Official Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Master's Degree in Smart Grids

These studies include the operation and planning of Electrical Networks under the paradigm of Smart Grids

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1st Call for Applications: 01/01/2019 to 15/05/2019
2nd Call for Applications: 16/05/2019 to 15/07/2019

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2 years / 187,5 ECTS

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"This Master´s Degree involves a specialization in Smart Grids and the digital transformation of the Sector"

What is the Official Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Master's Degree in Smart Grids?

The joint Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Smarts Grids is a double Master of Science Degree, taught by the University of Strathclyde and the ICAI School of Engineering, in close collaboration with Iberdrola. This combination provides the student with a general education in telecommunication as well as specialization in one of the revolutions taking place in the energy sector: the Smart Grid.

The main objective of the program is to respond to the growing demand for engineers, needed to lead the ongoing process of the digitalization of the electric grid. This Master’s Degree Program provides students with a detailed understanding of the operation and planning of grids under the new paradigm of Smart Grids.

One of the attractive features of the program is its internationalization.

Students spend a semester in Glasgow (Strathclyde University) and continue for an extra semester, where they will carry out paid internships at one of the Offices of Iberdrola in the United Kingdom, United States, Brazil or Spain.

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With this program, you will be able to lead the digital transformation of the electrical network

Cristina Puente Professor at Comillas ICAI

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Admissions Process


Admission process:
Applications should be submitted within the application period, accompanied by all of the required documents.

The Admissions Committee will study applications and inform candidates of its decision, as well as the corresponding enrollment deadline, when applicable, by email and post. There is no special admissions exam.

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 (20%).

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Important Dates

  • Submission of applications:
    1st Call for Applications: From 01/01/2019 to 15/05/2019
    2nd Call for Applications: From 16/05/2019 to 15/07/2019.
  • Information sessions: Coming soon.
  • Enrollment Period: Coming soon
  • Classes begin on: September 2, 2019


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Applicant profile:
This Master’s Degree is aimed at enthusiastic graduates in Telecommunications Engineering who would like to specialize their academic training and participate in the energy industry of the future. This industry is going through a major transformation pushed by its need for digitalization, and telecommunication engineers are asked to play an important role on it. The program presented here is tailored for outstanding students who wish to further their career by acquiring skills and knowledge that will be essential in this new paradigm.

Participants should be willing to travel, since lessons will not only take place at ICAI (Madrid) and Strathclyde (Glasgow); there will also be a period with a paid internship in one of the leading companies in the world: Iberdrola. This internship will be carried out in one of the branch offices of Iberdrola around the world in the USA, Brazil, the UK or Spain.

Admission requirements:
- A Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
- Proficiency Level of English: (C1 European Level or higher is required for admission).


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


Scotland/EU countries: € 40,200.00 for the entire Master's Degree.
Rest of the UK: € 40,200.00
Rest of the world: € 44,025.00

Iberdrola will offer a number of grants for the most talented students joining this Master's Degree Program. Further information concerning the application procedure for these grants will be provided shortly.

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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 MIT: Rafael Palacios
Director MSG: Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié
Coordinator MSG: Javier Matanza Domingo


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Cuatrimestre 1-1
Análisis de costes y finanzas 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Electrónica de comunicaciones 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Fundamentals of Power Systems 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Métodos cuantitativos para la decisión 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Planificación y operación de redes 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Sistemas de comunicación I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Telecommunications for Smart Grids 7.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cuatrimestre 1-2
Arquitectura de servicios en red 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Comunicaciones ópticas 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Diseño de circuitos integrados 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Instrumentación electrónica 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Inteligencia empresarial 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Operation and Planning of Future Distribution Networks 7.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Sistemas de comunicación II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cuatrimestre 2-1
Dirección de Proyectos 4.5 ECTS  
Aplicaciones industriales de las comunicaciones 3.0 ECTS  
Seguridad en sistemas de comunicación 4.5 ECTS  
Creación, Organización y Dirección de Empresas 6.0 ECTS  
Ética y RSC 3.0 ECTS  
Comunicaciones Multimedia 6.0 ECTS  
Liderazgo y Gestión del Cambio 3.0 ECTS  
Regulation and New Business Models 7.5 ECTS  
Cuatrimestre 2-2
Data Analytics and AI for Energy Systems 5.0 ECTS  
Control and Protection of Future Networks 5.0 ECTS  
Offshore and Pan European Supergrids 5.0 ECTS  
Hardware IoT Communication System Design 5.0 ECTS  
5G Communications Networks 5.0 ECTS  
Power Electronics for Transmission and Distribution Networks 5.0 ECTS  
Cuatrimestre 2-3
Trabajo Fin de Máster (del MIT) 12.0 ECTS  
Internship and Master Thesis 30.0 ECTS  
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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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