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Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Railway Systems

Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)

The bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Railway Systems provides specific scientific and technological training in the field of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on railway systems, both in its industrial component and in project development and technological innovation. The aim is to provide students with tools that allow them to access qualified jobs in which they will hone the professional skills set out in Law 12/1986 or that require specific instruction in railways.

Students are trained in the fundamentals of science and engineering that allow them to supervise and manage engineering projects that involve designing, analysing, constructing, checking and maintaining systems and equipment for the generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of electric power. Other fundamental training objectives specific to the railway sector are its organisation and structure and the systems of which it is composed: electrification systems, safety and signalling systems, communications systems, installations and maintenance of rolling stock. Aspects of managing and operating railway systems are also considered.

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Check the language of instruction for each subject (and timetable) in the course guide in the curriculum.

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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).
Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)
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First semester

  • Chemistry 6
  • Environmental Technologies for Sustainability and Accessibility 6
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics 6
  • Informatics 6
  • Physics I 6

Second semester

  • Advanced Calculus 6
  • Differential Equations 6
  • Graphic Expression 6
  • Materials Science 6
  • Physics II 6

Third semester

  • Academic and Professional Communication Techniques 3
  • Business 6
  • Elasticity and Strength of Materials 3
  • Electrical Systems 6
  • Statistics 6
  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering 6

Fourth semester

  • Electrical Circuits 6
  • Electronic Systems 6
  • Fundamentals of Automatic Control 6
  • Mechanical Systems 6
  • Railway Systems 6

Fifth semester

  • Automatic Regulation and Digital Control 6
  • Electrical Installations and Equipment 6
  • Electrical Machines 6
  • Power Electronics 6
  • Railway Infrastructure 6

Sixth semester

  • Electric Motor Drives 6
  • Electrical Power Generation 6
  • Electrical Power Systems 6
  • Electrification and Electrical Traction 6
  • Rolling Stock 6

Seventh semester

  • Agile 6
  • Battery Management Systems 6
  • Communication, Signalling and Train Protector Systems 6
  • Cross-Platform and Distributed Programming 6
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 6
  • Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems 6
  • Emobility 6
  • Emobility Lab 6
  • Industrial Automation 6
  • Internet 6
  • Management and Saving of Electrical Energy 6
  • Motors and Electric Mobility 6
  • Production Organisation and Manufacturing Systems 3
  • Railway Cibersecurity 3
  • Railway Maintenance and Prevention Risks 6
  • Renewable Energy Sources and Systems 6
  • Smart Grids 6

Eighth semester

  • Bachelor's Thesis 12
  • Industrial Organisation 3
  • Project Management 3
  • Railway Management and Explotation 6
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Supervision and management of engineering projects that involve designing, analysing, constructing, checking and maintaining systems and equipment for the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.
  • Analysis, design, testing and control of domestic and industrial electrical installations.
  • Management of electrical power systems, installations and drives.
  • Design, installation and maintenance of electromechanics, automation and industrial production lines.
  • Energy and environmental management.
  • Energy generation in wind and solar power systems.
  • Drafting of technical advisory and feasibility reports.
  • Management, organisation, planning and quality control.
  • Project management in railway systems.
  • Management and use of railway networks.
  • Teaching and research.

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