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Different types of Engineering courses list
Different types of Engineering courses list


List of Different types of Engineering Courses

Here is the list of different types of engineering courses which can help you to decide your career. Few of the courses listed here are very rare and some courses don’t available in all universities.

Don’t rely only on evergreen courses, many courses are rare and don’t have much competition. You can easily get seats in the top universities for low competitive courses.

Low competition doesn’t mean Less future scope. 

Let’s see the list of different types of Engineering Courses.

1.Electrical/Electronics Engineering:

Electrical/Electronics Engineering is one of the evergreens and oldest courses of all. Some universities offer an integrated course (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) but most of the universities offer it as a separate course.

Electrical engineering deals with the study of Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Electronics Engineering deals with the study of electronic circuits and it’s behavior in various modes.

The following subjects come under this field.

  • Circuit Theory
  • Electrical Machines
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Power System Analysis
  • Power System Transients
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Control System
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Protection and Switch Gears
  • Design of Electrical Machines
  • Solid State Drives
  • Microprocessor and Microcontrollers
  • Embedded System
  • Power Electronics
  • Microcontroller Based System Design
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy generation
  • Electronic Devices and circuits

(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Programming are common for all Engineering Fields. Laboratory Classes might differ from University to University.)

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2. Civil Engineering:

Civil Engineering is also an evergreen field and one of the oldest course. It deals with the study of the construction of a building, Dams, Reservoirs, Bridges and so on.

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The following are a few of the subjects in Civil Engineering.

  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics (Allied)
  • Surveying
  • Advanced Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Construction Materials
  • Strength of Materials
  • Applied Hydraulic Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements
  • Construction Techniques, Equipment, and Practice
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete & Brick Masonry Structures
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Railways, Airports and Harbour Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering
  • Estimation and Quantity Surveying
  • Hydrology
  • Concrete Technology
  • Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS
  • Architecture
  • Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • Traffic Engineering and Management
  • Housing Planning and Management
  • Groundwater Engineering
  • Water Resources and Systems Analysis
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Industrial Waste Management
  • Air Pollution Management
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Disaster Management
  • Bridge Structures
  • Storage Structures
  • Tall Buildings
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Experimental Analysis of stress
  • Total Quality Management
  • Human Rights
  • Computer Aided Design of Structures
  • Industrial Structures
  • Finite Element Techniques
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures
  • Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

(Elective Subjects are also included in this list)

3. Mechanical Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering is also evergreen and oldest course in Engineering. It deals with the study of solids and fluids in both static, dynamic state and also the study of construction, analysis, design, the behavior of different machines.

The following are a few of the subjects in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Advanced Engineering Graphics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
  • Electrical Drives and control
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Kinematics of Machinery
  • Engineering Materials and Metallurgy
  • Thermal Engineering
  • CAD
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Metrology and Measurements
  • Dynamics of machines
  • Design of Transmission System
  • Principles of Management
  • Automobile Engineering (Basic level –  allied)
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
  • Total Quality Management
  • Quality Control and Reliability Engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Unconventional Machining Process
  • Process Planning and Cost Estimation
  • Design of Jigs, Fixtures and Press Tools
  • Composite materials and mechanics
  • Welding Technology
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Robotics
  • Fundaments of Nano-science
  • Thermal Turbo Machines
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Production, Planning, and control
  • Design of pressure vessels and piping
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Operations Research
  • Human Rights
  • Advanced I.C. Engines
  • Design of Heat Exchangers
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Non Destructive Testing and Materials
  • Vibration and Noise Control

4. CS/IT Engineering:

Nowadays, the computer became a necessary part of our life. The Computer Science/Information Technology became popular only after 1990.

CS and IT differ only by a few subjects. This field saw rapid growth during the 2000s and getting a good job after degree completion is very easy on those days but the condition has been reversed now.

The following are the subjects in CS/IT Engineering.

