Product design bridges your big ideas and the final product you dream of creating. It's not just about bringing new ideas to life; it's also about making current products better so they work more smoothly and are easier to make. Product management is important here because it helps in making products that are good for the environment, are creative in solving problems, and can kickstart a business.
The M.Tech Product Design and Management course at IIIT-Hyderabad is a special program that mixes product design, tech (IT), and business skills. This mix is important for any business that wants to use technology to do better or start-ups that are all about tech. Here's why this course could be a game-changer for you:

  • Learn Important Skills: You'll get hands-on experience with technology, understand how engineering works in the real world, and learn all about managing products.
  • Best of Both Worlds: Normally, companies have to choose between hiring managers and teaching them about products or hiring engineers and teaching them how to manage. This program makes you skilled in both areas, saving you and future employers time and effort.
  • Become a Product Manager or Entrepreneur: After finishing this course, you can choose to lead product development teams or start your own tech company.

Think of this program as your training ground to become a leader in creating and managing tech products. It's designed to give you all the tools you need to succeed in the digital world, whether you want to manage innovative products or start your own tech business.

focus areas

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Products
ICT products are used to communicate information in a digital form. There are various types of ICT products for Digital Transformations, Retail systems, Banking Systems Education, Web-based, Mobile and Online Classroom learning to become more interactive, visualisable and accessible means. These processes are adopted to make innovative techniques for creating a smart learning environment to nurture young talent.
IoT – Internet of Things
Machine – Machine and Person – Computer communications will be extended to things from everyday household objects to sensors & monitoring devices. Everything around us falls within communications range, heralding the dawn of new era, one in which todays internet (of data and people) gives way to tomorrow’s “Internet of Things”.
Wearable Computing
Wearable computing has been experiencing growth with exciting products in the fields of medicine, sports, fitness, and entertainment. It poses new challenges and opportunities for people to design, interact, communicate and experience the environment around them.

Curriculum for Batch - Monsoon 2023 to Spring 2025

MTech – Product Design and Management (PDM)
Courses & Credits requirements
Courses Code Credits Remarks
Program Core Course 14 All core courses must be completed
Design Thinking – Research to Define PD1.301 2
Design Thinking – Idea to Evaluate PD1.401 2
User Research Methods CS9.501 2
Product Management 101 PD2.401 2
Business Fundamentals PD2.421 4
Business Finance PD2.422 2
Design Electives 6 Must complete 6 credits of Design electives
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) PD1.501 2
Design of Wearable systems PD1.502 2
Product Design Workshop PD1.411 2
Game Design and Engineering CS9.438 4
User Interaction and Usability of Digital Products CS5.401 4
Business Electives 6 Must complete 6 credits of Business elective
Technology Product Entrepreneurship CS9.424 4
Organizational Operations PD2.423 2
Product Marketing PD2.501 4
Product Lifecyle Management PD2.502 4
Bridge/Technology/Systems 8 or 12 Minimum of 8 credits
Maximum of 12 credits
Software systems development (SSD) CS6.302 4
Software Engineering (SE) CS6.401 4
Information security audit and Assurance CS8.402 4
IoT Workshop CE9.609 4
Data Systems CS4.401 4
Statistical Methods in AI CS7.403 4
Responsible and Safe AI Systems CS7.405 4
Open Electives*** 4 or 8 Minimum of 4 credits
Maximum of 8 credits*
Final Project**** PD9.403 & 404 24 Final project is 24 credits
Industry / Institute Seminars***** 0 No credits (pass/fail course). Participation is mandatory.
Total Credits 66 Students should complete. 66 credits to graduate
* The total number of credits combined for Bridge/Technology/Systems /Open elective shall not exceed 16 credits.

    For example:

  1. Bridge/Technology/Systems: Take 12 credits in this category. This will leave 4 credits for Open Electives. (Total: 12 + 4 = 16 credits)
  2. Bridge/Technology/Systems: Take 8 credits in this category. This allows you to take 8 credits
    in Open Electives. (Total: 8 + 8 = 16 credits)

** Apart from the listed courses, some other courses offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as a Bridge /Technology /Systems Elective with the consent of the Program Head

*** Any course offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as an open elective with the consent of the program head

**** Students must complete minimum of 28 credits to become eligible for the Final Project
***** Students must “Pass” the “O” credit Industry /Institute seminar course to become eligible for the final project. It is recommended to take it in the first and second semester.

    Academic Performance

  • Minimum CGPA of 6.0 needed to receive the M.Tech degree.

    Residency Requirements:

  • Full-time students: Minimum 4 semesters and Maximum 6 semesters to complete the graduation requirements, failing which they will be terminated from the program.
  • "M.Tech program may be pursued concurrently with your work": Currently, this option is available for Industry / Self sponsored candidates & Startups.