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Product Design Engineering

Duration: 250 Hrs | Delivery Mode: Online / Classroom

Become an expert product design engineer, get trained in cutting edge technologies and work on real-life industry grade projects.

Eligibility: B. Tech / M. Tech in Mechanical / Automobile Engineering

Program Overview

The course teaches and sharpen design specialists to design an innovative products and services. The course will address design fundamentals and build your entrepreneurial, experiential, collaborative and professional skills further through projects and assignments. Here, you will learn to design with understanding of the end-users and their needs through experiential and human-centered design approaches. You will have to think out of the box and be able to frame  innovative solutions with aesthetics and usability. You will be encouraged to pit your skills against others in exciting local and international competitions, as well as to participate in industry initiated projects.

This course prepares you for the dynamically creative profession where the boundaries and definitions are constantly challenged. There are new and unlimited opportunities in the profession. The Product & Industrial Design course will prepare you well to meet these dynamic challenges in the creative industry.

Program Agenda

Module 1

Engineering Design Basics

  • Introduction to Engineering Design

  • Introduction to Engineering Codes & Standards.

  • Geometric Dimensions & Tolerances.

  • Mechanical Measurement & Unit Conversions.

  • Strength of Materials & Material Treatment Process.

  • Material Failure Theory.

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Fabrication & Sheet Metal Work.

  • Introduction to Mechanical Drives [Belts, Chains, Gears etc.].

  • Fluid Power System & Thermal Engineering.

Module 2

Fabrication Technology

  • Awareness of welding symbology – Fillet, butt weld etc.

  • Basic awareness of Manufacturing Processes - Shape forming, machining, finishing, metal joining & Heat treatment.

  • Overview of rolling process used to fabricate cylinder, extrusion process used to manufacture pipe etc.

  • Difference between Cylinder, Pipe and Tube.

  • Difference between Plate & Sheet metal.

  • Material Study - Selection, Awareness & Mechanical properties.

  • Mechanical Structure - Awareness, Standard, Material & Weight.

  • Dimensioning standard as per ASME.

  • Pipe and Fitting basic awareness.

Module 3

Product Design Study [ I ]

  • Introduction to Product Design and Manufacturing.

  • Product Design: Definition and Evolution.

  • Conceptual Design: Identifying & Defining Problem Statement, Concept Generation, Screening & Selection of Concept.

  • Overview of Product Life-Cycle & Product Policy of an Organization. 

  • Selection of a Profitable Product, Product Design Process & Product Analysis.

  • Product Design Morphology: Preliminary and Detailed design.

  • Technique of Flowcharting, Creativity techniques, Translating Customer Needs & Product Development process.

  • Value Engineering: Advantages & Applications in Product Design. 

  • Problem Identification and Selection, Analysis of Functions & Anatomy of Function. 

  • Primary versus Secondary versus Tertiary Functions.

  • Functional Analysis: Functional Analysis System Technique (FAST) & Case Studies.

  • Introduction to Product Design Tools: QFD, Computer Aided Design, Robust Design, DFX, DFM, DFA etc. 

  • Ergonomics in product design.

Module 4

Product Design Study [ II ]

  • Product Design for Manufacturing (DFM) & Product Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA).

  • DFMA Guidelines & Product Design for Manual Assembly. 

  • Design of Metallic and Non-Metallic Products.

  • Manufacturing Process such as Casting, Machining, Injection Molding etc. 

  • Rapid Prototyping, its needs & its advantages. 

  • Working principle of SLA, LOM and SLS.

  • Reverse Engineering [Manual Process & 3D Laser Scanning].

  • Design for Environment: Life Cycle Impact Assessment.

  • Integrated Product and Process Design and Development.

  • Quality Monitoring: Control Charts for Process, Attributes, Defects & Quality Assurance.

  • Product Manufacturing Aspects: Layout Design, Soft Tools & Process Simulation.

  • Managing Competitiveness: Benchmarking, Outsourcing and Mass Customization.

