Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM)

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

12 months
4900 EUR/year
3267 EUR/year
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The master's degree in Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, offers students a wide range of optional courses and prepares them for research or professional practice as engineers in cutting-edge Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fields.

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The topics include Smart Cities, Internet of things, 5th generation of mobile communications, sensor networks, optical communications in the cloud, network management, massive data processing (Big Data) and signal processing, software-defined networking and radio (SDR and SDN), smart objects, network security, business models and management in the ICT sector. The master has mobility agreements with more than 30 European universities as well as internship agreements with more than 100 companies in the telecommunications sector.

This Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM) programme is offered by Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Graduates of an official bachelor’s degree (240 ECTS credits) and this master’s degree may seek admission to a doctoral programme in telecommunications engineering or other ICT-related fields.

Professional opportunities

Graduates of this master’s degree will be experts in designing, developing and managing telecommunications projects. They may also work in the creation of innovative products, systems and procedures in accordance with regulations and environmental guidelines. They will also be able to pursue advanced research careers in international R&D divisions.

Graduates of this master’s degree may work in the following industries:

  • Network operators
  • Providers of added-value telecommunications services
  • Smart cities, Internet of Things
  • Data centres
  • Big data
  • Companies in sectors that are currently being transformed by ICTs (automotive, audiovisual, food, logistics, energy, finance, etc.)
  • Mobile applications
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • E-health
  • Transport
  • Research, development and innovation
  • Universities
  • Public administration
  • E-education
  • Digital entertainment
  • Technical consulting
  • Business consulting
  • Electronic components
  • Telecommunications regulators
  • Computer science
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.

Generic competencies
  • To manage and plan, at technical and management levels, ICT-based developments, research projects and innovations.
  • To plan, design, develop and manage technologically feasible telecommunications projects and applications based on the need to create or update a product or process in accordance with regulatory, environmental and economic guidelines.
  • To prepare or evaluate a feasibility plan for the development of a product or service for a company.
  • To be familiar with trends in the telecommunications market, laws and guidelines set by various organisations, existing standards and recommendations, and current ICT trends and their impact on social, economic and cultural development.
  • To carry out advanced research in telecommunications in the R&D departments of companies, research centres and universities.
  • To direct and lead research groups.
Specific competencies
  • To design, implement and evaluate 5G and next-generation mobile communications networks.
  • To design, implement and evaluate high-density heterogeneous networks using virtualisation techniques in the access network.
  • To design, implement and evaluate cooperative mobile networks (Internet of Things) for various types of terminals (vehicles, home automation components, infrastructure, body sensors, etc.).
  • To analyse, model and design large-scale communications networks.
  • To solve optimisation problems in the field of communications networks.
  • To design and implement wireless sensor networks for any application.
  • To define the elements that characterise a business model for innovative ICT-based products.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Image Processing
  • Augmented Reality & Smart Objects
  • Body Sensor Nodes
  • Creativity and Engineering
  • Ict-Based Entrepreneurship
  • Network Engineering
  • Next Generation Wireless Communications and lot
  • Next-Generation Optical Network Infrastructures for Future Cloud-Based Services
  • Optimization for Applied Engineering Design
  • Project on Ict-Based Business Models
  • Sensors and Interfaces

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Catalan
IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Suitability of the student’s prior qualifications and learning in relation to the content of the master’s degree.
  • Academic record.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter and two letters of recommendation.
  • Certificate of English language skills at a level above B2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3267 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3267 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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