What is electronic engineering?

Nowadays any field of human activity requires the support of electronics: communication systems, multimedia services, control of industrial processes, energy management, automotive, medicine, etc. Read more

There are just a few examples of the use of electronics that demonstrate their transversal nature. From the microchips to the motors of the trains, the electronics are everywhere wherever you look. In addition, the current tendency to produce electricity as a net source of energy makes electronics even more current than ever.

This degree aims to train graduates to meet the needs of companies and institutions in the diverse sectors of highly qualified personnel in design and technological development in the field of electronics. The degree provides a solid foundation in both physical and electronic principles and mathematicians that requires discipline with a future that goes beyond what we can now imagine. Electronics since its inception is a constantly evolving technology where research and technology transfer are key factors.

What types of work electronic engineers develop?

Professional outings are all those that are related to the design, implementation and management of electronic systems in all fields and sectors where electronic technology is applicable. Read more

Examples include consumer electronics, telecommunications, micro and nano technologies, the automobile industry, robotics, multimedia image and sound systems, energy, medicine, bioengineering, photonics, industry aeronautics and aerospace, and research centers in all these areas.

This university degree also allows you to develop project management tasks and is associated with content with high labor demand as shown by its high employment index.

In addition, the degree in Electronic Engineering enables the regulated profession of Telecommunications Technical Engineer.

What is different from other degrees of the ETSETB?

At the moment the ETSETB provides the Degrees of Engineering of Technologies and Services of Telecommunication, the degree of Physical Engineering, the Degree of Science and Engineering of Data and this degree of Electronic Engineering. Read more

All these degrees represent current technologies that are constantly growing. Since the birth of electronics in the early 20th century, this has always been closely related to communications and data processing. For a time, only one degree, such as Telecommunication Engineering, was sufficient for this field. At the moment the technology has evolved and it has integrated in many new dominions. Like in any mature technology, you need to specialize to work on the cutting edge.

Within this field, Physical Engineering is the degree that is closer to the physical principles. Its challenge is to develop new technologies based on the intimate knowledge of the subject at its lowest level. Telecommunication engineering develops highly complex systems and advanced telematic services. Data processing, in itself, is also an expanding discipline and requires a specific degree. This degree in Electronic Engineering, although it has common elements with Telecommunication, focuses on the technology that supports its most intimate level and provides highly transversal knowledge applicable to many other areas.

One degree with demand

The Degree in Electronic Engineering is associated with content with a high labor demand.

  • AQU Report on Labor Insertion 2014: Electronic Engineering second in the occupational quality index.
    (Ing. Organización Industrial 1º, Ing. Telecomunicación 4º, Ing. Informática 7º).
  • Survey INE of Labor Insertion of University Graduates of 2015: Electronic Engineering in the first place.
    (Eng. In Automation and Industrial Electronics in third place, Eng. Telecomunicación is number eight).


Curriculum description

The curriculum consists of 240 ECTS credits distributed in 8 semesters. In the technological studies the laboratory experience is crucial; therefore, 30% of the credits of the compulsory subjects correspond to laboratory activities. The plan has 18 elective credits that allow it to be adapted to the student's concerns. Additionally, a total of 30 credits can be taken at institutions or companies outside the university, which provides a valuable experience for the student.

Teaching model

The learning is continuous and with a strong applied and practical character, 30% of the credits of the degree are developed in laboratories. The school has always prioritized maintaining and improving the technological quality of the 36 laboratories with which it has. The main objective is to ensure that the student achieves the practical knowledge required by the company at the time of finishing the degree.

In addition, the practices are done in small groups to enhance the interaction with the teaching staff. Some of the practices are developed in multidisciplinary projects that bring the student closer to the reality of professional engineering work.

The engineering is based on applied calculations, for this reason the first courses are the mathematical contents necessary to develop current and future technologies.


Once the degree is completed, a wide variety of possibilities for the future is opened


At a professional level, the degree qualifies for the exercise of the profession of Technical Telecommunications Engineer with specialization in electronic systems technology. A wide range of professional opportunities is opened upon completion of the degree given the ubiquity of electronics in virtually all fields of human activity.


At the end of the degree it is possible to continue the academic training by taking a master course both within the school and in the wide national and international offer available.


Completed the degree, and after having passed 60 graduate credits, it is possible to research in leading research fields associated with doctoral programs. Among them, the one offered by the Department of Electronic Engineering.

Related companies

The ETSETB and the Department of Electronic Engineering, through its board of trustees, guarantees that the studies are suitable for companies in the sector. Additionally, the ETSETB has multiple agreements for the realization of practices in local and foreign enterprises.


You will study at a school where research is the main axis of development and innovation. In the last 25 years, its professors and researchers, within its research groups, have published more than 5,000 articles in international journals, have developed more than 1,700 R & D projects, more than 700 theses have been read PhDs and have registered more than 220 patents.

Lander InSight, currently on its way to Mars, with wind sensing dice dessigned by professors of the grade.

Contact us

The degree is taught at the ETSETB within the Campus Nord of the UPC. Students have a wide range of services both in the teaching and leisure fields.


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