Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering
The aim of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation 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, which qualify students for practising the profession of industrial engineering, consist of a basic training module, for acquiring a sound scientific basis adapted to the field of industrial electronics and automation engineering; a training module which is common with the industrial branch, for developing general skills in industrial engineering; a specific training module in industrial electronics and automation, for developing specific skills related to the various fields of this branch of engineering; and a final module, for developing different skills chosen by the student.
What skills do you need before starting this degree?
To pursue 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 electronic engineering and automation. Also important are other qualities such as responsibility, professional ethics, tolerance, commitment, capacity for teamwork, solidarity, cooperation and transparency.
What skills will you have once you finish this degree?
Graduates in this degree may prepare and be in charge of projects in the field of industrial electronics and automation engineering related to building and maintaining industrial plants; to manufacturing processes; to industrial electronic, instrumentation, automated, computerized, support-to-decision-making-in-production, integrated systems… They may do measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies and reports in the same field. And they can also run all kinds of industries and operations in the field of industrial electronics and automation 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 developing industrial control and automation systems, robotic systems, and analog, digital and power electronic instruments. You will be able to design and program equipment used in (electrical, HVAC, fluid, security …) facilities; to model and simulate systems, and to maintain industrial processes and installations.
You will be able to be in charge of and develop projects aimed at the design, maintenance, installation or operation of industrial plants and facilities; do certifications, inspections and surveys; manage industrial enterprises in the field of electronics and automation; or pursue a career in teaching and research.
What are your internship options?
Students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering can do internships in companies belonging to various sectors, especially the electronics and automation 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 collaborating in the control and automation of industrial processes; designing, programming and installing equipment and robotic systems; treating industrial communications information; processing electric power data; and giving advice for the purchase and use of electronic equipment.
Where can you spend a semester abroad?
Students will be able to complete their training in universities in the European Union, the United States, Latin America, Japan, Australia and in several African countries. To access exchange scholarships, 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?
With 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; Computer Engineering; Electronic Systems Engineering; Design Engineering; Maintenance Engineering; Occupational Risk Prevention; and Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development. And, as in all cases, you may request access to any UPV master’s degree studies by taking the corresponding levelling subjects.