The University of Vigo Credit Transfer and Recognition Regulations for degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) was approved at the Governing Council meeting of 21st March 2018.

Work or professional experience 

In the Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, elective credits are recognised for work or professional experience, to a maximum of 15 ECTS, and in modules of 5 ECTS. As a general criterion, the recognition of credits will be based on professional experience in companies, institutions or activities in the field of telecommunications engineering, developed after obtaining any of the degrees that give access to the master’s degree, at the rate of 5 ECTS per year of professional experience, to a maximum of 15 ECTS.

Non-university Higher Education

A credit recognition table will be approved annually for students who had taken credits in non-university higher education, with the limitation that they were not previously used for the recognition of credits in the bachelor’s degree that gives access to the master’s degree. The sum of credits recognised for non-university higher education plus those recognised for work or professional experience may not exceed 15 ECTS, in modules of 5 ECTS. 

Specialisation degrees

For the recognition of credits taken in specialisation degrees, only those taken in those master’s degrees adapted to the EHEA taught in the School of Telecommunication Engineering will be considered. Upon the individual request of each student, the Master’s Academic Committee will study on a case-by-case basis the competencies and training content of the courses to be recognised and will decide on the appropriateness of the requested recognition. A table of equivalencies will be maintained for the recognised courses.

The body in which the decision of these recognitions is made is the Academic Committee of the Master’s Degree. According to Royal Decree 1393/2007, as amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, credits corresponding to the Final Degree Project (TFM) may not be recognised.

As it is a degree that enables to exercise a regulated profession, most of the competences of the degree correspond to those published in the BOE in the definition of the degree itself. This makes it possible to establish a direct validation of the competencies achieved in other degrees from the same or other Universities.

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