India is becoming a premier Automobile hub of the world, with all the automobile giants having a presence in India. The quality and skills of the automotive engineers being developed needs to be sharpened in order to satisfy the stringent requirements of the Automobile industry. The M.Tech. Programme in Automotive Electronics of the Amrita School of Engineering, is focused on the design of modern electronic hardware systems for automotive applications.
In addition to the core courses (Foundation Core and Subject Core), a rich set of electives are included in the curriculum, to help the students to enhance their knowledge base in the area of automotive electronics. Additionally, most of the courses offered in the curriculum are supported by a standard learning tool (Software/ Hardware) accepted by the scientific community. This learning-by-doing philosophy adds value to the program, so that the students are well prepared to handle the challenges offered by the rapidly changing and evolving automotive industry.
Faculty members and students have taken up research issues of contemporary relevance and have good publications in highly reputed journals.
Thrust Areas of Research
- Advanced Driver Assistance
- Vehicular Communication and Security
- Electrification and EV's
- Embedded System for Automotive
Amrita-TCS Vehicular Electronics Lab
Well Furnished Lab (Projector and Video Conference facility) equipped with 25 Desktop computers and Individual MATLAB Licenses forM.Tech Automotive Electronics students.
Software Tools available : MATLAB 2020a, CARSIM , CANoe, dSPACE Control Desk
Hardware Tools available: Micro Auto Box-2, Raspberry Pi Model 3B+, Arducam 5MP Cam, ZED Stereo Camera, Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Lidar Lyte, RPLIDAR 360°, Induction Motor, 9 DOF - Razor IMU, Leddar M16 - Multi-Element Sensor Module, Leddar Sensor Evaluation Kit , NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit , Velodyne PUCK LIDAR.
Since the beginning of the program, all students admitted to the program have been employees sponsored by TCS who return to the parent company on completion of the course. Non TCS-sponsored candidates are well equipped to be recruited by OEMs such as Robert-Bosch, Continental and other leading automotive industries.
I joined this course without any experience in automotive domain. This program helped me in understanding the automotive domain, starting from communication protocol to powertrain, EV architecture, RTOS processor design etc. It has helped me in understanding the customer requirement and helping them with optimized solution.