Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Leather Engineering

Students who complete the master's degree in Leather Engineering successfully will have the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute to the sustainability, competitiveness and innovation of professional activities and research related to the international leather industry. They will be highly skilled and able to make decisions in approaching new ideas and solving problems in new, global environments.

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Duration and start date
1,5 academic year, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Blended learning
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €4,721 (€7,082 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Spanish or English, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.


Igualada School of Engineering (EEI)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
· A degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
· A degree in Industrial Engineering
· A three-year degree in Engineering
· A degrees in a science other than Chemistry
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

First semester

  • Advanced Design of Tanning Processes 1 9
  • Design and Automation on the Leather Industry 3
  • Instrumental Analysis and Standardization 6
  • Internationalization and Markets Management 3
  • Life Cycle Analysis in Leather 3
  • Protein Chemistry 6

Second semester

  • Advanced Design of Tanning Processes 2 9
  • Advanced Technology of Leather Finishing 12
  • Innovative Techniques 6
  • Science and Technology of Chemical Products and Auxiliaries 3

Third semester

  • Master's Thesis 18
  • Research Methodology and Experimental Design 12
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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