M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering is 2-year, full-time, autonomous, industry-oriented program. Industrial Engineering is one of the branches of engineering, related to the development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems of knowledge, equipment, material, processes and people.
Top institutes offering this course are:
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in GATE, and in entrance exams conducted by other private colleges.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 and 5 Lacs.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Purchase Engineers, Technical Sales Managers, Production and Industrial Engineers, among others.
Organizations such as TATA (all sectors, Motors, Steel, Communications etc.), Reliance Industries Ltd., Maruti Udyog, etc. hire such postgraduates, and the average annual salary offered in India to such professionals ranges between INR 2.5 and 6 Lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration||1 to 2 years|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduate in any discipline, from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Based on counseling after qualification of entrance test|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 5 Lacs p.a.|
|Average Starting salary||INR 2.5 to 6 Lacs p.a.|
|Top recruiting companies||TATA (all sectors, Motors, Steel, Communications etc.), Reliance Industries ltd., Maruti Udyog, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc.|
Students enrolled to the course are taught advanced lessons in the design and installation of integrated systems for men and materials, and equipment and processes, for increasing the productivity of goods, and detailing optimum standards of quality which are economically viable. These engineers are concerned with planning, measuring, and controlling all activities within the organization, besides designing the production process for a product.
M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering is related to the management of industrial processes, and to concepts, development, and implementation of systems involving human being and other resources with regard to engineering. Students are taught methods to manage and optimally utilize resources available by applying mathematical and engineering tools.
Industrial Engineering is also known as Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, and Production Engineering. It aims to develop means to save energy, time, money, materials, and other useful resources. This stream is related to management of industrial processes.
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||Average Fees|
|National Institute of Technology||Tiruchirappalli||INR 80,000|
|Integral University||Lucknow||INR 2 Lacs|
|National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||Tiruchirappalli||INR 1 Lac|
|Maharishi Markandeshwar University||Ambala||INR 1 Lac|
|IIT||Delhi||INR 1.2 Lacs|
|IIT||Mumbai||INR 1.64 Lacs|
|Amity University||Noida||INR 4 Lacs|
|Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University||Lucknow||INR 1 Lac|
|Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology||Sultanpur||INR 45,900|
|GITAM Institute of Technology||Visakhapatnam||INR 1,77,000|
As a minimum criterion for eligibility, candidates seeking admission to the course need to have completed:
|Master of Technology in Madhya Pradesh||Master of Technology in Kerala||Master of Technology in Gujarat||Master of Technology in Haryana|
The admission process for the course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Admission to the course in any of the IITs is based on the candidate’s performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
Some relevant entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course are:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Probability and Statistics||Operations Planning and Control|
|Operations Research||Program Elective – 2|
|Industrial Engineering Systems||Program Elective – 3|
|Program Elective - 1(from PLM Stream)||Program Elective – 4|
|-||Professional Project Activity in Summer Vacation|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Major Project Part-I||Major Project Part-II|
|Supply Chain Management||Analytics and Optimization|
|Project Management||Stochastic Modeling and Simulation|
|Special Topics in IE||Advanced Operations Research|
|Maintenance management||Product Life Cycle Management|
|Operations Management||Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing|
|Service System Design||Reliability Engineering|
Such engineers are hired in industries such as manufacturing, planning, consultancy, software, logistics, supply chain management, and the like, operations research, inventory management, and intellectual properties rights.
Most of the job roles in this field are supervisory or managerial where critical decision-making skills are tested time and again for the smooth operation in the industry. Professionals of this field may also go for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
Major areas of employment in the field include:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Salary in INR per year|
|Ergonomist||The role of an Ergonomist is to ensure the safety of the operating equipment and also the impact of its usage on the environment.||6 Lacs|
|Plant Engineer||Their roles include determining standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance, inspecting plant and machinery to ensuring optimum performance and planning production activities.||3 Lacs|
|Process Engineers||They are involved with using and developing process simulation software to work out the best production methods, and also purchasing and installing equipment.||7 Lacs|
|Quality Engineers||They inspect product materials, mechanics and electrical systems.||3 Lacs|
|Industrial Managers||They manage, supervise, and coordinate with workers to ensure that they meet performance and safety goals.||5 Lacs|
|Operations Analyst||They work closely with the Client Support Services Manager and the operations team to ensure integrity of the data systems.||4 Lacs|
|Management Engineer||They coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities.||18.5 Lacs|
|Manufacturing Engineer||They are responsible for evaluating manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs, conferring with equipment vendors, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, and soliciting observations from operators.||5 Lacs|
|Quality Control Technician||They work in a wide variety of settings, and are responsible for maintaining quality-assurance processes, testing products, and recording and analysing resulting data during product development and manufacturing.||3 Lacs|
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