M.Tech Engineering Course

Engineering master degree program awarded to candidates after completion of two years of study in the discipline of engineering. This degree is predicated in a specific branch of engineering.

In India, the ME/MTech degree is offered across various specializations. These specializations include Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, VLSI, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering etc.

This degree course is offered under the following categories:

  • Regular (Full-Time)
  • Sponsored (Full-Time)
  • Part Time M.Tech
  • Project Staff (For those who are presently working on sponsored projects)

This master degree program is also receptive to working diploma holders or diploma holders having work experience for specified period.

In India, this master degree is regulated under the aegis of University Grants Commission of India (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Admissions to ME/MTech programmes offered by technical colleges and universities in India are made through a National level/State-level/Institute-level engineering entrance examination.

Difference between ME and MTech

As mentioned above, ME stands for Master of Engineering while MTech stands for Master of Technology. The key difference between these two degrees is in terms of their practical impact, course material and orientation.



M.E. is known as Masters of Engineering

M.Tech. is known as Masters of Technology.

M.E. is more of a knowledge oriented.

M.Tech. is more of a skill oriented.

M.E. is usually designed for students who plan for employment upon graduation and who are already in the engineering workforce.

M.Tech. is designed to produce Research Engineers who can get the position of “Technologist” in the industries and research institutes.

M.E. emphasizes on in-depth concept clarification of facts.

M.Tech. emphasizes on practical exposure of conceptual knowledge.

M.E. is mostly preferred by private universities or self-affiliated colleges. For instance IIT.

M.Tech. is offered by colleges affiliated by various universities.

M.E. is conventional term used for majorly theory based study. 

M.Tech. involves use of technology and other aided stuff.

Required Skill set for ME/MTech

Ability to communicate – verbal and written

Acquaintance with Industry Standards

Knowledge of the subjects studied in B.E./B.Tech.



Multifaceted Exposure

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Leadership and Management Skills

Commitment and Desire to Learn

Acquaintance with Computers and IT

Attention to details

Giving and receiving feedbacks