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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The curricular program of Electrical Engineering at the Bogota campus is an undergraduate program of the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with a total duration of ten (10) semesters in daytime, which confers the title of Electrician Engineer.

The curricular program of Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia has obtained on several occasions the best results in tests aimed at assessing the quality of education, such as the SaberPro, at the institutional and individual level. It has a curriculum that promotes comprehensive education and autonomy. Their graduates perform successfully in various fields: the electrical sector, the industrial sector, consulting, planning, research, etc. All these are evidences of the high quality of the Electrical Engineering program and the institutional strength of the University.

GENERAL INFORMATOIN

  • Educational level: Professional - Undergraduate
  • Name of the curricular program: Electric Engineering
  • Title granted: Electrician Engineering
  • Year of creation: 1961
  • SNIES Code: 27
  • SIA Code: 2544
  • Total credits: 167
  • Estimated duration: 10
  • Methodology: On-Campus
  • Journey: Daytime
  • Curricular Area: Electric and Electronic Engineering
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Campus: Bogotá

PROFILES

Applicants Profile

The applicants to the program have complete average education in the Colombian educational system, with skills and curiosity about basic sciences. Preferably, with aptitude to work in team, use of computer tools, autonomous learning and with skills for the analysis and comprehension of texts.

Graduate Profile

The Electrician Engineer of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia is a professional with a solid technical background to conceive, design, implement and operate electric power systems and has developed personal and interpersonal skills that allow them to lead or participate in projects that aim to solve problems at the local, national or global level with a high sense of social responsibility and ability to update their knowledge.

Based on the achievement of the educational goals set for the Electrical Engineering program of the University, the graduate can act with competence in all fields related to electrical systems where it is necessary to carry out functions of design, planning, manufacturing, construction, installation, auditing, consulting, operation, maintenance, control, automation, administration, management, research or teaching, among others. In particular, power and electrical systems mainly include the generation, transformation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of electrical energy and alternative sources of energy.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the curricular program of Electrical Engineering is the education of Electrical Engineers with the ability to conceive, design, implement and operate complex electrical systems in a business and social environment based on ethical principles. They must be able to innovate, research, teamwork, create companies, design and improve products, processes and electrical systems, especially in generation, transmission, distribution, use and control of electric power. They will be professionals who know of the resources of their country, with solid humanistic, scientific and technological education, leadership, social responsibility and administrative skills that will allow them to effectively influence the development of the country. The objective of the program is articulated with the institutional mission of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. This articulation is evidenced in different aspects:

  • The admission process to the Electrical Engineering program tends to facilitate equal access opportunities for applicants interested in entering the Colombian higher education system.
  • The program contributes to the education of professionals with specific and transversal competences that encompass those of the institutional mission in the technical and social orders.
  • The graduates of this program have the competences to contribute to the nation project in the areas related to electric power, conduct research and make technological innovations that favor the development of the country in the area of Electrical Engineering.

CURRICULUM

FOUNDATION COMPONENT

Group

Required Credits

Free-choice Credits

Mathematics, Probability and Statistics

24

3

Materials Science

3

0

Physics

15

0

Economic and Administrative Sciences

3

6

Computing

3

0

Engineering Tools

3

3

Total

51

12

Total Foundation

63

DISCIPLINAR/PROFESSIONAL

Group

Required Credits

Free-choice Credits

Circuits and fields

11

0

Signals, systems and control

10

0

Electrical Engineering

6

2

Electronics

8

0

Power Systems

9

3

Professional context, innovation and research

19

3

Total

63

8

Total Professional

71

FREE-CHOICE COMPONENT

Thirty-three (33) credits required, which correspond to 20% of the total credits of the curriculum.

RESEARCH

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has the following research groups:

  • Research Program on Acquisition and Signal Analysis - PAAS-UN
  • Research Group on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC-UN
  • Research Group on High-Frequency Electronics and Telecommunications - CMUN
  • Research Group on the Colombian energy sector - GRISEC
  • Electrical Machines & Drives - EM&D

In particular, these groups have contributed significantly to the development of Electrical Engineering in the country through:

  • The publication and socialization of its scientific results in research journals and academic events of national and international nature.
  • Cooperative work with research networks, national and international universities, public and private entities.
  • The education of professionals of the highest level who today stand out in the academic, research and business fields.

ABET ACCREDITATION PROCESS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Curricular Coordinator: Hernando Díaz Morales

E-mail: coocurie_fibog@unal.edu.co

Address: Bogotá, Carrera 30 No. 45-03, Building 453

NORMATIVITY

Credits/Components

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Curriculum

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