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Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering

Ingeniería Electrónica Industrial y Auto
Duration
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Centre
Language
Bilingual, Spanish
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This bachelor qualifies for the Technical Industrial Engineer, specializing in Industrial Electronics, according to O.M. CIN/351/2009

EURACE

Presentation

The Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering offers specific training in areas related to industrial electronics, automation and robotics. Its goal is to create professionals who can function effectively in strategic work environments related to automation processes, electronic energy management, instrumentation of equipment and systems, robotics, renewable energy, electric transportation, domotics and industrial electronic systems, among others.

Accordingly, the program provides students with some fundamentals of science and engineering and a solid applied education in a large number of technological areas that are complemented with other specialized subjects.

The degree can be studied in a bilingual mode and has specific laboratories for practical work carried out in small groups, with a large number of computers with specialized software. In addition, students can complete their education and training with internships in the industry’s leading companies.

This degree has the EUR-ACE seal, the most prestigious international engineering certification in Europe.
 

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 6000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 92.3 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2018 XXII Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study)

International Excellence

EURACE
QS Top 50 Under 50
Times Higher Education (THE)
Erasmus+

Program

Mobility

  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Student profile

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    The student must have a solid prior education, particularly in mathematics and physics. Observational and analytical skills, capacity and speed in mathematical calculations and quantifiable problem solving, as well as logical and abstract reasoning is also very important. Moreover, it is advisable to possess the capability to establish relationships between observable reality and its description through mathematical models.

    Personal attitudes of initiative, ability to cooperate on a team, individual work organization, ability to work under pressure, leadership, responsibility and interest in the practical application of knowledge in order to solve real problems are highly valued. Finally, manual skill in instrument or equipment handling will be widely used during the years of study and afterwards.

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  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    Most graduates of this degree is configured as learning the results obtained in this degree, including, first, knowledge and understanding of the general fundamentals of engineering, and in particular those relating to Industrial Electronics and Automation. Graduates will be able to carry out a process of analysis to solve problems in the field of industrial electrical engineering and automatic with initiative, decision making, creativity and critical thinking. They will also be responsible for design of industrial products, analog, digital and power electronic systems, control systems and industrial automation that meet the required specifications, and ability to collaborate with professionals in related technologies within multidisciplinary teams. Moreover, graduates will be able to conduct research and carry out innovative contributions in the field of industrial electrical engineering and automatic.

    Finally, graduates are competent to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems and design devices or processes in the field of industrial electronics and machine engineering, according to criteria of cost, quality, safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness. Finally, it notes that this degree provides graduates generic skills required for the practice of engineering in today's society: communicate knowledge orally and in writing to both specialist and non-specialist audience, work in multidisciplinary and international teams, continuous learning that enables them to adapt to new situations, etc.

    Based on the above, this title is intended for the following professional profiles:

     

    • Specification, simulation, design, implementation, documentation and development of industrial equipment and electronic systems
    • Circuit design analog, digital, mixed and power electronic systems.
    • Design, installation, maintenance and operation of automated systems.
    • Design of embedded systems.
    • Design, operation and calibration of instrumentation and measurement systems.
    • Technical rooms control.
    • Automation of machines, processes and systems.
    • Implementation and management of industrial computerized systems.
    • System Integrators.
    • Systems based training simulation systems.
    • Development, implementation and maintenance of automated inspection systems.
    • Development , implementation and maintenance of support systems for decision making in production.
    • Design and implementation of integrated systems.
    • Automation Engineering.
    • Engineering electronic design ("Design Houses").
    • Robotic systems. Robots.
    • Suppliers of equipment and systems. Support.
    • Education.


    These professional profiles are acquired in the curriculum through appropriate selection of electives that complement compulsory training title. In this regard, it notes that there is no specific group of subjects (paths, optional blocks, etc.) which gives students the flexibility to specialize according to their career aspirations, according to the distribution of electives in the semesters of fourth year, which establishes the curriculum.

    Results of the studies

    RA1. Knowledge and understanding
    A good grounding in the basics of science, mathematics and engineering are essential for successful completion of the learning process.  Graduates should demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of both the general basics of engineering and the fundamental concepts of their specific branch or speciality.

    Graduates should have:

    • RA1.1. Knowledge and understanding of the scientific and mathematical principles underpinning their branch of engineering.
    • RA1.2. Systematic understanding of the key concepts and aspects of their branch of engineering.
    • RA1.3. An adequate knowledge of their branch of engineering which includes some awareness of the developments in the vanguard of their field.
    • RA1.4. Awareness of the multidisciplinary context of engineering.

