M Des in Product Design and Engineering
Started in 1996,
the Master of Design (M.Des) programme is a
two-year full-time graduate programme. It aims
to impart education in the design and
development of products that are innovative and
competitive. The students are trained to
approach product design with a holistic
viewpoint, integrating the various facets of
design in a balanced and harmonious manner.
The M.Des. program aims at developing skills, knowledge and aptitude among students so that they can, through creative problem solving, bring about innovation in the product manufacturing industry. The students are trained to approach product design from a holistic viewpoint integrating in a balanced and harmonious manner the industrial design and the engineering design perspectives to come up with products that are well engineered, aesthetic and ergonomic with a better manufacturability.
The two year M.Des course is spread over four semesters and two summer terms, covering courses dealing with engineering, aesthetics, ergonomics, materials, manufacturing, design methodology, CAD, CAE, marketing etc.
Candidates with a bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture and with a valid GATE / CEED score are eligible to apply . Selection is based on the performance in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by an interview conducted at the centre.
The DAT and the following interview will scrutinize the engineering knowledge, abstract and analytical thinking ability, aesthetic sensitivity and communicating ability; and the overall aptitude for the design programme.
The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing offers the industry, opportunity to recruit students graduating from the Master of Design (M.Des) course specializing in Product Design and Engineering.