M.E. in CAD/CAM is a 2- year post graduate course with 4 semesters in 2 years. Eligibility to which is bachelors degree such as B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering/ Production Engineering with minimum 60% in aggregate. Admission is based on entrance exam like GATE or some exam conducted by own university or institute.
Some of the colleges offering M.E. in CAD/CAM are:
The average tuition fee for M.E. in CAD/CAM in various college ranging from INR 2 to 5 Lacs.
CAD/CAM engineers interested in pursuing higher studies in this particular discipline may pursue Ph.D. in the subject upon completion of their course. They are hired in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, education, R&D in industries, and steel plants, space research institutes, power plants, universities, among others.
They are hired in capacities such as Lecturer, Design Engineer, Draft Engineer, R&D Engineer etc. An approximate entry- level salary of INR 3 lacs per annum is offered to CAD/CAM engineers.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering/ Production Engineering with minimum 60% in aggregate|
|Admission Process||Based on counseling after clearing GATE or based on the written test.|
|Course Fee||INR 1.14 to 2.11 Lacs|
|Average Starting salary||INR 3 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||PWD, CPWD, Space Research Centre, Educational sector, Power plants, Steel Plants etc.|
|Job Description||Aerospace designer, Manufacturing Designer, Mechanical designer, Architectural Designer, Civil Engineer, Technician.|
CAD/CAM engineering is a specialization in operation, use and application of computer software to create design for a variety of industries. It is aimed at building drafting skills in electronic structures. M. Tech in CAD/CAM imparts, through a holistic curriculum, skills to apply computer and scientific principles to solve problems related to manufacturing.
Candidates interested in learning the discipline at an advanced level with ample knowledge of computer- based tools, techniques and methods employed in product- designing may opt for this program. The course is suited for candidates with potential to develop the product in the R&D section of the industry in a shorter time while gaining a substantial foothold in the market.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|Name of Institute||City||Fees|
|Punjab Technical University||Jalandhar||1.4 lakhs|
|Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (SSIT)||Tumkur||3 lakhs|
|Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU)||Nagpur||75, 000|
|Kalasalingam University||Krishanankovil||2.11 lakhs|
|Baba Institute of Technology and sciences||Vishakapatnam||1.14 lakhs|
|Sri Indu Institute of engineering and Technology||Telangana||1.14 lakhs|
|National Institute of Technology||Hamirpur||1.92 lakhs|
|Noida institute of Engineering and technology||Greater Noida||1.40 lakhs|
Candidates having completed B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering/ Production Engineering are eligible to pursue M. Tech in CAD/CAM. Aspiring candidates need to have scored a minimum aggregate score of 60% in graduation. Additionally, they are required to qualify the GATE exam for pursuing this course from any of the IITs and NITs. For admission to other engineering colleges, aspiring candidates need to clear the college- level entrance exam.
Aspiring candidates wishing to take admission to the course at any of the NITs or IITs need to score a good percentile in GATE. Merit list of candidates is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by them in GATE, and accordingly students are admitted to the course.
Admissions to the course in IITs or NITs are based on candidates’ performance in the nationally conducted GATE. Some colleges give 70% weightage to the GATE scores and 30% weightage to performance in the written test conducted by the concerned college/ university.
A Semester wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Semester I||Semester II|
Advanced Finite Element Analysis
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials
Total Quality Management
Stress Analysis and Vibrations
Computer Aided Design Lab
Design of Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Production and Operations Management
Computational Fluid Dynamics Automation in Manufacturing
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Computer Aided Process Planning
Computer Aided Machining and Robotics Lab
Project work and Seminar
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in PWD, CPWD, Defense, Power Plants, Agricultural Organizations, Space Research Institutes etc. They are hired in capacities such as Surveyor, Agricultural Designer, Aerospace Designer, Electrical Designer, Mechanical Designer, Manufacturing Designer, Civil Engineer Technician etc.
Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Aerospace Designer||The job of an Aerospace Designer is to develop new design of missiles, aircraft and spacecraft. They amalgamate the components into final design and check the effectiveness of the design and whether any changes are required to be made in the design. They thoroughly test the product for safety issues and defects.||7 to 9 Lacs|
|Manufacturing Designer||Manufacturing Designers are skilled in CAD/CAM software form development of new products. They make the required changes in the design as per the requirements of manufacturing systems. They are skilled in CNC programming to help employers in manufacturing and make changes needed in the product design.||4.37 to 5.3 Lacs|
|Mechanical Designer||Mechanical Designers create design mechanical equipment, co- ordinate with engineers and other professionals related to the manufacturing system. They start the project after meeting with the Project Engineer, Production Engineer and customer to know their requirements, based on which they use CAD/CAM software to develop the required models for mechanical equipments.||3.65 to 11.50 Lacs|
|Architectural Designer||An Architectural Designer builds plans with CAD software as per clients’ requirements. They discuss with other building designers to exchange their ideas regarding structural plans. Architectural Designers supervise Junior Engineers working under them in the project for preparation of structural designs. They also make the required changes in design as per the clients’ needs and management needs. Architectural Engineers take care of clients’ concerns regarding design, which may arise during the construction of the project||2.65 to 6.35 Lacs|
|Civil Engineer Technician||Civil Engineer Technicians support engineers in estimating the project cost, preparing schedules and planning a given project. They also help engineers in the maintenance of buildings, roads and infrastructure. They also test the construction material and prepare sketches for the project. Before the construction of the project they visit the project sites, meet clients, management and other people related to the project for incorporating their requirements.||3.25 to 5 Lacs|