VIT-QS

School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)

The School offers Master's Programmes in Automotive Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Embedded Systems, IoT and Sensor Systems, Nanotechnology and  VLSI Design.

It also offers a double degree Programme in M.Tech (IoT and Sensor Systems) with the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany. Research Programmes leading to M.S. and Ph.D. are also offered.

Courses Offered in Vellore Campus:

  • 1. M.Tech. Automotive Electronics
  • 2. M.Tech. Biomedical Engineering
  • 3. M.Tech. Communication Engineering
  • 4. M.Tech. Embedded Systems
  • 5. M.Tech. IoT and Sensor Systems
  • 6. M.Tech. Nanotechnology
  • 7. M.Tech. VLSI Design

Courses Offered in Chennai Campus:

  • 1. M.Tech. VLSI Design
  • 2. M.Tech. Embedded System

M.Tech. Automotive Electronics in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry partners

M.Tech. Automotive Electronics programme focuses on delivering cutting edge technologies to students in the areas such as Automotive power electronics, AUTOSAR and ISO standards, Automotive EMI and EMC standards, and Machine Vision System for Automotive. The Students will be trained in the Core topics starting from Sensors and Engine Management Systems, Vehicle Control Systems, Automotive networking and Protocols, and Electric and Electronics Power Systems for Vehicles.

Our graduates can be placed in leading core companies like Texas Instruments, NXP, Wipro, GE, Motorola, Honeywell, HCL Technologies, Tata Elxsi, RBEI, TATA DELPHI, Volvo, Intel Microchip, Synopsys and also in R & D Organizations involving Embedded System Design and Development of Embedded Software.

Sensor and Engine Management Systems / Microcontrollers for Vehicular systems / Vehicle Control Systems / Automotive networking and protocols / Electric and Electronic Power Systems for Vehicles

Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning / Automotive Power Electronics and motor drives / AUTOSAR and ISO Standards for Automotive Systems / Alternative Drives, Traction and controls / Soft Computing Techniques for Automotive Applications / Automotive EMI and EMC standards / Vehicular information and communication systems / Parallel Programming using Multicores and Graphical Programming Units / Digital Signal Processing and its Applications / Open source hardware and software system design / Machine Vision System for Automotive / Automotive Fault diagnostics / Emission control and diagnosis / Vehicle safety systems / Vehicle bodies / Engine peripherals/ Vehicle security and comfort systems.

Ingersoll Rand Inc., Aptiv, Valeo, Delphi, Infineon, Renault Nissan Business Center

Virtual Instrumentation Lab is equipped with dSPACE, NI LabVIEW along with CRIO Reconfigurable Chassis, CRIO Embedded System Development Evaluation Kit, NI Vision Development Module, 24 Bit Thermocouple, Differential Analog I/P Module, CRIO Analog Input module, CRIO Intelligent Real Time Embedded Controller, NI PXI CAN Interface Series , NI myRIO with stratom-CAN -adapter and Data Acquisition Modules (NI-DAQ).

Sensors and ECU Development Lab is featured with softwares like Keil IAR Embedded Workbench Freescale Codewarrior, MPLAB IDE, AVR Studio and Arduino IDE for Embedded Applications. This lab contains embedded development boards for 8051, ATMEGA32 and PIC18 Microcontrollers.

Also equipped with MSP430 Launchpad Stellaris Launchpad, Tiva Launchpad, LPC2148 - ARM Development Board, LPC2129 - ARM + CAN Development Board, HCS12 - Automotive Microcontroller Board for In-Vehicle Networking Applications, Raspberry Pi - 2, 3, 4 Boards, SIM 900 GSM Modem, GPS Receiver Kit,HC-05 Bluetooth Modules,BLE Mini,GPS LoRa Tracker, ESP8266 + Node MCU Wi-Fi Module, Yokogawa Mixed Signal Oscilloscope DLM3024 with CAN + CAN FD + LIN trigger and analysis

In this lab, CANoe V7.1 software (comprehensive software tool for development, test and analysis of individual ECUs and entire ECU networks ) with CANoe Option .LIN, CANoe Option .MOST, CANoe Option .FlexRay, CANcaseXL V2.0 hardwares for entire development process – from planning to system-level test.

