Design engineering solutions for the new-age

The current era is marked by the technology revolution. Its pervasiveness and explosive transformation make it vital but challenging, not only for the new generation but all. Such a transformative technology germinates in the mind of an engineer, who transforms his idea into a beneficial application through his strong foundations of engineering principles, computational tools and a systematic process.

M.Tech. Design Engineering is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals and aims at building design engineering skills to support explosive technology growth.


Programme Highlights

  1. Industry-relevant curriculum, delivered online or on-site lectures.
  2. The programme offers a set of courses that have a strong application orientation through contemporary computation tools such as PTC Creo, ANSYS, MATLAB, Automation Direct, DFMA (Boothroyd) etc. to help build core competency of a technologist. Further students can perform experiments through Remote laboratory for a select set of courses.
  3. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.
  4. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.
  5. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work-integrated activities.
  6. Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.

Programme Curriculum

Participants need to take at least 12 courses towards coursework, and complete one Project/ Dissertation.

The programme offers a degree of customisation to address the specific L&D needs of your organisations.


  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Product Design
  • Materials Technology & Testing
  • Computer-Aided Analysis & Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Dynamics & vibrations
  • Mechatronics
  • Project Management
  • Mechanisms & Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Composites
  • Quality Assurance and Reliability


Learning Methodology


Lectures are delivered by BITS Pilani faculty members through live via online classes, or at the organisation's premises, and are designed to offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.


Learners can access engaging learning material which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable.


Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam.


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in the classroom in simulated, and real work situations. This is achieved through Simulation-based exercises.


Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.


The fourth semester offers an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge gained during the programme to a real-world like complex project. The learner is expected to demonstrate understanding of vital principles learnt across semesters and their ability to successfully apply these concepts.

Online Labs & Remote Labs


The Virtual Lab is a cloud based simulation space, where participants can design, develop and test solutions for industry scale problems. The lab hosts a range of popular software tools that can simulate the complete spectrum of engineering processes to the accuracy and precision of real-life. The lab is open 24x7, 365 days with a live support.
Participants of M.Tech. Design Engineering can access the following Virtual Labs:

Fluid Dynamics Virtual Lab

Flow Simulation tools aid significant reduction in time & cost incurred during the design phase of a product. The real-time fluid behaviour and interactions can be simulated with near accuracy. Virtual lab using the simulation tool, Flowvision provides a platform to apply various numerical techniques and study the flow field characteristics. Participants can perform experiments such as Simulation of laminar, turbulent and varying mass flow, Simulation of Conduction and Conjugate heat transfer.

ANSYS Virtual Lab

Finite Element technique allows to analyse more complex design geometry with higher accuracy to understand the physical behaviours of a complex object. ANSYS Virtual Lab deals with various numerical analysis and predicts the structural and thermal behaviour of components to check and validate its design more accurately and economically. Participants can perform experiments such as Evaluating static and dynamic performance of various design under structural and thermal loading.

Virtual Lab using Matlab

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language. Matlab is used for computer programming, mathematical modelling such as geometry, dynamics & robotics, and MIL simulations. Participants can perform experiments such as Computer programming experiments, Design the points, curves and surfaces and validate mathematically using curve fitting toolbox.

Fracture Mechanics Virtual Lab

Fracture mechanics predicts failure of structures/components by means of uncertainties in loading or environment, defects in the materials, inadequacies in design in the extension of component life. Virtual Lab allow users to simulate 3D crack growth in engineering structures where the component geometry, local loading conditions, and the crack geometry can be arbitrarily complex. Participants can perform experiments such as Crack propagation simulation by considering surface crack, single edge crack, and double edge crack.

Material Testing and Technology Virtual Lab

Main objective of this lab is to simulate the molecular behaviour of soft materials such as plastics, rubber, elastomer, paint, adhesive, fuel cell and so on. And also to test various mechanical properties of soft materials through simulation. Participants can perform experiments such as Polymerization of LPDE, HPDE, LLDPE, PVC and PC, Dissipative particle dynamics of PSB and EPDM.

DFMA Virtual Lab

DFMA Product Simplification software by Boothroyd and Dewhurst utilizes an intuitive question-and-answer interface that identifies opportunities for substantial cost reduction in a product. By applying industry-tested minimum part count criteria, the software finds parts that can be consolidated/eliminated while maintaining 100% functionality. Participants can perform experiments such as DFA analysis for simple assembly, DFM analysis for cost estimation.

Automation Studio Virtual Lab

Automation Studio offers intuitive design, animation, simulation and system analysis functionalities in a versatile and user-friendly environment in Mechatronics and Automation domain. It allows students to build and select their mechatronics circuits including hydraulic, pneumatics, electronic, electrical, PLC and combination of these elements. Participants can perform experiments such as PLC programming for specific automation processes, Hydraulics and pneumatics circuit simulation using different control valves

COMSOL Multi-physics Lab

COMSOL Multi-physics is a cross-platform finite element analysis, solver and multi-physics simulation software. It allows conventional physics-based user interfaces and coupled systems of partial differential equation. It deals with various numerical analysis and predicts the electrical, electromagnetic and various other behaviour of components to check and validate its design more accurately and economically
Participants can perform experiments such as Acoustic modal analysis of a car cabin, Structural analysis of MEMS component.

Remote Lab

Through the Remote lab, participants can perform controlled experiments from anywhere in the world. The IoT enabled lab equipments and the integrated remote access network makes this possible. The lab is open 24x7, 365 days. Remote Lab is one more attempt by the work integrated learning programs division of BITS Pilani to bring the campus learning experience to the working professionals complementing their work-life-learning balance.
Participants of M.Tech. Design Engineering can access the following Remote Labs:

Experiments with Control board

Quanser Controls Board is connected with NI Elvis III, it is offering complete package for studying fundamental and advanced controls topics. Access and customize all levels of the interfacing and control software using LabVIEW and MATLAB. Participants can perform experiments such as System Modelling and Validation, DC Motor Speed and Position Control

Experiments with Systems board

This board is designed to provide hands on experience with a complete mechatronic system in a safe, and academically appropriate setting. The board gives students an opportunity to delve into the operation of a mechatronic system at every level, from motor interfacing all the way to an engaging application context using industry-grade instrumentation and real-time control. Participants can perform experiments such as Sensor behaviour and calibration, Approaches to sensing, linear and rotational position

Experiments with Actuators board

This board is designed exclusively for the NI ELVIS III platform and LabVIEW, the Quanser Mechatronic Actuators board exposes students to industry-grade measurement and command fundamentals for the four most common actuator types: brushed DC motors, brushless DC motors, stepper motors, and servo motors. Participants can perform experiments such as Brushed and Brushless DC Motors, Stepper and Servo Motors

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals working in engineering design and allied fields, holding BE/ B.Tech./ M.Sc. or equivalent in relevant disciplines, with at least 60% aggregate marks or more in their qualifying exam, and minimum one-year relevant work experience after the completion of the degree are eligible to apply.

The programme is designed for:

  • Highly driven and ambitious professionals aspiring to build a career in Engineering Research & Development, and acquire both in technical and managerial competencies.
  • Professionals engaged in Design function who want to evolve to a Project Manager role, and build computational competencies that can be applied in new product development and product improvement initiatives.

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