Paladugu Parvathi Devi College of Engineering & Technology

VLSI Design & Embedded Systems

The Master of Technology programmes are two-year course-based programmes. Students take about 12 courses from within and outside the department, according to the programme requirements. The courses offered are of high standard, many include advanced topics and topics based on recent research. The M.Tech (VLSI DESIGN AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS) programme is offered jointly with the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE).

The M.Tech project forms a major part of the course. Students work on their project with the guidance of a faculty advisor for over a year.

The course requirements for M.Tech (Vlsi design and embedded systems) are as follows.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 64 credits for M.Tech (Vlsi design and embedded systems) based on the following structure.

What is VLSI and Embedded Systems?

The M.Tech program in VLSI and Embedded Systems will cover the fundamentals and engineering aspects of designing and developing IC-based systems.

Traditionally, VLSI technology has emerged out as a successful conglomeration of two streams: Material Science and Electrical Engineering. The state of the art VLSI technology requires research in physical devices as well as novel design and development of electrical circuits.

What will I study in the course?

The VLSI program will focus on the development of hands-on skills in designing semiconductor devices and circuits, architecting systems using embedded components such as CPU, memory and peripherals.

Students will learn several topics that cut across different domains, starting from the lowest level of physical devices to the top level of application development. Students will learn CMOS VLSI Design, SOC Design, Advanced Embedded Systems, VLSI Design and Verification, Design of Analog and Mixed-Mode VLSI circuits, Real- Time OS, Advanced Microcontrollers, Low-Power VLSI Design and more.

Duration: 2 years (64 credits)

Thermal Engineering

About the Course

The Thermal Engineering course lays emphasis on real-time applications of fluid flow and heat transfer in Thermal energy systems, Cryogenic Engineering and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning etc. It trains students in the design, development and simulation and enables them to explore new areas in Thermal Energy Systems and allied sciences.

Salient Features

The aim and the purpose of this course is to:

  • Impart education in the fields of Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermal Design and development of various components.

  • Instill advanced knowledge of the sciences in the relevant fields.

  • Augment formal training through lectures, hands-on training courses and workshops.

  • Provide access to the latest computational fluid dynamics software packages such as ANSYS– fluent, Star CCMe, CFX, Pro-E-Wildfire, CatiaV5, AutoCad 2012,Solidedge, Solidworks 2012,Nastron ,Ansys 13.0 and Abaqus.

  • Enhance practical know-how through industry – institute interaction.

Core Structure

Thermal Engineering is a two year (four semester) course in which the first two semesters deal ith theory subjects and laboratories and the third semester deals with theory and project work – phase-I and the fourth semester is fully dedicated to project work.

# Core Subjects Elective subjects
1 Advanced Engineering Mathematics Computational Fluid Dynamics
2 Advanced Heat Transfer Renewable Energy Systems
3 Advanced Thermodynamics Cogeneration & Waste Heat Recovery Systems
4 Advanced Fluid Mechanics Energy System Modeling & Analysis
5 Instrumentation in Thermal Systems Advanced power Plant Engineering
6 Refrigeration Systems Design Fundamentals of Turbulence Modeling
7 Fuels and Combustion Refrigeration Machinery & Components
8 Advanced Internal Combustion Engineering Cryogenic Engineering
9 Environmental Engineering & Pollution Control Food Processing, Preservation & Transport
10 Thermal Energy Systems
11 Fans, Blowers & Compressors
12 Quantitative and Qualitative Research
13 Energy Management and Audit

Eligibility Criteria

The students with B.E. Mechanical, Automobile, Aeronautical engineering or equivalent thereof are eligible to join in the course.

Summer Training

Every student is required to undergo summer training during his vacation period to become aware of the current practices in the industry.


In-house projects are carried out in various areas such as solar energy-FPC (Flat Plate Collectors), solar based agricultural dryers, flow over submerged bodies like vehicles, Flows and combustion analysis in internal combustion engines, particulate matter settlement -analysis of cyclone separator, CFD analysis of catalytic converter, thermal analysis of electronic cooling system, heat transfer in porous media, cooling of turbine blades, alternate fuels etc.

Job Opportunities

Thermal engineering has a wide scope of employment in India as well as abroad. Engineers are employed in the areas of research, development, design and application. There are campus recruitment drives conducted by leading industries and students normally find placement even before completing their coursework and project. Some of the industries involved are: TATA Motors Ltd, Hyundai Motors Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Maruthi Suzuki Motors Ltd, Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Motors, TCS Ltd., Vestas and Visteon etc.