Production and Industrial Engineering
Production & Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process. It also deals with designing new prototypes to help save money and make the prototype better. Industrial engineering draws upon the principles and methods of engineering analysis and synthesis, as well as mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. Production & Industrial Engineering is a course which equips a person with the vital technical, analytical and managerial skills required for production & management of time, labour, and resources in an industry for it to run successfully.

List of Courses: -

  • Certificate Courses in Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Diploma in Industrial & Production Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial & Production Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Production & Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial & Production Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Production & Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Production Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety

Basic Eligibility


For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.


The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -

  • Network Models
  • Computer Science
  • Value Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Financial Management
  • Materials Management
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Production Planning and Control

Job Prospects

Graduate engineers find various employment opportunities in production firms both in private and government sectors. Industrial and manufacturing engineers are in great need in manufacturing industries for the smooth execution of their instrumental manufacturing industries and industrial automation units. Engineers with higher degrees and experience can work in top levels in the industrial/management field with attractive remuneration and incentives.

Industrial and production engineers can seek employment in various fields such as armed forces, railways and other government departments as well as in most PSUs. Most of the jobs in this field are supervisory or managerial where critical decision making skills are tested time and again for the smooth performance of the industry. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.  

Some job titles: -


  • Ergonomist
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Industrial Managers
  • Operations Analyst
  • Management Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Control Technician

Remuneration: -

Remuneration of production managers differs from industries to industries. In PSUs they are offered pay packages as per the government guidelines. Whereas in private sectors can earn more income in terms of salaries and other allowances. In government sector the initial salary of a fresher begins from Rs. 5000 - Rs. 8000 every month. Engineers working in private sectors can get their initial income around Rs. 10000 to Rs. 15000 every month. Engineering graduates with management degrees can get their initial income between Rs. 20, 000 to Rs. 50,000 every month.


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