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With the manufacturing sector booming in India, the opportunities for your career as a design engineer is growing rapidly. However, this highly rewarding career path is rather competitive. Hence, it becomes imperative for a design engineer aspirant to engage actively in skill-building.  

This Master's Certification Program by Skill-Lync will empower you to tackle the competitive world of design engineering by refining your engineering skills from the ground up. Furthermore, you can also choose to avail job assistance from Skill-Lync from our various options of flexible course fees.  


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Why Choose Our Design Engineer Courses?

At Skill-Lync, we strongly believe in hands-on project-oriented learning. Our design engineer projects are crafted in a way that you can master the fundamentals of engineering design and also get an extraordinary grip on the advanced features of the software.  

You can enroll in this online program from the comfort of your homes. Skill-Lync offers this program to students across the globe in two variations: 

  • Full-time: The full-time course is 6 months long and demands a study time of 30 to 40 hours per week.
  • Part-time: The part-time course is 12 months long and demands a study time of 12 to 20 hours per week.

Now let us look at what this self-paced online certification program offers to its students in greater detail. 

What Does This Course Offer? 

The Design Engineer Master's Certification Program offered by Skill-Lync consists of 6 modules curated by industry experts to maximize your learning curve.  

On a broad spectrum, design can be divided into 4 categories: 

Solid Modeling 

Solid modeling deals with the design of parts, components, and objects that have a well-defined length, breadth, height, and enclose a definitive volume. 

Surface Modeling 

Surface modeling deals with the exterior surfaces of a product or a 3D object like that of a car or a yacht. The technique to design surface models is different from that of solid models. 

Sheet Metal Modeling 

Sheet metal components are the components that provide rigidity and structural integrity to your products. The inner panels of cars and car chassis are great examples of this. 

Plastic Modeling 

Plastic modeling is picking up pace, especially in the automotive and aviation sectors. This is primarily because they are lightweight, and their strength is comparable to their metal counterparts.  

The 6 modules/courses included in this course are: 

  1. Product Ideation and Design using Solid and Surface Modelling
  2. Sheet Metal basics and A to Z design process
  3. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  4. Advanced Automotive Body in White Design
  5. Plastic Design using CATIA V5
  6. Mold Design using SolidWorks

Course 1: Product Ideation and Design Using Solid and Surface Modeling 

In the first course of the Design Engineer's Master's Program, you will be covering 5 aspects: 

  1. Creating Your Very Own Mood Board
  2. Mastering SolidWorks User Interface
  3. Transmission Belt, Kickstand
  4. Oil Tank, Chain and Pedal Tutorial
  5. Front Wheel, Rear Wheel, and Front Fort Tutorial

Creating Your Very Own Mood Board 

You will start by discovering how to design your professional mood board in Adobe Photoshop. As mentioned before, creativity is never left behind in the design process. Hence, this is the first thing we will help you learn.  

You will sketch an American Chopper and render it 3 dimensionally before you move on to the next step.

Mastering SolidWorks User Interface 

Here, the experts at Skill-Lync will help you get familiar with the SolidWorks Pro user interface. 

Transmission Belt, Kickstand 

In this, you will start the actual 3D designing of your American Chopper. The fundamentals, such as 2D sketching, extruding, lofting, and filleting, will be taught to you.  

Oil Tank, Chain and Pedal Tutorial 

Next, you will start dealing with surface modeling. You will learn to extrude surfaces, mirror them, and even pattern, among other things in SolidWorks

Front Wheel, Rear Wheel, and Front Fort Tutorial 

Now, you will learn to design the front wheel, rear wheel, and front fork of your American Chopper using features like revolved cut, sweep, shell, and more!  

Before you proceed onto your next course, you would have also completed two projects: 

  1. Designing, modeling, assembly and photo-realistic rendering of an American Chopper
  2. Modeling and assembly of an American Predator Yacht

Course 2: Sheet Metal Basics and A to Z of Design Process 

In the second course, you will understand all the different techniques and processes involved in creating sheet metal designs. This course covers: 

  1. Introduction to NX CAD Interface
  2. Introduction to Sheet Metal Modelling Interface
  3. Conversion Wizards for Solid to Sheet Metals
  4. Stiffening Features in Sheet Metals
  5. Creation of Flattening and Forming

In this, you will be introduced to the NX CAD software, and the experts at Skill-Lync will teach you how to create sketches as well as guide you through tabs and flanges.  