Circuit Simulation and PCB Fabrication Lab is facilitated with two layered PCB fabrication machine and MATLAB 2018.

M.Tech. Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: It combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Due to this diversity, it is typical for a biomedical engineer to focus on a particular subfield or group of related subfields with a major specialization in Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomaterials, Clinical Engineering, Biomechanics, Artificial organs, Medical Imaging and Rehabilitation Engineering.

  • Biomedical Engineering in hospitals, Scientists in R&D institutes.
  • Design Engineering in Medical Devices industry.
  • Healthcare Research analysts / consultants.
  • Entrepreneurs in the ever-developing medical services industry.
  • Healthcare Managers / Health Technology Service Providers.

Anatomy & Physiology (Bridge Course) / Biomedical Sensors and Data Acquisition Techniques / Biosignal Processing and Analysis / Biomedical Equipment / Embedded Systems and IoT for Biomedical Applications / Medical Image Processing / Project Work.

Physiological Control Systems / Medical Robotics / MEMS & NEMS for Biomedical Applications / Micro and Nano Fluidics / Data Mining in Healthcare / Big Data Analytics in Medical Applications / Medical Imaging Techniques / Artificial Neural Network / Networking and Information System in Medicine / Biomaterials / Rehabilitation Engineering / Digital Healthcare and Medical Standards / Health Care Management

GE Healthcare, Robert & Bosch, Ostrich Mobility, Narayana Nethralaya, Philips Healthcare, Skanray Technologies, BPL Healthcare, Trivitron Healthcare, Agiliad Technologies.

  • Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory is equipped with human skeleton, individual bones, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, clinical ECG monitor, ABO blood group starter kit, ESR and Hemoglobin meters, Harris mat, fibre optic organ models of brain, ear, eye, heart and lung
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory is equipped with Electrocardiography system, Electromyography system, ECG Telemetry system, Electroencephalography system, Phono-cardiography, Cobe centry-Hemodialysis equipment, Electrocare-Ventilator, Maquet-Heart Lung machine, X-ray machine, Shortwave Diathermy, Surgical Diathermy and Audiometer.
  • Biosignal Processing Laboratory is equipped with MATLAB software.
  • Biomedical Image Processing Laboratory is equipped with Philips Ultrasound machine and MATLAB software.
  • Biochemistry laboratory is equipped with Auto analyser, Colorimeter, Flame photometer, Centrifuge Water bath.

M.Tech. Communication Engineering

The programme impart in-depth knowledge of communication engineering theory and practice sessions by exposing them to various fields like Digital & Wireless communications, Wireless networks, Optical communications, Microwave circuits and signal processing.

The objective of the programme is to develop communication engineers to meet the increasing demand for manpower in the field of communication technology and also to pursue further studies.

Advanced Digital Communication / Advanced Digital Signal Processing / Advanced Antenna Engineering / Advances in Wireless Networks / Fiber Optic Communication and Networks

Modern Wireless Communication Systems / Modeling of Wireless Communication Systems / Modern Satellite Communication / Coding for MIMO Communication / High Performance Communication Networks / Mobile Adhoc Networks / Advanced Wireless Sensor Networks / RF and Microwave Circuit Design / Microwave Integrated Circuits / Image processing and Feature Extraction / Multirate Systems / Adaptive Signal Processing / Optical Broadband Access Networks / RF MEMS / Information and Network Security

