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Official Master's Degree in Railway Systems

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With this Master's Degree you will be able to work in the national and international Railway Sector.

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What can the Master offer you?

The Master's Degree in Railway Systems responds to the demand for specific higher training in the railway sector, integrating the teachings of its different fields of activity to train professionals who understand the system as a whole. It is a type of comprehensive training that is very difficult to achieve otherwise, even for people with extensive professional experience in the sector. Themain companies and administrations in the railway sector collaborate closely, providing teaching staff, practical sessions in railway installations and professional internships working on real projects.

This master's degree has obtained the European EUR-ACE accreditation, which identifies and internationally recognises the quality of degrees in the field of engineering, after passing a rigorous accreditation process. This process has been promoted by the National Agency for Quality and Accreditation (ANECA) and the Spanish Institute of Engineering.

The seal recognises the quality of the entire training process (teaching staff, facilities for laboratory practices, professional practices, management and organisation, updating of contents in a professional context and job placement). Students will benefit from the European and international recognition of the EUR-ACE seal, and the possibility of accessing better job offers abroad.

  • Centers
    Engineering (Comillas ICAI)
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Certification
    Official master's degrees
  • Modality
    Face to face
  • Duration
    1 year (60 ECTS)
  • Starts On
    02/09/2024
  • Seats
    30

Any questions?

If you need more information you can fill in the following form and you will receive information about this program.

National and international recognition

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What makes us different?

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Internships

Full-time students who completed professional internships

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Teaching Staff

Teachers who combine teaching with professional practice


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Rankings and mentions

First official master's degree specific to the railway sector.

Study Plan

Professional projection

  • Rail infrastructure managers

  • Rail service operators

  • Manufacturers of fixed and on-board systems

  • Manufacturers of rolling stock

  • Railway studies and projects

Antonio Fernández Profesor Comillas ICAI
Antonio Fernández Cardador
Official Master's Degree in Railway Systems Director

We train the railway engineers of the future with the best professionals in the sector.

Our partner companies

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Internship

We prepare you for your future and introduce you to the real world with comprehensive work experience training.

Admission process

Follow all the steps of our admission process and become a Comillas student.

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Apply for admission

Fill in the form with your details and provide the documents proving that you meet the entry requirements. 

02

Validation

The Degree Certificates and Transcripts Service will review the documentation and you will be informed of the validation. 

03

Interview

Candidates will be interviewed for admission. 

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Resolution

We will let you know if you have been admitted. 

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Enrollment

You will officially be a Comillas student. 

  • 01

    Apply for admission

    Fill in the form with your details and provide the documents proving that you meet the entry requirements. 

  • 02

    Validation

    The Degree Certificates and Transcripts Service will review the documentation and you will be informed of the validation. 

  • 03

    Interview

    Candidates will be interviewed for admission. 

  • 04

    Resolution

    We will let you know if you have been admitted. 

  • 05

    Enrollment

    You will officially be a Comillas student. 

Tuition fees and scholarships

  • 10% off for Comillas Alumni.
  • Paid internships.
  • Enrollment fee

    2,579.62€
  • Monthly fee

    1,723.84€
  • Monthly installments

    8
  • Full program

    16,370€

Study grants:

TALGO FOUNDATION Grant
CAF Signalling Grant
Expleo Grant to study the Master's Degree in Railway Systems 

For those Mexican students accepted in this program and whose studies are financed by FIDERH, Comillas will grant them a bonues equivalent to 10% of the total cost of the studies. 

Information for students

Professional and academic opportunities

Professional orientation. Graduate profile:
The program provides students with the necessary knowledge to subsequently develop their activity in the various fields of activity offered by the railway sector: signalling and control systems, rolling stock, track infrastructure and electrification, management and operation of railway services, and maintenance.

Career opportunities for graduates include railway infrastructure management administrations, railway service operating companies, manufacturers of fixed and on-board systems, manufacturers of rolling stock, and engineering companies dedicated to railway studies and projects.

The training provided by this master's degree is also suitable for those working professionals in the railway sector who wish to complement their professional profile as part-time students (completing the master's degree in two consecutive years), or by taking individual modules as specialised training.

Access to the doctorate:
The Master's degree in Railway Systems allows access to the Official Doctoral Program of the ICAI School of Engineering, for the completion of a thesis in Railway Systems and the award of the official doctoral degree.

See doctoral programs

Comillas ICAI

The tradition of the School of Engineering (Comillas ICAI) in the training of engineers began in Madrid in 1908. Today, Comillas ICAI is a polytechnic school whose academic activity focuses on Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Because Comillas studies are in high demand and places are limited, the best candidates have to be selected through admission tests.

  • Each class has its own tutor, whose function is to integrate the student into the group and to pay attention to their academic performance. Furthermore, at Comillas, the teaching system is distinguished, among other characteristics, by the personalised attention and the fluid and permanent relationship between teachers and students.

  • The teaching system at Comillas is especially oriented towards the relationship with the reality of companies, institutions, organisations and professional practice. The Internship and Employment Office is responsible for providing students with internships related to their studies in order to enrich their training. In the 2017-18 academic year, 6,296 student internships were managed in companies.
    In addition to these internships managed by the Internship and Employment Office, all degree courses have a significant number of compulsory external internships as part of their curriculums.

  • The Internship and Employment Office informs, guides and collaborates in the insertion in the labour market of recent graduates or in the projection of the professional careers of Comillas graduates, for which it has an online tool that directly connects candidates with 5,078 companies with which Comillas maintains a relationship. During the 2017-18 academic year, 1,838 job offers were managed. Of the total number of graduates from the 2018 graduating class, 93.22% are employed, either working or furthering their studies, within six months of completing their studies.

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Contact

Prospective Students Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: (+34) 91 540 61 32
Fax: (+34) 91 559 65 69
futurosalumnos@comillas.edu 

Responsible of the programme:
Antonio Fernández Cardador - Director
antoniof@comillas.edu
Adrián Fernández Rodrí guez - Coordinator
afrodriguez@comillas.edu 

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