Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación

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The Master’s Degree of Science in Telecommunication Engineering certifies you as a Telecommunication Engineer with an academic training in English.

The Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering prepares you as a Telecommunication Engineer, an official occupation by the Order CIN 355/2009 of February 9th, with a formal, bilingual education. As such, it is very important that the students possess at least a B1 level in the English language. The program is divided into three different modules, comprised of the telecommunication technologies, the management of projects and the Master’s Thesis.

The academic program additionally offers the possibility to complete a dual degree with the Master “Information and Communications Engineering” (ICE) from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

The Master’s Degree is currently taught in the facilities of the Polytechnic School of Linares in the Technological Science Campus. After the recent signing of a collaborative agreement with Seminole State College in Florida, a new Master’s group will be set up at its Sanford campus.

In addition, the Degree boasts the transversal and unique additional training of the University of Jaen and all the activities oriented toward improving your personal and professional projection that the University provides associated with this degree.

Convenio de cooperación académica con Seminole State College

With the training received in the Master’s in Telecommunication Engineering the professionals will be able to:

• Create, plan, direct, coordinate and manage Telecommunication Engineering projects both technically and economically following quality and environmental criteria.

• Project, calculate and design products, processes and installations in all areas of Telecommunication Engineering.

• Direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary teams in the development of construction and installation of telecommunication systems meeting the current legislation.

• Execute, direct and manage production processes of electronic and telecommunication equipment, with a safety guarantee for people and property, the finished quality of the products and standardization.

• Design, direct and execute research work and projects, development and innovation in businesses and technological centers, covering all areas related to Telecommunication Engineering and multidisciplinary fields.

In the degree report you can consult the full list of academic competences in the Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering recognized by the University of Jaen.

In the memoria del título you can consult the complete list of academic competences accredited by the University Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Jaén.

The ideal profile of candidates, in order to make the most of the opportunities offered by the Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, is that of a person like you, interested in science and, preferably, already in possession of a degree in any of the branches of Telecommunication Engineering or technical engineers who want to develop their work in this field, with high capabilities in information technology and English.

According to the Ministerial Order CIN/355/2009, Section 4.2., the following candidates are eligible to apply to the Master’s program:

4.2.1 The student is eligible to apply to the Master which certifies the bearer as a professional Telecommunication Engineer when they have previously acquired the competences listed in Section 3 of the Ministerial Order, which establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that certify them as a professional Technical Engineer in Telecommunication, and the training in accordance with that which is established in Section 5 of the aforementioned Ministerial Order.

4.2.2. Likewise, the student can apply to the Master when their undergraduate degree confirms that they have taken the basic training module and the module common to the branch, not yet covering a complete block of the technology module specific and with 48 credits of those offered in the set of the blocks of said module of an undergraduate degree certifying the profession of Technical Engineer in Telecommunication, in accordance with the same Ministerial Order.

4.2.3. Additionally, anyone in possession of any undergraduate degree will be eligible to apply to this Master’s program, including those for whom prerequisites must be met if deemed necessary.

The three previous sections will be understood notwithstanding Article 17.2 and in the additional fourth provision in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of October 29th. Students with undergraduate degrees certifying them as professional Technical Engineers in Telecommunication can apply to the Master’s program without additional training. For those with degrees in Technical Engineering in Telecommunication, other graduates and technical engineers, the necessary training including the additional competences required by the Ministerial Order CIN/355/2009 in Section 4.2. will be determined..

  • Example of CV for application to Master’s programs which require one.
  • Minimum number of ECTS enrollment credits per student and school/term year:

    Unless otherwise established by the corresponding plans of study, the forms of enrollment are as follows:

    Full-time enrollment. Students will be considered full-time when they have received between 37 and 78 credits during the academic year.

    They cannot exceed 78 enrolled credits throughout the academic year except the in the following instances:

  • Gifted students proven to have a high intellectual capacity.
  • Those students who, having signed up for the maximum number of credits allowed in the official enrollment period, can prove that they have passed all subjects of the first four-month term.
  • Part-time enrollment. Students will be considered part-time when they have received between 24 and 36 credits during the academic year. The minimum number of credits to enroll in is 24, unless the number of pending credits for the completion of studies is less than said amount, in which case they should sign up for all of the remaining credits.

