Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

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The subject of Electrical Technology introduces students to the knowledge of electrical installations paying particular attention to machines. It is a fundamental subject to know the characteristics and applications of the equipment and electrical facilities present in any industrial system.

The consolidation of knowledge of electricity, acquired during the second year, in practical applications of the design of facilities is the primary objective of the course. The student will achieve the fundamental knowledge for the design of this type of installation, mainly the low voltage according to the Low Voltage Electrotechnical Regulation, analyzing the characteristics and modes of operation of the elements that are part of them (motors, transformers, protection elements, earthing systems, etc.)

Before enrolling the subject, check the possible requirements that you may have within your plan. You will find this information in the “Curriculum” tab of the corresponding program.

General Competitions

  • Solid knowledge in science, technology, operations management, production and business management.
  • Ability to write and develop projects in the field of industrial engineering that aim, according to the knowledge acquired, the construction, reform, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacture, installation, assembly or operation of: structures, equipment mechanics, energy facilities, electrical and electronic installations, industrial plants and facilities, and manufacturing and automation processes.
  • Information in essential and innovative subjects, which empowers them to learn new techniques and hypotheses, and give them the adaptability to adjust to new circumstances.
  • Capacity to tackle issues with activity, basic leadership, imagination, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills, and skills in the field of Industrial Organization Engineering.
  • Knowledge for the realization of measurements, calculations, valuations, appraisals, surveys, studies, reports, work plans, and other analogous works.
  • Ability to handle specifications, regulations and mandatory standards.
  • To work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary condition

Specific competencies

  • Knowledge and use of the principles of circuit theory and electrical machines.
  • Ability to perform, structure, present and defend a project in the field of specific technologies of Industrial Organization Engineering.

Cross-disciplinary competences

Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Capacity for organization and planning.
Oral and written communication in the native language.
Knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
Computer skills related to the field of study.
Ability to manage information.
Problem resolution.
Decision making.
I work in an interdisciplinary team.
I work in an international context.
Skills in interpersonal relationships.
Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
Critical thinking.
Ethical commitment
Autonomous Learning.
Adaptation to new situations.
The motivation for quality.

Learning Results

  • Design and analysis of single-phase and three-phase electric circuits, direct current and current-alternating, with a guarantee of operation and safety.
  • Knows and understands the basic operation of electric machines.
  • Approach and analysis of electromagnetism problems applied to electric machines.
  • Perform simulations of electrical and electronic circuits with the help of the appropriate software.


The knowledge of the subject is acquired through the reasoned study of all the academic units of the manual, as well as the complementary educational material that is made available to students in the Virtual Classroom.

Also, students must complete the continuous assessment and learning activities planned in the Teaching Guide that is published in the Virtual Classroom.

Given the integrating nature of the program of the subject, it is recommended to properly assimilate all the concepts before moving on to the next unit. This is so because each new concept is highly related to the ideas seen in previous groups. Similarly, the subject is very oriented to the realization of practical exercises, cases, and assumptions, so it is beneficial to carry out the self-test exercises of each unit.

Required Dedication

Study of the Didactic Units: 35% , Complementary material. Reading articles / Watching videos on the web: 5% ,Assumptions, practical cases and laboratory practices: 30% ,Search for information: 10% , Writing or making reports: 10%, Tutorial action: 5% , Evaluation: 5%


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