The Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC), Barcelona Tech (UPC), offers a comprehensive PhD programme oriented to the scientific formation in the following areas:
- Communications with physical and radio support
- Study of phenomena associated to the generation, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic signals at frequencies ranging from RF/microwave to optical wavelength
- Basic techniques of the signal processing and its applications in communications, voice and image processing
- Telecommunication systems
There is a close connection between teaching contents and research carried out at the department, and makes intense use of the department’s experimental facilities.
The research areas are developed within international networks and European projects with a great number of national and international partners. These collaborations always involve directly or indirectly PhD students, since the research that they carry out is integrated into these projects. At present the program has the distinctions of quality and internationality of the Spanish and Catalan administrations.
In this context, the Department of Signal Theory and Communications has led the starting of a master of research on Information Technologies and Communications (MERIT) that has been selected by the prestigious European program Erasmus Mundus.
The PhD program has been awarded with the Quality Mention of the ANECA (National Agency of Evaluation of the Quality and Credentials). It also has obtained the grants for mobility of the Ministry of Education and Science, which have allowed carrying out courses by foreign professors with international prestige.