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MIRI - Service Engineering

The specialization Service Engineering of the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics will not accept a new intake of students this academic year.



The master's degree in Innovation and Research in Informatics, specialization in Service Engineering, is a challenging master’s degree that prepares students to become service engineers who are capable of leading service innovation inside organizations. They are trained to work in interdisciplinary contexts and they focus on services as systems of interacting parts that include people, technology and businesses. They integrate into a coherent whole the knowledge and techniques of fields such as computer science, economics, organizational behavior, human resources management, operations research and others.


MIRI-Service Engineering is a Master’s program for students who have a bachelor’s degree in Informatics/Computer Science or Information Systems. After the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the internationally recognized master’s degree MIRI with the specialization in Service Engineering.




Four semesters. (120 ECTS)



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

Employment opportunities

The master’s degree prepares students with a bachelor’s degree in Informatics, Information Systems or related fields to become service engineers, at the intersection of software service systems and business process management.

In particular, the FIB prepares you for employment in the following positions:

Project Managers

In international projects on the implementation, roll-out and management of software-based service systems.

Software Service Architects

Design of the technical infrastructure of service-enabled applications.

Enterprise Architects

Architecture and alignment of enterprises’ processes, structure, data and control.


Commercialization of innovative new service-centric products.

Business Process Analysts

Analysis and optimization of end-to-end processes embodied in service systems.

Web Service Professionals

Experts in the development and composition of Web services.

Scientists (PhD program)

MIRI graduates are well prepared to successfully pursue a career in academia. 



The admission period to start the Master program in September 2019, is open from March to July, 5th, 2019. Pre-registration is divided into three periods. That means:
  • Decision on applications received before the April 8th, 2019, will be notified not later than April 12th, 2019.
  • Decision on applications received before the May 13th, 2019, will be notified not later than May 17th, 2019.
  • Decision on applications received until the end of the application period (July 5th) will be notified not later than July 15th, 2019.

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

The official list of accepted candidates will be published on July 26th , on the FIB website, in the "Enrollment" section of each Master program.

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.



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


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.

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
  • Candidate's resume and motivation letter


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 Service Engineering.

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.

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

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:

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

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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