Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and Technology


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ECTS credits: 240
Taught at
: Barcelona School of Civil Engineering, ETSECCPB (Barcelona), Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering, ESAB (Castelldefels) and Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering, EPSEVG (Vilanova i la Geltrú)

This bachelor's degree is designed to build the capacity to carry out research and provide advice on the use of all kinds of marine resources, on environmental and climate topics and on the impact of human activity on the marine environment and coasts (responsible use of marine resources, characterisation of coasts, climate change, etc.). It is also designed for dissemination and education of other scientists and specialists and of society in general on activities related to marine sciences and technologies and their scientific and technical development (both basic and applied).

You can choose one of two majors:

Engineering and Management Marine Sciences

You will receive multidisciplinary training that will enable you to deal with the main problems and challenges faced by coasts in the near future in a range of development and climate change scenarios.

Applied MarineTechnologies
This major focuses on applied technologies for observation, remote sensing and exploration using marine robots, which are essential for monitoring coastal bodies of water and obtaining the data needed to control human activities in the marine environment involving the exploitation of marine and coastal resources.

Professional opportunities

Once you graduate, you are likely to find employment in the following areas:

  • Integrated management of coastal areas (marine and coastal resources).
  • Maritime and coastal management in the public administration.
  • Consulting in the maritime and coastal field.
  • Ports.
  • Development of devices, sensors and infrastructure for measuring and monitoring the sea.
  • Planning and management of maritime transport and its impact.
  • Maritime service companies and their adaptation to environmental regulations.
  • Environmental impact studies in marine environments and studies on marine pollution, the maintenance of the quality of seawater, and climate change and its effects on the sea and the coast.
  • Renewable marine energies.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Offshore oil and gas platforms.
  • Fishing and extraction of other marine resources.
  • Desalinisation of seawater to produce drinking water.
  • Teaching and research.