Design Engineer Masters Program

Rs 130,000(3 month EMI)

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Skills that you will learn

Product Ideation and Design using Solid and Surface Modelling

The first stage in designing a new product is requirements gathering. This is followed by making a rough sketch of the product. Understand how to take this sketch to the 3D model is a tremendous skill to have. This is exactly what you will learn in this course first. Further, you will be learning both solid and surface modelling.

Sheet Metal basics and A to Z design process

In the second course, you will master the sheet metal design process through an enormous amount of practical training.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Learning to create 3D models is a good skill set to have. Designing to tolerances is ultimately what the company is hiring you for. This is exactly what you will be learning in this module.

Advanced Automotive Body in White Design

A design engineer needs to interface with other teams (crash, durability, manufacturing, and suppliers). All these teams provide critical that are taken into account by the design engineer. In this course, you will not only push your design skills to the next level, but you will also learn about the entire vehicle development process.

Plastic Design using Catia v5

In this course, you will learn the basics of plastic design and workbench. You will also cover part design workbench, surface design workbench, creating power copy and you will learn about adding thickness to styling surface. 

Program Timings

You can literally start this program today. 

This program contains 5 courses.
For each course... 

  • Each week, you will get a set of videos that you need to watch
  • As you watch the videos, work on challenges
  • If you have questions, attend our online office hours
  • Once you finish one course, you will move on to the next course


Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both an e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.

1. Product Design

Creating your very own mood board

In this first module, you will discover how to make a professional mood board in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to import & blend images, add watermarks and change colors. This module will help you create a professional mood board using Photoshop. You will learn to sketch an American chopper and render the image in 3D.

Mastering Solidworks user interface

Now that we have our sketch for our American Chopper, it is time to start designing it. Before getting into a lot of details, in this module, we will first take some time and familiarize ourselves with the user interface of Solidworks Pro and also learn how to customize important shortcuts.

Transmission Belt, Kickstand

In this module, you will start off by designing the transmission belt and kickstand of the Chopper. You will be using the following features:

  • Creating a 2D sketch
  • Draw circles and lines
  • Trim lines
  • Extrude
  • Extruded Cut
  • Thin Extrude
  • Loft
  • Dome
  • Fillet

Oil Tank, Chain and Pedal Tutorial

In this module, you will design the Oil Tank, Chain and the Pedal of the Chopper. You will be using the following features:

  • Surface Extrude
  • Surface Trim
  • Surface Knit
  • Shell
  • Mirror
  • Curve Drive Pattern
  • Dome
  • Linear Pattern
  • Chamfer

Front Wheel, Rear Wheel, and Front fork tutorial

In this module, you will design the front and rear wheels first and then model the front fork of the Chopper. You will be using the following features:

  • Revolved Cut
  • Circular Pattern
  • Revolved Cut
  • Sweep
  • Shell
  • Projected Curve

2. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances

Introduction to GD & T

In this module, you will understand what GD&T is and its uses. After your first class, you will be able to understand the basics such as:

  • Difference between Traditional Dimensioning and GD&T
  • Benefits of GD&T
  • How to read a Feature Control Frame
  • Technical Standards- ASME Y14.5M-2009
  • Different Symbols used in GD&T, Surface and Feature of size

Rules, Symbols and Form Tolerances

In this module, we will raise our knowledge up a notch and learn about the governing rules of GD&T. After this class, you will have a thorough knowledge of:

  • Rule No. 1 (i.e. Taylor Principle a.k.a Envelope Principle)
  • Rule No. 2 (Regardless of Feature Size)
  • 14 Symbols used in GD&T
  • Flatness, Straightness, Cylindricity and Circularity Tolerances
  • MMC, LMC and RFS Conditions
  • Various examples for Form Tolerances

Datums, Modifiers, Virtual Condition

In this segment, you will study the following topics:

  • What are Datums and how to apply datums to parts
  • Datum Reference Features
  • Datum Feature Modifiers
  • How to calculate Virtual Condition
  • Conjugated Datums

Orientation Tolerance and Profile Tolerance

By the beginning of this section, you will have built a good base for learning complex tolerances. In this section we will learn:

  • Profile of Surface and Profile of Line
  • Perpendicularity Tolerance, Parallelism Tolerance, and Angularity Tolerance
  • Composite Profile Tolerance
  • Various examples for Orientation and Profile Tolerances