    For more information, check “Article 7. Modalities” in the Agreement of the Governing Board 25 June 2015, which approved the Enrollment Regulations for 2015-2016 for official diplomas in first and second stages of completion of degrees, finished degrees and Master’s degrees.

    > Application and Enrollment Process:

    All the information regarding the application and enrollment processes can be found by clicking here.

    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Phase One (Exclusively for foreign students)

    Application submission period Noon Dec 26th 2018 – Jan 31st 2019

    Payment deadline for the degree issuance January 31st

    Application evaluation process Until February 8th

    Publication of the first acceptance list Noon February 14th

    Review and claims period February 15th - 19th

    First payment deposit period February 15th - 21th

    Publication of the second acceptance list Noon March 7th

    Review and claims period March 8th - 12th

    Second payment deposit period March 8th - 14th

    Publication of the third acceptance list Noon April 3rd

    Review and claims period April 4th-8th

    Third and final payment period April 4th-10th

    Publication of the list of admitted applicants Same day as in Phase 2 or 3

    Review and claims period for admitted applicants Same period as in Phase 2 or 3

    Confirmation and enrollment period for admitted
    applicants
    Same period as in Phase 2 or 3

    Phase Two (All students)

    Application submission period June 3st – July 16th

    Payment deadline for the degree issuance September 6th

    Application evaluation process Until July 25th

    Publication of the first list of accepted applicants Noon July 28rd

    Review and claims period July 29rd – 31th

    First enrollment or reservation period July 29rd – 31th

    Publication of the second and final list of accepted applicants Noon September 10th

    Review and claims period September 11th – 12th

    Second and final enrollment period September 11th – 12th

    Publication of the third list of admitted applicants Noon September 17th

    Review and claims period for admitted applicants September 18th – 19th

    Confirmation and enrollment period for admitted applicants September 18th – 19th

    Publication of the second list of admitted applicants Noon September 24th

    Review and claims period for admitted applicants September 25th – 26th

    Second confirmation and enrollment period for admitted applicants September 25th – 26th

    Publication of subsequent lists of admitted applicants Same day as in Phase 3

    Review and claims period for subsequent admitted applicants Same period as Phase 3

    Confirmation and enrollment period for subsequent admitted applicants Same period as Phase 3

    Phase Three (All students)

    Application submission period September 24th – 27th

    Payment deadline for the degree issuance October 11th

    Application evaluation process Until October 4th

    Publication of the first list of accepted applicants Noon October 9th

    Review and claims period October 10th – 11th

    Enrollment or reservation period October 10th – 11th

    Publication of the second and final list of admitted applicants Noon October 16th

    Review and claims period October 17th – 18th

    Second and final enrollment period October 17th – 18th

    Publication of the finalized list of admitted applicants Noon October 23th

    Review and claims period for admitted applicants October 24th – 25th

    Enrollment period for admitted applicants October 24th – 25th

    Note: Saturdays and Sundays are not counted as business days when filing claims.

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Información académica

Here you will find the fundamental details and all the necessary links to know how your Master’s is organized, summarizing and complementing the compiled description in the Master’s report, where you can find additional information.

TYPE OF SUBJECT CREDITS
Mandatory 60
Master’s Thesis 30
Total Credits 90

Students will be able to:

  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a base or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in the context of research.
  • Know how to apply the acquired knowledge and conflict management capability in new or unfamiliar environments within wider or multidisciplinary contexts related with their specialty.
  • Integrate knowledge and face the complexity of stating their opinions based on information which is incomplete or limited and which includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and ideas.
  • Communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons supporting them for expert and general audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • Possess the ability to learn that will allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or independent.

