M.Tech. Digital Manufacturing

It is estimated that Industry 4.0 will make production systems faster by up to 30% & increase efficiency by 25%, elevating mass customization to new levels. To lead this transformation, engineers will need to build skill in areas such as 3D printing or Additive manufacturing, Logistics and supply chain optimisation, Autonomous equipment, Industrial IoT, and more.

M.Tech. Digital Manufacturing is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for engineering professionals working in Automotive. Manufacturing, and related industries, and aims to develop skills required to build and run factories of the future.

The programme prepares engineering professionals working in roles such as Manufacturing, Production, R&D, Maintenance, etc. by helping them acquire competencies in the high-demand areas of Additive manufacturing, High precision manufacturing, Flexible manufacturing systems, Mechanisms and Robotics, Industrial IoT, etc. The programme features a blend of face-to-face classes and live online classes conducted mostly over weekends in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune by BITS Pilani faculty.

Admissions open. Last date to apply is November 4, 2019. For detailed programme information download the brochure below.

Option to pay fees using easy EMI option available.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  • The programme features a blend of face-to-face classes and live online classes conducted mostly over weekends in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune by BITS Pilani faculty.

  • The programme has been designed for engineering professionals employed in industries such as Automotive, Heavy Engineering, Equipment Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, etc. and working in functional areas such Manufacturing, Production, R&D, Maintenance, Projects, etc.

  • The programme has a special emphasis on concepts such as Additive manufacturing, Digital manufacturing, Disruptive innovation, Data analytics, and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

  • The programme includes Virtual Simulation and Remote Labs using Jocta, DFMA, MATLAB, VCNC, and IoT remote lab.

  • Futuristic curriculum developed, engaging academic experts and multinational companies in digital manufacturing domain.

  • Chosen faculties with a blend of industrial and academic expertise.

  • An annual conclave to network, learn and share best practices with the leading industry professionals and academicians.

  • Classroom technologies to engage participants during synchronous lectures.

  • Digital contents with student notes delivered through an engaging digital platform that supports mobile learning.

Programme Curriculum

Featured Topics

  • Digital manufacturing that deals with IoT in manufacturing and additive manufacturing supported by simulation and remote labs.

  • Disruptive innovation and design thinking to play in a digital world supported by gamified simulation exercises from Harvard Business Publishing.

  • Data analytics for operations management.

  • Green manufacturing as a way of sustaining operations.

  • Behavioural operations as the way of managing people and operational processes.

First semester

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (Online)

  • High Precision Manufacturing (Online)

  • Mechatronics (Face-to-face)

  • Product Design (Face-to-face)

Second Semester

  • Precision Engineering (Online)

  • Advances in materials, composites and plastics (Face-to-face)

  • IIoT (Online)

  • Manufacturing Planning and Control (Face-to-face)

Third Semester

  • Additive Manufacturing for Metals (Online)

  • Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing (Face-to-face)

  • Cybersecurity for Manufacturing (Online)

  • Mechanisms and Robotics (Face-to-face)

Fourth Semester

  • Dissertation

For more information on programme curriculum download the programme brochure.

Learning Methodology


Learners get an opportunity to interact with expert faculty in-person and online, during classroom sessions conducted over weekends at Bengaluru, Chennai, and Pune.


Learners gain access to various digital learning contents such as lecture videos, student notes, curated contents etc., through a learning management platform that is engaging and mobile-friendly.


The learners’ performance is assessed continuously throughout the semester using various tools such as quiz, assignments, mid-semester and comprehensive exams. The assessment results are shared with the learners to improve their performance.


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated and real work situations.
Online Labs & Simulations

  • Learners perform a variety of experiments using industry scale simulation software in a virtual lab.

  • Controlled experiments are performed in Remote Labs, accessing physical lab equipment using remote control systems.

  • Real-life scenarios are replicated using simulation games and video-cases, where learners experience implications of applying concepts in practice.

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

Work Integrated Learning Exercise Participants are encouraged to apply the classroom learning in their workplace to gain practical insights.During the final semester participants carryout a semester-long intensive project work applying the various concepts learnt throughout the program guided by the organisation mentor and supervisor. Participants are provided access to virtual labs and faculty expertise to support the project work.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be employed professionals working in Engineering organisations, and holding B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent in relevant domains with at least 60% aggregate marks. A minimum of 1 year of work experience in relevant domains is required to apply.

The programme is designed for engineering professionals holding BE/ B.Tech. or equivalent in domains such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., and working in:

  • Industries such as Automotive, Heavy Engineering, Equipment Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, etc.
  • Functional areas such as Manufacturing, Production, R&D, Maintenance, Projects. etc.
Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2019-20

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 55,000

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 71,500/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Fee payment by easy-EMIs is now available. Click here to learn more

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  •  All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • Click here to register on the BITS Pilani Online Application Center. Create your login by entering your unique Email id and create a password. Once your login has been created, access the online Application Center using your email id and password anytime.

  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.

  • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number that appear on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.

  • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

  • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

  • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.

    • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist

    • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates

  • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.