Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering

2017-2018 academic year
The bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering responds to the automotive industry’s demand for automotive engineers who have specific skills and a mastery of both the product, that is, automobiles and their components, and the process of manufacturing them and managing the manufacturing process. The aim is to produce specialised engineers who have a comprehensive view of the automotive industry and its entire value chain.

You will follow a course of study that will give you a solid scientific grounding that will be complemented with subjects as diverse as design; materials science; mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering; and the use of ICTs, all of which are applied to the automotive industry. A large proportion of the degree is devoted to innovative technologies such as electric and hybrid propulsion or autonomous vehicles. Training is enhanced by industrial organisation and business management topics.

The degree has strong ties to the business sector through the Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia, which helped to implement the degree. Students can go on to take a fourth year at the EPSEM or the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB), where the master’s degree in Automotive Engineering, which rounds off the academic pathway and students’ skill set, is taught.
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Duration
4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Delivery
Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €2,431 (€3,646 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Places
50
Registration and enrolment
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Third semester

  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad) 3
  • Electrical Engineering 6
  • Material Resistance 6
  • Mathematics for Engineering 4.5
  • Mechanical Engineering 1 6
  • Mechanics of Fluids 4.5

Fourth semester

  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (Cam) 3
  • Electronic Systems 6
  • Finite Elements and Finite Volumes for Engineering 4.5
  • Fluid Dynamics 6
  • Mechanical Engineering 2 4.5
  • Process Technologies and Materials Transformation 6

Fifth semester

  • Analysis of Systems and Control 6
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (Cae) 3
  • Mechanical Auxiliary Systems 4.5
  • Quality Management 4.5
  • Structural Calculations of the Vehicle 6
  • Thermal Motors 6
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Leading and managing automotive engineering projects in assembly plants and the components industry, R&D and training centres, sales and post-sales and the world of racing.
  • Conceiving, designing, developing, analysing and maintaining automobile systems and components.
  • Improving products and reengineering.
  • Organising and controlling production, quality assurance and logistics in manufacturing plants.
  • Training production and post-sales teams.
  • Applying and ensuring compliance with regulations in the automotive sector.
  • Developing solutions to mobility problems.
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Location
Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM) Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM)

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