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Design Engineer Master's Certification Program

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Domain : Design, BIW

Pre-requisites : Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineers

Introduction

Program Overview

The very first engineer on planet Earth was a design engineer. And they started off a revolution of which you and I are just part of. 


Design is the heart of any process, an idea that begins in the mind of an engineer is then translated onto a paper and from there it is fed into software, a long taxing process at the end of which something brand new is brought forth into the world. 

Design engineers are artists of engineering. They are the reason why the human race has raced to the stars and peered into the mysteries of the Universe. They are the reason why we have self-driving cars and they are also the reason why we don’t have individual jetpacks - yet. 

To become a design engineer beyond everything a student should have the capability to dream. To ideate. 

To think for themselves. 

To be an artist. 


To question if there is a career progression in design engineering is a fallacy, for how can there not be a demand for design engineers as long as humans are alive. 


Why are the prerequisites and learning outcome for a student after selecting the Master’s in Design Engineering program?


  • If the student has good creative skills and is enthusiastic about designing components.

  • Students will develop a keen understanding of how design engineers around the world design an engineering component. 

  • Design engineers need to understand how to incorporate aspects of manufacturing while drawing their designs, this program helps students understand these crucial attributes.


What are the employability options available to a student upon the completion of this program?


  • A fresher graduate can be recruited by firms into the position of a design engineer upon completion of this program.

  • A student can work in various domains of automotive and product design

  • Design engineer, CAD release engineer, Dimensional engineer are some of the positions that a student who has completed this program will become eligible for. 


Upon completion of this program, what are the various employability opportunities available to a student?


  • All automotive industries.

  • OEM’s.

  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations.


These are the courses that a student will study during this program. 


  1. Ultimate SOLIDWORKS Course

  2. Advanced Sheetmetal Design 

  3. Automotive Sheetmetal Design using NX CAD

  4. Automotive Plastic Design using CATIA V5

  5. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing using NX CAD

  6. Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS


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Course One: Ultimate SOLIDWORKS course

In this course, you will learn about the solid modelling and surface modelling tools of the CAD software - SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is a dynamic software used primarily in R&D sectors. SOLIDWORKS is widely used in the concept generation stage of production. It gives designers real-time results in product modelling.


Students from mechanical engineering can enrol in this course. In this course, you will be learning the fundamentals of concept generation.


At the end of this course, you will be fluent in both solid as well as surface modelling tools. After the completion of this course, you will become eligible for the role of a CAD engineer using SOLIDWORKS. This course is specifically designed for design engineers who are interested in the product concept generation phase. After the completion of this course, you will understand the basics of SOLIDWORKS including - part modelling, assembly modellings, photo-realistic renderings.

             

You will learn to create professional mood boards and initial ideation sketches in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to import & blend images, add watermarks and color. You will also learn how to design an American Chopper and how to render this design in Photoshop.





  • You will be introduced to SOLIDWORKS and will learn how to customize the shortcuts. You will learn solid modelling techniques in SOLIDWORKS while modelling the Transmission belt, Kickstand, and Fenders of an American Chopper. You will also learn how to add appearance to the parts of the bike. 









  • In this module, you will learn how to create advanced sketches using curved driven patterns and patterns such as sketches, projected, and composite curves. You will also learn how to create complex shapes while modelling the wheels, chassis, and engine.



  • You will learn the use of mates to provide relationships between parts in an assembly. You will also learn how and why advanced mates such as angle mates are provided to limit the rotation of parts.



In this module, you will learn how to add decals, lights, and cameras as a preprocessing step before the final rendering. You will be taken through the complete rendering process with PhotoView 360 and SOLIDWORKS Visualize using which you will be creating high-quality images during the final rendering.



In this module, you will learn about the surface modelling feature in SOLIDWORKS. You will learn how to create a part using a reference surface. You will be taught advanced surface modelling features while creating various parts of the Yacht such as Hull, the Superstructure, and Seats. You will learn how to add decals and appearance for the parts and assembly.

