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Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering

Tecnologías de Telecomunicación
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Bilingual, Spanish

Deputy Director for the Bachelor: Gonzalo Vázquez Vilar



The mail goal of the Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering is to form professionals at the forefront of technological knowledge and professional competences in telecommunication engineering, not being limited to concrete technologies or specializations.

In this Bachelor, the student will receive a solid formation about electronical systems, signal processing, signal propagation in different physical media, communication networks and telematics applications and services.

This Bachelor has clear international aim, and it has been recognized with the best quality seals, like the EUR-ACE’s. The labor insertion rates after it are over 100%. It has a bilingual option, and it has many possibilities like specific laboratories and practical formation. It also offers the opportunity to carry out professional internships in the top companies of the industry.

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 3000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 93.4 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2019 XXIV Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study).


International Excellence

QS Europe Ranking
QS Graduate Employability Ranking
The Global University Employability Ranking and Survey
Erasmus Plus


  • Language requirement: a B2 level of English language must be accredited before finishing the studies. More information.

Year 1 - Semester 1

General subjects
Linear AlgebraBC6English Spanish
Calculus IBC6English Spanish
PhysicsBC6English Spanish
ProgrammingBC6English Spanish
Digital ElectronicsBC6English Spanish

Year 1 - Semester 2

General subjects
Calculus IIBC6English Spanish
Systems and CircuitsBC6English Spanish
Systems ProgrammingC6English Spanish
StatisticsBC6English Spanish
Writing and communication skillsC3English Spanish
Skills: Humanities IC3English Spanish

Year 3 - Semester 2

General subjects
High frequency technologyC6English Spanish
Integrated circuits and microelectronicC6English Spanish
SwitchingC6English Spanish
Electives: Recommended 12 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data

Year 4 - Semester 1

General subjects
Telecommunication SystemsC6English Spanish
Basis for secure communicationC6Spanish
Telecommunications projects, legislation and policyC6Spanish
Electives: Recommended 12 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data
Electives to choose
At the end of your studies you must have earned a total of 6 elective credits for the Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor
Professional InternshipsE6Spanish
Mobile CommunicationsE6Spanish
Distributed ComputingE6Spanish
Audiovisual ServicesE6English
Intelligence in NetworksE6Spanish
Radiation and quantum communicationsE6English

Year 4 - Semester 2

General subjects
Introduction to business managementBC3Spanish
Soft SkillsC3Spanish
Bachelor ThesisBT12English Spanish
Electives: Recommended 6 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data
Electives to choose
At the end of your studies you must have earned a total of 6 elective credits for the Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor
Professional InternshipsE6Spanish
Wireless and mobile networkingE3Spanish
Software NetworksE3Spanish
Audio technologies for virtual realityE3Spanish
Music TechnologiesE3Spanish
Displays TechnologiesE3Spanish
Technologies for Autonomous and Unmanned SystemsE3Spanish
Linux Networks AdministrationE3Spanish
Advanced PhysicsE3Spanish
Visible light communications for the smart industryE3Spanish
Internet of ThingsE3Spanish
Introduction to quantum communications and computingE3Spanish
Natural Language ProcessingE3Spanish


BC: Basic Core
C: Compulsory
E: Electives
BT: Bachelor Thesis


  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    The following student profile is recommended: In terms of previous education undergraduates on this course should have a good grounding which will enable them to access advanced studies in mathematics, physics and statistics required in order to obtain the degree. The following skills and capacities will be considered desirable: ability to work autonomously, powers of concentration, and facility for self study, organisational and time management and study skills and an ability for logical thought, responsibility in team work.


    Application for a place in the dregee

  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    The teachings corresponding to this degree have a generalist profile in the field of telecommunications, preparing the graduate to access the Master in Telecommunication Engineering or to practice.

