The set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are acquired and developed during studies are also called competencies. These competences are grouped, following the classification used by the Spanish Ministry into basic, general, specific and transversal.
Graduates in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering from UVigo acquire the general and specific competences indicated in the Order CIN/352/2009, of February 9, 2009, which establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that enable the profession of telecommunication engineering.
With respect to the specific competences, in order to obtain the degree, only one of the four technological modules included in the proposed degree must be completed. Thus, the specific competences 21 to 47 will not be acquired by all the students: those who follow the Telecommunication Systems technology will acquire the competences 21 to 26; if they follow Electronic Systems, 39 to 47; if Telematics 27 to 33; and those who follow Sound and Image, from 34 to 38.
Likewise, the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering guarantees the acquisition of the basic competences for undergraduate studies provided for in Annex 1 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, and the transversal competences of the degrees of the University of Vigo.
Basic Competences (CB)
- (CB1): Students should demonstrate possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study.
- (CB2): Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their area of study.
- (CB3): Students should have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
- (CB4): Students should be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
- (CB5): Students should have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
General Competences (CX)
- (CX1): Ability to draft, develop and sign projects in the field of telecommunication engineering that aim, in accordance with the knowledge acquired second the established in section 5 of this order, the design and development or operation of telecommunication and electronic networks, services and applications.
- (CX2): Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the necessary legislation during the development of the profession of Telecommunications Technical Engineer and facility for the handling of specifications, regulations and mandatory standards.
- (CX3): Knowledge of basic subjects and technologies, which enables them to learn new methods and technologies, as well as a great versatility to adapt to new situations.
- (CX4): Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities, understanding the ethical and professional responsibility of the activity of the Telecommunication Engineer.
- (CX5): Knowledge to perform measurements, calculations, valuations, appraisals, expert opinions, surveys, studies, reports, task planning and other similar work in their specific field of telecommunications.
- (CX6): Ease in handling specifications, regulations and mandatory standards.
- (CX7): Ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.
- (CX8): Know and apply basic elements of economics and human resources management, organisation and project planning, as well as legislation, regulation and standardisation in telecommunications.
- (CX9): Ability to work in a multidisciplinary group and in a multilingual environment and to communicate, both in writing and speaking, knowledge, procedures, results and ideas related to telecommunications and electronics.
- (CX10): Ability to critically read scientific papers.
- (CX11): Know how to approach a new problem by addressing first the essential and then the accessory or secondary problem.
- (CX12): Development of the ability to discuss technical issues.
- (CX13): Ability to handle software tools that support engineering problem solving.
- (CX14): Ability to use computer tools to search for bibliographic or information resources.
Specific Competences (CE)
Basic Training (FB)
- (CE1/FB1): Ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge of: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential and partial derivative equations; numerical methods; numerical algorithms; statistics and optimisation.
- (CE2/FB2): Basic knowledge of the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programmes with engineering applications.
- (CE3/FB3): Understanding and mastery of the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application to the resolution of engineering problems.
- (CE4/FB4): Understanding and mastering the basic concepts of linear systems and related functions and transforms, electrical circuit theory, electronic circuits, physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices, materials technology and its application to solve engineering problems.
- (CE5/FB5): Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Business organisation and management.
- (CE10/T5): Ability to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different technological alternatives for the deployment or implementation of communications systems, from the point of view of signal space, disturbances and noise, and analogue and digital modulation systems.
- (CE11/T6): Ability to design, deploy, organise and manage telecommunication networks, systems, services and infrastructures in residential (home, city and digital communities), business or institutional contexts, taking responsibility for their implementation and continuous improvement, as well as knowing their economic and social impact.
- (CE12/T7): Knowledge and use of the fundamentals of programming in telecommunication networks, systems and services.
- (CE13/T8): Ability to understand the mechanisms of propagation and transmission of electromagnetic and acoustic waves, and their corresponding emitting and receiving devices.
- (CE14/T9): Ability to analyse and design combinational and sequential circuits, synchronous and asynchronous, and to use microprocessors and integrated circuits.
- (CE15/T10): Knowledge and application of the fundamentals of hardware device description languages.
- (CE16/T11): Ability to use different energy sources, especially solar photovoltaic and thermal energy, as well as the basics of electrical engineering and power electronics.
- (CE17/T12): Knowledge and use of network architecture concepts, protocols and communication interfaces.
- (CE18/T13): Ability to differentiate the concepts of access and transport networks, circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, fixed and mobile networks, as well as distributed network systems and applications, voice, data, audio, video, interactive and multimedia services.
- (CE19/T14): Knowledge of network interconnection and routing methods, as well as the basics of network planning and sizing based on traffic parameters.
