The goal of this master’s degree is to give students a solid grounding in different areas of photonics and to provide them with the tools that will enable them to become top-level pre-doctoral researchers and/or entrepreneurs in the photonics field. All the photonics research institutions in the Barcelona area (UPC, UAB, UB and ICFO) participate in this master’s degree, which provides broad coverage of the field, from theoretical to applied aspects.
|Duration||One academic year|
|Languages of instruction||English|
Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)
Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (FEN)
Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC)
Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
|Coordinating university||Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)|
This master’s degree course is aimed at anyone interested in Photonics who meets the general and specific access requirements.
It is anticipated that the ICT classrooms and resources of the North Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona), the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB, Barcelona) and the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Bellaterra) will be used.
During the last month of the course, practical work experience will take place in teaching laboratories of the College of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa (UPC) and the College of Industrial Engineering of Terrassa (UPC).
During the academic year, most of the classes of this Master’s Degree will be taught in Barcelona, except a month of practical work experience in Bellaterra (UAB) and another in Terrassa.
|Fees||50 € per ECTS credit. For non-residents who are not EU nationals, the cost is 1.5 times the ordinary cost of one credit. (2012-2013 fees academic year)|
On finishing the master’s degree, graduates will be able to:
- Master the field of photonics with solid, high quality general training, taking into consideration its fundamental aspects of application and technology.
- Interpret the main phenomena associated with optics and photonics.
- Apply the knowledge acquired in theoretical, experimental and technological areas.
- Apply scientific methodology to real situations and problems in different areas of photonics.
- Be familiar with the experimental methods and instrumentation related to photonics, and with the application of photonics to science and technology.
- Work with professionals from other disciplines thanks to their interdisciplinary training.
- Embark on a research career in the field of photonics or join the industrial workforce in areas related to photonic technologies.
For many business people, photonics is to the 21st century what electronics was to the 20th century. At present, there is a recognised shortage of manpower both for research-related posts and for industrial jobs in photonics-related technologies. In addition, the creation of small, tech-based spin-off companies in the area is requiring an ever greater number of specialised professionals. Students will be in touch with all the photonics-related research groups working in the area in fields ranging from quantum optics to optical engineering, and they may eventually go on to pursue a doctoral degree with one of these groups.
|General requirements||Academic regulations|
The master’s degree consists of 60 ECTS credits, although should applicants request it, courses of 120 ECTS credits may be possible. Applicants are recommended to have a working knowledge of English (B1) as classes are given entirely in English.
The following elements may optionally also be taken into account (their order does not imply prioritisation):
|Pre-enrolment||How to pre-enrol|
|Enrolment||How to enrol|
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