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Bachelor's degree in Naval Systems and Technology Engineering

The bachelor’s degree in Naval Systems and Technology Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as an expert on ship propulsion and systems. Your training will be career-oriented, focusing on technological activities linked to naval engineering in relation to ships and vessels of all types; floating and fixed platforms and structures (floating docks, structures for exploiting and utilising marine resources, and marine structures for generating renewable energy); marine nurseries and fishing systems; and other maritime industries. The following specialisations are offered: Sports and Leisure Watercraft; Business Organisation; and Inspection, Maintenance and Repair.

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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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Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

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 School of Nautical Studies (FNB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


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.

Double-degree agreements

Double-degree pathways at a single school
  • Bachelor's degree in Naval Systems and Technology Engineering + Bachelor's degree in Marine Technologies 

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Technical positions with shipyards and shipbuilding companies.
  • Maintenance management of maritime and industrial facilities.
  • Inspection services in relation to maritime administration, safety and pollution, and recreational craft.
  • Average adjustment.
  • Industries related to the building, repair and maintenance of ships.
  • Naval technical offices.
  • Maritime administrations.
  • Shipping companies.
  • Classification societies.
  • Quality certification bodies.
  • Self-employment (projects, expert reports, consulting, etc.).

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
General academic calendar for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees courses
Academic regulations
Academic regulations for bachelor’s degree courses at the UPC
Language certification and credit recognition
Queries about language courses and certification
Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB) Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB)


Fourth semester

Eighth semester

  • Bachelor's Thesis 24
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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