LTU’s Embedded Software Engineering program will empower graduates to lead the automotive industry in developing safer driving solutions, advanced technology, and truly intelligent transportation systems that will transform our future."
Douglas E. Patton, Senior Vice President, Engineering Division, DENSO International America


Embedded Software EngineeringLawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Embedded Software Engineering was designed in close consultation with automotive OEMs and first tier suppliers. LTU is the first university in the nation to offer a degree in embedded software engineering.

Embedded software engineers design and maintain software systems in embedded controllers that work behind the scenes in complex machinery.

Embedded software appears on devices not typically thought of as computers. Think of your phone, car, refrigerator, and even your washing machine. Without embedded software, you couldn’t text your friends, use your vehicle’s GPS, or set your washing machine on the gentle cycle. Since most manufactured products now employ embedded computers, software engineering is one of the fastest growing fields in engineering; engineers skilled in embedded software engineering are uniquely valued.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent into the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Software developer employment levels in the southeastern Michigan area are among the highest in the United States, at 5.58 per 1,000 jobs. And according to, the projected growth for computer software engineers in Michigan is between 7 and 9 percent, making software engineering one of the fastest growing employment sectors. 

Why LTU?

Located at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology, LTU is uniquely positioned to provide you the latest advanced knowledge in software design, engineering, quality and testing, and project management. The Bachelor of Science in Embedded Software Engineering offers a strong core of mathematics, science, engineering, and design and emphasizes the development of analytic and problem-solving skills.

Lawrence Tech’s focus on combining theory and practice means that the principles you learn in the classroom are reinforced by hands-on labs and real-world applied research projects with expert professors who have extensive industrial experience. Your studies will culminate with a senior capstone design project in which you will synthesize what you have learned in a project of your choosing.

Because LTU is located in one of the nation’s most dynamic business and technology centers, you will also enjoy abundant co-op, internship, and networking opportunities. Combining classroom skills with professional job experience is a great way to get your foot in the door and gain experience that can set you apart.



Your 135-credit-hour program consists of:

Subject Cr. Hrs.
Humanities (with emphasis on leadership) 26
Mathematics and Basic Science  33
Electrical/Computer/Software/Other Engineering 44
Computer Science  32
  TOTAL 135


Outcomes + Objectives

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an Embedded Software Engineering program where students acquire the education and skill set so that, as alumni, they achieve the following professional objectives:

1. apply problem solving and critical judgment skills to benefit an increasingly technological society;
2. be a contributing member of engineering project team;
3. grow in professional capability and responsibility;
4. succeed in graduate studies.

Educational Outcomes 

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Graduates with a degree in Embedded Software Engineering have many career options:

Bioelectrical devices
Communications systems
Computer electronics
Consumer products
Electrical equipment
Entertainment industry
Power plants

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Bachelor of Science in Embedded Software Engineering:

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