Communication & Networking Lab : The communication Engineering laboratory is equipped with various hardware equipments to carry out various experiments. The hardware equipments include Digital storage oscilloscope (60 MHz and 200 MHz), EXA Signal Analyzer, RF Signal Generator, Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Multipurpose lab station, Digital IQ Modulation Set, Multiple output power supply, Wireless Software Defined Radio (900 MHz and 2.4 GHz), Sensor Module from Sensenut, Radio Module with Integrated Antenna, Gateway Module with USB cable, Gateway Module Wireless, TL Sensor Module (Temp. & Light), HTP Sensor Module (Humidity, Temp & Pressure) and GAP Sensor Module (GPS, PIR & Accelerometer). In addition to hardware equipments, the communication engineering and networking laboratory has simulation tools which include NetSim Version 9, Qualnet 7.1, Multisim ver. 10, Matlab 2015, Broadband wireless simulator.

Optical Communication Lab : Optical Communication lab is equipped with Arbitrary Function Generators, Semiconductor Lasers, Silicon Photo detectors, Optical fiber Laboratory System-A, Helium Neon Lasers, Fiber Optic Bench top Laboratory with WDM Technology-Light runner, Optical Experimental setups. LIGHT RUNNER from Fiber Optika Technologies is a utilized in the optical communication lab for projects in Photonics and Optical Communications Technologies. Simulation tools include OptSim 5.2, OptSim 2015.12 and OptiSystem 13.0.3.

Microwave Lab : Microwave lab facilitates the students and researchers to design RF & Microwave passive circuits, Antennas and active circuits like amplifiers, oscillators and. The lab is equipped with RF signal generators, Power meters, Microwave test bench setup(X-band), MIC trainer kit, VSWR meters, Waveguide accessories and antennas. Simulation softwares include CST MW Studio, Ansoft HFSS, Agilent ADS and AWR Microwave Office will help in the design analysis of lumped and planar circuits.

Digital Signal Processing(DSP) / Image Procesing (IP) Lab : The DSP/IP lab focuses on fundamentals of signal processing, advanced DSP, estimation and detection, multirate signal processing, image compression and also provide solutions to work with real time signal processors. The lab is equipped with Texas TMS320C6713 DSP Starter Kit, Image Daughter Card, Digital Media Developer Kit, CC Studio IDE, MATLAB, Video Capture Frame Grabber, Real Time image Processing Software WiT S/W.

  • The programme prepares professionals with advanced knowledge of their respective fields through various projects & research work, so that they can serve Industry, R&D Organisations and academic Institutions.
  • Placement in leading core communication companies like Reliance Communications, Honeywell Technologies, Tata Technologies, Texas Instruments, National Instrumnets, CISCO, IBM, Intel, Agilent, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Danfoss, CEwit, Bosch India, Broadcom Corporation, Sankalp, Altera, Cadence, Tektronics, Genesys, GE Healthcare, Schneider Electric, ST Microelectronics, Philips, Wipro.

M.Tech. Embedded Systems

M. Tech. Embedded Systems programme focuses on building an intelligence mechanism to deliver cutting edge technologies to students in the areas such as Processor design, Semiconductor devices, Medical and Consumer Electronics, Avionics, and Automotive industry. The Students will be trained in the Core topics starting from Embedded System Design, Microcontroller Architecture and Organization, Electronic Hardware System Design, Embedded Programming, Real-Time Operating System, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Industrial Internet of Things, and High Performance Computing to the top level of application development.

Embedded System Design / Microcontroller Architecture and Organization / Electronic Hardware System Design / Embedded Programming / Real Time Operating System

  • Advanced Micro Controller and RTOS Lab is equipped with KEIL Simulator Tool, Linux, VxWorks RTOS, AppCOE Simulator, Xilinx Vivado and NI Labview. Associated hardware are MBED NXP LPC1768, ARM 9 and ARM Cortex boards, Xilinx FPGA, Black fin processor, CAN controllers, TELOSB, ULK kit, NVIDIA GPU TESLA K40 and GTX 780. The Lab is housed with 65 State of art computing machines with Windows 2000 server.
  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab is equipped with 8085, 8086 Microprocessors and various interfacing cards, 8051 Flash Microcontroller and various interfacing devices, Embedded developments boards, Keil software.
  • Networking Lab is equipped with Qualnet Simulator with 30 user licenses and research license, Riverbed Modular Academic Version, Dell PowerEdge 7 Series server and 60 State of art computing machines, Asus and Netgear Layer2 & Layer3 Switches, Wireless Router and Ethernet cards.

