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Thermal Engineering

Who is a Thermal Engineer?

Thermal Engineer is a professional who has gained detailed knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat generation due to the transformation of different types of energy such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, and so on. He or she gains this knowledge by joining courses of thermal engineering which is a specialized branch of mechanical engineering as well as chemical engineering.

What does a Thermal Engineer do?

Thermal Engineer uses their knowledge regarding heat energy and its transformation. They structure the system and mechanism to transform generated energy from different thermal sources into another kind of energy such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, and so on. Thermal engineering plays an important role to deal with the generation of heat as well as its effects on a thermal and nuclear power plant. They perform the test and develop a thermal control system and spacecraft.

What are the skills required?

The required skills for being a thermal engineer are as follows.

  • Complete knowledge and experience regarding the thermal analysis of electric motor, an excellent understanding of fluid dynamics as well as thermodynamics, and so on

  • The ability for developing designs on the basis of thermal power and performing trade studies

  • Experience of thermal and mechanical software

  • Enough knowledge related to good engineering applications, analysis of failure mode, element, and effect

  • Ability to handle complicated technical issues following an appropriate and concise manner


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Top Colleges

A reputed institution will provide you, the essential guideline to join a thermal engineering course. The name of some top engineering colleges of thermal engineering is as follows.

  • Amity University, Gurgaon

  • NIT, Raipur

  • NIT of Rourkela

  • BITS Pilani

  • NIT, Delhi

What is the career scope for a Thermal Engineer in India?

There are many areas where the principles of thermal engineering are used and these areas are the automobile industry, electric power industry, and HVAC industry. Some manufacturing companies or industries of refrigerator, heat exchanger, Air conditioners, etc. employ Thermal Engineers. There is also a wide range of applications of thermal engineering within the areas of thermal control and spacecraft propulsion. The concept of thermal engineering is essential to design any kind of machine. The devices used in computer or car batteries are manufactured involving the concept of thermal engineering.

Job types are as follows.

  • The Chief Design Engineer of Thermal Layout

  • Project engineer in the power plant of solar energy

  • Piping engineer

  • Manager of Thermography Program

  • The Safety Engineer of Thermal System

How much does a Thermal Engineer make?

The proper guidance will help you to the right job position considering your requirement after the completion of the thermal engineering course. Information about some job positions and related average salaries are as follows.

  • Aerospace Engineer – Rs.2,00,000 – Rs.4,00,000 (annual)

  • Boiler Operation Engineer – Rs.45,000 – Rs.55,000 (monthly)

  • Vehicle Testing Engineer – Rs.18,000 – Rs.35,000 (monthly

  • Design Engineer – Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 20,000 (monthly)

How to prepare and what are the study material and books available?

  • Mock tests available online

  • NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th

  • Study material available by prestigious institutes

  • Consult your seniors (who have already given such exams) for guidance

  • Previous year question papers

  • 6 JEE Main Online 2020 Phase I Solved Papers with 10 Mock Tests

  • Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry for JEE.

  • Problems in Physical Chemistry for JEE

Some popular books are O.P. Tandon for Physical Chemistry, P.Bahadur (G.R.Bathla & Sons) for Numerical chemistry. Concept of Physics by HC Verma (Vol 1, Vol 2); Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov. IIT Mathematics, M.L. Khanna; Trigonometry, S L Loney; Calculus & Analytic Geometry, Thomas & Finney.

Who are the Major recruiters?

The name of some major recruiters of thermal engineers is as follows.

  • Airbus Group of India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Hindustan Motors

  • Ashok Leyland

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

  • Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.

  • TATA Motors Ltd.

  • Hyundai Motors

Interesting Facts

  • Thermal energy is concerned with the temperature of any kind of object.

  • Metals, good conductors of heat, help for the easy movement of thermal energy.

  • The measuring unit of thermal energy is Joule.

The above-mentioned information is advantageous to your career. By choosing one of the best institutes or colleges, you can get the proper career guidance to select the right job for you.