"Entry" refers to the right of a qualified candidate to apply for possible admission to a particular higher education level. Under the terms of the Lisbon Convention, it means the right to apply for admission to a particular higher education institution to complete a programme of study.
For entry and admission to any of the UPM master's programmes, applicants should apply online for the programme within the stipulated deadlines.
The application/admission schedule for the next academic year is available on the Course page for the coming academic year
Students are asked to submit all required documents online in order to assess whether they meet the entry requirements. The list of admitted students will be published on the UPM website at the end of the application period. If admitted to the master’s programme, students shall be entitled to enrol. The UPM establishes the enrolment schedule. There are at present two enrolment periods: one in July, for the first semester, and another one in February, for the second semester. The Master in Software and Systems' Academic Policy Committee and the UPM's Doctorate and Postgraduate Committee are responsible for assessing and deciding on student admissions.
The degree entry requirements are as stipulated in R.D.1393/2007, article 16:
- Candidates shall hold an official Spanish higher education or other degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area qualifying the holder for entry to master's programmes in the issuing country.
- Also, holders of degrees earned in conformance with educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area shall qualify for entry without having to gain official approval of their qualifications provided that the higher education institution finds that their degrees certify to an equivalent educational level to the respective Spanish university degrees and entitle holders to enter postgraduate education in the issuing country. Admission shall in no case imply official approval of the earlier degree held by the applicant or its recognition for any other purposes than taking the master's programme.
The student entry requirements briefly describe the minimum personal (abilities and attitudes) and academic achievement (knowledge) that are considered necessary and duly expected of applicants for students to perform satisfactorily. The recommended student profile is:
- Personal achievement:
- Be able to learn independently, upgrade their knowledge, and identify the knowledge that they are lacking in the field of informatics
- Know how to work under pressure in situations where there is a shortage of information, coming up with new ideas and being creative
- Be able to work as part of a team, organizing, planning, making decisions, negotiating and resolving conflicts, relating to other team members and adopting a critical and self-critical attitude
- Have the ability to take the initiative, an enterprising spirit, and a flair for leadership, governance, and team and project management
- Be a good communicator, both orally and in writing, in more than one language with audiences from diverse backgrounds
- Have an interest in research in the software and systems field
- Academic achievement:
The Master in Software and Systems targets holders of bachelor degrees in any field of informatics or similar, as well as degree holders working as practitioners in the informatics field. A good knowledge of English is needed.
- Applicants should have a knowledge of:
- Operating Systems