Admission & Registration

ADMISSION – GENERAL CRITERIA

  1. In general, access to an official Doctoral Program in Spain requires the candidate to possess a Spanish official title of Graduate Degree (or equivalent), and a Master Degree.
  2. In addition. those in the following cases might also have access to a Doctoral Program:

a) Those in possession of an official university Degree, from Spain or from another country member of the European Higher Education Area, which qualifies for admission to a Master Degre, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of Real Decreto 1393/2007, of October 29th, and have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in official university studies, with at least 60 credits at a Master’s level. These candidates must take a mandatory 6 ECTS credits in training in research activities, unless they have already received this kind of education in the previous studies.

This research training shall include at least the following descriptors: Key characteristics of the production process and scientific dissemination. Systems for information retrieval. Evaluation of research. Measuring the quality of scientific activity. Ethics in research activity. Research funding. Preparation of research projects. Career research.

b) Those¬†in possession of an official Spanish Graduate degree with at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must attend mandatory ¬†6 ECTS credits in training in research activities¬†referred to in Article 7.2 of Real Decreto 99/2011 of February 10th, unless the cadidate’s curriculum inludes equivalent education. This research training shall include at least the descriptors described above.

c) Those univerity graduates who, after obtaining place in the corresponding access to specialized medical training, have obtained a possitive evaluation of at least two years in a program to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

d) Those in possession of a degree obtained under a foreign educational system, after verification by the university that it accredits a education level equivalent to the Spanish official title of Master, and validates  in the country of origin, for the admission to Doctoral studies. This admission does not imply, in any case, the recognition of the original title for purposes other than the access to Doctoral studies.

e) Those in possession of another Spanish PhD degree obtained under previous university programs. In addition, they might be admitted to the Doctoral Program those Graduates, Architects and Engineers who were in possession of the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) ¬†obtained in accordance with the provisions of Real Decreto 778/1998, of April 30th, or had reached the research level (“Suficiencia Investigadora”) regulated by Real Decreto 185/1985, of January 23th.

The required competences and abilities to access the TECNIT PhD Program are the following:

  • Capacity to design techniques for simulating processes and systems characteristic of Industrial Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering,
  • Ability to apply the scientific and technological¬†foundations¬†in Industrial Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering,
  • Ability to solve problems in systems engineering through the application of numerical tools,
  • Ability to integrate technologies and develop systems,
  • Ability to analyze, characterize and optimize devices,
  • Ability to model, analyze , optimize and solve real problems and systems in Industrial Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering,
  • Ability to learn and apply techniques of scientific writing in engineering, and to communicate and disseminate new related knowledge,
  • Ability to understand and apply the procedures for access to sources of information,
  • Ability to know the procedures for raising funds for Research & Develeopment + Innovation, as well as developing a career in the field of scientific research in Engineering.

The student who aims access to TECNIT PhD Program must be able to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during their previous studies to real situations, must be critical of the current state of knowledge and must creative to find real and practical alternatives.

It is essential a great interest for research in any of the related areas (Electronics, Automation, Networks, Communications, Photonics, Energy Processing). The student must have performed basic work in a laboratory, and must have basic knowledge of the research processes.

They may use the official language of the Valencian Community (Spanish & Valencian), as well as English. While not mandatory to possess an official English title, it is highly recommended a level sufficient to work with scientific texts , bibliographic search , type texts and follow simple basic seminars in English (this level is considered to be equivalent to B1 level) .

 

RECOMMENDED ENTRY PROFILE

It is considered to be the recommended profile to enter the TECNIT PhD Program as a University M√°ster in Research on Industrial & Telecommunications Technology, currently offered at UMH. Access is direct from this Master and does not require any additional education.

Other profiles that are equally condidered as adequate are those corresponding to the fields of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering. In particular, the following oficial Masters offered at UMH:

Other oficial Masters in the fields of Engineering or Sciences, from UMH or form another university, can be also considered as adequate profiles to enter TECNIT PhD Program, as long as they provide enough competence in the specific fields of the Doctoral Program, i.e., Electronics, Automation, Networks, Communications, Photonics, or Energy Proccessing.

Admission require trainingof at least 6 ECTS credits in interdisciplinary research activities and their financing, containing at least the following descriptors: Key characteristics of the production process and scientific dissemination. Systems for information retrieval. Evaluation of research. Measuring the quality of scientific activity. Ethics in research activity. Research funding. Preparation of research projects. Career research..

In case the Master title does not contain such training, this will be done in a specific UMH course devoted to this subject.

In all cases, the TECNIT Academic Committee will be in charge if evaluating the applications and thier correspondence with the admission profile. This Committee is composed by the following members of the Promoter Group:

  • Dra. Susana Fern√°ndez de √Āvila L√≥pez,
  • Dr. Javier Goz√°lvez Sempere,
  • Dr. Ignacio Moreno Soriano,
  • Dr. Pedro Gin√©s Vicente Quiles.

In addition to general criteria, the Academic Committee will consuider the following aspects:

  1. Cadidate’s degree for accessing the Doctoral Program (50%),
  2. Average marks in the academic record of the candidate (40%).
  3. Othre academic merits (10%). These include the realization of Final Degree Projects related to the fields of research, the realization of other related academic works (papers, communications…), the realization oftraining stays in national or international centers, and professional merits.

 

Jueves, 29 de mayo de 2014