Mechanical Engineering (Tool and Die)

Salient Features of the Course


Programme Title

Diploma course in Mechanical Engineering (Tool and Die)


Entry Qualification

Matriculation and as per norms laid down by the AICTE / State Board of Technical Education (10+)                       


Course Duration 

4 years


Type of course    

Full time     


Pattern of Course

Annual System



Mechanical engineering (tool and die) is the branch of engineering that applies the principles of physics and material science for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical system. It involves the production and usage of making design for the tool, production and operation of machines. This field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, Thermodynamics, Material science, Jigs and fixtures, Press tools, Forging dies and Plastic Engineering. Tool and Die Engineers use these core principles along with the tools like computer aided manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, and Product life cycle management to design and analyze plants, equipments and machineries. 


  • It includes measuring out the design on the raw material (usually metal), then cut it to size and shape using manually controlled machine tools (such as lathes, milling machines, grinding machines and jig grinders) and hand tools (such as files, hones and stones). Computer-aided-design and Computer-aided machining are also used to perform these tasks
  • Using common tools like metal forming rolls, lathe bits, milling cutters and form tools for production of products.
  • Using precision fixturing or machine tools to manufacture, hold or test products during their fabrication
  • Making punches, dies, steel rule dies and die sets

Main Subjects :Four Year Diploma Curricula

  • Material Science
  • Computer Applications 
  • Workshop Technology
  • Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Heat Treatment
  • Engineering Metrology
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Tool Design Theory(Press tools, Jigs and Fixtures)
  • Tool Design Practice(Press tools, Jigs and Fixtures)
  • Tool Design Theory(Plastic Moulds)
  • Tool Design Practice(Plastic Moulds)
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • CNC Technology
  • Tool Design Theory(Forging and Casting Dies)
  • Tool Design Practice(Forging and Casting Dies)
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Industrial Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Production Planning and Cost Estimation


Further Education

  • Degree through A.M.I.E.
  • Certain Universities admit diploma holders in to 2nd year degree course after entrance exams.
  • One can also diversify into the field of  Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering,  Aeronautics Engineering
  • Post diploma in Plastic Technology offered by CIPET (Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology)
  • Post diploma in Tool Design offered by NTTF (Nettur Technical Training Foundation)

Employment Opportunities

  • Tool and Die Design Engineer
  • Tool room Engineer/Production Engineer
  • Tool Designer/Tool maker/Tool and Die maker
  • Plastic mould maker
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • CNC Programmer/ CAD Engineer
  • Tool room Foreman- (Die Casting)/ Die Casting Executive
  • Machine tools application Engineer
  • Teaching/research/management
  • Self employment scope is also there