As we dive deeper, you will get a grip on things such as edge rip, convert utility, and face optimization.  

This module involves five great projects that will help you hone the skills you have learned until now. They are: 

  1. Sheet metal casing modeling
  2. Sheet metal box modeling
  3. Sheet metal switchboard modeling
  4. Sheet metal enclosure modeling
  5. Automotive sheet metal bracket modeling

Course 3: Introduction to GD&T 

This 8-week long course will go over all the rules, symbols, and everything else about the fundamentals of tolerance, followed by an in-depth understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  

The sections covered in this course are: 

  1. Introduction to GD&T
  2. Rules, Symbols and Form Tolerances
  3. Datums, Modifiers, Virtual Condition
  4. Orientation Tolerance and Profile Tolerance
  5. Position Tolerance
  6. Co-axiality, Symmetricity, Run-outs
  7. Understanding GD&T Drawing

There are 2 levels in geometric dimensioning and tolerance. 

  1. ASME Read level (Intermediate)
  2. ASME Right level (Advanced)

This course helps you master the ASME Read level of GD&T.  

The project in this course is titled "Butterfly Valve Design," wherein you will be required to do the entire GD&T process for a butterfly valve. 

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Course 4: Advanced Automotive Body in White Design 

In the fourth course of Skill-Lync's Design Engineer Master's Certification Program, you will be taken through the entire development cycle of a vehicle from scratch, starting from benchmarking to production. This includes your hood, fender, tailgate, side doors, and side body panels.  

The aspects of this course include: 

  1. Vehicle Development Cycle
  2. Basics of Automotive Body in White
  3. Design Methodology of a Hood, Fender, Roof and Side Doors
  4. Case Study – Converting RUECKWANDTUER INNER PANEL
  5. Design of Key Mechanism – Lock and Striker
  6. Process and Challenges with supplier manufactured parts

These six sections cover the aspects of design requirements, functionality, safety requirements, and gap and flushness for every component.  

This course also involves four fun projects: 

  1. Hood design
  2. Fender drip area design
  3. Roof design
  4. Tailgate design

Course 5: Plastic Design Using CATIA V5 

This course takes you deeper into the automotive industry and how plastics are being used to shape this industry while learning the CATIA V5 modeling software.  

The sections you will cover here are: 

  1. Design, Plastics Overview in Auto Industry
  2. Introduction to CATIA V5
  3. Workbench – Part Design, Surface Design, and Assembly Workbench
  4. Trim Bezel
  5. Molding Exercises
  6. Door Trim Design with Master Section

The three projects involved in this course are: 

  1. Development of a door trim panel for segment car
  2. Development of rear lamp with given master section
  3. Creation of master section

These projects will provide you with a hands-on experience of a small part of what actually goes on in the automotive industry. 

Course 6: Mold Design Using SolidWorks 

This is the last course of the Design Master's Program by Skill-Lync. This 12-week course will walk you through the basics of injection molding and the fundamentals of mold design.  

The sections presented in this course are: 

  1. Basics of Injection Molding/SolidWorks Modelling
  2. Basics of Mold Design/SolidWorks Surfacing
  3. DFM and Defects
  4. Mold Design Tutorial – Parting Surface
  5. Mold Design Tutorial – Sliders and Ejection System
  6. Mold Design Tutorial – Gates and Runner; Door Bezel
  7. Mold Design Tutorial – CPU Fan Case
  8. Mold Design Tutorial – Plastic Knob

You would work on two projects in this course. They are: 

  1. Minor Project – Creation of mold for a table fan outer casing
  2. Major Project – Complete Mold Creation

Conclusion 

By the end of this online program, you would have completed 17 industry-relevant projects. You can add all of these to your Skill-Lync portfolio that is universally shareable with anyone, including your recruiter. This will give you an edge over other candidates in job selection.  

Furthermore, you can even undertake an independent project to further uplift your credibility and showcase your designing skills.  

Skill-Lync offers advanced engineering programs/courses for Mechanical Engineers as well. To know more, click here.


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