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Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

Academic year 2019-2020

The Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills to act in the industry sector, one of the most important sectors for current economic development. As a graduate in Electrical Engineering you will be able to have a key role in the field of the electricity, industrial electronics and automation. And, if you want to continue studying, you will be able to become Industrial Engineer.

General information

General data

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:

Graduate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Girona

Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Marks required for the June 2019 call for applications
Approx. price for the first year:
2,513 euros. See Information on prices
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

The Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering will provide you with professional attributes recognised by the Spanish State (Law 12/1986). This means that, as a graduate in electrical engineering, you will be able to do work that other professionals cannot. You will also, of course, be able to carry out all the activities related with the industry sector that do not require professional attributes regulated by law. Thus, you will be able to operate in areas related to industrial engineering in general and electrical engineering in particular:

  • generation, transport, distribution and use of electrical energy 
  • electromechanical operations (electrical engines): regulation of speed and position
  • automation and control of industrial processes
  • industrial plants: electrical facilities, communications 
  • sustainability: renewable energies, efficient energy management, intelligent distribution of electrical energy, social and environmental impact, electrical vehicles 
  • home automation
  • design, development, preparation and industrial management of engineering projects
  • expert opinions, studies, reports
  • technical and economic advice, verification, control, maintenance, commercialisation, management, use, direction, organisation, planning, production, quality, safety

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Must pass the preferential option of the entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Appraisal of any professional experience related to the bachelor's degree the applicant wishes to study for and suitability for the course, as demonstrated at interview.
  • Over 45s. Must pass entrance exam and demonstrate suitability at interview.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

In the Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering you will acquire specialised training and, at the same time, good general training in engineering. This will give you versatility and the ability to adapt to different types of work and, therefore, you will have many options for entering the world of work:

  • engineering and consulting firms
  • companies in the electrical sector
  • renewable energy companies
  • energy services companies
  • industry in general
  • services
  • Administration
  • education
  • research and technology transfer
  • practising as a freelance engineer
  • creating your own company

Recent employability surveys indicate that graduates in electrical engineering find work fast, even before finishing their studies, and that the work they find is related to what they studied. You can get an idea of the multiple professional destinations by looking at the employment exchanges of the different schools of engineers, for example enginyersgi.cat.

Continue studying

The speciality content of the Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and of the Bachelor's degree in Automation and Industrial Electronics Engineering are related to industrial electronics, automation and electricity. What varies is the proportion of these contents. This close relationship will allow you to also obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Industrial and Automatic Electronics in just one additional academic year. If you already know that you want to study two bachelor's degrees, you can enrol in the Dual bachelor's degree Automation and Industrial Electronics Engineering / Electrical Engineering.

Once a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, you will be able to study the Master in Industrial Engineering, which is offered by the University of Girona and the only official master's degree that allows the holder to enter the regulated profession of industrial engineering.

Moreover, the Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering provides access to other technology and science master’s degrees. The postgraduate degrees offered by the University of Girona are renowned for being practical and focused on the needs of the labour market, while also having a focus on research skills, with which you will be able to enter the Dr of Technology programme.

Other specialisation courses and postgraduate activities are available through the University of Girona Foundation: Innovation and Training, whose main objective is to fulfil the needs of higher level lifelong learning in all fields of knowledge.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2019-2020

Mathematics15.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Fonaments de matemàtiques 2   Fundamentos de matemáticas 2   Fundamentals of mathematics 2 (3105G00003) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments de matemàtiques 1   Fundamentos de matemáticas 1   Fundamentals of mathematics 1 (3105G00004) BBasic 9.00 SSemester long YES
Physics12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Fonaments de física 1   Fundamentos de física 1   Fundamentals of physics 1 (3105G00001) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments de física 2   Fundamentos de física 2   Fundamentals of physics 2 (3105G00002) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Graphic expression 7.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Expressió gràfica   Expresión gráfica   Graphical representation (3105G00005) BBasic 7.00 SSemester long YES
Chemistry6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Fonaments de química   Fundamentos de química   Fundamentals of chemistry (3105G00006) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Computer science8.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Informàtica   Informática   Informatics (3105G00007) BBasic 8.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Fonaments de mecànica   Fundamentos de mecánica   Fundamentals of mechanics (3105G00011) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of the science of materials6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Fonaments de ciència de materials   Fundamentos de ciencia de materiales   Fundamentals of Materials Science (3105G00013) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Statistics6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Estadística   Estadística   Stadistics (3105G00015) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Business6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Organització i gestió d'empreses   Organización y gestión de empresas   Business management (3105G00008) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Enginyeria fluïdomecànica   Ingeniería fluidomecánica   Fluid and Mechanical Engineering (3105G00009) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Termotècnia aplicada   Termotecnia aplicada   Applied Heat Engineering (3105G00010) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical, electronic and automatic systems24 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Teoria de circuits   Teoría de circuitos   Circuit theory (3105G03012) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments d'electrònica   Fundamentos de electrónica   Fundamentals of electronics (3105G03013) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments d'automatització i control   Fundamentos de automatización y control   Fundamentals of automation and control (3105G03014) OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES
Electrotècnia i màquines elèctriques   Electrotecnia y máquinas eléctricas   Electrotechnology and electric machines (3105G03015) OBCompulsory 8.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Resistència de materials   Resistencia de materiales   Strength of materials (3105G00012) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical circuits and installations6 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Anàlisis de sistemes elèctrics i electrometria   Análisis de sistemas eléctricos y electrometría   Analysis of Electrical Systems and Electrometry (3105G09028) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Industrial production and environment6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Gestió de la producció   Gestión de la producción   Operation Management (3105G00014) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Tecnologies del medi ambient   Tecnologías del medio ambiente   Environmental Technologies (3105G00018) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Electronics and automation16 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Electrònica de potència   Electrónica de potencia   High Voltage Electronics (3105G00035) OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES
Regulació automàtica   Regulación automática   Automated Regulation (3105G09018) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Tecnologies d'automatització   Tecnologías de automatización   Automation Technologies (3105G09019) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical machines and operations9 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Disseny de màquines elèctriques   Diseño de máquinas eléctricas   Design of Electric Machines (3105G09020) OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES
Control de màquines elèctriques   Control de máquinas eléctricas   Control of Electric Machines (3105G09021) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Power electrical generation and systems14 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Sistemes de generació elèctrica   Sistemas de generación eléctrica   Electrical Energy Production Systems (3105G09022) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Energies renovables   Energías renovables   Renewable Energies (3105G09023) OBCompulsory 4.00 SSemester long YES
Sistemes elèctrics de potència I   Sistemas eléctricos de potencia I   High Voltage Electrical Systems I (3105G09024) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical circuits and installations5 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Instal·lacions elèctriques I   Instalaciones eléctricas I   Electrical Installations I (3105G09026) OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES
Optional5 credits
Projects6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Projectes   Proyectos   Projects (3105G09041) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Power electrical generation and systems8 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Sistemes elèctrics de potència II   Sistemas eléctricos de potencia II   High Voltage Electrical Systems II (3105G09025) OBCompulsory 8.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical circuits and installations10 credits
Optional20 credits
Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2019-2020
Projecte fi de grau   Proyecto final de grado   Final project (3105G09042) OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES
Optional modules + academic recognition31 credits