In Vehicle Networking / Wireless and Mobile Communication / Advanced Processors and its applications / Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility in ESD / Advanced Digital Image Processing / Fault Tolerance and Dependable Systems / Advanced Embedded Programming / Design and Analysis of Algorithms / Virtual Instrumentation Systems / Embedded System design using FPGA / Hardware Software Co-design / Modern automotive electronics systems / AUTOSAR and ISO Standards for Automotive Systems / Intelligent IoT System Design and Architecture / Advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning / Scripting Languages for Design Automation / Parallel Processing and Computing

Automotive Electronics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, Heterogeneous computing, Device Driver and RTOS are identified as intensive research domains and involved in the industrial and research projects of Department of Science and Technology, DRDO, ISRO, Robert Bosch, CSIRO, etc.

Our students are recruited for internships at Texas Instruments, NXP, Wipro, GE, Motorola, Honeywell, HCL Technologies, Tata Elxsi, RBEI, TATA, DELPHI and more.

M.Tech. IoT & Sensor Systems *

The programme provides a greater orientation towards principles of sensors, data acquisition, signal analysis, embedded systems, sensor networking, and control and automation. The programme also motivates the students to explore sensors used in various domains such as automotive, medical, aerospace, agriculture and communication etc. The programme also offers a course in the allied fields of neural networks, signal processing and control systems to help the students master the signal processing and optimal control of the sensor centric systems. The students are exposed to recent developments in these areas through industrial visits to research organizations, industries, guest lectures, hands-on training based workshops etc. *The students are offered a chance to undergo a twinning programme at the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany. These students are awarded degrees by both Universities.

  • All major Industries and R&D Organisations involved in the development of Smart Sensors, Controls, Sensor Fabrication, Embedded Solutions and Micro Systems.
  • Hardware and Software Companies.

Principles of Sensors / Data Acquisition and Hardware Interfaces / Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems / Control Systems / Micro Systems & Hybrid Technology / Wireless Sensor Networks / Integrated Wave Optics / Chemical Sensors / Project Work.

RF and Microwave Sensors / Automotive Sensors / Biomedical Sensors / Bio Sensors / Product Design, Management Techniques and Entrepreneurship / Softcomputing / Signal Processing and Data Analytics / Flexible and Wearable Sensors/ Micro and Nano Fluidics/ Softwares for Embedded Systems/ Environmental Sensors/ Nanomaterials and Sensors/ Sensors for Harsh Environment.

CEERI, Tata Motors, ISRO, Volkswagen, LEOS, VSSC, Orion Industries, DRDO, GE Health Care, DMRL, Robert Bosch, NIOT, Honeywell Technologies, CSIO, WIPRO, CGCRI, IGCAR-DAE.

  • Sensors Systems Laboratory is equipped with Sensors of various types, Sensors signal conditioning modules, Agilent lab station, Digital storage oscilloscope, Keithyley Pico-ammeter, Thermal imaging aamera, Hot wire anemometer, Vibration sensor kit, Digital LCR meter, Temperature bath, Infrared thermometer, Laser optical displacement sensor, Agilent network analyser, Agilent spectrum analyser, Agilent logic analyser.
  • Chemical Sensor Laboratory is equipped with Sputtering unit, Hydraulized motor press, Laser Engraver, Chemical wet etch bench, Flat screen printer with vacuum worktable, LCR meter, Source IV meter, Furnace, Ultrasonic cleaner, Optical microscope, Digital balance, Gas sensing setup.
  • MEMS Design Laboratory is equipped with Coventorware software, COMSOL Multiphysics and Intellisuite software.
  • Data Acquisition Laboratory is equipped with Lab VIEW, NI ELVIS Trainer Kit, cDAQ, cRIO computer controlling Board, NI ELVIS, Multisim, NI ELVIS Quanser DC Motor Control, NI ELVIS Quanser HVAC Trainer, LabVIEW DSP Module for NI SPEEDY-33, NI WSN Starter Kit.

