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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

Career opportunities

Master of Science graduates in cyber-physical and embedded systems have excellent opportunities to find exciting, well paid and stimulating jobs in industry, government or academia. Since the demand for technology specialists with system-level skills in embedded and cyber-physical systems is high –see below-, our students find an appealing and rewarding job before they graduate. Many high-tech companies, some of them world leaders, offer superb job opportunities in Switzerland, Europe and worldwide. Noteworthy, we observe that ALaRI students careers quickly accelerate, and most of them end up in leading positions in management and engineering early after graduation.

ALaRI students are given competences that match with those requested by industry and academia. As such, our program forms graduates able to enter a large segment of the job market, with skills permitting them to work in automation, IT, embedded systems and IoT domains to name the few and, at the same time, boost Industry 4.0, smart homes, cities and grids technologies and design applications. Five best websites for your career, according to Forbes, are (specific links for each country exist, e.g.,

Just select some of above websites and insert, as an example, “embedded systems”. You will be impressed by the number and quality of opportunities. However, at a more careful look you will appreciate the fact that, despite the “embedded system” name you entered, job offers are truly referring to cyber-physical systems with individual intelligent –embedded- units interacting with the physical world through sensors and actuators.

ALaRI graduates founded successful startups or joined dynamic medium-size and global companies like ABB, Google, IBM, Philips, Samsung, Siemens and Unilever. Our graduates are present across the world, in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. All-in-all, it is an exciting, brave new world of cyber-physical and embedded systems where the diversity and the number of available opportunities is simply immense.