Mechanics

 Area: Industrial

A.T.D. Professional Profile

Introduction

The Advance Technical Degree in Mechanics within the Industrial area grants the professional competences needed for an efficient performance on a local, regional and national level.

Objective

To train Advanced Technical Graduates committed to society and the environment with humanistic and technological knowledge related to hydraulic, pneumatic and thermal systems, as well as Computer Drawing, Dimensional Metrology, Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical Design, with bases of electricity, refrigeration, instrumentation, automation and control, and Automotive Mechanics to meet the needs in terms of acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and design of machinery and equipment, as well as the control of the process and efficient use of energy, in the industrial, commercial and service sectors of the region.

Professional Competences:

Addresses the current development needs that the productive sector requires. To achieve this professionalization the graduate will be able to perform the following functions:

  •  Select, acquire, operate and maintain all equipment involved in production processes.
  •  Participate in the process of installation and setup of industrial equipment.
  •  Planning and documentation of the activities and needed resources to keep the equipment operating.
  •  Propose and incorporate equipment and machinery with the most modern technology to increase and streamline production.
  •  Planning and conducting the training for the responsible personnel, for the optimal performance of their tasks.
  • Implement automation systems through the application of pneumatic networks and pumping systems.

Skills:

It must be capable in its functions and competent in knowledge levels, being able to carry them out with bases, criteria and technological procedures applicable in its area of professional performance, such as:

  • To know and/or investigate information about equipment and available machinery in the production facility and the market, while developing comparative analyses with them among the different options that serve to make the most appropriate decisions for the continuous improvement of the process.
  • Select the equipment, considering their mechanical properties so that they are compatible with the specific application to be developed.
  • Collect and analyze information about equipment and machinery through the use of computerized information systems, databases and international communication systems such as the Internet.
  • Gain knowledge of the English language for searching and handling purposes, targeting information related to relevant topics of your field of action.
  • Determine services requirements (electricity, fuel, water, steam and compressed air) needed for the machinery and equipment to be used, as well as design the facilities required to supply them.
  • Direct or monitor the personnel in charge of installing machinery and equipment, as well as the development of tests prior to putting them into service.
  • Determine quality standards on the services provided and develop mechanisms for their control and assurance.
  • Establish economic programs of preventive and corrective maintenance.

Personal Attributes

The following features should be developed:

  • Have a positive and entrepreneurial attitude in every act of their professional activity and daily life.
  • Have an interest in personal study and constant updating, seeking opportunities to broaden and deepen their preparation.
  • To value their culture, to be respectful of the cultural standards of others and to take advantage of the knowledge that other people have acquired through experience.
  • To apply and be an example of personal and organizational values.
  • Apply the core principles of organization in the workplace and work relationships in the coordination of small group activities.
  • To promote bonds with the community in a way that it is sensitive to the problematic and maintains a deep-rooted culture and origin.
  • To assume an active role as a professional, supporting the solution of problems in their region, which favors the incorporation of continuous improvement in surrounding society.
  • To have a broad readiness to work in teams, to coordinate and supervise integrated work teams with people of different levels and types of training.
  • To have good working relationships both within the workplace and with customers, suppliers and contractors.
  • To be aware of preserving and conserving the environmental balance and to incorporate criteria in accordance with this approach.
  • To develop their work with quality and responsibility, as well as an awareness of profitability in each of the projects to be carried out.

 

Job Opportunities

The Advanced Technical Graduate in Mechanics, will carry out his functions essentially under different organizational schemes such as:

  • Employee of a company, working in supportive positions for engineering, production, sales, operation and maintenance personnel.
  • A single professional level person, responsible for the planning, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery.
  • Connection between operational and managerial staff, to ensure monitoring and execution of the company’s necessary services.
  • Entrepreneur in the creation of his own company.
  • Advisor in the development of small companies related to their professional field.

Professional Employment

The Advanced Technical Graduate in Mechanics, can be employed in the following areas:

  • Industrial, Electromechanical and Automotive Maintenance.
  • Quality Control and/or Production.
  • Process Control.
  • Installation, Assemblage and Operational Equipment Testing.
  • Warehouse Management.
  • Industrial Security.

 


Engineering Professional Profile

Introduction

The Metallurgical Engineering grants the professional competences needed for an efficient performance on a local, regional and national level.

Professional Competences

Professional competences define the skills and attitudes required for the successful development of activities in the academical area, the ability to adapt to new situations as well as the application of accumulated knowledge in the pursuit of a higher academical degree.

Generic Competences:

Skill of analysis and synthesis, basic research skills, individual and social abilities, management skills and second language communication skill.

