M.Tech. in Applied Mechanics is a 2-year long postgraduate course involving area of study such as Linear and Nonlinear Elasticity, Composite Materials, Impact Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, Turbulence Modeling, to name a few. Students enrolled to the course are equipped to deal with a wide range of technical and on-field challenges through a research- based curriculum and industry-oriented projects.
The average fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 18,000 and 2 Lacs. Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam such as GATE.
|Master of Technology in Tamil Nadu||Master of Technology in Uttar Pradesh||Master of Technology in Andhra Pradesh||Master of Technology in Telangana|
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Chief executive, Development Manager, Team Leader, Product Manager, Consultant, Specialist and Researcher.
Organizations such as ATK, Boeing, Eaton Corporation, Emerson Process Management, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, FM Global, General Electric, Honeywell Aerospace, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, HUSCO, International Lockheed Martin, NASA, Johnson Space Centre, Schlumberger, UTC Aerospace Systems etc. hire such postgraduates.
The average annual salary offered to such postgraduates ranges between INR 5 and 20 20 Lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent qualification|
|Admission Process||Based on entrance exam such as GATE, entrance exam etc. and 12th exam marks.|
|Course Fee||INR 18,000 to 2 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 5 to 20 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||ATK, Boeing, Eaton Corporation, Emerson Process Management, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, FM Global, General Electric, Honeywell Aerospace, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, HUSCO, International Lockheed Martin, NASA, Johnson Space Center, Schlumberger, UTC Aerospace Systems|
|Job Positions||Chief Executive Development Manager Team Leader Product Manager Consultant Specialist Researcher|
Applied Mechanics is the use of physical theory to understand the functionality of the real world of force, pressure, heat, vibration, etc., and how physical structures, mechanisms, and fluids react. Applied Mechanics lies at the core of most technologies in engineering, especially in mechanics and structures. The discipline is largely based on Newton’s laws of motion.
The program covers systematic engineering design methods within engineering design and product development, besides analysis, numerical simulation, and optimization with focus on the strength of structures, fluid flows, and energy conversion.
Students are taught to apply systematic engineering design methods and advanced mathematical models. Applied mechanics is used in many contexts requiring extensive knowledge of physical principles, strength of structures, fluid flows, and energy conversion.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|NIT||Rourkela||INR 1.8 lacs (course)|
|IIT||Delhi||INR 1.1 lacs (course)|
|MNIT||Allahabad||INR 82,000 (course)|
|IIT||Madras||INR 18,000 (course)|
|VNIT||Nagpur||INR 1.6 lacs (course)|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates seeking admission to the course need to have completed:
|Master of Technology in Karnataka||Master of Technology in Kerala||Master of Technology in Haryana|
The admission process for the course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Admission to the course in any of the IIT is based on the candidate’s performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
All candidate seeking admission to the course are supposed to qualify the GATE, followed by a round of counselling, based on performance in which, students are admitted.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Advanced Solid Mechanics|
|Advanced Fluid Mechanics|
|Experimental Methods for Solids and Fluids|
|Finite Element Methods|
|Advanced Engineering Materials|
Semesters III & IV
|1 MTech Thesis|
Typical fields of work for successful Applied Mechanics professionals include the development of new products or engineering design, and dimensioning of products and production equipment. Other areas include the optimization of energy conversion processes, regulation of mechanical systems, or analysis of flows in connection with—for instance—turbines, ventilation systems, wind turbines, and maritime structures.
They are lucratively hired as Chief executive, Development manager, Team Leader, Product manager, Consultant, Specialist, Researcher, among others.
Successful postgraduate of the course interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Ph.D. in the subject.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Chief Executive||The job profile varies depending on the organization's mission, product, goals and its need to operate profitably. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive manager in a corporation or organization. The CEO has responsibility for the overall success of an entire organization.||29,34,823|
|Development Manager||They build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.||20,75,972|
|Team Leader||They provide direction, instructions and guidance to a group of individuals, who can also be known as a team, for the purpose of achieving a certain goal. Team leaders serve various roles in an organization.||9,62,437|
|Product Manager||They develop products by identifying potential products, conducting market research, generating product requirements, determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction, and developing marketing strategies.||15,77,000|
|Consultant||They typically specialize in a specific area of business management, such as healthcare or human resources. It is important to possess strong research and analytical skills in this profession, as consultants are often hired to help clients improve or fix upon an area of their business.||880,000|
|Specialist||‘Specialist’ is the broad term for people who are experts on a specific aspect of a job, rather than working more generally in the field. Specialists are able to buckle down and home in on the distinctive duties of their job.||9,07,977|
|Researcher||Social Researchers plan, design, conduct, manage and report on social research projects. They use a variety of methods to collect, analyze and organize information and data, which they then present to others, either in a written report or as an oral presentation.||5,11,804|