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Degree in Electrical Engineering

2018/2019 · 240 credits

Access and admission

Students who meet the eligibility and entry criteria required under Royal Decree-Law 1892/2008 (14 November), and who have been admitted for undergraduate studies in any of the Departments of the University of A Coruña, should complete their registration according to the indicated dates for their course.

Incoming first-year students should complete their registration within the dates announced by the Galician Universities Commission (CIUG).

Students transferring from recognised degree programmes in other Spanish third-level institutions should submit their application for the UDC course in which they wish to enrol. Transfer students must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits and meet the eligibility requirements established under Art. 56, Royal Decree-Law 1892/2008 (14 November) and the UDC Academic Management Code of Practice. Candidates who do not meet the aforementioned criteria should apply through the general admissions process.

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To access to the Electrical Engineering Degree you have to gather the access requirements that establishes the law.

It is necessary a good previous training in Mathematics, Physical and Technical Drawing. The most adapted itinerary is the Scientist-Technological Secondary school. The most suitable Higher Technical Certificates are: Automation and Industrial Robotics, Energetic Efficiency and Thermal Solar Energy, Renewable Energies, Electric and Automated Systems, Development of Electronic Products, Electric Installations, Systems of Regulation and Automatic Control.

The profile of the student of this degree is of a person with the following characteristics: interest by mathematics and physics, knowledges of computing, ease for calculation, analysis and synthesis capacity , practical sense of organisation , space vision and attention to the detail, interest by the investigation and second language knowledge (English).

Also, some attitudes are quite important: initiative, capacity of cooperation in team, personal work organization, capacity to work under pressure, leadership, responsibility and interest in the practical application of the knowledges for real problems resolution.

Finally, the skill in the handle of instruments or teams will be widely used and improved during the studies and after them.

General applications requirements

Eligible candidates must match one of the following profiles, in accordance with Art. 2, Royal Decree-Law 1982/2008:

  • Certified completion of secondary education (or equivalent), and pass result in University Entrance Examination
  • Candidates who fulfil the eligibility requirements of university systems in other EU countries, or in non-EU countries with which Spain has an international cooperation agreement that includes this provision
  • Students over 25 with a pass result in the University Entrance Examination, in either its current form or any of its earlier forms
  • Mature students with a pass result in the University Entrance Examination for students over 45
  • EQF Level 4 Certificate in Professional Training, Art and Design Studies, Sports Studies, etc.
  • Undergraduate degree, or other university qualification obtained under previous curricula (Diploma/General Degree Honours Degree, Engineering Degree, etc.)
  • Eligible according to criteria prescribed in statutes prior to 2008 reform, not mentioned above.

Application and admission

Applications for places on UDC degree programmes should be made using the centralised online applications system(NERTA), or by submitting the completed documentation at the appropriate LERD (Documentation Submission and Collection Point).

Students are entitled to submit one application form only, indicating (in descending order of preference) the degree programmes for which they wish to apply. Students may include a maximum of five options, or ten if applying for the same programme in different universities.

Dates for each registration period will be determined by the CIUG and announced via NERTA. Students who fail to register by the appointed deadline will lose the place they have been offered.

60 places offered in academic year 2018/2019

Admission procedures and criteria

An official registration calendar for UDC undergraduate and Master’s programmes is determined each year by the university commission responsible, and runs from July to October. As soon as the calendar is approved (some time in May), candidates will be able to access the information on the CIUG website. In the meantime, students may find it helpful to consult the registration calendar for the current academic year (available on the SAPE student advice and support section of the main UDC website), as an indication of what to expect.

For undergraduate programmes with a capped number of places, candidates in Galicia who have completed their secondary education are required to sit the University Entrance Examination coordinated by the Galician Universities Commission (CIUG), a mixed board comprising representatives from the Xunta de Galicia (Galician regional government) and the three Galician universities. Examination sessions are held in June and September each year. Information on entry procedures and requirements is available on the CIUG website or the SAPE student portal.


New students 2018/2019:

Ongoing students 2018/2019:

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There is a system of aids and scholarships for students in need. The different criteria, application procedures and deadlines depend on the body that convenes (own, regional and state) and the type of aid. You can consult the following links:

Rules and regulations

If you want to know in detail the rules and regulations related to the studies in the UDC can be seen here. You can also consult other documents relating to the academic regulations.

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