Be at the forefront of the ‘Smart’ Future

PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sensor Technologies

Build deep expertise in designing and building solutions to thrive in the
ever-growing sensor technology domain

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  • Talentsprint
  • India’s #1University (2015-23) & Research Institute (2021-23)*
  • 6Month Executive Programme
  • 165Hours of LIVE Interactive Sessions
  • 8Days of IISc Campus Immersion
  • *As per NIRF Ranking 2023

Sensor Technology is the Future

"The global sensor market is anticipated to hit around $165.47 billion by 2028. And IoT, automation, and micro-sizing will be the key forces fueling this growth."


Highly In-Demand Expertise in the
Sensortech Industry

"With relevant experience and right skills, you can command remuneration starting from ₹15 lakhs to ₹54 lakhs."

Trending Roles in Sensor Technologies

  • Industrial Automation Engineer
  • Wearable Device Designer
  • Optical Sensor Developer
  • MEMS Design Specialist
  • Biomedical Sensor Developer
  • Environmental Sensor Specialist
  • Smart City Infrastructure Engineer
  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Telematics System Engineer
  • Sensor Data Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Haptic Technology Developer

What is unique about this programme?

Get the IISc Advantage*

  • LIVE Interactive sessions by the distinguished IISc Faculty
  • Practice experiments at the world-class IISc Labs during campus immersion
  • Accelerate your career with certification from India's #1 University and #1 Research Institute*

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Master sensor design, fabrication, and application concepts through immersive learning
  • Industry-vetted curriculum coupled with experiments, capstones and campus immersion
  • Apply learnings via experiments - micro and nanofabrication of sensors and transducers

Career Advancement

  • Become an in-demand specialist contributing to breakthrough sensor-driven projects
  • Explore opportunities in Industry 4.0, Robotics, Healthcare etc.
  • Stay at the forefront of sensor technology advancements with enhanced acumen

Get TalentSprint Advantage

  • Learning on TalentSprint’s patented Digital Platform
  • Network with 10,000+ TalentSprint Deep Tech Alumni
  • Access TalentSprint Career Accelerator

*As per NIRF Ranking 2023

About the Programme

From humble beginnings to the present, sensors have become indispensable, revolutionising industries and how we interact with the world. They can detect a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, providing real-time measurements across diverse domains.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sensor Technologies offers a comprehensive exploration of this exciting field, enabling you to understand, design, and build cutting-edge sensor solutions. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to fabricate, analyze, and integrate sensors effectively, setting you on a path to excel in multiple industries.

This is a 6-month programme where you can experience immersive learning packed with faculty-led interactive sessions, hands-on exercises, real-world case studies, industry-specific modules, campus visits, and capstone projects.

Who are the programme mentors?


  • Programme Director

    Prof. Hardik J PandyaAssociate Professor, Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering, Division of EECS, IISc Bangalore
    Associate Faculty, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing - Division of Mechanical Sciences, IISc Bangalore
    Ph.D. (Microelectronics Technology), IIT Delhi Post-Doc Fellow (Harvard Medical School and University of Maryland)


    labs.dese.iisc.ac.in/beeslab/

    Research Expertise: Micro-electromechanical Systems, Electronics Systems Engineering, Advanced Healthcare Technologies for Screening & Diagnosis, Micro/Nanotechnology based Sensors & Transducers, Biomedical Robotics
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  • Programme Faculty

    Prof. Uttam M. Pal Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication, IIITDM Kancheepuram Ph.D. (Biomedical Optics & Instrumentation), IISc Bangalore


    www.leaplab-iiitdm.co.in

    Research Expertise: Tissue optics: Near-Infrared, Polarization-sensitive, & Raman Spectroscopy Multispectral (Vis-NIR) & Polarization-sensitive Imaging, Biomedical Instrumentation, Product Design, & Development, Modeling & Simulation of Multiphysics Phenomena
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  • Programme Faculty

    Varati Naga Krishna Scientific Officer, Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering, Division of EECS, IISc Bangalore


    Research Expertise: Design of Internet of Things, Design of Analog Circuits, IT Security Standards
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What will I learn?