  • Physics for Information Science
  • Digital Principles and System Design
  • Principles of Computer Engineering
  • Programming using C++
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits for Computer Engineers.
  • Probability and Queueing Theory
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Java and Internet Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • System Software Internals
  • Theory of Computation
  • Object Oriented analysis and design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Programming Paradigms
  • DSP- Algorithm and Applications
  • Mobile and Pervasive computing
  • Parallel Programming
  • Security in Computing
  • .Net & C# Programming
  • Ad-hoc & Sensor Networks
  • Advanced Topics on Databases
  • Bio-Informatics Technologies
  • Cloud Computing and Services
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing & Data Mining
  • Database Tuning
  • E-Learning Techniques
  • Graph Theory & Combinatorics
  • Green Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Retrieval & Management
  • Middleware Technologies
  • Nano Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Analysis & Management
  • Principles of Cryptography & Network Security
  • Principles of Distributed Systems
  • Principles of Embedded & Real-Time Systems
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Software Agents
  • Software Quality & Testing
  • System Modeling & Simulation
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Game Programming
  • Semantic Web
  • UNIX Internals
  • Engineering Ethics and Human Values
  • Total Quality Management
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Free & Open Source Software
  • TCP/IP Design & Implementation

(Electives are also included in the above list)

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5. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering:

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering & Electrical and Electronics Engineering share some few common papers. Instrumentation deals with the sensors, Measuring devices, Amplifiers, transducers and so on.

Control System plays a major role here.

  • Transducer Engineering
  • Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Analytical Instruments
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Modern Electronic Instrumentation
  • Process Control
  • Industrial Data Networks
  • Logic and Distributed Control System
  • VLSI Design
  • Fibre Optics and Laser Instruments
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Computer Control of Processes
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Power Plant Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation in Petrochemical Industries
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Advanced Control System
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Applied Soft Computing
  • Digital Control System
  • Fundamentals of Nanoscience
  • System Identification and Adaptive Control
  • Principles of Robotics
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing

(Electives are also included and the subjects from Electronics Engineering also add here)

6. Electronics and Communication Engineering:

Similar to E&I Engineering, ECE also share electronics paper.

The Core Subjects are

  • Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Communication Theory
  • Digital Communication
  • Transmission Lines and Wave Guides
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation
  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • Optical Communication and Networks
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Wireless Communication
  • Wireless Networks
  • Satellite Communication
  • Electronic Testing
  • Avionics
  • Speech Processing
  • Web Technology
  • Electro Magnetic Interference and Compatibility
  • CMOS Analog IC Design
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Radar and Navigational Aids
  • Opto Electronics Devices
  • RF System Design
  • Data Converters
  • Cryptography and Network Security

7. Chemical Engineering:

Chemical Engineering is a branch of Engineering Science that deals with the study of different types of chemicals, their behavior and their applications in the various field.

Chemical Engineers play a vital role in food preservation, Medicine production, Production of Polymers and so on.

The following are the few of the subjects in Chemical Engineering.

  • Chemistry for Technologists
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Process Calculations
  • Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers
  • Solid Mechanics for Technologists
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Operations
  • Chemical Process Industries
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Process Engineering Economics
  • Process Instrumentation, Dynamics and Control
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Food Technology
  • Polymer Technology
  • Disaster Management
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering
  • Frontiers of Chemical Engineering
  • Modern Separation Techniques
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Fluidization Engineering
  • Optimization of Chemical Processes
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Piping and Instrumentation
  • Process Plant Utilities
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Electrochemical Process Technology
  • Fermentation Engineering
  • Industrial Process Plant Safety
  • Fundamentals of Nano Science
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Petroleum Technology
  • Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Drugs and Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial Nanotechnology

All electives are included in this list.

8. Mining Engineering:

If you want to work in mines like coal, lignite, gold, crude oil then there is a necessity to study Mining Engineering.

Mining Engineering has a great future scope but one needs to be physically fit to work in mines.

The following are the subjects in Mining Engineering.

