Master's Degree in Information Technologies (MTIN): 2012-13

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Number of Credits 60 ECTS
Places available for new applicants 30


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Candidate profile and admission requirements

The most appropriated entry profile for the Master degree is a bachelor degree in Computer Science for professional specialization, and a bachelor degree in any scientific field, engineers and architects for research specialization. Specialised technicians, architects, engineers and first-cycle undergraduate students with 180 credit degrees (technical studies being the most appropriate background) may also apply, in agreement with the requirements of article 16 and the fourth additional provision of R.D. 1393/2007 of October 29.

The admission criteria are, firstly, the bachelor degree profile and secondly, the average marks of the degree for accessing to the Master.

To apply for admission in the Master Degree in Information Technology, students must complete a pre-registration form and hand it personally or submit it electronically to the appropriate staff member at the postgraduate administrative services of the Polytechnic School. Students holding degrees from universities other than the UIB must include in their application-authenticated photocopies of the relevant documents concerning their degree as well as an academic certification from the University issuing that degree. If the number of interested students exceeds the numerus clausus, the Academic Committee shall establish a list of alternates, in order of merit, to cover the possibility of waiver in tuition fee by some of those selected in the first instance.

Admission of students in the second semester will be considered by the Academic Committee in each case and will proceed according to the regulations of the university. The decision on admission will be subjected to at least the following criteria:

  1. the study must have places available,
  2. is not possible to admit students in subjects that already have a current semester, unless an acknowledgment of previous studies compensates for this delay.

Academic and Professional Objectives

The aim of the Master in Information Technology is that students acquire advanced training, specialist and multidisciplinary, focused to the various fields of information technology. In the professional specialization learning how to use and apply in companies, especially in the tourism sector. In the research specialization the aim is to train students in technology and innovative techniques, both theoretical and experimental, which allow a high degree of professional specialization.

Scientific and technological changes are usual in information technology. Therefore the relationship between development and research is clear. For this reason we propose contents that can be addressed from a professional or research specialization. On the one hand, professionals are able to innovate in business. On the other hand, researchers can apply their theories to practical problems. In fact, the faculty of the Master belong to consolidate research groups involved in research projects, both national and international, and they have contracts or agreements with companies. In addition, a major objective of the Master is to promote innovation in the technology sector of the Balearic Islands by training qualified personnel capable of creating new technology-based companies related to tourism.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

Students holding an official Master‘s degree in Information Technologies are eligible for admission to third cycle studies leading to the PhD degree by the University of the Balearic Islands in Computer Science and in Mathematics .

Course Structure

The Master degree consists of 60 ETCS credits that can be undertaken along two possible specializations, professional or research :

Professional specialization

Free choice of curriculum (60cr) with the following conditions:

  • Minimum of 6 subjects of the Module on Web Technologies Applied to Tourism (30cr)
  • The subject of Business Practices (5cr)
  • Master's dissertation (15cr)

Research specialization

Free choice of curriculum (60cr) with the following conditions:

  • Minimum of 4 subjects of the Modules in Theoretical Foundations or Innovation in Information Technology (20cr)
  • The subject of Scientific research and communication techniques (5cr)
  • Master's dissertation (15cr)

Informació The curriculum can be found in the publication of BOE No. 14 del of January 17, 2011 - res. 909 and the subjects in the " Subjects " of this degree.


A maximum of 10cr of subjects from other UIB's Masters Degrees with content related to the research topics of the Mathematics and Computer Science's Department (talk with your advisor).

The curriculum subjects are grouped into modules of common topics with the aim of facilitating skills development and coherence of the curriculum.

Module: Web Technologies Applied to Tourism (35cr)


This module groups the specialized content subjects in the area of ??Web applications for tourism businesses. It is clear the relation of the subjects in the module with the professional specialization.

Module: Theoretical Foundations (35cr)


The main aim of this module is to group enough common content (mainly theoretical) of the research topics in order to complete the formative period of doctoral studies. Anyway, the subjects of this module can be chosen by students of the professional specialization, as an introduction to research or to improve their theoretical knowledge.

Module: Innovation in Information Technology (40cr)


The purpose of this module is to cover the paradigm of Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) of information technology. Subjects that are clearly having a strong relationship with the research conducted within the Department have been included. The main aim of this module is to show students professional specialization contents of different areas that will allow them to innovate in their jobs or the creation of new businesses. On the other hand, it also allows students to show how the theoretical research can be developed in the form of new ideas that can be applied in the business world.

Module: Business Practices (5cr)


The aim of this module is to enable students to meet professional practice, which will be established and monitored in IT companies or IT departments in businesses and institutions.

Module: Business Practices (5cr)


The aim of this module is to prepare students schedule research on general subjects of scientific training and the formulation of a research topic, literature search, argumentation and writing and reviewing scientific papers.

Module: Master's thesis (15cr)


Implementation and public exhibition of a work in development, research or innovation related to Information Technology.

Final Examination

Exhibition of the Master's thesis.

Assessment Criteria and Examinations

It will take place through a process of continuous assessment, which is detailed in the teaching guide for each subject.

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

The Director, Dr. Javier Varona and the Academic Committee of the Master's Degree have the responsibility of academic coordination.

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Nominal Composition of the Quality Assurance Committee (CGQ)

Responsable de qualitat  Cristina Suemay Manresa Yee
PDI  Javier Varona Gómez
PDI  Ramon Mas Sansó
PDI  Ricardo Alberich Martí
PAS  Joana Mª Frontera Mesquida
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