Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Tool Engineering) - Course Overview




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    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] in Tool Engineering, Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs and Salary

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    B.Tech in Tool Engineering is a 4- year undergraduate course whose first seven semesters consist of theoretical subjects and workshops and the last semester is reserved for industrial training and substantial project work. 

    Upon successful completion of the course, graduates interested in higher studies in the discipline may choose to pursue M. Tech/ M.E in the subject.

    Those interested in working may go for employment opportunities in fields like manufacturing sector, education sector, R&D section in industries, railways etc.    

    Some of the popular firms that hire such Tool Engineers are Tata motors, Yamaha, Hero Honda, Maruti Suzuki, among others. They are hired in capacities such as Tool Designer, Tool and Die Maker, Lecturer, etc.

    The average annual tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 1.14 lacs and 2.88 lacs.

    Average annual entry- level salary offered to such Tool Engineers in the country ranges around INR 3 lacs.

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Course Highlights

    Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration4 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility10+2 with 60% minimum aggregate score
    Admission ProcessBased on counseling after clearing Entrance Tests (JEE Main, state entrance exam).
    Course FeeINR 1.14 lacs to 2.88 Lacs (full tuition fee).
    Average Starting salaryINR 3.1 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesGE Healthcare, Yamaha motors, Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Ace designers, Robert Bosch, Hycom Engineering etc.
    Job OpportunitiesDesigners, Jig makers, Mould makers, Tool Fitters, Toll and Die Makers etc.

    Eligibility for B.Tech in Tool Engineering

    Candidates having qualified 10+2 from a recognized educational Board with Physics, Chemistry & Maths as main subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 60% in classes X and XII are eligible to apply for the course. This percentage criterion, however, may vary across institutes.

    Students wishing to pursue B. Tech in Tool Engineering at one of the IITs are needed to qualify the JEE Advanced exam, and for admission to other engineering colleges, students need to qualify the JEE Main exam or other State- level engineering exams.

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: What is it About?

    Tool Engineering is an offshoot of industrial engineering. The discipline involves manufacture of tools, and successful graduates of the course are hired in the manufacturing sector as Tool Detailers, CAD Operators, Tool Designers, Mold Makers, Tool Fitters, Jigs Makers etc., and for other technical positions in the manufacturing industry. Successful graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M. Tech in the subject or for jobs in the R&D section of the industry for tool designing. Among the popular firms that employ such graduates are GE Healthcare, Yamaha Motors, Hero Honda, Robert Bosch, etc.

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Who Should Opt?

    Eligible candidates wishing to work in the manufacturing industries and possessing good managerial skills, physical stamina, and problem- solving skills on the shop floor may ideally opt for this course. Tool engineers are also hired in the design section for designing tools as per specific product requirements.

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Course Duration

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering is a 4-year course consisting of eight semesters, with 2 semesters making 1 year. The course is also offered in the distance mode with a 4- year duration.

    Top Institutes Offering B.Tech in Tool Engineering

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in India. Also mentioned are the corresponding locations and the average fees charged by each.

    Name of the InstituteCityAverage Full Tuition Fees in INR
    Delhi Institute of tool engineeringDelhi2.20 lacs
    Punjab Technical University
    Jalandhar2.88 lacs
    Patiala, Punjab2.88 lacs
    Visvesvaraya Technological University
    Karnataka1.14 lacs
    RV college of engineering
    Karnataka2.0 lacs

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Admission Process

    Eligible students upon clearing the 10+2 qualification in Physics, Chemistry and Maths with the minimum eligible score, are needed to qualify a relevant national- level entrance exam such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced or other State- level exams. Based on performance in such tests, students are admitted to the course.

    Upon clearing the JEE Advanced, students are admitted to IITs and upon clearing the JEE Main exam, they are admitted to other State- level engineering colleges. The exam pattern of almost all the entrance exams held for admission to engineering colleges is similar, with the 3 main sections included, viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    Tabulated below are the essential details of such entrance exams.

    Exam NameLevel/Conducted ByColleges
    JEE MainNational level/ CBSENITs, IIITs, Most institutes accept JEE Main Scores
    JEE AdvancedNational/ IITsIITs

    Upon clearing the JEE Main exam, students are needed to go through the round of counseling and are admitted to a respective field of engineering after. The top 1.5 lakh students qualifying the JEE Main exam are eligible for the JEE Advanced exam. Upon clearing the JEE Advanced exam, students are admitted to IITs and NITs. Some colleges/ States conduct their own entrance tests for admission to the program.

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Career Prospects

    Tool Engineers are hired in the manufacturing sector, R&D sector, automobile industries, production sector etc.

    Listed here are the various job positions on offer for successful graduates of B. Tech in Thermal Engineering. Also mentioned are the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered for each role.

