Administrative Areas

The Department of Electronics divides a large portion of its administrative tasks in five work areas, which are described below:

 

Computers

The increasing automation of systems and processes necessarily lead to the efficient use of the digital computers. The typical fields of this engineer are: networking, operating systems and system design based on microcomputers or microprocessors, which implies designing programs and systems based on electronic components. Among the companies associated to these topics are those that provide equipment teams and develop IT projects as well as Service companies and institutions.

 

Industrial Processes Control

The activity of an Engineer specialized in control focuses on the on-line planning, design, supervision and system development of automated control of assembly processes and industrial systems. As an example of industries that require the services of these professionals are mining companies, tree pulp processing companies, fisheries, as well as textile and manufacturing companies, etc. Modern automated control systems intensively and increasingly use computers in a wide range of configurations. Also, the discipline involves non-conventional systems such as robotics, expert systems, neural systems, diffuse systems, artificial evolutionary systems and other types of advanced control.

 

Industrial Electronics

The efficient use of the energy needs planning, design and administration of instrumentation and control systems of electrical energy in a wide range of processes among which stand out those related to mining companies, tree pulp processing companies, fisheries, textile and manufacturing companies, as well as service companies. The area of Power Electronics of Potency in the Department is owns now two web sites where it is possible to find more detailed information regarding this sub-area.

 

Telecommunications

The massive information processing and transmission requires planning, design and system administration of broadcasting, television, telephony, computer networking, optical fiber networking, satellite networking, as well as the increasingly significant wireless communication systems, such as cellular and personal telephony.

 

Telematics

Telematics is an Engineering specialty of the that originates partly from Computer science and partly from Telecommunications. In fact, the name TELEMATIC derives from word "TELEcommunications", and the word "inforMATICS". An equivalent name to Telematics is that of INFOCOMMUNICATIONS, which derives in a similar way to the telematic word, from INFOrmatics and TeleCOMMUNICATIONS. In global terms, Telematics consists of adding intelligence to the traditional telecommunication systems from software applications (for example, telephony IP, GPS services, cellular applications, etc), or, to offer long distance computer services through telecommunication systems, such as electronic commerce and telemedicine.