Basic knowledge of electrotechnics and its applications. Basic elements of an electrical installation and the interaction between them. Facility design and electrical lines. Rural electrification. Electrification of horticultural and agricultural operations. Electrification of agribusiness industries.
Today electricity is the energy base for the development and welfare of society and all economic sectors, among which is the agricultural sector. Electricity is a form of energy widely used in agriculture due to its portability and the ability to adjust the voltage to the requirements of the consumption point; it is clean and its conversion into another form of energy using appropriate equipment is simple and with very high performance.
Graduates in Ingeniería Agroambiental y Agroalimentaria, in the exercise of their profession, will face practical applications of Electrotechnics in activities such as water pumping for irrigation, lighting of greenhouses, vegetable processing plants, food industries and livestock accommodation, heating on farms, air conditioning and environmental control in different agricultural facilities, facilities for freezing, refrigeration or preservation of products, storage and drying of agricultural products and lighting gardens.
The engineer who has to plan and direct the outlined facilities and the electrification of farms and other agricultural exploitations must have extensive knowledge of Electrotechnics to carry out electrical installations in the conditions of maximum safety and economy, guided by criteria of energy efficiency.
The project of an electrical installation has to take into account the characteristics of receivers that require electricity. The installation must be projected so that the electrical equipment meets conditions including most notably a high degree of safety for people and protection for equipment, an adequate supply for every need, the absence of electromagnetic interference and the flexibility in the production processes.