A Study of Electric Powertrain Engineering - Its Requirements and Stakeholders Perspectives

Georg Macher*, Eugen Brenner, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Joerg Niemann, Claudia Fussenecker, Marius Schoening, Alexander Paul, Nikolay Pavlov, Boyko Gigov, Maria Stefanova Pavlova

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The automotive domain is a key industrial sector for Europe with 13.8 million jobs, representing 6.1% of total EU employment, and generating a yearly trade balance of over 84.4 billion. Simultaneously the automotive industry is and has for many years been the key driver of knowledge and innovation in Europe and is the second biggest R&D sector. In addition to this the automotive market is of a highly competitive nature and is now being reorganized on a very broad front in a process which has been continuing for some years. One of the major Drivers-of-Change in the recent time period was related to powertrain electrification and novel energy-efficient propulsion systems. Due to massive societal challenges of CO2 reduction regulations the entire industry has given electrified mobility first priority. This paper will concentrate on the evaluation of electric powertrain related skills required by stakeholder. The aim of this analysis is to establish a basis of skills required by those companies which are developing electric powertrain solutions of the future and develop an adequate training for future electric powertrain engineers. To that aim, the analysis presented in this paper integrates the different viewpoints of stakeholders (including EU perspective, industry representatives, researchers, and niche domain perspectives). Within this work, we present the different stakeholder view points and implications for the development of training concepts related to a smooth upskilling of engineers for the electronic powertrain engineering topics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 27th European Conference, EuroSPI 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMurat Yilmaz, Paul Clarke, Jörg Niemann, Richard Messnarz
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030564407
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event27th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2020 - Düsseldorf, Hybrider Event, Düsseldorf, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 202011 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1251 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference27th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Abbreviated titleEuroSPI 2020
CityHybrider Event, Düsseldorf
Internet address


  • Automotive
  • Electric powertrain
  • Qualification profiles
  • Skill training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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