Electronic and Automation Engineering

College of Sciences and Engineering

"Be successful in a changing world"

Electronic and Automation Engineering

Electronic and Automation Engineer
9 semesters
Teaching Mode
Face to Face Learning
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The Electronic and Automation Engineering program focuses on the study of the methods and technologies that allow system automation, voice, data, and image communication, as well as complex device optimization. The program prepares students to have the ability to design, install, operate, and maintain electronic systems used for the automation of industrial processes and telecommunications.

The Electronic and Automation Engineering program seeks to transform traditional ways of working and producing. Its goal is for individuals to develop more accurate, quick, and optimized manual tasks using electronic technology. Additionally, the plan of study focuses on improving the processes of acquiring, storing, and processing sensitive information that optimize decision-making in creative ways, as well as focusing on increasing the quality of processes and their value chain.


  • El Departamento de Electrónica y Automatización de la USFQ cuenta con modernos laboratorios de Telecomunicaciones, Electrónica Industrial, Microprocesadores, Sistemas Digitales, Máquinas Eléctricas y Microelectrónica.
  • La carrera de Electrónica y Automatización cuenta con profesores con dedicación a tiempo completo, graduados en las mejores universidades de los Estados Unidos y Europa.
  • La malla curricular o pensum académico de la carrera de Electrónica y Automatización de la USFQ es la más moderna del país, ya que se la revisa y actualiza cada año, manteniéndose a la par de los últimos avances en el área.
  • Los cursos de Electrónica y Automatización se enfocan hacia el desarrollo e investigación sobre nuevos tópicos. Los resultados de estas investigaciones se presentan anualmente en congresos nacionales e internacionales.
  • A lo largo de sus estudios, los estudiantes de Electrónica y Automatización de la USFQ tienen la opción de cursar estudios universitarios hasta por un año en una de las mejores universidades del mundo, con las cuales la USFQ tiene convenios.
  • Luego de terminar su carrera, los egresados de Electrónica y Automatización pueden hacer pasantías profesionales en empresas internacionales, con el patrocinio de la USFQ.
  • Los estudiantes de Electrónica de la USFQ poseen una sólida formación en ciencias básicas (Matemáticas, Física, Química, Computación), cursos socráticos (Autoconocimiento, Biósfera, Arte, Humanidades, Ciencias Sociales, etc.) y cursos de especialización en temas de la tecnología más actualizada.

Professional profile

Graduates of the Electronic and Automation Engineering program have extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in their field, allowing them to pursue their professional future as:

  • Highly trained technicians in telecommunications, industrial control, or microelectronics, allowing them to begin their professional career immediately after graduation.
  • Entrepreneurs who form their own companies related to electronic engineering.
  • Graduate students looking to obtain their master's and doctorate degrees, at local or international universities.  

USFQ graduates are highly valued in the job market because their studies are not only limited to technical studies, but also include social development studies such as sports, arts, English, economics, among others, providing them with a very broad vision of the world, its problems, and its possibilities for development.

Professional field

Electronic engineers work in mobile and fixed telecommunications industries, Internet service companies, and in cellular and satellite communications industries.

They are needed by firms that install and maintain industrial equipment for manufacturing and process control.

Electronic engineers design and build control and robotics systems. The private industry sector is the main beneficiary, followed by state oil and electricity companies.

Electronic engineers are hired by companies that offer design and maintenance services for electronic equipment used in hospitals, airports, and the industry in general. They make home automation designs, design microwave links, and can optimize telecommunication systems.

The semiconductor industry also employs a large number of electronic engineers with microelectronics knowledge for the development and optimization of integrated circuits.


Testimonials from our Students:

"The course taught at USFQ in collaboration with professors from Stanford University (USA) is a top level one and what is taught in the USFQ course has been very useful to me."

- Luis Miguel Prócel, Electronic Engineer, 2007

"USFQ's academic level is higher than that of Finnish postgraduate students that begin their graduate level studies. I feel very comfortable and I think I can perform and succeed in this competitive environment."

José Pablo Valarezo, BS Electrical Engineering, 2008


Comments from our professors:

"The USFQ Electronic Engineering degree program is superior to the curricula of many universities in North America and Europe."

Lionel Trojman, professor of Microelectronics

 "Students who graduate as USFQ Electronic Engineers are highly valued by the local and international industry and reap professional triumphs."

René Játiva, professor of Telecommunications

Academic Faculty

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) The IEEE is the world's largest professional organization, with more than 400,000 professional and student members from five continents. USFQ has the IEEE-USFQ Student Branch, which is responsible for organizing talks by prestigious international and national engineers and organizing events and student conferences. For more information: www.ieee.org

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