Bachelor's Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering
The Bachelor's Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering provides a very extensive overview of this subject, in traditional areas and emerging ones like automation, industrial computing, industrial communications and robotics. It offers practical training to engineers, helping them to acquire skills needed in the profession, across different areas and business types.
Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering is a specialisation that equips future engineers to apply electronics in all areas of industry. A good example of this is the automation of production lines for motor vehicles, household appliances, bottling, food processing, etc., involving both the selection of electronic components and systems and the programming of these systems (industrial computing) and their maintenance.
Another example is the design or repair of electronic circuit boards and the programming of these circuits to make electronic equipment for measuring (temperature, water flow, velocity, pressure, etc.), controlling (electric motors, heaters, chemical baths, alternative energies, robots, etc.) or for alarm centres.
One major area is that of production management in electronics firms, while another is that of specialist sales staff.
The main characteristic that sets this degree programme apart from the rest is the involvement of companies in students' education. Thus, in the final year, students complete part of their training in a professional context. In the Engineering By Doing version students spend a long period with the company, working on a previously agreed training project, which consolidates their existing competences and equips them with new ones. Also, these studies include a large amount of laboratory practice using cutting-edge teaching equipment that is placed entirely at students' disposal. In addition, students receive personal attention through tutorials.
The ideal student for this degree should have the following qualities:
- Interest in mathematics and physics
- IT knowledge.
- Calculation skills.
- Practical, organised and methodical
- Analysis and synthesis skills.
- Spatial vision and attention to detail
- Good manual skills
- Interest in research
- Good level of English
The degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering provides the training necessary for the application of electronic and microelectronic devices to the automation of production processes, working with microprocessors, electronic instruments, automatons and robots, etc.
Some of the professions open to graduates are:
Design, analysis, projection and maintenance of electronic and microelectronic systems.
Commercial organisation and management of electronic products and systems.
Control of electric machines and drives.
Conception, design, production and maintenance of instrumentation systems, automatic control and robots.
Coordinator and coordination teamCoordinator:
Miquel Àngel Amer i Boixareu
Teaching staff list
EvaluationECTS methodology implies continuous assessment of all students' work.
TimetablesMorning schedule: 1st and 2n years
Afternoon schedule: all years
Special schedules for working students
Work placement timetablesThe practice schedule is fully integrated in the academic schedule.
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Start of academic year (all students): 19/09/2016
Period of study: Six-monthly
Part-time or full-time: Full-time Slow track available.
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