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Dying Master's degree in Electronic Engineering 120 ECTS (MEE)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Electronic Engineering (MEE)

The master's degree in Electronic Engineering (master's degree website) caters for the needs of two types of students: those who wish to focus on a professional career and those looking to pursue a doctoral degree in Electronic Engineering.

This master’s degree provides graduates with a broad profile that includes skills and expertise in power, analogue and RF electronics, instrumentation and sensors, digital systems, micro and nanotechnologies, and microelectronics. After the first, compulsory subject area, students can choose from a wide variety of subjects in order to acquire a general profile, specialise in a field, or engage in research and pursue a doctoral degree.

The aim is for the graduates to enter modern industry as benchmark professionals in a new multidisciplinary work and production scenario. To increase their employability, students can take both the master’s thesis and some of the ECTS credits for optional subjects in a company or laboratory.

MEE has a strong international character. It is taught entirely in English and attracts a large number of students from other countries. 


Extinction of this master's degree from the 2022-2023 academic year.

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General details

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face and blended learning
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs, €3,320 (€4,980 for non-EU residents).
Scholarships for the degrees
  • Fórum TIC: 1 scholarship with a grant of €3,000.
  • HP: 1 scholarship with a grant of €2,773.35, and an additional employment contract linked to the duration of the scholarship.
  • HP Academy: 1 scholarship with a grant that covers the enrollment expenses of the master's degree, with a work contract linked to the duration of the scholarship.
  • Telecogresca: 1 scholarship for the 1st.
More information about grants and scholarships for the degree
More information about fees and payment options
More information about grants and loans
Language of instruction
English

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Location

Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Double-degree agreements

MEE + Laurea  Magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (Politecnico di Milano, Itàlia)

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

Given the cross-disciplinary nature of electronics, graduates of this degree may pursue careers in a broad range of sectors related to electronic technology, such as embeded systems, medical electronics, consumer electronics, control systems, robotics, automation, electromagnetic compatibility, microelectronic design, smart sensors and data acquisition systems.

Companies operating in these sectors offer high added value in terms of technology and are therefore in need of professionals trained to master's degree level. Many of these companies foster technology innovation and have a highly dynamic presence in a strongly competitive market, which they achieve through research.


Labour market
Every three years, the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) publishes a study on the employability of Catalan university graduates.
The last of these studies analyses the employability of sutdents who graduated in Electronic Engineering at 2020.

The most significant labour market data for electronic engineers are the following:

  • The graduate employment rate is 97.0% with 96.9% of full-time jobs.
  • 93.5% earns more than 2.000€ / month
  • Electronic engineering is in second place in the ranking of degree courses according to the Job Quality Index.
The Everis Foundation has issued a ranking of universities based on companies' views on the employability of new graduates. The UPC is the top Spanish university in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competences

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Model, design and control power electronic systems for various functions and applications.
  • Conceive and design electronic circuits for RF analogue signal processing.
  • Design, implement and integrate high-performance instrumentation systems.
  • Analyse and design micro-and nanoelectronic devices within the margins of use.
  • Analyse and design digital circuits and systems-based (multi-) processors and configurable devices.
  • Analyse and design mixed-signal integrated circuits.
  • Manage and generate innovative business projects in the field of electronic technology.

 

Curriculum

MEE 120 ECTS Curriculum

 Expiration Schedule

  • Core except IBSM, SPEE and MTP: there will be two extraordinary exams in autumn 2022 and spring 2023.
  • SPEE: There will be class in the fall of 2022 and then two special exams in the spring and fall of 2023.
  • IBSM and MTP: teaching is maintained because they are shared with the MET.
  • TFM: can be read until autumn 2024.

Master MEE offers 2 types of academic paths:

  • Academic path without intensification: If you want maximum flexibility in the elective subjects, choose this option. There are 45 compulsory ECTS credits and 45 ECTS to choose among the different elective options without any restriction. The master thesis has 30 ECTS.

  • Academic path with intensification: If you want to be a specialist in one of the multiple areas of the electronic engineering, choose this option. There are 45 compulsory ECTS credits and among the 45 ECTS elective credits a minimum of 20 ECTS must be chosen from the intensification of your interest. The final thesis has 30 ECTS.

Subjects are structured in different blocks:

  • Bridge subjects: To be taken by students whose academic profile is not a general bachelor of telecommunications engineering. The Academic Commission of Masters assigns these courses to new students. These subjects do not extend the master as they use elective credits. In the following figure, the relation between bridge subjects and core subjects is shown. This information could be useful for students that are not comfortable with the level of the core or bridge subject because is too high or too low. At the beginning of every semester, this mismatch can be solved by replacing the enrolled subject by the corresponding subject of higher or lower level.

  • Core subjects: Compulsory subjects. There is a lot of flexibility enrolling these subjects. The only three things to consider are:

    • In case of being assigned some bridge subjects, do not enrol the core subjects related to them until you have passed the bridge course.
    • MND should be enrolled simultaneously or after having done AACT.
    • MTP should be enrolled as late as possible (3rd semester).
  • Elective subjects: If the student does not want to follow any of the intensification tracks, any of the available elective subject can be chosen. In case of following an intensification track, the student must do a minimum of 20 ECTS of elective subjects from the chosen intensification track (Energy Management, Integrated Circuits, Biomedical Engineering and Sensors, Micro and Nano Technologies). If the student fulfils this requirement, the school will certified the followed intensification track.

  • Elective credits: apart from elective subjects, these credits can be done with another activities like:

 

Master structure

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Enrolment guide:

First semester (30 ECTS): 6 core subjects. Any core subject except MTP. MTP has to be enrolled as late as possible.

Second semester (30 ECTS): LThe rest of core subjects except MTP + elective subjects. Without restrictions.

Third semester (30 ECTS): MTP + elective subjects. Without restrictions.

Fourth semester (30 ECTS): Master's thesis.

In case that bridge subjects are required, these will be enrolled in first and second semesters depending on the subject availability and the academic profile of each applicant.

Students can make mobility stays of half or full year to choose among a great number of foreign universities. Usually, the period is the third semester and/or the master's thesis during the fourth semester.

In case that the student is taking a double degree or a mobility stay in the second year, MTP must be passed during first and second semesters.

 

Internships in companies:

It is also possible to perform internships in companies. In the master's framework, these internships can be curricular equivalent to 15 elective ECTS, curricular to do the master's thesis or extracurricular (do not recognize credits). In the following link a list of companies that have received students in the last years can be found.


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Project

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS


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