Electronic Engineering


Career Objectives

Support the industrial and services sectors in the solution of technological problems, favoring increase in quality and productivity of the sector through the realization of electronic technology’s adaptation, transfer and innovation activities.


Professional Profile

-Professional who is qualified to plan, design, install and manage electronic telecommunications systems, control of industrial processes and *digital systems and computers applications.

In addition, he is endowed with scientific, technological and managerial knowledge necessary to perform efficiently in his area.

He applies the new advances in science and technology with economic knowledge, an efficient use of materials, human resources and the available capital.

Electronic Engineer’s specific areas are:

-Computers

-Increased automation of systems and processes requires the efficient use of computers.

The areas here are: computer networks, *operating systems and the design of systems based on microcomputers or *microprocessors which imply designing programs and systems based on electronic components.

-The related companies are those that provide equipment, develop computer projects and companies and service institutions.

Industrial Process Control

The activity of the engineer specialized in control is focused on the planning, design, supervision and use of automatic control systems in assembly lines and processes and industrial systems.

For instance, companies where these professionals are required, we can mention mining, cellulose, fishing, textile, manufacturing, etc.

The modern automatic control uses computers extensively and increasingly in varied schemes.

Additionally, the discipline involves non-conventional systems such as *robotics, *expert systems, *artificial neural networks, *fuzzy logic systems and other *Artificial Intelligence systems.

Industrial Electronics

The efficient use of energy requires planning, design and management of instrumentation, automation and control systems of electric power in a wide range of processes, such as in paper, fishing, mining, manufacturing industries and service companies.

Telecommunications

The massive information processing and transmission requires planning, design and management of broadcast systems, television, telephony, computer networks, optical fiber networks, satellite networks and increasing significantly in wireless communication systems, such as mobile or personal telephony.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

-Design electronic equipment and systems according to the function they must fulfill and run their implementation.

-Run the installation of electronic equipment and systems.

-Direct the operation of electronic equipment and systems in the communication, control, instrumentation and power areas.

-Interpret plans, diagrams and manuals of his specialty.

-Supervise electronic maintenance activities.

-Train the technical personnel of the area.

-Participate in the management of work processes corresponding to his profession.

-Assume leadership and commitment attitudes in his job and social environment.

-Stay updated in his discipline.

-Take part in applied research projects.


Occupational Field

The occupational field is especially related to modern companies that required computing to increase efficiency and control in the productive sector of goods, as well as in service sectors. Among the first ones we have industries of the mining, energy, paper, oil, manufacturing sectors, food and agricultural industries.

Among service companies, telecommunications, financial, commercial, pension, consulting and medical services companies.

Also, he can perform independent consultancy and advice.

The modernization of equipment used in the industry and laboratories, innovations of new applications with computers to increase the automation level and also the development of medical equipment, will continue to require electronic technology professionals.


Estimated time of College years

5 years or more


Main courses considered in the syllabus

Basic Training Courses

-Mathematics (5 levels), Classical Mechanics, Programming.

Engineering Basic Science Courses

-Introduction to Engineering, *Circuit Theory I, II, Electromagnetism, Statistics and Probabilities, Physics: heat and waves, Engineering Drawing, Electronics Fundamentals, Signal Processing and Systems, Conversion of Electromagnetic Energy, *Numerical Analysis, Electronic Circuits, Conversion of Electromagnetic Energy (Lab).

Professional Training Courses

*Automatic Control, Digital Systems, Microprocessors, Advanced Electronic Circuits, Digital Electronic Circuits, Electromagnetic Wave Transmission and Propagation, Laboratory I, II, *Operations Research, *Computer Systems, Telecommunications, *Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems Laboratory.

Complementary Training Courses

*Economic Theory, Accounting for Management, *Engineering Economics, *Operations Management, Engineering Project Management, *Industrial Organization, * Risks and Loss Control, Social Legislation.

Specialties

-Telecommunications, Automatic Control, Industrial Electronics, Computers.


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate to this career


Interests

-Permanent curiosity in technology advances.

-Interest in practical and functional matters and his desire to innovate in them.

-Motivation for technology application.

-Appreciation for science.


Skills


-Skills for mathematics and physics

-Analysis and Synthesis Capacity


Vocation

-Motivation for meeting practical human needs and improving their quality of life.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.


Candidate Personality

Patient, detail-oriented and organized

Ease to establish human relationships and organized work teams.


Work Scope

-Office and industrial work.


Related Careers

-Telecommunications, Telematics, Computing, Sound Engineering.


*Glossary of Terms

*Operations Management: Design and management of productive systems of goods. -Study of the production system, the products, plant location, and plant distribution. –Inventory planning and control. –Batch production planning.

*Automatic Control: Process control systems.

*Risks & Loss Control: -Loss control management. –Causes and consequences of accidents. –Preventative Techniques. –Supervision. –Legislation, typical risks.

*Industrial Electronics: Power electronic circuits with applications when driving electric machines.

-Electronic instrumentation in the industry. –Industrial Data Networks.

*Artificial Intelligence: Branch of computing which deals with artificial systems that acquire intelligence, including perception, reasoning and learning problems, in the same way as the human brain does, and it has expert systems, robotics, natural languages, artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic.

*Operations Research: Science that uses methods, mathematical models and techniques in the scientific resolution of business problems and the study of decision-making systems, or computer systems used as a decision aid.

*Numerical Analysis: Mathematics oriented to the analysis of electronic circuits.

*Microeconomics: Economic analysis related to the individual behavior of customers, traders, producers, companies and industries, etc.

*Industrial Organization: Knowledge about the external and internal factors that influence in the management of industrial companies.

*Policy: Criterion, manner or point of view from which a situation is faced.

*Processor: Unit of the computer that processes the commands.

*Robotics: Technique that applies the design and use of devices that, in replacement of people, perform operations or works, generally in industrial facilities.

*Fuzzy Logic Systems: Fuzzy logic is the branch of artificial intelligence which allows a computer to analyze real world information on a scale between false and true. Fuzzy logic takes basic concepts such as hot and moist and allows engineers manufacturing televisions, air conditioners, washing machines and other appliances that judge information that is difficult to define.

*Digital Systems: Circuits that work with 2 states and simulate constructions of highly complex mathematical logic.

*Expert Systems: Computing systems that simulate the learning process, memorizing, reasoning, communication and action process of a human expert in any branch of science.

These characteristics allow it to store data and knowledge, draw logical conclusions, make decisions, learn from experience and existing data, communicate with human experts, explain the reasons for the decisions made and take actions as consequence of all above.

Its application is in Medicine, Economics, Psychology, Law and practically all branches of knowledge.

*Artificial Neural Networks: It is an artificial simulation of the human brain anatomy, in pursuit of the possibility of replicating the ability to acquire knowledge.

*Computer Systems: Computer hardware.

*Operating System: Set of programs designed to manage the computer resources and allow communication with the user.

Circuit Theory: Circuits elements: resistors, capacitors and inductors. –Circuit Behavior. Polyphase systems, among others.

*Economic Theory: *Microeconomics elements. –Foreign Trade elements. –Growth and Economic *policy.

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