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The School of Technology at The Apollo University offers a Master of Technology in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems program that aims to develop professionally enhance the career opportunities of the students in the field of chip design and embedded system design.
The VLSI and Embedded Systems M.Tech program at Apollo University offers a comprehensive curriculum focused on the design and development of integrated circuits and embedded systems. Students gain expertise in areas such as VLSI design methodologies, system-on-chip (SoC) architecture, digital and analog circuit design, embedded systems programming, and real-time operating systems.
The program provides a strong theoretical foundation and practical skills through hands-on training in industry-standard tools and technologies. Students have access to advanced laboratories equipped with cutting-edge hardware and software resources.
Collaborations with industry leaders enable students to stay updated with the latest trends and practices in the field. They have opportunities to engage in research projects and explore emerging areas like low-power design, FPGA prototyping, and IoT applications.

Program Objectives

  • Master the fundamentals, associated with the different specializations of VLSI and Embedded systems domain.
  • Provide solutions through research to the social relevant issues with the knowledge, techniques, skills in VLSI and Embedded systems domain using the required hardware and modern tools for the benefit of the society.
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in the broad areas like System Design using VLSI and Embedded Platforms and tools, Semiconductor Technologies, Applications in Signal Processing and Communication Networks.
  • Use different software tools in the domain of VLSI and Embedded Systems Design, Analysis and Verification such as Design entry, Synthesis, Functional and Timing Simulation, Floorplanning, Place and route, Layout editors, RTL schematic, Platform specific EDA sets.

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Following are the key features of the M.Tech. VLSI Design and Embedded Systems program at TAU.

Core Coursework: Strong foundation in digital and analog circuit design, system-on-chip (SoC) design, advanced VLSI design methodologies, embedded systems architecture, and hardware-software co-design.
Advanced Electives: Advanced elective courses to specialize in areas such as low-power VLSI design, FPGA-based prototyping, ASIC design, embedded system security, wireless sensor networks, & IoT applications.
Hands-on Experience: Dedicated laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software tools. Students work on industry-standard design tools, FPGA development boards, microcontrollers.
Research Opportunities: Engage in cutting-edge research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty members in areas such as advanced VLSI design, embedded system optimization, emerging technologies, and application- specific hardware development.

Programme Curriculum

  • S. No Semester-I Semester-II
    1 Research Methodology & IPR VLSI Testing and Verification
    2 Analog IC Design Advanced VLSI
    3 Digital CMOS VLSI Design Embedded Software Design
    4 Real Time Operating Systems AI with Smart Systems
    5 Embedded System Design Elective I:
    6 Audit Course: Elective II:
    7 Analog and Digital CMOS VLSI Design Lab Advanced VLSI Design Lab
    8 Embedded System Design Lab Embedded Automation Lab
  • S. No Semester-III Semester-IV
    1 Internship/Industrial Training Major Project


    2 Technical Seminar
    3 Elective-3 (MOOC):


I- Year 1,50,000
II- Year 1,50,000

Scholarship is available for eligible students

Admission of the M.Tech program shall be made subjects to the eligibility qualifications and Specialization prescribed by the University for each Program from time to time.

  1. Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (eg.BE/B.Tech/4 years B.sc Engg/AMIE) in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Science Engineering (CSE), instrumentation (AEI) or related areas.
  2. PG in Engg Science (eg, M.Sc. Physics/M.Sc. Engg, M.Sc.(EE, Electronics, Instrumentation)).
  3. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and awaiting results may also apply.
  4. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their qualifying examination


The M Tech post graduates can explore the employment opportunities in various public and private sectors. They mostly acquire the following positions

  • Regression and Automation Engineer
  • Field Application Engineer (FAE)
  • Corporate Application Engineer (CAE)
  • Application Engineer Technical Support
  • Product Application Engineer (PAE)
  • Embedded Software Engineers
  • System software engineer (Kernel and RTOS)