The programme emphasizes application of fundamental principles of Thermal Engineering for various applications, which include Steam Power Plants, Gas Turbine Power Plants, Petroleum Refineries, Solar Appliances, Cooling of Electronic Equipment and Devices, Automobiles, I. C. Engines, Refrigeration Plants, Air-Conditioning Systems, Cold Storage Units, Propulsion Systems and so on. The first two semesters cover course work facilitating the students to learn both fundamentals and recent advances in various core and elective subjects
supported by laboratory courses, which include Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Thermal Engineering Laboratory and Energy Systems Laboratory. The third and fourth semesters are earmarked for Dissertation Work. Students are generally encouraged to do their projects in industries, wherever there are chances of exposure to various avenues in Thermal Engineering. Those, who work in the Institute, take up both theoretical (analytical or numerical) and experimental dissertation works. The students are able to publish their work in journals or conferences of repute.
B.E./B.Tech./AMIE in Mechanical Engg. /Automobile Engg., / Mechanical Engg. (Mechatronics) / Aeronautical Engineering (or) equivalent
Thermal Engineering students are sought after by many research establishments (like DRDO, NAL, BARC, ISRO, etc.), companies and industries (like GE, BHEL, NTPC, KOEL, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra, Tats Motors, L&T, Reliance, etc.). Some of the students, out of their passion for teaching cum research may even go for their Ph. D. in a specialized area.