Bachelor in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering


Program Description

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering


The Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering degree (LEEC) was designed so as to provide the students with sound scientific and technological foundations in order to meet the present and future requirements of the labor market. Graduates of this degree are offered a wide range of career opportunities which translates into high employment rates.

Comprising two major areas (Industrial Automation and Energy), the degree aims at delivering first-cycle level professionals prepared to perform duties with scientific accuracy and technological timeliness in the various electrical and electronics related domains. Graduates of this degree acquire varied and versatile skills to conceive, design, plan and implement systems in areas such as control, automation, robotics, energy, machinery, electrical vehicles, electrical installations, domotics, electronics, telecommunications and production and use of electrical power.

Throughout each academic year, extra-class activities are performed, namely seminars, conferences and field trips that greatly contribute to the scientific training of students and their contact with the industrial reality.

The programme guidelines place special emphasis on R&D of applied projects in partnership with companies, business associations (Nersant), business associations (Acitofeba), industrial innovation laboratory (Line.ipt) and research institutions (TI - Telecommunications Institute, and ISR - Institute for Systems and Robotics) as a strategic motor of economic development, innovation and growth of productive capacity.

Professional Goals

Graduates from this programme will be prepared to develop their professional activity in a wide range of sectors:

  • Telecommunications and power companies;
  • Control operators and automated production systems;
  • Companies dealing with renewable energy and energy audit;
  • Food processing, transport, and consumer goods industry;
  • Industrial systems maintenance operators;
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of electrical and electronic equipment;
  • Installation, design and technological development companies;
  • Software production and maintenance companies;
  • Study, project and consulting units;
  • Supervision and standardization bodies;
  • Education, research and training institutions.

Learning outcomes

Major/Branch in Energy: Graduates in Electronic and Computer Engineering majoring in Energy should be able to design, implement, explore, manage and maintain facilities for the supply, transformation and use of energy complying with safety regulations as well as design, select and maintain energy equipments of industrial units and of electronic, electromechanical and automation systems from extractive, processing and technical installations. They will also have competencies in such areas as renewable energy, energy management and quality and project management.

Major/Branch in Industrial Automation: Graduates in Electronics and Computer Engineering majoring in Automation should be able to design, manage, control and maintain industrial systems, namely automated production systems, automated control and supervision processes, robotic control systems and communication systems. They will also be familiar with electronic systems, electromechanical drive systems, electrical and telecommunication systems and project management.

Last updated Feb 2018

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