The Telecommunications Engineering course lasts an average of five years, has a bachelor's degree and is offered only in person. In some universities it can be found as a qualification of the Electrical Engineering course.
Like all courses in the Engineering area, the Telecommunications degree also has a basic cycle of training in Exact Sciences in the first years. In these semesters, students have subjects related to the areas of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
From the second year onwards, contact with the more specific content in the Telecommunications area increases - students get to know closely how digital, analog, satellite, optical fiber and telephony transmissions work. It is also common to find programs that involve disciplines related to Electrical Engineering, such as Electronics and Electromagnetism.
A network engineer is a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and oversee the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services.
The internship is mandatory, as well as the presentation of a conclusion paper at the end of the course.
It is also possible to work in the area with a degree in the course of Technology in Telecommunications Systems. It is shorter than the bachelor's degree, with an average duration of 3 years. The big difference is that the university degree in technology trains technologists, while the bachelor degree trains engineers.