Career opportunities for engineers

A degree in engineering opens up a wide range of potential jobs and career opportunities.

A degree in engineering opens up a wide range of potential jobs and career opportunities. This is because engineers are always in demand wherever innovative technologies need to be developed to solve the problems of today, tomorrow and beyond. The range of career opportunities and types of work available include for example research and development, construction and planning, product or project management, programming, installation and commissioning, production and maintenance, testing and safety, sales, marketing, market research, service, self-employment, consultancy and reviewing, science and teaching as well as education and training.


The website “think ING” from the Gesamtmetall employers’ association provides an overview of the different career opportunities available for engineers in the “Berufe” (Careers) section.

think ING


The website of the Association of German Engineers (VDI)  provides a networking service for students and young engineers as well as giving the latest news from the field of engineering.

Association of German Engineers (VDI)

Career information

The portal from VDI Verlag GmbH provides a range of career information for students and employees in the field of engineering.

Specific information

You can find an overview of the fields of employment which students from your study program typically go into on the study program website.

Study program websites for students

Advice on career opportunities


Student Counseling Center

Pfaffenwaldring 5c, 70569 Stuttgart


Advice on starting your career [de]

  • Further information
  • Advice from the Agentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency), also at the University of Stuttgart.
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