Checking date: 30/04/2019

Course: 2021/2022

Master's Thesis
Study: Master in Computer Technologies Applied to the Financial Sector (313)

Coordinating teacher: FUENTETAJA PIZAN, RAQUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
To defend the master's thesis is necessary to have passed all subjects in the curriculum.
Competences acquired by the student: - Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context. - Ability to apply the acquired knowledge to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. - Students should be able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity of formulating judgments based on incomplete or limited information including reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. - Ability to communicate their conclusions, knowledge and rationale underpinning to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. - Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. - Ability to understand and apply methods and techniques in the field of computer engineering at the financial markets. - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of developing and creating software for financial markets. - Ability to apply the knowledge acquired and to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader and multidisciplinary contexts, to be able to integrate this knowledge. - Ability to appropriately and with some originality elaborate written compositions or reasoned arguments and to draft plans or work projects. - Understand the main concepts related to financial markets. - Analyze and evaluate main information technologies and communications applied in the financial sector. - Participate in the development of financial software, from its conception in the initial phases of analysis, to its implantation and integration with other systems. - Implement algorithms and classical techniques of financial markets following the established standards and procedures. - Analyze and understand the main tools for managing large amounts of data, its storage, access and review. Learning outcomes: - Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and ability to solve problems. - Ability to integrate knowledge. - Ability to understand and apply methods and techniques of development in the field of Computer Engineering applied to the financial sector. - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of software developing for financial markets. - Ability to produce a document or technical report. - Ability to present clearly and unambiguously the results from an engineering development to a specialized or not specialized audience.
Description of contents: programme
The Master's Thesis consists of the development of a project involving the analysis, design and/or implementation of any of the subjects in the curriculum and its public presentation to committee. The work of the student will include: a review of the state of the art for the problem; a critical analysis of the different alternatives found in the state of the art; and a description and evaluation of the solution developed by the student. The student must write a report describing the work. This report can be written either in English or in Spanish. The student must present the main results of his/her Master's Thesis to a university committee in a public session.
Learning activities and methodology
Tutorials: presential and/or remote tutorials. Number Total Hours: 10. Presentiality: 100% Individual work of the student: individual activities that complement the other activities. Total Hours: 350. Presentiality: 0% Teaching methodology: - Critical readings recommended by the supervisor: Newspaper articles, reports, manuals and/or academic papers, to expand and consolidate the student's knowledge. - Resolution of case studies, problems, etc. - Preparation of reports individually or in groups. TFM general regulations: This máster has also a specific regulation for the TFM (in detailed content)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Additional information

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.