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The job of connected object engineer is an exciting one for people who love science and new technologies. In addition, it is one of the most sought-after professions in the digital age. It is therefore a very secure profession because of its high rate of employability. But to practice this profession of the future, it is essential to follow an adapted training and to choose an adequate school. Would you like to discover this profession? We give you all the information: what is it? What are the prerequisites? And what are the studies to follow to become an engineer in connected objects?
What is a Connected Objects Engineer?
The connected objects engineer is in charge of managing IoT or Internet Of Things projects on different levels. It takes care of the architecture of connected object networks, the design and development of these objects, the analysis and processing of data and all the industrial design optimizations, and the user experience .
In addition to designing connected systems, the connected object engineer also works on programming, assembling electronic components, creating schematics and prototypes, wiring, testing and monitoring. Also, IoT engineers are involved in tracking all designed products throughout their lifecycle so they can learn how the design is going, with the goal of being able to design much more productive and efficient products in the future.
In other words, the connected object engineer must have different skills, such as:
- IoT and cellular network technology essentials;
- design of platform architectures and secure networks;
- Technical design of new products in collaboration with experts in the field;
- analysis and processing of massive data generated by connected objects;
- thinking about user experience (UX).
What are the missions of the connected objects engineer?
The missions of the connected objects engineer are very varied. This artificial intelligence professional will design and develop IoT solutions through devices, sensors and software. These IOT solutions will allow an object to share data with other systems. In addition, the Connected Objects engineer will also conduct research, coding, and testing on an object’s IoT functionality. Finally, an IoT engineer also handles the analysis of consumer IoT needs. This professional will also propose solutions to network/object connection problems.
Why become an engineer in connected objects?
The Internet of Connected Objects or IOT is a sector of the future that is constantly evolving. By interconnecting physical and virtual objects, it is now omnipresent in our daily lives. From smartphones to connected watches, smart scales and remote controls for businesses, all human activities are likely to be digitalized. The IOT therefore allows us to propose innovative solutions and to design projects from A to Z in connection with new technologies, both for individuals and companies.
The job of connected object engineer combines project management, creation and advice, and innovation. Among other things, it is a field with several missions. The IOT market is growing rapidly. As a result, there are many positions to be filled.
How much does a connected object engineer earn?
A connected object engineer earns a varied salary depending on their level of expertise. A junior profile receives a net salary of 2 800 €. As for an experienced connected object engineer, he or she can earn between €3,500 and €4,000 gross.
What studies are required to become a connected object engineer?
The studies to become an engineer in connected objects take place over 3 years. Admission is by competitive examination after an MPSI or PCSI preparatory course, or on the basis of an L2/L3, BTS or DUT qualification in science or technology. The training course can be done in initial or continuous training. The curriculum to become an IOT engineer ends at a Bac+5 level and is for 5 years. This duration depends on the year of beginning: after the baccalaureate or 2 or 3 years after a first base of higher studies (BTS, BUT, Licence)
Depending on your profile and your desires, several training courses are offered. In any case, choose the scientific preparatory class after high school. You can then follow one of our engineering cycles at ECE if you want to continue your studies after your BTS, BUT or Licence. At ECE, the curriculum can be done under an apprenticeship contract.
It is also possible to choose the ECE engineering school program and opt for the Connected Objects, Networks and Services major or the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle major in the 4th year.