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Published : 25 Jul, 2011 By: Admission Jankari
  • ThinkLABS, a Sine IIT Bombay incubated company, has tied up with the University of Salford, UK, to offer a new course — MSc in robotics and embedded systems.
        “The programme focuses on developing a talent pool with the right skill-sets in the areas of robotics and embedded systems. We would also like to develop a cadre of students who want to excel in the research and development domain in robotics and embedded systems. The course exposes students to practical applications of industrial robotics and embedded systems, opening doors to a very niche sector of employment. According to Nasscom, the Indian embedded systems industry is expected to have a CAGR of over 21.7% and would create over 780,000 jobs. This course also provides the best of knowledge by studying in both UK and India,” says Gaurav Chaturvedi, director, Think LABS.
        The course will be offered in four modules — embedded ‘C’ and ‘RTOS’ programming, designing advanced embedded systems, artificial intelligence and mobile robotics. Students will also be required to present a dissertation emphasising on experiential learning. The one-year programme will be conducted both in Mumbai (first four months) and the University of Salford in UK (eight months).

     Faculties from University of Salford, ThinkLABS and guest faculty from the industry would be involved in teaching the course. Typically, all the modules would be conducted by certified module leaders, assisted by other faculty when required.
        Talking about the edge that students will get on completing the course, Chaturvedi says, “This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of robotics and embedded systems, necessary for them to advance their careers in the fast growing robotics and embedded systems industries. The course provides a number of career opportunities in various industry segments like consumer electronics, robotics and automation, avionics and manufacturing. The programme structure provides students with experiencing the best of both Indian as well as UK education.”

     ThinkLABS will help students find placements after the course is over. Talking about job opportunities, Chaturvedi says, “Graduates can expect to find employment in a range of industries and areas such as robotics design, control systems design and integration, manufacturing automation, software engineering, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, process control, engineering management and research.
        Students, who have minimum of a first division or an honours graduate degree in engineering, information technology, computer science, science or mathematics can apply. Consideration will also be given to candidates who do not possess the above but have the equivalent in relevant industrial and/or professional experience. Such candidates will be considered using the university’s APL and APEL procedures. In addition, an applicant whose mother tongue is not English has to take the IELTS test and score 6.5 or equivalent. The University of Salford will award the degree to the student.
    Four modules Minimum 6.5 in IELTS Four months in Mumbai, eight in UK Degree from University of Salford

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