This undergraduate degree provides the degree of specialisation previously covered by the Industrial Electrical Engineering Technician qualification and also includes new Industrial Electronics contents. The programme lasts four academic years, the first year focusing on the common basic Engineering competences also required for the Undergraduate Degree in Engineering in Industrial Technologies and the Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. From the second academic year onwards, the Degree specialises in the field of electrical engineering and industrial electronics.
In the eighth semester, students can choose option modules from two blocks, one of which explores specific electrical and industrial electronics subjects in greater depth, while the other focuses on industrial organisation. There is also a company placement option. The degree concludes with the production and defence of a final year project.
Students may choose to take some of the modules in Basque or English, depending on availability.
This Degree qualifies graduates for the regulated professions of Industrial Engineering Technician, specialising in both Electrical Engineering and Electronics, furnishing them with the professional attributes required in order to exercise such professions, as established in ministerial order CIN/351/2009. This means that holders of the qualification can perform those professional activities legally restricted to those authorised to do so.
The competences acquired by all graduates of this Degree are available here.
In addition to the Master’s in Industrial Engineering, students may continue their studies by taking:
Although others exist, the recommended pathways to study this degree are the High School Diploma (Bachillerato) in Science and Technology, and Upper Grade Vocational Training in the field of Electricity and Electronics.
As for the personal characteristics of students, they should be well grounded in mathematics and physics, possess a capacity for analysis, reasoning, concentration, organisation and abstraction, and be inquisitive, imaginative and creative.
The University also offers what it calls "Zero Courses" (Foundation courses), which allow students to adapt to university-level education and are highly recommended in order to make up for possible deficiencies at entry level. These courses serve as introductions to some of the courses leading to qualifications awarded by the Public University of Navarre. They are designed to provide new undergraduates with a complementary grounding which focuses on two aims: to update, consolidate and complete certain basic concepts which they have already studied as part of Vocational Training or at High School (Bachillerato), and to furnish them with basic methodologies which will make life easier when they take the undergraduate degree course.
The UPNA provides students with excellent student-support services. The most important of these are:
The Tutoring Plan provides each undergraduate with a personal tutor to monitor his/her progress. These tutors teach the course the student is taking and advise him/her on academic options, specialisms, career prospects, and how the university works, providing an initial contact point from which students are redirected to specific university services or units.
Finally, the Secretary’s Office and the School Management are also at the disposal of current, future and old students, and can be contacted electronically or via the offices on the Arrosadía Campus.
This Degree involves a variety of educational activities (lectures, participatory classes, laboratory practical classes, cooperative learning activities, group projects, self-reliant studying and work) which focus on developing general and specific competences based on a range of teaching methods (lectures, exercises and problem solving, learning based on case studies and problems, cooperative learning in small groups and project-based learning).
The approach is geared towards continuous assessment to evaluate the competences defined for the degree based on learning outcomes which demonstrate acquisition, applying different assessment criteria depending on the type of activity performed.
In order to be awarded the Degree, students must demonstrate level B1 competence in a foreign language (English, French, German or Italian) by means, at minimum, of one of the following:
The Degree has foreign student exchange agreements with universities in: Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Sweden, Italy, the UK, Mexico, Chile, Australia, Canada and South Korea.
Students may also take part in national and international virtual mobility programmes.
The status of reduced-timetable student is granted in exceptional circumstance by the Rector or competent Vice-rector. Applications must be presented on a general request form at the Office of the University Registrar, together with supporting documentation.