The Future Embedded Systems engineer: World class Education – how do we get there?
ICES at Embedded Conference Scandinavia 2011
ICES addressed this question during a debate session at Embedded Conference Scandinavia 2011 on Tuesday 4th October 2011. Maria Månsson, Chairman of the Swedish Electronics Trade Association, joins ICES Chairman Tor Ericson (ÅF), Tony Sandberg (Scania), Mats Hanson (KTH Learning Lab) and Johnny Öberg (KTH) to debate the issues!
The topic is very much in line with the launch this Fall of the new KTH Masters programme for Embedded Systems. (ICES initiated these specialized courses and wants to be proactive in maintaining close cooperation between industry and academia throughout the programme to ensure a competitive and attractive education for the students.) The four invited speakers presented the new programme, outlining typical cooperation projects between industry and academia, and highlighting the needs of industry. The session concluded with a panel debate addressing the issues:
- Which types of engineer are needed and what skills should they have?
- How do we best train the Embedded Systems engineers of the future?
- In what ways can industry participate/influence education, come into contact with these future engineers, and be active within the programme?
Some of the talks are available in the right hand column. The rest, plus a post-event summary, will follow here shortly.