Projects Overview

In this project, you will sketch and build a complete road-ready Harley Davidson bike using SOLIDWORKS.

In this project you will learn about how to create cut extrudes, revolve cuts, lofts, circular patterns for modelling - Setting up of reference planes - curve generation - projected curve creation understanding how to insert the parts in assembly workspace - Creation of mates - Difference between float and fix parts - Width mates application 

You will also learn how to create photorealistic renderings with realtime appearances and views.

The following list is the key parts/models you will be dealing with under solid modelling using SOLIDWORKS.
  • Transmission belt, front & rear fender modelling
  • Chain, side stand & pedals modelling
  • Front & rear wheel modelling
  • Engine modelling
  • Chassis for American Chopper designing
  • Front fork designing
  • Oil tank designing
  • Creating the assembly of American Chopper
  • Performing the rendering on assembly created by using Photoview 360 and SOLIDWORKS Visualise as the rendering tool
In this project, you will be able to sketch and build an entire American Predator Yacht using SOLIDWORKS.

In this project you will learn curve generation, surface creation from curves and sketches, different types of surfaces - boundary surfaces - lofted surfaces - filled surfaces - ruled surfaces- reference planes - surface trims - surface knit - move/copy surfaces - mirror surfaces

The following are the key parts/models you will deal with in surface modelling using SOLIDWORKS.

  • Blueprint setup
  • Modelling of propellers, radars
  • Modelling of the hull, garage doors
  • Modelling of rear seats. middle seats, front seats.
  • Creation of the superstructure
  • Final assembly model of the Predator Yacht



Advanced Sheet Metal Design

Sheet Metal application provides an environment for the design of sheet metal parts used in machinery, enclosures, brackets, and other parts normally manufactured with a brake press. Siemens NX sheet metal design software incorporates material and process information in sheet metal-specific modelling features: bends, flanges, tabs, cutouts, beads, dimples, louvres, corner and edge treatments, patterns, and other formable features. You can also quickly convert solid models to sheet metal components, and create sheet metal parts that enclose other components. More than 85% of Sheet metal industries use NX CAD as a design tool. 


You will learn the Sheet Metal module of NX CAD [UG NX] software. At the end of this course, you will be able to implement sheet metal design constraints. You will also be able to easily create real-time industry models of sheet metals. 

In this module, you will learn how to create the sketches in NX CAD

  • Creation of lines, circles and squares
  • Specifying the dimensions
  • Pattern creation

Understanding Tabs and Flanges

  • Contour flange
  • Advanced flange
  • Jog flange
  • Hem flange
  • Corners, closed corners & overlapping corners in sheet metals


Adds a flange to an angle to a planar face and adds a bend between the two.


Creates a base feature by extruding a sketch along a vector, or adds material by sweeping a sketch along an edge or chain of edges.


Advanced flange


Joggles


Lightning Cutouts


In this module, you will get a thorough understanding of:

  • Edge rip
  • Convert utility
  • Cleanup utility
  • Reliefs 
  • Face optimization 
  • Forming sheet metal from solid

In this module, you will gain experience in:

    • Beads creation
    • Dimple creation
    • Emboss creation
    • Mirror features
    • Feature patterns
    In this module, you will get an understanding of

      • Neutral file data
      • Surface extraction 
      • Adjacent and tangent face selections 
      • Flattening & Thickening 

      Projects Overview

      In this project, the student will create application-oriented features such as beads, hinge creations, hem flange creations.



       

      In this project, the student will create application-oriented features such as beads, hinge creations, hem flange creations.



       

      In this project, students will learn the applications of louvers in the creation of ventilation for electric casings. Students will also understand the importance of dimple creations in sheet metals in this project.



      Here you will learn how to create sheet metal enclosures for unconventional parts.

      In this project, students will develop the skills required for modelling 3D models by using 2D inputs. Students will also understand the applications of stiffening features in sheet metals. 

      GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING USING NX CAD

      Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a quality control method that is used for defining allowable variation in size, form, orientation, and location using symbols. The purpose of GD&T is to precisely define parts and assembly geometry.


