On the source of fixed or slightly modifiable concepts, the designer makes plans using specialized drawing software. Based on the analysis of specifications, the designer (who has several years of experience) acts on the concept definition phase (functionality, effort path, materials, cost, etc.) by having a vision of ‘entire project (from the preliminary project to the manufacturing).


Establish 2D or 3D definition plans of a mechanical part (or a set of parts) with the aim of sending them to the manufacturing company that will produce them, assembling them and then verifying their final assembly.

Golden rules

The software is only a tool at the service of the designer or the designer. It is necessary to optimize working time, but must in no case take precedence over business competence in the field of mechanical parts design. It is therefore an excellent culture of mechanics and of the environment of the parts to be designed that must be owned as a priority.

Working conditions

The designer / designer works in a Design Office (BE). The schedules are adapted to the deadlines and costs of the project, which are often tense!

Training required

• DUT mechanical engineering,
• BTS Design of industrial products.

Possibility of completing your training with a DNTS [1]. The designer / designer must master CAD software [2], CATIA V4 / V5 [3], PRO-ENGINEER, CADD’S 5, AUTOCAD…


1,500 to 1,700 euros gross per month, for a designer at the start of his career. Approximately 2,200 euros gross for a designer at the start of his career.


The classic career development is as follows: Designer Study 1, Designer Study 2, Designer 1, Designer 2, Designer 3. A young beginner with a BTS will very often start with the title of Designer E2. A young engineer from a large school with a design stream can be directly Projector 1. Projector 3 has skills allowing him to access the responsibilities of project manager.

[1] DNTS: National Diploma of Specialized Technology
[2] Computer Aided Design
[3] Design software.