Five Year M.Tech Dual Degree Courses in IIT : Scope and Description
In addition to the 4-year B.Tech. degree programmes, some dual degree (B.Tech. & M.Tech.) programmes are also available. The salient features of the dual degree programmes are:
Two degrees (B.Tech. & M.Tech.) will be given at the end of 5 years, but the requirements for B.Tech. degree will not be completed at the end of the 4th year.
Up to second year, the courses will be common with the corresponding 4-year B.Tech. programme. Third year onwards electives for dual degree students will be in the area of their M.Tech. specialization.
Project work will start in summer of 4th year and extend through the 5th year (14 months).
47. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
(Codes : G5201, M5201)
Aerospace engineers are concerned with the design, analysis, construction, testing and operation of flight vehicles. The basic courses are based on the fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, Materials Science, Structural Analysis and Development of Computer Software. The M.Tech. programme has common core in the areas of Aerodynamics, Aerospace Technology, Design, Propulsion and Structures. A number of electives are available for specialization in areas related to Aerospace Engineering. Project work of fourteen months duration will be in one of the areas of Design, Analysis and Control of modern aircrafts, space vehicles, engines and flight machines. Modern experimental facilities are available for project work.
AEROSPACE ENG with M.TECH. IN APPLIED MECHANICS WITH SPECIALIZATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL En
48. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING WITH M.TECH. IN APPLIED MECHANICS WITH SPECIALIZATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
(Code : M5202)
As we head into the new millennium, the ability to gather and apply new scientific knowledge from diverse areas will constitute skills critical for the students. With this foresight, and by virtue of its interdisciplinary composition, the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, has introduced a unique interdisciplinary Dual Degree programme with various Departments. The program with Aerospace Department is expected to cater to the exponential demand of biomedical engineers in Indian and International aerospace industries.
At the end of successful completion of 5 years, the student will be offered a B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering and an M.Tech. degree in Applied Mechanics with specialization in Biomedical Engineering. With basic knowledge in Aerospace Engineering and a specialized knowledge in the area of biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, quantitative physiology and biomedical imaging would provide a unique set of skills and the students can take challenging tasks in interdisciplinary areas.
The Department of Applied Mechanics has been offering M.Tech. degree for the last 40 years. Students fromvarious Engineering colleges with background in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Electrical Engineering are admitted to the programme. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the Applied Mechanics Department, the student who graduates with the M.Tech. degree in Applied Mechanics are much sought after in core jobs by organizations like GE, Philips, Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, GM, TATA etc. A similar trend is also expected for the graduates from the Dual Degree programme of Applied Mechanics. Applied Mechanics department also provides an excellent environment that nurtures the students who wish to pursue a research career.
Agricultural and food engineering with m.tech. In any of the listed specializations
49. AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD ENGINEERING WITH M.TECH. IN ANY OF THE LISTED SPECIALIZATIONS
(Code : G5203)
The department offers seven specializations under the Dual degree programme. A comprehensive coverage of all essential aspects of Agricultural & Food Engineering will be provided in the first three years. A dual degree student has the flexibility to opt for anyone of the following M.Tech. specializations based on his/her own choice and performance at the end of the third year:
(i) Farm Machinery & Power
(ii) Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
(iii) Dairy and Food Engineering
(iv) Water Resources Development and Management
(v) Aquacultural Engineering
(vi) Agricultural Systems and Management
(vii) Post Harvest Engineering
The course in Farm Machinery & Power aims at developing and disseminating engineering knowledge and skills for the mechanization of farm operations, utilization of farm power and alternative energy resources in sustainable agricultural production and environmental management. It also focuses on design and automation of farm machines and operations for precision agriculture with emphasis on ergonomics, safety and health.
The course in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering aims at developing and disseminating knowledge and skills for the conservation and management of soil and water resources to attain sustainable agricultural production by applying engineering principles of hydrology and design of soil and water conservation, irrigation and drainage structures. An extensive exposure is given on techniques of remote sensing for land and water resources and numerical methods in water resource engineering.
