Open Electives (VII Semester) 2021

Choosing an Open Elective in the 7th semester can be as daunting as any of the previous semesters. It is imperative that you choose the right subject that has the perfect balance of being interesting and at the same time, doesn’t take a toll on your academics. Here is an article that provides you with the list of Open Electives and will help you make a better and more informed decision.

Editors’ Note: The information provided here will be updated as and when more of it becomes available.

AAE 4305: Introduction to Farm Machines and Earth Moving Equipment

If you have watched Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime and wondered how those complicated machines are used for farming work, then this is the elective for you. The course teaches students about the working principle of a variety of earthmoving machinery and the safety methods.

Course Summary: Introduction, an overview of engine components, Lubrication, Cooling system, Supercharger and Turbocharger, Types of transmission system, construction of hydro shift transmission, final drive, power take-off shafts, Power steering system, integral and linkage-type, planetary steering system, types of brakes, Classification of earth moving equipment’s, constructional details of Dozers, Loaders, Shovels, Excavators, Rippers, Trenchers, Dredgers, Drag Line, Clamshell, Scrapers, Motor Graders, Rollers, Compactors, Material handling Systems, Types of tractors, tractor attachments, tillage equipment’s, undercarriage unit of earthmover, Suspension system, Tyres, maintenance and safety of earthmovers.

BIO 4305: Body, Mind and Medicine

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.

BME 4306: Nanomedicine

This elective deals with teaching students about the fundamentals and application of nanomedicine and how it helps in preventing & treatment of diseases.

Course Summary: Fundamental concepts in nanotechnology, fundamental concepts in the cell, molecular and tissue biology, nano-particles and their synthesis, nanotechnology platforms, characterisation of nano-materials, nano-pharmaceuticals, nano-biosensors and diagnostics, the role of nanotechnology in biological therapies, nano-devices for medicine and surgery, application in orthopaedics, cardiology, microbiology, ophthalmology, imaging, the role of nanotechnology in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, nano-toxicity,  case studies in nano-medicine

CHE 4304: Introduction to Petroleum Engineering         

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.

CIE 4301: Air and Noise Pollution

The aim of this course is to make students aware of the effects of air and noise pollution and the classification of it. At the end of the course students will be able to understand how to best control air & noise pollution.

Course Summary: Definition, sources, classification, Behaviour of air pollutants, Meteorological variables, stability conditions, plume rise and stack height, Effects of air pollution, Sampling, analysis and control, Global effects of air pollution, Noise Pollution, Air and noise legislations


Course Summary: Transducer review; Automation system; sensors and actuators; PLC; Virtual instrumentation; Lab VIEW; Introduction to intelligent controllers. Design and development of real-time ON/OFF controller – P-I-D controller design – Building an autonomous embedded system in integration with Embedded target – Development of AI-based Vision system using Lab VIEW – assignments 


Course Summary: Introduction to Computational Intelligence: Computational Intelligence Implementations, Modelling and Optimization, Applying Computational Intelligence to Data Mining, Performance Metrics and Analysis. Introduction to Environmental Sustainability: Need and concept of sustainability, Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, Conservation and Management of Resources for Development, Environmental issues and sustainable development. Computational Intelligence and GIS: Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Application of GIS in Earth sciences, Geographic coordinates, QGIS Spatial and Temporal Analysis. Artificial Intelligence methods in GIS applications,  application of Computational Intelligence in Environmental Prediction: Computational Intelligence in time series forecasting, Climate change and terrestrial ecosystem modelling, Rainfall prediction and prediction of meteorological parameters, Water quality prediction, weather and water resource forecasting.   

ECE 4309: Applications of Signal Processing

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.


This OE is an in-depth course on renewable resources and you may not be able to depend on just rote learning for your assignments. Moreover, as global warming effects are starting to threaten life on earth, this seems to be a valuable course to study today.