Covering : Design: 50% Fabrication: 0%Application: 50%

  • Importance and role of sensors in technology
  • Classification of sensors based on sensing principles
  • Sensor characteristics: accuracy, precision, resolution, and sensitivity
  • Sensor selection criteria and trade-offs

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to acquire a foundational understanding of the importance of sensors, classification, characteristics, and the criteria for selecting the right sensor for specific applications.

Covering : Design: 40% Fabrication: 20%Application: 40%

  • Overview of various sensor types: Temperature, pressure, force, motion, proximity, optical, chemical, EEG, ECG, EMG, etc.
  • Working principles and operating mechanisms of different sensors
  • Sensor signal conditioning and amplification techniques
  • Sensor calibration and calibration techniques

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to develop a comprehensive grasp of diverse sensor types, operating principles, and signal conditioning and calibration techniques.

Covering : Design: 50% Fabrication: 40%Application: 10%

  • Introduction to MEMS technology and its applications
  • Principles of microfabrication and MEMS sensor fabrication
  • MEMS sensor design considerations and constraints
  • MEMS packaging and encapsulation techniques

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to gain insights into MEMS technology, its applications, design considerations, and packaging techniques.

Covering : Design: 20% Fabrication: 60%Application: 20%

  • Deposition techniques: Physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Lithography and patterning techniques for MEMS fabrication
  • Etching techniques: Wet etching, dry etching (plasma etching), and deep reactive ion etching (DRIE)
  • MEMS sensor release and packaging techniques

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to master the various methods involved in MEMS sensor fabrication, from deposition techniques to etching and packaging.

Covering : Design: 80% Fabrication: 0%Application: 20%

  • Introduction to the world of Finite Element Method (FEM) using COMSOL Multiphysics®.
  • Learn how to build geometry, meshing, applying physics, setting up studies, and analyzing results.
  • Learn how to do a step-by-step multiphysics analysis, from a simple problem to a fully coupled multiphysics model.
  • Hands-on demo on various sensors and actuators: piezoresistive, piezoelectric, fluid-structure interaction, electromechanical, pressure-based, inertial-based,
  • Thermal actuators, electrostatic actuators, and SAW BAW resonators and electromagnetic-structure interaction.
  • Learn how to change the geometry of your design to optimize specific properties of the model.
  • Parameter optimization and performance analysis through simulations
  • Modeling of optical sensors and biophotonics applications

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to harness the power of FEM simulations using COMSOL, building and analyzing models for various sensor and actuator types, focusing on optimization and performance analysis.

Covering : Design: 40% Fabrication: 40%Application: 20%

  • Unilateral and bilateral feedback networks: Negative FB-topologies, Unilateral-FB amplifier, Bilateral-FB amplifier, VAs, I-V, and V-I current amplifiers & impedance converters, Negative impedance converters.
  • Negative & Positive feedback amplifiers: Op-amp NIA, IA, DA & instrumentation amplifiers, Compare DA & INA, relaxation, phase-shift, Wien-bridge Oscillators, Wave shaping circuits.
  • Static and dynamic error compensation: Understanding datasheets; Measurement of Op-amp parameters, Error budgeting: static and dynamic errors in op-amp circuits, DC-Limitations, AC-Limitations.
  • Sensor indicators and PID-controller circuits: sensor amplifiers & damping, Transducer bridge amplifiers, Temperature Indicators, Temperature controllers & PID controllers, Lab exercises - circuit simulation using LTspice, circuit realization on PCBs using components.
  • Linear and Non-linear amplifiers: Photo-resistor & Optocoupler circuits; Light activated switching, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCA)s, Phase-locked loop(PLLs), Hysteresis, Schmitt-triggers Exponential circuits, Waveform generators, Phase-triplers, Log-amplifiers, Adders, Multipliers, FM Generators, ADCs, and DACs.
  • Stability and compensation techniques: Gain margin (GM), Phase margin (PM), Dominant-pole, pole-zero & ROC-compensation.
  • Active filters and self-tuning circuits: LPF, HPF, BPF, BRF & APF; 1-pole, 2-pole, and Butterworth, Universal filter, Phase detectors, and Self-tuned filters.
  • Power supplies and protection circuits: Classical & precision rectifiers, voltage regulators & short circuit, and foldback protection circuits.

