The program consists of 120 ECTS (2 years in a full-time dedication) structured in 4 semesters of 15 weeks, which includes the realisation of a master thesis (30 ECTS). Some students will be able obtain the Master doing less credits depending on the previous studies at the time of admission. In any case, a minimum of 60 ECTS always will be demanded.
The program consists of 4 semesters of 30 ECTS each: a bridge semester, a core semester, a semester of specialization and a semester for Masters thesis, as can be seen in the figure below:
In general, the entry of new students will be done in the semester bridge.
The aim of this semester is leveling students from diverse backgrounds and prepare them to achieve the requirements that are needed to overcome the core semester.
This semester is formed by a set of optional subjects shared with the degree of Electronic Engineering, with the Master of Science in Information Technologies, and with others that have their origin in the Doctoral Program Electronic Engineering.
The Master program provides two orientations: professional and research. In this late there is 4 areas possible: Power Electronics, Devices and Microsystems, Integrated Circuits and Systems, and Instrumentation and Measurement.
During the last half of the program students will have to make a Master's thesis, either under the guidance of a teacher, program or in an enterprise, research institution, and so on local or foreign. The Master's thesis end with the surrender of a memory, the defense's public and evaluation by a court.
The subjects of bridge and core semesters are offered every semester: autumn and spring semesters.
Subjects of specialization semester, in general, are offered on an annual basis. The teaching language of some subjects may change from one to other semester. This information can be found in the web www.etsetb.upc.edu