As per various reports, Germany will face a shortage of 3 million skilled employees within 2030. And a large vacancy pool is already there in the field of Electronics Engineering which needs to be filled immediately.
So the earlier you come to Germany and grab the opportunities the better it is!
In this article, we have covered in detail how you can Study Electronics Engineering in Germany (Jobs, specializations, salaries, and much more!).
- Why Study Electronics Engineering in Germany?
- Specializations you can target when you come to study Electronics Engineering in Germany
- Electronics Engineering in Germany – Where can you work after your studies?
- Salaries in Electronics Engineering in Germany
- Major trends in Electronics Engineering in Germany
Why Study Electronics Engineering in Germany?
The first question that probably comes to your mind right now is why should you even consider studying Electronics Engineering from Germany?
A very valid question and here is your answer. First, Germany has the BEST Technical universities of the world. So you’d get nothing less than a world-class education (for FREE)!
Second, free education, Germany is the cheapest study abroad destination you can think of. Why? It’s because Germany has ZERO tuition fees in most of the public universities. And the only cost you can think of is only your living expenses.
Three, huge job opportunities.
Particularly Electronics Engineers have good job prospects with almost 14,000 job openings evaluated on average! Plus the aging German population and the need for qualified engineers from outside Germany are at an all-time high right now!
Specializations you can target when you come to study Electronics Engineering in Germany
From Signal processing, control systems to communication engineering to robotics, AI, Smart devices and Digital Engineering Germany has everything to offer you in this space.
But choose a specialization which you think suits you and you are passionate about.
This is the most important thing.
Because choosing a subject you are passionate about will ensure that you do well during your studies in Germany, hence, getting a job will become really easy for you after you finish your studies!
Here is an indicative list of specializations of Electronics Engineering courses which you can pursue in Germany.
- Digital Systems and Computer Engineering
- Automation and Control Systems
- Communication / Telecommunication Engineering
- Integrated Circuits
- Embedded systems
- Engineering and Management degrees
Electronics Engineering in Germany – Where can you work after your studies?
We all know that studying and getting a degree is not enough because after spending some of your years in Germany and also spending your money for your education abroad, you must get a job!
Most of the companies in Germany are looking for qualified Electronics Engineers in various specified domains. This includes – Automotive industry, IT, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Healthcare, and so on.
Electronics Engineers have good job prospects currently with almost 14,000 job openings evaluated in recent times!
There are multiple good companies that you can get a job in, if you are from this field. Companies like Siemens, Bosch. NXP Semiconductors have their headquarters in Hamburg.
I also know many students and classmates from my university Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) who are working there right now. Plus companies in the automotive Industry – like Daimler, BMW Group etc. and the German SME sector have a MASSIVE scope for Electronics Engineers in Germany.
Salaries in Electronics Engineering in Germany
Germany is known for its employee-friendly work culture, a sufficient number of holidays, no overtimes whatsoever.
But what about the salaries?
First, you should understand the salaries will depend on the location, the industry and also your skills.
Skills like your ability to negotiate salaries will also play a key role!
Please note your Salary will depend on things like your specialization, your past work experience (if any), skills, and employability!
Major trends in Electronics Engineering in Germany
In Electronics engineering, you currently have the best chances of getting a job, as trends like smart cities, mobility, digitalization are increasing the number of vacancies while the number of graduates is declining.
Electronics engineers are urgently needed, especially in sectors like e-mobility, automotive engineering, healthcare sector etc.
And that’s why, to stay relevant in your field, you should understand where your industry is going?
E-mobilty, or e-vehicles are the future and all the major German automobile manufacturers are going towards that direction. And a huge number of Electronics engineers are needed in the sector, starting from creating various sensors to creating the whole systems for the vehicles of the future.
Healthcare Systems/ Digital Health
Electronics Engineers are massively needed in the healthcare sector, starting from creating digital healthcare equipment for the diagnostic imaging modality to creating various devices to drive the revolution in the Digial healthcare segment.
6G is something everyone is looking forward to, and a massive number of Electronics Engineers are needed for this in the telecommunications sector. Companies like Deutsche Telecom, T-Mobile, and various SMEs are always looking for qualified Electronics Engineers in this domain.
IOT, AI, Robotics and others…
With everything going digital, IOT or internet of things, creation of smart devices, smart buildings is a need of the hour. That’s why, Electronics Engineers are needed in Massive numbers in this segment in R&D departments of MNCs including many startups all over Germany! Other fields such as AI, Robotics also need qualified Electronics Engineers in Massive numbers in Germany.
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I hope by now, you have got an idea of what you should do to study Electronics Engineering in Germany.
But this is just the starting point. This is where the game starts, you win the final boss fight when you get an admission letter from any one of the top universities!
And let me tell you the truth here.
Do you know for the top universities the intake ratio is less than 0.001? That means for every 1000 international students applying to the universities all over the world, only 1 student can get in!
So that’s why you need to completely focus on your CV (a German standard CV, not your traditional CV, neither a Europass CV, and nor the CV you have been casually using to apply for jobs).
Also, your SOP or Statement of purpose should be perfect! What we have seen multiple times is that students with average academics but with a brilliant SOP can easily get admission against someone who has brilliant academics but their CV or SOP was not good enough.
And one point students always miss is, you should be applying to the universities based on your background, grades and capabilities, that’s why shortlisting the universities based on your interests and background is of utmost importance rather than applying to them blindly!
Your SOP needs to be on point also, modified as per the universities.
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