Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering

The scientific and technical training you will receive on this bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering course will equip you to design, develop, implement, manage and improve the production, transformation, processing, control, recycling and storage of materials and the safety and integrity of metal, ceramic, polymer, composite or biological materials and components. Your multidisciplinary training in this strategic field of engineering will be strongly rooted in materials science and industrial technology. It will cover sectors such as energy (including sustainable energy); automotive and aeronautical engineering; the naval industry; bioengineering; metals, plastics, ceramics and glass; manufacturing technologies; and recycling and environmental impact.

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General details

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

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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,253 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE)
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.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Design, assessment, selection and manufacture of materials according to their applications.
  • Design, development and control of the manufacture, transformation, reuse and storage of materials.
  • Assessment of the safety, durability and structural integrity of materials and components.
  • Technical supervision.
  • Production engineering.
  • Production of electrical components. Employment in the microelectronics industry.
  • Selection of materials for design.
  • Modelling of production processes and material processing.
  • Control of materials and processes, and characterisation in laboratories.
  • Quality control of raw materials, processes and products.
  • Teaching and research.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
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Academic regulations
Academic regulations for bachelor’s degree courses at the UPC
Language certification and credit recognition
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Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE)


Seventh semester

Eighth semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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