GENERAL COMPETENCES

Students will:

  • Respect the fundamental rights and equality between men and women, included when relevant and as required in the teaching curriculum.
  • Respect and promote the Human Rights and the principles of universal accessibility and design for all in accordance with the tenth and final point in Law 51/2003 of December 2nd on equal opportunity, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for handicapped persons included when relevant and as required in the teaching curriculum.
  • Know the values inherent to a culture of peace and democratic values, included when relevant in the teaching curriculum.
  • Have acquired advanced knowledge and demonstrated, in a scientific and technological or highly specialized research context, a detailed and thorough comprehension of the theoretical and practical aspects and of the methodology of one or more fields of study.
  • Know how to apply and integrate their knowledge and their comprehension of it with scientific evidence and problem-solving skills in new and ill-defined situations, including contexts multidisciplinary in nature, not only as researchers but also as highly specialized professionals.
  • Know how to evaluate and select the appropriate scientific theory and the precise methodology in the fields of study in order to formulate opinions based on limited or incomplete information including, when relevant and necessary, a reflection on the social or ethical responsibility related to the solution proposed in each case.
  • Be able to predict and control the evolution of complex situations through the development of new and innovative working methodologies adapted to the scientific/research, technological or specific professional areas, multidisciplinary in general, in which they are carried out.
  • Know how to communicate clearly and unambiguously to an expert or general audience the results of the scientific and technological research, or of the area of the most advanced innovation, as well as the most relevant bases that support it.
  • Have developed sufficient autonomy to participate in investigation projects and scientific or technological collaborations within their topic area, in interdisciplinary contexts and, when pertinent, with a high level of knowledge and expertise.
  • Be able to take responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in one or more fields of study.

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES

Students will work skills such as:

  • Problem analysis, synopsis of solutions and oral and written communication of the results for different audiences.
  • Organization, planning and management of information.
  • Interpersonal relationships and teamwork of an interdisciplinary nature.
  • Training to carry out independent learning which can be adapted to new situations by putting theoretical knowledge to practical use.
  • Searching and finding information from different sources and understanding the language and proposals of other specialists.
  • Being able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of stating their opinions based on information which is incomplete or limited and which includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and ideas.
  • Sensitivity towards environmental issues and the search for a more sustainable model of development.

SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

Students will hone their abilities to:

  • Apply methods of information theory, adaptive modulation and channel codification like advanced techniques of digital signal processing for audiovisual and communication systems.
  • Develop radiocommunication systems: antenna design, equipment and subsystems, channel modeling, link calculations and planning.
  • Implement cable, line, and satellite systems in permanent and mobile communication environments.
  • Design and scale networks for transporting, spreading and distribution of multimedia signals.
  • Design radionavigation and positioning systems such as radar systems
  • Model, design, install, manage, operate, administrate and maintain networks, services and content.
  • Carry out the planning, decision-making and packaging of systems, services and applications considering the quality of service, direct and operating costs, the foundation plan, supervision, safety procedures, modeling and maintenance as well as managing and quality assurance in the development process.
  • Understand and know how to apply the working and organization of the Internet, the Internet technologies and protocol of the new generation, and the models of components, intermediary software and services.
  • Deal with convergence issues, interoperability and the design of heterogeneous networks with local, access and backbone networks as well as the integrations of phone, data, television and interactive services.
  • Design and create integrated circuits.
  • Use the language for hardware description for highly complex circuits.
  • Utilize logical, programmable devices to design advanced electronic systems both analog and digital.
  • Design communications components like routers, switches, hubs, emitters and receivers on different bandwidths.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of photonics and optoelectronics as well as high frequency electronics.
  • Develop electronic instrumentation like transducers, actuators and sensors.
  • Integrate technologies and systems inherent to Telecommunication Engineering of a general nature, and in broader and multidisciplinary contexts like Bioengineering, photovoltaic conversion, nanotechnology and telemedicine.
  • Carry out the technical and economic production, direction, coordination and management of projects on: systems, networks, infrastructures and telecommunication services, including the supervision and coordination of partial projects annexed to the work; common telecommunication infrastructures in buildings, residential or otherwise, including projects on the digital home; telecommunication infrastructures in transportation and the environment; corresponding fuel supply facilities and evaluation of the electromagnetic emissions and electromagnetic compatibility.

Master’s Thesis

Once all the curricular credits are obtained, the Master’s Thesis consists of the creation, presentation and defense before a university panel of an original project carried out individually, consistent with a comprehensive project of Telecommunication Engineering of a professional nature which assimilates the competences acquired from the course teachings.

