IT Electronics


We are surrounded by intelligent technology intended to make our everyday lives simpler, more entertaining and more efficient. In fact, we have grown so accustomed to it that few of us give it a second thought when we go for a run wearing a heart rate monitor, start the washing machine or open the refrigerator door. A common trait of the heart rate monitor, washing machine and refrigerator is that—thanks to tiny software programmes—they carry out specific actions without any instruction from their users. Today, intelligent functions are to be found in everything from toys and cars to security and alarm systems, and more and more products are sure to become (more) intelligent in the future. On the IT Electronics programme, students learn how to design, develop and implement intelligent functions in all kinds of units and systems.

Software and hardware
The IT Electronics study programme is located in the cross-field between IT and electronics. The programme is designed to make students fully familiar with both software and hardware. Students learn to use the most common programming languages and development tools, and acquire knowledge about different hardware platforms and components, as well as all kinds of data communication. This gives them the skills they need to assess how hardware and software best interact, and to develop the software systems required. Students learn how to manage the entire process from original idea and specification of requirements, through analysis of options, to design, programming, testing, implementation and operation. Briefly put, the programme equips students to develop the intelligent units and systems of the future.

Future prospects
Generally speaking, IT Electronics engineers work with incorporating intelligent functions into units and systems. This involves everything from planning, design and development, to implementation, project management and technical sales. Graduates typically find employment in electronics, media or telecommunications companies. IT Electronics engineers also play an important role in the fields of transport and manufacturing.  

Head of Studies
Flemming Stassen 

Danish students

Please go to the Danish website to learn more about the BEng programmes at DTU.

Twin campuses

Photo: Mikal Schlosser
BEng students at DTU have courses on our twin campuses:
• DTU Lyngby Campus
• DTU Ballerup Campus