      In this course, you will learn about the Siemens NX CAD software for design, assembly, and drafting of parts. You will train in industry best practices for design and drafting for the proper manufacturing of components. You will also learn the application of different tolerance symbols and datums for parts and assemblies with practical examples. You will work on a project that will introduce you to drafting using the GD&T application by designing a butterfly valve. 


      In this module, you will study about GD&T and its uses. After your first class, you will be able to understand the basics such as:
      • Difference between traditional dimensioning and GD&T
      • Benefits of GD&T
      • How to read a feature control frame
      • Technical standards- ASME Y14.5M-2009
      • Different symbols used in GD&T, cover, and feature of size

      In this module, you will learn about the governing rules of GD&T. After this class, you will have an understanding of:

      • Rule No. 1 (i.e. Taylor principle a.k.a envelope principle)
      • Rule No. 2 (Regardless of feature size)
      • 14 symbols used in GD&T
      • Flatness, straightness, cylindricity, and circularity tolerances
      • MMC, LMC, and RFS conditions
      • Various examples for form tolerances

      In this segment, you will study the following topics:

      • What are datums and how to apply datums to parts
      • Datum reference features
      • Datum feature modifiers
      • How to calculate virtual condition
      • Conjugated datums

      At the beginning of this section, you will have built a good base for learning complex tolerances. In this section you will learn:

      • Profile of a surface and profile of a line
      • Perpendicularity tolerance, parallelism tolerance, and angularity tolerance
      • Composite profile tolerance
      • Various examples for orientation and profile tolerances

      Position tolerance is the most widely used tolerance in GD&T.


      In this section we will go through:

      • Understanding true position
      • Projected tolerance
      • Composite tolerances
      • Tolerance zones- cylindrical, rectangular, spherical
      • Examples of position tolerance

      By now, you will have enough knowledge to read an entire GD&T drawing and understand it. In this section, you will learn about some tolerances that are not widely used in the industry but are mentioned in the ASME standard

      You will learn:

      • Coaxiality
      • Symmetricity
      • Circular and Total Run Outs
      • Examples

      In this part, you will study complex GD&T drawings and understand every individual tolerance and the message the tolerance conveys.



      Projects Overview

      In this project, you will be working on modelling, assembly, and drafting of a butterfly valve.

      Using the Seimens NX CAD software, you will model different components of a butterfly valve. 
      • Butterfly valve body 
      • Shaft
      • Disc Plate 
      • Lever
      • Retainer 
      • Nut
      Preparation of a draft drawing with GD&T is done for all the parts modelled and an assembly of the butterfly valve is made and a draft with GD&T is prepared.

      Working on this project will help you understand how to apply GD&T to the parts so that the parts can be manufactured and assembled properly with proper finish and quality.

      Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD

      The Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD course provides an outline of the current Body in White (BIW) component design factors and detailed explanations about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability. In this course, the modern design methodology is examined, covering Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and how determining product end-use requirements is essential to creating successful contemporary products. 

      Upon completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered during the creation of first-rate BIW components. You can start your career as a design engineer in any sheet metal domain and with 2 to 3 years of experience, you can become a full-fledged BIW engineer.



      This is an introductory session where students are introduced to the basics of automobiles along with different models of car bodies. Students will also learn about the different stages of vehicle development that a car will go through before reaching the customer. Students will also learn about the three years of development activity.

      • In this session, the student will be introduced to the basics of automotive BiW. The basics of steel and its properties are covered in details because steel is an important component used in automobiles. The steps that are followed in the selection of the material will be discussed as well. Studnets will be given an introduction into the cross-functional teams and the need to coordinate with them along with examples of master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.




      We will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side doors, and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.


      • Design Requirements

      • Functional Requirements

      • Regulations

      • Gap and Flushness Requirements

      • Safety Requirements


      In this module, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminum cast to the steel deep draw part. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:


      • Seal surface width was the same as the aluminum liftgate

      • Tailgate outer parting was maintained as the same

      • Liftgate thickness was modified

      • Gap and flushness were maintained


      When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.