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Careers In The Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry is constantly booming. Almost everything you see in the household is manufactured by a particular organization. The manufacturing function is responsible for implementing and operating the production system in order to produce the product. Manufacturing may also include purchase, distribution and installation of the goods.

Globalisation has changed the manufacturing industry. The industry is viewed as a leading sector to economic development. We can have economies of scale by applying advanced technology and division of labour and scientific management to increase production and employment. This brings about economic growth and the rise in capital gains.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Aspiring students can pursue Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering after 10+2 with science or its equivalent from a recognized school board.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Syllabus for Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering:

 Sem. I
 Sr. No.  Subjects of Study
1 Engineering Maths I
2 Engineering Physics
3 Elements of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
4 Elements of Mechanical Engineering
5 Basic Electrical Engineering
6 Workshop Practice
7 Engineering Physics Lab
8 Constitution of India & Professional Ethics
9 Language (Kan.)
 Sem. II 
1 Engineering Maths II
2 Engineering Physics
3 Elements of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
4 Elements of Mechanical Engineering
5 Basic Electrical Engineering
6 Workshop Practice
7 Engineering Physics Lab
8 Constitution of India & Professional Ethics
9  Language (Kan.)
 Sem. III 
1 Engineering Mathematics III
2 Material Science & Metallurgy / Mechanical Measurements & Metrology
3 Basic Thermodynamics
4 Mechanics of Materials
5 Manufacturing Process I
6 Computer-Aided Machine Drawing / Fluid Mechanics
7 Metallography & Material Testing Laboratory / Mechanical Measurements & Metrology Laboratory
8 Foundry & Forging Laboratory / Machine Shop
 Sem. IV 
1 Engineering Mathematics IV
2 Material Science & Metallurgy / Mechanical Measurements & Metrology
3 Applied Thermodynamics
4 Kinematics of Machines
5 Manufacturing Process II
6 Computer-Aided Machine Drawing / Fluid Mechanics
7 Metallography & Material Testing Laboratory / Mechanical Measurements & Metrology Laboratory
8 Foundry & Forging Laboratory / Machine Shop
 Sem. V 
1 Management & Entrepreneurship
2 Dynamics of Machinery
3 Design of Machine Elements
4 Manufacturing Process III
5 Applied Electronics and Micro Processors
6 CAD / CAM
7 CAD / CAM Lab
8 Energy Conversion Engineering Lab
 Sem. VI 
1 Operations Research
2 Engineering Economy
3 Mechatronics
4 CNC Machines
5 Quality Assurance
  Elective I (Group A)
1 Machine Tools Lab
2 Applied Electronics & MP Lab
 Sem. VII 
1 Control Engineering
2 Operations Management
3 Facility Planning & Design
4 Data Base Management System
  Elective II (Group B)
  Elective III (Group C)
1 Welding Lab & Study of Microstructures
2 Advanced CNC & Robotics Lab
   Elective II (Group B)
1  Foundry Technology                                       
2  Finite Element Methods                                               
3  Automation in Manufacture                        
4  Computer Graphics                                         
5  Metal Forming Technology                          
   Elective III (Group C)
1  Mechanical Vibrations
2  Machine Tool Design
3  Advanced Concepts in Management
4  Maintenance Engineering
5  Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
 Sem. VIII 
1 New Total Quality Management
2 Product Design and Manufacture
  Elective IV (Group D)
  Elective V (Group E)
1 Project Work
2 Seminar on Project work
   Elective IV (Group D)
1  Fluid Power Control                                                      
2  Tool Engineering & Design                                           
3  Heat Treatment of Metals                                            
4  Just in Time Manufacturing                                          
5  Engineering System Design                                          
   Elective V (Group E)
1  Industrial Robotics
2  Advanced Materials Technology
3  Agile Manufacturing
4  Welding Technology
5  Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Advance Courses

To pursue a Masters of Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering) a minimum score of 50% marks are required in the Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering.

Employment Areas

  • Process/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Educational Institutes
  • Manufacturing Process (Plastics Molding)
  • Production Fabricating Centres
  • Logistics Departments

Careers Related To The Field

  • Manufacturing & Quality Engineer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Executive Manager
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • Engineer Trainee
  • Teacher & Lecturer

Salary Range

An entry-level Manufacturing Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn INR 2.89 lacs.

Top Universities

  • University of Delhi – DU, Delhi
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University – VTU, Belgaum
  • Anna University – Chennai, Chennai
  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology – CIPET Amritsar, Amritsar