The profile of a Master in Software and Systems graduate is a professional with advanced scientific and technological training, qualified to participate in and lead research projects in the software and systems field. Accordingly, the established general objectives are as follows:
- Form a core of professional software and systems researchers that are at ease working on the cutting edge of knowledge, moving forward the boundaries by innovating and producing key scientific inputs. This core should constitute a solid groundwork for advancing the diverse technologies underlying the Information Society.
- Improve the professional, scientific and technical development of students with a special interest in improving research and development activities, qualified to embark upon a basic or applied research career and capable of organizing research teams and starting up, planning, managing and successfully completing research projects in the fields of software and systems.
- Provide students with the necessary technical training to become highly competent in the diverse fields of research related to software and software-based systems: networks, distributed systems, databases, data and information acquisition, analysis and processing systems, human-computer interaction mechanisms, advanced programming, software engineering etc.
- Provide a master's degree specialized in a field of recognized research and scientific importance as a springboard for doctoral research. Work towards the medium-term aim of contributing to form a critical mass of doctors in fields related to software and systems. Work towards the long-term aim of providing adequate human resources to sustain a prestigious level of research quality in such areas.
- Supply society with professional researchers that, apart from innovating in the fields of software and systems, are capable of informing, publicizing and reporting the results of their work and, in doing so, promote the idea that the future and expansion of the technologies underlying the Information Society are inseparably linked to software and systems research.
- Promote fields of research that advance universal accessibility and design for all.
- Rigorously train new researchers to assure that they gain extensive knowledge not only of the current capabilities of the underlying technologies and principles on which they are based but also of the challenges facing these technologies, and to view such challenges as research opportunities.
- Increase Europe's and, particularly, Spain's share of the research and production of key scientific advances in the field of software and systems.