The Electronic Engineering Department, responsible for this Doctorado en "Ingeniería de Sistemas Electrónicos" (DISE) Program was created in the process of development of the University Reform Act of 1983, inheriting the resources and activities from the previous Department of Electronic Circuits and Digital Systems that began its research in 1974 in three main areas:
- Components and optical communication systems,
- Electronic systems to assist the disabled, and
- Microprocessor-based digital systems.
Over the years, these activities have contributed to and participated in the technological evolution that was taking place. Thus, the field was modified, focused or expanded as required by the scientific activity or by the development that was taking place, with the consequent increase in both the human and the material resources. Thus the following new subjects were incorporated:
- Manufacturing technology of optoelectronic devices,
- Speech Technology,
- Advanced digital architectures for signal processing,
- Design and testing of integrated circuits,
- Digital architectures for parallel signal processing,
- Biomedical Applications,
- Services based on wireless technologies, and
- Home automation Services.
These activities have been and are carried out within the framework of R&D projects with funding from both national and European programs (ESPRIT and IST mainly), and industrial contracts, with National, European or American businesses. The project has given rise to a large number of PhD theses, articles in magazines or books, and lectures or conferences, invitations to congresses at an international level.
The PhD programs taught by the Department of Electronic Engineering since its creation in 1988 and until 1999 were as follows: \ 'Circuits and Integrated Systems\' (Department«s characteristic one) and Electronic Devices and Materials (Interdepartmental Program from the 1990/91 academic year). In total these programs offered 11-15 courses with credits ranging from 45 to 60 depending on the year.
This program is the heir to the "Electronic Systems " (DSE) and "Electronic Systems Engineering for Intelligent Environments " (ISEEI) PhD programs , which were awarded the Seal of Quality by the Ministry.