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to dive deep into the relationship between sensors and circuits, understanding feedback networks, amplifiers, error compensations, filters, and power supplies.

Covering : Design: 20% Fabrication: 60%Application: 20%

  • Overview of electronic system design considerations for sensors
  • Selection and integration of microcontrollers or embedded systems for sensor applications
  • Sensor interface circuit design and signal conditioning techniques
  • Analog-to-digital conversion and digital signal processing for sensor data
  • Power management and energy efficiency considerations for sensor systems
  • Noise reduction techniques and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) considerations
  • PCB design considerations for sensor integration
  • Testing, calibration, and validation of electronic systems with sensors
  • Case studies and practical exercises on electronic system development for different sensor applications

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to grasp electronic system design for sensors, including integration, interface design, noise reduction, and PCB considerations, supplemented by hands-on case studies.

Covering : Design: 20% Fabrication: 0%Application: 80%

  • Aerospace and aviation: Sensor applications in aircraft systems, avionics, and navigation
  • Healthcare and biomedical: Introduction to gas sensing for non-invasive disease screening (Electronic Nose), (MEMS)-based gas sensors, Electronic Modules for Interfacing Gas Sensors, Calibration of Fabricated Sensors, Data Collection and Analysis Approaches
  • Defense and security: Sensors in military applications, surveillance, and threat detection
  • Automotive and transportation: Sensor applications in autonomous vehicles, driver assistance systems, and traffic monitoring
  • Energy, environmental monitoring, and smart cities: Sensors for renewable energy, pollution detection, and resource management, sensor networks for smart infrastructure, data analytics, and urban planning MEMS applications in robotics, IoT, and wearables
  • Case studies and real-world examples of MEMS sensor applications

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to explore the applications of MEMS sensors across diverse industries, from healthcare and defense to automotive and smart cities, enriched with real-world case studies.

Covering : Design: 20% Fabrication: 20%Application: 60%

  • Introduction to Requirement Capture and Metrics for Circuit Design
  • Design of Signal Conditioning Circuits for Interfacing Sensors
  • Introduction to Off-the-shelf Data Acquisition Systems and Development Boards
  • Case Studies on Interfacing Sensors for Specific Applications
  • Introduction to Electronic Packaging and MEMS Packaging
  • Introduction to 3D modeling
  • Overview of unit processes in product design
  • Familiarization with design software
  • Overview of rapid prototyping
  • Integration of sensors with AI, machine learning, and edge computing
  • Sensor miniaturization and nanoscale fabrication techniques

Learning Outcome: At the end of this module, you will be able to delve into cutting-edge sensor technology, exploring requirements capture, 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, and the intersection of sensors with AI and machine learning.

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How will I learn?

A high-impact format perfected for aspirants

  • 6-Month Executive-friendly Programme
  • Best-in-class Learning Content, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects, and Assignments
  • 165 hours of LIVE Interactive Sessions by IISc Faculty, includes 60 hours of Lab Sessions at the IISc Campus
  • Faculty-led LIVE Sessions will be held every weekend for 4-5 hours
  • Immersive Learning through two campus visits of 4 days each at IISc

Classes starting from Feb 2024.

Classes will be held during weekends.

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform. ipearl.ai

Am I eligible for this programme?

  • Professionals keen on a career in the design/development of sensor technologies
  • Professionals with a background in Electronics, Electrical, or Instrumentation and open to explore the domain
  • Automotive professionals who want to build sensor-powered autonomous systems
  • Professionals working on Smart City projects: Developing IoT sensors for real-time city monitoring
  • Entrepreneurs invested in creating Smart Solutions: Weather monitoring, remote surveillance, fitness trackers, and more

Eligibility

  • Education: B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc degree with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Applicants are preferred from fields of Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, and Instrumentation
  • Work Experience: Minimum 6 months of professional experience

What should I expect from this programme?


  • Hands-on Experience
    Be adept at product design and rapid prototyping for real-world depolyment of sensor technologies
  • Tackle Interfacing Challenges
    Ability to seamlessly design micro-engineered devices that can interact with the real world through data acquisition systems
  • Career in Diverse Sectors
    Promising careers in Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Automotive, Smart City etc. where sensor technologies find their profound use
  • Propel Your Professional Growth
    Lead innovation initiatives powered by sensor technology in your organisation

What is my investment?

