Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Tool Engineering Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Master of Technology or M. Tech in Tool Engineering is a 2- year post-graduate course divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months.

M. Tech. in Tool Engineering is a branch of industrial engineering, essentially involving the planning and execution of processes of manufacture, development of related tools and machines, integration of the facilities required in producing particular products with minimal expenditure of time, labor, and materials. The basic minimum eligibility for pursuing M. Tech. in Tool Engineering is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Average annual fee charged in India for this course ranges between INR 2 and 5 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Mechanical Design Engineer, Researcher, Lecturer, Executive Engineer, among others.

Fresh M. Tech postgraduates in India are offered an average annual salary ranging between INR 4 to 15 Lacs, depending upon their expertise in the field and the institute of graduation.

The course is offered at more than 2000 institutes throughout the country, and is also offered at some institutes in the part-time mode.

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post-Graduate
Duration 2 Years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility Graduate Degree in any Discipline
Admission Process Counselling after taking Entrance Test or Direct Admission in some cases
Major Entrance Tests  -
Course Fee INR 2 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 8 Lacs

Eligibility for M. Tech in Tool Engineering

Candidates wishing to apply for M. Tech in Pipeline Engineering need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation completed from a recognized institute.
  • B.E./ B. Tech or equivalent qualification at the level of graduation.
  • Work experience of at least 24 months/ corporate experience is preferred by some institutes.
  • Candidates waiting for their final year’s exam results are welcome too.

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: Admission Process

For admission to the course, aspiring eligible candidates need to clear the relevant entrance examination, followed by rounds of group discussion and personal interview. A number of colleges accept GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) score for admission.

Also, many other universities offering admission to the course have their own entrance examinations in place, such as IIT Delhi PG, IIT-B M. Tech, BITS HD, IIST Admissions PG, DTU M. Tech, among others.

Top Institutes Offering M. Tech in Tool Engineering

Tool Engineering is an essential industry in Mechanical Engineering, and many institutes across the country offer post-graduation in this career- oriented field.

Manufacturing industries in India are growing rapidly and the demand for candidates specialized in Tool Engineering is fast increasing. Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country are listed below.

Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering New Delhi 60,000
RV College of Engineering Bangalore 42,700
Government Tool Room Training Centre Bangalore 24,000
Visvesvaraya Technological University - VTU Karnataka 28,500

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: What is it About?

M. Tech in Tool Engineering broadly covers practical subjects such as design of jigs and fixtures, die casting design, design of press tools, design of cutting tools, design of plastic moulds, advanced plastic processing technologies, metrology and measurements, etc.

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.


Applied Mathematics
Finite Element Methods
Press Tool Design
Jigs & Fixtures Designs
Elective 1
Elective 1
Materials Technology
Modern Machining Tools


Cutting Tool Theory & Design
Plastic Processing
Die Casting & Die Design
CNC Machining
Elective 2
Project Work Phase 1
Gauges & Measurements
Composites & Smart Materials
Industrial Design & Ergonomics


Plastic Mould Design
Elective 3
Elective 4
Project Phase 2
Evaluation of Project Phase 1
Material Flow Analysis
Rapid Prototyping
Advance Moulding Technology
Design for Manufacture
Non- Destructive Testing
Product Design Technology


Evaluation of Project Phase 2
Evaluation of Project Phase 3
Project Evaluation & Viva Voice

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: Who Should Opt?

Candidates interested in pursuing M. Tech. in Tool Engineering would ideally have good problem- solving abilities using both logic and innovative/ creative approaches. They would be skilled in planning and prioritizing tasks, have an eye for detail, be good at assuming responsibility and exercising good judgement.

Successful postgraduates of the course wishing to pursue higher studies in the discipline have the option of going for Ph.D. in the subject.

M. Tech in Tool Engineering: Career Prospects

Manufacturing industry is growing rapidly both in India and abroad, due to constant new developments going on across the globe. Successful postgraduates of this course are lucratively placed in industries such as automobile, electronics, steel plants, chemical, oil exploration and refining, technical wings of armed forces, space research organizations, among others.

They are also hired at administrative and managerial positions in government departments and publics and private sector industries. They also have the option of pursuing research or teaching in research and training institutes.

Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered.

