Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Manufacturing

Master the latest manufacturing technologies that are transforming industrial production and processes.


Enrolments will open soon.

6 months

8-10 hours per week

$1,500 / INR 1,12,500

100% Online

Live sessions with feedback from faculty & recorded classes.

Earn a PG Certificate in Digital Manufacturing to join Industry 4.0

Top-ranked Institute of national Importance

Earn your Post Graduate Certificate from one of the leading institutes of India with state-of-the-art research infrastructure and scientific and engineering instruments.

Learn to design predictive technologies that help increase operational efficiencies

Build skills to design products for additive manufacturing, learn to use CAD and CAM software efficiently, and apply predictive maintenance to minimise machine downtime. Watch the faculty webinar to learn more!

Learn from the experts

Learn from programme faculty who have designed and built 3D printers for institutions in India and the US.

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Program description

Learn the core elements of digital manufacturing from 3D printing to mechatronics.


In this programme, you will learn the fundamentals of different additive manufacturing processes, computer-aided design and its implementation through computer graphics, computer-aided manufacturing and its implementation through open-source software, predictive maintenance and mechatronic systems and associated tools.

As you advance through the programme, you’ll learn to:

  • Design for additive manufacturing.
  • Use CAD and CAM software efficiently.
  • Work with microcontrollers and learn the basics of PLC programming and programmable motion control.
  • Use predictive maintenance to save simulation and experimentation costs and time, and minimise maintenance downtime.

Design engineers, production engineers, machine tool builders, product engineers, application engineers, maintenance engineers, will find this programme useful.

Required background

A bachelor's degree in any technology or engineering field with basic knowledge of programming is required to successfully enrol in and complete this programme.

Students pursuing their B.E. or B. Tech. may also enrol in this programme.

Skills you will gain

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D graphics pipeline
  • OpenGL programming
  • SolidWorks tool
  • Essentials of CNC machines & Robotic Arms
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Digital twin and predictive maintenance
  • Microcontrollers

This programme features 5 courses and 5 projects.

Course 1 of 5

Essentials of Additive Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing, popularly known as 3D Printing, is one of the digital manufacturing processes and a key enabler of Industry 4.0. This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of different additive manufacturing processes. It involves a detailed discussion on the working principles, classifications, process parameters, system architecture, etc.

Course 2 of 5

Computer-Aided Design


In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of computer-aided design and its implementation through computer graphics. The course involves topics related to the CAD foundation, 3D Graphics pipeline and its stages, OpenGL programming to implement the stages, and hands-on experience with the SolidWorks CAD tool.

Course 3 of 5

Computer-Aided Manufacturing


In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of computer-aided manufacturing and its implementation through open-source software. The course involves topics related to the Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP), Essentials of CNC machines and Robotic Arms, NC programming, and Toolpath generation through open-source software and CAD/CAM tool PowerShape and PowerMill.

Course 4 of 5

Digital Twin and Predictive Maintenance


In this course, you will be introduced to industrial revolutions, digital twins, rules of modeling, new technologies for digital twins, data-driven smart manufacturing and data-driven predictive maintenance.

Applications/case studies will also be discussed to give a holistic view of the digital twin, smart manufacturing and predictive maintenance.

Course 5 of 5



This course is designed to introduce you to working with mechatronic systems and their associated tools. The course provides information on various types of sensors and actuators and how to work with microcontrollers. Furthermore, PLC programming and programmable motion control are introduced.


Frequently asked questions

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