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The Master in Informatics Engineering is a course focusing on professional practice and providing a registered qualification (Spanish Official State Gazette, of 4 August 2009). This degree course develops and furthers training related to leadership and management, and rounds out and focuses on specialized technologies associated with a broad spectrum of ICT job profiles. Graduates of the Master in Informatics Engineering are practitioners that have a broad scientific, technological and socio-economic grounding, trained to lead and manage development and application projects in the field of computing. Additionally, the master's programme gives interested students the chance to earn several accredited certifications which are  in high demand on the labour market at present.

The overall aim of this degree course is for students to acquire the following competences, abilities and skills:

 To qualify for the degree, students must earn 120 ECTS credits across four terms.

Prospective Students

The Master in Informatics Engineering primarily targets holders of a bachelor’s degree in computing. If the applicant's academic training is insufficient for admission, the Master's Programme Academic Committee shall establish any bridge courses that it considers necessary for the applicant to take with respect to the admission profile. These bridge courses shall be Bachelor in Informatics Engineering subjects now taught at the School of Computer Engineering.

As further personal characteristics (abilities, attitudes), students should:

  1. Be able to independently learn and upgrade their knowledge and identify their needs in the field of computing.
  2. Know how to work under pressure in situations where there is a shortage of information, coming up with new ideas and being creative.
  3. Be able to work as part of a team, organizing, planning, making decisions, negotiating and solving conflicts, relating to other team members and adopting a critical and self-critical attitude.
  4. Be able to take the initiative, adopt an entrepreneurial spirit, and have an ability for leadership, management, team and project management.
  5. Be a good communicator, both orally and in writing, in different languages with audiences from diverse backgrounds.

Entry and Admission

The Programme Academic Committee is the body responsible for student admission to the Master in Informatics Engineering.

It is an admission requirement to certify an English and Spanish language proficiency level of B2 (Common  European Framework of Reference  for Languages) unless either is the student's native language. The supporting document shall be a certificate issued by an authorized institution. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid graduates shall be exempt from this admission requirement, as graduation is conditional upon them having met this requirement.

Students who have a certified language proficiency level of B1 only shall have to have earned the necessary level of B2 by the end of the master's programme.

Candidates may be interviewed, if required, by the Programme Academic Committee or person appointed for the purpose.

When is this master's degree taught?

The Master in Informatics Engineering is a four-term degree programme starting in September every year.

How much does this master's degree cost?

Check the official prices established by Madrid Reional Government for 2015/16 academic year.