Position Tolerance

Position Tolerance is the most widely used tolerance in GD&T and hence we will dedicate the entire segment in learning this tolerance and its application. In this section we will go through:

  • Understanding True Position
  • Projected Tolerance
  • Composite Tolerances
  • Tolerance Zones- Cylindrical, Rectangular, Spherical
  • Examples

Coaxiality, Symmetricity, Runouts

By now, you will have enough knowledge to read an entire GD&T drawing and understand it. In this section, we will cover some tolerance that is not widely used in the industry but is mentioned in the ASME Standard. We will learn:

  • Coaxiality
  • Symmetricity
  • Circular and Total Runouts
  • Examples

Understanding GD & T Drawing

In this part, we will go through a complex GD&T drawing and understand each and every tolerance and the message the tolerance conveys

3. Advanced Sheet metal design

Week 1 - Course introduction

The Sheet Metal application provides an environment for the design of sheet metal parts used in machinery, enclosures, brackets, and other parts normally manufactured with a brake press.

NX sheet metal design software incorporates material and process information in sheet metal-specific modelling features: bends, flanges, tabs, cutouts, beads, dimples, louvers, corner and edge treatments, patterns, and other formable features.

You can also quickly convert solid models to sheet metal components, and create sheet metal parts that enclose other components.

Week 2 - Tabs

Tabs are flat profiles on a sheet metal part that serve as either the base feature or an extension of an existing flange, known as a secondary tab.

This command creates a base feature by extruding a sketch along a vector by a thickness value or adds material to a plane face.

    Week 3 - Flanges

    Adds a flange to an angle to a planar face and adds a bend between the two.

      Week 4 -
      Contour and Lofted Flanges

      Creates a base feature by extruding a sketch along a vector, or adds material by sweeping a sketch along an edge or chain of edges.

        Week 5 - Corners

        Break Corner:

        Rounds a sharp corner.

          Closed Corner:

          Closes a corner where two adjacent flanges meet by extending the bends & flanges.

            Bend Taper

            Bend Taper removes material at an angle from the bend, band, and web, or chain of child features.

              Week 6 - Bends

              Bends modify the part by bending the material based on reference geometries.

                Week 7 - Punches

                Punch adds a sheet metal feature based on the punch tool body.

                  Week 8 - Form operations

                  In this module, you will learn the techniques of rebending and unbending

                    Weeks 9-12 - Advanced Sheet Metal Features

                    In this module, you will put together all the concepts that you have learned so far.

                      Advanced flange


                          Lightning cutouts


                            4. Advanced Automotive BIW Design

                            Vehicle development cycle

                            This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automobiles and types of car bodies are explained. The complete vehicle development process which will explain the stages crossed by a car before it reaches the customer. The complete 3 years of development activity will be explained.

                            Basics of Automotive Body In White

                            This will be an introductory session where the basics of the automotive BiW is taught. The basics of steel and its properties are covered in major, as steel is an important component used in the cars. Steps followed in the selection of the material is discussed. Also, the cross-functional teams are explained and the need to coordinate with them is explained with the master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.

                            Design Methodology of a Hood, Fender, Roof and Side Doors

                            Out of all the BiW components, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.

                            • Design Requirements
                            • Functional Requirements
                            • Regulations
                            • Gap and Flushness requirements
                            • Safety requirements

                            Case study - Converting - RUECKWANDTUER INNER PANEL

                            In this, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminum cast to the Steel Deep Draw part will be presented. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:

                            • Seal Surface Width was the same as the aluminum liftgate
                            • Tailgate outer parting was maintained the same
                            • Liftgate thickness was modified
                            • Gap and flushness were maintained

                            When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.

                            Design of key Mechanism - Lock and Striker

                            In this module, you will first learn the anatomy of a Locker and Striker Mechanism. In order to be a successful product development engineer, it is very important to understand in detail the development process and design requirements for even the tiniest components. In this module, we will be analyzing the locker and striker mechanism in detail.

                            Process and challenges with supplier manufactured parts

                            In this module, we will look at two case studies. Both of these studies focus on supplier manufacturing practices. We will discuss the design challenges faced by two Asian Automotive suppliers and then go over the solution methodologies

                                    Plastic Design using CATIA v5

                            Week 1 - Introduction

                            In this section, you will learn about the basics of Plastic Design and Interior & Exterior Trims.

