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COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

The program emphasizes industry readiness, with modules on professional development, communication skills, and industry-oriented projects. Career guidance and placement assistance are also provided to help students kick-start their careers in VLSI design, embedded systems development, semiconductor companies, research organizations, and other related industries.

Overall, the VLSI and Embedded Systems M.Tech program at Apollo University prepares students for successful careers in the dynamic and growing fields of VLSI design and embedded systems, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the industry.


Program Objectives:

The key outcomes a student can expect from the program

  • Master the fundamentals, associated with the different specializations of VLSI and Embedded systems domain.
  • Apply the knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering principles for developing problem solving attitude.
  • 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.
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, imbibe programming skills for development of simulation experiments.
  • Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team with sense of ethics, integrity and social responsibility.
  • Pursue a successful research career in VLSI and Embedded systems field or take on challenging assignments in the industry.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Core Coursework: Students gain a strong foundation in digital and analog circuit design, system-on-chip (SoC) design, advanced VLSI design methodologies, embedded systems architecture, real-time operating systems, and hardware-software co-design.
Advanced Electives: The curriculum provides a wide range of advanced elective courses, allowing students to specialize in areas such as low-power VLSI design, FPGA-based prototyping, ASIC design, embedded system security, wireless sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Industry Collaboration: Apollo University maintains strong collaborations with industry leaders in the VLSI and embedded systems domains. Students benefit from guest lectures, workshops, and industry-sponsored projects, gaining practical exposure and insights into current industry practices and trends.
Hands-on Experience: The program emphasizes hands-on learning through dedicated laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software tools. Students work on industry-standard design tools, FPGA development boards, microcontrollers, and simulation environments, gaining practical skills in system design, verification, and testing.
Research Opportunities: Students have opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty members. The program encourages research 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):
  • S. No Semester-I Semester-II Semester-III & IV
    1 Digital System Design IC Fabrication Technology Internship/
    2 Analog IC Design ASIC Design Project Phase I
    3 Digital IC Design Embedded System Design
    4 Real Time Operating Systems AI with Smart Systems
    5 Design with Microcontrollers Elective I: Internship/
    6 Oops Through JAVA Elective II: Project Phase II
    7 FPGA Design Laboratory VLSI Circuit Design     Laboratory
    8 Microcontrollers Laboratory Embedded Systems  Laboratory

PROGRAM FEE AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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

EMPLOYABILITY AREAS

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)
  • Application software engineer (Device Drivers)
  • Software test engineer Embedded Hardware Engineers
  • Board (hardware) validation engineer
  • Product Application Engineer (PAE) Marketing and Sales