Industrial Electronics: career prospects for graduates

Graduates of this degree program are experts in the fields of energy technology and control engineering. With its emphases in the area of power electronics and industrial electronics, the master’s degree program Industrial Electronics provides advanced know-how which is required, for instance, in railway technology and power supply as well as for power adaptors for small electronic devices. Electronic engineers have the ability to apply scientific knowledge in order to identify technical problems and to solve them accordingly. Graduates of the Industrial Electronics degree program therefore have excellent career prospects. 

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

  • Electronics
    • Control and automation engineering
    • Industrial electronics
    • Sensor technology
  • Electrical engineering and mechatronics
    • Drive technology
    • Power supply
    • High-voltage engineering
    • Energy technology
    • Automotive
  • Administration, government service
    • Technical sector

 What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Electronics developer
  • Applications engineer, electrical engineer
  • Measurement engineering technician
  • Test engineer
  • Energy technician
  • Mechatronics specialist for electromechanical engineering and automation
  • Procurement engineer
  • Operating engineer
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Planning engineer
  • Production technician
  • Process technician
  • Quality engineer
  • Printed circuit board designer
  • Heavy-current technician
  • Lighting engineer
  • EMC/EMF technician
  • Energy technician
  • High-voltage engineer
  • Illumination engineer

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Developing electronic devices or modules, circuits, and systems, 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
  • Giving advice on the design of power plants and systems for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity
  • Supervising, regulating, and monitoring the operation of systems for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity
  • Giving advice on and developing systems with electric motors and drives
  • 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 and 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