Degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering

School of Engineering and Architecture

240 Credits

4 Courses

40 Places

At the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio we offer a Degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering based on a committed educational project to train highly qualified professionals.

UAX commitment
  • Tutor Groups

  • Within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

  • Personalized Monitoring

  • Professional internships in companies

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  • Prácticas de televisió digital

    Prácticas de televisió digital

  • Laboratorio informático. Prácticas de redes de comunicaciones

    Laboratorio informático. Prácticas de redes de comunicaciones

  • Prácticas de control de televisión

    Prácticas de control de televisión

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Degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering


The Telecommunications Systems Engineering degree is structured over four years, training students in the field of communications, both by physical means - copper pair, coaxial, optical fibre, etc., and wirelessly - communications via satellite, mobile communications, etc. 


During the first and second year, general engineering and telecommunications subjects are taught. In the last two years of the course, students come into full contact with the reality of the profession, completing their training in areas such as antennas and transmission media, radio communication systems, optical communications and fixed and mobile radio communication.

The UAX course takes a strongly practical approach to the different subjects. For this reason, in digital treatment students will learn about signal filtering and transmission using digital control techniques; in antennas, they will learn antenna design and parameterisation techniques; in optical communications, they measure the parameters of a fibre and design fibre infrastructures for data services: in high frequency, the analyse the signal and parameters of a high frequency signal.  


In the Electronics laboratory students create and analyse circuits and electronic devices of different levels of complexity.

In the Electronic Systems laboratory they use microprogrammed systems to create electronic systems.

In the Optical Communications laboratory they use fibre optic equipment to analyse, cut, fuse and evaluate the characteristics of this medium.

In the Communications Networks laboratory they execute and analyse different data communications architectures and protocols.

In the High Frequency laboratory they can observe the behaviour of high frequency systems and analyse how they affect the design parameters.


The teaching staff consists of engineers and doctors in the fields of telecommunications and computing with professional experience in the specific subjects they teach. Lecturers work in specific specialisation areas of the degree, in Telefónica, Indra, the Ministry of Defence, etc.

Unique Features

Students undertake tutored internships in public and private companies with which Alfonso X el Sabio University has educational cooperation agreements. These include Telefónica, Vodafone, Soluziona, Retevision, Jazztel, Agilent, etc.

Especially in the final year, there are visits to companies and seminars by external personnel, offering a view of the business world where students will work after finishing their degree. They will experience work in companies like Accenture, Indra and ESA at first hand.

Together with lecturers, students can take part in research tasks and projects such as the design of satellite television systems, the project of installing infrastructure for IP Television, designing an intelligent control system for a home, etc.

Employment Opportunities

Telecommunications Systems Engineering graduates can work in different professional fields as systems consultants, telecommunications consultants, or directors of ICT infrastructure projects.   They can also work in planning, designing and implementing network infrastructures, mobile and satellite communications engineering, and in radiofrequency and radiodetermination systems engineering.

Course List


Course List 2009


First Year

Anual Subjects Character* Ects Credits
0141101Communication in Foreign Language 1 OB 6
0141102Communication Techniques OB 6
First Semester Character* Ects Credits
0141103Algebra FB 6
0141104Foundational Physics FB 6
0141105Applied Computer Science FB 6
0141106Circuit Theory FB 6
Second Semester Character* Ects Credits
0141107Mathematical Analysis 1 FB 6
0141108Foundational Computing FB 6
0141109Computer Networks and Services OB 6
0141110Digital Systems OB 6
Total: 60


Second Year

Anual Subjects Character* Ects Credits
0241101Communication in Foreign Language 2 OB 6
0241102Electromagnetism OB 6
First Semester Character* Ects Credits
0241103Mathematical Analysis 2 FB 6
0241104Electric Circuits and Components FB 6
0241105Economics and Business FB 6
0241106Computer Systems OB 6
Second Semester Character* Ects Credits
0241107Architecture of Networks and Services OB 6
0241108Software Engineering and Development OB 6
0241109Signals and Systems FB 6
0241110Digital Transmission OB 6
Total: 60


Third Year

First Semester Character* Ects Credits
0341102Communication Electronics OB 6
0341103Multimedia Processing OB 6
0341104Electronic Systems OB 6
0341105Communication Theory OB 6
0341108Guided Transmission Media OB 6
Second Semester Character* Ects Credits
0341101Antennas and Transmission Media OB 6
0341106Digital Treatment of Signals OB 6
0341107Communications Networks and Switching OB 6
0341109Transmission Systems OB 6
0341110Communication Transmission Services OB 6
Total: 60


Fourth Year

First Semester Character* Ects Credits
0441101Business Administration and Management OB 6
0441103Electronic Circuit Design OB 6
0441104Engineering Processes OB 6
0441106Fixed and Mobile Radiocommunications OB 6
Second Semester Character* Ects Credits
0441102Optical Communications OB 6
0441105Communications Policies and Management OB 6
0441107Final Year Project OB 12
Optional Subjects Character* Ects Credits
Optional OP 12
Total: 60


Optional Subjects

Anual Subjects Character* Ects Credits
0441135Prácticas en Empresa (Prácticas Externas) OP 12
First Semester Character* Ects Credits
0441132Communications Security OP 6
Second Semester Character* Ects Credits
0441134Systems Simulation OP 6


*Carácter: FB:Formación Básica, Ob: Obligatorio, Op: Optativo