The Telecommunications Engineering program provides a comprehensive education that blends a strong foundation in Science and Engineering with insights into Humanities, Social Sciences, and Economics. This multidisciplinary approach equips students with the skills to design and support telecommunications systems and prepares them to excel in the technological business landscape of the sector.

Mission
Our mission is to educate outstanding professionals, leaders with research and innovation capabilities, and entrepreneurs in the field of Telecommunications, who uphold strong moral and ethical values that contribute to the development of the nation.

Core Components of the Program
The curriculum is structured around several professional components, which include:

  • Analog/Digital Electronics
  • Programmable Systems for Telecommunications Applications
  • Radiocommunication
  • Data Networks/Optical Fibers

The program unfolds in three distinct phases: foundational, specialized, and advanced. In the foundational phase, students are introduced to basic knowledge and skills in networks and telecommunications systems. The specialized phase delves into topics such as basic electricity, programming, and telecommunications networks, complemented by advanced studies in signal processing. The advanced phase emphasizes project management, analog and digital electronics, and radiofrequency and telecommunications infrastructures.

International Accreditation
The Telecommunications Engineering program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.
The Telecommunications degree program is certified with the EUR-ACE seal of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education.

* Undergraduate tuition/fees:
The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador in its Article 356, among other principles, establishes that third-level public higher education will be tuition/fees free.  Zero cost education is linked to the academic responsibility of the students.

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325 Total active students in the career

Applicants to the Telecommunications Engineering program should have basic knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and have a great interest in technology, projecting their professional career in innovation and leadership in the development of telecommunications in Ecuador. 

Objectives

Within 3 to 5 years after graduation, graduates of the Telecommunications Engineering program should be able to:

  • Solve professional challenges at a global level, both in the elaboration and execution of projects, as well as in the operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, considering the social, economic and environmental aspects, framed in ethical and moral aspects.
  • Successfully propose and lead the development and implementation of telecommunications solutions for the well-being of society, improving the quality of people´s lives, whether as an entrepreneur or providing their professional services in a company.
  • Acquire and improve humanistic, scientific and technological skills and knowledge that allow to develop themselves in the area of telecommunications, throughout their professional life, in accordance with the requirements of society.
  • Show communication abilities in the Spanish and English languages and collaboration skills to inspire, motivate, guide and interact in groups or work teams within a professional environment in order to bring ideas to action. Recognize and promote values and attitudes that consider human rights and multicultural aspects in order to participate as a responsible citizen and support the creation of a fairer society.

Student Outcomes

The following learning outcomes (SO) outline the path of the Telecommunications Engineering program:

SO 1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex telecommunications engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
SO 2. An ability to apply telecommunications engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
SO 3.a. Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish with diverse audiences.
SO 3.b. Ability to communicate effectively in English with diverse audiences.
SO 4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in telecommunications engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
SO 5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
SO 6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use telecommunications engineering judgement to draw conclusions. 
SO 7.  An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge in telecommunications engineering as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 
SO 8. Design real solutions in telecommunications engineering that propose unique value as a response to specific needs, taking into consideration the perspectives of those involved. 

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

Design and implement digital telephony and television networks, data and internet networks, and short and long-range wireless communication systems.

Plan, execute, and lead projects for the implementation and expansion of fiber optic communications.

Design analog and digital electronic systems based on programmable platforms for applications such as IoT and robotics.

Plan and assess telecommunications network system projects.

Contribute to scientific research projects aimed at developing telecommunications network systems.

Occupational Profile

The Polytechnic Telecommunications Engineer can work as:

  • Entrepreneur Engineering Manager in companies that provide telecommunications services and industries that use electronic systems.
  • Engineer of design and implementation of structured cabling, data and internet networks, outside plant and telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Technical Support in Operation and Maintenance services of a communications network. Communications: Cellular Telephony, Digital Television, LAN, WAN networks, etc.
  • Design manager, consultant and advisor in the implementation of ICT technologies.
  • Student of Postgraduate Programs (Technical, Scientific or Administrative) at national or international level.

To earn a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, students must meet the following criteria:

Complete at least 100 ECTS in Professional Training and Specialization Track.

Complete at least 38.2 ECTS in Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics.

Complete at least 63.8 ECTS in Basic Sciences.

Undertake a minimum of 336 hours of professional internships, of which 96 hours are dedicated to community service internships and 240 hours to corporate internships. This amounts to 13.4 ECTS.

Pass the graduation process, which accounts for 15.4 ECTS.

The Capstone Project is a culminating requirement for graduation. These projects provide students with the experience of applying acquired knowledge and skills to the needs of society, with a focus on sustainability.
The IDEAR Fair showcases all Capstone projects, offering students a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and hone soft skills such as communication and teamwork. It is also a space for students to network with potential clients and future employers.
Explore all of the Capstone projects completed by the Telecommunications Engineering program.