Embedded systems are complex computer systems that are designed to achieve specific functionality. Their design requires an advanced set of skills that spans hardware and software. Additionally, it's usually required that an embedded system satisfies a set of non-functional requirements including low-power consumption and real-time predictability. The ubiquity of embedded systems together with their increased complexity makes the market always in the hunt for new experts with this diverse set of skills. In the study “Zukunft Digitale Wirtschaft (Future Digital Economy)“ that has been ordered by German chancellor, the field of Embedded Systems has been identified as one of the  “hidden champions” of high importance to the German and European economies.


Career opportunities 

Our graduates find employment in a wide range of companies belonging to different industrial sectors like microelectronics, automotive, telecom and manufacturing. Embedded systems design usually involves teams with a large number of engineers that have a wide range of competences and skills. Embedded systems engineers often coordinate large design projects and lead the communication between different engineering groups. Our graduates are equipped with the competences necessary to take over responsibilities in collaborative projects involving hardware and software architects, system engineers, verification experts, specialists in design methodologies, and project management.  The positions that our alumni have pursued both in academia and industry provide an evidence of the excellent teaching and research quality that our programme provides.

Some of the companies where our alumnis are:





Some of the universities where our alumni are pursuing Ph.D. degrees:


Career Services

All partner universities have career service offices that can offer further support to EMECS students