Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering

Only official Master’s Degree in Spain covering Systems Engineering.

Learn through a systematic approach how to resolve complex socio-technical problems, designing and developing systems that provide users the skills needed.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering in Madrid


Oct 18, 2019


9 months
  • Teaching staff made up of prestigious national and international professors in the field of Systems Engineering.   
  • Institutions and companies from different sectors, as well as highly regarded universities abroad, have participated in the creation of the course content.

Get a 50% discount on the reservation fee if you register before December 31. Check the terms and conditions here.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

All the information you need to know

  • Start date

    Oct 18, 2019

  • Duration

    9 months

  • Language


  • ECTS


  • Modality


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    Business and technology, Engineering

  • Study Type


Why study this program?


Only program in Spain

First official Master’s Degree centering around Systems Engineering in our country.


% practical training

For each module you will develop a project where you will put into practice all the knowledge acquired.


Specialization options

Choose the content that best suits your professional needs.
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New candidate profile and degree access routes

The Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering is aimed at students with the following profile:

  • Engineers or equivalent degrees within the European Higher Education Area.
  • Graduates in any Engineering specialty.  
  • Technical Engineers from any specialty.

The Master’s Degree is aimed at professionals who are currently employed and have prior relevant experience, so that their personal and professional maturity will allow them to make the most of the program, allowing them to go from junior or senior engineering positions to Engineering Directors.

Additionally, students should provide proof of having at least a level B1 of English, or demonstrate a sufficient level during the interview in English with the Master’s Directors, as one of the main modules and two of the optional subjects are taught in English (also due to the nature of the specialty, most of the bibliography will be in English). Of the 60 ECTS, 10% will be taught in English, which will increase to 20% if the optional subjects chosen include those taught in English.

Places available

50 places

Admissions Process

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


With a clear vision aimed at excellence, our campuses cater to a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out for their innovative design, as well as for how they adapt to the needs of the employment market, so that students can be in contact with the professional world from day one.

In Madrid we have two campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas), another campus in Valencia and another one in the Canary Islands. In total, we have 25 hectares with the best facilities: 3 university clinics, laboratories for all the scientific degrees, multimedia language center, sports complexes and student halls of residence.

In addition, there are work spaces available, tutorial classrooms and areas for group work in all our buildings, as well as within the library, that are available to students and teachers.

Study plan

Upon completion of this program, the student is awarded the official Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid.

The syllabus is made up of a core of four compulsory modules which cover the essence of Systems Engineering, together with three specialization options of four optional modules each, so that the student can adapt their training to their interests and those of their company.  

During the first semester, the compulsory or core modules will be taught and the first optional module of each of the specialization options. During the second semester, the three remaining optional modules will be taught, along with completion of the End of Master’s Degree Thesis.  

The modules taught in English are:

  • The systematic approach. Compulsory course.
  • Architecture and design. The “Design” option.
  • Knowledge management. The “Engineering Management” option.

The three subjects taught in English (one core compulsory module and two optional subjects) will be taught via videoconference by teachers at universities abroad.


Top level teaching faculty, made up of prestigious national and international professors in the field of Systems Engineering, with substantial experience in the sector.

The classes with the international teachers will take place through virtual sessions, where the professor will explain the content and reply to any questions via videoconference.


Dr. Alberto Sols
Doctor in Systems Engineering (Stevens Institute of Technology). Naval Engineer (ETSIN - UPM). Certified Professional Logistician (SOLE). Certified in Production and Inventory Management (APICS).

Currently is Director of the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design, UEM. 25 years’ industrial experience at Construnaves, Aries Industrial y Naval, ISDEFE and ELECTROOP. Director of postgraduate courses at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, as a part-time collaborator for the past 25 years. Full-time professor, for the past 9 years, of the Master in Systems Engineering at the University of South-East Norway.

Dr. Silvia Andrés
Doctor in Architecture, Master’s Degree in Directing and Managing Real Estate Projects, Project Manager Professional (PMP®). Co-director of the Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering. Previously, Head of Quality at Acerta Project Management. Professor in the School of Engineering, Architecture and Design.


Alfonso Alcol
Aeronautical Engineer, University of Manchester (Beng/Meng). Recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. DEA by ETSIA at UPM. PMP Certified by PMI. Senior Specialist in CAE by ETSII, Universidad a Distancia.

Currently works at OCCAR (International Defence Agency). Airbus 330 MRTT. Head of Industrial Project. Acquisition of series MMF aircraft and their integrated logistical support.

