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UC3M - Interuniversity Master in Photonics Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering and Basic Sciences

Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias Básicas
Direction
Profª. Carmen Vázquez
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60
Campus
Leganés
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Departments
Departament of Electronic Technology of the Carlos III University of Madrid

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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 master degree program 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

     

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  • PROGRAM

    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.


    Syllabus content

    Course 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
    M3. PHOTONIC SYSTEMS
    Assistive Photonics (I1)3EEnglish
    Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (I1)3EEnglish
    Imaging Systems (I1)3EEnglish
    M4. PHOTONIC DEVICES
    Organic photonics (I2)3EEnglish

    Course 1 - Semester 2

    APPLIED PHOTONICS
    SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
    M2. LAB and TOOLS
    Lab project I3CEnglish
    Lab project II3EEnglish
    TRACKS
    SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
    M3. PHOTONIC SYSTEMS
    Lidar system and applications (I1)3EEnglish
    Optical Communications Systems (I1)3EEnglish
    Optical sensor networks (I1)3EEnglish
    M4. PHOTONIC DEVICES
    Nanophotonics (I2)3EEnglish
    Photonics Integrated Circuits (I2)3EEnglish
    Biophotonics (I2)3EEnglish
    Advanced Semiconductor lasers (I2)3EEnglish
    Ultrafast photonics (I2)3EEnglish
    ANNUAL
    SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
    M5. NEW TRENDS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Seminars6CEnglish
    Internship3EEnglish
    M6. MASTER THESIS
    Master thesis12TFMEnglish

    C) Compulsory: 30 ECTS

    E) Elective: 18 ECTS

    TFM) Master thesis: 12 ECTS

  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ACEDO, PABLO
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • CARPINTERO, GUILLERMO
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • GARCÍA SOUTO, JOSÉ ANTONIO
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • LAMELA RIVERA, HORACIO
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Full Professor
    • PÉREZ GARCILÓPEZ, ISABEL
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • RUIZ LLATA, MARTA
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • SÁNCHEZ PENA, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Full Professor
    • URRUCHI, VIRGINIA
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor
    • VÁZQUEZ GARCÍA, CARMEN
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Full Professor
    • VERGAZ, RICARDO
      Department of Electronics Technology (DTE)
      Associate Professor

    UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID (UPM) FACULTY

    • GEDAY, MORTEN
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Associate Professor
    • ESQUIVIAS, IGNACIO
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Full Professor
    • OTON, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Full Professor
    • QUINTANA, XAVIER
      Department of Photonics Technology and Bioengineering
      Associate Professor

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALÁ (UAH) FACULTY

    • ESTEBAN, ÓSCAR
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
    • GONZÁLEZ, MIGUEL
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
    • NARANJO, FERNANDO B.
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor
    • RAMOS, PABLO
      Department of Electronics
      Associate Professor

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • CORREDERA, PEDRO
      Research Associate Institute of Optics
      COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    • CRIADO, ÁNGEL RUBÉN
      Doctor Telecommunications Engineer - Universidad Carlos III Madrid
      LIGHT WAVELABS SL
    • FRACASSO, BRUNO
      Department of Optics
      Full Professor
      Doctor Telecom Bretagne (French Mines-Telecom Institute)
      TELECOM BRETAGNE (FRANCE)
    • HEGARTTY, KEVIN
      Department of Optics
      Associate Professor
      Doctor Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications Ecole de Paris
      TELECOM BRETAGNE (FRANCE)
    • MONTALVO, JULIO
      Doctor Telecommunications Engineer - University Carlos III Madrid
      Responsible (Fixed Access and Home Networks. Global CTO unit. Telefónica)
      TELEFÓNICA I+D
  • ADMISSION

    Places available: 20

     

    Requirements

    General prerequisites: incoming students must meet the requirements established by Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, 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.  

    The minimum level of written and spoken English required for admission will be the B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent.

     

    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

    You can check the language requirements of generic language required to study a master at UC3M, depending on is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

    Foreign students

    Once admitted to the Master, foreign students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must present, for enrollment, the diploma attesting equivalent training that allows access to postgraduate studies, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

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

     

    Application

    The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Student Research Grants

    │Cemdatic (universidad politécnica de madrid)

    The Applied Photonic Group, at CEMDATIC in ETSI Telecomunicación of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, offers a grant for collaboration in research activities and development of Master Thesis in the Master in Photonics Engineering.

    ☛ Research subject: Design and development of doppler lidar for wind measurements​.

    Conditions:

    • 20 hours per week │500 €/month │10 months
    • Starting date: 18.09.2017


    All the information regarding this scholarship:

    CEMDATIC Student Research Grant

     

    │grifo (universidad de alcalá)

    The Group of Photonics Engineering (GRIFO), at the Polytechnic School of Universidad de Alcalá, offers a grant for collaboration in research activities and development of Master Thesis in the Master in Photonics Engineering.

    ☛ Research subject: Development of ultrafast lasers for remote sensing applications.

    Conditions:

    • 20 hours per week │500 €/month │10 months
    • Starting date: 1.10.2017


    All the information regarding this scholarship:

    GRIFO Student Research Grant

    Complete study aids for the year 2017/2018

    EXTENSION M01-1617-1A (CALL M01-1718)

    Extension of the call in 1 aids.

    Application deadline: 18th May 2017.

     

    CALL M01-1718

    For the academic year 2017-18 a call for 1 aids has been made for students who have applied for admission or are admitted to the master's program, with the following endowment:

    • The monthly endowment of scholarships will be an amount of €909 gross. Also, the aid will include amounts to cover tuition fees in the first full-time enrollment.

    Application deadline:  28th February 2017.

     

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    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

    Career Services

    University's Foundation (Fundación Universidad Carlos III) holds a careers service ( UC3M Guidance&Employment) which orientates, informs and helps graduates to get through the labour market.

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    • CALENDAR/TIMETABLE

      Academic Calendar

      Academic Calendar 2017/18

       

      Program course schedule

      Direct access to timetable

      Classes are given in the afternoons

       

      Exam Schedule

      Direct access to exam schedule

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program price

      course 2017/18

      • Place Reservation: 450€ (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: 2.843,4€ (47,39€/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: 5.044,2€ (84,07€/ECTS)

       

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      Additional information

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

      General information for enrollment in official Master’s degrees

      Information about credits recognition

    • QUALITY

      General Information about Master

      Implantation year: 

      System of complaints and / or suggestions

      Claims, complaints and suggestions received and channeled through the Academic Committee of Quality, so that it is directly informed of all matters related to the quality of qualifications. The seat of that committee are reviewed and processed in accordance with established work schedules and noting in the reports of these committees.

      Furthermore, claims, complaints and suggestions can be made outside the scope of the degree by presenting on paper, through the Registry, and also through the electronic mailboxes (OPINA System) found on the website of the degrees. All questions received, transfer is given to units or services concerned in order to reverse this information to improve the quality offered by the University.

      Also through the University Ombudsman that ensures the protection of the rights, freedoms and interests of all members of the university community, against any violation of the current legislation by the services and bodies of the University.

  • 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.