Structure of the Master
The Master is arranged as a one-year Master, with an equivalent effort of 60 ECTS. (ECTS is the European Credit system, equivalent to approxiametly 25 to 30 hours of student’s work).
These 60 ECTS are broken down in the following modules:
- Base module (12 ECTS). These subjects are common for all students. Two of these subjects, the seminars, are based on invited talks that deal with hot topics, with invited speakers from industry or academia, predominantly from abroad.
- A module of 18 ECTS, which can be selected among three possible itineraries: two research modules (the Power Electronics research module or the Embedded Systems module) or one professional track.
- An additional free-choice module (12 ECTS), which can be tailored to meet your needs or preferences. For instance, if the professional track is chosen, you can choose another 4 subjects (all subjects in the itineraries are 3 ECTS each) from both the Power Electronics and the Embedded Systems modules, in any combination. Also, two additional free-choice subjects, with background knowledge are available for students who perceive some gaps in the intended.to-be-known contents. You may be highly advised to take one or two of these in case the admission committee perceives this need. There are no extra ECTS for these subjects, it is included in the 12 ECTS free-choice module.
(Warning: Although we do our best to offer a wide variety of possibilities, there might be some incompatibilities between subjects due to schedule overlapping).
- For the professional track, an additional module of 6 ECTS with Prcatices at a Company (as you may see, we have a strong commitment with companies, but also, practices elsewhere are possible).
- For the research-oriented itineraries, an Initiation to Research subject, where you will learn on how to conduct a research project, plan it and disseminate its results by writing a research paper.
- The Master Thesis Project (TFM: Trabajo Fin de Máster), with 12 ECTS. You may work for your TFM during whatever period and intensity, but you must have passed all subjects before defending your TFM.