Duration :2 years
Eligibility : B.E. / B. Tech. in Mechanical / Automobile / Production / Industrial Engineering
The manufacturing sector is key to India’s growth. Through its downward linkages with other sectors of the economy, the progress of manufacturing sets the tone for overall progress and socio-economic well being. According to a report by Mckinsey and Company, India’s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs, by 2025.
Realizing the significance of manufacturing to achieve robust, long term growth and create new jobs, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi announced the ambitious plan of “Make in India”.
All data indicators and forecasts suggest that India’s growth is likely to accelerate towards its high long-run potential. India is witnessing a renewed wave of growth in manufacturing which promises to be much more promising than the previous one.
This vibrancy of the manufacturing sector obviously necessitates a skilled workforce to make true this opportunity. The Masters program in Digital Manufacturing is a perfect program for students who wish to pursue this opportunity in a thriving manufacturing sector and be a part of country’s economic progress.
The manufacturing sector itself is changing at a rapid pace on the back of tremendous technological developments. The challenge before any manufacturer is to produce high-quality goods in a cost-effective manner. Every manufacturer strives to meet customer demand in the shortest possible time and as such intends to maintain the market leadership. A manufacturing organisation need an effective amalgam of engineering, business and management in order to succeed and this is exactly what this course intends to deliver.
The program will take you through the theory and process of designing and developing lean and competitive manufacturing and will teach you the methods to maintain high level of productivity and efficiency while reducing waste. You will be responsible for productivity, profitability, and competitiveness of a manufacturing organisation. You will consider use of new materials and manufacturing processes to reduce costs and improve efficiency and will learn to tackle the connected strategic and financial issues. The program will introduce you to a modern industrial environment and will expose you the latest technological developments in the field.
Manufacturing is a multi-disciplinary function and encompasses different aspects of engineering such as metals, polymers, composites, metal cutting, and forming. A manufacturing specialist has to be adept at principles connected to the sector such as lean manufacturing, six-sigma production, just-in-time, etc. These theories and concepts are covered in the program through teaching and hands-on practice.
You will be taught how to select advanced manufacturing processes and materials when making new products, and how to turn innovative ideas into real products quickly, timely and within the constraints of available resources, enhancing your employability. The program prepares you with not only technological skills, but also managerial and entrepreneurial skill sets.
The program incorporates a balanced blend of engineering and management courses such as production planning and scheduling, lean manufacturing, project management, quality management, research methods, automation and robotics, advanced engineering materials, advanced manufacturing processes, maintenance management, supply chain management and resources simulation.
Through the program you will learn to evaluate and analyse technical problems, managerial challenges faced by engineering companies. You will improve production by applying new methods and processes. Today the backbone of all manufacturing companies is the computer information systems. You will learn to not only use these systems and will be able to aim for achieving true company-wide system integration of these systems.
At the end of the course you will be able to pursue a successful career in manufacturing industry. As a manufacturing specialist you could be performing tasks such as designing and manufacturing systems, purchasing manufacturing equipment, trobleshooting manufacturing processes, process planning, production planning, quality, systems improvement, projects and operations management.