M.Sc. Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
The Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University has initiated a 2-year full-time masters
program in mechanical engineering, titled M.Sc. Engineering in Mechanical Systems Design and
Engineering (MS-MSDE), from April/May2017. Engineers completing four years course in
Bachelor in Mechanical/Industrial/Automobile/Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent to
Mechanical Engineering, will be eligible to apply for this program. This program will be run
under Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur, Nepal.
The students in this program will develop high levels of analytical and critical skills and learn
about the core mechanical methods, tools and techniques, understand their applications and
limitations, and indulge in research in the fields of mechanical design, advanced
numerical/computational techniques, energy engineering, mechanics and materials, air
conditioning and refrigeration, automobile and heavy-equipment engineering, aerospace and
aviation, project planning, industrial methods, and management, through highly progressive and
innovative learning methods.
2. Admission Requirement
2.1 Program entry requirements
In order to be eligible for admission for M.Sc. Mechanical Systems Design and Engineering (MS-
MSDE), a candidate must have:
i. Bachelors' degree from a 4-year engineering program in Mechanical, Industrial,
Aeronautical, and Automobile Engineering, or equivalent, from Tribhuvan University and
other recognized universities as well as degree equivalent to any of the aforementioned
branches of engineering.
ii. Secure at least a minimum score as prescribed by the faculty board in the admission test
conducted by the Institute of Engineering.
2.2 Entrance examination
The nature of entrance examination will be decided by the Entrance Examination Board of the
Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.
Candidate fulfilling the program entry requirements will be selected for admission on the basis of
merit based on entrance examination.
2.4 Category of Students
The following category of students will be enrolled in the MS-MSDE programs to fulfill its quota
of 20 students.
1. Regular students who have been selected through the IOE post-graduate entrance
examination for the MS-MSDE program, complying with the rules and regulations of
Pulchowk Campus to qualify as regular students.
2. Full-fee or self-sponsored students who have been selected through the IOE post-
graduate entrance examination for the MS-MSDE program, and falling in the full-fee
criteria under the rules and regulations of the Pulchowk Campus.
3. Sponsored students from government organizations, industries, INGO/NGO or other
entities, selected through the IOE post-graduate entrance examination for the MS-MSDE
program, and complying with the rules and regulations of Pulchowk Campus for
sponsorship through an external organization or entity.
Table 1: Category of Students
S.N. Category No. of Students
1. Regular 6
2. Full-Fee 8
3. Sponsored 6
2.5 Duration of study and barrier
The normal duration of the course for fulfillment of the degree is two academic years. The
maximum period within which a student a student is allowed to complete the course is fourth
academic year. Each student must take a minimum of 60 credits. Students may take more than 60
credits but the excess will not be counted for.
Only the students who secure minimum 50% of the total credit of any semester will be allowed to
admit for the next semester. Unsuccessful students have to repeat the courses in which they failed
and should pay course registration fee for those courses.
3. Course Structure/System
The course structure is based on the Semester system. The detailed course structure, examination
scheme, marks, etc. are listed in detailed course structure sheet.
Each year is divided into first and second semesters. There are altogether six core courses and
four elective courses needed to be taken by each student. In first year first semester, four core
courses are offered and two core courses in the second semester. The second year, first semester
includes one group project.
Four different elective subjects are offered in second semester and students can opt for two of
them. There are four fundamental streams/concentrations of elective courses offered, namely,
Engineering Mechanics and Materials (7 courses), Mechanical Design and Manufacturing (6
courses), Thermo-Fluids (5 courses) and Industrial Practices (9 courses), respectively. The first
two elective concentrations are offered in the second semester, and students can choose two
courses from each stream to study under two groups of two different courses for each elective.
Similarly, the third and fourth elective concentrations are offered in the third semester and can be
selected as described for first two electives. The second year second semester is entirely allocated
for dissertation work. The dissertation shall be individual's work and be extensive and normally
design, simulation, performance characteristics and/or manufacturing based. Students shall be
encouraged to publish research papers in national and international journals as an outcome of
their dissertation work.