Official Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering + Master in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics

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From January 11 to May 17, 2021

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2 years / 150 ECTS

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"This Master´s Degree Program is tailor-made to fit the needs of the Business World"

What is the Official Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering + Master in Big Data Technologies and Advanced Analytics?

This program aims to train the new proffesionals in the ICT sector by combining engineering, technology and business from the Master in telecommunictons engineering with specialized technologies for Big Data and advanced tools for data analytics.

The ICAI Big Data Master 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. Thanks to this collaboration, the program has been designed according to the needs of the business world.

The companies that collaborate in this Master´s Degree are of the highest standards

The program is designed so that students can develop skills and abilities acquired on both degrees in two years. Increased workload and characteristic of a double-degree program requires students to possess strong organizational, study and work-related skills. Throughout the program students are constantly guided and supported by their lecturers and tutors. Students who complete the program can register with Spain's Professional Association of Telecommunications Engineers and work in the legally regulated profession of Telecommunications Engineering.

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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

  • Admission application filing period: From January, 11 to May, 17, 2021.
  • Classes begin on: September 1, 2021.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Admissions requirements:

In compliance with the corresponding Academic Regulations of the University itself (adapted to Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010) and section 4.2 of the Annex to Order CIN / 355/2009, applicants who meet the following requirements will be eligible for admission to the University:

- Graduates in Graduate in Telematics Engineering from our School will be able to gain access, along with Graduates in Telecommunication Technology & Services Engineering from other Schools of Engineering, that comply with the provisions of section 4.2.2 of the Annex to Order CIN / 355/2009.

- Likewise, access to the Master's Degree will be permitted when the Bachelor's Degree of the interested party complies with that which is established in Section 4.2.1 of the Annex of Order CIN / 355/2009 (Bachelor´s Degrees that qualify for the exercise of the profession of Technical Telecommunication Engineer ). In this case, pre-training courses may be required before the candidate is admitted.

- In a similar manner, those who are in possession of any other Bachelor's Degree may also be admitted to this Master's Degree, notwithstanding the fact that in this case the necessary additional training courses will be required before admission is granted (4.2.3 of the Annex to Order CIN / 355/2009).

Profile of Candidates for Admission:

The logical profile of candidates for the Degree is that of Graduates in Telematics Engineering at Comillas ICAI.

Other profiles for applicants are Graduates in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering and Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering, or any other fields that meet the requirements for access to the Degree, with excellent academic record and with previous knowledge of programming in at least one of the programming languages (Matlab, C / C ++, Java, R, Python, ...) and with a minimum level of English B2.

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Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


The total fee for the Master's program (2 years) is € 36,125.00. If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.

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Future Students Office

C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32

Fax: +34 91 559 65 69

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Person Responsible for the Program:
Rafael Palacios
Carlos Morrás Ruiz-Falcó


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1st Term
Data Acquisition and Transformation 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Architecture of Network Services 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Big Data and Data Governance 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Communication Electronics 7.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Financial and Cost Analysis 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Security in Communications Systems 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Communications Systems I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Hybrid Architectures and System Administration 1.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Optical Communications 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Integrated Devices for Communications 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Electronic Instrumentation 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Intelligence 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Network Planning and Operation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
NoSQL Storage Systems 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Communications Systems II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
1st Term
Communications in Industrial Applications 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Multimedia Communications 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Project Management 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Mathematical Foundations of Data Analysis 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Big Data Processing Technologies 7.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Business Administration 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Ethics and CSR 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Leadership and Change Management 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Unstructured Data Analysis 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Machine Learning II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Stream Processing 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Data Visualization 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Subjects
Case Studies 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master Thesis (MBD) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master Thesis 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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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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