Hi Bikkers! We bring you a new entry and this time directly related to what we are studying: Multimedia Engineering. Today we are going to explain the professional competences, focusing above all on our sector. We are also preparing another entry on the very interesting Professional Profile.

What are professional competencies?

The professional competences could be defined as the skills or aptitudes of the people that make them able to perform a job correctly.

There are different types of competencies. Employers have always valued technical competencies more, although the transversal ones are gaining strength and are beginning to be an important point in the choice of some workers or others.

Next, we will explain in more depth the 3 types of professional competencies that exist.

Types of competencies

There are several types of skills that characterize you and make you more or less suitable or suitable for a job. It is important to have identified which are our competences and which are the competences that are required for the desired employment, so that we will know how suitable we are for that employment and how many possibilities of obtaining it we have.

For this entry we have separated the professional competences into 3 main types: basic, technical and transversal.

The basic competences are those that allow access to a job, that is, they are the basic knowledge required for any job. Some examples Some examples of these competences are knowledge and mastery of the mother tongue, knowledge of a foreign language, basic skills in mathematics, basic skills in the use of ICT or job search techniques, for example.

The technical competences refer to the skills acquired after having completed a specific training and are specific to a specific job. For example, a person who has been trained in cooking, should have acquired technical skills such as the use of knives, food cooking techniques or organization of a kitchen. These competences are different in each profession and are usually acquired through specific training.

Transversal competencies are all those skills and abilities that make a worker effectively develop their work. Transversal competencies serve to develop any profession and have been acquired in different contexts (work or not). Some transversal competences are: teamwork, responsibility, initiative, interpersonal relationship, willingness to learn, etc.

Skills of a Multimedia Engineer

Among the basic skills that any multimedia engineer must gather are the following:

  • Knowledge in mathematics and physics.
  • Use and programming of computers, algorithm and computational complexity.
  • Design and interconnection of computer systems (centralized and distributed).
  • Knowledge in design and graphic expression.
  • Know the general concept of the company.
  • Languages.

According to the 2 itineraries of our career, we deepen and perfect more certain skills.

In the case of the entertainment and videogame itinerary, the following is deepened:

  • Advanced graphics (3D, 2D, renders, lighting).
  • Design and use of physical video game engines.
  • AI programming.
  • VR techniques and technologies.
  • Sound, production and sound and music editing techniques.

On the other hand, in the case of the content management itinerary (our case), we deepen in:

  • Web development languages.
  • Frameworks and development models in web environment.
  • Design and administration of databases.
  • UI / UX design
  • Design and implementation of E-learning multimedia systems.

These skills are essential for any job, and depend more on the person himself than on the training he has acquired.

  • Ability to face and solve problems.
  • Ability to organize the work to be done.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Autonomy to solve problems by oneself.
  • Ease for professional and personal relationships.
  • Have initiative to propose solutions and improvements.


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