This unique branch of engineering takes a balanced approach between manufacturing technology and management science. It deals with integrated design and efficient planning of the entire manufacturing system, which is becoming increasingly complex with the emergence of sophisticated production methods and control systems. Production engineering is the application of castings, joint processes, metal cutting & tool design, metrology, machine tools, machining systems, automation, jigs and fixtures, and die and mould design. Production engineering overlaps with certain aspects of manufacturing engineering and industrial engineering. The production engineer’s job is to execute the engineering practices and knowledge and tackle the management related challenges during the production process. The production engineer possesses a wide array of skills, competences and attitudes based on market and scientific knowledge. These abilities are fundamental for the performance of coordinating and integrating professionals of multidisciplinary teams.
Core subjects: A breadth of subjects like Engineering Materials, Machining Science, Welding, Forming, Casting, CAD/CAM/CIM, Tool Design, Process Engineering & Tooling, Mechatronics & management.
Further studies: After completing B. Tech in Production Engineering, you can go for M. Tech followed by research.
Job profiles: This is a challenging and lucrative career, for which you will need to possess analytical skills and sound technical knowledge. You can be employed by manufacturing industries, automobile industries, management consultancies, construction industries, jewellery industries, refining industries, and service industries.
Top recruiters: The top recruiters include National Thermal Power Corporation, Indraprastha Gas Limited, Aditya Birla, Cairn India, Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Industries and Sterlite Industries.