M.Tech. Sensor System Technology (Programme withdrawn in 2019)

The programme provides a greater orientation towards principles of sensors, data acquisition, signal analysis, embedded systems, sensor networking, and control and automation. The programme also motivates the students to explore sensors used in various domains such as automotive, medical, aerospace, agriculture and communication etc. The programme also offers course in the allied fields of neural networks, signal processing and control systems to help the students master the signal processing and optimal control of the sensor centric systems. The students are exposed to recent developments in these areas by means of industrial visits to research organizations, industries, guest lectures, hands on training based workshops etc. The students are offered a chance to undergo twinning programme at University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany. These students are awarded degrees by both the Universities.

  • Principles of Sensors / Data Acquisition and Hardware Interfaces / Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems / Control Systems / Micro Systems & Hybrid Technology / Wireless Sensor Networks / Integrated Wave Optics / Chemical Sensors / Project Work.

RF and Microwave Sensors / Automotive Sensors / Biomedical Sensors / Bio Sensors / Product Design, Management Techniques and Entrepreneurship / Softcomputing / Signal Processing and Data Analytics / Flexible and Wearable Sensors/ Micro and Nano Fluidics/ Softwares for Embedded Systems/ Environmental Sensors/ Nanomaterials and Sensors/ Sensors for Harsh Environment.

  • Sensors Systems Laboratory is equipped with Sensors of various types, Sensors signal conditioning modules, Agilent lab station, Digital storage oscilloscope, Keithyley Pico-ammeter, Thermal imaging aamera, Hot wire anemometer, Vibration sensor kit, Digital LCR meter, Temperature bath, Infrared thermometer, Laser optical displacement sensor, Agilent network analyser, Agilent spectrum analyser, Agilent logic analyser.
  • Chemical Sensor Laboratory is equipped with Sputtering unit, Hydraulized motor press, Laser Engraver, Chemical wet etch bench, Flat screen printer with vacuum worktable, LCR meter, Source IV meter, Furnace, Ultrasonic cleaner, Optical microscope, Digital balance, Gas sensing setup.
  • MEMS Design Laboratory is equipped with Coventorware software, COMSOL Multiphysics and Intellisuite software.
  • Data Acquisition Laboratory is equipped with Lab VIEW, NI ELVIS Trainer Kit, cDAQ, cRIO computer controlling Board, NI ELVIS, Multisim, NI ELVIS Quanser DC Motor Control, NI ELVIS Quanser HVAC Trainer, LabVIEW DSP Module for NI SPEEDY-33, NI WSN Starter Kit.
  • All major Industries and R&D Organisations involved in the development of Smart Sensors, Controls, Sensor Fabrication, Embedded Solutions and Micro Systems.
  • Hardware and Software Companies.

CEERI, Tata Motors, ISRO, Volkswagen, LEOS, VSSC, Orion Industries, DRDO, GE Health Care, DMRL, Robert Bosch, NIOT, Honeywell Technologies, CSIO, WIPRO, CGCRI, IGCAR-DAE.

M.Tech. Nanotechnology

The objective of the M.Tech Nanotechnology programme is in line with the national nano-initiative to equip students with a broad range of skills required in the field of nanotechnology for the development and deployment of nanoscale science, engineering and technology to serve the society through a programme of coordinated research.
The programme was initially supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) – Nano Mission Council, Govt. of India towards student fellowship and to create basic infrastructure. The M. Tech. Nanotechnology Programme is spread over four semesters for the duration of two years with the last one and half semesters being devoted entirely to Project work. The programme provides fundamental as well as practical knowledge to the students who aspire to scientifically solve diverse problems faced by mankind.

