As the name suggests, a Production Engineer is involved in manufacturing and developing new prototypes for labour and maintenance. They also look after the design, construction, modification, performance and maintenance of equipment and machinery. This is a multi-disciplinary course as it integrates engineering techniques and physical and social sciences for manufacturing. Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s and Master’s (BE, BTech, ME and MTech) courses are available. Some topics you will cover while studying include Computer Science, Operations Research and Materials Management.
The University’s College of Engineering in Hyderabad, offers an ME in Production Engineering. This two-year courses are offered through its Mechanical Engineering Department and the intake is limited to 13. A part-time course in this specialisation is also available (intake is 15). Applicants will be shortlisted through an entrance exam conducted by Central Institute of Tool Design (CITD), Hyderabad.
MEA Engineering College
The Malappuram (Kerala)-based institute offers an MTech in Production Engineering. Intake is limited to 18 for this two-year course. Interested candidates should have a BTech degree in a relevant field. Those who have passed the AMIE/AMIETE examination and have a valid GATE score can also apply.
The University in Chennai offers BE in Production Engineering through its Department of Production Technology. This department comes under the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. The full-time course is for eight-semesters, while the part-time course goes on for seven semesters. Some modules include Solid Mechanics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Theory of Machines, Foundry and Welding Technology, Metrology and Computer Aided Inspection and Metal Forming Lab and Special Machines Lab.