Master's Degree Final Project Code:  M0.518    :  18
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This is the course plan for the second semester of the academic year 2023/2024. To check whether the course is being run this semester, go to the Virtual Campus section More UOC / The University / Programmes of study section on Campus. Once teaching starts, you'll be able to find it in the classroom. The course plan may be subject to change.

The master's studies conclude with the preparation of a Final Master's Project (TFM). The subject has 18 ECTS. It involves a dedication by the student of 450 hours.


This work is carried out under the supervision of a teacher, who acts as the supervisor (director) of the TFM. There are different thematic areas of TFM. After having enrolled the TFM, the student must select one and contact with the teacher who will supervise the work.


The final result of the final work, which the student must submit in the evaluation section of the virtual classroom, consists of three elements: 

  • A memory, which explain the work done.
  • A product will vary according to the type of work (application, design, research, study, ...)
  • A presentation (video), which summarizes the results obtained and the development of the work


The defense of the TFMs will be able to carry out of synchronous way in the frame of the virtual classroom. Your professor will inform in the classroom of the format planned to carry out your defense


As a Final Master's Project, the TFM is a subject that is intended to be the last one a student takes in the master's degree. This does not mean, but, that it can be done simultaneously with some other subjects.



The necessary prior knowledge will depend on the selected subject area. It is therefore convenient before enrolling in the subject, having completed the related master's subjects.


As a requirement to be able to enrolle the subject, it is necessary that the 42 credits corresponding to the other subjects of the master's degree have been previously passed, or enrolled in the same course as the TFM. 



The selection of TFM has to be made from the TFM lines coordinated by the UOC or the URV. To do this, you has to check the areas and TFMs availables in section 6 of the 2020/2021 student guide.

Once this has been done, you should contact with the professor referring to the area or the TFM work that interests you, and inform him about your interest in carry out the TFM in that area or specific work (depending on the case). Once the acceptance by the professor to supervise your TFM have been confirmed, and you know the area of TFM that you will do, you must fill out the following form

Finally,, once your answer has been verified in the form, we will manage your access to the TFM classroom that corresponds to you. Then, the TFM will be carried out through the classroom with the assigned supervisor.


The TFM requires the student to meet a series of objectives, and explicitly demonstrates and assesses the student's ability to use the specific skills of the TFM.

- Put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the degree.
- Carry out a project in all its phases, selecting the most appropriate procedures to carry it out.
- Document and justify the development and the result of the work.
- Present and defend the work done.
- Self-evaluate the work according to certain criteria.

Specific competences:
The specific competences of the Final Master's Project will depend on the specific theme in which the project is contextualized. However, in all cases the following specific skills will be worked on:
- Adequately develops a series of specific, transversal and nuclear competences in a research project. Integrates theoretical knowledge with the realities to which they can be projected.
- To Apply the techniques of computational and mathematical engineering to R + D + i projects.
- To develop the analytical, creative and critical spirit when defining and carrying out a research project.
- To Know, analyze and critically use sources and bibliography.
- To Correctly communicate the results of the research work, with a coherent speech and a record adapted to the audience.


The contents of this subject are different and specific for each one of the areas of TFM and for each work in particular. 


Presentación de documentos y elaboración de presentaciones PDF
Redacción de textos científico-técnicos PDF


The assessment process is based on students' own work and the assumption that this work is original and has been carried out by them.

In assessment activities, the following irregular behaviours, among others, may have serious academic and disciplinary consequences: someone else being involved in carrying out the student's assessment test or activity, or the work being not entirely original; copying another's work or committing plagiarism; attempting to cheat to obtain better academic results; collaborating in, covering up or encouraging copying; or using unauthorized material, software or devices during assessment.

If students are caught engaging in any of these irregular behaviours, they may receive a fail mark (D/0) for the assessable activities set out in the course plan (including the final tests) or in the final mark for the course. This could be because they have used unauthorized materials, software or devices (e.g. social networking sites or internet search engines) during the tests, because they have copied text fragments from an external source (internet, notes, books, articles, other student's projects or activities, etc.) without correctly citing the source, or because they have engaged in any other irregular conduct.

In accordance with the UOC's academic regulations , irregular conduct during assessment, besides leading to a failing mark for the course, may be grounds for disciplinary proceedings and, where appropriate, the corresponding punishment, as established in the UOC's coexistence regulations.

In its assessment process, the UOC reserves the right to:

  • Ask the student to provide proof of their identity, as established in the university's academic regulations.
  • Request that students provide evidence of the authorship of their work, throughout the assessment process, both in continuous and final assessment, by means of an oral test or by whatever other synchronous or asynchronous means the UOC specifies. These means will check students' knowledge and competencies to verify authorship of their work, and under no circumstances will they constitute a second assessment. If it is not possible to guarantee the student's authorship, they will receive a D grade in the case of continuous assessment or a Fail in the case of final assessment.

    For this purpose, the UOC may require that students use a microphone, webcam or other devices during the assessment process, in which case it will be the student's responsibility to check that such devices are working correctly.


You can only pass the course if you participate in and pass the continuous assessment. Your final mark for the course will be the mark you received in the continuous assessment.