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

UG:

 

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.


PG:

 

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.


Specializations

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

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