- (CE20/T15): Knowledge of national, European and international telecommunications rules and regulations.
- (CE48/T16): Knowledge of the appropriate techniques for the development and operation of signal routing subsystems.
- (CE49/T17): Ability to analyse digital signal routing schemes.
- (CE50/T18): Ability to develop, interpret and debug programmes using the basic concepts of Object Oriented Programming (OOP): classes and objects, encapsulation, relationships between classes and objects, and inheritance.
- (CE51/T19): Ability to apply basic programme analysis, design, implementation and debugging phases in OOP.
- (CE52/T20): Ability to handle CASE tools (editors, debuggers).
- (CE53/T21): Ability to develop programmes according to the basic principles of software engineering quality, taking into account the main existing sources of norms, standards and specifications.
Telecommunication Systems Technology (ST)
- (CE21/ST1): Ability to build, operate and manage telecommunication networks, services, processes and applications, understood as systems for capturing, transporting, representing, processing, storing, managing and presenting multimedia information, from the point of view of transmission systems.
- (CE22/ST2): Ability to apply the techniques underlying telecommunication networks, services and applications in both fixed and mobile environments, personal, local or long distance, with different bandwidths, including telephony, broadcasting, television and data, from the point of view of transmission systems.
- (CE23/ST3): Ability to analyse components and their specifications for guided and unguided communications systems.
- (CE24/ST4): Ability to select circuits, subsystems and systems for radio frequency, microwave, broadcasting, radio links and radiodetermination.
- (CE25/ST5): Capacity for the selection of antennas, transmission equipment and systems, guided and unguided wave propagation, by electromagnetic, radiofrequency or optical means and the corresponding radioelectric space management and frequency assignment.
- (CE26/ST6): Ability to analyse, encode, process and transmit multimedia information using analog and digital signal routing techniques.
Telematics Technology (TEL)
- (CE27/TEL1): Ability to build, operate and manage telecommunications networks, services, processes and applications, understood as systems for capturing, transporting, representing, processing, storing, managing and presenting multimedia information, from the point of view of telematic services.
- (CE28/TEL2): Ability to apply the techniques on which telematic networks, services and applications are based, such as management systems, signaling and switching, routing and routing, security (cryptographic protocols, tunneling, firewalls, charging mechanisms, authentication and content protection), traffic engineering (graph theory, queuing theory and teletraffic), pricing and reliability and quality of service, both in fixed, mobile, personal, local or long distance environments, with different bandwidths, including telephony and data.
- (CE29/TEL3): Ability to build, operate and manage telematic services using analytical tools for planning, sizing and analysis.
- (CE30/TEL4): Ability to describe, programme, validate and optimise communication protocols and interfaces at the different levels of a network architecture.
- (CE31/TEL5): Ability to follow technological progress in transmission, switching and processing to improve telematic networks and services.
- (CE32/TEL6): Ability to design network architectures and telematic services.
- (CE33/TEL7): Programming capacity for telematic, networked and distributed services and applications.
Sound and Image Technology (SI)
- (CE34/SI1): Ability to build, operate and manage telecommunications services and applications, understood as systems for capturing, analogue and digital processing, encoding, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of audiovisual services and multimedia information.
- (CE35/SI2): Ability to analyse, specify, implement and maintain television, audio and video systems, equipment, headends and installations, both in fixed and mobile environments.
- (CE36/SI3): Ability to carry out projects of premises and facilities for the production and recording of audio and video signals.
- (CE37/SI4): Ability to carry out acoustic engineering projects on: insulation and acoustic conditioning of premises; public address installations; specification, analysis and selection of electro-acoustic transducers; noise and vibration measurement, analysis and control systems; environmental acoustics; underwater acoustics systems.
- (CE38/SI5): Ability to create, encode, manage, disseminate and distribute multimedia content, taking into account usability and accessibility criteria for audiovisual, broadcasting and interactive services.
- (CE39/SE1): Ability to build, operate and manage systems for capturing, transporting, representing, processing, storing, managing and presenting multimedia information, from the point of view of electronic systems.
Electronic Systems Technology (SE)
- (CE40/SE2): Ability to select specialised electronic circuits and devices for transmission, routing and terminals in both fixed and mobile environments.
- (CE41/SE3): Ability to perform the specification, implementation, documentation and commissioning of electronic, instrumentation and control equipment and systems, considering both the technical aspects and the corresponding regulatory standards.
- (CE42/SE4): Ability to apply electronics as a support technology in other fields and activities, and not only in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
- (CE43/SE5): Ability to design analogue and digital electronics, analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion, radio frequency, power supply and electrical energy conversion circuits for telecommunication and computer applications.
