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Master's degree in Thermal Engineering

Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)

The master’s degree in Thermal Engineering is conceived as a response to problems and needs in the field of thermal energy engineering from areas of work such as energy systems and resources, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics, numerical and experimental methods in thermal engineering and the design of thermal systems and equipment, heaters and coolers, etc. The aim is to produce scientific and technical experts with the knowledge and skills needed to analyse any engineering problem in the fields of thermal energy and fluid dynamics.
Duration and start date
1 academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€1,660 (€6,331 for non-EU residents).
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Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB)
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General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

Direct admission

The entrance qualifications that provide direct admission, without the requirement to take any bridging courses, are as follows:

Bachelor’s degrees:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Vehicle Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Technology Engineering

Pre-EHEA degrees:

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

In the case of students who have not completed a bachelor’s or pre-EHEA degree in mechanical or thermal engineering, the academic committee of the master’s degree will review each applicant’s academic record to determine whether any bridging courses are required.

Bridging courses

In the case of qualifications other than those that provide direct admission, the academic committee of the master’s degree will review each applicant’s academic record to determine what bridging courses, if any, must be taken if the student is admitted.

Any bridging courses to be completed will be in the field of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics or heat transfer (max. 18 ECTS credits).

Students must take any bridging courses required in the first semester of their master’s degree. Bridging courses will be bachelor’s degree subjects but will be treated as master’s degree credits for economic purposes. In no case will they form part of the curriculum as optional credits.

Admission criteria
  • Academic record: 60 %
  • Professional experience: 10 %
  • English-language level: 15 % (proof of a level corresponding to a B2.2 certificate in the Common European Framework of Reference)
  • Entrance qualification: 15 %
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.
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