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Master's degree in Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM)

Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC)

The master's degree in Applied Telecommunications and Engineering Management (MASTEAM) (master's degree website) offers students a wide range of optional courses and prepares them for research or professional practice as engineers in cutting-edge information and communications technology (ICT) fields. 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.

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 another ICT-related field.
Duration and start date
One academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons. For students starting in the autumn, the first semester is taught in the afternoons and the second semester in the mornings. For students starting in the spring, the first semester is taught in the mornings and the second semester in the afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€1,660 (€6,331 for non-EU residents).
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Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

As this is an official master's degree of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), graduates who hold an official bachelor’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits (4 years) and this master’s degree of 60 ECTS credits fulfill the requirement of having at least 300 ECTS in official programmes and may therefore seek admission to a doctoral programme to pursue an official doctoral degree.

General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
  • An official bachelor’s degree OR pre-EHEA diploma in telecommunications or ICT engineering, specialising in telecommunications systems, telematics (computer networks), electronic systems, audiovisual systems or telecommunications science and technology, or an official master’s degree in telecommunications or ICT engineering. Any of the aforementioned degrees must have been obtained in an educational institution in a country belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  • With complementary coursework, another engineering degree from the EHEA or a telecommunications/ICT engineering degree from outside the EHEA. A validation committee will review these applications and may propose complementary coursework.
  • Language requirements: English language certificate at Level B2 or above.  
Admission criteria
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.
Language requirements:

CEFR English Level B2, which you can demonstrate in one of the following ways:

  • Your mother tongue is English.
  • You have studied in an English-speaking country (for at least one semester).
  • You have taken an academic university  programme taught in English (for at least one semester).
  • You hold a European Higher Education Area degree that includes English Level B2.
  • You hold one of the following English language certificates:

              - Cambridge: FCE
              - TOEFL PBT: >= 567; CBT: >= 227; IBT: >= 87
              - IELTS: 5.5
              - TOEIC: 750
              - Escuela Oficial de Idiomas: Certificado de nivel avanzado (Level 5)

Knowledge of Catalan and Spanish may be helpful for daily life.

Find more information on the Language services and resources at the UPC website.

25 in September and 10 in February
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  01/07/2024.

How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
.Mobility: The MASTEAM has Erasmus agreements with more than 30 European universities and with other universities outside Europe that allow our students to spend one or two semesters abroad doing the master's thesis (and sometimes also optional courses). In this case students will only obtain the MASTEAM degree with the mobility mention.Double-degree pathways with universities around the world
  • Master's degree in Applied Telecommunication Engineering and Management + Master of Science in Technology (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland)
  • Master's degree in Applied Telecommunication Engineering and Management + Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering (MSTE) (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy) 
Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data.
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