Module 5

2D CAD & 3D Modeling

  • Basics & Introduction.

  • Introduction to Engineering Drawings.

  • 2D Drafting using AutoCAD.

  • AutoCAD : Draw & Modify Tools, Display Settings, Working with Layers, Annotation & Texts, Blocks & Attributes etc.

  • Introduction to 3D Modeling.

  • Sketching.

  • Part Modeling.

  • Advance Part Modeling.

  • Assembly Mode.

  • Generating Detail Drawing from Model.

  • Surface Modeling / Sheet Metal & Add-On Module.

Module 6


  • Introduction to CAE.

  • Introduction to ANSYS.

  • Solid Modeling Fundamentals.

  • Defining Material Properties.

  • Meshing.

  • Static Structural Analysis.

  • Surface and Line Model.

  • Natural Frequencies.

  • Buckling Loads.

  • Thermal Stress & Analysis.

Module 8

CAE - Flow Study & Simulation

  • Meshing & Thermal Analysis.

  • External Transient Analysis.

  • Conjugate Heat Transfer.

  • EFD Zooming & Porous Media.

  • Rotating Reference Frames.

  • Parametric Study & Free Surface.

  • Cavitation & Relative Humidity.

  • Particle Trajectory & Supersonic Flow

  • FEA Load Transfer.

Module 7

Motion Study & Analysis

  • Introduction to Motion Simulation and Forces.

  • Building a Motion Model and Post-processing.

  • Introduction to Contacts, Springs and Dampers.

  • Advanced Contact.

  • Curve to Curve Contact.

  • Cam Synthesis & Motion Optimization.

  • Flexible Joints & Redundancies.

  • Export to FEA.

  • Event Based Simulation.

Module 9

Product Life Cycle Management - PLM

  • Design configuration/pricing.

  • Simulation.

  • PPM/ Compliance.

  • Product Analytics.

  • Service/ Maintenance.

  • Supplier Management.

  • Manufacturing process optimization/ Quality.

  • Idea management/ Requirements management.

Module 10

Project Planning & Management

  • Introduction to Project Planning & Management.

  • What is a Project & Project Management?

  • Project Management Context.

  • Phases in Project Management - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling, Closure.

  • Time & Cost Management.

  • Scope Management.

  • Quality & Rsik Management.

  • Human Resources Management.

  • Procurement Management.

  • Integration Management.

  • Communication Management.

  • Project Development Study using Primavera / MS Project.

Learning Outcome

You will build essential skills in design through the use of advanced modelling, presentation techniques and digital platforms. You will learn to create solutions for consumer product needs and address problems associated with sustainable growth in both urban and international contexts.

Through your studies you’ll develop skills in:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

  • 3D design.

  • Design Drawing.

  • Design for Manufacturing.

  • Design Theory.

  • Ergonomics.

  • Manufacturing Principles.

  • Materials Technology.

  • Product Design.

  • Product Development.

  • Rapid Prototyping.

You will use industry standard software including:


  • AutoCAD.

  • CREO.

  • Siemens - NX.

  • SolidWorks.

  • Catia.

  • Inventor.

  • ANSYS.


  • MS Project.

  • Primavera.


Career Opportunities

A short video from Mindler, explaining the career prospect for Industrial Product Design Industry. Similarly in India, which is largest market for OEM across the world. Companies from overseas setting up their manufacturing plants here in India to design, develop & manufacture the technology based product considering the mindset & requirement of Indian people. In coming 20 years there will be an huge demand for upcoming Product Design Engineers to drive this technology based business & to cater the requirement of Indian Consumers.

Our graduates are simply needed everywhere. In diverse fields such as consumer electronics, medical products, furniture design, packaging design, transportation design, product merchandising, object/ craft design, advertising and environmental design including building interiors and signage. Many of our graduates have also started their own successful design or design-related studios and enterprises. Get going with the current industrial trend & enroll our Product Design Program to get excel in your career.

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