Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Degrees offered: Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., P.G.D, Ph.D

What is Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is a two-year postgraduate course dealing in mechanical engineering with advanced knowledge in the methods of manufacturing. The basic objective of the advanced manufacturing course is to impart knowledge and develop skills of modern and advanced manufacturing techniques to the M.Tech candidates so that they are able to take on the practical applications of the learned concepts. The M.Tech candidates with a degree in advanced manufacturing are capable of handling the responsibilities of a wide range of top executive-level job profiles in the core sector. The noted sectors in which there are numerous opportunities are automation, metals and mining, Indian Railways, Ordnance, etc. One can pursue either research in advanced manufacturing or explore the available job opportunities after completing one of the advanced manufacturing courses.

Maximum advanced manufacturing institutes allow admission through CET and emphasise on the score of a national-level common entrance exam like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) whereas a few colleges opt for a different entrance exam of their own. The details of the fee structure and other aspects of the course are discussed vividly in the following article.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Advanced Manufacturing

Candidates who desire to pursue B. Tech in advanced manufacturing technology is required to qualify the 10+2 examination with a minimum aggregate score of 60% from any recognized educational board of India with physics, chemistry and mathematics as the main subjects. Apart from that, the aspirants are needed to qualify the JEE Main or other state-level engineering exams to be eligible for admission.

It is mandatory to pass the B.E/B. Tech exam in the respective stream with minimum 60% (lower for reserved category candidates) of the marks from a recognized state/private/deemed or central university. There should not be any subject at B.E/B. Tech level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions. The reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC) should produce their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to take the benefits applicable to them.


Entrance Examinations for Advanced Manufacturing

There are different entrance examinations for different t advanced manufacturing engineering courses. In the domain of diploma engineering, various colleges have different entrance examination tests. Generally, diploma courses are based on class 10 results. If a candidate wants to pursue B.Tech degree in manufacturing technology then he/she has to qualify in JEE Main and for IITs, he/she has to qualify in JEE Advanced. To take admission in M. Tech course a candidate must qualify in GATE exam.

Scope of Advanced Manufacturing in India and Abroad

The future of a nation depends on manufacturing. And so is of the world. No matter how advanced the service sector may become, a country cannot prosper if its manufacturing backbone is not strong. This explains why the scope of advanced manufacturing will always be there- in India, abroad, everywhere. The demand for qualified advanced manufacturing engineers may fluctuate depending on a number of social-political factors but it can never dwindle for a long period of time. Otherwise, an economy will crumble.

India’s manufacturing sector is going through an interesting phase. Domestic steel demand is making a comeback. The ministries are discussing plans to establish various manufacturing hubs across the country. The ‘Make In India’ programme is being taken seriously once again. Apple, for example, has started the production of their iPhone 11 model in Chennai. The Karnataka state cabinet has recently cleared the New Industrial Policy 2020-2025. It aims to attract approximately Rs.5 crore investment over a period of 5 years and create 2 million jobs in the process. Automobile and aerospace manufacturing is also looking up slowly. ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ programme is expected to add further momentum to this progress. According to the annual ranking by property consultant Cushman and Wakefield, India is at the third position in a list of the ‘most suitable locations for global manufacturing’ among 48 countries of Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It is to guess that this positive image and buoyancy will create more jobs at all levels of advanced manufacturing.

Looking at the global scenario, manufacturing PMI output is at a record high. Growth has been reported in 14 countries out of the 31 surveyed recently. The major countries where the output gain was recorded the highest are France, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Columbia, Malaysia, Russia, China, Italy, and the UK. Germany in Europe, Japan in the far east and the Middle East remain the all-time important hubs of manufacturing. So, the scope for students pursuing advanced manufacturing courses is definitely wide and is expected to widen further in the days to come. 

Course Fees Advanced Manufacturing

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
6.71 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur
1.88 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad
6.71 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur
6.55 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram
PG
1.14 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Advanced Manufacturing at NBKR Institute of Science and Technology, Vidyanagar
69.06 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Advanced Manufacturing at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
4.57 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Advanced Manufacturing at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore
2.61 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Advanced Manufacturing at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Course Subjects

Graduation or B.E/B.tech:

Semester I: Engineering mathematics-I, chemistry, engineering physics-I, mechanics, geometrical drawing, English, workshop Practice-I

Semester II: Engineering mathematics-II, basic electronics, fuel, furnaces and refractory, engineering physics-II, engineering drawings, mechanics of deformable bodies, workshop practice-II

Semester III: Engineering mathematics-III, economics, fluid mechanics, electrical circuits, machine drawing, engineering material and metallurgy, computer programming

Semester IV: Metal cutting and machine tools, thermodynamics, physical metallurgy and metallography, design of machine elements, electrical machines

Semester V: Computer graphics and computer-aided drafting, industrial organization and management, metal casting and welding technology, industrial psychology, heat and mass transfer 

Semester VI: Materials handling and automation, quantitative methods of analysis and operation research, engineering metrology, industrial engineering and manufacturing resources planning, instrumentation and control

Semester VII: Modern methods of manufacturing, manufacturing design and C.A.E, quality assurance and inspection methods.   


