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Bachelor's degree in Biosystems Engineering

Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)

The bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering combines biology with the UPC's expertise in technology to produce engineers who have technical skills and a capacity for innovation in the biotechnology sector. You will receive multidisciplinary training in areas such as microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinstrumentation, in vitro culture and bioreactor operation, as well as techniques for bioenergy and biomaterial production, environmental bioremediation and aquatic organism production. You will also learn the technological fundamentals of engineering for the design and use of facilities and equipment in the biotechnology industry and for the application of biotechnology in environmental recovery and improvement.

The programme includes fieldwork, laboratory and computer modelling practicals that provide training in technology, applied biology and the economic viability of companies in the sector.
4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Language of instruction

Check the language of instruction for each subject (and timetable) in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
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.
Professional opportunities
  • Technical management of industrial biotechnology facilities.
  • Design and operation of bioreactors.
  • Technical and project management in bioremediation.
  • Wastewater management and treatment, biological treatment and waste valorisation.
  • Design and management of facilities for the production, storage and processing of biological material.
  • Design and management of aquaculture facilities.
  • Research, design and development in the biotechnology sector.
Double-degree pathways at the UPC

You have the possibility of complementing this bachelor's degree with a specific pathway towards a double degree by taking an additional number of credits from one of the other degrees taught at the School. Generally, this involves an additional year of study. To gain admission to a double degree of this kind you must have taken a minimum number of credits on one of the bachelor's degrees. The number of places is limited.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Systems Engineering + Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering

Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data. 

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