Master's Degree in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics

Comillas ICAI prepares you to work in Data Engineering

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1st Call for Applications: 29/11/2019 to 15/05/2020
2nd Call for Applications: 16/05/2020 to 15/07/2020

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What is the Master's Degree in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics?

The Master's Degree in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics prepares students to respond to the needs of companies that are searching for candidates with profiles with a global vision of Big Data, combining a mastery of technical aspects (Data Engineer) with wide knowledge and rigorous data mining and machine learning techniques (Data Scientist), In turn, they are able to combine the application of these two points to Business successfully (Business Analyst).

One of the most important strengths of the master is that it guarantees practical training by involving a group of collaborating companies in which the students will develop a real Big Data project throughout the course that will constitute their Master Thesis.

Develop a real Big Data project from start to finish

This Master's Degree will be taught by Faculty members who are Professors with extensive experience, bringing together the excellence of the ICAI School of Engineering, with the best specialists in companies. This close collaboration with the Business World, together with internships in leading companies, guarantees a rigorous, quality and eminently practical training that will prepare highly qualified professionals for an exciting future.

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With this Master's Degree, you will be valued as an expert in Big Data and Advanced Analytics

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Admissions Process


Criteria and Process for Admission:
With regard to the Committee that will carry out the admissions process for this Master´s Degree:

- Admission is the responsibility of the Director of the ICAI School of Engineering, assisted by the Sub-Committee Delegated for Admissions.

- The Sub-Committee Delegated for Admissions is composed of the Head of Studies of the Master´s Degree and the Academic Deputy Director. When necessary, advice will be sought from the Directors of the Departments involved in the Master's Degree.

The application for admission must be submitted within the period indicated for that purpose, in a standardized form, and accompanied by all of the documents that prove compliance with the requirements for access to the Degree.

In the case of applicants who have not obtained their Bachelor´s Degree in our School, the student must submit a CV, a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form for admission and the aforementioned supporting documents. In this case, the Sub-Committee Delegated for Admissions may request an interview with the applicant.

There is no specific entrance exam for the Degree; in any case, if the profile of the candidate does not meet the recommendations for access to the Degree, admission may require supplemental training courses prior to acceptance.

Criteria for Admission to the Degree:
- Academic Transcript, which implicitly includes the suitability of the studies carried out previously and the prestige of the university of origin (80%)

- Letters of Recommendation and, if applicable, optional Personal Interview by the candidate with those responsible for the Master's Degree

- Other relevant information on the candidate's academic trajectory and professional career (10%)

- Knowledge of the English language, accrediting at least a B2 European Level (10%). If applicants do not have this minimum level, they may not be admitted to the program.

If the student interested in joining the program has some type of physical disability, he / she may obtain information and personalized assistance available in the Social Work Unit. This University Service is in charge of developing, among other responsibilities, a Program of Attention for Students with Disabilities, with a Social Worker in charge of the actions to be implemented. Information on this program is accessible on the web page, where you can familiarize yourself with the resources and technical and social aid available to help you to participate fully in University life, depending on your specific needs. The document "Entrance Exam Adaptation Request" is available there, on which you can specify your needs during the admissions process.


Important Dates

  • 1st Call for Applications: From 29/11/2019 to 15/05/2020
    2nd Call for Applications: From 16/05/2020 to 15/07/2020

  • Open Day: 29/11/2019
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    Online Information Sessions:

  • Classes begin on: September 2, 2019


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Applicant profile

Graduates in Industrial Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematical Sciences or Physical Sciences, with an excellent academic record and with previous programming knowledge in at least one of the programming languages (Matlab, C / C ++, Java , R, Python, ...). Minimum level of English B2 is also required.

In the case of applicants who have not obtained their Bachelor´s Degree from our School of Engineering, students must present:

- Application Form for Admission, duly completed
- Curriculum Vitae

- Photocopy of the D.N.I. (National I.D.) or Passport

- Degree (Legally Validated in the case of Foreign Degrees)

- Academic Transcript

- Certificate of English Proficiency (if available)

- A Letter of Intent


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


The total fee for the Master's program is € 12,690 If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.

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Contact Information


Information and Student Welcome Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69

Office hours: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30
Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 17:30

Person Responsible for the Program:
Director : Carlos Morrás Ruiz
Coordinator: Jose Luis gahete Díaz


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1st Year
Fall Term
Acquisition and Transformation of Data 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Big Data Architectur 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Big Data and Data Governance 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Mathematical Foundations of Data Analysis 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Machine Learning I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Big Data Processing Technology 7.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Spring Term
Analysis of Unstructured Data 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Architectural Hybrids and System Administration 1.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Machine Learning II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Stream Processing 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
NoSQL Storage Systems 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Visualization 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Subjects
Case Studies 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master Thesis 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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Comillas ICAI

Alberto Aguilera, 25.

The long-standing tradition of the ICAI School of Engineering in the education and training of engineers began in Madrid in the year 1908. At present, Comillas ICAI is a Polytechnic School whose academic activity is focused on Industrial and Telecommunication Engineering.



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