Superior Technical School of Engineering
The Superior Technical School of Engineering of the Loyola University is launched in 2013 with a clear objective in mind, to prepare students using the most innovative means and methods without compromising the rigorous acquisition of the fundamental engineering concepts developed in the first and second years of the degree. This innovative vocation is reflected in novel educational projects and activities, exclusively in Loyola Andalucía, such as evaluation in real class time with eInstruction remote controls, Easy Java Simulations virtual laboratories, the integration of subjects through computer cross-range applications with personal licenses for students (MatLab and Solidworks), the introduction of educational Arduino hardware, remote laboratories (Automatlab network), gamification and contests in the classroom, the Moodle platform, collaborative teaching methodologies or group work initiatives of a technical and business nature, among others.
The School facilities include 310 m2 of teaching laboratories, covering all branches of industrial engineering knowledge. Furthermore, in the School there are 2 computer rooms for practicing computer science and an all-purpose room for developing technology projects that need this type of space.
The School has technological material to aid teaching that has been developed by the most reputable manufacturers in the sector, and the laboratories are in constant growth. In this sense, the School has:
- A complete analysis and chemical synthesis laboratory, with distillation equipment, a Hoffman electrochemical device, all the necessary instruments ( PH meter, conductivity meter, etc.), a great variety of reagents…
- Cutting-edge equipment (PHYWE) for physics experimentation: rigid body dynamics, electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves…
- A completely equipped digital and analog electronics lab: sources, the latest digital oscilloscopes, circuits, simulators, small electrical material.
- Custom-prepared training systems in electronics.
- Teaching systems for advanced technology: LEGO EV3 Robots (last generation), Arduino systems with dozens of sensors and actuators.
- Remote controls for eInstruction use in class.
- Made-to-measure laboratories for electrotechnology, thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids, resistance of materials and thermal engines (under construction).
- The latest generation of software.
The School is responsible for the undergraduate degrees in Engineering within the Industrial Engineering Program of the University; in all these degrees students acquire the skills specified by Law (Ordenances CIN 311/2009 and CIN 351/2009) to gain access to the Master’s in Industrial Engineering.
- The Electromechanical Engineering Degree, the first to be founded and with a great tradition in the Society of Jesus (ICAI), is double: both Mechanical and Electrical. Mechanical Engineering concentrates mainly on two areas: calculus and the construction of machinery with applications in such consolidated fields as the car industry, transportation, industrial production and energy generation. On the other hand, electrical engineering is dedicated to the generation, distribution ( lines and networks) and efficient use of electrical energy, including applications like renewable energies, automation, self-consumption, efficient energy certification and distributed generation, all of these very up-to-date and good sources for generating employment. This degree does not only include subjects on electricity or mechanics, but also subjects from all areas of Industrial Engineering: automation, industrial organization, energy, electronics, etc. Students can go directly on to the Master’s for Industrial Engineering to obtain the professional skills needed to be an Industrial Engineer. Furthermore, even studying only the undergraduate degree will provide the qualifications to be a Technical Mechanical or Electrical Engineer, depending on the choice of course.
- The Industrial-Organization Engineering Degree, the same as the degree above, provides the technological grounding of the industrial branch, while it also specializes in organization and the quantitative analysis of technological processes of industry: optimization of production, logistics, commercial and financial management, IT systems in industry, automation etc. These branches are very helpful for making one’s own decisions in middle and senior management in the industrial sector. The University Loyola is able to contribute with a notably more humanistic view of industrial management than classical engineering schools, thanks to its over 50 years of educational experience in the business management of productive systems. The students in Industrial-Organization Engineering can gain direct access to the Master’s in Industrial Engineering to obtain the professional skills needed to become an Industrial Engineer.