Degree in electrical engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

The aim of the studies of Electrical Engineering is to provide future professionals with scientific and technical training, so that they can meet the needs of the industry and the Government in this field. These studies consist of a basic training module, for acquiring a sound scientific basis adapted to electrical engineering; a training module which is common with the industrial branch, for developing general skills in industrial engineering; a specific training module in electricity, for developing specific skills related to the various fields of electrical engineering; and a final module, for developing different skills chosen by the student.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering qualifies students for practising the profession of industrial engineering. The curriculum includes 48 ECTS of optional subjects, which are grouped into two itineraries:

  • One is taught at the Polytechnic School of Alcoi, and comprises two elective subjects: Management and Implementation of Industrial and Urban Electrical Installations, and Automation and Industrial Electronics.
  • And the other one is taught at the School of Design Engineering and includes the following elective subjects: Industrial Automation and Remote Operation, Advanced Electrical Installations, Industrial Automation and Computerization, and Prevention of Occupational Risks.

What skills do you need before starting this degree?

A basic knowledge of physics, mathematics and technical drawing, and an interest in languages are required. It is desirable to have a calling for lifelong learning in science and technology, particularly in the field of electrical engineering. Also important are other qualities such as responsibility, professional ethics, tolerance, commitment, a capacity for teamwork, solidarity, cooperation and transparency.

What skills will you have once you finish this degree?

You will be able to execute and manage projects aimed at the construction, reform, repair, maintenance, demolition, construction, installation, assembly or operation of movable and immovable property in the field of electrical engineering.

You will also be able to do measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies and reports in the same field. And you will be able to run all kinds of industries and operations in the field of electrical engineering.

What are your professional options after you finish this degree?

With this degree, you will be able to take up numerous professional activities, such as designing (thermal, water, wind, solar, etc.) power production plants and all sorts of electrical and energy transport installations.

You will also be able to give advice on the acquisition and use of electrical equipment; to design, monitor and program equipment used for the regulation and control of electrical installations and machines; to do electricity management tasks; to maintain industrial facilities; to sign certificates and surveys; to manage industrial companies in the field of electricity; and to pursue a career in teaching and research.

What are your internship options?

Students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering can do internships in companies belonging to various sectors, especially the electrical sector, which will help them get acquainted with professional reality, under the tutelage of a company technician and a professor of the degree.

The internship tasks will include designing and calculating electrical installations for the production, transport, distribution and utilization of electric power: power plants, power lines, high and low voltage installations, lighting systems, industrial process control by means of electrical machines and their automation.

Where can you spend a semester abroad?

There are numerous possibilities to complete your studies and do your bachelor’s thesis abroad at universities in the European Union, the United States, Latin America, Japan, Australia and several African countries.

To access exchange scholarships, a basic knowledge of the target country language, curiosity about other cultures and an interest to know about engineering elsewhere are needed.

What are your master’s degree options?

CWith this degree, you will be able to access the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, which will qualify its graduates to practice the profession of industrial engineering. You will also be able to access the following master’s degree studies offered by the UPV: Automation and Industrial Informatics; Industrial Constructions and Installations; Project Management; Integrated Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing; Business, Product and Service Management; Design Engineering; Maintenance Engineering; and Occupational Risk Prevention.

And, as in all cases, you may request access to any UPV master’s degree studies by taking the corresponding levelling subjects.