Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), also referred to as BarcelonaTech, is one of the leading universities in Europe focusing on research in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences, and technology. The university is a member of the top industrial managers for Europe network which allows student exchanges between leading engineering schools in Europe. It is committed to train competent professionals who can promote the economic progress of Catalonia and join the productive sector, become excellent in research and technology by training students in solving the social and environmental challenges, and promote territorial embeddedness. UPC offers a Master’s Degree in Informatics Engineering that trains students to become professionals in providing support to any kind of organization, especially an advanced digital service. The program will equip the students with hands-on experience across the information technology domains namely: cloud computing, security, computer graphics, and information systems focusing on IT management and leadership. It covers a wide range of disciplines including the design of the hardware, software, and services that make these useful for society. Throughout the program, learners will have advanced knowledge in computing and intelligent systems, business integration of information systems, European Foundation for Quality Management model (EFQM), cloud computing, internet of Things, data mining techniques, digital identity, data visualization, financing for innovative business projects, internet, security and multimedia contents distribution, and software development. Graduates will enjoy a wide array of career opportunities as Development Managers, Information Systems managers, IT Heads, Production and Operations Managers, Project Managers, Functional Analysts, Database Architects, and Consultants.
The entry requirements for the Master’s Degree in Informatics Engineering at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) are curriculum vitae; diploma or similar document; academic personal certificate with grades per subject, number of hours, and credits studied; fully accomplished application form; official statement of equivalence of the average grade, passport, and visa (International applicants); applicants whose mother tongue is not Spanish or Catalan are required to accredit at least one of these languages at B2 level in the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR); all documents issued outside Spain or in non-Spanish-speaking countries are required to be translated into Spanish or Catalan, legalized and bear the corresponding apostille; and an admission fee of €300 which is non-refundable.
Local or EU students are required to pay the tuition fee amounting to €2,490 for the 90 ECTS, while non-residents or non-EU students are required to pay €3,735. Eligible students may apply for the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports (MECD) grant, EQUITAT grant from the Catalonian government, and other financial assistance. The university also offers payment options for students who choose to pay in installments.