Escuela Técnica Superior de
Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Sound and Image Engineering B. Eng.

This program is accredited by EUR-ACE® (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes), ABET ( and Fundación para el conocimiento madri+d.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates, upon completion of the studies, will have the capabilities and skills to
  1. Will be carrying out professional practice in the field of Sound and Image / Telecommunications Engineering applying acquired knowledge and competences to the design, management and maintainance of products, processes and systems.
  2. Will implement solutions to engineering problems, using professional arguments based on critical thinking and considering scientific, technical, social, and ethical aspects with professional responsibility.
  3. Will be valuable members and/or leaders of multidisciplinary teams, communicating oral and written information, conveying ideas and solutions effectively in a national and international environment.
  4. Will engage in lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy to attain additional qualifications, to achieve professional growth and to master emerging technologies, tools and methods.

Career Opportunities

  1. AUDIO AND VIDEO SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT: analysis, specification, design, devising and maintenance of audio and video systems and equipment. Design, evaluation and use of audio and video processing techniques and tools for signal recording, processing and transmission.
  2. PRODUCTION AND RECORDING SYSTEMS: carry out projects and designs for audio and video production and recording rooms, and PA systems. Carry out projects and designs of electroacoustic transducers.
  3. NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL. ACOUSTIC ISOLATION: carry out noise and vibration control designs, as well as noise environmental impact characterization. Design of acoustic isolation systems.
  4. TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS: project devising, development and management for the design, conception, deployment and operation of Telecommunications networks, services and applications.

Student Outcomes

ABET Student Outcomes

Code Outcome
1 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2 An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3 An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4 An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5 An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6 An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7 An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

General Student Outcomes

The UPM and Spanish legislation define a series of requirements in order to design an engineering program which are represented as a series of general student outcomes:
Code Outcome
CG_02 Ability to search and select information, develop critical thinking and produce and defend arguments within the area
CG_03 Ability to express oneself in oral and written form, and to convey information through documents and public presentations
CG_04 Ability to abstract, analyze, and synthesize, and to solve problems
CG_05 Ability for teamwork in multidisciplinary environments
CG_06 Ability for adaptability, negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership
CG_07 Ability to design, manage, and direct projects
CG_08 Ability to organize, plan and make decisions
CG_09 Ability to analyze and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions
CG_10 Ability to handle specifications, rules and regulations and to apply them in the practice of the profession.
CG_11 Skills for the use of Information and Communication Technologies
CG_12 Skills for interpersonal relations and work in a national and international context, with the ability to express in oral and written English
CG_13 Learning skills with a high degree of autonomy
CG_14 An attitude of Ethics and professional responsibility, as well as respect for human rights and cultural diversity

Specific Student Outcomes

Specific student outcomes stated by Ministerial Order CIN/352/2009 which must be accomplished by university programs to be compliant with the professional qualifications stated by law for a Technical Telecommunication Engineer (Bachelor).

Student Data

Year Incoming Students Enrolled Students Number of Graduates
2021/2022 71
2020/2021 81
2019/2020 75
2018/2019 85 408 41
2017/2018 76
381 22
2016/2017 76 384 34