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Master in Photonics Engineering (INTERUNIVERSITY)

Graduate School of Engineering and Basic Sciences

Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias Básicas
Direction
Profª. Dra. Dª. Carmen Vázquez García
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛  Places available: 20

Departments
Departament of Electronic Technology (UC3M), Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering (UPM), Department of Electronics (UAH)

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    Light and based technologies provide means for addressing current global challenges such as sustainable development, the generation of 'clean energy' and the improvement of people's health and well-being. Its transversal character allows the rise of new "hybrid" technologies such as the Nanophotonics, Biophotonics, Photonics in Medicine, Environmental Photonics, Consumer Photonics and Optical Communication Photonics, etc. That is why Photonics is identified in Europe and the United States as one of the key technologies for fostering future economic development.

    The main goal of the Interuniversity Master in Photonics Engineering is  to prepare professionals with a high level of expertise in cutting-edge photonics technologies and being able to innovate using them,

    • with a practical vision,
    • providing subtainable solutions in different environments,
    • having the proper tools to get involved in an industry demanding experts on those technologies,
    • for creating starts-up or researching in that field.

    After finishing the master degree, students can enroll in Electrical, Electronics and Automation Engineering PhD degree program among others.

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    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • 100% students with individual supervisor and mentoring
    • ☛ Maximum 20 students per class
    • 3 organizing universities with multiple international relations

     

     

    Three universities participate in the Interuniversity Master in Photonics Engineering: Universidad Carlos III Madrid (coordinator), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad de Alcalá.

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  • CURRICULUM
    • CURRICULUM

      This is a master's degree that is taught during an academic course with a set of 30 ECTS (European Credits Transfer) of compulsory subjects, 18 ECTS of elective subjects and 12 ECTS of Master's thesis Work.

      The optional subjects are distributed in 2 training tracks. The student should choose at least 12 ECTS within a specific track to get a mention on it. It is also possible to combine subjects from both tracks. Plus a New Trends and Entrepreneurship subject is offered, which includes a series of seminars, including activities related to entrepreneurship (how to start a spin-off, intellectual property rights, Innovation management ...), along with an optional internship for the development of photonic systems applications. This subject allows to approach the student to practical cases in the professional environment or to the latest research trends. There is also the possibility of developing short international mobility activities.

      In the compulsory subjects, the basic fundamentals for the design of photonic subsystems with novel technologies are covered, from an applied engineering perspective (in modulus M1) and its practical implementation at the laboratory level together with the necessary simulation tools (in modulus M2). Most of the elective credits are distributed in 2 tracks: photonic systems (I1) described in modulus M3 and photonics devices (I2) described in modulus M4. There is another modulus M5 including internship, and compulsory entrepreneur activities.

      The different subjects will be taught at one of the 3 universities that participate in the master degree program: Carlos III of Madrid University, Polytechnic of Madrid University and Alcalá University.

      Academic Year 1 - Semester 1

      APPLIED PHOTONICS
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      M1. ADVANCED PHOTONICS ENGINEERING BASICS
      Photonics Technologies I6CEnglish
      Photonics Technologies II6CEnglish
      Photonics Technologies III6CEnglish
      M2. LAB and TOOLS
      Simulation Tools3CEnglish
      TRACKS
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      M4. PHOTONIC DEVICES
      Organic photonics (I2)3EEnglish

      Academic Year 1 - Semester 2

      APPLIED PHOTONICS
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      M2. LAB and TOOLS
      Lab project I3CEnglish
      TRACKS
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      M3. PHOTONIC SYSTEMS
      Optical Communications Systems (I1)3EEnglish
      Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (I1)3EEnglish
      M4. PHOTONIC DEVICES
      Nanophotonics (I2)3EEnglish
      Photonics Integrated Circuits (I2)3EEnglish
      Advanced Semiconductor lasers (I2) *3EEnglish
      ANNUAL
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      M5. NEW TRENDS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      Seminars6CEnglish
      Internship3EEnglish
      M6. MASTER THESIS
      Master thesis12TFMEnglish

      * Its teaching is conditioned to the number of students finally admitted to the master's program.


      C) Compulsory: 30 ECTS

      E) Elective: 18 ECTS

      TFM) Master thesis: 12 ECTS

      SUBJECTS NOT OFFERED | 22/23 ACADEMIC YEAR

       
      Subjects ECTS TYPE Language
      Assistive Photonics 3 E Inglés
      Lab project II 3 E Inglés
      Imaging Systems 3 E Inglés
      Lidar system and applications 3 E Inglés
      Optical sensor networks 3 E Inglés
      Ultrafast photonics 3 E Inglés
      Biophotonics 3 E Inglés
    • QUALITY

      PROGRAMME’S QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Master’s programme complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the follow-up, analysis, review, assessment and quality of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación” (Programme Report).

