Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Erasmus Mundus Master in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM)

2014-2015 academic year


The aim of the Erasmus Mundus master in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM) in Data Mining and Knowledge Management is to train engineers and researchers to extract latent, potentially useful information from stored data, display it to the final user in a comprehensible manner and incorporate it into an intelligent decision-making system. Beginning with basic training, students can choose two specialisations from among the following six: E-Science; Data Mining in the Social Sciences; Knowledge and Decision Making; Statistical Modelling and Data Mining; the Semantic Web; and Relational Data Mining.

Pre-enrolment To enrol for an interuniversity Master’s degree coordinated by a university other than the UPC, you must enrol through the coordinating university:
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) Obre en finestra nova
Starting September
Duration Two academic years
ECTS credits 120
Delivery Face-to-face
European programme Erasmus Mundus
Languages of instruction English
Organised by Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) Obre en finestra nova
Participating institutions Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Obre en finestra nova
Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes (France) Obre en finestra nova
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro (Italy) Obre en finestra nova
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti (Romania) Obre en finestra nova
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) Obre en finestra nova
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France) Obre en finestra nova
Coordinating university Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) Obre en finestra nova

Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB).Edifici B6. C. Jordi Girona, 1-3. 08034 Barcelona


The Erasmus Mundus Masters fees are determined by the University Consortium that organizes the studies. These fees are the same for all the participant universities. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the master web site.

More information about fees, grants and loans and payment options. Obre en finestra nova
Website http://www.em-dmkm.eu/ Obre en finestra nova
E-mails info.emdmkm@(fib.upc.edu)


On finishing the master's degree, graduates will be able to:

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

  • Analyse in depth information requirements for problem solving.
  • Manage large databases.
  • Extract hidden information and knowledge from these databases.
  • Implement this knowledge in decision-making support systems and intelligent systems.


Professional opportunities

Graduates of this master degree have the opportunity to work in areas in which data are important for acquiring new knowledge and making decisions, such as the high-tech industry, business intelligence services, web analysis and management, banking and finance, public institutions (particularly in the fields of health, transport and governance), academic environments and research, particularly genomic and medical research.


General requirements Academic requirements Obre en finestra nova
Specific requirements
  • Holding a bachelor's degree (a course of study of at least three years’ duration at university, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) in Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related discipline such as engineering or physics.
  • An English language level equivalent to a TOEFL score of 550.
Admission criteria
  • The quality of academic results in the last three years (20 points).
  • The relationship between the candidate's prior learning and the content of the master's degree (10 points).
  • Practical experience (2 points).
  • Knowledge of foreign languages other than English (2 points).
  • Reports issued by at least two lecturers who have known the candidate personally regarding their suitability for the master's degree (5 points).
  • Motivation and personal goals (20 points).
  • Oral expression and communication skills (16 points).

Candidates will be ranked according to their score. The top 60 candidates will be invited for a personal interview, from which 30 candidates will be chosen for admission. A waiting list of 10 more candidates will be drawn up to cover possible withdrawals from the course.

Entry places 20
Pre-enrolment To enrol for an interuniversity Master’s degree coordinated by a university other than the UPC, you must enrol through the coordinating university:
Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) Obre en finestra nova

Curriculum Obre en finestra nova

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