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What is engineering
THIS IS HOW WE DEFINE IT
An engineer is trained to find solutions to many of the problems that arise in today's society. The training provided in the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering equips students with a series of theoretical and practical resources that will be essential when adapting to new situations in different fields or when embarking on new adventures, such as starting up a company.
The knowledge that students acquire enables them to solve a wide range of problems not only technical problems, but also operational and organisational problems within companies in many fields, both in the industrial and service sectors. In addition, engineers also possess a scientific profile that enables them to work in the field of research.
estudios_desplegable_Professional profiles of the Degrees of Tecnun
Professional profiles of the Degrees of Tecnun
As a graduate in Mechanical Engineering you will be able to participate in projects for the design and development of machine elements such as bearings, gears, flywheels, springs, brakes, clutches, shock absorbers, steering, heat engines, turbines, hydraulic systems, etc... that make machines such as trains, bicycles, planes, cars, helicopters, concrete mixers, etc... work correctly.
They will also be able to calculate the structure of buildings such as skyscrapers, houses, bridges, sports stadiums, etc... Or the structure of a helicopter, the chassis of a formula 1 car, etc.
Graduates will also be able to form part of a team of engineers or manage them, work in a company with a technical office, or in a technology centre doing research in the mechanical area, in projects for flight simulators, trains, trucks, etc...
Some graduates in Mechanical Engineering set up their own engineering company to provide services to companies. Finally, the training will enable you to be a valid interlocutor to deal with both customers and suppliers, and therefore to work in commercial and purchasing departments.
Where will I work?
Companies that recruit graduates in Mechanical Engineering are those related to the automotive sector, machine tools, construction, research centres, aeronautics.... such as EADS, GAMESA, CAF, CIE AUTOMOTIVE, MICHELIN, VOLKSWAGEN, SEAT, IRIZAR, DANOBAT, IKERLAN, FATRONIK, CEIT, TEKNIKER, IBERIA, IDOM, SENER, ARCELOR MITTAL, etc.
Have you ever wondered how many small engines a car has nowadays? And how many metres of cable an aeroplane carries? And surely you have witnessed a power cut due to supply problems and you are also aware of the importance of electrical energy in our lives.
As a graduate in Electrical Engineering you will be able to design the electrical systems of any machine, as well as design machines of an electrical nature, such as motors. You will be able to design electrical installations for energy generation: solar, wind, thermal, tidal, hydraulic, etc., transformation and transport.
You will work to try to design equipment that consumes less electricity.
You will be able to lead technical teams, be a project or product manager, being able to perform tasks that combine managerial and technical tasks.
You will be able to work in technology centres, in research in centres of companies of a certain size or set up your own electrical engineering company.
Where will I work?
Considering that you will be able to work in different industrial companies, perhaps the type of companies that hire more graduates in Electrical Engineering are engineering companies such as IDOM, SENER,...electrical machine companies such as INDAR, energy sector companies such as ENDESA, REPSOL, GAMESA, SUNPOWER, and more... CAF, FENOSA, ENDESA, IBERDROLA, REE, ALSTOM, SEAT, VOLKSWAGEN, INDAR, ETXETAR, DANOBAT, EADS, FAGOR, ORONA, BIELE, GKN, etc.
As a graduate in Industrial Electronics Engineering, you will be able to participate in design, development and improvement projects for both industrial and service processes. You will be able to automate manufacturing processes, improving the reliability of manufactured products and productivity.
You will also be able to design and develop electronic control systems for machines, equipment and installations such as those of an aeroplane, bus, lorry, train, washing machine, thermal power station, paper mill, food factory, etc.
And of course, participating in the design of computers, robots or automatons of different characteristics, from children's toys to macro-robots for handling toxic substances or deactivating explosives, including micro-robots for surgery.
You will also be able to work in technology centres participating in research projects.
Where will I work?