    RA2. Analysis of engineering
    Graduates should be able to solve engineering problems in accordance with their level of knowledge and understanding, which often means taking into account some aspects which may be beyond the scope of their specialisation.

    The analytical process includes identification of the problem, knowledge of the specifications, establishing different methods of problem solving, selecting the most appropriate option and implementing it correctly.

    Graduates should be able to use several methods such as mathematical analysis, computational modelling and experimentation, and they should acknowledge the importance of social limitations, human health, safety, the environment, whilst also taking into account commercial aspects.

    Graduates should have:

    • RA2.1. Ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in order to identify, formulate and resolve engineering problems using established methods.
    • RA2.2. Ability to apply their knowledge and comprehension to an analysis of engineering of products, processes and methods.
    • RA2.3. Ability to choose and apply relevant analytical and modelling methods.

    RA3. Designs in engineering
    Graduates should be able to carry out engineering designs in accordance with their level of knowledge and understanding, working in cooperation with other engineers and qualified personnel. Design covers devices, processes, methods and objects and includes a wide range of specifications which are not confined to the strictly technical sphere, including social awareness, health and safety, and environmental and commercial considerations.
    Graduates should have:

    • RA3.1: The ability to apply knowledge in order to develop and complete designs which comply with specific requirements. RA3.2
    • RA3.2: Understanding of the various methods and the ability to use them.

    RA4. Research and innovation
    Graduates should be able to use appropriate methods for carrying out research and detailed study of technical aspects in accordance with the level of knowledge and understanding that they have attained.

    Research implies bibliographic investigation, design and execution of experiments, data interpretation and computer simulation. It may require the consultation of databases,  and safety  regulations and procedures.

    Graduates should have:

    • RA4.1: Ability to carry out bibliographic searches using databases and other information sources.
    • RA4.2: Ability to design and perform experiments, interpret data and draw conclusions.
    • RA4.3: Technical and laboratory skills

    RA5. Engineering applications
    Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in order to resolve problems, direct research and design engineering devices or processes. These skills include knowledge, use and limitations of materials, computerised models, process engineering, equipment, practical work, technical bibliography and information sources. They need to recognise the broad ethical, environmental, commerical and industrial implications inherent in engineering practice.

    Graduates should have:

    • RA5.1. The ability to select and use equipment, tools and appropriate methods.
    • RA5.2: The ability to combine theory and practice in resolving engineering problems.
    • RA5.3: Understanding of applicable methods and techniques and their limitations.
    • RA5.4: Awareness of all the implications of the practice of engineering.

    RA6. Transversal skills
    The skills required working in engineering, and which are widely applicable should be developed as part of the educational programme.

    Graduates should be able to:

    • RA6.1. Work and function effectively both individually and in a team
    • RA6.2. Use different methods for effective communication with the engineering community and with society in general.
    • RA6.3. Demonstrate an awareness of the responsibility of working in engineering, its social and environmental impact and a commitment to professional ethics and norms and standards applied in engineering.
    • RA6.4. Demonstrate an awareness of business practices and project management, as alls as risk management and control and understand their limitations.
    • RA6.5. Recognise the need for and have the ability to voluntarily undertake ongoing learning and study.

    Competence and skills

    Specific skills:
    Basic skills are defined in R.D. 1393/2007 of 29 October for all degree qualifications and are designed so that the student will acquire a general grounding in one or several disciplines in preparation for their future professional activities.

    • CB1 Students should be able to demonstrate that they possess knowledge of  and understand an area of study based on general secondary education and  usually at a level which, although it is supported by advanced text books,  also includes some aspects which imply knowledge from the forefront of their field of study;
    • CB2. That students know how to apply that knowledge to their work or professional vocation and possess the skills which are usually demonstrated by elaborating on and defending their arguments and resolving problems in their area of study;
    • CB3. Students should be able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) for issuing opinions which include a reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
    • CB4. That students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialised and non-specialist public;
    • CB5. That students have developed those learning skills required to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of autonomy.

    Transversal skills
    Transversal skills are common to all the degree courses at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. There is a general classification of transversal and instrumental competence (cognitive skills) and personal (social skills) and systemic (global analysis skills) abilities which coincide with the proposals of Royal Decree 1393/2007.

