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University Extension Course: CAPACITA D2. Training program for employability in digital skills and abilities


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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Directors: Maximilian Paredes Velasco, URJC  J. Angel Velazquez Iturbide, URJC


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Basic Information


The Rey Juan Carlos University joins the new "University Digital Backpack" permanent training program common to all Madrid universities that will offer the same 200-hour degree (20 ECTS) with the aim of enhancing the digital skills of students and improve their employability.

This program is part of the permanent training courses of the universities, and its title (CAPACITA D) will allow the employer to know the level of digital skills of university students on a scale of 1 to 4, as occurs with foreign languages.

It is aimed at those students who have completed 50 percent of the credits of the Degree or Double Degree and graduates of the first year

This project is part of the UnInMadrid regional strategy, whose objective is to make the Community of Madrid the best university region in the world in Spanish, seeking to make our public and private universities gradually more dynamic and attractive, improve their offer of studies by adapting them to the labor demand and collaborate with the business sector to join forces in the same common strategy. Thus, a regional Alliance is formed for the training and employability of Madrid university students, of which the Community of Madrid forms part, through the Madri+d Foundation for Knowledge, the Conference of Rectors of Madrid Public Universities (CRUMA ), the Conference of Social Councils of the Community of Madrid, the Conference of Private Universities of Madrid (CUPRIMA), the Business Confederation of Madrid-CEOE (CEIM) and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce. Similarly, the program has the support of very relevant entities such as COTEC and ADIGITAL, as well as some student associations, as observers and evaluators of the program.


The main objective of the Digital University Backpack is to improve the employability of university students and improve their hiring by companies that demand these profiles. As an instrument, this course seeks to improve the digital competence of university students.

Within the four levels contemplated by the Madri+d Foundation, this course corresponds to level D2, since the two subjects of the "Digital literacy" module (INFO, digital information) have an advanced level, while the subjects of the other two modules have an intermediate level. The level is reflected in the title of the course.


The University Digital Backpack Course is structured into 7 subjects, grouped into four modules:

Module “digital literacy” (Digital Information)

Subject "Information Management" (3 cr. ECTS):

  • Use, management, search and protection of information: work in the cloud.
  • Information generation: video editing.
  • Shared generation of information and collaboration in the cloud: Redaction 2.0.

Subject "Cybersecurity and distributed trust" (3 cr. ECTS):

  • Concepts of security, cybersecurity and cybercrime.
  • Adversaries, threats and attack patterns.
  • Prevention, detection, response and recovery strategies.
  • New paradigms and distributed trust systems. blockchain.

Module “Digital numbering” (Digital Data)

Subject "Data Management" (3 cr. ECTS):

  • Management of structured data in table form.
  • Spreadsheets: MS Excel.
  • Introduction to databases: MS Access.

Subject "Big data” (3 ECTS credits):

  • Basic concepts of data analytics: storage, cleaning, processing, visualization.

Module “computer literacy" (Computing)

Subject "Programming" (3 cr. ECTS):

  • Introduction to programming with block-based languages: Scratch, computational thinking.
  • Introduction to programming with the App Inventor language: mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT).

Subject "Machine learning" (3 cr. ECTS):

  • Introduction to artificial intelligence. Applications: decision systems, artificial vision, PLN, machine learning.
  • Basic machine learning techniques: classification, clustering, neural networks.

Module "Digital Experiences" (2 cr. ECTS):

Complementary conferences on personal, social and professional aspects of digital competence in different areas:

  • Usability and accessibility.
  • Digital gender gap.
  • Data privacy.
  • Data Protection.
  • Technophobia.
  • Process automation and Industry 4.0.
  • Law and digital security.
  • Fintech
  • digital humanities.
  • Digital marketing and analytics.


access requirements

Students must prove one of the following situations:

  1. Be enrolled at the time of the application in undergraduate studies at a public or private university that graduates from the Community of Madrid, or at an official affiliated center in the Community of Madrid and have passed 50% of the ECTS at the time of the request.
  2. Having obtained the degree at a university that graduates in the Community of Madrid, public or private, or at an official affiliated center in the Community of Madrid within a period not exceeding 12 months from obtaining the degree until the start date of the grade.

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  1. By university, establishing the following order of priority: URJC students, students from other public universities, students from private universities.
  2. Within each of the above categories, applicants will be selected based on academic record.

No. of Places: 100

Academic Management and Faculty

Directors: Maximilian Paredes Velasco, URJC  J. Angel Velazquez Iturbide, URJC


Responsible for the subject

Information management

Ruben Arcos Martin

Cybersecurity and distributed trust

Daniel Palacios-Alonso

data management

Marcos Lopez Sanz

Big data

Maria Jesus Algar Diaz


Maximilian Paredes Velasco

machine learning

Jose Luis Rojo Alvarez

Digital experiences

J. Angel Velazquez Iturbide

Duration and development

Modality: Face-to-face/blended/online

The course will be taught in a hybrid format, distributed between face-to-face classes, synchronous online classes and asynchronous online classes (corresponding to recorded videos, notes or proposed exercises). The face-to-face classes will be taught on the campus where there are more students enrolled in the course.

Number of credits: 20

Contact hours: 36

Place of delivery: URJC virtual classroom

The face-to-face classes will be taught on the campus where there are more students enrolled in the course

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and some Thursdays, 19-21pm.

  • INFO: November - February (9 sessions of two hours per subject):
    • 7Nov-1Feb
  • DATA: January – April (9 sessions of two hours per subject):
    • 6Feb-17Apr
  • COMP: April – July (9 sessions of two hours per subject).
    • Apr 19-Jul 17 (Apr: May 19-24, 26 and 8, Jun: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28; Jul: 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19)

Start date: October-November 2022                

Finish date: May-June 2023

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: from July 29 to October 20, 2022

Enrollment deadline: from October 22 to November 2 from 2022

Title price: €500

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): YES

Payment method: It can be made in three payments

100% of the registration fee will be compensated for those students in unfavorable socioeconomic situations, in accordance with the requirements established in the aid programs of the Community of Madrid with similar characteristics, and which will be defined in the specific agreements signed for this purpose.

The URJC will offer tuition waiver study grants to a maximum of 30% of enrolled students. Half of the grants will be covered by the University itself and the other half by the Madri+d Foundation.

Those students who have aid for the Degree for socioeconomic reasons from the Ministry or the Community of Madrid may benefit. Only students enrolled at the URJC for their degree studies and with study assistance may take the right to a discount of 100% of the registration fee. The same student may not apply more than once for study aid in programs other than the University Digital Backpack Course project.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

The applicants will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-pre-registration application when applying for admission to their own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Titles Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • Copy of registration
  • Personal Academic Certificate or Transcript
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance
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