    Annual Salary in Tool Engineering

    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    Tool and Die MakersResponsible for fitting and assembling parts and components by modifying jigs, dies and gauges by using hand tools and machine tools. They conduct tests using tools to meet the specifications after making necessary adjustments. They also use CAD software for designing tools. They make necessary adjustments in the machine for making quality products.1.30 to 7.71 lacs 
    Mold MakerResponsible for making molds with plaster, mud, water by a specified formula. They repair the damaged edges and cracks in molds using hand tools. Mold Makers remove the extra molding material like plaster, wax extra.1.50 to 2 lacs
    Tool FitterResponsible for studying design drawings, based on which, they alignment the tools on the machine and perform assemblies of fittings. Also responsible for finding faults in the design and rectifying them. In the industry, they look after the mechanical fittings, pneumatic and hydraulic systems etc.2 to 5 lacs
    Jig MakerResponsible for assembling different standard and non- standard jigs. Also responsible for ensuring proper working of the jigs and fixtures, and quality and accuracy according to prescribed operation procedures. They design jigs and fixtures as per the requirement of the product on the machine. 3.8 to 5.7 lacs
    DesignersResponsible for designing tools according to the production of the product and taking care of the life of tools. They design single and multi- edged tools like broaches, cutting tool of the milling machines according to the specified drawings. Tool Designers modify the designs of tools according to product specifications and prepare layouts using standard drafting tools.3 to 3.5 lacs

    Listed here are some of the top organizations in India which lucratively hire Tool Engineers:

    • GE Healthcare
    • Ingersoll-Rand
    • Kennametal Widma Machine Tools
    • Hycom Engineering
    • Ace Designers
    • Robert Bosch
    • Toyota

    B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

    The course consists of eight semesters out of which the first two semesters are common between all the branches of engineering. Afterwards, students choose a subject of their choice in engineering.   

    The scheme of assessment for B. Tech in Tool Engineering is given below.

    Scheme of AssessmentWeightage (%)

    Semester- wise, students of the course in India study the following as part of their course curriculum:

    • I
    • Applied Mathematics-I
    • Applied Physics-I
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Electrical Technology
    • Human Values and Professional Ethics-I#
    • Fundamentals of Computing
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Applied Physics Lab-I
    • Electrical Technology Lab
    • Workshop Practice
    • Engineering Graphics Lab
    • Fundamentals of Computing
    • Applied Chemistry Lab
    • II
    • Applied Mathematics-II
    • Applied Physics-II
    • Electronic Devices
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Communication Skills
    • Environmental Studies
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Applied Physics Lab-II
    • Programming Lab
    • Electronic Devices Lab
    • Engineering Mechanics Lab
    • Environmental Studies Lab
    • III
    • Electrical Machines
    • Numerical Analysis and Statistical Techniques
    • Production Technology
    • Material Science and Metallurgy
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Mechanics of Solids 
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Electrical Machines Lab
    • Numerical Analysis and Statistical Techniques Lab
    • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
    • Machine Drawing Lab
    • IV
    • Theory of Machines
    • Metal Forming
    • Machine Tools
    • Machine Element Design
    • Thermal Science
    • Metrology and Quality Assurance
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Theory of Machine Lab
    • Machine Tools Lab
    • Machine Element Design Lab
    • Metrology and Quality Assurance Lab
    • V
    • Production Planning and Control
    • CNC Machining and Programming
    •  Jigs, Fixture and Gauge Design
    • Control Systems
    • Plastic Technology
    • Communication Skills for Professionals
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • CNC Machining and Programming Lab
    •  Jigs, Fixture and Gauge Design Lab
    • Control Systems Lab
    • Industrial Training
    • Communication Skills for Professionals
    • VI
    • Press Tool Design – I
    • Metal Cutting and Tool Design
    • Mould Design-I
    • Layered Manufacturing
    • Finite Element Method
    •  Total Quality Management
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Press Tool Design-I Lab
    • Metal Cutting and Tool Design Lab
    • Mould Design-I Lab
    • Finite Element Method Lab
    • In-house training (two weeks)
    • VII
    • Press Tool Design – II
    • Mould Design – II
    • Computer Aided Graphics and Product Design
    • ELECTIVE-I (Choose any one)
    • Vibrations Engineering Design
    • Operations Research
    • Automobile Engineering
    • Creativity in Engineering
    • Advanced Welding Technology
    • Low Cost Automation
    • Database Management Systems
    • ELECTIVE-II(Choose any one)
    • Renewable Energy Resources
    • Management Information Systems and ERP
    • Value Engineering
    • Material Management
    • Concurrent Engineering
    • Ergonomics
    • Sociology and Elements of Indian History for Engineers
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Press Tool Design – II Lab
    • Mould Design – II Lab
    • Computer Aided Graphics and Product Design Lab
    • Lab Based on Elective I or II
    • Minor Project
    • VIII
    • Advanced Die Casting and Die Design
    • Modern Manufacturing Methods
    • Human Values and Professional Ethics-II
    • ELECTIVE-III (Choose Any one from the following subjects)
    • Cryogenic Engineering
    • Theory of Design Optimization
    • Flexible Manufacturing System
    • Applied Plasticity
    • Robotics
    • Engineering System Modeling and Simulation
    • ELECTIVE-IV (Choose Any one from the following subjects)
    • Project Management
    • Soft Computing
    • Industrial Management
    • Supply Chain Management-Planning
    • Safety Engineering
    • Practical Lab and Selective Subjects
    • Lab Based on Elective III or IV

    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Tool Engineering) Fee Structure in India

    72.36 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES75.5 K (Maximum Fee)
    73.93 K (Average Fee)
    3.76 L (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES3.76 L (Maximum Fee)
    3.76 L (Average Fee)



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