    • CT1. Ability to communicate knowledge gained,   orally and in writing, to both a specialist and non specialised public.
    • CT2. Capacity to establish excellent interpersonal communication, working in multidisciplinary and international teams.
    • CT3. Ability to organise and plan work, making appropriate decisions based on available information, compiling and interpreting relevant data in order to issue opinions in the area of study.
    • CT4. Motivation and capacity for dedication to independent learning and study on a life long basis which will enable students to adapt to new situations.
    • General skills Taken from the Ministerial Order CIN/351/2009, except for CG3, CG9 and CG10 which have been introduced to extend the educational results  (compatibility with EUR-ACE)
    • CG1. Ability to solve problems using initiative, decision making, critical reasoning and communicating and transmitting, knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering.
    • CG2. Knowledge and skills in order to organise and manage projects. Knowledge of the organisational structure and functions of a project office.
    • CG3. Ability to design a system, component, or process within the scope of industrial electronic engineering in order to comply with the requisite specifications.
    • CG4. Knowledge and ability to apply current legislation along with the requisite specifications, regulations and standards in the field of electronic, industrial and automated engineering.
    • CG5. Adequate knowledge of the concept of business, and the institutional and legal framework of business. Business administration and management.
    • CG6. Applied knowledge of business organisation
    • CG7. Knowledge and ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions, and to apply environmental and sustainable technologies.
    • CG8. Knowledge and ability to apply quality methods and principles .
    • CG9. Ability to use computational and experimental tools in order to analyse and quantify industrial electronic and automatic engineering problems.
    • CG10. Ability to design and carry out experiments and analyse and interpret the data obtained.
    • CG11. Ability to solve mathematical problems arising from engineering. Capacity to apply knowledge of: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculation; partial differential equations; numerical models, numerical algorithm; statistics and optimisation.
    • CG12. Comprehension of basic concepts in terms of general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields and waves and their application in resolving engineering problems.
    • CG13. Basic knowledge of computer use and programming, operating systems, databases and computer programmes applicable to engineering.
    • CG14. Ability to understand and apply the principles of basic knowledge general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and their application in engineering.
    • CG15. Spatial vision skills and knowledge of techniques of graphic representation both through traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry as well as computer assisted design applications.
    • CG16. Knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transmission. Basic principles and their application to solving engineering problems.
    • CG17. Knowledge of basic principles of fluid mechanics and its application to problem solvling in the field of engineering. Calculation of piping, channels and fluid systems.
    • CG18. Knowledge of basics of science, technology and material chemistry. Understanding of the relation between microstructure, synthesis or processing and properties of materials.
    • CG19. Knowledge and use of principles of material resistance.
    • CG20. Knowledge of principles of circuit and electrical machinery theory.
    • CG21. Knowledge and use of principles of circuit and electrical machinery theory.
    • CG22. Knowledge of basic electronics
    • CG23. Knowledge of basics of automatism and control methods.
    • CG24. Basic knowledge of production and manufacturing systems.

    Specific skills
    Skills specific to the degree course: taken from the Ministerial Order CIN/351/2009.

    Specific technology: industrial and automated electronics

    • CE1. Applied knowledge of electrotechnics
    • CE2. Knowledge of basics and applications of analogic electronics
    • CE3. Knowledge of basics and applications of digital electronics and microprocessors
    • CE4. Applied knowledge of power electronics.
    • CE5. Applied knowledge of electronic instrumentation
    • CE6. Ability to design analogue, digital and power electronics systems.
    • CE7. Knowledge and ability to model and simulate systems.
    • CE8. Knowledge of automatic adjustment and control techniques and their application to industrial automation.
    • CE9. Knowledge of the principles and applications of robotic systems
    • CE10. Applied  knowledge of industrial and communications information technology
    • CE11. Ability to design industrial control and automation systems.

    CETFG1. Original work to be carried out individually and to be presented and defended before a university tribunal, consisting of a project within the scope of specific Telecommunications engineering technologies of a professional nature in which the skills acquired on the degree course can be synthesised and integrated.

    General skills

    Specific skills:

    Basic skills are defined in R.D. 1393/2007 of 29 October for all degree qualifications and are designed so that the student will acquire a general grounding in one or several disciplines in preparation for their future professional activities.

    • CB1 Students should be able to demonstrate that they possess knowledge of  and understand an area of study based on general secondary education and  usually at a level which, although it is supported by advanced text books,  also includes some aspects which imply knowledge from the forefront of their field of study;
    • CB2. That students know how to apply that knowledge to their work or professional vocation and possess the skills which are usually demonstrated by elaborating on and defending their arguments and resolving problems in their area of study;
    • CB3. Students should be able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) for issuing opinions which include a reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
    • CB4. That students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialised and non-specialist public;
    • CB5. That students have developed those learning skills required to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of autonomy.

    Transversal skills
    Transversal skills are common to all the degree courses at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. There is a general classification of transversal and instrumental competence (cognitive skills) and personal (social skills) and systemic (global analysis skills) abilities which coincide with the proposals of Royal Decree 1393/2007.