- (CE44/SE6): Ability to understand and use feedback theory and electronic control systems.
- (CE45/SE7): Ability to design interface, data capture and storage devices and terminals for telecommunication services and systems.
- (CE46/SE8): Ability to specify and use electronic instrumentation and measurement systems.
- (CE47/SE9): Ability to analyse and solve interference and electromagnetic compatibility problems.
Engineering Projects (PY)
- (CE54/PY1): Ability to prepare technical project proposals in accordance with the requirements specified in a call for proposals.
- (CE55/PY2): Capacity for the technical management of a telecommunication project.
- (CE56/PY3): Capacity for the economic and human resources management of a telecommunication project.
- (CE57/PY4): Ability to prepare technical and monitoring reports for a telecommunication project.
- (CE58/OP1): Ability to design hardware and software for microcontroller-based systems.
- (CE59/OP2): Ability to use microcontroller simulation software tools.
- (CE60/OP3): Ability to design circuits based on optoelectronic devices for use in telecommunication systems.
- (CE61/OP4): Ability to acquire, condition and process information obtained from optoelectronic sensors.
- (CE62/OP5): Ability to design and synthesise complex digital systems by means of hardware description languages.
- (CE63/OP6): Ability to design and use optoelectronic sensors, micromechanical sensors (MEMS) and acoustic wave sensors.
- (CE64/OP7): Understanding and mastering the basic concepts of industrial communication networks or fieldbuses.
- (CE65/OP8): Apply the conceptual, theoretical and practical tools of telecommunications in the development and applications of radar and remote sensing systems.
- (CE66/OP9): Ability to select remote observation circuits, subsystems and systems.
- (CE67/OP10): Apply the conceptual, theoretical and practical tools of telecommunication in the development and applications of satellite navigation and communication systems.
- (CE68/OP11): Ability to select satellite navigation and communications subsystems and systems.
- (CE69/OP12): Ability to implement digital signal routing schemes in programmable devices.
- (CE70/OP13): Ability to interact with radio signals digitally.
- (CE71/OP14): Ability to analyse the physical layer of modern digital communications systems.
- (CE72/OP15): Knowledge of elements and techniques in biomedical engineering and their application in the solution of problems associated with diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.
- (CE73/OP16): Ability to build, operate and manage artificial vision systems, medical imaging systems and multimedia databases.
- (CE74/OP17): Ability to build, operate and manage image and synthetic video generation systems and interactive multimedia applications.
- (CE75/OP18): Ability to elaborate noise maps and their presentation in geographic information.
- (CE76/OP19): Ability to apply numerical methods to solve acoustic problems.
- (CE77/OP20): Ability to identify industrial noise problems and design customised control solutions.
- (CE78/OP21): Ability to perform tests in environmental acoustics, building acoustics and automotive acoustics.
- (CE79/OP22): Ability to develop specific acoustic test procedures.
- (CE80/OP23): Ability to master technically and conceptually the phases of an audiovisual production.
- (CE81/OP24): Ability to use with skill and creativity the technical equipment destined to the development of the production.
- (CE82/OP25): Ability to use specific computer applications for audiovisual production.
- (CE83/OP26): Ability to organise an audiovisual production.
- (CE84/OP27): Ability to apply the techniques on which telematic, networked and distributed services and applications are based to areas based on the dissemination and/or exchange of audiovisual information.
- (CE85/OP28): Ability to analyse, plan and deploy wireless communications networks in different coverage ranges: metropolitan, local and short-range.
- (CE86/OP29): Ability to programme services and applications.
- (CE87/OP30): Ability to understand the specific requirements of embedded systems with strong real time constraints.
- (CE88/OP31):Ability to formulate and solve the problems involved in the design and development of embedded systems.
- (CE89/OP32): Ability to design and build new telematic services.
Final Degree Project (TFG)
- (CE90/TFG): Original exercise to be performed individually and presented and defended before a university jury. It consists of a project in the field of specific technologies of Telecommunication Engineering of a professional nature, in which the competences acquired in the courses are synthesised and integrated.
Transversal Competences (CT)
- (CT1): Develop sufficient autonomy to carry out work in the thematic area of telecommunication in interdisciplinary contexts.
- (CT2): To conceive engineering within a sustainable development framework.
- (CT3): Incorporate sustainability criteria and environmental commitment in the professional practice. Acquire skills in the equitable, responsible and efficient use of resources.
- (CT4): Encourage cooperative work, communication skills, organisation, planning and acceptance of responsibilities in a multilingual and multidisciplinary work environment that favours education for equality, peace and respect for fundamental rights.
- (CT5): Ability to communicate speaking and writing in Galician.