The rapid and constant evolution of Information and Communications Systems and Technologies, as well as their high technical complexity, makes it necessary for Ministry of Defence personnel with responsibility in these matters to constantly undergo a process of training and updating their knowledge in order to achieve the necessary capabilities for their constant adaptation to this increasingly changing environment. In this way, they will be in a position to address and provide a response to the demands and challenges they face in the most efficient way that the CIS/ICT field allows; maintaining, while maintaining their operational capacity at all times.
In an attempt to respond to these training needs, the ICT Management for Defense Master Degree (Master DIRETIC) was created. The general objective is for students to acquire the necessary competences for the performance of functions in the management of information systems and technologies, communications and information security; in such a way as to enable them to achieve the levels of knowledge and depth required for their professional practice in this field.
In particular, students are expected to successfully complete the master’s degree and acquire competences in the following areas:
- Cis/ICT leading and management.
- Digital transformation driving.
- Technical standardisation.
- Telecommunications and network services planning and design.
- The operation of networks and network services, including IT platform services (distributed systems, storage, virtualisation, etc
- The acquisition and maintenance of information systems and applications in the different operational/functional fields.), basic services and specific function services.
- Information security inspection activities and the control and enforcement of regulations in this area.
- CIS/ICT resource planning and technological coordination between different agents with responsibility in the lifetime of a service.
The complete list of basic, general, transversal and specific competences of the degree can be consulted in the official degree report.
In order to achieve its objectives, the master’s programme is structured into two different blocks:
- A common block, consisting of 12 subjects and 41 ECTS, which focuses mainly on aspects of management, leadership, innovation and regulations in the CIS/ICT field.
- A specialisation block, consisting of 4 subjects and a total of 13 ECTS, which deals with the technical aspects of the field. In particular, there are two possible specialisations or itineraries that students can take:
- Telecommunication Systems and Technologies
- Information Systems and Technologies
In addition, in order to obtain the master degree it will be necessary to develop and defend a Final Dissertation of 6 ECTS.