Graduate Certificate in
Industrial Digital Technologies

ProtoSem, a 20-week immersive program that embeds an innovation centred approach to engineering education right into the core of the engineering curriculum.

This first-of-its-kind program aimed at engineering tech enabled solutions for real-world problems using tools offered by creative technologies covering IOT sensors & networks, 3D printing, desktop fabrication, industrial automation, robotics, low-volume electronics manufacturing & assem-->bly, artificial intelligence & machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing etc.

The goal is to impart necessary skills to student innovators for solving localised problems in interdisciplinary teams and build Minimum Usable Prototypes through various means such as expert training, tech & innovation mentoring, adaptive learning, tinkering and exploration.

Young engineering/science students solve the real-world challenges using the tools enabled by hardware, software and computing technologies, to create Graduate Innovation Engineers - fully rounded professionals with more balanced skills in the Innovation, Technology, and Engineering talent dimensions. The program imparts sound practical as well as conceptual knowledge in key skill areas in order to enhance their employability across several sectors, to secure immediate term employment as well as to achieve faster career growth.


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Skill Domains

ProtoSem curriculum and course at its core has the focus on enabling students to learn the skills and competencies necessary to achieve progress in prototyping their innovative ideas. Guided by the mantra "Right PROTOTYPE, Prototype RIGHT" , students learn the significance of prototyping and understand that building the Minimum Usable Prototype (MUP) is the first and foremost milestone in their innovation pursuits.


Hardware Electronics

Machine Learning & Data Science

Agile Product Development

Connected Devices

Software Applications & Platforms

Industrial/Product Design

IPR & Patent Drafting

Innovation Sectors

Program Highlights

Flipped Classrooms

Industry Sponsored Internships

1 - 1 Mentorship

Differential Employability

Innovation Grant Support

Access to Advanced Technology Labs

Professional Certifications

Digital Centric Pedagogy

HWjunction is the integrated innovation lab for rapid hardware prototyping housed inside FORGE.FACTORY, the 20,000 sq.ft. incubation centre established in Coimbatore, created to catalyse the hardware/tech innovation pursuits of the #innovators #makers #creators #tinkerers #startups #entrepreneurs

A comprehensive suite of equipment, resources, and tech expertise are offered to support up to 25 hardware startups concurrently in the areas of IoT, Electronics design, test & measurement, AI/ML/DL, 3D Digital fabrication, PCB design and assembly, IT computing, drones, robotics, and AR-VR.

The HWjunction portal will provide an exhaustive overview of the 11 constituent labs in HWjunction, covering the specifications of the equipment, tools, and resources on offer.



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Have Questions?

Vignesh Kumaresan
Program Lead

+91 73977 33137