      FACULTY AND COURSE PLAN

      ☛ Curriculum subjects and their faculty

  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

    • ACEDO GALLARDO, PABLO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CARPINTERO DEL BARRIO, GUILLERMO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA CÁMARA, BRAULIO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LAMELA RIVERA, HORACIO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MARTIN MATEOS, PEDRO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Lecturer
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ MONTERO, DAVID
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Visiting Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ PENA, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • TORRES ZAFRA, JUAN CARLOS
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Visiting Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VÁZQUEZ GARCÍA, CARMEN
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VERGAZ BENITO, RICARDO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    FACULTY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

    • ALGORRI, FRANCISCO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Lecturer
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CONTRERAS LALLANA, PEDRO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Visiting Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • DE DIOS FERNÁNDEZ, CRISTINA
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA SOUTO, JOSÉ ANTONIO
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LÓPEZ RUIZ, NURIA
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Lecturer
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • PÉREZ GARCILÓPEZ, ISABEL
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RUIZ LLATA, MARTA
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • URRUCHI DEL POZO, VIRGINIA
      Electronics Technology Department (DTE)
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALÁ (UAH) FACULTY

    • ESTEBAN MARTÍNEZ, ÓSCAR
      Department of Electronics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GONZÁLEZ HERRÁEZ, MIGUEL
      Department of Electronics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MARTÍN LÓPEZ, SONIA
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • NARANJO VEGA, FERNANDO B.
      Department of Electronics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RAMOS SAINZ, PABLO
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VALDUEZA FELIP, SIRONA
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID (UPM) FACULTY

    • CAÑO GARCÍA, MANUEL
      Honored Researcher (Beatriz Galindo) – UPM
      Phd
      Brief CV
    • ESQUIVIAS MOSCARDÓ, IGNACIO
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA TIJERO, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Department of Building Structures and Physics
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GEDAY, MORTEN A.
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • OTON SÁNCHEZ, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • PÉREZ SERRANO, ANTONIO
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      PhD Hired Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • QUINTANA ARREGUI,  PATXI XAVIER
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRÍGUEZ HORCHE, PALOMA
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY (SEMINARS)

    • ANIA-CASTAÑÓN, JUAN DIEGO
      Research Associate
      Council for scientific research
      PhD
      INSTITUTE OF OPTICS
    • BARBERO GONZÁLEZ, JUAN (ALTER)
      TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD
    • CORREDERA GUILLÉN, PEDRO
      Research Associate Institute of Optics
      PhD
      COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    • CRIADO SERRANO, ÁNGEL RUBÉN
      PhD Telecommunications Engineer - Universidad Carlos III Madrid
      LIGHT WAVELABS SL
    • FRACASSO, BRUNO
      Department of Optics
      Full Professor
      PhD Telecom Bretagne (French Mines-Telecom Institute)
      TELECOM BRETAGNE (FRANCE)
    • HEGARTTY, KEVIN
      Department of Optics
      Associate Professor
      PhD Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications Ecole de Paris
      TELECOM BRETAGNE (FRANCE)
    • MONTALVO GARCÍA, JULIO
      PhD Telecommunications Engineer - University Carlos III Madrid
      Responsible (Fixed Access and Home Networks. Global CTO unit. Telefónica)
      TELEFÓNICA I+D
    • TOMKOS, IOANNIS
      PhD
      RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ATHENS

     

     

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  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Requirements

      General prerequisites: incoming students must meet the requirements established by the Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September 2021, which apply to both Spanish university degrees and institutions of the European Higher Education Area and to foreign educational systems, without the need for its homologation, after verification by the university that it accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish degree and that it qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.

      The prerequisite for admission to the Master in Photonics Engineering programme concerns the following student profile:

      Graduates:

      • Graduate in Telecommunication Engineering (Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering, Degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering, Degree in Communications Electronic Engineering, Degree in Telematics Engineering, Degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering)
      • Graduate in Industrial Engineering (depending on the specialization),
      • Graduate in Materials Engineering,
      • Graduate in Physics (depending on the specialization)

      Former degrees:

      • Telecommunication Engineer or Industrial Engineer (5 yrs)
      • Graduate in Physical Sciences
      • Technical Engineer Telecommunication or Industrial Technical Engineer in Electronics (3 yrs) (depending on professional experience)
      • Other engineering degree (depending on the curricula).

      Concerning the abroad students, equivalent Degrees required are: 4 yrs or 3 yrs Bachelor Electrical Engineer or Physics (depending on curricula), 4 yrs Bachelor in related topics depending on curricula (Biomedical, Aeronautical…) and 5 yrs Electronic or Communications Engineer

      Other degrees with sufficient training in the field of photonics and technology both nationally and internationally, may be considered by the Master´s Academic Committee.  

