M.E. Manufacturing Engineering is a 2 year Post Graduate course in engineering with a specialization in the domain of manufacturing and its related areas. A minimum of 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks at UG level is the least which almost all the institutes desire from applying candidates as an eligibility criterion.
Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:
The fee for the course varies between INR 50,000 to 3, 75,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).
M.E. Manufacturing Engineering admissions are done on the basis of Common Entrance Test (CET) selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate (UG) level. Most of the colleges who provide admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering), IIST PG while a select few opt for a separate entrance exam of their own (Like BITSAT HD).
The course is designed to dissipate domain-specific skills and knowledge to the PG level students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to take on the day to day challenges that would come in the persecution of their skill at the industry level.
M.E. Manufacturing Engineering postgraduates have a wide range of job opportunities like Production engineer, Mechanical analyst, Project in charge, Researcher, Content developer etc. After completion of post graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR 12,000 and 18,000 a month for a fresh pass out.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration of the Course||2 years|
|Eligibility||Minimum score of 50% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level.|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based/Merit-based|
|Course Fee||Between INR 50,000 to 3.75 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 12,000 to 18,000|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Tata Motors, BEL, Honda, Steel India, HINDALCO, NALCO|
|Job Position||Production engineer, Mechanical analyst, Project in charge, Researcher, Content developer etc|
Manufacturing happens to be the backbone of any economy. All the economic activities are dependent upon the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing firms in the country. Thus, it can be said as the base over which all other sectors of economy thrive.
The process of manufacturing involves technical skills and academic soundness with production process so as to bring the best out of the available resource base. The basic fundamental of manufacturing is to produce maximum with available inputs. This can be done only by trained and qualified manpower and not novice.
A master’s course in manufacturing engineering provides that required skills and academic knowledge to the students that would turn them into trained manpower. The course through various subjects and practical knowledge try to inculcate these qualities among students in a gradual manner.
The course is offered by many reputed colleges/universities to candidates who have passed their UG or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central University.
Students can take admission in the course through Common Entrance Test conducted by certain exam conducting authorities such as IITs, IIIT, as well as separate exams conducted by respective colleges/Universities (Like BITS) that are offering this course.
For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.
|Institute||City||Average Fee Per annum basis|
|Anna University||Chennai||INR 46,470|
|KLN College of Engineering||Sivagangai||INR 45,000|
|PES Institute of Technology||Bangalore||INR 3,00,000|
|Bethlehem Institute of Engineering||Kanyakumari||INR 68,750|
|Christian College of Engineering and Technology||Dindigul||INR 52,000|
|CMS College of Engineering||Namakkal||INR 45, 220|
|CSIIT||Thovalai||INR 96, 220|
|Dr. Pauls Engineering College||Villupurum||INR 65,000|
Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in the respective stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with at least 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks.
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common for most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
M.E. Manufacturing Engineering course admission process involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various universities and colleges in the country).
Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.
The syllabus of the course is divided into four semesters spread over a span of two years. M.E. Manufacturing Engineering syllabus is divided into various subjects and practical skills that students are taught during the course of their post-graduation.
The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below so as to provide a reference to the candidates.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Applied Probability and Statistics||Optimization Techniques in Manufacturing|
|Advanced Material Technology||Manufacturing Metrology and Quality Engineering|
|Auto CAD integrated Manufacturing Systems||Theory of Metal Forming|
|Robot design and Programming||MEMS and Nanotechnology|
|Elective 1||Elective 2|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Material management||Final Year Project|
|Industrial Ergonomics||Elective 3|
|Polymer and Composite Materials||Elective 4|
|Lean Manufacturing||Computer Aided Product Design|
|Quality and Reliability Engineering||Practical|
|Final Year Project||-|
Manufacturing Engineering postgraduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with companies such as Tata Motors, BEL, Honda, Steel India, HINDALCO, NALCO etc.
To provide you a complete view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Manufacturing engineering postgraduates can look for in terms of their career.
|Job Profile||Role||Average Salary for Fresher’s|
|Production Engineer||Production engineers are engaged in overall management and smooth functioning of product’s production cycle.||INR 2.55-2.93 Lacs|
|Mechanical analyst||The job of a mechanical analyst involves inspection or detection of any flaws or dents in the manufactured product.||INR 2.86-3.35 Lacs|
|Quality Engineer||The job involves one to ensure that standards of quality and manufacturing are not compromised in the production cycle.||INR 2.45 -2.73 Lacs|
|Project Incharge||A project in charge is entrusted with overall team coordination and supervisory duties in regards to a team working on a specified project.||INR 2.80-3.4 Lacs|
|Assistant Controller||An assistant controller’s job involves regulation of the assembly line in sync with the advice tendered by a senior controller.||INR 2.2-2.52 Lacs|