MERIT is a research-oriented master‘s degree focused on information technology and its applications, with an emphasis on communications. Its graduates will have acquired specific skills in engineering and cross-disciplinary skills in bibliographical research, technical writing, scientific communication, innovation management and research project organisation. This knowledge is gained on specific courses, and through the master’s thesis and the mentoring provided by the supervisor.
|Duration||Two academic years|
|European programme||Erasmus Mundus|
|Languages of instruction||English|
|Organised by||Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC)|
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Sweden) (KTH)
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Universität Karlsruhe (Germany)
Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
|Coordinating university||Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)|
MERIT is addressed to young graduates willing to acquire mastership in the scope of Information and Communication Technologies in a broad sense, including fundamentals such as electromagnetism, signal processing, and information theory, and applications such as communications, remote sensing and image and voice processing.
MERIT is offered either as an International Programme in which students have to take two 1-year terms at two different partner universities to complete the 2-year Master programme, or as a 2-year National programme in one of the four partner universities. International MERIT students will gain a broad view of IT thanks to the mobility requirements. The consortium partner institutions involved in MERIT are:
The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a MERIT associated partner that maintains a strong research and academic relationship with the Consortium.
|Fees||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.|
On finishing the master's degree, graduates will be able to:
Transversals competencies are those things that the graduate will be able to understand or do upon completion of the learning process, regardless of the specific course. The transversals 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.
- Carry out research, innovation and development in the ICT field.
- Manage innovation.
- Organise research projects.
MERIT graduates are valued professionals for the R+D industry departments and potential applicants for Ph. D. programs. The specialization areas are devoted to provide skilled young professionals to the following areas:
- Communication industry
- Automotive industry
- Aerospace industry
- Academic and research institutions
|General requirements||Academic regulations|
General admission conditions are :
MERIT holds a scholarship program addressed to highly qualified students
|Pre-enrolment||How to pre-enrol|
|Enrolment||How to enrol|
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