Electronic Engineering: career prospects for graduates

Graduates of this degree program stand out for their ability to independently develop, implement, operate, and maintain product solutions consisting of hardware and software. Electronics engineers work in the field of developing, operating, maintaining, and repairing electronic systems, products, and processes or provide related consulting services. Therefore, the career prospects in electronics are excellent. 

What industries and sectors employ graduates? 

Household appliances/technical building systems

Infotainment, household appliances, installation technology, bus systems for building automation, security technology, heating and air conditioning technology, lighting technology

Transportation technology

Automotive electronics, railway and aviation technology, traffic management and control systems, navigation systems

Recreation and entertainment technology

Sports equipment technology, game consoles, audio and video technology

Industrial automation

Industrial electronics, bus systems, measurement engineering

Power conversion and distribution

Power electronics, control engineering


Measurement engineering, assistance and aid systems for disabled and elderly persons


Mobile communications, telecommunications infrastructure

Process engineering

Measurement and control engineering for monitoring and production control, e.g. for the petrochemicals or pharmaceuticals industries

Media and advertising industry

Electronics for printing presses, printers, electronic displays, and advertising boards

Banking and insurance

Security and access systems, ATM systems

Trade and sales

Electronic cash registers, RFID tags, automated warehouse management

Semiconductor industry

Precision measurement engineering, automation engineering

What kinds of activities do they perform?

Automation engineering

Planning, realizing, commissioning, operating, and expanding networked control systems; integrating various bus systems, bus analysis and monitoring; software design; dimensioning and selecting power supplies

Power electronics

Planning, realizing, commissioning, and operating systems in power electronics; selecting and controlling electrical machinery; selecting and designing inverter circuits; switching simulation

Embedded systems

Planning, designing, and realizing hardware and software for embedded systems; optimizing and integrating hardware and software components; implementing network and Internet communications; taking real-time criteria into account; selecting components; designing circuit boards; performing commissioning and startup of hardware prototypes; dimensioning and selecting power supplies, developing open-source tools

Software engineering

Completing the entire workflow, from problem analysis to the implementation and testing of finished products; selecting and integrating hardware and software components and libraries; developing open-source tools

Communications and communications engineering

Designing transmission systems; using bus systems and protocols; programming and testing solutions with digital signal processors; simulation and modeling with MATLAB; circuit design and simulation; audio and video signal processing

Planning and implementing services (training, maintenance, service); consulting in the selection of hardware and software products; troubleshooting and consulting in problem resolution; expert activities