       

      Admission criteria

      The following criteria will be considered:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHT
      Applicant’s academic degree. Preferred degrees are those mentioned explicitly in the admission prerequisites * 25%
      Applicant’s academic record 65%
      Applicant’s professional experience in disciplines related with photonics or their scientific experience in this field 5%
      Recommendation letters from academic, professional or scientific references vouching for the applicant's admission to the Master 2%
      English level above the minimum one required for admission 3%

      * Every course, the Master´s Academic Committee will elaborate a list of related degrees and their qualification according to the degree and institution.

      A personal interview with the Master´s Academic Committee may be also considered in the event that the course is oversubscribed due to high demand.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2022-2023 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €450 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €2,701.2 (€45.02/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €5,044.2 (€84.07/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 22/23

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

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      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE MASTER'S STUDY FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023

    CALL M02-2223 │ CLOSED

    The Carlos III University of Madrid announces 1 full scholarship to study the Interuniversity Master in Photonics Engineering in the academic year 2022/2023, which gives access to doctoral programs of the UC3M.

    The full scholarship will include the corresponding academic fees, as well as an annual allowance of € 11,500.

    To apply for the scholarship it is necessary to have made the application for admission to the Master. Once the notification of admission is received, the student must pay the place reservation within the established deadlines (if the student is finally awarded, the amount of the reservation will be refunded).


    Application deadline: June 15, 2022
     

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    CALL M01-2223 │ RESOLVED

    The Carlos III University of Madrid announces 1 full scholarship to study the Interuniversity Master in Photonics Engineering in the academic year 2022/2023, which gives access to doctoral programs of the UC3M.

    The full scholarship will include the corresponding academic fees, as well as an annual allowance of € 11,500.

    To apply for the scholarship it is necessary to have made the application for admission to the Master. Once the notification of admission is received, the student must pay the place reservation within the established deadlines (if the student is finally awarded, the amount of the reservation will be refunded).


    Application deadline: March 11, 2022

    Resolution: published on 23/04/2022


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    SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2022/2023 │ CLOSED

    General scholarships for official Master's Degree students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Application deadline: March 30 to May 12, 2022 at 24.00h, peninsular time, both inclusive.
      Application deadline extended until May 16, 2022. 
    • The application must be completed using the form accessible online through the Sede electrónica or at www.educacionyfp.gob.es.

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    ECB Scholarship for Women 2022/2023 │ CLOSED

    For the 2022-2023 academic year, the ECB is offering grants of €10,000 each to 15 female students who are enrolled, or are about to enrol, in a master’s course. The scholarships cover four fields of study: economics, statistics, engineering and computing.

    The call offers, among other benefits:

    • grants of €10,000 each
    • a one-week study visit to the ECB

    Application deadlineuntil June 1, 2022

    The application must be made online through the ECB website, attaching the documentation established in the call for applications.

     

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    General information on scholarships

    For more information on specific scholarships of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule

     

    IMPORTANT

    Most of the subjects will be taught at the Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus of the Carlos III University, although the practical sessions and some optional ones will be taught at the three campuses where the experimental facilities are located: 

    • Higher Polytechnic School, Leganés Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    • Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineers, Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    • Higher Polytechnic School, Universidad de Alcalá

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • INTERNSHIPS

    Mobility / Internships

    laboratorio

    En el programa del Máster de Ingeniería Fotónica/Photonics Engineering se pretende formar tanto perfiles de alumnos orientados al desarrollo de una actividad profesional innovadora, como otros orientados al desarrollo de una actividad investigadora. Por ello se incluye la asignatura obligatoria de Seminarios y Talleres que incluye el desarrollo de seminarios por expertos profesionales e investigadores de prestigio, con varios de ellos orientados al desarrollo de actividades prácticas relacionadas con el emprendimiento. Así mismo, se pueden reconocer acciones de movilidad en centros de referencia internacional a partir de las colaboraciones de los diferentes grupos de investigación involucrados en el programa. Existen acuerdos académicos específicos con:

    También hay una asignatura de Prácticas en Empresa de carácter optativo que permite tener una experiencia en un entorno profesional en alguna de las diferentes instituciones que colaboran con el máster. Este primer acercamiento al entorno laboral se puede complementar con el desarrollo del Trabajo Fin de Máster. Se colabora tanto con empresas consolidadas como varias spin-offs de base tecnológica. A modo de ejemplo se puede consultar la sección de grupos asociados en http://www.sinfoton-cm.es/participantes/.

    Se puede encontrar más información de las actividades de investigación y proyectos relacionados con el máster en los diferentes grupos de investigación GDAF y GOTL del Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica de UC3M, GFA de UPM y GRIFO de UA.