    The profile of the graduates of this degree is set to learning outcomes achieved in this degree, including, first, knowledge and understanding of the general fundamentals of engineering, as well as in particular those from telecommunication technologies, with a balanced ratio of the three basic knowledge areas: communications, telematics and electronics. Graduates will be able to carry out a process of analysis to solve problems of telecommunication systems, and also be responsible for engineering design in its field, working as a team. Additionally, graduates will be able to conduct research and implementing innovative contributions in telecommunication technologies, justifying the scientific interest of this degree. Finally, graduates will have jurisdiction to apply their knowledge to solve problems and designing telecommunications devices, knowing the environmental, commercial and industrial implications of engineering practice according to professional ethics; this is vital for the professional interest of the degree. Finally, it notes that this degree provides the generic skills that graduates need to practice engineering in today's society as it is able to develop effective oral and written communication, working in a multidisciplinary framework and equipment and maintain professional competence through continuous learning throughout their lives.


    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering

    • RA1: Conocimiento y Comprensión. Conocimiento y comprensión de los fundamentos básicos generales de la ingeniería, los principios científicos y matemáticos, así como los de su rama o especialidad, incluyendo algún conocimiento a la vanguardia de su campo
    • RA2:. Análisis. Los titulados serán capaces de resolver problemas de ingeniería mediante un proceso de análisis, realizando la identificación del problema, el reconocimiento de las especificaciones, el establecimiento de diferentes métodos de resolución, la selección del más adecuado y su correcta implementación. Deben tener la capacidad de utilizar diversos métodos y reconocer la importancia de las limitaciones sociales, la salud humana, la seguridad, el Medio Ambiente, así como las comerciales
    • RA3: Diseño. Los egresados tendrán la capacidad de realizar diseños de ingeniería de acuerdo a su nivel de conocimiento y comprensión, trabajando en equipo. El diseño abarca dispositivos, procesos, métodos y objetos, y especificaciones más amplias que las estrictamente técnicas, lo cual incluye conciencia social, salud y seguridad, y consideraciones medioambientales y comerciales.
    • RA4: Investigación. Los titulados serán capaces de usar métodos apropiados para llevar a cabo investigaciones y estudios detallados de aspectos técnicos, en consonancia con su nivel de conocimiento. La investigación implica búsquedas bibliográficas, diseño y ejecución de experimentos, interpretación de datos, selección de la mejor propuesta y simulación por ordenador. Puede requerir la consulta de bases de datos, normas y procedimientos de seguridad
    • RA5: Aplicaciones. Los egresados tendrán la capacidad de aplicar su conocimiento y comprensión para poder resolver problemas, dirigir investigaciones y diseñar dispositivos o procesos de ingeniería. Estas habilidades incluyen el conocimiento, uso y limitaciones de materiales, modelos informáticos, ingeniería de procesos, equipos, trabajo práctico, bibliografía técnica y fuentes de información. Deben tener conciencia de todas las implicaciones de la práctica de la ingeniería: éticas, medioambientales, comerciales e industriales
    • RA6: Competencias genéricas. Los titulados tendrán las capacidades genéricas necesarias para la práctica de la ingeniería, y que son aplicables de manera amplia. En primer lugar, trabajar de forma efectiva, tanto de forma individual como en equipo, así como comunicarse de forma efectiva. Además, demostrar conciencia sobre la responsabilidad de la práctica de la ingeniería, el impacto social y medioambiental, y compromiso con la ética profesional, responsabilidad y normas de la práctica de la ingeniería. También deben tener conocimiento de las prácticas empresariales y de gestión de proyectos, así como la gestión y control de riesgos, y entender sus limitaciones. Finalmente, tener la capacidad para el aprendizaje continuo

    Skills of the Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering


    CB1 Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio

    CB2 Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio

    CB3 Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética

    CB4 Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado

    CB5 Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender


    CG1 Ability to write, develop and sign projects in the area of telecommunications engineering aimed at the design, development and utilization of telecommunications and electronic networks, services and applications, in accordance with the competences acquired in the degree program, as set out in Section 5 of OM CIN 352/2009

    CG2 Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply corresponding legislation currently in force throughout the professional career of Technical Engineer of Telecommunications; aptitude for dealing with compulsory specifications, regulations and norms.