The course in Dairy and Food Engineering aims at developing knowledge and technical know-how in food science and engineering for industrial production of dairy and food products. To meet the technological demands of dairy and food industries, the major emphasis is given on mathematical modeling and simulation of food processing operations for the design of machines and optimization of processes.
The course in Water Resources Development and Management has been designed to develop and disseminate knowledge and skills for the development and management of water resources in regions of varying geology, topography, and climate by applying the engineering principles and techniques of hydrology, remote sensing, GIS, irrigation water management, system analysis, and mathematical modeling.
The course in Aquacultural Engineering aims at imparting knowledge and skills for the development of aquacultural facilities and production of fish by applying the engineering principles and practices to aquaculture. To meet the demand of fisheries and several other organizations dealing with the engineering aspects of aquaculture, the students are trained in fishery biology, Open channel hydraulics and coastal engineering, planning and design of aquacultural projects, aquacultural facilities and equipment, aquacultural systems analysis, fish processing and fishing crafts and gears.
The course in Agricultural Systems and Management aims at imparting knowledge and technical know-how for augmenting and sustaining agricultural productivity in the perspectives of limiting resources, degrading environment, and increasing demand for agricultural produce by applying the principles and practices of the systems approach to agricultural management. The programme has an optimum mix of agricultural science, engineering and management courses with built-in flexibility through a large number of elective subjects.
The course in Post Harvest Engineering is designed to impart knowledge and technical know-how to Agricultural / Mechanical /Chemical / Biochemical engineers for developing high value agricultural produce and products by applying the engineering principles and practices of post-harvest processingand preservation of grains, fruits, vegetables and products of plantation crops. The areas include all operations from harvesting to consumption of food products and utilization of the resultant by-products.
50. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
(Code : V5204)
The dual degree course in Biochemical Engineering emphasizes mainly on the emerging input to engineering aspects of biotechnology. It relies heavily on Enzyme Engineering, Bioreactor Design, Chemical Engineering, Down Stream Processing and Bioseparation Engineering. Due importance is given to Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Microbial/Plant/Animal Biotechnology. The importance will also be given to new areas viz. Bioinformatics, Immunology, Nanobiotechnology, IPR in biotechnology and the like.
The main objective of the programme is to generate new brand of students with the knowledge of both biology and engineering who can deal with the problems related to the biotechnological industries, R&D organizations and they may also be outstanding input to the academic institutions.
Biochemical engineering and biotechnology
51. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
(Code : D5205)
The course as offered by IIT Delhi is designed to provide the students a balanced education in various science and engineering subjects that covers a wide range of disciplines. It relies heavily on bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering and downstream processing. Du emphasis is given to biochemistry, microbiology,molecular biology and genetic engineering. The main objective of the programme is to equip the students with the capability of innovation, analysis, design and optimal operation of the processes in which biochemical catalysis has a fundamental and irreplaceable role. Main features of this programme include the study of biological sciences with a unified cell concept in a quantitative manner-a shift in the learning concepts of chemical engineering from classical unit operations to transport phenomena.
Practice School (optional) in the last semester is designed to develop studentís ability to apply the knowledge of biochemical engineering to the problems of industry that would accelerate oneís professional development. Projects may include solution of various problems concerning sterility, bioreactor productivity, recombinant cellís stability, wastewater treatment, etc. Solution of such problems may result in emergence of alternate designs and integration of technology.
The broad based education and integrated study of the biological sciences with engineering arts and sciences prepare the students for variety professional careers like Planning, production and management of bioprocess industries such as foods, pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals and pollution control; industrial R&D; Academic research in applied biological sciences and biochemical engineering; Science and technology planning.
