Design Practice

By Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 3084
The course is intended for beginners in post graduate studies in Design. It can also serve well for aspiring professionals in industry who will be willing to undertake careers in the field of design.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students and Faculty of BE/ME/MS/BSc/MSc streas 


INDUSTRY SUPPORT: SMIL (Gurgaon), HAL Kanpur and Lucknow, Small and medium scale production industries 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 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

Week 1  :  Introduction to Design/Product design
Week 2  :  Stanford model of Design thinking/ Stages of engineering design of products/Introduction to Concurrent engineering
Week 3  :  Concurrent engineering in Practice
Week 4  :  Concurrent engineering in Practice
Week 5  :  Product embodiment design(robustness of design/FMEA techniques). 
Week 6  :  House of quality, Specifications (Fits and Tolerances), Axiomatic Design, Introduction to Group Technology, Creating forms and shapes. 
Week 7  :  Geometric transformation models, Introduction to electronics 
Week 8  :  Material selection process in design, Applied Ergonomics (work systems design, Introduction to bio-mechanics) 

Books and references

Nanua Singh, “Systems approach to computer integrated design and manufacturing”, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., 4435-36/7, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002.
Karl T. Ulrich, Steven. D. Eppinger, “Product design and development”, Mcgraw hill publications.

Instructor bio

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya

IIT Kanpur
Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya is currently as Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of technology Kanpur. Prior to joining the department he has been associated at a senior management level at Suzuki Motors and has over 6 years of experience in various production capacities and positions. Prof. Bhattacharya currently takes care of the 4-I laboratory at IIT Kanpur as its coordinator and has also been associated with the TA202 laboratory as coordinator between 2012-2015. Both these laboratories are very high end in terms of offering manufacturing training programs

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: 24 April 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 IIT Kanpur .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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