Subjects and Staff

Period

Subject

Language

Credits

1st

Circuits for electronic instrumentation

English

6

1st

Network and service technologies

English

6

1st

Circuits for electronic instrumentation

English

6

1st

Radiocommunications and Radiodetermination

English

6

1st

Communications systems and circuits

English

6

2nd

Multimedia advanced services

English

6

2nd

Advanced technologies integration

English

4

2nd

Optical technologies

English

4

2nd

Signal processing for communications

English

4

2nd

IP based networks

English

6

2nd

Telecommunication infrastructures and projects

English

6

Second year

Period

Subject

Language

Credits

1nd

Master Thesis

English

30

The Master’s Thesis includes the presentation of a report and the public defense of the work carried out in accordance with the specifications described in the Master’s Thesis specific legislation of the Polytechnic School of Linares. Review these laws and the legislation regarding the other Theses at the University of Jaén. On the school’s page you will find all the information related to the Thesis, including tracks, teaching staff, application and presentation periods, among other documents.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday in the afternoons.

In a context of globalized information, culture and society in general, transferring your trained expertise to other universities, whether Spanish or not, is fundamental for your CV. In addition to transfer programs and official inter-university programs for Master’s students, at the University of Jaén we offer you specific financial aid and transfer scholarships, programs for developing linguistic competence and cultural exchange opportunities, placing you in the best situation to demonstrate your abilities in the labor market after concluding your studies.

The Polytechnic School in Linares and the German Technische Hochschule Mittelherssen (University of Applied Sciences) have signed an agreement that establishes the dual degree between the Master’s in Telecommunication Engineering (UJA) and the Master’s in Information and Communications Engineering (THM). Thus, students who decide to do this dual degree will spend an academic semester in the THM and another in the Polytechnic School in Linares (UJA), allowing them to obtain the two official degrees: one in Spain, in connection with the Master’s in Telecommunication Engineering and one in Germany, in connection with the Master’s in Information and Communications Engineering.

For more information, contact the Deputy Director of Telecommunication Degrees at the Polytechnic School of Linares here: telecoepsl [arroba] ujaen [punto] es

Formación complementaria

The University of Jaén is committed to a complete training of its student body. On this page you will find extra formative activities for your degree that will allow you to build a comprehensive CV that favors your employability and your personal and professional development. Consult this page frequently because the information is regularly updated.

La Universidad de Jaén apuesta por una formación integral de su alumnado. En esta página encontrarás actividades formativas complementarias a tu titulación que te permitirán configurar un currículum integral que favorezca tu empleabilidad y tu desarrollo profesional y personal. Consulta regularmente esta página porque la información se actualiza continuamente.

Orientación profesional

The University of Jaén is aware that work experience is a fundamental part of your preparation as a professional, offering you a wide range of options for external extracurricular internships, our financial aid programs for entrepreneurial activities or our program Icarus.

Telecommunication Engineering is the profession par excellence in the sphere of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), the sector that embodies Communications, Electronics, Telematics and Audiovisual Technologies. The skills acquired will pave the way for an active participation in the evolution that society will soon experience in sectors that need a vast technological dynamism like autonomous vehicles, smart cities, the Internet of things or the Next Generation Industries, fields of innovation in which Telecommunication Engineering plays a significant role.

Telecommunication Engineers, within the Information Society, are known for having a high rate of employability and for their national and international recognition. The Master’s in Telecommunication Engineering creates highly skilled and versatile professionals to fill technical and managerial positions in businesses and agencies in the world of ICT, individuals that are fundamental to our society in order to modernize the system of production and improve its administration as well as raise the quality of life of citizens in general.

Therefore, these professionals perform the following duties of a Telecommunication Engineer in a variety of organizations, for example big tech companies like Pymes as well as science and technology centers:

• Heading up engineering projects in the field of ICT.

• Infrastructure, construction or display of telecommunication networks (cable, fiber, radio).

• Design, management, planning and operation of networks and telecommunication services.

• Design, management and operation of information services (service providers and applications, Internet, intranets).

• Production of audiovisual content.

• Design and management of telecommunication and electronic equipment (hardware and software).

• Production engineering in the manufacture of telecommunication and electronic equipment.

• Leading and managing companies in the telecommunication and electronics sector.

• Directing technological processes and industrial automation.