Examples of companies where you can work are: IKUSI, ALCAD, IKOR, CAF, SEAT, VOLKSWAGEN, DANOBAT, IDEKO, ALTRAN, EADS, SIEMENS, FAGOR, NOKIA, TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRES.
As a graduate in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering you will be able to participate in the design, redesign and restyling of products, always from a global perspective, nowadays called CONCEPT DESIGN.
You will learn the most advanced design and calculation techniques, prototype manufacture, modelling and first series production. You will be able to create designs in fields as diverse as automotive, industrial, aerospace, biomedical, etc.
With a concept design vision you will be able to listen to the customer's requirements and transform them into an effective solution, always considering the technical and aesthetic aspects and ultimately seeking a balance. You will also touch on the economic aspects of the design, as well as its manufacturability, and never forgetting the environmental aspects.
Where will I work?
Any company with its own product that has a design department.
Consultancies in the area of industrial design in which you can collaborate with the creative department.
Product engineering companies.
Examples of companies include: FAGOR, ORONA, CAF, EREDU, DIKAR, ORBEA, IKUSI, ALCAD, IKOR, DIARA, BELLOTA HTAS, KONDIA, LUMA, SEAT, ETXETAR, etc.
How do they ensure that all the Mcdonalds in Spain are supplied from Madrid and never lack anything? How is it possible for an industrial bakery company to produce more than 100,000 different types of pastries a day, store them and distribute them throughout Spain? How is it possible for a car manufacturing company to produce twice as many units today as it did 10 years ago, without having increased its workforce and without investing in new machines?
As a graduate in Industrial Organisation Engineering, you are an expert in organisation and are able to use different technologies, including information systems, to improve the productivity of a company. You will be able to plan, control and improve a packaging manufacturing process, as well as improve the pizza delivery process in the city of Rome. The skills you need to apply are not so different.
On the other hand, your technical skills, combined with your negotiating profile, will enable you to carry out commercial or purchasing management tasks. You will participate in projects to implement new production plants, improve the organisation of warehouses, improve the layout of a plant, improve the quality of processes, etc. You will be able to get the best out of the organisation, thanks to the performance improvement systems that you will implement in companies. You will be able to carry out tasks in the management of business units, and even in the general management and management of companies, preferably industrial, although also in the logistics sector.
Where will I work?
All companies wishing to improve their operational processes, whether they are industrial or service companies. Strategic consultancy companies, AT KEARNEY, ACCENTURE, MC KINSEY, KUTXA, CAJA LABORAL, HUMAN, OPE CONSULTORES, CAF, DELOITTE, The BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP, EVERIS
Also in companies with technical sales departments with their own developments.
If we compare a Spanish hospital 40 years ago with one today, it is clear that technology has played a major role. From the diagnostic rooms, to the rooms where patients recover, electronic equipment and mechanical devices are things that have advanced technologically. Today the main monitoring parameters of a patient are recorded in real time on a mobile monitoring unit and in the future nurses will receive wireless information from their monitoring unit.
As a graduate in Biomedical Engineering you could participate in research projects in technology centres, in design and development departments for medical devices or equipment. You will be able to develop electrochemical, piezoelectric and thermal microsensors, etc., which will enable early diagnosis of illnesses or the monitoring of medical parameters. You will also be able to develop software that facilitates the processing of brain signals or medical images, improve tissue regeneration and obtain biomaterials that offer fewer rejections. You will work in multidisciplinary teams with biologists, biochemists, doctors, pharmacists and engineers, researching, designing and developing medical solutions and applications.
Where will I work?
ABBOTT LABORATORIES, S.A., ALCÓN CUSÍ, S.A., ALBYN MEDICAL, S.A., ASEBIO S.A., ASTRAZENECA FARMACÉUTICA SPAIN, S.A., BAUSCH & LOMB, S.A., BAYER HISPANIA, S.L., BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, S.A., CENTROS DE INVESTIGACIÓN CEIT Y CIMA
CINFA S.A., ESTEVE QUÍMICA, S.A., GENETRIX, GLAXO SMITHKLINE, S.A., GRÜNENTHAL, S.A., GRUPO FERRER INTERNACIONAL, S.A.