    • CT1. Ability to communicate knowledge gained,   orally and in writing, to both a specialist and non specialised public.
    • CT2. Capacity to establish excellent interpersonal communication, working in multidisciplinary and international teams.
    • CT3. Ability to organise and plan work, making appropriate decisions based on available information, compiling and interpreting relevant data in order to issue opinions in the area of study.
    • CT4. Motivation and capacity for dedication to independent learning and study on a life long basis which will enable students to adapt to new situations.
    • General skills Taken from the Ministerial Order CIN/351/2009, except for CG3, CG9 and CG10 which have been introduced to extend the educational results  (compatibility with EUR-ACE)
    • CG1. Ability to solve problems using initiative, decision making, critical reasoning and communicating and transmitting, knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering.
    • CG2. Knowledge and skills in order to organise and manage projects. Knowledge of the organisational structure and functions of a project office.
    • CG3. Ability to design a system, component, or process within the scope of industrial electronic engineering in order to comply with the requisite specifications.
    • CG4. Knowledge and ability to apply current legislation along with the requisite specifications, regulations and standards in the field of electronic, industrial and automated engineering.
    • CG5. Adequate knowledge of the concept of business, and the institutional and legal framework of business. Business administration and management.
    • CG6. Applied knowledge of business organisation
    • CG7. Knowledge and ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions, and to apply environmental and sustainable technologies.
    • CG8. Knowledge and ability to apply quality methods and principles .
    • CG9. Ability to use computational and experimental tools in order to analyse and quantify industrial electronic and automatic engineering problems.
    • CG10. Ability to design and carry out experiments and analyse and interpret the data obtained.
    • CG11. Ability to solve mathematical problems arising from engineering. Capacity to apply knowledge of: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculation; partial differential equations; numerical models, numerical algorithm; statistics and optimisation.
    • CG12. Comprehension of basic concepts in terms of general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields and waves and their application in resolving engineering problems.
    • CG13. Basic knowledge of computer use and programming, operating systems, databases and computer programmes applicable to engineering.
    • CG14. Ability to understand and apply the principles of basic knowledge general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and their application in engineering.
    • CG15. Spatial vision skills and knowledge of techniques of graphic representation both through traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry as well as computer assisted design applications.
    • CG16. Knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transmission. Basic principles and their application to solving engineering problems.
    • CG17. Knowledge of basic principles of fluid mechanics and its application to problem solvling in the field of engineering. Calculation of piping, channels and fluid systems.
    • CG18. Knowledge of basics of science, technology and material chemistry. Understanding of the relation between microstructure, synthesis or processing and properties of materials.
    • CG19. Knowledge and use of principles of material resistance.
    • CG20. Knowledge of principles of circuit and electrical machinery theory.
    • CG21. Knowledge and use of principles of circuit and electrical machinery theory.
    • CG22. Knowledge of basic electronics
    • CG23. Knowledge of basics of automatism and control methods.
    • CG24. Basic knowledge of production and manufacturing systems.

    Specific skills
    Skills specific to the degree course: taken from the Ministerial Order CIN/351/2009.

    Specific technology: industrial and automated electronics

    • CE1. Applied knowledge of electrotechnics
    • CE2. Knowledge of basics and applications of analogic electronics
    • CE3. Knowledge of basics and applications of digital electronics and microprocessors
    • CE4. Applied knowledge of power electronics.
    • CE5. Applied knowledge of electronic instrumentation
    • CE6. Ability to design analogue, digital and power electronics systems.
    • CE7. Knowledge and ability to model and simulate systems.
    • CE8. Knowledge of automatic adjustment and control techniques and their application to industrial automation.
    • CE9. Knowledge of the principles and applications of robotic systems
    • CE10. Applied  knowledge of industrial and communications information technology
    • CE11. Ability to design industrial control and automation systems.

    CETFG1. Original work to be carried out individually and to be presented and defended before a university tribunal, consisting of a project within the scope of specific Telecommunications engineering technologies of a professional nature in which the skills acquired on the degree course can be synthesised and integrated.

Study in english

Studies with bilingual option

In this degree, the university offers the opportunity to study in English more than half of the subjects of the studies program. Once you have been admitted, you will choose, at the time of enrollment, the language in which you will study in accordance with the following conditions:

  • In groups in English, all works (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) will be conducted in English.
  • Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, performing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. In the first weeks of the course will inform students how they can prove their level.
  • The courses offered in English are in the studies program.
  • In case there are more applications than places available in English, interested persons will be ranked according to their admission grade.
  • If you are enrolled in English and exceed at least 50% of the credits offered at the UC3M, in the DS appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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