Electronic, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering

Electronic, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering

The Graduation in Electronic, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering (LEETC) at ISEL aims to form engineers able to respond competently to the challenges of the labour market in the Information Technologies and Communication sector (TIC), particularly in the areas of electronics, telecommunications and computer science.  The course combines a solid basic training with professional engineering components and expertise. Confers professional skills at 3 years course degree, associated with the ability to adapt to changes resulting from the great dynamism of the sector. Completion of the course allows LEETC admission engineering professional bodies and gives access to the Master in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering. 

Recognising the skills of our graduates by employers is very high. A recent study by an independent external body points to an employment rate of 99% (!). 

The LEETC course at ISEL is taught in daytime and post-employment (18h30-23h), allowing working students complete this 1st cycle higher education course.

In general, the curriculum is structured so as to ensure:

  • Deepen the support disciplines of engineering (mathematics and physics), providing foundations for the development of engineering CU, studies continuity and autonomous work;
  • Provide a basic training covering the various training areas of the course (electronics, telecommunications and computers);
  • Give practical experience through laboratory work in the various CU training areas and develop design capacity;
  • In areas chosen by students, give professional knowledge through the UC and option Project;

Current distribution of specific courses and their implementation

  • 7 curricular units in mathematics and physics are taught in the first 3 semesters, providing students with basic training that allows the understanding of various engineering topics;
  • 14 structuring curricular units in the fields of electronic engineering and telecommunications and computers, providing students with basic training engineering;
  • 5 curricular units having the character of specialization and professionalization, chosen from a list of optional courses, easing and adjusting the training profile preferences of students;
  • 1 course that provides transversal skills, chosen from a list of optional courses;
  • 2 curricular units in any area (transverse or specialty) to select students;
  • 1 course unit of design, professionalizing, dedicated to conducting multidisciplinary practical work, which assesses students' ability to plan and develop a project autonomously and creatively, integrating skills acquired throughout the course.

Main learning objectives in mandatory UC

  • To acquire general knowledge of mathematics and physics and their application in electronic engineering, telecommunications and computers;
  • To undertake small projects, develop tests and write their respective reports, where it describes the problem and explain the options taken;
  • To use the electrical measurements equipment to test and analysis of electronic circuits;
  • To analyse electronic systems in the time domain and frequency;
  • To use tools and simulators to design, develop, evaluate and compare electronic and telecommunication systems;
  • To describe the mechanism of generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves in different transmission media;
  • To understand the limitations of transmission means and methods to overcome them;
  • Know the attributes of the building blocks of analogue and digital communication systems, the commitments involved and compare alternative methods;
  • To understand the basic principles of communication networks, planning and configuration of local networks;
  • To characterize continuous and discrete signals and systems in the time domain and frequency;
  • To design combinational and sequential circuits using programmable logic;
  • Understand the internal structure of a processor, interconnect with external devices and develop programs in assembly;
  • Understand the architecture of a computer;
  • Use the operating system and discuss relevant aspects related to the implementation of its main concepts;
  • To develop and maintain software applications in accordance with the procedural and object orientation paradigms;
  • To define and control the timing of implementation of a project.

Professionalizing training.