IDDD - Computational Engineering

Created by Shreya Gupta, Modified on Wed, 07 Jun 2023 at 11:05 AM by Shreya Gupta

What is Computational Engineering?

Computational Engineering is a growing field that focuses on creating and utilizing computational models for engineering purposes. Currently, there are diverse methodologies encompassed within Computational Engineering, such as employing computational geometry and virtual design for engineering tasks. These approaches often involve a simulation-driven methodology. In Computational Engineering, algorithms are used to solve mathematical and logical models that describe engineering problems, sometimes incorporating elements of AI, particularly Reinforcement Learning.

Which departments offer this course?

The ID-DD program in Computational Engineering draws its curriculum from a diverse range of Engineering and Science disciplines. Several departments, such as Mechanical, Materials & Metallurgy, Mathematics, Physics, Ocean, Applied Mechanics, Civil, Chemical, etc., offer courses within this program.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any undergraduate student pursuing a B. Tech degree at IIT Madras, regardless of their discipline, can qualify for admission to this program, as long as they meet specific minimum academic criteria. The selection process for applicants will be determined by a cutoff based on their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

What are the options after?

Based on the career trajectory they choose, students can anticipate opportunities for placement in a wide range of private and public sector companies as listed below. Their primary roles within these industries will likely involve working in the Research and Development (R&D) and/or Analysis and Design groups:

  •  GE Air-craft engines, GE health care

  •  General Motors, Tata Motors, TVS, Mahindra & Mahindra,

  •  Forbes-Marshal, FL Smidt, Reliance, Thermax, Alpha-Laval,

  •  Tata Steel, Bao Steel, Mittal Steel, Coal India

  •  Fluent, ANSYS, ABACUS, Numeric, ,



  •  Engineering divisions of Software companies: TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Hexaware

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