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"The students of Degree in Electrical Engineering are in high demand by multiple sectors."

Professor Joaquín de Nó explains how this Degree works and its professional opportunities.

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07/05/19 11:52 Communication Service

Joaquín de Nó is Senior Associate Professor of area of Electrical Engineering. As a professor he teaches the following subjects at Degree: Electrical Technology, Electrical Installations and Renewable Energies. Today he tells us about Degree Electrical Engineering from Tecnun. "The training received at our Degree prepares students to respond to the current challenges facing society".

What do students study and what do they specialize in at Degree in Electrical Engineering?

The Degree in Electrical Engineering specializes in several aspects. On the one hand, in renewable electricity generation (whether solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, ocean energy, etc.). And, on the other hand, also in design and optimization of electric drives, in efficient energy storage and management, as well as in the analysis and management of electrical networks.  

In addition to theoretical classes, are there also practical classes?

Indeed, the specific subjects of Degree have a large presence of laboratory classes, such as: Electrical Systems and Electrical Systems II, Electrical Drives, Power Electronics, among others. Therefore, there is a great deal of alternation between theoretical and practical classes.

Do students visit companies or receive sessions from business professionals?

Yes, in this Degree there is also a historical commitment to technical visits to companies, for fill in teaching in the classroom. Among them we can highlight Iberdrola, Torresol Energy, Grupo Velatia, Alstom or network Eléctrica, to name just a few examples.  

Therefore, all students completing their studies at Degree have made technical visits to renewable energy generating plants (wind, solar and hydroelectric), as well as to electrical control and distribution facilities, electrical machine manufacturers, electrical protection device companies, test laboratories, etc.

But not only that, we also bring to the classroom professionals from different companies to complement with their experience the training of the students of Degree. For example, under the agreement collaboration agreement with Siemens-Gamesa, every year a professional from this company gives a session on practical aspects of design of wind turbine machines,

Why would you recommend studying this Degree?

The training received in our Degree in Electrical Engineering prepares to respond to the current challenges facing society. That is, the need to increase energy efficiency in energy consumption, or the challenge of decarbonization, which is very much in vogue because it requires, within 30 years, that all electricity generation be of renewable origin. Nor do we neglect the challenge of the electrification of activities, especially transport, with the gradual implementation of electric mobility.

What are the subject outlets that students find at the end of the Degree?

All these challenges are making this subject professionals are highly demanded by many sectors: of course in the energy sector, both in generation and facilities, smart grids, etc.. But also in the industrial sector, for the adaptation of the industry to these new paradigms, and of course all companies and institutions linked to electric mobility, from large factories to the entire auxiliary and service industry.

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