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Bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences and Technologies

Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)

Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)

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

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

You can choose one of two majors:

Marine Sciences and Engineering
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.

Marine Technologies
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.

Majors

  • Marine Sciences and Engineering
  • Marine Technologies
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
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 (€1,661 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Location
Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB) (coordinating school)
Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)
Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)
Places
60
Registration and enrolment
What are the requirements to enrol in a bachelor's degree course?
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Fourth course

  • Bachelor's Thesis 18
  • Climate Change. Impacts in the Marine Environment and Coastal Zone 6
  • Climate Change. Impacts in the Marine Environment and Coastal Zone 6
  • Coastal Hydromorphodynamics 6
  • Coastal Hydromorphodynamics 6
  • Coastal Infrastructures. Impacts and Integral Management 6
  • Coastal Infrastructures. Impacts and Integral Management 6
  • Data Management: Communications, Programming and Simulation 6
  • Data Management: Communications, Programming and Simulation 6
  • Ecology and Physiology of Aquatic Organisms 6
  • Ecology and Physiology of Aquatic Organisms 6
  • Engineering in Aquaculture Proyects 6
  • Engineering in Aquaculture Proyects 6
  • Instrumentation, Robotics Marine and Power Systems 6
  • Instrumentation, Robotics Marine and Power Systems 6
  • Marine Renweable Energies 6
  • Marine Renweable Energies 6
  • Marine Survey, Acoustics and Sonar Systems 6
  • Marine Survey, Acoustics and Sonar Systems 6
  • Platforms, Observatories and Technologies of Marine Materials 6
  • Platforms, Observatories and Technologies of Marine Materials 6
  • Prediction and Risk Models for the Management of the Coastal Zone 6
  • Prediction and Risk Models for the Management of the Coastal Zone 6
  • Project Design and Evaluation in Engineering and Marine Sciences 6
  • Project Design and Evaluation in Engineering and Marine Sciences 6
  • Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture Production 6
  • Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture Production 6
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
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 on marine and coastal topics.
  • Ports.
  • Development of devices, sensors and infrastructure for measuring and monitoring the sea.
  • Planning and optimisation of social and economic activities (and their impact) involving seas and coasts.
  • 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 seas and coasts.
  • 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.

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