                              • What is Trims?
                              • What are Interior/Exterior Trims in Automotive?
                              • What is Plastic design and basics of plastic design including tooling?
                              • An overview of CAS and software used for the creation of CAS
                              • An overview of CAD Softwares & advantages of Catia

                            Week 2 - Creation of Exterior surface for Trim Bezel and add thickness to it

                            In this section, we will learn on how to create the skin surface for an interior trim bezel in Catia and learn

                              • How to create tooling direction and do the draft analysis to ensure the part can be taken out of the tool?
                              • Adding the right thickness to the part and solve the issues
                              • Create the parting line for the bezel

                            Week 3 - Creation of the Mounting feature for Trim Bezel – A locator and a dog house

                            In this section, we will learn on what is a mounting feature

                              • How to create a locator?
                              • How to create a dog house?
                              • Model Translation & clean up
                              • Creation of slider for the undercut on plastic design
                              • How to verify it for tooling?
                              • Integrating the mounting features to the base part with Boolean operations

                            Week 4 - Creation of Clip locking mounting feature & Snap-fit for the Trim Bezel

                            We will learn what is the Clip mounting feature is in Plastic design.

                              • Design considerations for creating this feature
                              • How to create this feature in Catia
                              • Tooling analysis for the clip feature

                            Week 5 - Creation of Base part with Close surface option for Center Console trim – Medium complex design

                            In this section, we will create the base part (without mounting features) from the Skin surface with offset and close option with Surface features in Catia which is used for complex surfaces which do not thicken directly

                              • Verify the part for tooling
                              • Make it solid after closing surface
                              • Draft analysis to check the part for tooling

                            Week 6 - Creation of Compound Mounting features with multiple locations, Bosses & Stiffeners for plastic part

                            In this section, we will learn what is the positive mounting features in plastic parts like Bosses

                              • What is the design consideration & requirement for the Boss feature?
                              • How to create it in the Console trim?

                            We will learn the stiffeners in plastic parts

                              • Design considerations & requirements
                              • How to create a stiffener feature along with tooling analysis

                            Week 7 - Applying material, color to plastic part and checking the weight

                            In this section, we will learn what are the different types of Plastic materials and how to apply the material properties to the plastic part

                              • we will learn how to apply color to the plastic part
                              • How to check the weight of the part

                            Also, we will learn the parameters in Catia where we can edit the features directly on the model tree

                            Week 8 - Essentials of Assembly and 2D drawing creation


                            In assembly, we will assemble the clips to the trim parts that we designed on previous classes
                            During assembly, we will learn on

                              • How to create Assemblies in CATIA?
                              • Creating Constraints
                              • Assembly sectioning analysis


                            In 2D drafting, we will create basic drawings with 2D environment

                              • Template settings
                              • Views creations (basic view & section views)
                              • Dimensioning

                            Week 9 - Simple interior trim Part modelling

                            In this section With the inputs as available, we will create a simple plastic trim part with the learnings from previous classes with an assembly of fasteners & Drawing for the same part

                            Week 10 - Basic analysis of trim parts after CAD Modelling

                            In this section we will perform the basic analysis we do after part creation which is required as per Plastic part modelling
                            -Draft analysis

                            Week 11 - CAD Modelling requirements from automotive designs

                            In this section, we will learn about the CAD tree structure requirement from Automotive design requirements and how we create plastic parts (as per the simple design process with the right grouping and the basic analysis in place.

                            Week 12 - Automotive interior/exterior trims designs- global availability overview

                            This section is to give an overview from the automotive application perspective of New product development process of Trims (Plastic parts) and different types of organizations where Trims designers can be worked on.

                            Modes of Support

                            We offer 6 modes of support through which you can contact the instructor and the support engineers to clear your doubts & questions.

                            Live Support Sessions

                            Every week, there will be 3 suport sessions where you can interact one-on-one with the instructor to clear your doubts.

                            WhatsApp Groups

                            You will be in a WhatsApp Group along with the course instructor & support engineers where you can post your questions.

                            Forum Pages

                            We have a very vibrant course forum where you can find the answers to the most of your doubts.

                            Ticketing Systems

                            You can also send us your questions through mail where a ticket will be created and your questions will be answered shortly within few hours.

                            On-Call Support 

                            In case, you want to clear any doubts immediately, you can always call our support engineers & they will be happy to assist you,

                            Online Chat Support

                            You can connect to us anytime with our all-time chat support. You can explain your doubts. We will help you right away through call or live session.

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