Master in Informatics Engineering

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About

The master’s degree equips graduates with knowledge and hands-on experience across a wide spectrum of information technology domains: from cloud computing to security and from computer graphics to information systems, with a focus on IT management and leadership. Graduates become the “Swiss Army knife” of IT in their organizations.

Target

This master’s degree is the right degree not just for holders of a bachelor's degree in Informatics Engineering but also in closely related fields in either Engineering (e.g., Electrical, Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering, ...) or Science (e.g., Mathematics and Physics, ...) who pursue a deeper knowledge of information technology and its applications.

Language

Catalan/Spanish

Duration

Three semesters - Full time. 90 ECTS

Face-to-face

Workload

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

 

Why this master's degree?

Today, information technology (IT) is the cornerstone of any business in any market. This master’s degree empowers graduates to deal with a wide range of IT disciplines and equips them with the management skills that they need to become IT managers and IT experts in their future jobs. The wide range of technologies presented on the master’s degree and the analysis and development of real cases provide a realistic scenario in which students are guided through their initial contact with real-world cases. These professionals are highly in demand, as all kind of industries need IT experts and managers in their organizations. The EU has recently announced that there will be almost 825,000 IT vacancies by 2020. The versatility and expertise in a range of technologies of graduates of this master’s degree will ensure their prevalence in the IT job market.

Curriculum

The master’s degree is divided into two modules: Direction and Management and Information Technologies. Click on the course unit details below for more information.
These courses are not taught every semester. Check FIB website for course availability.

 
Elective
Mandatory

Direction and Management Module (12 ECTS)

Information Technologies Module (48 ECTS)

Employment opportunities

Senior management

Information systems managers

They are involved in the strategic decisions that affect information systems, ensure that communication flows between technological and business departments, take responsibility for projects to implement applications, set up technological infrastructure, draw up budgets and manage human resources in their departments.

Development managers

They are responsible for the development of applications, supervise one or more project managers, speak to users through their project managers, and devise technical and quality policies.

Production and operations managers

They are responsible for technology infrastructure and platforms, manage budgets, guarantee the availability of information systems, work in close collaboration with the development department to accurately forecast the IT infrastructure that may be required, and ensure that new applications are properly implemented in systems.

Heads of IT

They carry out most of the tasks described above in small- and medium-sized businesses. They draw up a business’s systems plan, organize the IT department (equipment, programs and human resources) and work in coordination with the rest of the departments in the company.

Technical management

Project managers

They are responsible for the overall management of projects in terms of technical specifications, financing and deadlines, interact with users, take part in user training programs and oversee the implementation of applications. 

Functional analysts

They take part in the functional analysis of users’ needs, draw up technical specifications and take responsibility for the development of applications. 

Heads of department

They ensure the coherence and progress of all IT projects, manage the deployment of new applications and their maintenance, and supervise teams of project managers, functional analysts, etc. 

Consultants

They work for consultancies and/or business advisory services that assess the functional and/or technical needs of their clients, and they set up customized programs and training sessions for users.

Database architects

They devise, develop and integrate a company’s database.

Heads of quality, methods and procedures

They define and implement development standards, coordinate development teams, define quality indicators and their implementation, and put testing and quality control procedures in place. 

Systems architects

They devise the technical and functional architecture of information systems.

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

Students whose mother tongue is not Spanish or Catalan must accredit their knowledge of at least one of these languages at B2 level in the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

It is also possible to demonstrate attainment of the B2 level with an equivalent certificate obtained at the University.

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 student admission. It bases its decisions on the following:

  • Final average grade for the undergraduate degree that provides access to the master’s degree
  • Suitability of the candidate’s previous degree. Holders of bachelor’s degrees in Informatics, Computer Science, Information Technology and Computer Engineering ... will be given preference
  • Ranking of the university issuing the previous degree in the most common university rankings ( ARWU, QS World University, etc.)
  • Academic performance on the previous degree
  • Work experience in Computer Engineering
  • Additional university degrees

Pre-enrolment

You’ll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master’s degree. Click the button below to begin the application process.

Pre-enrolment 
To pre-enroll, you will need to register online.
For additional help, see the FAQs.

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.

Student Testimonials


 

I decided to enroll in MEI because after finishing the bachelor degree I wanted more IT knowledge. Even though it's quite general, it's useful to consolidate and expand my knowledge about subjects I already knew, and to approach other disciplines I didn't study during my previous studies. The optional courses nicely surprised me and the "direction and management" module is useful to acquire usefull enterprise IT concepts.

Antonio Rodriguez - Diploma in Computer Systems at FIB

 

You’ll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master’s degree
Click the button below to begin the application process


Pre-enrolment
To pre-enroll, you will need to register online
For additional help, see the FAQs


Once you've been admitted, you will find all the academic information as how to register, academic calendar, schedule of classes and exams, etc. at  FIB Website.

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