Course Summary: Energy sources and their availability. Solar Energy, solar radiation and measurements, solar energy storage, Solar Photo-Voltaic systems design. Wind Energy – estimation, Maximum power and power coefficient, wind energy conversion systems – design considerations and applications. Energy from Bio-Mass – Sources of bio-mass, Biomass conversion technologies. Thermo-chemical conversion and Biochemical conversions, Anaerobic digestion and Fermentation, Bio-gas generation Pyrolysis and Liquefaction, Classification of Gasifiers, Energy plantation. Energy from the Oceans – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, Open and Closed Cycle plants, Site selection considerations, Origin of tides, Tidal energy conversion systems, Wave energy conversion systems – Hybrid Energy Systems

ELE 4307: Utilization Of Electrical Energy

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.


This course is for those who aspire to become future entrepreneurs and those who want to understand the world of entrepreneurship. Ranging from basics to learning the steps of entrepreneurship and building small scale industries, this OE has a vast syllabus and definitely an interesting choice.

Course Summary: Entrepreneur: Meaning of entrepreneur, the evolution of the concept, functions of an entrepreneur, types of entrepreneur, and intrapreneur. Concept of entrepreneurship – stages in the entrepreneurial process, the role of entrepreneurs in economic development, entrepreneurship in India, barriers for entrepreneurship. Small scale industry: Definition, characteristics, need and rationale. Objectives, scope, the role of Small Scale Industries (SSI) in economic development, advantages of SSI, steps to start an SSI – government policy towards SSI, different policies of SSI, impact of liberalization, privatization, and Globalization. Effect of WTO/GATT and supporting agencies of government for SSI. Institutional support: Different Schemes: TECKSOK, KIADB; KSSIDC; KSIMC; DIC Single Window Agency: SISI, NSIC, SIDBI, and KSFC, New schemes and support for start-ups and new venture under Govt. of India. Preparation of Business plan and project report: components of a successful plan. Meaning of project, project identification, project selection, project report, need and significance of the report, contents, formulation, guidelines by the planning commission for project report. Network analysis, errors in the project report, project appraisal. Identification of business opportunities, market feasibility study, technical feasibility study, financial feasibility study and social feasibility study and documentation and evaluation.

HUM 4316: Social Ethics

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.


Course Summary: Architecture of a virtual instrument, Virtual instruments V/s Traditional instruments, Advantages of VI, Graphical programming, Creating Virtual Instruments using LabVIEW-Loops, Arrays, Clusters, String and file I/O, Graphs, Data Acquisition, Common Instrument Interfaces, Current loop, System buses, Interface buses, VISA, Image acquisition and processing, Design of ON/OFF controller for a mathematically described processes using VI software

ICE 4307: Farm Automation

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.

MED 4303: Packaging and Design Development

This course is for someone interested in designing and making a product look appealing and remain long-lasting. Can tend to be a slightly boring subject but a great opportunity for design enthusiasts!

Course Summary: Packaging in modern society, packaging and marketing, designer’s role, designer’s qualifications, design as an aspect of marketing, packaging specifications and quality assurance, paper, paper board and structural design – types of paper and paper board, working with paper and boards, folding cartons, corrugated containers – designing and manufacturing, testing corrugated containers, stacking strength, plastics and flexible packaging: natural plastics, development of synthetic plastics, chemistry of plastics, classification of polymers, techniques used to mold and shape plastics, uses of plastics, designing with plastics, rigid packaging – glass making, producing glass containers, types of glass containers, decorating glass containers, designing a fragrance bottle, phases of designing a bottle, cans, tubes and aerosols, designing cans, metal tubes, plastic tubes, and the aerosol can, environmental implications of packaging – solid waste disposal, packaging regulations – weight and measures, food regulations, cosmetic regulations, tamper evident packaging, other laws and regulations, recycling of packaging, latest trends in packaging – advancements in package designing tools, smart packaging technologies, aseptic packaging, advancements in packaging machineries

MME 4304: Introduction to Alternate Fuels and Applications

This is a course that enforces the importance of alternative fuels, engines and all about their uses and benefits. It will have a lot of rote learning involved but is a rather chill OE.