Bioengineering with m.tech. In biomedical technology
52. BIOENGINEERING WITH M.TECH. IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
(Code : V5206)
The dual degree programme aims at integrating the engineering principles and technology to analyze and solve biological and medical problems. The course also bridges the gap between the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering & Technology. The program is designed to nurture the studentsí inherent curiosity and to provide them strong scientific and technical base, to develop skills to upgrade and apply their knowledge to serve the ever expanding requirement of Bioengineers and Biomedical Technologists in Industry, Hospitals and R&D organizations.
The students admitted to the dual degree programme, will get theoretical and practical training in the subjects like Basic Sciences, Computer Applications, Engineering Drawing, Biology with special emphasis on Human Anatomy/ Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microcontroller and Microprocessor, Polymer Technology, Biomaterials, Composite and Nanomaterials, Biomechanics, Control Biomedical Instrumentation. The students will be also exposed to the research environment through the project and dissertation work in the frontier areas of Bioengineering & Biomedical Technology.
53. BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
(Code : M5207)
The Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras has a large faculty body having expertise in diverse areas such as bioprocess engineering, chemical biology, computational biology, cellular & molecular biology and structural biology.
The Dual Degree B.Tech. & M.Tech. course on Biological Engineering brings together engineering principles and molecular life sciences to develop and operate biology-based technologies in diversified fields such as energy, environment, bioprocesses, biomaterials, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals and food processing. Hence, the curriculum in biological engineering is designed to be a broad-based one. The programme will impart knowledge on different areas of the biology-engineering interface. It emphasizes core courses in basic sciences, biological sciences and provides a solid foundation in application of engineering principles to biological systems, through courses in different areas such as bioprocess engineering, biomedical engineering, biomolecular engineering and computational biology. This will allow the students to have a wider appreciation of the biology-engineering interface and allow them to evolve interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, research and technology development. In addition to core theory and practical courses, a basket of elective courses will be offered in bioprocess engineering, biomedical engineering and computational biology. The curriculum also aims to impart a more research-based training than what is available in traditional M.Tech. Biotechnology programmes. Each student will undertake an extensive research project spread over the last three semesters of the curriculum. The programme will also allow the students sufficient time and courses to familiarize themselves with different areas of the biologyengineering interface before embarking on a specialization. It will open-up different avenues for taking up doctoral-level research; and also expands the scope of the industry-job market. The students graduating from this dual degree programme will be well-positioned to take up academic research at Ph.D. level, or explore the job market in bioprocess industries. The programme trains students to be employed as process engineers and R&D scientists in industries. Biology at school level is not a prerequisite for admission to this programme.
Biotechnology and biochemical engineering
54. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
(Code : G5208)
This course is an extension of the 4-year B.Tech. Programme. The course gives special emphasis on professional subjects, such as Recombinant DNA Technology, Immunotechnology, Immobilization Technology, Biotechnology of Plant Metabolites, Bioseparation, Bioprocess Plant and Equipment Design, etc., in addition to the subjects covered in 4- year B.Tech. programme. It also includes special laboratory classes in the above areas.
The Courses offered in the 5th year instill confidence and competence in areas of recombinant therapeutics, diagnostics, Bio processed food, new generation drug development etc. The project work enables hand-on exposure and research planning necessary for a modern bio-industries or related R&D. Both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees will be given in the same area.
55. CERAMIC ENGINEERING
(Code : V5209)
The theory and practical subjects for Four-Year B.Tech. Program and Five-Year B.Tech.-M.Tech. dual degree program in Ceramic Engineering are identical up to the 3rd year. It lays down the foundation of knowledge for processing, manufacturing and characterization of whole range of ceramic materials and products. During 4th and 5th years of the dual degree programme, the candidates will have option of selecting elective courses in the specialized branches of Ceramic Engineering as well as the topic of the Post graduate dissertation work. These specialized areas are pottery, porcelain and heavy clay ware, cement technology, refractory technology, glass and glass ceramic technology, electronic ceramics, engineering ceramics, ceramic coatings, bio ceramics etc. The graduates with this dual degree will have potential for working in industrial organizations. There will be ample opportunities for higher studies and employment in Research and Development Organizations and Academic Institutions in India and abroad.