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MIRI - Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

Presentation

About

The goal of the master’s degree is to expose students to in-depth, state-of-the-art computer graphics with a focus on knowledge of technology, the design of efficient algorithms and the solution of real-life problems. Specifically, the master’s degree addresses new challenges that arise in building digital models and interactive renderings using commodity hardware and mobile devices, with applications in fields such as industrial design, cultural heritage, medicine, urban design and animation. Students will also master the fundamentals for starting a research or professional career in a range of Computer Graphics domains.

Target

Students are expected to have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields. Candidates with weak computer programming skills will also be considered but they may be required to take complementary courses.

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) 

 

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Curriculum

Click on the course unit details below for more information.

 

 

Elective
Mandatory
Final Master Thesis
Mandatory Common Course

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Master Thesis
(TFM - 30 ECTS)

Seminar activities

The activities to obtain the SIRI credits can be done in any semester of the master's degree. Consult the detail of the seminars.

Elective

It is also possible:

  • Recognize credits for "External Practices" or "Laboral and Professional Experience"
  • Take courses from other MIRI specialties
  • Take courses from other masters at the UPC

Employment opportunities

Students of the master’s degree will develop expertise in modeling and treating geometric and volumetric data, as well as knowledge of the management, manipulation, interaction and rendering of highly complex geometric systems with application in fields such as industrial design, computer games, urban design, medical imaging, cultural heritage.

The master’s degree incorporates the latest advances in 3D computer graphics modeling, crowd simulation, real‐time rendering and animation, lighting effects, scientific visualization, interaction, mobile technology and augmented and virtual reality.

Upon completion of the degree, our graduates will possess the necessary skills to join a leading international corporation, create a start-up, or enroll in a doctoral program in any computer graphics field.

In the past, graduates have been hired by companies and universities such as Sener, ALMA IT Systems, Mediapro, Nvidia, HP, UB, Trinity College Dublin, the Universitat de Barcelona, and Linköping University. The faculty maintains continuous collaborations with these and other centers, including CNR-Pisa, Georgia Tech-Atlanta, CRS4-Sardenya, UPenn-Pennsylvania, Vall-Hebron Hospital, and INDO.

Admission

Calendar

The admission period to start the Master programme in September 2021, is open from 25 February to 5 June, 2021.

The admission period is divided into two periods:

  • 1st period. From 25 February to 12 March. The decision on applications will be announced no later than 19 March.
  • 2nd period. From 15 March to 4 June. The decision on applications will be announced no later than 11 June.

A new extraordinary application period. From 1 to 3 September. The decision on applications will be announced no later than 13 September.

The decision may be that the candidate has been admitted, or that the candidate has been rejected or, in the case of the 1st period, that the decision has been postponed until the following period.


The notification from 11 June will include a waiting list with all the candidates whose position in the candidates list is higher than the number of places offered in the Master. The list will be ordered by candidates access mark. The candidates in that list can become admitted if some of the candidates firstly admitted decide to give up their seat.

Admitted candidates must accept their admission and confirm it with the payment of the allocation fee before 19 July, 2021. After that day, we will understand that they give up their seat, so their admission will be revoked and the place assigned to the following candidate in the waiting list.

The official list of accepted candidates will be published on 23 July, 2021, on the FIB website, in the "Enrollment" section of each Master programme.

Fees and payment options

Requirements

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 outside Spain or in non-Spanish-speaking countries must be translated into Spanish or Catalan.All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
 

Selection Criteria

The Academic Committee is in charge of the admission decisions of the candidates. The criteria are: Academic Information (50%), Background and professional experience (40%) and Motivation (10%).

The criteria details follow:

Academic Information: 
  • Final average grade for the undergraduate degree that provides access to the master's degree
  • Ranking of the university issuing the previous degree, using the most common rankings (e.g. ARWU, QS World University, etc.)
  • Academic performance on the previous degree
Background and professional experience:
  • Suitability of the candidate's previous degree. Holders of bachelor's degrees in disciplines in the field of Computer Science will be given preference 
  • Experience in innovation and research projects 
  • Additional university degrees
Motivation:
  • Candidate's resume and motivation letter
 

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 Graphics and Virtual Reality.

You’ll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master’s course. 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.

Faculty

Professor in charge

Professors of specialization

Professors

Double Degree

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:

Student Testimonials



My personal experience in the master in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality is that you get to work the fundamentals in depth while they give you a broad view on which are the hot research topics nowadays. Also, thanks to the close relationship with the teaching staff we were able to ask our own interests to be included in the contents of some subjects. I feel that my specialty is the right choice for anyone that wants to work in research around videogames, animation movies, cultural heritage,...
Moreover, the Virvig group, which is charge of it, holds a weekly seminar with free coffee and pastries!

Marc Comino - Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering at FIB

Since I was already working as a research scholar at the moment I finished the bachelor degree, I was pretty sure that the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics would be my best choice. Through the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality speciality, I deepened my knowledge about my field of interest, strengthening some other transversal topics at the same time. The small size of the classes allowed  the personal treatment of the students and helped to create a friendly atmosphere. I keep a great memory of these two years, in which I met people from all over the world while I opened the way for my professional career.

Maria Izquierdo - Degree in Informatics Engineering 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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