GRUPO J. URIACH, S.L., IMS HEALTH, S.A., IPSEN PHARMA, S.A., ISDIN, S.A., IZASA DISTRIBUCIONES TÉCNICAS, S.A., JANSSEN-CILAG, S.A., LABORATORIO BONIQUET, S.A., LABORATORIOS ALMIRALL, S.A., LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTEVE, S.A., LABORATORIOS GRIFOLS, S.A., LABORATORIOS SALVAT, S.A., LABORATORIOS SERVIER, S.L., LIFESCIENCES CONSULTING, S.L., LILLY, S.A., MADAUS, S.A., MERCK SHARP & DOHME DE ESPAÑA, S.A., MERCK SHARP & DOHME DE ESPAÑA, S.A., NOVARTIS FARMACÉUTICA, S.A., PFIZER, S.A., PHARMABASIS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, S.L., ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS, S.L., SANOFI-AVENTIS, S.A., SCHERING PLOUGH, S.A., SIEMENS, S.A., SOLVAY IBÉRICA, S.L., USP HOSPITALES, S.A., BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM MEDICAL DEVICES, MEDTRONIC.
The graduate in Communication Systems Engineering is an expert in how to transmit information between various electronic devices. The information has to be transformed into a user-friendly environment that allows the user to assimilate it, and an engineer with this degree will be responsible for making this possible.
An example of all this is the Apple IPHONE, the graduate in Communication Systems Engineering is the person who, in addition to knowing all the communication protocols of this device, designs the navigation tools of the device and also the telematic applications.
Would you like to be the one to design the new generation of wireless communication systems? Can you imagine yourself working in companies dedicated to managing the communications that take place on our planet? Would you like to understand how information is transmitted via ADSL? Don't hesitate, this is the degree for you.
Where will I work?
The range of companies in the electronics and telecommunications sector where you can develop your professional career is enormous. At a national level these companies include: TELEFONICA, VODAFONE, INDRA, IKUSI, IBERMÁTICA, IKOR, CAF, SEAT, ACCIONA. On an international level the possibilities are also very wide, to give some examples you could work in: SIEMENS, APPLE, NOKIA, BRITISH TELECOM, IBM, AUDI, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, CISCO SYSTEMS, SONY-ERICSSON.
Sectors such as R&D&I and consultancy and engineering also demand the profile of a communications systems engineer. In addition to all this, more and more companies in the industrial sector are improving their products by adding value through telecommunication devices. In other words, you will be able to work in a wide variety of companies.
Telecommunications are based on electronics, which is why the Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Communications Engineering has a great future projection in the world of work.
As a graduate in Electronic Communications Engineering you will carry out work and projects in which you will have to design and build wireless devices. In this way, you will become an expert in advanced mobile phone systems, GPS devices, optical laser communications, etc.
Where will I work?
Can you imagine being the engineer who has designed a chip to communicate a space satellite with the earth? would you like to be able to understand how a wii works, from the controller to the control system? then this is the degree for you.
The future of today's business sector lies in the enhancement, through communications electronics, of its products. For example, the automotive sector is demanding new navigation systems and wireless sensors to diagnose the state of vehicles. Therefore, as a graduate in this field you will be able to work in any company seeking to improve its competitiveness, you will have an enormous range of possibilities.
There are a large number of companies in the electronics and telecommunications sector where you can develop your professional career. At a national level, these companies include: INDRA, TELEFONICA, IKUSI, VODAFONE, ALCAD, IKOR, CAF, SEAT, ACCIONA. On an international level the possibilities are also very wide, to give some examples you could work in: SIEMENS, NOKIA, BRITISH TELECOM, IBM, AUDI, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, ANALOG DEVICES, SONY-ERICSSON, APPLE.
Sectors such as R&D&I and consulting