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Program History

The Telematics Engineering Program results from the demand of engineering professionals in the area of networking that integrates the knowledge of transmission and programming. It focuses in the integration of three areas of engineering practice: telecommunications, electronics and computer science. A program proposal was presented to the authorities of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FIEC College, Spanish acronym), which was approved in the first instance on September 6, 2004 by resolution 2004-220 of the College Council, and then approved by the Academic Committee resolution CAc-2004-498, to admit the first cohort since the first term of the academic year 2005-2006.For the first cohort 48 students were admitted for the academic term 2005-1, and 28 other students were admitted for the academic term 2005-2. Since then, the student admission rate has varied through the terms, reaching a maximum peak in 2008.
The program experienced a reform during 2016, through a curricular reform (known also as curricular innovative project proposal), approved by the College Council, adding new courses and incrementing lab practices in some courses that did not meet practical components, providing solution to several needs required by the telematics engineering professionals that develop their activities in the different organizations in Ecuador and abroad.
Since the program creation, two laboratories have been deployed with adequate technology: one for practices oriented to simulate a professional scenario (Telematics Systems Laboratory); the other for research activities to develop prototypes and proposals (Research Laboratory Pedro Carló), both aiming to contribute to the productive sector of Ecuador.