Production and Industrial Engineering

It is another non-conventional branch of engineering which deals with production and production management of a designed module. It is another subsidiary of mechanical engineering. Industrial engineering is concerned with how to produce a designed material. An automobile or mechanical engineer designs a part of the car, after testing and approval it becomes the job of the industrial engineer for making the units with appropriate material and method of production. Industrial engineers look after the mass production of the product.

Production engineering mainly concerns the management of mass production in industries. Production engineering will optimize the production of units, interact with clients and govern the workflow. The work of a production engineer leans towards finance and management.


B.Tech/B.E: One must pass 10+2 or equivalent in Science branch (PCM/B). Top private universities look for at least 60% average in PCM + English. To get into an IIT or top-ranked NIT, JEE and JEE Advanced score is evaluated. Other government institutes and lower ranked NIT assess JEE marks. The course is generally of 4 years with 8 semesters. There are very few colleges that offer bachelor degrees for this course.


M.Tech/M.E: One must complete B.Tech or B.E to pursue Masters in this course. The course is generally 2 years. GATE scores are evaluated by top institutes for the admission. One can pursue a master’s degree in production and Industrial Engineering after completing bachelors as a mechanical, civil or automobile student


Ph.D.: Another 2 years course after your masters will earn you a doctorate in the field. Of course, completion of master’s is necessary before you opt for Ph.D. else there are institutes like IITs and NITs who offer integrated courses for masters and doctorate.



Machining of Composites:  In the research area, this particular subject is a buzzing trend. Replacing traditional means of composite machining leads to defects and roughness on the surface, hence finding ways to get better use of composites is important especially where technology demands durability and perfection.

Industry 4.0: Industry 4.0 is a name given to the new generation of manufacturing, involving automation and other computer technologies. Various units involved in Industry 4.0 are cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.

This course is otherwise referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, hence one should acknowledge the importance of this course.

Future Scope- 

After the completion of this course one can expect recruitment by industrial plants and factories. Here are some posts held by Production and Industrial engineers.

•    Plant Engineer.

•    Manufacturing Engineer.

•    Process Engineer.

•    Industrial Manager.

•    Quality Engineer.

•    Project Manager.

Every industrial plant requires engineers from this branch.  It may not be renowned as an automobile or mechanical branch but is just as important as the former in the industry. Management is an important skill to run a plant and organizing the workflow and people is very important. Here are some top recruiters;

•    Accenture Solutions

•    TATA

•    Ashok Leyland

•    Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

•    Cummins


The average salary for a bachelor graduate is 4-6 lakhs per annum, with experience it can go up to 30 lakhs per annum.


Top Institutes-

•    IIT-Delhi

•    IIT Roorkee

•    IIT KGP

•    College of Engineering (CEG), Guindy (Chennai)

•    NIT Rourkela

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