Bachelor of Technical Education in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Technical Education in Mechanical Engineering

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The purpose of Bachelor of Technical Education in Mechanical Engineering (General) is to prepare individuals for careers in the private and public sector at the level of instructor, teacher, trainer, or professionals in technical and vocational education subject areas.

B. Tech Ed in Mechanical Engineering program has been divided into eight semesters. The total credit hours of the Program are 136.  At the end of each semester, there will be a semester assessment. However, according to Kathmandu University rule, the total duration to complete the Program must not exceed seven years.  
Normally, graduates of the B Tech Ed Program are eligible for master-level studies (equivalent to  Level 7) in technical and vocational education, teacher education, general management,  technology management, educational leadership, TVET management, rural technology, to name but a few. 
 

The following are the aims of the program: 

  1. Demonstrate Level 6 competencies envisaged by the National Vocational Qualification  Framework (NVQF) of Nepal,
  2. Exhibit comprehensive, meaningful, and coherent knowledge and skills in any of the  specific fields in technical-vocational occupational specialization e.g., civil, mechanical,  computer, agriculture, etc,
  3. Apply occupational specialization knowledge and skills in solving problems occurred in  their contexts of work,
  4. Apply vocational pedagogical knowledge and skills in any of the specific fields in technical  and vocational instruction, 
  5. Show scholarly literacy, communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, learning  skills needed for advanced learning,
  6. Exemplify a deep and principled understanding of the technical and vocational learning  processes and the role of the instructors in facilitating these processes in the students,
  7. Show a sound understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, social,  cultural, and political processes, 
  8. Apply a wide range of teaching process skills including curriculum development, lesson  planning, materials development, assessment, and pedagogical approaches, and
  9. Reflect on the relationship between teaching and learning, content and pedagogy, work and  learning, thereby embracing lifelong learning in their roles as the technical and vocational  instructors

Eligibility

The minimum prerequisite for this program is the completion of Level 5 education in relevant vocational specializations. The details are- 

  • PCL equivalent diploma or an intermediate in a technical subject (≥ 2nd division) from a  recognized institute with SLC (≥ 2nd division); or 
  • A two-year technician certificate (≥ 50%) from a recognized institute with SLC (≥ 2nd  division); or  
  • An intermediate level in a technical subject (≥ 2nd division) from a recognized institute with  TSLC (≥ 50%);  
  • A 2-year technician certificate from a recognized institute (≥ 50%) with TSLC (≥ 50%); or
  • 10+2 or equivalent (SLCE after 2016) with sufficient background/experience for the area of vocational specialization.  

Admission Process

  1. General Educational Knowledge test (oral and written): This is a written objective test to assess the applicant's knowledge in Mathematics, Science, and English corresponding to intermediate/10+2/diploma levels. Those who secure 50% can be eligible for the study.
  2. Oral/Occupational assessment (test): This assessment focuses on the applicant's aptitude, related work experience, career goals, personal presentation skills, and financial support. Those who secure 50% will qualify for the study. 

Curricular Structure

Bachelor of Technical Education (B. Tech Ed) is 136 Credits program. 

  1. Core Courses (18 Credits)
  2. Vocational Pedagogical Courses (20 Credits)
  3. Occupational Specialisation (80 Credits)
  4. Internship/Educational Research (18 Credits)

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours = 12 TH + 6 PR)

SN

Courses

Credit 

Hours

Theory

Practical

1.

EDUC 100 The Teaching Profession

3

2

1

2.

ENGT 100 General English

3

2

1

3.

EDUC 200 Educational Psychology

3

2

1

4.

NEPL 200 General Nepali

3

2

1

5.

EDUC 300 Curriculum Development

3

2

1

6.

EDUC 301 Measurement and 

Evaluation

3

2

1

Total

 

18

12

6

EDUC = Education, COME = Communication English, COMN = Communication Nepali

Vocational Pedagogical Courses (20 Credit Hours = 10 Th + 10 Pr) 

Courses

Credit  

Hours

Theory

Practical

1. VPED 100 Principles and methods of  technical instruction (2)

2

1

1

2. VPED 101 Instructional System Design (2)

2

1

1

3. VPED 210 Instructional Skills (I)

2

1

1

4. VPED 220 Instructional Skills (II)

2

1

1

5. VPED 300 Designing Occupational  

Curriculum (2)

2

1

1

6. VPED 301 TVET Ecosystem in Nepal (2)

2

1

1

7. VPED 302 Training Methodology (2)

2

1

1

8. VPED 303 Assessment in TEVT (2)

2

1

1

9. VPED 400 Materials Development in TVET  (2)

2

1

1

10. VPED 401 Enterprise Development (2)

2

1

1

Total

20

10

10

VPED = Vocational Pedagogy 

 

Mechanical Engineering- General

(80 Credit Hours = 32 Th + 48 PR)

SN

Courses

Th

PR

Total 

Credits

1.

CEEX 201 Strength of Materials (3)

1

2

3

2.

EGEX 100 Engineering Drawing I (2)

1

1

2

3.

EGEX 110 Engineering Drawing II (2)

1

1

2

4.

EGEX 111 Engineering Mathematics I (2)

1

1

2

5.

EGEX 120 Engineering Mathematics II (2)

1

1

2

6.

EGEX 200 Engineering Mechanics (3)

2

1

3

7.

ELEX 100 Basic Electrical Engineering (3)

2

1

3

8.

ENEX 100 Basic Electronics (3)

2

1

3

9.

MEEX 202 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

2

1

3

 

10. MEEX 220 Advanced Manufacturing Process (3)

1

2

3

 

11. MEEX 310 Metal Cutting and Forming (3)

2

1

3

 

12. MEEX 311 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)

0

3

3

 

13. MEEX 100 Basic Mechanical Engineering (3)

2

1

3

 

14. MEEX 110 Basic Manufacturing Process (3)

1

2

3

 

15. MEEX 111 Material Science & Metallurgy (3)

1

2

3

 

16. MEEX 112 Computer-Aided Design I (3)

1

2

3

 

17. MEEX 200 Theory of Machine (3)

2

1

3

 

18. MEEX 210 CAD and FEA (3)

2

1

3

 

19. MEEX 211 Machine Design I (3)

1

2

3

 

20. MEEX 212 Fluid Mechanics (3)

2

1

3

 

21. MEEX 221 Computer-Aided Design II (3)

1

2

3

 

22. MEEX 240 Mechanical Workshop (Lab.) (2)

0

2

2

 

23. MEEX 312 Heat Transfer (3)

1

2

3

 

24. MEEX 313 Casting and Welding of Metals (3)

0

3

3

 

25. MEEX 320 Machine Design II (3)

0

3

3

 

26. MEEX 340 Project I (3)

0

3

3

 

27. MEEX 330 Elective I (2)

1

1

2

 

28. MEEX 331 Elective II (2)

1

1

2

 

29. MEEX 499 Project II

0

3

3

 

Total

32

48

80

ENEX = Electronics Engineering Education Extension Course 

MEEX = Mechanical Engineering Education Extension Course, 

AEEX = Automobile Engineering Education Extension Course, 

ELEX = Electrical Engineering Education Extension Course

Internship and Research (18 Credit Hours = 1 Th + 17 Pr)

SN

Courses

Theory

Practical

Total

1

EDUC 421 Educational Research

1

2

3

2

VPED 441 Internship – Teaching/Training

0

6

6

3

VPED 442 Internship – Work-based learning

0

6

6

4

VPED 499 Educational Research Project

0

3

3

 

Total

1

17

18