Updated on Aug 23, 2022 04:40 IST
Manashjyoti Hazarika

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In the fast-moving world, it is very important to manufacture and deliver products within the schedule. Failing it not only increases costs but also brings down reputation in the market and annoys the customers. For products like aircraft and automobiles, their design must be sustainable, meet all security standards, aerodynamics, and have enough space. Computer software have helped engineers in designing pre-production models of all such products. CAD, CAM, and CAE are the software that help an engineer in not only modelling of a product but also in finding out vulnerable areas and effective use of raw material.

The growing use of these software in different industries is also witnessing an increase in demand for relevant professionals. A person with working knowledge of CAD, CAM or CAE software can have a good future ahead. CAD programs are extending their reach to designers, architects, researchers, surgeons, and many other professionals. That is the reason the software makers are continuously changing and improving features.

3D CAD modeling software is an essential tool in helping mechanical designers and engineers to create the CAD models of the design intent. These CAD models are used for creating the 2D drawing for manufacturing the parts.

Computer-aided design (CAD) involves creating computer models defined by geometrical parameters. CAD systems enable designers to view objects under a wide variety of representations and to test these objects by simulating real-world conditions.

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is a subsequent process of CAD. CAE is the process of solving engineering problems through the use of sophisticated, interactive graphical software.

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is an application technology that uses computer software and machinery to facilitate and automate manufacturing processes. CAM is the successor of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and is often used along with computer-aided design (CAD).

Simply, it can be said that first, we create the model (virtual prototype) by using CAD software package then we make the analysis of that model CAE software package to check its design aspects and in the last step after validating that design in case it moves to CAM package to generate its tool path required for the manufacturing.

CAD/CAM/CAE course highlight

The average tuition fee for in CAD/CAM/CAE courses ranges from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh. The fee for the postgraduation degree course is between 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs. CAD/CAM engineers interested in pursuing higher studies in this particular discipline may pursue PhD in the subject upon completion of their course. CAD/CAM/CAE professionals are hired in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, education, R&D in industries, and steel plants, space research institutes, power plants, universities, among others.

They are hired in capacities such as Lecturer, Design Engineer, Draft Engineer, R&D Engineer, etc. An approximate entry-level salary of INR 3 lacs per annum is offered to CAD/CAM engineers.

CAD/CAM/CAE course eligibility

Aspirants should be a diploma holder, graduate or postgraduate in streams like Mechanical, Automobile, Production, Industrial, and Polymer Engineering from a recognized institute/university

CAD/CAM/CAE top institutes

Name of Institute


Punjab Technical University


Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (SSIT)


Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU)


Kalasalingam University


Baba Institute of Technology and sciences


Sri Indu Institute of Engineering and Technology


National Institute of Technology


Noida Institute of Engineering and technology

Greater Noida

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 CAD/CAM average salary by Job



Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer

Rs 2.50 Lakhs

Product Development Engineer

Rs 4.00 Lakhs

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

Rs 3.60 Lakhs

Mechanical Engineer

Rs 2.40 Lakhs

Mechanical Design Engineer

Rs 3.27 Lakhs

Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Programmer

Rs 2.40 Lakhs

Tool and Die Maker

Rs 3.00 Lakhs

CAE Engineer

Rs 5.50 Lakhs

Aerospace Designer

7.00 to 9.00 Lakhs

Manufacturing Designer

4.37 to 5.30 Lakhs

Mechanical Designer

3.65 to 11.50 Lakhs

Architectural Designer

2.65 to 6.35 Lakhs

Civil Engineer Technician

3.25 to 5 Lakhs


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What is the fees structure for M.Tech in CAD/CAM in Galgotia University?

pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

3 days ago

M.Tech CAD/CAM fee of Galgotia University for the academic session 2022-23 is Rs 77000 and the exam fee is Rs 10,000/.


I want to know about the fee structure at Design Academy of India for Jewellery Designing (Dream CAD).


Akshay R

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

The basic fee structure at design academy of India for Jewellery Designing is as follows
Highlights of Diploma in Jewellery Design Annual Fees Rs 40,000 to Rs 100000
Salary Rs 200000 to Rs 450000

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