Enclosure design of electronics equipment

By Prof. N.V.Chalapathi Rao   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 715
The purpose of this course is to sensitise a registrant to various aspects of an electronics product. Specifically onnon electrical aspects like mechanical design and detailing. Starting from a need translated into specifications, leading to design and prototyping and ending up in a manufacturable physical prototype.


PREREQUISITES : 12th Standard
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

  1. Introduction to Products
  2. Industrial Design and Product Design
  3. Types of products ID as per ICSID and WIPO
  4. Creativity in Product Design
  5. Needs VS features
  6. Product Conceptualisation
  7. Sketching Basics
  8. Sketching as a design tool
  9. Using illustration software
  10. Role of packaging and enclosures
  11. Use of IP approved sets
  12. Design of purpose built enclosures
  13. Physical simulation of a small system
  14. Basics of building a prototype mock up
  15. Skills and specification in alternate material
  16. Use of off the shelf electronic system
  17. Gumstix, Beagle, Raqsberrypi, Arduino,
  18. Kit application. Adaption for I/O
  19. Development of Enclosures with Laser tools. Use of Flat Plastics
  20. Product Specific Enclosure design
  21. Application of CAD tools (dessault, Siemens. Autodesk, McNeil)
  22. Design for FDM (3d printing)
  23. Specifics of Design for production scale-up
  24. Design of I/o interfaces Front panel layout and graphics
  25. Basics of ergonomis
  26. Connectors and wiring
  27. Integration and Validation
  28. Manufacturing documentation
  29. Applicability for industry specific detailing
  30. Sourcing and logistics of hardware
  31. Areas for specialisation and future study
  32. Review of course

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Instructor bio

Prof. N.V.Chalapathi Rao

IISc Bangalore
N.V.Chalapathi Rao has worked in Defense R & D for 8 years. Has been delivering lectures since 1984 on topics related to equipment design at CEDT, DESE and CPDM of IISc. Has guided and and built more than 100 projects at M. Tech level

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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