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Postgraduate Diploma in Automative Product Design- (PGDAPD)

Program Type

This is a Postgraduate Diploma program.


The program duration is 1 year, with the academic year starting in September and finishing in August

Who should join the course

This course is for individuals who would like to make a career in Automotive Part Design & Product Packaging Design.


Students eligible for this program should be B. E. / B. Tech. in Mechanical / Production / Industrial & Production Engineering / Industrial Engineering & Management / Automobile / Mechatronics / Aeronautical Engineering / Polymer Engineering / AMIE / IIIE or equivalent. Age No bar


After undergoing this program the students are expected to:
  • Design parts for interior and exterior trims for automobiles
  • Design individual parts for seating and entire of seating assembly.
  • Design products of sheet metal and plastics in automotive lighting systems.
  • Use industry leading CAD solutions in the design of automotive product design
  • Design automotive parts in detail from class A surfaces


The following are the advantages of this program:
  • Students learn to use computers in the design of automotive product design
  • They learn to design automotive part designs in detail from class A surfaces given by leading automobile OEM’s
  • They will be able to design plastic parts and sheet metal components for various subassemblies of automobiles

Career Opportunities

Students tend to get excellent career opportunities in the following areas:
  • Automobile Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Shipbuilding Industry
  • Hi-Tech Electronic Goods Industry
  • Consumer Goods Industry
  • Power & Energy Sector
  • Industrial Equipment’s
  • Consumer Package Goods
  • After completion of this program students can expect a salary ranging from Rs.2.4 lakhs to Rs.4.0 lakhs per annum


The following are the main features of this program:
  • Industrial visits
  • Talk by experts
  • Practical training at school
  • Visits to industrial exhibitions and seminars

Course Fee

  • US$ 2500 per Semester for Foreign Nations & NRI category candidates
  • Rs. 72,000 + Rs. 24,000 per semester for Regular Category candidates
  • Rs. 1,12,000 + Rs. 24000 per semester for Industry –Nominated category candidates


Scholarship is not available.


Students can target allautomotive industries / aerospace Industries / TIER 1 Suppliers for employment opportunities.

Program Contents

Semester I


  • Advanced CAD
  • Design for manufacturing / Automotive Design
  • PLM
  • Elective: Plastics / Lightings / Seating.
  • Pratical

  • Industry Ready CAD Lab ( CATIA / UGNX) only tool with IR STD (CATITA – 3D)

3 Months

  • Industry Internship
  • Project
  • Comprehensive Viva
  • Drawing Standards, GD&T
  • Advanced Mechanics of solids / Plastic Design &Manufacturing
  • Advanced Mechatronics / Sheet Metal Design & Manufacturing
  • Product Life cycle Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing process

Option for Certification CATIA – V5 Associated / Part Design / Surface Design from Dassault Systems


Equipment used for this program are:

  • Rapid prototyping machine
  • 3D digitizer
  • CNC machines for turning, milling, spark and wire erosion
  • Conventional workshop machines like lathe, drilling machine and milling machine
  • Injection molding machine
  • Power press for stamping
  • General Metrology equipment


We have a highly experienced faculty for imparting technical training under this programme. Also we have guest faculty members from reputed organizations and academia.

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Proven Placement Record since start of PG School in 1983
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