Competence 1: Development and management of organizations through the ethical practice of leadership, with a systemic approach to contribute the achievement of strategic objectives.

Competence 2: Communication of feelings, thoughts, knowledge, experiences, ideas, reflections, opinions, in the public, personal, educational and occupational fields, productively and receptively in the English language according to level B1+, independent user of the European Reference Framework, to contribute to the performance of their functions in their professional and personal environment.

Instructiveness

  • Decision-making process
  • Management
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Work under pressure
  • Self-teaching capacity
  • Safety at the workplace
Social Development

  • Leadership
  • Team work
  • Proactivity
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Punctuality
  • Ecological Awareness
Systemics

  • Creativity
  • Propositional Inputs
  • Motivating
  • Dynamism
  • Assertiveness
  • Planning
  • Quality
Values

  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Tolerance
  • Respect
  • Social Commitment
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Critical Spirit

Specific Competences:

They are the basis of specialization and constitute the theoretical-methodological support that characterizes the discipline, and allow responding to the specific needs of each productive sector and/or region.

  1. Innovate metallurgical projects by applying re-engineering to maintain and improve the organization’s competitiveness.

    1. Formulate solutions to manners and failure effects of mechanical elements through field inspections for enhancement.
    2. Design mechanical elements through the use of software and/or simulation tools to guarantee the viability of the fabrication and functionality of the component.
    3. Justify the feasibility of the project through technical-economic studies to guarantee the profitability of the project.
  2. Validation of the processes used in the fabrication of mechanical parts according to the requirements, norms and standards applicable to ensure their quality.

    1. Integration of the fabrication process of mechanical parts by identifying the manufacturing sequence to be used in order to guarantee productivity.
    2. To control the fabrication process of mechanical parts through the elaboration of technical sheets and process sheets, to ensure product quality.
  3.  To monitor the resources within its field of application considering safety, hygiene and environmental aspects in order to increase the company’s productivity.

    1. Implement the requirements of safety, hygiene and environmental control through the application of valid regulations and standards, to ensure the manufacture of the product.
    2. Manage human resources, materials, energy, machinery and equipment based on the techniques and tools of the operations applied in manufacturing, to ensure their availability.

Job Opportunities

The Metallurgical Engineer will be able to work in:

  • Public and private companies involved in the production of automotive parts and components or automotive dealerships.
  • Public and private companies dedicated to the manufacture of electrical appliances.
  • Public and private companies dedicated to product re-engineering.
  • Public and private companies specialized in the manufacture of machinery and heavy equipment.
  • Public and private companies of consulting and advising.
  • Public and private companies dedicated to the smelting of parts.
  • Your own company.

 

Professional Employment

The Metallurgical Engineer can work as:

  • Design Engineer.
  • Engineer in forming processes.
  • Designer of automotive parts and engines.
  • Supply and/or service manager.
  • Product Engineer.
  • Manager of metallurgical companies.

 

Syllabus

A.T.D

First Term

  • Mathematics I
  • Informatics I
  • Chemistry
  • Electricity and Magnetism Fundamentals
  • Metrology
  • Oral and Written Expression I
  • Sociocultural Education I
  • English I

Second Term 

  • Industrial Technical Drawing
  • Static
  • Sociocultural Education II
  • Informatics II
  • English II
  • Fabrication I
  • Mathematics II

Third Term 

  • Mathematics III
  • Informatics III
  • Fabrication II
  • Material Resistance
  • Dynamics
  • Inclusive I
  • Sociocultural Education III
  • English III

Fourth Term 

  • Industrial Security
  • Analysis and Selection of Mechanical Elements
  • Industrial instrumentation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Hydraulics
  • Maintenance
  • Sociocultural Education IV
  • English IV

Fifth Term 

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Automotive Vehicles
  • Automation and Control
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Combustion Systems and Boilers
  • Inclusive II
  • Oral and Written Expression II
  • English V

Sixth Term

  • Internship in the Productive Sector

Engineering

Seventh Term

  • Time Management
  • Vector Analysis
  • Materials Science
  • Economic Engineering
  • English VI
  • Research Methodology for Design
  • Industrial Security

Eighth Term 

  • Industrial Administration
  • Dynamics and Mechanisms
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • English VII
  • Planning and Organization of Work
  • Forming Processes

Ninth Term

  • High-performance Equipment management
  • Digital Design
  • English VIII
  • Inclusive I
  • Elective Course I
  • Solids Mechanics
  • Heat Transmission

Tenth Term 

  • Mechanical Design
  • English IX
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Inclusive II
  • Elective Course II
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Business Negotiation

Eleventh Term

  • Internship in the Productive Sector

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