Post Graduation or M.E/M.tech:

Semester I: Automation in manufacturing, FEA manufacturing, processes involved in advanced manufacturing, advanced computer-aided design, design and development of product elective 1, practical.

Semester II: Management of total quality, advanced production and operation management, intelligent manufacturing system, design for manufacturing and assembly, simulation and modelling of manufacturing systems, elective 2, practical.

Semester III: Industrial training, the theory of metal cutting and tool design, industrial robotics, material technology, practical, elective 3.

Semester IV: Report on industrial training, seminar, viva-voce, final year project.

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

There are numerous options for AM engineers in terms of his/her career. The mainstream available jobs after an advanced manufacturing course can be found in the following domains:

  • Aerospace engineering

  • Additive Manufacturing

  • Robotics Process Automation (automobiles, metals and mining, etc.)


However, it is the degree that one has acquired that determines what job he/she can apply for. A more detailed description of the available job profiles is given below in this article. Read on to know more about them.  

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Advanced Manufacturing is one of the highly acclaimed courses as far as the professional courses are concerned. The career prospect along with job profiles and recruiting companies are very much lucrative. Some of the renowned job profiles offered in the advanced manufacturing industry are as follows:

1. Manufacturing Engineer: These designation holders have the responsibility to evaluate the whole process of manufacturing through research programmes. They have to conduct a research programme after designing them. They will also have to apply acquired knowledge in designing a product, assembling it, observing each step minutely and receive feedback from operators. 

2. Assistant Controller: An assistant controller sets up internal controls and continues to maintain them. Almost all aspects of the manufacturing control are overseen by the assistant controller. He is into maintaining financial statements and consolidating them too.

3. Project Manager: A project manager is the leader of all the steps associated with a project. From planning the project to closing it- it is the responsibility of the project manager. Executing a project, controlling it and monitoring it are also done by project managers.

4. Quality Inspector: As a quality inspector one has to monitor the quality of the products, both incoming and outgoing, to ensure that a certain range of quality is achieved. They often have to conduct tests and analyse measurements to oversee the whole process of production.

5. Professor: After completing courses in advanced manufacturing one can certainly appear in the qualifying exam for being a teacher or professor of the subject. This way one can impart knowledge and develop skills in other students who aspire to be advanced level manufacturers. 


Some noted recruiters in the advanced manufacturing sector are:

1. Satyam Ventures

2. NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)

3. Hyundai

4. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)

5. L&T

6. SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited)

7. Mahindra & Mahindra

8. Geometric

9. Ashok Leyland

10. Suzuki

11. Tata Power

12. Godrej

13. Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL)

14. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

15. Hindustan Petroleum Limited

16. Aditya Birla

17. Indraprastha Gas Limited

20. Cairn India

21. Reliance Industries

22. Sterlite Industries


Advanced manufacturing is one of the most promising courses of the 21st century. Jobs and research opportunities are growing by leaps and bounds globally. Anyone pursuing this course in one of the recognised engineering colleges or advanced manufacturing institutes in India is bound to have a bright career full of accomplishments and financial growth. 

Required Skillset for Advanced Manufacturing

Critical thinking: This is the key to becoming successful in advanced manufacturing. While being involved in advanced manufacturing jobs, the candidate has to think in a clear and rational way so that independent thinking with clarity can be reflected upon the project(s) handled.

Problem-solving skills: This skill is important for advanced manufacturing degree holders while they seek jobs as this determines other competency skills that they might possess. Creativity, imagination, ability to think laterally and possess a certain level of determination are inclusive of this skill.

Communication skill: Effective communication skill is utterly important as the lack of it might cause failure to meet the project goals. 

Teamwork and collaboration: These are the keys to success. Together these skills help an aspirant achieve the desired results and also enable them to reach the next level. 

Learning agility/continuous learning: These make a perfect manufacturing engineer as this skill lets the individual learn from all sorts of experience- familiar or unfamiliar- and further, the learner applies this knowledge to situations where they find it necessary. 

Willingness to change: While being involved in advanced manufacturing jobs, one must be willing to accept the changes around him in the organisation and change himself accordingly. The sector of manufacturing is dependent upon continuous research and development, thus change is inevitable. 

Power of innovation: As an advanced manufacturer it is important to react to the continuous changes in or around the sector of work and power of innovation enables us to explore and apply new opportunities. Better production and service come with innovative power leading to competitive advantage.

Digital skills: Technological advancement is reaching new peaks every day. Advance manufacturing pass outs with digital skills can always get the better of the jobs as the skill will make him an eligible workforce for the employers.  

Course Curriculum for Advanced Manufacturing

Diploma and undergraduate level course curriculum consists of seven semesters. Throughout these semesters the students have to study various subjects and topics of mathematics, mechanics, chemistry, physics, computer application, metrology, resource planning etc. A more detailed description of course subjects is also available in this article. Read on to get a detailed understanding of the subjects.

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