Career Option in Production Engineering


Production Engineering is the collaboration of manufacturing expertise and management science. It straight away aims skilled management of manufacturing and industrial engineering problems. Often, it is studied in the combination with Industrial Engineering.

The attributes expected for production engineering are problem analysis, development of solutions, conducting investigations of the problems, using modern tools, sustainability and ability to learn for life long.

Courses offered:

Bachelor and Post Graduation courses are been offered in the stream by many universities. Though the curriculum differs from university to university, the core contents remain same.

Manufacturing Automation, Engineering Management, Design of Machine Elements, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Production Management, Quality Management, Operations Research, Materials Management are few of the topics covered in the course. The Project work and Laboratory Experiments are also the part of the course.

Few colleges or institutes offering the course are:

  • The Institution of Engineers
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Sindri
  • Bhai Gurda Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
  • School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University
  • Department of Applied Sciences, PEC University of Technology
  • School of Mechanical Sciences, Bharath University
  • Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, K.L. University
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

The eligibility to take the graduation course is passing in 10+2 with 50% in Science and Mathematical subjects and the score in the entrance test conducted. For joining in IITs, 60% in 10+2 along with better score in JEE is considered.

Post- Graduation in the stream constructs a path to the better opportunities. For joining in PG Course, qualified Bachelor degree in the stream is required. Few colleges consider even the GATE score.

Job Prospect:

There are number of jobs offered for the skilled qualifiers. An MBA beside the degree is a clear passageway to the top level management cadre.

The roles of the production engineers are more found in Auto mobile or Auto Part production companies, Electronic and Electrical related Industries, Marine Companies etc. Even Government shared Public Limited Companies like BHEL, NTPC, ISRO, Power Grid Corporations, Thermal Projects, Power stations and substations recruit Product Engineers.

The major titles of the jobs for Production Engineers are:

  • Production Engineer
  • Management Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Control Technician/ Engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Operations Analyst

Engineering Service Examination Service by UPSC provide a chance to gain a job in Public Sector Units.

Teaching is another option. CSIR NET is conducted for those intended to either lectureship and fellowship or just fellowship. The researchers get encouraged with support from the organization. Lecturers, Professors, Principals, Head of the Department, Registrar are some of the available roles in teaching field.

Having own entrepreneur is another alternative as the course helps to take in hand several roles of the company at the initial stage. Production and Consultancy are the standard choice of many.

The Payment to the Production Engineers ranges usually high. Trainees and the very beginners of career may expect Rs. 10,000 as minimum pay. The high qualified or seniors range starts from 25,000 and above.

The Production Engineering is a deserved choice for the enthusiasts who have management as well as scientific skills.

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