Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación


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


This Master’s Degree is accredited by the European Network for the Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) through the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) with the EUR-ACE® international quality seal.

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.

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.

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.

To access this master's degree, it is required to be in possession of a degree that
allows the access to master's degree in the country of origin.

For Spanish students, this Master is aimed, preferably, at graduates in any of the
branches of Telecommunications Engineering who give access to the profession of
Technical Telecommunication Engineer in any of their specialties (Telecommunication
Systems, Computer Networks, Electronic Systems and Sound and Image), as well as
graduates of telecommunication degrees that do not give access to the profession of
Technical Telecommunication Engineer. Also, to Technical Telecommunication
Engineers in any of their specialties (Telecommunication Systems, Telematics,
Electronic Systems and Sound and Image), but in this case with training supplements.

For abroad students, the access to this master's degree is allowed for students who
have completed degrees related to Telecommunications Engineering studies. In this
case, the required training supplements may be established to complete the
competencies required by Ministerial Order CIN / 355/2009 in its section 4.2.

The teaching of this Master is taught entirely in English, so it must be accredited, as a
requirement for enrollment, a language proficiency in English of level B1 or higher, in
accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This
requirement will not be necessary for those students who prove that their access
degree has been taught in English or that English is the official language in their
country of origin.

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..

The allocation of places is carried out centrally by the Comisión del Distrito Único Andaluz, on whose website you can consult the updated deadlines and procedures.

Here you can find the specific information of the UJA about the enrollment processes, their modalities, time, prices, etc.

All information relating to material resources and services can be found by clicking on the link.

Academic Information

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.






Circuits for electronic instrumentation




Network and service technologies




Complex Digital System Design




Radiocommunications and Radiodetermination




Communications systems and circuits




Multimedia advanced services




Advanced technologies integration




Optical technologies




Signal processing for communications




IP based networks




Telecommunication infrastructures and projects



Second year






Master Thesis



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 Diploma Supplement is the document that accompanies the official university degree and valid throughout the national territory with the unified information, personalized for each university graduate, about the studies completed, the results obtained, the professional skills acquired and the level of their degree in the national higher education system.

You can obtain information about the procedure to get it by clicking here (opens in a new window).

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

Complementary Study Programs

Additional training

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The University of Jaén is committed to an integral training of its students. On this page you will find complementary training activities that will allow you to configure a comprehensive curriculum that favors your employability and your professional and personal development. Check this page regularly because the information is continuously updated.

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Career Guidance

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.

Coordination and Quality

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.

If you wish to consult or download the composition of the commission and other related documents click here (opens in a new window).

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.

If you wish to consult or download the composition of the commission and other related documents click here (opens in a new window).

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.

You can consult and download more specific information about this title by clicking here (open in a new window).

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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