    CG3 Knowledge of basic and technological subject areas which enable acquisition of new methods and technologies, as well as endowing the technical engineer with the versatility necessary to adapt to any new situation.

    CG4 Ability to resolve problems with initiative, creativity and decision-making skills, in addition to communicating and transmitting the knowledge, abilities and skills that comprise the ethical and professional responsibilities of the Telecommunications Technical Engineer profession.

    CG5 Knowledge for undertaking measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies, reports, work plans and other analogous jobs specific to the telecommunications area

    CG6 Aptitude for dealing with the obligatory specifications, regulations and norms

    CG7 Ability to analyze and assess social and environmental impact of technical solutions

    CG8 Knowledge and application of basic elements of economics and human resources management, project organization and planning, as well as telecommunications legislation, regulation, and standardization

    CG9 Ability to work on a multidisciplinary team and in a multi-lingual environment and to communicate orally and in writing knowledge, procedures, results and ideas related to telecommunications and electronics

    CG10 Ability to solve mathematical problems arising in engineering. Aptitude for applied knowledge in: linear algebra, geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential equations and partial derivatives; numerical methods; numerical algorithms; statistics and optimization.

    CG11 Basic concepts of computer use and programming, operating systems, databases and IT programs with engineering applications

    CG12 Understanding and command of the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and their application to resolve problems characteristic of engineering

    CG13 Understanding and command of basic concepts of linear systems and related functions and transformers. Electrical circuit theory, electronic circuits, physical principles of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices, materials technology and their application in resolving problems characteristic of engineering.

    CG14 Requisite knowledge of the concept of business, and the institutional and legal framework of a business. Business organization and management.


    ECRT1   Ability to learn and acquire autonomously the requisite new knowledge for the design, development and utilization of telecommunication systems and services.

    ECRT2   Ability to use communication and IT applications (office technology, databases, advanced calculus, project management, project visualization, etc.) to support development and utilization of electronic and telecommunication networks, services and applications

    ECRT3   Ability to use IT search tools for bibliographic resources and information related to electronic and telecommunications.

    ECRT4   Ability to analyze and specify the fundamental parameters for a communications system.

    ECRT5   Ability to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different alternative technologies for development and implementation of communication systems, from the point of view of signal space, perturbations and noise, and analog and digital modulation systems.

    ECRT6   Ability to conceive, develop, organize and manage telecommunication networks, systems, services and infrastructures in residential (home, city, digital communities), business and institutional contexts, responsibility for set up, continuous improvement, together with knowledge of social and economic impact

    ECRT7   Knowledge and use of the fundamentals of programming in telecommunication networks, systems and services

    ECRT8   Ability to understand the mechanisms of electromagnetic and acoustic wave propagation and transmission, and their corresponding transmitting and receiving devices

    ECRT9   Ability to analyze and design combinational and sequential circuits, synchronous and asynchronous circuits and use of microprocessors and integrated circuits

    ECRT10 Knowledge and application of the fundamentals of hardware description languages

    ECRT11 Ability to use different sources of energy and in particular, solar photovoltaic and thermal energy, as well as the fundamentals of electro-technics and power electronics

    ECRT12 Knowledge and use of the concepts of network architecture, protocols and communications interfaces

    ECRT13 Ability to differentiate the concepts of network access and transport, circuit switching and packet switching networks, fixed and mobile networks as well as systems and applications of distributed networks, voice services, audio, data, video and interactive services and multimedia

    ECRT14 Knowledge of methods of network and routing interconnection as well as the fundamentals of network planning and sizing based on traffic parameters

    ECRT15 Knowledge of telecommunications legislation and regulations at the national, European and international levels

    ETEGITT1 Ability to construct, use and manage telecommunication networks, services, processes and applications, such as systems for capture, transport, representation, processing, storage, and multimedia information presentation and management, from the point of view of transmission systems

    ETEGITT2 Ability to select circuits, radiofrequency, microwave, radio broadcasting, radio-links and radio determination subsystems and systems.

