What are the Official Master’s Degrees?

Official Master’s Degrees are official university studies. Therefore, the fees for these courses will be charged at officially fixed public prices. These Master’s Degrees provide advanced training for academic, professional and research specialization. This is the first implementation fixed by the new configuration of university studies within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the focus, there are three different  types of Official Master’s Degrees:

  • Professional, intended to train students in professional practice
  • Research, intended to train students in research skills
  • Academic, of a mixed nature, intended to train students both in professional practice and research skills

What is the Official University Master in Informatics Engineering?

The University Master in Informatics Engineering is a course focusing on professional practice. This degree course develops and furthers training related to leadership and management, and rounds out and focuses on specialized technologies associated with a broad spectrum of ICT job profiles. Graduates of this Master are practitioners that have a broad scientific, technological and socio-economic grounding, trained to lead and manage development and application projects in the field of computing.

The University Master in Informatics Engineering, linked to the profession of Informatics Engineer, combines advanced education in issues on Technology Management and issues in Technical aspects on Informatics Engineering. The program intends to accomplish its goal of producing professionals being able to adequately perform the profession of Informatics Engineer.

This Master wants to give their graduates the set of competences needed to practice the Informatics Engineering profession, based on a program that is fully adapted to the recommendations for the verification of Official Graduate Programs for the profession of Informatics Engineer, from the Spanish University Secretariat (published on Spanish Official Bulletin on August, 4th 2009).

The Master has 90 ECTS that are distributed in three semesters and organized in the following modules:

  • Informatics Technologies (48 ECTS): Allows advancing in several technological aspects of Informatics Engineering to provide students a global view and detailed knowledge of such aspects. This includes the processing of large volumes of data, quality in technologies of information, high performance computation, visual modelling, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, networks, and distributed systems and applications.
  • Management and leadership (12 ECTS): Provides students with a set of utilities to leader and to manage informatics teams. This set includes technology management, alignment of the information technologies with strategic plans and business models in an organization, structure and process of the production of scientific and technical knowledge, financing of R&D&i, and protection of industrial and intellectual property rights.
  • Optional courses (6 – 15 ECTS): Complementary subjects related with the new challengers in Informatics Engineering.
  • Professional Practice (0 – 9 ECTS): Collaborations with entities (companies, public bodies, University’s research groups, etc) that provide the students with the way to extend knowledge and skills within a practical environment
  • Master Thesis (15 ECTS): Students will perform an integral professional project in the context Informatics Engineering. This project may be oriented to industry or oriented to research.


Website of the University Master in Informatics Engineering of the University of Zaragoza.