Objetives and Admission
General information for new students
We have made the following student guide at the new students’ disposal, so that they can have all the information they need: Download. This guide includes an interesting FAQ section. Besides, orientation sessions will be held at the beginning of the academic course. In these sessions, information for getting off to a good start will be provided and the doubts you may have will be clarified. Orientation sessions’ presentation is available here: Presentation1, Presentation2.
We would like to highlight that ESI (Escuela Superior de Informática, School of Computer Science) holds the ‘Zero Course of Mathematics and Physics’ (Curso Cero de Matemáticas y Física) every year. Its goal is to revise the basic contents of these subjects in order to overcome successfully some subjects in the syllabus. This academic course takes place in the week before the actual course starts.
Students coming from training cycles have the possibility to get some subjects recognised. Subjects’ recognition lists can be consulted in the following link.
We will soon upload the new lists which enlarge the training cycles liable to recognise subjects.
The UCLM (University of Castilla-La Mancha) and ESI in Ciudad Real have an agreement for the accessibility and the fully integration of students with special needs. We provide accessible facilities and we attend the problems that those students may have during their academic lives. You can check the Disabled Student Support Service web for further information.
Objectives and competences
The general objective of the degree in Computer Engineering is to ensure that degree holders acquire the following aptitudes and capabilities, which are taken from the General Secretary of Universities’ Resolution of the 8th June 2009. This provided publicity for the University Council Agreement, which allowed recommendations to be established regarding University proposals for official degree request reports within the sphere of Technical Computing Engineering (BOE Num. 187 del 4/8/2009):
- Capacity to conceive, write, organise, plan, develop and sign projects in the sphere of Computer Engineering. Its objective, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution, is the conception, the development or the operation of computing systems, services and applications.
- Capacity to direct activities that are the object of projects in the sphere of Computing in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
- Capacity to design, evaluate and ensure the accessibility, ergonomics, usability and security of computing systems, services and applications, along with the information that they manage.
- Capacity to define, evaluate and select hardware and software platforms for the development and execution of computing systems, services and applications, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
- Capacity to conceive, develop and maintain computing systems, services and applications by employing software engineering methods as an instrument with which to ensure their quality, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
- Capacity to conceive and develop centralised or distributed computing systems or architectures by integrating hardware, software and networks, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
- Capacity to discover, understand and apply the necessary legislation during the development of the profession of Technical Computing Engineer, and to handle the specifications, rules and regulations that it is obligatory to fulfil.
- Knowledge of basic materials and technologies that will provide the capability to learn and develop new methods and technologies, in addition to providing the great versatility needed to adapt to new situations.
- Capacity to use one’s initiative to resolve problems, make decisions, and to be autonomous and creative. Capacity to know how to communicate and transmit the knowledge, abilities and skills involved in the profession of Technical Computing Engineer.
- Knowledge needed to carry out measurements, calculations, evaluations, valuations, surveys, studies, reports, task planning and other analogous computing work, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
- Capacity to analyse and evaluate the social and environmental impact of technical solutions, understanding the professional and ethical responsibility of the activity of Technical Computing Engineer.
- Knowledge and application of the basic elements of the economy and management of human resources, organisation and planning of projects, in addition to the legislation, rules and regulations in the sphere of computing projects in accordance with the knowledge acquired as laid down in Section 5 of Annex II of the resolution.
More information about the Objectives, Competencies and Justification of the Degree is available in the Report on the Degree in Computer Engineering (see pages 3-22)
Admission Profile and Entrance Requirements
The appropriate admission profile for those students who wish to study for this degree includes the following knowledge and aptitudes:
- Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English.
- Critical attitude and analytical capacity
- Capacity for planning, organisation and team work.
- Motivation for self-learning in the sphere of technical teaching.
With regard to the entrance requirements, in accordance with Article 14.1 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of the official University Teaching Regulations, those aspiring to study on the degree course in Computer Engineering must have ‘A’ levels or their equivilant and must pass the test referred to in Article 42 of the Universities’ Organic Law 6/2001, which was modified to Law 4/2007, on the 12th of April 2007. This will not prejudice the other entrance mechanisms planned by the regulations in force.