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MIRI - Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

The students that graduate this specialization will also achieve research skills in optimization, game theory, stochastic processes and network and distributed systems modeling. Moreover, the students will achieve capacities related to the design and modeling of descentralized and scalable systems, cloud computing, fault tolerant systems, future internet networks, mobile internet, Internet of things, security and applications.

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About

The master’s degree gives the best foundations for design and research in computer networks and distributed systems, with an emphasis on scalable and reliable distributed systems, cloud computing, big data, the internet, future internet networks, mobile internet, the Internet of Things, smart cities, security and applications.

Target

The master’s degree is aimed at students who have a bachelor’s degree in the fields of Engineering (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, etc) or Applied Sciences (e.g., Mathematics, Physics) and are pursuing a better understanding of Information Technology fields and, more specifically, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems.

Language

English

Duration

Four semesters. (120 ECTS)

Face-to-face

Workload

Full-time: 20h lectures, 20h personal work per week
Part-time: half of full-time
Lectures are in the morning (8h-14h) 

Why this master's degree?

The specialization in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems will give you in-depth knowledge of the principles and practice related to Computer Networks and Distributed Systems. The program is geared towards professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of the field and to those who are less familiar with it but who wish to engage with topics whose relevance is growing every day.

In Europe, there are currently thousands of job vacancies in the area of computer networking, internet technologies and distributed systems, and the industry is looking for professionals with strong knowledge who are able to design and lead the internet of the new millennium.

All of the professors involved in the master’s degree have a solid background and experience in research and innovation and actively participate in international and EU initiatives and national projects and have strong links with companies and research centers.

The program allows students to reach the state of art in topics such as broadband communications, future internet networks, wireless technologies, big data, decentralized systems and security.

Employment opportunities

Computer networks and distributed systems are found in businesses large and small, from start-up companies to established industry leaders. Graduates may potentially find employment as network engineers, who design and manage large infrastructure networks and systems; network analysts, who coordinate system enhancements between software and hardware, perform diagnoses, monitor utilities and integrate new network environments; or network managers, who focus on long-term planning and strategy considerations.

Many computer network and distributed systems scientists find employment in the R&D departments of industrial organizations, where they address technological challenges of all kinds. Most companies currently work in European and international projects in a variety of disciplines. Graduates learn a wide variety of methodologies for analyzing networks and systems and this allows them to deal with rapidly changing and challenging environments. As a result, graduates of the master’s degree in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems may be employed in a range of industries and have the potential to start their own innovative businesses or continue studying towards a PhD.

Admission

Calendar

The next pre-registration period, to start the Master in September 2017, will be March-July 2017.

The admission period is divided into three periods:
  • Decision on applications received before April 18th will be announced no later than April 21st
  • Decision on applications received before May 27th will be announced no later than May 31st
  • Decision on applications received up to the end of the period will be announced no later than July 7th
The decision may be that the candidate has been admitted, that the candidate has been rejected or, in the case of the first two periods, that the decision has been postponed until the following period.

The official list of accepted candidates will be published on July 15th

Fees and payment options

Information about prices and fees for the UPC's official master's degrees can be found at Fees and payment options.

Requirements

UPC

The admission requirements for the UPC's official masters can be found at What are the requirements to enroll in a master's degree?

Language

Candidates must provide proof of their English proficiency, with at least a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent).

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. DNI, NIE or passport
  3. Academic Personal Certificate. The certificate must detail the number of hours and credits studied and must include the grade awarded for each subject. This certificate also must contain information on the mark scheme and how grades are awarded.
  4. Diploma (or similar document). This document must confirm that the duration of the degree was at least three years and that is it a valid precursor to studies at postgraduate level (master’s degree) in that country. If that is not possible, it must indicate the level of higher education that the degree gives access to in the country where it was awarded.
  5. English knowledge Certificate (minimum: B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  6. If the applicant holds other qualifications related to the subject area of the Master’s Degree course applied for and that are different from those given to meet entrance requirements, it is necessary to include the original certificates and copy (or official copy) with the application.
IMPORTANT: All documents issued in countries that do not belong to the European Higher Education Area must be stamped and legalised by the appropriate government department, and translated into Spanish or Catalan language.

The Academic Committee is in charge of final decisions on students admission. It bases its decisions on following:
  • Final average grade for undergraduate degree that provides access to the master's degree
  • Suitability of the candidate's previous degree. Holders of bachelor's degrees in disciplines such as Informatics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, etc. will be given preference
  • Ranking of the university issuing the previous degree, using the most common rankings (ARWU, QS World University, etc.)
  • Academic performance on the previous degree
  • Experience in innovation and research projects
  • Additional university degrees

Pre-enrolment

Once you're inside the application form, you must choose the master Innovation and Research in Informatics. Once selected this master, you will be able to select the specialization Computer Networks and Distributed Systems.

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Pre-enrolment 
 
To pre-enroll, you will need to register online.
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Double Degree

You may graduate from this master’s degree with a double diploma degree from the UPC and any of the following universities. This will involve starting your master’s degree at the UPC and completing it at the other university.

What's MIRI

MIRI stands for Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics. This label identifies those programmes with a special focus on research and innovation. Graduates become the most knowledgeable and skilled professionals in their respective area. These programmes are highly specialized and they provide a two year immersion in the corresponding field.

The six MIRI programmes are:

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