Embedded Systems: career prospects for graduates

Graduates of this program are unique in that they can develop embedded systems (application-specific hardware and software solutions) and integrate them into environments. Development covers the full range of associated activities, such as analyzing, creating concepts, modeling, simulation, designing, implementing, integrating, validating, verifying, and testing. Other important aspects range from all types of optimization and adaptations to the transition to products and series production.

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Industrial automation
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Consumer and entertainment electronics
  • Household electronics
  • Measurement engineering
  • Environmental engineering and energy management
  • Medical engineering

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Embedded systems designer
  • Hardware developer, chip developer
  • Software developer
  • System architect
  • Integration and testing engineer
  • Project manager
  • Product manager
  • Quality and safety manager
  • Research and development staff

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Analyzing customers and market requirements
  • Drafting requirements
  • Analyzing requirements
  • Creating specifications
  • Advising customers regarding requirements/specifications
  • Creating validation and verification concepts
  • Selecting and determining system architectures
  • Selecting and adapting hardware/software components
  • Developing software components
  • Testing components and putting them into service
  • Conducting system integration
  • System testing
  • Creating documentation, operating documents, and training documents
  • Acceptance testing at customers’ premises