Previously worked at ISDEFE. Management of the Tigre Program (Life Cycle). AIRBUS. Management of the Production Program and Refresh Program for the Tigre Helicopter. TALGO. Development Engineer on the High Speed Talgo train. AERNOVA Management of Aero structure quality.

Dr. Aurilla Aurélie Arntzen Bechina
Doctoral thesis, in Automation – Computer Science, Ecole Nationale des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. IT Project management certificate, Ambition Group AS, Oslo.

Professor at University of South-Easteastern Norway, Co-Founder of the research group “Advanced Cognitive systems and Data Science” ACSADS, Kongsberg, Norway.

Co-Founder of the Norwegian Network on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, KIRN, Oslo, Norway, Co-Founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, Southeast Asia - Thailand Office - (IKI-SEA), Vice-President of the Society  For Design and Science Process, SDPS.

Several years combined business- research – management and IT- experience from top leading International organizations including, University of Karlsruhe, of Oslo, Peugeot, Aventis, Clemessy. She worked as Expert evaluators for EU commission.

Jorge Asiáin Sastre

Mechanical Engineer, Master’s Degree in Automotion and MBA. Certified in Asset Management Principles IAM (UK). Chartered Engineer Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers - CEng MIMechE (UK). Professor of the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, UEM; Founding Partner at AlterEvo Ltd. Previously Technical Support Engineer at Mobil Oil and BP Oil, Project Engineer at Gomyl, S.A., Security Engineer at FREMAP.

Miguel Calvo

Technical Aeronautical Engineer, UPM. Executive MBA, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid). International Program for Executive Development (PiDD) INSEAD/University Francisco Vitoria. Deputy Director at Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for the Support in Service System of combat aircraft in Spain. Previously Deputy Director, responsible for the following organizations: Land Support Systems and Data Management Definition in Spain and Germany. Integration of the Support Systems for combat aircraft in Spain. Responsible for the Support Service and Logistical Support Analysis Engineering Departments. Responsible of ILS for the Harrier II Plus Spanish Program, representing CASA at McDonnell Douglas (St Louis, USA)

Dr. Antonio Fonfría
Professor of Applied Economics, UCM. Graduate and Doctor in Economics and Business Sciences. Master’s Degree in European Economics, Instituto Ortega y Gasset. Graduate in Higher Defense Studies (CESEDEN). Professor of Economics of Defense, participating as a teacher on numerous postgraduate programs. Member of the Editorial Committee for the magazine IEEE and on several Scientific Committees relating to Security and Defence. Director of the Chair, UCM-ISDEFE.

Previously, adviser and collaborator at the Institute of Fiscal Studies, of the Economic and Social Council of the Region of Madrid, of CESEDEN, of CESIA, of the Ministry of Defense (DGAM), of the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies, of the Elcano Royal Institute, of the Foundation pour la Reserche Stratégique (FRS) and of the ARES Group in France.

Dr. María Cruz Gaya López
Graduate in IT, Universidad de Granada. Doctor in Multidisciplinary Engineering, UEM. Deputy Postgraduate Director of the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design.18 years’ experience as a professor and researcher in subject relating to data mining and innovative university teaching.

Dr. Natalia González Pericot
Doctor in Construction Techniques and Systems, ETSEM at UPM. Manager of Digital Product Development in the Digital Business Unit, Universidad Europea. Previously, Academic & Quality Project Manager in the Laureate Europa team. Managing Partner at 3dTech and previously at DEO PLUS, S.L.P.: consultancy on sustainability, execution direction and Project management. Member of the teaching faculty in the School of Architecture, UEM.

Dr. Ricardo Latorre Dardé
Doctor in Chemical Sciences (Chemical Engineering program) at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Director of the Industrial and Aerospace Engineering Department in the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Director of the Master’s Degree on Renewable Energy. Over 20 years’ university teaching experience. Accredited hired doctor and professor for private universities by ANECA. Certified level reviewer by EFQM, belonging to the Management Excellence Club. IRCA auditor on environmental management systems based on ISO 14000. Member of the technical committee, CTN 206/SC 114 “Marine energy. Converting energy from waves and currents”, in charge of the normalization of the field of conversion systems in marine energy.

Dr. Mo Mansouri
Ph.D. in Engineering Management from George Washington University, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from University of Tehran, B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Systems Engineering Programs, Director of Socio-technical System Program. Previous experience:  Research fellow at several research foundations, Consultant to business and non-governmental organizations, Strategic Philanthropy, Development Program Directors for International Organizations including The World Bank and UNDP.

