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Manufacturing Engineering


Manufacturing Engineering supported by its vastness of applications offers great career scope and hence makes excellent career choice for aspiring engineers. The services of a manufacturing engineer are needed everywhere, where there is something manufacturing or processing and packaging.

Studies in manufacturing engineering focus on internal industrial dynamics like, machine tools, material science, tribology and quality control.

Manufacturing engineers work with the tools like programmable and numerical controllers, robots, and vision system to fine-tune assembly, packaging and shipping facilities. In general, manufacturing engineer work with a model or say prototype created with computers to execute the final manufacturing process.

Manufacturing engineer comes out with methodologies to manufacture a product in efficient and cost effective manner and hence create a marketing edge for the final product.

Under manufacturing engineering discipline various courses are taught through engineering colleges and universities. Degrees like Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.), Master in Engineering (M.E.), and Research degrees like Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) are awarded.

Both in India and abroad, a degree in manufacturing engineering is considered both an academic qualification as well as technical qualification.

When you have a B.E. in manufacturing engineering, you can serve the industry as manufacturing engineer or can join a master’s degree program in India or abroad or can appear for competitive exams like civil services.

So the opportunities are enormous for a manufacturing engineering graduate. To sum up, one can say, manufacturing engineering is an evergreen field.

The services of a manufacturing engineer are sought in all industries producing goods- from automobiles, and boats, and airplanes, to electronic goods and educational toys, to food and clothing.

A manufacturing engineer must have eyes for details, he / she need to be a team worker, both with engineers and others outside engineering departments. A Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree is minimum eligibility criteria for entry-level positions of manufacturing engineer.

Eligibility Criteria

Manufacturing Engineering as undergraduate and postgraduate program is offered through various universities, and colleges.

  • Minimum eligibility criteria for studying Manufacturing Engineering, as undergraduate program is, a 10 + 2 or equivalent qualification with physics, chemistry mathematics and English.
  • For admission, competent authorities conduct entrance test. For admission into post graduate programs qualification in GATE is general eligibility criteria. However, various colleges and universities have their own set of rules for admission.

Career and Job Prospects

Manufacturing Engineering graduates can find jobs in all those industries where something is manufactured, processed, packaged or shipped. Both government and public sector enterprises involved in manufacturing of goods and commodities need services and expertise of manufacturing engineers.

These industries can range from needle makers to ship builders, to pharmaceuticals or electronic chip producers. Manufacturing engineering graduates can find job opportunities in educational settings and R & D laboratories. Work opportunities in industry may include the following work areas,

  •   Process/Product Development
  •   Process Improvement
  •   Manufacturing
  •   Process Engineering
  •   Mechanical Process Design
  •   Mechanical Analysis
  •   Utilities, Power Generation, and Power Distribution
  •   Plant Support Engineering
  •   Research
  •   Technical Sales and Service
  •   Information Technology  

Salary Package

In government sector employment, a manufacturing engineer can earn a monthly salary of Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 in the starting along with other benefits like HRA, DA, and TA.

In public sectors, the initial salary may be little high up to Rs. 40,000 along with other facilities. However, these are not the fixed set of rules; earning increases with promotions in post and based on performance etc.

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Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Manufacturing Engineering 2017

1IIT DelhiDelhi
2IIT BombayMaharashtra
3IIT KharagpurWest Bengal
4IIT KanpurUttar Pradesh
5IIT MadrasTamil Nadu
6IIT RoorkeeUttarakhand
7IIT-BHUUttar Pradesh
8BITS – PilaniRajasthan
9IIT GuwahatiAssam
10NIT TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu

State Wise List of Engineering Colleges

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