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Bachelor's degree in Marine Technologies

Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB)

The bachelor’s degree in Marine Technologies will give you a solid grounding in the operation, maintenance and management of power plants and ship systems, and in the design, reengineering and construction of vessels. In addition to working on board ships, graduates also have the skills needed to fill positions related to the operation of offshore platforms for oil and gas extraction, dredgers, underwater machinery, and any other industrial activity carried out in the maritime and land-based sector. You can choose between two majors: 


Major in On-Board Practicals
You will be assigned to a merchant ship as a student trainee to complete part of the work experience component required to qualify as a marine engineering officer.

Major in Marine Electrotechnics
In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills required to work as an electro-technical officer. You will learn about electrical systems, automatic control and computer networks, radio navigation equipment, radio communication systems and other specialised topics.


  • On-Board Practicals
  • Marine Electrotechnics
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 Nautical Studies (FNB)
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.
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Management and coordination of activities related to production, operation, maintenance and repair of power plants and industrial facilities.
  • Technical and management positions at thermal and nuclear power plants.
  • Maintenance management in maritime and industrial facilities.
  • Technical and management positions with shipyards, shipbuilders and shipping companies.
  • Customs supervision.
  • Drafting and development of technical projects and reports.
  • Inspection and certification of civilian vessels.
  • Average adjustment.
  • Projects related to quality, the environment, maritime safety, and occupational hazard prevention.
  • Teaching.
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 Marine Technologies + bachelor's degree in Naval Systems and Technology Engineering (FNB)

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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