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Programme description

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Academic staff person in charge:

Josep Lluís de la Rosa Email


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Master's in Smart Cities (Year 2015-2016)

General information

Only oficial Master’s program in Smart Cities in Spain. The degree obtained is acknowledged by any university world-wide and gives access to the doctorate (publication in the Spanish Government Bulletin of the unique official condition of the Master’s in Smart Cities




Name of the master's programme Master's in Smart Cities
Field Technology
Type Mixed (professional and research)
Affiliation

Institute of Informatics and Applications

Academic secretary Polytechnic School
Duration

60 ECTS credits; one academic year

Calendar and timetable

From 21 September 2015 to 10 September 2016. Face-to-face from September 2015 until January 2016, corresponding to the Courses Module. Possibility of remote follow-up from February 2016 until September 2016, corresponding to both the Practicum-Innovation and Final Master's Thesis Modules.

System and method of study Part time; Face-to-face and remote
Languages of instruction

Spanish: 50%; English: 50%

Maximum number of students 40
Fee Pre-registration: 30.21 euros. Seat reservation: 500 euros (in terms of registration). Registration: 46.11 euros/credit (non European Union citizens, non-residents in Spain: 65.87 euros/credit). More information
Website http://iiia.udg.edu/smartcities/index-eng.php
Other informations: Quality system | Tutorial plan

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Educational objectives

The main aim of the master’s programme is to offer engineers, architects, economists or degree-holders in related areas specific training in information technologies, city planning and socioeconomics to deal with present-day challenges in cities.

Programme participants also include town and city councils with experience in introducing intelligent solutions for greater efficiency in their towns and cities. These local administrations will provide lists of urban problems that could serve as topics of final master’s projects.

Industries participate in the training activities of the master’s by giving Expert Seminars during which they present first-hand experience with the latest developments in urban technology.

Students who complete the programme will be qualified to work in the new and promising profession of urban technologist, which is an advantageous position from which to enter the incipient market for smart city solutions and consulting as well to develop their knowledge in greater depth in research careers.

The master’s programme contains three modules: Courses, Practicum-Innovation and Master's Final Thesis. The Courses module includes ten 3-credit subjects, organised in the following way:

  • Urban
    • Urban Planning and Information Technologies: Concepts and Initiatives
    • The Measurement of Urban Sustainability and Intelligence
  • Graphic
    • Urban Visualisation Techniques
    • Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation
  • Data
    • Data Analysis and Data Mining
    • Distributed Programming Architectures and Multi-agent Systems
  • Networks and the Net
    • Energy Monitoring and Efficiency
    • Communication and Information Infrastructures
  • Socioeconomic
    • Ubiquitous Social Technology and Citizen Participation
    • New Urban Economies and City Marketing

The Expert Seminars are integrated into the Courses module.

The 12-credit Practicum-Innovation module consists of public administration placements.

Finally, the Master's Final Thesis module consists of the 12-credit final project subject and a 3-credit results workshop.


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Access and admission

Admission requirements

For admission to the master’s programme, students must have:

1. A bachelor’s degree that qualifies to work as professional of:

  • Architecture; Construction Engineering and Civil Construction
  • Electrical, electronic, industrial and automation, industrial technology, computer, and telecommunications engineering, or
  • business administrators;

2. A university degree in:

  • Architecture, or
  • Electrical, Electronic, Industrial and Automation, Industrial Technology, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering, or
  • Business Administration, or

a similar degree not adapted to the EHEA;

3. A bachelor’s or other degree that, although not included in the previous list, is considered suitable by the Master’s Committee, and if:

  • it is a certified, officially recognised higher education degree or national degree that would admit international students to master’s degree studies in their home universities, or
  • international students can verify that their level of training corresponds to a higher education degree that is not officially recognised but corresponds or is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in their country of origin and that in that country it would admit the student to master’s degree studies.

In exceptional circumstances, and provided that the number of places in the programme is greater than the demand, the Master’s Committee may consider admitting students who do not meet the admissions requirements, provided that they meet them by the time the programme begins.

A specific level of English is not required for admission to the master’s programme, but a certified level higher than or equivalent to the B2.1 will be considered favourably.


 

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Career opportunities
  • Professional consultancy and entrepreneurship
  • Public administration
  • Technology and research centres
  • Research career: the master’s provides direct admission to a doctoral programme
  • R&D departments, in small and medium enterprises as well as in large companies
  • Technology-based departments in engineering firms and companies dedicated to the innovation and implementation of technological solutions

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Admission to the doctoral programme

The successful completion of this master’s degree provides access to a doctoral programme in national or foreign universities. Bear in mind that each programme can set additional requirements and criteria for selection and admission of students, such as the demand for specific complementary training courses.

At the University of Girona we offer the possibility to do a doctorate in smart cities by joining the Doctoral Degree Program in Technology, research line #3 on Intelligent Systems and Control Engineering.

 

 

More information
» Access to doctoral programmes

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Teaching staff
List of UdG teaching staff members who teach classes in the current year

    Department of Business Administration, Management and Product Design

    Department of Computer Architecture and Technology

    Department of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

    Department of Electrical, Electronic and Automatic Engineering

    Department of Geography

    Without departmental affiliation

     


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    Curriculum

    The master’s programme is organised into two semesters.

    The first semester corresponds to the Courses module (to see the description of the courses, please follow the link below), which is face to face in Girona. This module begins the third week of September and ends by the end of January. Courses take place in the premises of the Polytechnic School, a facility located in UdG's Montilivi Campus. Classes start at 15.00 until 19.00 from Monday to Friday.

    The second semester includes both the Practicum-Innovation and Final Master's Thesis modules (to see the description of the courses, please follow the links below) and can be followed remotely. The Practicum-Innovation starts the first week of February until the end of April. The module Final Master's Thesis begins the first week of May until the last week of July. Students who may want to take these two modules in the remote way must contact the director of the Master's.

    Curriculum

    The master’s programme is organised into two semesters.

    The first semester corresponds to the Courses module (to see the description of the courses, please follow the link below), which is face to face in Girona. This module begins the third week of September and ends by the end of January. Courses take place in the premises of the Polytechnic School, a facility located in UdG's Montilivi Campus. Classes start at 15.00 until 19.00 from Monday to Friday.

    The second semester includes both the Practicum-Innovation and Final Master's Thesis modules (to see the description of the courses, please follow the links below) and can be followed remotely. The Practicum-Innovation starts the first week of February until the end of April. The module Final Master's Thesis begins the first week of May until the last week of July. Students who may want to take these two modules in the remote way must contact the director of the Master's.

    Note: This section shows the complete structure of the curriculum. Clicking on each module or requirement of the curriculum, you get a list of all subjects related to the module or requirement, not the subjects offered in a particular year. To see the offer of subjects refer to the registration guide of the current academic year.