Master in Software and Systems

Entry and Admission

Entry

"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:

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:

Admission

"Admission" means the action by the respective university giving a qualified candidate access to the respective higher education programme at the aforesaid institution. It is equivalent to the effective acceptance of a student for a specified course of study at a particular university.

The Master in Software and Systems Academic Policy Committee is the body responsible for student admission to the master's programme.

Having checked that students meet the entry requirements set out in R.D.1393/2007, article 16, the Master in Software and Systems' Academic Policy Committee shall, in accordance with R.D.1393/2007, article 17, select and admit new students according to the following criteria:

The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos' Internal Quality Assurance System has in place a procedure for selecting and admitting students for any of its degree programmes (PR/CL/1/002). The Admissions profile identification and student recruitment process (PR/CL/1/001) of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos' IQAS addresses student admission processes and requirements, and the Welcome actions process (PR/CL/2.1/001), Career guidance process (PR/CL/2.5/002), Information publishing process (PR/ES/2/004), Mentor project process (PR/CL/2.1/003) and Tutoring process (PR/CL/2.1/004) provide suitable and accessible pre-enrolment information mechanisms.

Credit Transfer and Recognition

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's Governance Council shall establish the application periods for credit recognition and transfer, as well as the schedule for decision making on applications and notification of applicants.

The UPM's Credit Recognition and Transfer Committee shall be responsible for deciding on applications for credit recognition and transfer from school or college committees. The UPM's Credit recognition and transfer policy describes the membership, functions and responsibilities of the UPM's Credit Recognition and Transfer Committee and the credit transfer and recognition periods and procedure.

The Master in Software and Systems' Academic Policy Committee shall analyse and report on the applications for credit recognition by students from other degree programmes, which it shall forward to the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos' Academic Policy Committee. The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos' Academic Policy Committee shall examine and forward the reports to the UPM's Credit Recognition and Transfer Committee.