Systems Engineering for Automotive Electronics

  • Type: Lecture (V)
  • Chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik - Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
  • Semester: SS 2024
  • Time: weekly on Tueday 08:00 - 09:30
    from 2024-04-16
    until 2024-07-23
  • Lecturer: Hon.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bortolazzi
  • SWS: 2
  • Lv-no.: 2311642
  • Information: Online
Language of instructionEnglish
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Systems Engineering for Automotive Electronics


Insights into the systematic development process and the tools used to support systematic development, using the automotive industry as a concrete example.The course consists of three parts: Lecture, laboratory and field trip.

Lecture content

  • Development process: automotive electronics market trends, technological trends development processes, requirements for processes, methods and tools, overview of solution approaches, overview of other events.
  • Target architecture in the vehicle: Architecture development process, description of target architectures in the vehicle, HW/SW architecture, networking, bus systems (CAN, LIN, MOST, FlexRay), processor families, standard SW modules, OSEK, diagnostic standards, constraints for architecture design (installation space, costs, assembly, wiring harness).
  • Development Tools I (System Level): Development processes, requirements for tools in production use, Models of Computation (modeling procedures), requirements engineering, methods and tools for the design of control systems, methods and tools for the design of distributed systems (TITUS).
  • Development Tools II (Software Level): Automated code generation (processes, procedures, tools), Automated testing.
  • Quality management: SWquality management system DC.
  • System design and project management: design of a development project, interaction project management, processes and tools, risk management, supplier management.


During the lab, students work with an actual electrical / electronic architecture development tool and develop a partial functionality of an actual vehicle. The model to be created provides as architecture proposal from different views on the partial functionality. Through this, the complexity of current architectures as well as possibilities to master them are conveyed. The lab takes place on two dates.


Participants of the SEAE course have the opportunity to take part in an excursion to Porsche AG. The excursion will take place at the end of the course.