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Practical work experience

All subjects forming part of the Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering have a practical aspect which is very important for the studies and the subsequent insertion into the labour market. Practical classes are carried out in small groups in modern laboratories that are equipped for current needs.

Businesses play a large role at the Polytechnic School. As an electrical engineering student, you will be able to take up work placements from a number of companies. You will be able to choose between over 450 options available each year.

Bachelor's thesis

During the final year, you will complete a bachelor's thesis which will demonstrate the knowledge acquired throughout the degree. The bachelor's thesis is an engineering project on whatever subject you choose; it is carried out under the supervision of a lecturer. If you wish, you can complete this in a company or research group.

The business association that supports the Polytechnic School and the professional college of engineers award prizes to the best theses every year.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School (PS) maintains relations with universities from all over the world. There are several mobility and exchange programmes that will allow you to study abroad, carry out the bachelor's thesis or expand your studies: Erasmus, Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Socrates, IAESTE, SICUE-Séneca, Balsells scholarships, Josep Maria Ginés i Pous scholarships, etc.

Enrolment

Enrolment in the first year

1

View the place allocation results on the University Access Portal

Find out about your options based on the allocation round your place was assigned in (June or September).

2

View the Enrolment fees, and see the Guide to online enrolment to learn about the electronic enrolment system at the UdG.

Check the enrolment dates and times and prepare the documentation you will need to submit, depending on each case.

3

Go to your teaching centre on the day and at the time assigned to you, complete the enrolment form and complete the assisted online enrolment.

The teaching centre will give you instructions on how to get your student identification card.

Reception information sessions
First option students
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Second and subsequent option students
2 September, from 9 am to 10.30 am, at the EPS 1 Events Room
Enrolment dates
First preference
17 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
On appeal in the first round of allocation and by definitive allocation
18 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
Of second round of allocation (in any preference)
26 and 29 July, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the III-01i Computer Room
For appeals in the second round of allocation and of first reallocation
5 and 6 September, from 10 am to 12 noon, III-01i Computer Room
Second reallocation in June
16 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Third reallocation in June
20 September from 9.30 am to 1.45 pm, in the Academic Secretary's Office
In September call
27 September at 10 am in the Academic Secretary's Office
In October enrolment
10 October, at 10 am, in the Academic Secretary's Office
Start of classes
Start date
16 September 2019
Contact details of the academic secretary's office
Telephone
972 41 84 20
Email
infoacademica.eps@udg.edu

1. ID:

Nationality Documents
Students from EU countries, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra Certified copy of valid ID
Non-EU foreign students TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where TIE is not available.

2. Proof of receipt of allowances or exemptions, under section 1.1.3 of the Enrolment Regulations.

3. Documents accrediting access to the university:

Type of access Documents

Pre-enrolled university students from:
a) PAU and the like
b) CFGS or FP-2 or MP-3 and the like
c) University degree from the UdG
d) Entrance exams for people over the age of 25, 40 or 45

The University does not require any document to be produced, as such information is accredited by the University's Admissions Office. Students who have sat the university entrance exams (PAU) are advised to download their accreditation documents from the university’s Access Portal in the same year they passed their exams, as they will stop being accessible on 31 December.

Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or certified copy of the degree or its provisional certificate 
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate featuring courses and qualifications and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

4. An enrolment-application form, where appropriate (provided by the teaching institution)

5. Only where a student is not the holder of the bank account paying for their enrolment, a communication/change of bank data form (available on the Forms page) and a photocopy of the bank account holder’s ID.

The documentation must be submitted either when you enrol or before the 19 November at the Academic Secretary’s Office of the teaching centre (except for the large-family card in the event of renewal, which must be presented before 31 December).

Online enrolment

Online enrolment is the University of Girona's electronic enrolment system where enrolment is carried out via the internet, and is available for most study programmes.

Testimonials

"The technical understanding of electrical systems and automation and control that I need every day at work is clearly related to the subjects I studied."

Fernando Cruz (2003 graduate)

Maintenance and electrical installation technician at ENDESA

“The university gave me human and business perspectives which allowed me to become managing director of a company.”

Màxim Vidal (1995 graduate)

Managing director of AETECH