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M.Tech. in Engineering Design is a 2- year full time postgraduate course divided into 4 semesters. Essentially, the engineering design industry provides the infrastructure and processing technology that are needed in a range of industries for the processing of raw materials.

Designing companies in this sector act as engineering contractors to clients such as large petrochemical organisations, food and chemical-producing companies. The work is broadly separated into onshore and offshore business, and non-hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon- based industries.

Projects in the hydrocarbon industry principally cover oil and gas production, gas-processing and liquid-refining, and bulk production of speciality chemicals and polymers. They also cover non-hydrocarbon based work involving areas such as pharmaceuticals, water treatment, food, industrial gases, minerals and metals, and environmental treatment.

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Engineering Design professionals are responsible for turning the design-based ideas and requirements of their clients into a commercial reality through conceptual development, detailed engineering, designing construction, design procurement, commissioning and design of initial operation of the project.  

Projects in this industry are often large scale and worth much money. Engineering is the application of science to problem solving, and the specialty of Engineering Design is the application of creativity to such problem-solving.

Such projects fulfil the two basic criteria- foundation in an achievable idea, and execution within cost constraints. 

The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 40,000 and 2 lakhs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 6 lakhs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Engineering Design)

  • ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
  • ME/M.Tech in Chennai
  • ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • ME/M.Tech in Telangana

M.Tech. in Engineering Design: Course Highlights

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

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityBachelor’s or equivalent degree
Admission ProcessTaking entrance examination and personal interview
Course FeeINR 40,000 to 2 lakhs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 6 lakhs

M.Tech. in Engineering Design: What is it About?

The program is designed to equip enrolled candidates with the requisite skills to needed in synthesis design, and analysis of a wide variety of mechanical engineering systems. The course covers an advanced study of design methodologies which involves a research- oriented curriculum supplemented with practical insights.

Besides core subjects, the course also includes a variety of electives that based on individual interest, students can choose from. The program essentially aims to create trained, qualified Design Engineers with excellent creative capabilities and calibre to solve real-life problems and industry requirements.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Engineering Design

Some of the leading institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each are listed below.

BITMBangaloreINR 1,73,000
College of EngineeringPuneINR 87,550
DSUBangaloreINR 60,000
DBITBangaloreINR 43,500
Dr. MGR Educational and Research InstituteChennaiINR 1,20,000
GLA UniversityUttar PradeshINR 1,45,000
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and TechnologyHyderabadINR 57,000
IITDelhiINR 95,000
KLECETBelgaumINR 50,000
NITAllahabadINR 63,000
VTUBelagaviINR 59,690

Eligibility for M.Tech. in Engineering Design

As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates aspiring to pursue the course need to have completed graduation (B.E./B.Tech. in a relevant area such as Mechanical Engineering/Automobile Engineering/Production Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering/Metallurgical Engineering/Industrial Engineering, etc.) from a recognized institute, with a minimum aggregate score of 60%.

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M.Tech. in Engineering Design: Admission Process

For admission to the course, eligible candidates with the requisite minimum score are required to qualify a relevant entrance test such as MAT/ CAT/CMAT/ XAT/ ATMA, or other State- level entrance test.

Subsequently, often qualifying candidates are needed to go through additional rounds of personal interview for final selection.

M.Tech. in Engineering Design: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester I

Mathematical for engineering design
Continuum mechanics
Selection of materials and processes
Applied fluid dynamics in design
Mechanical vibrations
Engineering design lab I

Semester II

Theory of elasticity
Design of thermal systems
Finite element techniques
Optimization techniques
Engineering design lab II
Engineering design lab III
Elective I


Fracture mechanics
Elective II
Elective III
Engineering design IV



M.Tech. in Engineering Design: Career Prospects

Design Engineers are lucratively employed in areas such as thermal power industry, gas turbines industry, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, oil and gas exploration and refining industries, agricultural sector, educational sector, aviation companies, shipping industries, aerospace industry, armed forces, pharmaceutical, automobile industry, among many others.

Some of the professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Mechanical EngineerMechanical Engineers produce specifications for, design, manufacture, develop, and install new or modified mechanical components or systems. These engineers are technically-bent, and possess numerical, scientific, and problem-solving skills.INR 3,37,000
Service EngineerAdvanced electrical and electronic knowledge allows them to troubleshoot and solve issues design issues based on instructions in repair manuals or through work orders issued by the organization. Service Engineers may need to clean, install, or replace parts to maintain smooth operation of machinery and equipment.INR 2,25,000
Mechanical ConsultantMechanical Consultants are responsible for leading and executing reliability-improvement initiatives to enhance area uptime. They manage metrics to measure equipment reliability Mean Time Between Failure. They develop and upgrade maintenance procedures and perform auditing to improve mechanical systems. They also lead on latest Reliability and Maintenance technology and Best Practices.INR 4,00,000
LecturerThey conduct tutorials, lectures, practical demonstrations, seminars, and field work. They may also execute their own research to contribute to the wider research activities of their department. They often contribute their work as scholarly articles.INR 3,15,000
Design EngineerDesign Engineers employed in industries such as automobile , architecture, and IT, develop innovative ideas for new products or systems. They research, design, develop and model new ideas, liaise with clients, coordinate with other departments. INR 6,00,000

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