This Masters degree is offered by the Computer Science Faculty in Donostia / San Sebastián, and it is coordinated by the Computer Science and Artificial Inteligence Department. Although in previous editions there where two versions of this degree, since 2020 this Master's degree combines on-site and online courses.
This degree is mainly oriented towards research (see former students doctoral thesis and publications), and it is a step prior to the PhD, particularly for the Informatics Engineering programme. It's orientation is not just towards the Academia, but also to research centers and entreprises which tack part in European projects, where doctors are required. Therefore, the Master's degree has also a strong professional component (see stats about Master theses).
The Master's degree focuses in the research line in computer science and information technologies defined by the research groups that support it, and whose excelence has been acknowledged by the Viceconsejería de Universidades e Investigación del Gobierno Autónomo Vasco. Also, researchers from other institutions (both academic and industrial) take part in this degree and several agreements between the university and external institutions (Tecnalia, IK4, Ikerbasque, BCAM, Vicomtech, ...) provide support to this Master's degree.
According to the professional standards recommended by the Thematic Network European Computing Education and Training, the contents covered in this Master's degree include:
- Advanced mathematics for computer science (scientific computation, cryptography, etc.)
- Intelligent systems (artificial intelligence, data mining, big data, smart control)
- Visualization and multimedia systems (graphics computing, modelling, animation, visualization, virtual reality, creation of images)
- Industrial informatics (automatism, robotics, computer vision, simulation)
- Aplications (bioinformatics, medical informatics, stock market, transportation, etc.)
This Master's degree has a broad experience in training specilized profesionals, currently working in different technology-based companies.
The Master's degree accepts graduate students in computer scinece, other engineerings (particularly electronics, telecomunications and industrial) as well as in science (particularly, mathematics and physics).