Advanced Telecommunication Technologies, Master | Polytechnic University of Catalonia | Barcelona, Spain
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Advanced Telecommunication Technologies

12 months
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4150 EUR/year
1660 EUR/year
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The master’s degree in Advanced Telecommunication Technologies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia offers a broad selection of optional credits that are organised by concentration but also provide enough flexibility for students to create their own profile.

Overview

On this master’s degree in Advanced Telecommunication Technologies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia you can choose one of the concentrations proposed by the schools (technical and technological specialisation at the ETSETB or cross-disciplinary courses at the EETAC) or build your own specific profile by selecting the optional subjects you are interested in at each school.

Professional opportunities

Designing, managing and executing projects in the field of telecommunications engineering, including projects related to:
  • Radio, fibre-optic and copper-cable communications systems.
  • Computer networks, the internet, local area networks (Ethernet, Wi-Fi).
  • Audiovisual content distribution systems: voice networks, video and television distribution networks, and streaming and peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
  • Mobile phone networks.
  • Radionavigation, positioning systems (GNSS).
  • Information processing systems: coding, compression, error correction, image recognition, recognition of video sequences, voice recognition, voice generation.
  • Artificial intelligence systems based on structured data (textual information) and unstructured data (video, speech).
  • Security in communication networks: cryptography, user authentication, digital signatures.
  • Electronic circuits and components: microprocessors, devices (routers, switches, etc.), sensors, actuators, transducers.
  • Analogue and digital electronic technology: electronic instrumentation, medical electronics, consumer electronics, control systems, robotics, automation, etc.
  • Microtechnology and nanotechnology.
  • Applications in bioengineering, telemedicine, e-commerce platforms, smart cities, sensor networks, smart homes, green computing, cloud computing, etc.
  • Management and administration of telecommunications companies, including both firms oriented towards planning and design and those involved primarily in the execution of engineering projects. 
  • Freelance work as an adviser and consultant in the field of telecommunications engineering.
  • Sales engineering.
  • Public administration: as a member of the statutory or contractual staff of a technical unit of any public administration (in the European Union, Spain, autonomous communities and cities) in the areas of telecommunications and ICT innovation.
  • Research, development and innovation: research at public or private centres, or in the RDI departments of large companies.
  • Teaching at public and private universities.

Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies:
  • Select and use—in telecommunications applications and services such as monitoring and management of network operations, analysis and interpretation of audiovisual data, and design and verification of microelectronic circuits—a variety of automatic learning techniques and build systems that use such techniques for decision making (including autonomous decision making).
  • Analyse software-managed complex systems in the area of telecommunications and its applications, such as software-defined radio systems, coding and decoding standards for audiovisual content, and firmware for embedded electronic systems.
  • Design and build applications and services in the area of telecommunications based on object-oriented software, in both static and iterative development frameworks, such as software-defined radio systems, coding and decoding standards for audiovisual content, and firmware for embedded electronic systems.
  • Design and implement, in the area of telecommunications and its applications, projects that are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally friendly.
  • Integrate telecommunications engineering technologies and systems of a general nature in broader, more multidisciplinary contexts, such as automobiles and mobility, bioengineering, telemedicine and smart cities.
  • Individually produce, and present and defend before an examination committee, an original work consisting of an engineering project of a professional nature in the field of information and communication technologies that draws on and demonstrates the competencies acquired on the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Mobile Communications 
  • Network Science 
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Machine Learning from data
  • Software Architecture
  • Enterpreneurship for world challenges 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
87

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Science and Technology
  • Bachelor’s degrees that qualify the holder to practise the profession of technical telecommunications engineer: bachelor’s degrees in Audiovisual Systems Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Telecommunications Systems Engineering, and Network Engineering
  • Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (pre-EHEA qualification)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4150 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1660 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

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Scholarships Information

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1000000 INR
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5000 EUR
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14 May 2024
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1500 EUR
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15 Oct 2024
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1500 USD
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15 May 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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14 Oct 2024
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15 Sep 2024
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1600 USD
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30 Apr 2024
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24 May 2024
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30 Jun 2024
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25000 USD
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14 Jun 2024
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