Final Master Thesis

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The Final Master Thesis (TFM) of the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics should be taken in the 4th semester. It has 30 ECTS credits and can be done in the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona, in a company (national or international) or in another university (national or international).

The FIB has a large number of agreements with companies and foreign universities to give students the possibility of completing the Final Master Thesis in one of these modalities.


1. TFM registration

It is necessary to register your TFM before enrolling. It is possible to do the enrolment when at least 30 ECTS of the compulsory courses of the master have been approved. The registration is made with the specific form that must be delivered, duly completed and signed, at the first floor of building B6 during the opening hours.

Registration period

1st semester: Thursday 06 September 2018 a Friday 18 January 2019

2nd semester: Monday 11 February 2019 a Friday 12 July 2019


2. TFM enrolment

The TFM can be enrolled when all compulsory subjects are approved. This enrolment will have the validity established in the existing academic regulations of the UPC.

Enrolment period

1st semester registrations done during the 2nd semester of 2017-2018 academic year): 19 | July | 2018

2nd semester (registrations done during the 1st semester of 2018-2019 academic year)): 06 | February | 2019


3. Presentation period

The evaluation committee is the same for all the students in each specialization. The presentation date will be assigned according to the evaluation committee.

If a student does not defend the TFM in the semester in which they have enrolled it, they may request for an extended enrolment for the following semester or enrol it again later on. In the extended enrolment they are not required to pay again for the credits corresponding to the TFM, but they will be charged with an administrative services fee (academic record processing, learning support and student insurance, if applicable). In ordinary enrolment, however, they must pay the full amount with the corresponding surcharge for taking a subject for the second time.

Ordinary period

TFM enroled in 2018-1: 28 | January | 2019 - 01 | February| 2019

TFM enroled in 2018-2: 01 | July | 2019 - 05 | July | 2019

Extraordinary period (enrolment extension)

TFM enroled in 2017-2: 22 | October | 2018 - 26 | October | 2018

TFM enroled in 2018-1: 23 | April | 2019 - 26 | April | 2019


4. Master Thesis Report

At the end of the TFM, the student must submit the report through the Racó, in the period indicated in the academic calendar, so the evaluation committee can have it in advance. The report will be validated by the advisor/tutor on the Racó. Once validated, it will become automatically accessible by the members of the Committee.

Ordinary period

TFM enroled in 2018-1: 15 | January | 2019

TFM enroled in 2018-2: 18 | June | 2019

Extraordinary Period  (enrolment extension)

TFM enroled in 2017-2: 15 | October | 2018

TFM enroled in 2018-1: 15 | April | 2019


5. TFM Defense

The student must defend the thesis in a public session in front of an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee shall be designated at least fifteen days before the date chosen to defend the TFM, and shall be composed of three professors of FIB, who shall act as the president, secretary and vocal. At least one of the members must have a teaching assignment to the master's degree program or have had it in at least one of the two previous academic courses.