Annual Salary for M.Tech In Tool engg.
Mechanical Design Engineer Reviewing specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts. They usually have working knowledge of mechanical parts as well as computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as AutoCAD. 4 to 5 Lacs
Lecturer Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated by and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department (HOD), supervising or assisting with supervision of undergraduate, graduate (Master’s) or research graduate (MPhil/ PhD) students. 2.5 to 5 Lacs
Researcher Working with team members to identify project goals, research methods, variables, and other test parameters and to choose how to collect data and offer recommendations on evaluating a project. 5 to 6 Lacs
Executive Engineer Supervising the work of engineers and assistant engineers and guiding them whenever necessary. 6 to 11 Lacs
Independent Consultant Travelling to different business locations, analyzing and reviewing operations, making recommendations and helping an organization improve its efficiency, profits, and other areas for better overall functioning. 7 to 8 Lacs

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Tool Engineering) : 9 answered questions


Ques. What is the scope after doing Quality, Reliability and Operations Research [M. Tech. (QROR)] from ISI Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 21 Sept 21

Ans. Well, I would if you are worried about job prospects and all stuff although being in ISI Kolkata then shed off your worry. Trust me; you will get a job with an average CTC matching with top B-Schools in India. Job roles such as Business Analyst/Data Scientist and many others will be offered to you. Now let me help you more in understanding this. Let’s break this into two parts – Job vs. Higher Studies. Pursuing Ph.D./Higher Studies is a tough deal if you're applying abroad. My personal perspective, in this case, will be, go for a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering domain.  That's the best option, as it will be aligned with QROR. Now, you should definitely rethink before applying for the courses like Data Science/ Machine Learning domain, or Statistics. For this, I would suggest you consider doing some projects. And if you are at the Indian Statistical Institute you will get a plethora of opportunities. So first and foremost, just be crystal clear with your future endeavors before joining any course. Once you decide, opt for the best but don’t rush. Just give your best thought and calculate all the pros and cons.Read more
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Ques. How good is an M.Tech in industrial engineering and management from NIT Trichy? What are the job prospects?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. An M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management from NIT Trichy is a very good course. The placements are also really good. Any company which comes to the campus for recruiting mechanical or production specialization students will also let you sit for their process.  There are many core companies in the data/business analytics, supply chain, and simulation sector which offer management-related profiles to the students. The percentage placements of the M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management students over the years at NIT Trichy is given below – 2016-17 – 92% 2017-18 – 91.3% 2018-19 – 76.2% 2019-20 – 94.4% You can further pursue a Ph.D. in this area and work as a professor in any engineering college or university. The best part of this course is its leniency towards attendance, classes, and exams which will help you to maximize your learning through other means as well.Read more
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Ques. What are the career prospects after doing in Quality Reliability and Operations Research from ISI Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. This course is only offered in Kolkata and aims to train students to become specialists in Quality Management Systems, Statistical Quality Control, Operations Research, and Reliability. You will be provided a lot of background on computing technologies so that you can use it effectively. Apart from following the classroom instructions, you will also need to do practical work in the form of case studies, project work, or dissertations. After completion of the course, you can work in the field of quality engineering and management in departments of the government, semi-government, public or private sector undertakings, consultancy agencies, industrial organizations, the financial sector. Read more
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Ques. How is the Industrial and Engineering and Management course at NIT Calicut?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 26 Aug 21

Ans. One of my friends with a GATE score of 670 took admission to NIT Calicut. The academics in the field of industrial and management are good but the placements are not good enough. The faculty of NIT Calicut is exceptionally well, knowledgeable and experienced. They are way better than the faculty of NIT Trichy or ISM Dhanbad.  Placements for M.Tech courses are very bad and it is the same in all institutes. The only exception is flagship IITs and NIT Trichy. Therefore, one should opt for NIT Trichy than NIT Calicut.  Therefore, if you are interested in a job right after the course, go for NIT Trichy. If you want to study further in this field, then NIT Calicut would be a suitable choice.Read more
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Ques. Which one is better: PGDIE at NITIE or MTech in nanoscience at IISc?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 11 Aug 21

Ans. It all actually depends on your interest. As both of these options are completely different and two different areas of interest. You must choose what you find interesting. There would not be any conflict between these two institutes over the placement stats as both of them will give good placements to their students. Here are the recent placement highlights of the institutes. Parameters NITIE IISc Average CTC 20 LPA 10 LPA Highest CTC 43 LPA 40 LPA Major recruiters ETLI, EY, IDFC First HP, Dell, Intel If you are interested in tough work that is more challenging or research and development-oriented, you should choose IISc. As in the world of Nanoscience, IISc is the country’s most renowned institution. And if you are more inclined towards managerial work, then it would be better to go to NITIE.Read more
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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Tool Engineering) Fee Structure in India

10.44 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES48.78 K  (Maximum Fee)
33.24 K (Average Fee)
1.14 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES3.20 L (Maximum Fee)
1.96 L (Average Fee)


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