Master's degree in
Telecommunications Engineering (MET)
Why study this master?
Informative Sessions


The master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering is a training proposal that is adaptable to the needs of two types of students: those who wish to focus on a professional career and those who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in the area of telecommunications engineering.

This master’s degree provides graduates with a broad profile that includes skills and expertise in communications systems, networks, electronics and audiovisual systems to ensure that they have the professional competencies that they need to practise as telecommunications engineers. After the first, compulsory subject area, students can choose from a wide variety of subjects to acquire a general profile, specialise in a field, or engage in research and pursue a doctoral degree.

The aim is for the graduates to enter modern industry as benchmark professionals in the new multidisciplinary work and production scenario. To increase their employability, students can take both the master’s thesis and some of the ECTS credits for optional subjects in a company or laboratory.

MET has a strong international character. It is taught entirely in English as it is expected that a large number of students will be from other countries. There is also the possibility of obtaining a joint degree with another internationally renowned university.

MET is the only “Qualifying master’s degree”


The areas in which graduates of this master’s degree may find employment are similar to those for graduates of the five-year degree in Telecommunications Engineering, although their profiles are enhanced by an extra academic year.

The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Given the cross-disciplinary nature of telecommunication, graduates of this degree may pursue careers in a broad range of sectors related to telecommunication technology.Their careers may lead them to practise as:

Telecommunications operations and equipment industry.

Semiconductor industry.

IT consulting firms.

Regulatory bodies.

Software editing firms.


Master MET offers 3 types of academic paths: Academic path without specialization, Academic path with specialization and Academic path with double-degree



Bridge subjects


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Intensification subjects


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Specialization subjects


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Compulsory Subjects


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Elective credits

15/30 ECTS

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Master's Thesis


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Duration and start date

Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits.

Starting September and February

Fees and Grants

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Timetable and delivery

Mornings and afternoons. Face-to-face.

Language of instruction



Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)

Student Profile

Holders of a degree, or students in the last year of studies of a degree, can apply for admission to the master in Telecommunications Engineering. An official degree certificate is necessary the day of registration, in September. Please check the general academic requirements for master's degrees at UPC-Barcelona Tech.

Holders of a degree in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Science and Technology.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.



Further information can be found on Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)

Academic Calendar

The Academic year consists in 2 semesters, for a more detailed information check the following link


Depending on the subjects chosen they can be on mornings or afternoons. For a more detailed information check the following link

Master Degree Timetables

Contact Us

Academic coordination: Marcos Postigo

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The master in Telecommunications Engineering is offered at the
Escola Tècnica Superior d'enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB),
member of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).