Looking For The Overall Vision

In addition to courses and training cycles, there are also degrees, such as the one taught by Celeste Campo, full professor in the Department of Telematics Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid. “A university degree in Telematics Engineering provides an overview,” with knowledge of “security, databases and operating systems, which are covered in the degree in Telematics Engineering, as well as in other degrees in the field of Engineering Telecommunications and Computer Engineering.”

This overall vision, Campo emphasizes, is necessary in “a sector such as the development of mobile applications, in which the application usually has to interact with services in the cloud, exchanging information in formats defined for the web, through various technologies (LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC), interacting with objects around us, managing information in databases on the mobile itself, etc. “. Also, he considers that this broad perspective allows adapting to the rapid technological changes in this sector, which in less than a year generates new versions of operating systems and other technologies, “with radical changes in the way of programming them.”

In this way, opting for a training cycle in development of ‘apps’ can be a more immediate path to a job, although it is clear that the longer duration and program of a degree helps to receive complete training. However, both options are not necessarily mutually exclusive. In U-tad, in addition to the training cycle, an official degree in software engineering is offered, which “allows the student to deepen the development of ‘apps’ and other sectors highly demanded in the market such as virtual reality, the ‘ big data ‘ or cybersecurity,” Says Daniel Lopez. In this way, students expand “their training in mathematics, networks, databases, artificial intelligence and a long etcetera, which makes them highly specialized profiles and highly demanded by companies.”