One time application fee is ₹2,000


Details Amount
Programme Fee* With Scholarship ₹3,00,000/-
₹2,10,000/-

EMI options available Special Pricing for Corporates *GST as applicable

Campus visit fee will be based on actuals and to be borne by the participants

Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable

How do I join this programme?

    Apply for the Programme

    Submit Documents*

    Await Selection**

    Join Programme

    *Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days
    i) Education Certificate
    ii) Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

    **Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

Class Start - Feb 2024

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Offered in collaboration with the
India's #1 University and Research Institute

IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering and is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe.

IISc’s Center for Continuing Education (CCE) offers the PG Level Advanced Certification Course in Sensor Technologies in collaboration with TalentSprint - comprehensive exploration in the field of sensor technology. The program empowers professionals to comprehend, design, and construct state-of-the-art sensor solutions, enabling learners to design, fabricate, analyze, and seamlessly integrate sensors, across various industries. For more information, visit cce.iisc.ac.in

  • India's #1 University (2015-23) & Research Institute (2021-23)
  • India's #1 University (2015-2024)
  • 2 Bharat Ratna Awardees

Frequently Asked Questions

Sensor tech is central to numerous new-age applications across diverse sectors - agriculture, healthcare, smart city, manufacturing, automotive, energy, traffic management, environmental monitoring, and beyond.

The current sensors industry is supported by the evolution and industrial applications of the IoT, which has uplifted the market in recent years, credited with providing precise measurements and data collection. Alongside this, the prevailing dominance of AI is significantly driving the growth of the sensors industry. As AI, IoT, and sensors are often used together, development in one is intricately linked with another.

Sensor technology is not just a passing trend but has become increasingly integral to how we live and work. Building expertise in sensor tech now can help you stay ahead of the curve and remain adaptable and future-proof.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sensor Technologies is designed to help you capitalise on growth opportunities in the sensor technology space.

IISc offers India’s most sought-after research-based education in areas like Micro & Nano Electronics, Sensortech, Semiconductor Technologies, and VLSI Design. This programme is designed by experts teaching at the institution’s Division of Electrical, Electronics, & Computer Sciences. What professionals will learn during the programme is evidence of research-oriented training curated from the expert industry and research experiences.

Delivered in a LIVE and Interactive online format, the programme has the potential to strengthen your fundamentals, keep you updated on new industry developments, and bridge the knowledge gap prevailing in the sensor tech industry. Participants attending this programme can benefit from the following

Get the IISc Advantage

  • LIVE Interactive sessions by the distinguished IISc Faculty
  • Practice experiments at the world-class IISc Labs during campus immersion
  • Accelerate your career with certification from the India's #1 University and #1 Research Institute* (*As per NIRF Ranking 2023)

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Master sensor design, fabrication, and application concepts through immersive learning
  • Industry-vetted curriculum coupled with experiments, capstones, and campus immersion
  • Apply learnings via. experiments - micro and nanofabrication of sensors and transducers

Career Advancement

  • Become an in-demand specialist contributing to breakthrough sensor-driven projects
  • Explore opportunities in industries: Industry 4.0, Robotics, Healthcare, etc.
  • Stay at the forefront of sensor technology advancements with enhanced acumen
  • Professionals keen on a career in the design/development of sensor technologies
  • Professionals with a background in Electronics, Electrical, or Instrumentation and open to explore the domain
  • Automotive professionals who want to build sensor-powered autonomous systems
  • Professionals working on Smart City projects: Developing IoT sensors for real-time city monitoring
  • Entrepreneurs invested in creating Smart Solution
  • Hands-on Experience: Be adept at product design and rapid prototyping for real-world deployment of sensor technologies
  • Tackle Interfacing Challenges: Ability to seamlessly design micro-engineered devices that interact with the real world through data acquisition systems
  • Career in Diverse Sectors: Promising careers in Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Automotive, Smart City, etc., where sensor technologies find their profound use
  • Propel your professional growth: Lead innovation initiatives powered by sensor technology in your organisation

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