Master of Technology in Composites

Emerging economies like India are focusing on manufacturing indigenous engineering products, with aerospace, defense, and urban mobility being the key sectors. This has increased the use of advanced lightweight composites for weight savings, improving fuel economy, payload, quality, and service life- a trend expected to grow. This calls for highly skilled engineers with proficiency in designing, developing, testing, and manufacturing parts and assemblies involving advanced composite materials.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Ahmedabad University will offer a new Master of Technology programme specialising in Composites from 2024-2025. This programme is being offered in partnership with Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA) who have pioneered design, development and testing of composites. Aligned with industry needs, the programme will provide comprehensive knowledge about composites design and materials, tooling, testing, manufacturing supply chain, quality assurance, and industry-related professional practices.

Programme Structure


  • Mathematics for Composites 
  • Mechanics of Composites
  • Basics of Composites 
  • Communication Skills 


  • Analysis of Composites 
  • CAD of Composites 
  • FEA and CAE of Composites 


  • Autoclave and Out-of-Autoclave Processes
  • Tool Design and Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Quality Inspection and Management


  • Testing and Design Validation 
  • Q&M and Inspection
  • Perspectives on Composites


  • Design Processes for Composites 
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Processes
  • Tooling for Composites


  • Thesis at Industry

Career Pathways

Below is a list of companies that work with Composites

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
  • Boeing
  • Maini Aerospace
  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)
  • Infosys
  • Kineco Limited
  • Arvind Advanced Materials
  • Tata Motors
  • Mahindra Defence
  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • HCL Technologies
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Airbus
  • Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)
  • L&T
  • Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Limited
  • Absolute Composites Pvt Ltd
  • Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL)



Why Should You Join Ahmedabad University?

Ahmedabad University is a leading private, non-profit research university offering students a liberal education focused on interdisciplinary learning, practice orientation, and research thinking.

The University has been:

  • Recognised by the Government of Gujarat as a Centre of Excellence. 
  • Accredited with 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • Awarded a 5-star rating, the highest awarded in the Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) for 2021-22 by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Department of Education, Government of Gujarat.
  • Recognised by the UGC under section 12(B) of the UGC Act, becoming one of the very few private research universities to have been awarded this recognition for select research universities.
  • Recognised as a Highly Commended University for Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023.
  • Awarded the AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire Award 2023 for its Foundation Programme.
  • Awarded Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council for achieving the Green Building Standards at our University Centre.

The University, established in 2009, is rooted in the vision of one of India’s finest educational foundations, the Ahmedabad Education Society, which was founded in 1935 by nationalist leaders. Programmes at the University range from bachelors to doctoral levels in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and management through its 12 Schools and Centres:

Amrut Mody School of Management | School of Arts and Sciences | School of Engineering and Applied Science | School of Public Health | Ahmedabad Design Lab | Centre for Heritage Management | Centre for Inter-Asian Research | Centre for Learning Futures | Global Centre for Environment and Energy | International Centre for Space and Cosmology | Sahyog: Centre for Promoting Health | VentureStudio

An urban university, Ahmedabad promotes independent-mindedness and diversity across all dimensions of its activity and helps students mature into critical thinkers who are analytically equipped, practically oriented, and contextually aware global citizens. The University provides a contemporary educational framework that brings liberal arts, sciences, and the professions to engage together in creating new knowledge for addressing complex challenges of the society and in offering majors that merge the boundaries of disciplines to prepare students for the new economy.

Our student-centric pedagogy, project-based approach, and a design-driven curriculum are meant to give graduates an aptitude for complex problem solving, design and innovation, and lifelong learning.
Sunil Kale

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor Kale has over 30 years of experience in teaching and research in mechanical engineering with a specialisation in thermo-fluids. He holds a BTech degree from IIT Delhi (1977), and MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University (1981 and 1984 respectively). He has taught at IIT Delhi since 1989 where he was the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

About School of Engineering and Applied Science

At the School of Engineering and Applied Science we nurture engineers who can learn, analyse and adapt quickly to real world problems. The curriculum facilitates complex thinking by providing project-based learning. The courses offered are compact, smart and focused with deep competence on strategic disciplines. The school hosts specialised, multidisciplinary research centres of impact.