Master in Mobile Technologies and Smart Cities (MMTSC)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Program Description

Master in Mobile Technologies and Smart Cities (MMTSC)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

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MMTSC is a Master Degree that allows students acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to engage the technological challenges associated with Mobile Technologies for Smart Cities. The MMTSC includes courses on Broadband Wireless Standards and Technologies, Smart Cities Technologies & Data Management, Big & Open DATA, IoT (Internet of Things), Urban Informatics, Adaptive Cities, Intelligent Transport, Data Security, Entrepreneurship in high-risk fast-changing technology areas, mobile app development, operation and management of new digital networks, novel sensors, actuators and gadgets… and much more. The students will explore the role of technology and data in cities, and they will learn how to participate in the creation of smart cities.

UPCT University also accommodates several “Cátedras”, “spin-offs”, “Cloud Incubator HUB”, which have produced long-term established collaborative agreements between our University and the most prestigious companies in the field of Mobile Technologies and Smart Cities. The students of the MMCST will have the opportunity to work together with the principal companies in the national and international sector of Engineering and take advantage of the enormous opportunities of this experience. For sure an MMCST at UPCT will provide a wonderful “springboard” to promote your career and vocation and introduce you to Europe’s, North America’s, Latin America’s, and North Africa’s high-quality job market.

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The telecommunications engineering profession is characterised by its ability to adapt to this increasingly technological and dynamic society. Today, telecommunications engineering is present not only in the Information and Communication Technologies sector but also in many other sectors such as industrial, banking, motor, agricultural, health, consultancy, etc., which means a highly promising future for its professionals.

Graduates who have studied at the ETSIT of the UPCT (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena) are adequately prepared to work in public or private, large or small service contract companies in the areas of design, installation, maintenance and operation of networks and cable and fibre optic communication systems (television, Internet, etc.) or wireless (mobile communications, WiFi, WiMAX, TDT, sensor networks, etc.). They also carry out an important function in service provision companies (mobile and cable operators) and companies dedicated to the manufacture and supply of equipment such as antennae, mobiles, digital television or radio, satellites, etc. Moreover, these engineers have a wide range of opportunity in Public Administration technical bodies and management consultancies, in entrepreneurship, R&D&I and in the independent practice of the profession.

In just 10 years, 8 research groups have carried out 76 research projects, with funding of over 5.3 million euros; undertaken more than 50 R&D contracts worth over 1.5 million euros; published hundreds of articles and papers on national and international conferences; and have defended more than 40 Doctoral Theses in the field of ITCs with significant social impact.

The ETSIT headquarters are located in the restored 18th-century Antigones Building, which has a total surface area of 1,800 m2 dedicated exclusively to teaching classrooms, with a capacity for 1,305 students. Classroom equipment includes interactive digital blackboards, traditional blackboards, overhead projectors, a public address system (wireless microphones and speakers), multimedia desks, and Internet access. In addition to these, the School and its departments provide teachers with other audiovisual resources such as tablet PCs, slide projectors, a television/video, laptops, and video projectors.

Our facilities boast 1,500 m2 of teaching laboratories fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, and 300 m2 dedicated to computer rooms. In addition to the teaching laboratories, 500 m2 of basement space is dedicated to R&D&I laboratories.

The ETSIT currently has over 700 students distributed among the various degree courses. The percentage of male and female students is 80% and 20% respectively.

Over its 10 years of existence, more than 600 students have graduated (321 in Telecommunications Engineering and 287 in Technical Telecommunications Engineering, specialising in Telematics). According to the PESIT VI report (Socio-Professional Studies on Telecommunications Engineers) of the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers, 100% of current telecommunications engineers and technical telecommunications engineers were employed within a year of completing their studies.

There are over 80 teachers in 10 different departments working at the ETSIT. Of these, 80% are Doctors. The employment status of available teaching staff reflects this situation, where 50% of the teaching and research staff are career civil servants, 19.5% have an indefinite employment contract, and 30.5% have a teaching or administrative contract. Some 65% of teaching staff have more than 10 years´ teaching experience and over 70% have at least 6 years´ recognised research work.

Along with teaching, research is one of the cornerstones of the University. The majority of ETSIT teachers carry out intense research activity. These teachers form part of different Research Groups related to telematics engineering, electromagnetism applied to telecommunications, signal processing, mobile communications, radio communications and astrophysics.

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Entry Requirements and Fee

Entry Requirements

Students interested in attending the Master in Mobile Technologies and Smart Cities should have a Bachelor degree with knowledge on some of the following topics: telecommunications, electrical engineering or computer sciences.

Pre-selected applicants are required to pass a preliminary test.

Fees for International Students

Fees for international Students are €14.000,00. Eligible students may be entitled to a €2.000,00 scholarship.

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Enrolment process

Application Process for the MMTSC at UPCT

Documentation to be submitted:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Certificate obtained in your home country in which it is stated that your completed studies allow you to access Master studies
  3. Full transcript of records in which the following data is shown:
    • Official duration of the degree (in academic years)
    • Subjects taken
    • Workload of those subjects (in hours)
    • Grades of those subjects – explain percentage
  4. Certificate from the home University (or competent authority) in which it is accredited that you have access to Master Studies

Note:

  1. Please remember that all documents need to be official and need to be issued by the competent authorities. Also, they need to be legalised, so an Apostille Stamp (see below for more information) is mandatory.
  2. Documents must be submitted in Spanish OR English. Should the original documents be translated into Spanish, the translation will have to be official.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 19, 2018
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15 months
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14,000 EUR
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Spain - Murcia
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