    ETEGITT3 Ability to analyze, codify, process and transmit multimedia information using analog and digital signal processing techniques.

    ETEGITT4 Ability to construct, develop and manage telecommunication networks, services, processes and applications, such as capture, transport, representation, processing, storage, and multimedia information presentation and management systems, from the point of view of telematics services

    ETEGITT5 Capacity to apply techniques on which telematics networks, services and applications are based. These include systems for management, signaling and switching, routing, security (cryptographic protocols, tunneling, firewalls, payment authentication mechanisms, and content protection),traffic engineering(graph theory, queuing theory and tele-traffic), tarification and service reliability and quality, in fixed, mobile, personal, local or long distance environments, with different bandwidths, including by telephone and data.

    ETEGITT6 Ability to design network architectures and telematics services

    ETEGITT7 Ability to program network and distributed telematics services applications

    ETEGITT8 Ability to construct, develop and manage telecommunication systems applications, such as systems for capture, analog and digital processing, codification, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of audiovisual services and multimedia information

    ETEGITT9 Ability to create, codify, manage, disseminate and distribute multimedia content, in accordance with criteria of usability, accessibility of audiovisual services, diffusion and interactivity.

    ETEGITT10 Ability to select specialized electronic circuits and devices for the transmission, routing, and terminals, in fixed as well as mobile environments

    ETEGITT11 Ability to design analog and digital electronic circuits, analog-digital and digital-analog converter circuits, radiofrequency circuits, and electrical power converter circuits for telecommunication and computational applications

    ETETFGITT1 Original work, carried out individually, and presented and defended before a university panel. It will consist of a project in the area of the specific technologies of Telecommunications Engineering, being of a professional nature, which synthesizes and encompasses the competences acquired in the degree program.

  • External internships

    External internships

    This is a selection where students of this degree can do their internships:

    • Teléfonica I+D
    • Everis Spain S.L.U.
    • Ericsson España S.A.
    • Amazon Spain Services S.L.
    • Airbus Defence and Space S.A.U.
    • Orange Espagne S.A.U.
    • Santander Securities Services S.A.U.
    • Altran Innovación S.L.
    • IS2 Global Telecom Solutions S.L.U.
    • ionIDe Telematics S.L.
    • Sistemas Avanzados de Tecnología (SATEC)
    • Ocaso S.A.
    • Indra Sistemas S.A.
    • GMS Management Solutions S.L.
    • One eSecurity S.L.
    • Avatel Telecom S.L.
    • Evolutio Cloud Enabler S.A.U.
    • Accenture S.L.
  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Among the areas of work associated with this degree are: 

    • Mobile network management, LTE, 5G.
    • Design and management of backbone and access networks.
    • Design and management of home automation systems, Internet of Things.
    • Security and encryption in communications, vulnerability analysis
    • Consulting and digital transformation of companies
    • Software development and project management
    • Data analysis and processing, database management
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence

Study in english

Studies with bilingual option

In this degree, the university offers the opportunity to study in English more than half of the subjects of the studies program. Once you have been admitted, you will choose, at the time of enrollment, the language in which you will study in accordance with the following conditions:

  • In groups in English, all works (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) will be conducted in English.
  • Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, performing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. In the first weeks of the course will inform students how they can prove their level.
  • The courses offered in English are in the studies program.
  • In case there are more applications than places available in English, interested persons will be ranked according to their admission grade.
  • If you are enrolled in English and exceed at least 50% of the credits offered at the UC3M, in the DS appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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