• Responsibility for innovation, development and technological transference. Telecommunication Engineers with the ability to create new Pymes technologies.

• Technical consulting and commercial engineering.

• Basic and applied research.

• Technical support in different services of local, state and regional authorities (programming technician, computing technician, technician for applications of telematics products, electronic equipment technician, etc).

• Tech support in administrations and dependent companies: airports, radio, TV, etc.

• Tech support in European administrations (Eutelstat, ESA, UIT, legislative committees).

• Management of communication systems corps: defense, banking, railways, electrical, etc.

• Teaching: High schools and universities.

• Freelance Telecommunication Engineer work: testing, measurements, certificates, technical analyses, ICT project visas, etc.

Coordinación y calidad

The Committee of Academic Coordinators is the collegiate body of leaders and academic administrators of the degree, interacting directly with the student body, organizing the course planning, the calendar and, generally speaking, all the academic processes which allow for an optimal learning experience. Additionally, it is responsible for overseeing the continuous improvement of the teachings that come from the degree’s Quality Guarantee System.

Board members

• Chairman: Dr. Sebastián García Galán

• Secretary: Dr. José Enrique Muñoz Expósito

• Speaker: Dr. José Vicente Muñoz Díez

• Speaker: Dr. Manuel Fuentes Conde

• Speaker: Dr. Rocío Josefina Pérez de Prado

• Speaker: Dr. Raquel Viciana Abad

Acts

The Committee for the Internal Quality Guarantee of the Master’s is in charge of fostering and facilitating the coordination and continual upgrading of the teaching, research, management activities and transfer of results within the Master’s, analyzing the academic results and overall student satisfaction, establishing plans for improvement that will be implemented by the Committee of Academic Coordinators.

Board members

• Chairman-Director: Dr. Sebastián García Galán

• Deputy Director of Quality and Disabled Services: Dr. Manuel Fuentes Conde

• Secretary: Dr. Antonio J. Sáez Castillo

• A representative from the Quality Unit of the UJA: Mr. Jacinto Fernández Lombardo

• Staff representatives:

  • Mining Degrees: Dr. Ana Belén López García
  • Industrial Degrees: Dr. José Moyano Fuentes
  • Telecommunication Degrees: Dr. Damián Martínez Muñoz
  • Civil Degrees: Dr. Carlos Enríquez Touriño

• A student representative: Mr. Andrés Ruiz Peñuela

• An administration staff member: Mr. Vicente Fernández Nájera

Acts

The quality guarantee system of the University of Jaén has a structure composed of two levels of responsibility: one, through the vice-rectorate that coordinates the quality assessments of the degrees, departments and services, and the other, the school responsible for the degree that applies their own system of Quality Guarantee. Whereas the Committee of Academic Coordinators of the Master’s is in charge of assuring the academic development of the program, it is the Internal Quality Guarantee Committee of the degree whose responsibility it is to supervise the application of all the evaluation procedures and quality advancement of the Master’s, establishing the plans for improvement that the Committee of Academic Coordinators will later implement.

All of the official degrees awarded by the University of Jaén are subject to different processes of evaluation carried out from the Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (DEVA, in Spanish) of the Andalusian Body of Knowledge. To access the evaluation reports of this degree related with the verification, modification, follow-up and renewal of the accreditation, you can find them in DEVA’s app for degree evaluation reports.

In the sections “Students” and “Focus group satisfaction” of the University of Jaén’s Statistical Yearbook you can find information relevant to your degree like the number of newly enrolled students, the academic results or the level of satisfaction of the students with the degree.

It could also be of interest to you to consult the dropout reports in the University of Jaén.

An important aspect of the analysis of the quality of the degree are the studies on rates of employability of degree holders from the University of Jaén, in which you can find the most common professional paths of the people who did this Master’s before you.

The Committee of Academic Coordinators of the Master’s is responsible for the management of programs and quality development of the teaching of the subjects. It creates the schedule of classes and the exam calendar, ensuring the general coordination of all the subjects taught. The Internal Quality Guarantee Committee sets up periodic meetings with the teaching staff of the Master’s with the goal of supervising the organization of all the activities of the training program, as well as the proposal of necessary improvement suggestions that will guarantee better teaching and learning experience.

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