Electronics and Business Distance Study: career prospects for graduates

The combination of specialized technical knowledge and a comprehensive education in business and management gives graduates the ideal qualifications for managerial positions in the electrical engineering and electronics industry as well is in all fields of information and communication technology. Graduates of the Electronics and Business degree program conduct research studies, develop electronic and electrical devices, installations, and systems, plan and oversee their production, perform quality assurance for development and production, organize sales and service, and perform related consulting services.  Electronic engineers have the ability to apply scientific knowledge in order to identify technical problems and solve them accordingly.

Engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, and telecommunications research, develop, provide advice for, plan, and manage the construction and operation of electrical, electronic, and telecommunication systems. They plan and construct control systems in order to monitor the performance and safety of electrical and electronic installations and systems. They provide advice for and install power plants and systems for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. In the business environment, they organize and monitor the design, operation, and maintenance of industrial production facilities and the associated production workflows. They determine what programs to use to coordinate production workflows and evaluate cost effectiveness and safety.

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

Electronics

Control and automation engineering, industrial electronics, semiconductor technology, consumer electronics, media technology, sensor technology

Electrical engineering and mechatronics

Drive technology, energy supply, high-voltage engineering, energy technology

Information and communication technology

Telecommunications, network engineering, computer system engineering, embedded systems, network engineering

Business engineering

Production, procurement, quality assurance, service, sales

Operational and management consulting

Engineering and IT consulting, organizational consulting, technology management (innovation consulting)

 

 

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Electronics developer
  • Applications engineer
  • Measurement engineering technician
  • Test engineer
  • Sound measurement technician
  • Energy technician
  • Mechatronics specialist
  • Communications technician
  • Mobile communication developer
  • Communication technology specialist
  • Telecommunications technician
  • Network technician
  • Procurement engineer
  • Operating engineer
  • Process technician
  • Quality engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Business engineer

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Developing electronic devices or components, circuits, semiconductors, systems, and telecommunications devices and giving advice accordingly
  • Drawing up specifications for production or assembly methods, materials and quality standards, and managing the production or assembly of electronic products and systems
  • Adhering to and developing industrial standards and processes to ensure the correct performance-related functioning and safety of electronic systems, motors, and equipment
  • Organizing and managing the maintenance and repair of existing electronic systems and equipment
  • Creating and developing signal processing algorithms and implementing them by selecting suitable hardware and software
  • Developing equipment and methods for the testing of electronic components, circuits, and systems
  • Supervising, regulating, and monitoring the operation of systems for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity
  • Giving advice on and developing systems for electric motors, electric drives, and other installations; giving advice on and developing electrical household appliances
  • Drawing up specifications for electrical installations and applications in industrial and other buildings and properties
  • Adhering to and developing industrial standards to monitor the performance and safety of power generation and distribution systems, motors, and other equipment
  • Determining production methods for electrical installations and systems, and maintaining and repairing existing electrical systems, motors, and equipment
  • Planning and developing communications networks and telecommunications equipment
  • Analyzing operating data, production plans, and costs in order to deploy staff and equipment as efficiently as possible
  • Developing specifications for the production process
  • Advising company directors regarding new production methods, techniques, and equipment
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with material purchasing, warehousing, and monitoring departments in order to ensure a constant flow of resources