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M.Tech in Machine Design (M.Tech)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Passed Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.

Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination.


Mechanical Engineering discipline applies the principles of physics and materials science for design, analysis, prototyping, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineers specialise in subject areas like Machine Design, Manufacturing and Energy Conversion (Thermal power) depending on individual’s interest through postgraduate education and research routes.

Machine design is applied through a specific process including determining what the machine needs to do, benchmarking and defining goals and requirements, brainstorming, evaluating and selecting from the different options, creating an in-depth design, creating and testing a prototype, and finally manufacturing the machine.

The School of Mechanical Engineering offers M.Tech. in Machine Design–a postgraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative thinking graduates to fill the roles of Machine Designers who can conceptualise, design, analyse and develop machines to meet the modern-day requirements.

Future Of Pursuing Machine Design

There are exciting times ahead for mechanical engineers as transport technologies like hyper loop, electric vehicles, flying cars, drone technologies, intelligent system like robots and additive manufacturing including 3D printing are gaining importance and Mechanical engineers are most sought after in these fields. 

Mechanical engineers work in the domains of automobile engineering, aerospace engineering, machine tools, Internal combustion engines, cement industry, steel industries, power sector, hydraulics, manufacturing plants, drilling and mining industry, petroleum, general engineering, biotechnology and many more. 

Machine designers need to create machines that not only meet the functional, aesthetic, ergonomic requirements but are also economical, robust, sustainable and intelligent.

There is an increasing need for Mechanical engineers in the fields of environment and bio-medical. 

LAB Facilities Available for M.Tech

  • MATLAB & Simulink
  • Vehicle Dynamics Tool Box Kit
  • ANSYS Workbench
  • Vibration Measurement Lab

Course Curriculum

01Computational Methods in Engineering

02Advanced Mechanical Vibrations

03Advanced Mechanics of Materials

04Computer Aided Engineering

05 Softcore Courses (Elective Courses)

  • Design of Experiments
  • Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms

06 Softcore Courses (Elective Courses)

  • Practical /Term Work / Practice Sessions/Online /MOOC
  • Design Thinking (Entrepreneurship)

01Advanced Engineering Materials

02Advanced Finite Element Methods

03Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Environment

04Project Management (Entrepreneurship)

05 Softcore Courses (Elective Courses)

  • Mechatronics Product Design
  • Vehicle Dynamics

06 Softcore Courses (Elective Courses)

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Robotics and its Applications

01Industrial Internship

02Project Dissertation Phase-I (Innovation and Intellectual Property)

03*MOOC/SWAYAM On line Course of Interdisciplinary Nature

01Practical /Term Work / Practice Sessions/Online /MOOC

  • Master Thesis (Innovation and Intellectual Property)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After few years of graduation, the graduates of M.Tech in Machine Design will:


Be machine designers to design mechanical equipment, machines and mechanical systems as per the desired customer specifications.


Pursue doctoral research degree to work in colleges, universities as professors or as scientists in research establishments.


Act as administrators in public, private and government organizations or business administrator or entrepreneur after further training.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On successful completion of the program, the graduates of M.Tech in Machine Design will be able to:

PO 1

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Machine Design, including wider and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge on design concepts, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge.

PO 2

Analyse complex design problems critically; apply independent judgment for synthesizing information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in a wider theoretical, practical and policy context.

PO 3

Think laterally and originally, conceptualize and solve mechanical design problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in the core areas of expertise.

PO 4

Extract information pertinent to unfamiliar problems through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, demonstrate higher order skill and view things in a broader perspective, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in the domains of mechanical design engineering.

PO 5

Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex mechanical design engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 6

Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research, demonstrate a capacity for self-management and teamwork, decision-making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and rational analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves as well as others.

PO 7

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply the same to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, manage projects efficiently in mechanical design and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economic and financial factors.

PO 8

Communicate with the engineering community, and with society at large, regarding complex mechanical design engineering activities confidently and effectively, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation by adhering to appropriate standards, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 9

Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.

PO 10

Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.

PO 11

Observe and examine critically the outcomes of one's actions and make corrective measures subsequently and learn from mistakes without depending on external feedback (SELF learning).

Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the program, the graduates of M.Tech in Machine Design will be able to:

  • PSO 1:Apply Machine Design engineering knowledge, skills and competency in Design and analysis of systems related to Automotive, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering and allied areas to obtain realistic outcomes.
  • PSO 2:Identify, formulate, analyze and solve problems in mechanical design engineering and allied domains.
  • PSO 3:Conduct investigations in the areas of numerical analysis, vibration analysis, material failure, mechanism synthesis to provide optimal and sustainable solutions.

Career Opportunities

  • Premier Research Organization
  • OEMs
  • MNCs
  • Private Sector
  • Doctoral Programmes
  • Jobs as a Teaching Career
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50