What are embedded systems courses?

From smartphones to automobiles, industrial machinery to mobile devices, and medical apparatus and equipment to kitchen appliances, embedded systems are used practically everywhere. And, this appears as one of the major reasons behind the emergence and growing popularity of embedded systems courses. These cover the fundamentals of devising and writing specific software for embedded systems. Also, these courses teach fundamental information and data about Embedded Systems and Instrumentation and its varied applications.

Embedded systems courses impart both practical and theoretical knowledge. These courses share the processes, practices, methods and the best approach to employ real-time operating systems. Also, these impart knowledge in the fields of Process Control, Measurement Engineering concepts, Instrumentation, and Control Engineering Design Perspectives together with the Concepts of Embedded Systems Design. 

Job Prospects

Pass outs of embedded system courses at the undergraduate level can comfortably serve the following industries:

  •          Process
  •          Manufacturing
  •          Consumer Electronics
  •          Research and Development
  •          Communication Networks
  •          Automation 

At the PG Level

Job Prospects:  

As the scope and role of embedded systems is continuously increasing with more and more people using them, pass outs of embedded systems courses at the Master’s level can find suitable job roles in the following industries:

  • Automation
  • Communication Networks
  • Manufacturing
  • Process
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Research and Development

 

Skill Sets Required:

You need to either have the following attributes before enrolling into or be ready to acquire the same while pursuing postgraduate embedded systems courses:

-          Problem Solving Skills

-          Quick at decision making

-          Solid Foundation: One should have a strong base and a thorough understanding of the fundamentals taught to her/him during the undergraduate program.

-          Research Skills: Students with research capabilities will have an edge over the others. Notably, this is what many of the top companies look for.

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At the Undergraduate Level

Eligibility Criteria

For seeking admission into the embedded systems courses at the undergraduate level, aspirants must have passed 10+2 examinations or higher secondary education with a minimum of 45 percent, and Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their core subjects.

Admission Process

Invariably starting with scoring well in any of the common entrance exams, the admission process for embedded systems courses at the undergraduate level aims at exploring the capabilities, attitude and aptitude of candidates.

In order to enrol into the B Tech Real Time Embedded System course, candidates need to secure good ranks in national/state and college-specific entrance exams, including Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE), and SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE), among others. Majorly, these entrance exams are based on the syllabus of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry studied in the grades 11 and 12.

After clearing any of the aforementioned entrance exams, aspirants get calls for counselling sessions from different engineering colleges based on the cut-off limit decided by college authorities. During the counselling, college representatives interview aspirants about their preferred areas of specialisation and accordingly, allocate them their seats.

Duration, Delivery Type, and Fee Structure

As engineering colleges and universities run different embedded systems courses and follow the different curriculum, the duration, delivery type and fee structure vary accordingly. 

Type

Fee Structure

Duration

Full-time

25K to 60K per semester

4 years

 

At the Postgraduate Level

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must possess a graduation degree in engineering or any other equivalent in related fields to be eligible for enrolling in embedded systems courses at the Master’s level.

Admission Process

Score attained in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which is conducted across India and evaluates a candidate’s understanding of the various subjects taught at the undergraduate level, is considered for admission to postgraduate embedded systems courses by many colleges in India. GATE is hosted jointly by the seven IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras) on behalf of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Department of Higher Education.

Many other reputable colleges across India other than IITs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) also accept GATE scores for admission to postgraduate embedded systems courses. Along with the GATE score, some colleges call students for the personal interview round too.

Following are the reputable Indian colleges that offer embedded systems courses at the Master’s level:

- National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

- Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

- National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 

- Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

- Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat 

- National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 

 

Delivery Type, Duration and Fee Structure of embedded systems courses

 

Type

Fee Structure

Duration

Full-Time Program

INR 50,000 to INR 5 lacs per annum

2-years

Distance Learning

 

INR 56,000 for the entire course

2-years

 

 

Embedded Systems Specializations at UG Level

The areas of specialisation offered under B Tech in Real Time Embedded Systems include:

Embedded Computing

This area of specialisation under the embedded system courses teaches about the combination of computer hardware and software, either fixed in capability or programmable, that is designed for a specific function or for specific functions within a larger system.

 

Complex Systems and Microprocessor

Students pursuing this area of specialisation under embedded system courses gain the complete know-how of a complex system featuring a large number of interacting components (agents, processes, etc.) whose aggregate activity is nonlinear (not derivable from the summations of the activity of individual components) and typically exhibit hierarchical self-organization under selective pressures.

 

Basic Assembly Language Programming

Students are taught a low-level programming language for a computer, or other programmable devices, in which there is a very strong correspondence between the language and the architecture's machine code instructions.

 

Arithmetic Operations

Students learn to deal with methods of representing integers and real values (e.g., fixed- and floating-point numbers) in digital systems and efficient algorithms for manipulating such numbers by means of hardware circuits or software routines.

 

Advanced Architectures

This area of specialisation under embedded system courses covers topics like ARM and SHARC, processor and memory organization and Instruction level parallelism, Networked embedded systems: Bus protocols, I2C bus and CAN bus, Internet-Enabled Systems, Design Example-Elevator Controller, etc.

 

Semaphores

Students learn about a variable or abstract data type used to control access to a common resource by multiple processes in a concurrent system such as a multiprogramming operating system.

 

Memory Management

Students are made to study the process of controlling and coordinating computer memory, assigning portions called blocks to various running programs to optimize overall system performance. 

Embedded Systems Specializations at PG Level

The areas of specialisation offered under Master’s level embedded systems courses include:

Cryptography and Network Security

Cryptography is the art or science encompassing the principles and methods of transforming an intelligible message into one that is unintelligible and then retransforming that message back to its original form. Whereas, network security consists of the policies and practices adopted to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources.

 

Multi-core Architectures

When a processor has more than one core to execute all the necessary functions of a computer, its processor is known to be a multi-core architecture.

 

Embedded Systems for Automotive Applications

Automotive electronics or automotive embedded systems are distributed systems, and according to different domains in the automotive field, they can be classified into engine electronics, transmission electronics, chassis electronics, active safety, driver assistance, passenger comfort, entertainment systems and electronic integrated cockpit systems.

 

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

It is a popular technical approach for analysing, designing an application, system, or business by applying the object-oriented paradigm and visual modelling throughout the development life cycles to foster better stakeholder communication and product quality.

 

Other areas of specialisation include:

  • Hardware Software Co-Design
  • Embedded Systems in Biomedical Applications
  • Advanced Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing and Processors
  • Soft Computing
  • Fault Tolerant System Design
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Parallel Programming 

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