Checking date: 01/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Bachelor Thesis
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: DIOS FERNANDEZ, CRISTINA DE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Bachelor Thesis
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Those required by the University in relation to the conditions to start the Bachelor Thesis.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The aim of this course is for students to acquire knowledge and skills in global aspects of Automation and Industrial Electronics Engineering, mixing technical and professional aspects. The final project work shall verify, as a whole, the level in the skills acquired by the student. Each student will develop individually a project which synthesize and integrate the skills acquired in his/her studies. This project will be presented and defended in front of board of examiners. The student must acquire the following competences: 1. Ability to draft and develop projects in the field of electrical engineering and automation industry aimed to the construction, modification, repairing, maintenance, fabrication, assembly, installation or operation of electronic installations, facilities or industrial plants and manufacturing and automation processes. 2. Ability for managing activities related to the engineering projects described in the previous section. 3. Knowledge of basic and technological issues that will enable him or her to learn new methods and theories, and will give him or her the versatility to adapt himself or herself to new situations. 4. Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity and critical thinking and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Electronics and Automatics. 5. Ability to analyze and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions. 6. Ability to apply principles and methods of quality management. 7. Ability for organization and planning in the field of companies, institutions and organizations. 8. Ability to analyze, synthesize, organize and plan the necessary information for the project, and to issue a professional opinion, ethical and rigorous to choose the technological options in the project. 9. Using a combination of general and specialized engineering knowledge to solve a problem or optimize the application of existing and emerging technologies. 10. Appling appropriate theoretical and practical methods to analyze and solve problems and to propose an proper solution from among several alternatives. 11. Designing and conducting engineering projects using the principles and methodology of industrial electronics and automatization. 12. Managing a project from a technical, economic and trade point of view, using planning tools and project management. 13. Communicate effectively, both orally and written, all results and documents related to the project. 14. Preparation of documents following the standards proposed for the Bachelor Thesis. Learning Outcomes: 1. General knowledge about the development of a comprehensive project related to some aspect of the Bachelor in Electronic Engineering and Industrial Automation. 2. Search and management of technical information, commercial information, etc.. related to the project. 3. Developing a complete project, following the guidelines defined by the tutor of the Thesis. 4. Research and self-study to propose the best possible solution for the problem. 5. Preparation of written reports. 6. Public presentation of individual results.
Description of contents: programme
This course includes the completion of two engineering works requiring the practical use of knowledge acquired during the engineering studies. One of the works will focus on the contents of automatic systems and the another one on the contents of industrial electronics. Regarding the contents of industrial electronics, the work could be focused on the design of a subsystem-oriented electronic instrumentation and industrial control. The work could require some experimental work in laboratory, the use of CAD and simulation tools or some programming language, especially for embedded applications in real time. The complexity of the work will be consistent with the credits of half the subject, i.e. 6 credits. Regarding the contents of system engineering and automation, the work may involve analysis and / or control system design, automation or robotics. The work may require implementation in the laboratory or the use of simulation tools. Its complexity is consistent with the credits of half the subject, i.e. 6 credits.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities will consist of lectures and tutorials. At the beginning of the course a lecture will be imparted in which the problems to solve are exposed (both for the automatic part and for the electronic part) giving guidance to students to address solutions. In the middle of the course another working session will be done in which the common difficulties found by the students have about the organization and development of their work will be traeated and guide to solve the student problems will be given. These lectures will be complemented by tutorials to complete an average of 60 hours of tutoring for each group of 20 students. There lectures optionally could take place in the laboratory for that students whose project requires experimental work
Assessment System
The evaluation of the work done will be held as established by regulations of the University, in front of a board of examiners designed for that purpose. The student will expose the results of the work of the electronics and automatic system project in the same exercise evaluation. Prior to the defense the students must made a final document including two memories, one for each of the works. Oral presentation and defence and the final document of the work shall be considered by the board as assessable parts for subject evaluation. The University uses the Turnitin Feedback Studio program within the Aula Global for the delivery of student work. This program compares the originality of the work delivered by each student with millions of electronic resources and detects those parts of the text that are copied and pasted. If the student has correctly made the appointment and the bibliographic reference of the documents he uses as a source, Turnitin will not mark it as plagiarism.
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