  • Materials Science
  • Chemistry for Mining Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Basic Electrical Engineering and Measurements
  • Mine Development
  • Geology
  • Strength of Materials
  • Electrical Drives and Control
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering for Mining
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mine Environmental Engineering
  • Mining Machinery
  • Surface Mining
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mineral Processing
  • Rock Mechanics and Ground Control
  • Underground Mining Methods- coal
  • Industrial Management
  • Computer Applications in Mining
  • Underground Mining Methods – Metal
  • Mine Economics and Investment
  • Mine Planning and Design
  • Mine Legislation and Safety
  • Advanced Coal Mining and Mechanization
  • Advanced Metal Mining and Mechanization
  • Advanced Surface Mining
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Longwall Mining
  • Material Handling
  • Material Management
  • Mine Safety Engineering
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Numerical Methods in Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Rock Excavation Engineering
  • Rock Reinforcement
  • Rock Slope Engineering
  • Small Scale and Marine Mining
  • Subsidence Engineering
  • Systems Engineering in Mining
  • Fundamental of Nano Sciences
  • Engineering Ethics and Human Values
  • Management Sciences
  • Total Quality Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • New and Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Quality Control and Reliability Engineering
  • Disaster Management
  • Human Rights

9. Aeronautical Engineering:

Aeronautical Engineering deals with the Aircraft (Designing, Propulsion system, Cryogenics, Rocket Science)

The following are papers in Aeronautical Engineering.

  • Basics of Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Basics
  • Aeronautics and Aviation
  • Material Science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Basics of Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Air-Craft Structure
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Beams and Trusses
  • Body Design
  • Principles of Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion System
  • Fundamentals of gas turbine Engines
  • Turning Performance Study
  • Drafting Techniques
  • Aircraft Stability and Control
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Advanced Propulsion techniques
  • Missile propulsion
  • Control of Aircraft
  • Maintenance of Aircraft
  • Principles of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Professional Ethics
  • Management Science
  • Total Quality Management
  • Safety of Aircraft
  • Emergency Operation
  • Global aviation sector
  • GPS technologies
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Personnel Management

10. Mechatronics:

Mechatronics = Mechanical Engineering + Electronics Engineering.

The following are the core subjects in Mechatronics.

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Energy and Environment
  • Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Solids and Structures
  • Thermo-Fluids
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD
  • Machines Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Signals and Systems
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Operations Management
  • AC Machines
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Power Electronics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Embedded Systems
  • Data Acquisition and System Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Work Study and Ergonomics Engineering
  • System Modelling and Simulation
  • Machine Tool Design
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • MEMS
  • Bio-Medical DSP
  • Bio-Sensor and MEMS
  • Virtual Instrumentation
  • Basic of communication Engineering
  • Cognitive Science (Introduction only)
  • Nano Science and Nano Materials
  • Graph Theory and Applications

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Besides the above-listed courses, there are many other engineering courses. Few of them are,

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Dairy Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering


Which is the best Field in Engineering?
Hypothetical Question. We cannot predict which course is the best. Many are earning a lump sum from their idea and patent right, even many students are dropouts but they are doing good in their job.
How can I choose which field is best for me?
Do some research. Nowadays internet is your best guide.Choose a course according your passion.
Which type of Engineering has highest salary You can earn more from any engineering field.
There is no specific field which returs more money. I have seen people who have secured better marks in engineering are struggling a job. Money = Innovation + Idea
Is an engineer a scientist?
Why not?Engineer discover any things so we can say, an Engineer is also a Scientist
Which engineering is hardest?
If you study daily, no field is hard.
Which Engineering is best for future?
In my point of view, the following areas have more future scope.Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Home Automation and Industrial Automation.
What do engineers do?
Engineers Develops World
Are Engineers in demand?
Country wise it differs. In my country (India), we have more engineers (more than a demand). Not every Engineers get a better job opportunity.
Do engineers get well paid?
Only few are getting well paid.








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