) INR 3,659 (per month)
Project Management: Technical Projects LinkedIn Learning 12 weeks INR 1,400
Engineering Project Management: Mastering Project Complexity eDx (TUDelft) 4 months INR 19,639
Construction Management Coursera (Columbia University) 5 months INR 3,659 (per month)

Project Management Course Syllabus

The subjects covered in the Project Management courses are:

Initiating and Planning Cost Estimating and Cost Control
Scope, Time and Cost Management Project Finance
Risk, Quality, Teams, and Procurement Basics of Project Management
Six Sigma Belt Training Project Scheduling

Project Management Job Profiles

  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Program Engineer
Engineering Courses Online Fees and Rating Comparison

Engineering Courses Online Fees and Rating Comparison

Given below is a list of all the different courses that Engineers can pursue online. Check the ratings of the courses, fees, and duration of the courses, which can help you to choose the best ones.

Course Provider Duration Ratings Fees
Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering Coursera (Autodesk) 4 months (Approx.) 4.8 INR 3,659 (per month)
CAD and Digital Manufacturing Coursera (Autodesk) 5 weeks 4.7 INR 3,659 (per month)
Big Data Specialization Coursera (UC San Diego) 4 months (Approx.) 4.5 INR 3,659 (per month)
Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop - Hands On! Udemy 5 hours 4.4 INR 700
Fundamentals of Fluid Power Coursera (University of Minnesota) 18 hours 4.8 INR 3,659 (per month)
Fluid Mechanics Udemy 1.5 hours 4.6 INR 700
Networking in Google Cloud Coursera (Google Cloud) 2 months 4.7 INR 3,659 (per month)
Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green & Black Belt I go4sixsigma Udemy 5.5 hours 4.3 INR 820
Engineering Project Management Coursera (RICE) 4 months (Approx.) 4.7 INR 3,659 (per month)
Construction Management Coursera (Columbia University) 5 months 4.7 INR 3,659 (per month)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Udemy 8.5 hours 4.4 INR 700

Comparison of Online Platforms Offering Engineering Courses

While we compared some of the best online courses, below we will compare two popular platforms offering online courses.

Coursera and Udemy for the Fluid Mechanics course.

Parameters Coursera Udemy
Fees INR 3,659 per month INR 700
Student Rating 4.8 4.6
Enrollment 30,042 6,614
Duration 18 hours 8.5 hours
Created by University of Minnesota In-house
Engineering Courses: FAQs

Engineering Courses: FAQs

Ques. Are Online Engineering courses available in India? Can I pay from my Indian Bank account?

Ans. SWAYAM is an Indian platform that has brought online education to Indian students at a very cost-effective price. Other platforms available in India are Udemy, Coursera, eDX, and LinkedIn Learning. Payment for these courses is mostly in Indian rupees. Some do have USD currency fees. Yet, payments can be easily done from your Indian Bank account using a Credit card or with net banking and UPI.

Ques. What are the fees of Engineering Courses at various colleges in India?

Ans. The fees of the Engineering course vary according to level. The cost of a Certificate, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Ph.D. is usually lesser than Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. The cost of the certificate, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Ph.D. can vary between a few thousand to 3 to 4 Lakh per year. While that of Bachelor and Masters courses can go as vary from a few thousand to 4 to 5 lakhs a year.

Ques. Why do I need to appear for an entrance exam for UG and PG Engineering courses?

Ans. India is a vast country and does not have a universal education system. There are various boards, universities that have their way of teaching a syllabus. Each state has a state board for education and there are CBSE, ICSE, and International boards for imparting knowledge. Also, the way of conducting examinations is different. Thus to bring everyone at the same level of scoring and to have a unified way of giving admission seats to students, an extra layer was introduced in between Intermediate graduate and Bachelor courses. A similar layer was created for Bachelor and Masters courses. This creates uniformity all over India. 

There are still colleges that accept admission without entrance exams. But the majority of colleges do accept entrance exam scores.

Ques. Are online Engineering courses worthwhile?

Ans. The trend of bringing new technologies and Engineering skills through online certificate and diploma courses started to come up from the last decade. Students now prefer more and more to have an education while pursuing jobs. At the same time, these short and quick courses provide the latest technical skills at hand and can be learned from any device. Now, these courses earn your credits which are recognized by industries, and give credits to further degrees. Thus the online Engineering courses are worthwhile.

Ques. Can I apply for scholarships for my Engineering Education?

Ans. Within India, there are multiple forms of scholarships available. Each offline college brings scholarships like Merit cum means scholarship, Reservation category scholarships, Scholarships for Economically Weaker section students, and also awards for meritorious students. Online courses largely have financial aid options. 

Ques. Should I go for Postgraduate education in Engineering? Will it help me gain good salaries?

Ans. Think well before you go for higher education. Specialization in a particular branch of Engineering will not always fetch a higher salary if that particular specialization is not in demand. Working abroad is another option if your M.Tech. or Ph.D. is required over there. Do a thorough study of the requirement of your desired field in the location you wish to work. Study all parameters to come to a conclusion and then pursue education accordingly.

Ques. Which Engineering Courses will be in high demand over the next decade?

Ans. Engineering has always been on the Silverline of jobs and the work industry. Although there have been ups and downs, the infrastructure growth has never let down the Engineering field. Over the next decade, as India and the world grows exponentially, Software, Civil, Aerospace Environmental and Biomedical engineering will be in high demand.

Ques. What is the difference between B.E. and B.Tech courses and between M.E. and M.Tech. course?

Ans. The engineering domain has multiple aspects broadly divided into 3 areas: Research, Theory, and Technical. If you are interested in Theory areas, you should go for B.E. and M.E. degrees. If you are interested in Technical areas, you should go for B.Tech and M.Tech degrees. 

Ques. What is the difference between a Ph.D. and M.Phil Engineering courses?

Ans. M.Phil and Ph.D. are research and development-related courses. Thus if you are interested in these fields or would like to aim for the teaching domain of Engineering then only you should go for these courses. These courses help little if you wish to be in production and execution areas.

Now M.Phil is the precursor for Ph.D. courses. Although M.Phil is not necessary for Ph.D. admissions.

Some universities consider M.Phil as a necessary step while others do not. Some universities blend M.E. / M.Tech courses with M.Phil.

Ques. Is it beneficial after all, to pursue Engineering education in India? Or should I aim to go out of India to pursue my Engineering education?

Ans. The education standards of India have improved quite a lot since the 2000s. In the previous century, almost every university and its affiliated colleges had its own set of rules for syllabus and admission. With the advent of entrance exams, first at the bachelor’s level, then at masters level with JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, GATE, and GRE there is a huge improvement and uniformity in the imparted education. 2016 saw the start of the NIRF ranking. This ranking was connected with other benefits for the college, thus bringing a competitive improvement in the education levels of India. 

Furthermore, the recently introduced National Education Policy of 2020 is expected to bring in more changes soon and the education system will further improve in the next decade. Going out of India for high-quality education is still being sought for, but not as much as it was before. Education in India is now being considered a high-quality level of education these days.