Thermal Engineering

Thermal engineering is a division of engineering that deals with heating or cooling of processes, equipment, or enclosed environments. Thermal engineering is concerned with the cautious and purposeful selection of parts and components, with heat removal in mind. An ideal cooling design achieves the desired junction temperatures, is compact in size, low in cost, adaptable enough to fit into system designs. Thermal Engineers pay attention to every aspect of heat generation and its removal in an electronics system. Thermal engineering can also be practiced by mechanical and chemical engineers.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma Course in Thermal Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Thermal Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Thermal Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Thermal Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Thermal Engineering    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Thermal Engineering    
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • I.C. Engines
  • Hydroturbomachines
  • Thermal Turbomachines
  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Power
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Thermodynamics & Combustion Engineering

Job Prospects

There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Engineers from this field are employed mostly in production firms or they can also opt for managerial and executive positions in public and private sectors. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.  This field has lot of opportunities for those who want to pursue a career as a researcher.  Thermal engineering is one of the highly remunerative and challenging fields.

Thermal engineers can get job opportunities in both private and public sectors of various types and their work differs by industry and function. Defense and railways require thermal engineers to assist in maintenance and design of their machinery. Thermal engineers also maintain centers for electric motors, pump sets, oil engines and other manufacturing equipments. The salary for thermal engineers differs on the factors such as qualification, experience and job profile.

Some job titles: -


  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Plant Chemist
  • Piping Designer
  • Trainee Planner
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Independent Consultants

Engineering Colleges for Thermal Engineering in India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Chennai was established in 1998 and managed by Vinayaka Missions University, Salem. The college is approved by NBA-AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The aim of the college is to provide...

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Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram

Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram was established in 1984. It was established with the blessings of founder president Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar in order to meet the growing demands for engineers in the modern industries. This institution is...

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Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology (AIT), Chikmagalur was established in 1980 managed under Adhichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust. The institute is affiliated to VTU, Belgaum, recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and accredited by NBA, New Delhi. The objective of the...

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Anna University Chennai Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli

Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University Chennai Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli was formally known as Anna University Tiruchirappalli was established as an Anna University Chennai Regional Office Tiruchirappalli by the government of Tamilnadu. Campus of Anna University...

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Anna University of Technology, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University of Technology, Madurai was established in 2010. It was established by the Act of Government of Tamilnadu to strengthen and improve the quality of higher education in the state of Tamilnadu. This university is of affiliating type with over 15000...

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University , Chidambaram was established in 1929. The university is a unitary, teaching, and residential university. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah...

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Bansal Institute of Research and Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Bansal Institute of Research and Technology (BIRT), Bhopal was established in 2007 and is a part of Bansal Group. The academic program of the institute has the approval of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi and Government of Madhya Pradesh....

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Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology

Davangere, Karnataka, India

Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Davangere is one among the top ten self-financing engineering institutions in the state of Karnataka, providing high quality education to bring out skilled engineers and technocrats. The institute has got...

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Beant College of Engineering and Technology

Gurdaspur, Punjab, India

Beant College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Gurdaspur was established in 1995 by the Government of Punjab as an autonomous institution through registered society. The college is accredited by NBA. BCET believe in a bright tomorrow field with a colorful...

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Bhabha Group of Institutions

Kanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Bhabha Group of Institutions (BGI), Kanpur was established in 1993 with a primary goal to provide educational & career related services to all sections of society. Bhabha Group has an another society Heliger Borden Education Centre continuously organizing...

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