Smart Homes and Assistive Technologies: career prospects for graduates

Graduates have expertise in the fields of smart homes and assistive technologies. They are capable of realizing solutions in the areas of electronics and information and communication technology for people’s immediate (living) environment, and can work in a wide range of occupational fields. Graduates of the Smart Homes and Assistive Technologies bachelor’s degree program therefore have excellent career prospects. They are primarily employed in the electrical and electronics industry, in information and communication technology, and in healthcare and medical technology.

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • System programmer for smart homes
  • System developer for smart homes
  • System integration of smart homes
  • Component developer in the assistive technologies field
  • Application developer in the assistive technologies field
  • System architect in the assistive technologies field
  • Sales, distribution, and logistics
  • Consulting
  • Product management
  • Research and development

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Software engineering (including for low-level programs)
  • Designing and developing hardware and software for embedded systems
  • Adapting IT solutions
  • Integrating wireless and wired communication systems, audio and video technology, infotainment, and home appliances
  • Implementing application, interface, driver, and system software
  • Applying and developing technical methods and devices that reduce or eliminate restrictions of movement and communication
  • Implementing network and Internet communication, considering safety and security criteria, selecting elements and system components, operating hardware prototypes, development using open source tools, recording, analyzing, and parameterizing biosignals
  • Selecting elements and system components, operating hardware prototypes
  • Recording, analyzing, and parameterizing biosignals
  • Developing suitable sensor technology
  • Planning and realizing smart home installations, implementing barrier-free visualizations
  • Providing advice and support to people with disabilities and realizing needs-oriented assistive technologies