Quantum Physics for Nanostructures / Physics and Chemistry of Solids / Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Thin Film Deposition / Nanomaterial Characterization Techniques / Nanoelectronics / Nanophotonics.

The Lab is equipped with niche facilities catering to the growth, characterization and testing of Nanomaterials. State-of-the-art nanomaterial synthesis facilities like Spin Coating unit, Magnetron Sputtering unit, Metal Evaporation unit, Dip Coating unit and wet chemical synthesis facilities & characterization facilities like Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Tunnelling Microscope, Advance Optical Microscope, Raman Spectrometry, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Electrochemical Workstation are facilitated in Synthesis and Characterization Lab.
Advanced Computation and Simulation Lab is equipped with HP DL380, HP DL360 servers and HP Z600 Workstation with following simulation software like Silvaco TCAD, ATK, COMSOL Multiphysics and Matlab

With a professional Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology, students get the opportunity to work as Research Fellows, Scientists, Academicians, System Designers, Research officers for product design in major sectors like Electronics, Materials research, Solar energy, Automobile, Aerospace and Environment engineering.
Being a research-oriented programme most of them get opportunities for PhD abroad with good fellowships, IITs and leading Universities in India. They also join as research fellows in DRDO and CSIR labs, Nanoinstrumentaion companies like Carl Zeiss and other companies.

Semiconductor Device Physics and Technology / MEMS to NEMS / Nanosensors / Carbon Nanomaterials / Lithographic Techniques for Device Fabrication / Plasmonics / Nanomagnetism- Fundamentals and Applications / Energy Technologies / Spintronics / Nanoelectronic Circuit Design.

Dolcera, Tescan, Yash Nanotech, KLA Tencor, India Pistons, Advanced Photonics, NAL, Bangalore, Fore Vision, Hyderabad, SSN Research Center, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute

M.Tech. VLSI Design

The post-graduate programme in VLSI Design at VIT, Vellore aims at providing fundamental concepts related to the design of VLSI circuits and systems. The students of the programme are trained to understand the complete VLSI design flow using various industry-standard Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools like Synopsys, Cadence, etc. The curriculum of VLSI Design has been designed to cater to the ever-changing demands of VLSI industry and needs of the society through research. The focus areas of the programme include Digital system design, Analog & RF VLSI Design, Semiconductor Devices & Modelling.

Digital IC Design / Analog IC Design/ ASIC Design/ Digital Design with FPGA/ Physics of VLSI Devices.

Students are exposed to various industry standard EDA Tools like Cadence, Synopsys, ALTERA and Xilinx Also, they learn to design and implement the digital systems using FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays).

Low Power IC Design / VLSI Testing and Testability/ Scripting Languages and Verification/ VLSI Digital Signal Processing / Computer Aided Design for VLSI/ Memory Design and Testing / Mixed Signal IC Design / RFIC Design / IC Technology / System-on-Chip Design / System Design with FPGA/ Advanced Computer Architecture / Micro Sensors and Interface Electronics/ Nanoscale Devices and Circuit Design / DSP Architectures

IC Design Lab and ASIC Design Lab is fully equipped with industry standard EDA Tools with 60 user licenses for Synopsys IC Bundle and EDA Tools from Cadence. Also the lab facilitates 5 user licences for Synopsys Sentarus TCAD. Students and Researchers can have hands on experience in both analog and digital IC design starting from front end to GDSII.

FPGA/SOPC Lab is equipped with the ALTERA Design Suite, Xilinx Programmable Logic Design Tools, Cypress Semiconductor Microsystems software with 60 user licenses. It is also equipped with the following hardware boards: Cyclone DE1 and DE2 Boards from Altera, Stratix DE3 Board from Altera, Virtex and Spartan Boards from Xilinx and Semiconductor programmable SoC Kits from Cypress for prototyping.