Career Prospects

After Successful completion of MS in VLSI Engineering program, candidates generally get into core domain jobs based on the project work done by them in the consortium companies during the 2nd year of the program. As the candidate gains experience, the candidate moves into other domains based on candidate’s expertise and available opportunities at that time. The candidate progressively moves up the ladder with a strong foundation and becomes an experienced, much sought-after professional.

The main job functions in the industry can be any of the following:

  • Design Verification
  • RTL Design
  • Chip Architecture
  • Implementation (Synthesis)
  • Gate level simulations
  • Emulation
  • Pre-silicon and Post-silicon Validation
  • System Modeling
  • HW, SW Co-verification
  • FPGA Implementation
  • Silicon Characterization
  • Low Power Design
  • DFT Implementation
  • Front-end and back-end Implementation
  • Stating Timing Analysis and Timing closure
  • Place & Route Engineering
  • Physical verification
  • Signal Integrity
  • ATE Test Engineering
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Library Development and Characterization
  • VLSI CAD Engineering
  • Analog Circuit Design/Simulation
  • Analog IP Characterization
  • Analog Circuit verification

The candidate can competently grow to Senior Engineer, Project lead, Manager. etc. positions in the industry.