Course Summary: Introduction to alternative fuels, Need for alternative fuels – Availability of different alternative fuels for SI and CI engines. Properties of potential alternative fuels, Liquid Fuels for S.I. Engines, Requirements of fuels for SI engines-Different Techniques of utilizing alternative liquid fuels– Blends, Neat form, Reformed fuels – Manufacturing, Storage and SafetyPerformance and emission characteristics of alternative liquid fuels, Liquid Fuels in C.I. Engines, Requirements of fuels for CI engines different techniques for their utilization- Blends, Fuel modifications to suit CI engines, Dual fuelling, Ignition accelerators and other additives, Gaseous Fuels in S.I. Engines, Gaseous Fuels in C.I. Engines, Electrical Vehicles. 

MME 4308: Thermal Treatment of Metals & Alloys

This course is all about the different uses and applications of different metals. A fine course for someone interested in metallurgy. Will involve a lot of deep learning of the processes but an overall interesting course.

Course Summary: Iron-Carbon equilibrium diagram, Lever rule, isothermal transformation diagram, heat treatment of steels, phase transformations. Heat treatment processes, annealing, normalising, hardening, tempering, hardenability, determination of hardenability – Grossman’s critical diameter method, Jominy end quench test, Factors affecting hardenability. Carburizing, post carburizing treatments, cyaniding and carbonitriding, nitriding, plasma nitriding, boronizing & chromizing, flame hardening, induction hardening, electron beam hardening, laser hardening. Controlled rolling, ausforming, isoforming, marstraining, cryoforming, thermomechanical annealing, thermomechanical treatment of non-ferrous alloys. Steel specification, classification and heat treatment of steels and cast iron. Heat treatment and application of aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, copper alloys, defects, causes and remedies in heat treatment.

CSE 4301: Essentials of Industrial Computing

The perfect course for someone interested in perfecting their knowledge in algorithms and software development. Helps in polishing your coding skills.

Course summary: Introduction, Programming techniques, Introduction to object-oriented concepts, Advanced concepts in object-oriented technology, Object-oriented design methodology, Introduction to Analysis of algorithms, Code tuning techniques, Analysis of algorithms, Analysis of some well-known algorithms, Intractable problems, Evolution of software, Software development models, Requirement analysis and design, Software construction, Software testing and software quality, Introduction to Web Technologies, Internetworking concepts, Architecture and protocol, The World Wide Web, web applications, Security in applications and issues in web-based applications. 

CSE 4305: Principles of Soft Computing

Soft computing is artificial intelligence-based computational technique. Soft computing is the use of approximate calculations to provide imprecise but usable solutions to complex computational problems. This course is great for an AI enthusiast.

Course Summary: Artificial Neural Networks: Definition, Benefits of Artificial Neural Networks, Human Brain, Terminology, Neuron Models, Activation Functions, Network Architectures, Learning Process, Types of Learning: Error-correction, Memory Based, Hebbian, Competitive, and Boltzmann Learning. Types of Neural Networks: Feed Forward Neural Network: Single Layer Perceptron, Limitations, Multi-Layer Perceptron, Back Propagation Algorithm, Practical Considerations, Radial Basis Function Network. Recurrent Networks: Hopfield Network, Recurrent Multi-Layer Perceptron, Second Order Networks, Learning Algorithms. SelfOrganizing Map, Neural Network Applications. Fuzzy Logic: Fuzzy Logic Applications. Pattern Recognition, Control Engineering, Image Processing. Genetic Algorithms.

IIE 4305: International Buisness Management

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.

IIE 4306: Brand Management

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.

IIE 4311: Lifestyle Modification and Complementary and Alternative Therapies

There is no information regarding this OE. It will be updated as it is made available.


Written by Sriya Mistry and Vaibhav Atreya  for MTTN

Edited by Sanjana Bharadwaj for MTTN

Featured image by Chirag Bansal for MTTN

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