Defence Technology

B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering - Defence Technology

Program Details

The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering is designed to cultivate a deep understanding of defence systems, technologies, and strategies, emphasizing the role of students in contributing to India's crucial defence sector and national security. The curriculum is extensive, covering various subjects ranging from weapon systems, military communication, radar technology, and aerospace engineering, to cybersecurity and advanced defence technologies. This multidisciplinary approach equips students with the knowledge and skills required for the design, development, and maintenance of defence equipment, as well as the implementation of effective defence strategies.

The program places a strong emphasis on preparing students for meaningful roles in safeguarding the nation and driving technological advancements in the defence industry. The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program responds to India's evolving developmental landscape and security challenges by focusing on producing highly skilled engineers. These engineers play a pivotal role in developing cutting-edge technologies, enhancing defence capabilities, and supporting the modernization of the armed forces.

Graduates of this program are well-prepared for rewarding careers in defence research organizations, government agencies, defence manufacturing industries, and the armed forces. The program's emphasis on hands-on experience through internships and a robust infrastructure and global partnerships provide students with unparalleled learning opportunities. Faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, mentor students to ensure they receive the best education and guidance for excelling in their chosen paths within the defence sector. By joining this program, students become part of a legacy dedicated to serving the nation's security needs. They are prepared to contribute significantly to strengthening India's defence capabilities in an ever-changing global landscape.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates of the B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program from UPES School of Advanced Engineering is well-prepared for rewarding careers in defence research organizations, government agencies, defence manufacturing industries, and the armed forces.
  • Students engage in groundbreaking projects, including the development of missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), surveillance technologies, and cybersecurity solutions, fostering hands-on experience in crucial defence-related areas.
  • The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program provides a robust infrastructure and global partnerships, offering students unparalleled learning experiences. Academic and industry alliances open doors to diverse opportunities, both locally and internationally.
  • Students have access to internships, enabling them to gain practical experience and build valuable networks within the defence industry, enhancing their employability upon graduation.
  • Esteemed faculty members, experts in their respective fields, bring profound knowledge and experience to the classroom. They mentor students, ensuring they receive the best education and guidance to excel in their chosen paths within the defence sector.
  • By joining the Defence Research and Development program, students contribute to an illustrious legacy dedicated to serving the nation's security needs. Graduates are equipped to be at the forefront of innovation, significantly strengthening India's defence capabilities in a dynamically evolving global landscape.

The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program presents a promising future scope for graduates, aligning with the dynamic landscape of defence research and development. Graduates are primed to contribute significantly to cutting-edge projects, including missile systems, electronic warfare, cyber defence, and unmanned systems. The burgeoning defence manufacturing industry, supported by government initiatives like Make in India, provides graduates with exciting career opportunities. Working in companies focused on indigenous defence manufacturing allows them to actively contribute to the nation's self-reliance and enhance its defence capabilities. The symbiotic relationship between defence research organizations and manufacturing firms empowers graduates to play a pivotal role in shaping the country's defence landscape and ensuring robust security preparedness. This program equips individuals to be integral parts of the evolving defence technology sector, where their expertise is crucial for addressing the nation's evolving security demands.

Career Opportunities

The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering program with a specialisation in Defence Technology at UPES offers diverse career paths, empowering students to excel in roles such as Space Mission Design Engineer, Propulsion Engineer, Aircraft Design & Analysis Engineer, Aerospace Modelling & Simulation Engineer, and more. Graduates can also explore opportunities as Scientists in Defence Research and Development Organizations, Air Defence Systems Engineers, or pursue entrepreneurial ventures. Further, the program encourages higher education at prestigious institutions like ISAE-SUPAERO, International Space University, University of Surrey, and others, providing a gateway to advanced studies and global exposure in the field of Defence Technology.


The B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) program at UPES offers exceptional placement opportunities, establishing itself as a preferred choice for aspiring engineers. Graduates are sought after by leading companies in the aerospace and defence sector, including Safran Aerospace India, Airbus, Boeing, Mahindra Aerospace, Tata Advanced Systems, CYIENT Ltd, Honeywell Technologies, and Bombardier India Engineering Centre. Other prominent recruiters include Hi-Tech Solution LLP, Aviotron Automation LLP, Skyroot Aerospace, Agnikul, Mind Mappzz Robotron, Gensar Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, Space India, Capgemini, Cognizant, Vimanic Aero System Pvt. Ltd, and Dynamatics Pvt. Ltd. This comprehensive list reflects the program's strong industry connect, providing students with diverse opportunities to apply their skills and contribute to cutting-edge developments in defense technology and aerospace engineering.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Critical Thinking and Writing2002
EVS 12002
Engineering Mathematics I3104
Object Oriented Programming3003
Workshop Practices1022
Object Oriented Programming Lab0021
Engineering Graphics1022
Physics Lab0021
TOTAL   21

Semester 2

Living Conversation2002
EVS 1(Living Lab)2002
Engineering Mathematics II3104
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering3003
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engg. Lab0021
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering2002
Engineering Mechanics3003
TOTAL   20

Semester 3

Design Thinking3003
Material Science3003
Engineering Thermodynamics3003
Fluid Mechanics3104
Computational Methods3003
Computational Methods Lab0021
Fluid Mechanics Lab0021
CAD Applications Lab0021
Social Internship0000
TOTAL   19

Semester 4

Working with Data2002
Exploratory 23003
Applied Thermodynamics3003
Heat Transfer3104
Mechanics of Materials3003
Manufacturing Processes3003
Material Science and Material Testing Lab0021
Heat Transfer Lab0021
Fluid Machinery3003
TOTAL   23

Semester 5

Leadership and Teamwork2002
Technologies for The Future2  2
Exploratory 33003
Theory of Machines3104
Machine Design3104
Advanced Manufacturing 
Theory of Machines Lab0021
Manufacturing Technology Lab0021
TOTAL   22

Semester 6

Start Your Start-up2002
Exploratory 43003
Mechanical Measurement 
and Metrology
Internal Combustion Engines 
and Hybridization
Engines Lab0021
Industrial Visit0000
TOTAL   19

Semester 7

Industrial Engineering and Management3003
Exploratory 53003
Mechanical Vibrations3003
Industrial Internship0011
Refrigeration & Air-conditioning3003
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab0021
Measurement and Metrology Lab0021
Project 10002
TOTAL   23

Semester 8

Exploratory 63003
Operations Research3003
Project 20004
Automobile Engineering2002
TOTAL   18


Students who are interested must fulfill the prescribed minimum eligibility criteria for the B. Tech. program in Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology): Minimum 50% marks in
Classes X and XII. with 50% in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for individuals interested in pursuing B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (Defence Technology) at UPES relies on the individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE / Board Merit / SAT / CUET.

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