Career prospects

Bachelor programme Smart Engineering of Production Technologies and Processes

On the Smart Engineering programme, students develop planning, assessment and implementation capabilities for industrial manufacturing technologies and processes. Graduates work as experts in the conventional areas of plant engineering, production, manufacturing logistics, computer engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, industrial security and other related sectors, and in closely connected areas such as mechatronics, mechanical engineering, simulation engineering and electrical engineering/electronics.

Prospective career options

  • Digital transformation expert
  • Automation IT expert
  • Usability expert
  • Production systems engineer
  • Innovation manager
  • Industry 4.0 systems engineer
  • Shop-floor IT specialist
  • Security officer
  • Data scientist

As a result of the programme’s strong emphasis on working independently in a range of team situations, graduates are principally employed in technical project management and process management roles (analysis, development and optimisation) in industrial manufacturing. Students are actively encouraged to adopt an interdisciplinary, innovative mindset so they can play a part in defining new value chains as well as business and working-time models for Industry 4.0 environments. They are also able to implement the requisite technologies. This means graduates are well placed to enter careers in emerging areas, and assume roles such as innovation manager, systems engineer, production information scientist, shop-floor IT specialist, data scientist, security officer and usability expert.