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Master and Specialist in NFV and SDN

School of Continuing Education

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Collaboration
Ericsson : Ericsson Comcenter (Edif. Torre Suecia), c/ Retama 1, Madrid (Metro: Méndez Álvaro)
Direction
Prof. Marcelo Bagnulo Braun
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60 ECTS (Master) and 24 ECTS (Specialist)
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Open course 2016/17

Departments
Telematic Engineering
CONSULTATION ON THE MASTER

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  • Inicio

    The University Carlos III of Madrid in collaboration with Ericsson is launching two new graduate degrees in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). We are starting two new post-graduate degrees: a Master degree in NFV/SND of 14 months of duration and a Specialist degree in NFV/SDN of 7 months of duration.

    These programmes will enable IT professionals to apply the NFV and SDN technologies to the design and operation of telecommunication networks. The high level goals of the programmes is to allow students to:

    • Design network elements and network services for NFV and SDN,
    • Plan and operate networks based on NFV and SDN technologies
    • Understand the evolution of network products and solutions embracing the new NFV/SDN paradigm.
    Máster y Especialista en NFV Y SAN UC3M
  • PROGRAM

    First year - Specialist Degree

    COURSES ECTS
    Virtualization Technologies for NFV 3
    Cloud Management and Orchestration for NFV 3
    Data Center Communications 3
    Network Function Virtualization (NFV) 6
    Software Defined Networks (SDN) 6
    SDN, NFV and Virtualization Lab 3

     

    For the Master's degree must take both years. The first year provides a specialist degree.

    Second year- Master Degree

    COURSES ECTS
    Applications of Software Based Networking Technology to Real Networks 3
    Software Based Network Security 6
    Business Models for Software Based Networks 3
    Operation and Management of Software Based Networks 6
    Advanced Laboratory of Software Based Networks 3
    Internship 3
    Master's Thesis 12

     

    Course Schelude 2016/17

  • ADMISSION

    Available seats

    40 seats

    Access Requirements

    Students are required to be in possession of a prior university degree, preferably:

    • Computer Engineering
    • Telecommunications engineering
    • Degree in Telecommunications
    • Degree in Computer Science

    Graduates of other degrees could also access the Master studies, in which case they must demonstrate basic knowledge in Telematics (Communication Networks) and Informatics (Fundamentals of Programming and operating systems). This knowledge may be credited through distance courses (MOOCs) suggested by the Academic Commitee of the Master.

    Previous professional experience is not a prerequisite, although it will be valued positively.

    Admission criteria

    Admission will be decided by the Academic Committee of the Master. If deemed necessary, the applicant can be called for a personal interview. The selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:

    • Previous academic training
    • Academic record
    • Currículum Vitae
    • A brief statement of purpose. Motivation letter
    • Commitment of dedication to the program
    • Photocopy of ID / Passport / NIE or Identity Card
    • Photocopy of University degree or proof of having paid the fees of issuance.


    Application

    Application is made by sending an email with the information requested to: mnfvsdn@postgrado.uc3m.es

  • FACULTY
  • CAREER OPORTUNITIES

    Suggested titles provide the student knowledge in all areas related to SDN and NFV, so career opportunities within the proposed titles include:

    • Software design based networks: The adoption of SDN and NFV technologies require the partial or total re design all networks. The main reason for adoption is the impact on operating costs of the same, so it is expected that sooner or later almost all networks adopt these technologies. This will require skilled engineers in these technologies.
    • Network operation: once migrated to this new technology operation and network management software based, which is essentially different (and simpler) of the operation and management of traditional networks will be needed, requiring skilled engineers these technologies.
    • Design and implementation of network elements. The SDN and NFV technologies radically change the nature of networking products. What were once specialized equipment manufactured by large vendors, will now be software running on general purpose hardware. The software includes several applications that perform various network functions. The design and implementation of these functions in software products will gain new network operators. Equipment vendors will then need trained for the design, implementation, maintenance and marketing of this new product line engineers.
    • Research: research centers and operators of equipment and services vendors are devoting a lot of resources in the research related to these technologies, so researchers formed therein will be attractive to these centers.
  • REGISTRATION

    The tuition fee is 3850 euros per year.

    Specialist program consists of only the first year so its tuition fee is 3850 euros.

    The Master program consists of the first and second year, so the tutition fee is 7700 euros.


    Payment and reservations

    Specialist

    The payment of this amount may be split into three installments, distributed as follows:

    • the first term, once it has been notified in writing its admission to the Master, you must enter the amount of € 1,000 as payment of the first installment and reservations. The amount of this deadline will not be refunded under any circumstances;
    • the second installment, in the amount of 1,425 €, is payment deadline on October 31th, 2016;
    • and the third installment, in the amount of 1,425 €, is payment deadline on March 15th,  2017.


    Master

    The payment of this amount may be split into three installments, distributed as follows:

    • the first term, once it has been notified in writing its admission to the Master, you must enter the amount of € 1,000 as payment of the first installment and reservations. The amount of this deadline will not be refunded under any circumstances;
    • the second installment, amounting to 3,350 €, is payment deadline on October 31th, 2016;
    • and the third installment, amounting to € 3,350, is the payment deadline of March 15th, 2017.

    Only you may request reimbursement of tuition fees of reservation fee, assuming unable to attend because of illness or other justified reason befallen comparable gravity.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    NEXT OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

    It will value be graduate or Master in the Carlos III University of Madrid.

    Contact

    Ericsson scholarships in NFV and SDN technologies.

    Ericsson is offering scholarships related to the topics of Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. The aim of the scholarship is to integrate, from a very practical perspective, students in the areas of work related to NFV and SDN technologies R&D of Ericsson-Spain.

    The scholarships will last for 9 months and a budget of 700 euros per month. The scholarship requires 30 hours of work per week, (i.e. 6 hoursa day). During 7 of those months, the students will also be pursuing the course Specialist in NFV / SDN at University Carlos III of Madrid.

    The scholarship will include tuition rates Program Specialist NFV and SDN of the Carlos III University of Madrid (3850 euros).

    Profile of students

    The scholarship program is aimed at students in the following programs:

    • Degree in Telecommunications Technologies Engineering (Graduate or just about to finish)
    • Degree in Telematics Engineering (Graduate or just about to finish)
    • Degree in Communications Systems (Graduate or just about to finish)
    • Degree in Audiovisual Systems (Graduate or just about to finish)
    • Degree in Computer Engineering (Graduate or just about to finish))
    • Master of Engineering in Telecommunications
    • Master in Computer Engineering

    Assessment

    For the evaluation of application, the following aspects wil be considered:

    • English proficiency
    • Solid knowledge of programming languages.
    • Knowledge of communications networks.
    • Very good academic record.
    • Capacity for problem solving.
    • Motivation for teamwork.

    For more information, you can send an email to marcelo@it.uc3m.es

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    Programme designed jointly with key industrial players in the NFV/SND area

    The courses of the Specialist degree correspond to the courses of the first year of the Master degree, so to students finishing the Specialist degree can choose to continue one more year and obtain the Master degree

     

    Schedule:

    Thursday and Friday from 15:00 to 20:00 hours

     

    Course Schelude

    Course Schelude 2016/17

     

    Duration:

    • Master degree: 2 years, 7 months of classes per year, plus the final project
    • Specialist degree: 7 months of class in a year
       

    Starting date: September, 2015