Dr. Carlos Martí Sempere.
Graduate in IT (UCM). Graduate in Economics (UNED). Doctor in International Security. Expert in Defense Engineering Systems (ISDEFE). Technical support to the Ministry of Defence in the arms and materials project management throughout the product’s life cycle (analysis of requirements, specification, design, development, tests, evaluation, roll out, operation and maintenance), completion of analysis of studies on defense and security industry. Studies relating to innovation (COTEC). Collaborator in several Master’s degrees and postgraduate programs (ETSIT, others).  

César Martínez Argote
MSc Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Research stay at the University of Glasgow (UK). Master in Aircraft Systems Integration, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. FCAS & RPAS Future Systems Lead, MBDA España. Previously, A400M Human Factors Engineering Lead, Clean Sky 2 Flight Deck Technical Lead, MRTT Human Factors Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space (Getafe, Spain).

Belinda Misiego
Master’s Degree in Public Offerings (2017) at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain. Master’s Degree in Market Research and Techniques (2012) and Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2001) at Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). Certified Professional in Systems Engineering (CSEP) at INCOSE since November 2016.

Senior Engineer in the Directorate for Business Development at Isdefe, a public engineering systems Company of the Spanish Ministry of Defense (2014- present). Academic and certifications director at AEIS, the Spanish Association for Systems Engineering (Spanish chapter of INCOSE).

Previously, Innovation Consultant at the National Institute for Aerospace Technique (INTA), the research, development and investment center of the Spanish Ministry of Defense (2009 to 2014). Military Merit Cross with White Distinction for her contribution to innovation within the Spanish Ministry of Defense (2014). Head of software group for electronic countermeasures at Indra, dedicated to the design, development and integration of electronic war systems for air, sea and land platforms.

Raúl Rodríguez
Senior Industrial Engineer specializing in Organization, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Master’s Degree in Integral Logistics, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI). PMP Certificate, Project Management Institute (PMI)

Coordinator of the Systems Engineering Group for the Defense of Spain (ISDEFE). Group Coordinator.

Previously worked as a Logistics, Contracts, Process Improvement, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Machine Learning Consultant for several clients: Spanish Ministry of Defense, Secretary of State for Defense, General Directorate for Arms and Materials, Air Force, Army, Logistic Support Command of ET, ADIF, IDAE and MECD, as well as international clients including UN DPKO, EASA and EUROCONTROL MUAC.

Dr. Francisco Javier Romero Yacobi
Doctor in Naval Engineering, at ETSIN of UPM. Expert in National Defense, CESEDEN. High Executive Business Program, EOI. Director of Strategy, member of the Corporate Direction Committee at Navantia. Professional career largely at Navantia in the following roles: Head of Life Cycle Support (2009-2013); Head of Subsidiaries (2007-2009); Deputy to the President at IZAR-NAVANTIA (2005-2007); Director of Programs at IZAR (2003-2005); Head of Propulsion Department at AESA-IZAR, currently Navantia (1997-2003).

Dr. Alejandro Salado
Doctor in Systems Engineering (Stevens Institute of Technology), Master’s Degree in Space Systems Engineering (Technical University of Delft), Master’s Degree in Project Management (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña), Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña) and Telecommunications Engineer (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia).

Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Co-director of the Systems Engineering Program at Virginia Tech. Independent consultant.

Previously worked as a Systems Engineer at OHB AG and Airbus Defense and Space; Electronic Engineer at NTE S.A., European Space Agency and Delta-Utec SRC; Associate Professor at University of South East Norway and ICAI Comillas.

Dr. Mª Reyes Vigil Montaño
Doctor in Chemical Sciences (Chemical Physics) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Lead Professor in the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at UEM. Director of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at UEM. Advisor to the Madrid+d Foundation on their Verification programs. Previously, professor at Universidad San Pablo CEU, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Director of department, coordinator of degrees and Director of the Industrial School at UEM.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering at Universidad Europea?  

  • Only official Master’s Degree in Spain covering Systems Engineering.
  • 100% practical training through projects to further the knowledge acquired. Companies in different sectors such as defense, energy, rail, aeronautical etc have participated in the definition of the course contents.
  • Teaching staff made up of prestigious national and international teachers in the field of Systems Engineering, with substantial experience in the sector.  
  • Specialize in design, management or supportability according to your professional needs.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this program will acquire transversal skills applicable to several industrial environments as they will be able to design, manufacture and use systems of any service or procedure, including the support during its operative life, up until it is removed from service.

The student, upon completion of the Master’s Degree, will be prepared to work as:

  • Technical Director
  • Engineering Director
  • Project Head

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.