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The master's degree in Computer Vision at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia investigates the techniques and mathematical models that are used to computationally simulate the visual tasks performed by the human visual system, based on one or more digital images. 


This research area has been growing exponentially since the 1980s due to the great complexity of the problem. Today, it is an important field of research in computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering in general. In the last decade, progress in this area has been huge, for several reasons:

  • Results in the development of low cost high performance cameras.
  • The introduction of these cameras in many areas of daily life as well as their integration into multiple mobile devices.
  • The development of computational learning techniques that have improved the efficiency of algorithms that automatically extract information from images.
  • The possibility of access to huge databases of images on the Internet.

This Computer Vision programme is offered by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Professional opportunities

This master’s degree will provide a profile with skills and expertise applicable to multiple fields. Computer vision is a discipline that allows rapid applicability of all theoretical knowledge, providing a cross-disciplinary engineering profile that can be integrated in multiple systems of different applications such as retrieving images by content, interpreting and automatically annotating videos, extracting three-dimensional information from multiple views and improving the appearance of image content. It is also a technological industry that requires professionals with a high level of training and has scientific interest that progresses very fast.

CompetenciesGeneric 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 competences
  • They will be able to identify key concepts and apply the most suitable basic techniques to solve problems arising in the field of computer vision.
  • They will have developed the skills to devise alternative solutions to complex vision problems and to create prototypes to demonstrate the validity of the systems proposed.
  • They will have acquired the knowledge to select the most suitable software tools and training setups for developing solutions to problems arising in the field of computer vision.
  • They will have learnt to plan, implement, manage and evaluate projects addressing specific problems in different areas of computer vision.
  • They will be able to define in detail and correctly apply the technology transfer process for innovation in the field of computer vision.
  • They will know how to apply the correct research methodology, select the appropriate techniques and information sources, and organise specific resources for research in the field of computer vision.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Video Analysis
  • Computational Learning for Computer Vision
  • Dissemination of Research
  • Research Methods and Technology Transfer
  • Optimisation and Inference for Computer Vision
  • Visual Recognition
  • Master's dissertation
  • 3D Vision

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official Spanish university qualification or an official university qualification issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.
  • A qualification issued by a university in a country that is not in the EHEA. If the qualification has not been homologated, the UPC will verify that the course of study corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to a master’s degree in the country in which it was awarded. This access route in no way implies the homologation of the qualification or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree. The master's degree will, however, be fully and legally valid.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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