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Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering

Ingeniería Tecnología industrial
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Bilingual, Spanish

Deputy Director for the Bachelor: Guadalupe Vadillo Martín



The goal of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering is to form professionals who are able to work in a wide variety of professional areas such as project management and administration, consulting, civil service, business organization and management and industrial equipment design.

Students in the program will obtain a multidisciplinary education with broad knowledge in different technological fields such as machinery, automation, electronics, electricity and materials, among others, enabling them to adapt with ease to the constantly evolving technological developments.

The degree can be studied in a bilingual mode and allows direct access to the University Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. Authorization to exercise the regulated profession of industrial engineer is obtained only through this master’s degree program.

Graduates holding this degree are greatly valued by companies, as demonstrated by their 100% employability rate, confirmed by different studies carried out by professional engineering associations and UC3M.

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 3000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 93.4 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2019 XXIV Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study).


International Excellence

QS Europe Ranking
QS Graduate Employability Ranking
The Global University Employability Ranking and Survey
Erasmus Plus


  • Language requirement: a B2 level of English language must be accredited before finishing the studies. More information.

Year 1 - Semester 1

General subjects
Linear Algebra6BCEnglish Spanish
Calculus I6BCEnglish Spanish
Programming6BCEnglish Spanish
Physics I6BCEnglish Spanish
Chemical basis of engineering6BCEnglish Spanish

Year 1 - Semester 2

General subjects
Writing and communication skills3CEnglish Spanish
Physics II6BCEnglish Spanish
Engineering Graphics6BCEnglish Spanish
Calculus II6BCEnglish Spanish
Statistics6BCEnglish Spanish
Skills: Humanities3CEnglish Spanish

(*) About the electives:

1. - The student is free to choose the set of electives in order to be a generalist degree.

2. - However, if the student wants that in the European Diploma Supplement (SET) appears that the student has made ​​an intensification, must have completed at least 30 credits in any of these intensifications:

(A) Automation and Electronics
(B) Electricity
(C) Engineering organization
(D) Materials
(E) Mechanics of Machines and Structures
(F) Energy Technologies

3. No be taken into account for intensifying the optional credits recognized by cultural, sports and charity activities.








BC: Basic Core
C: Compulsory
E: Electives
BT: Bachelor Thesis








  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    Students should have a good previous grounding in mathematics and physics. A capacity for observation and analysis together with skill and speed in numerical calculations and solving quantifiable problems and logical and abstract reasoning are also very important. An ability to establish relations between the observed reality and its description using mathematical models is also a useful skill.

    Personal attitudes and initiative are also appreciated along with ability for teamwork and cooperation, personal organisation of work, ability to work under pressure, leadership, responsibility and interest through practical application of knowledge in resolving real problems. Finally manual skill in handling instruments or equipment will be widely used during and following studies.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    The graduate profile includes  skills which are pertinent to engineering degrees relating to the industrial sphere, such as mechanical processes, generation transport and use of electrical power, automation and process control, manufacturing and use of new materials and components, energy and chemical processes, and other types of process, business organisation techniques applied to the industrial sphere, study of structures, environmental aspects, waste management all of which is from a multidisciplinary perspective which considers not only one of the specific themes described but also their interrelation, together with questions of organisation and logistics which affect processes.

    In addition, the bachelor’s degree covers a wide range of optional courses which will enable students to adapt their curriculum to their own interests, professional or personal. Therefore, this is a qualification that proposes an educational balance between basic sciences, fundamental techniques of industry and applied technologies while preparing students for a master's degree in Industrial Engineering, which will permit the acquisition of training and skills for which there is a high demand in the labour market. Both the educational structure of the bachelor’s degree and the associated master's degree are designed to enable students to complete their bachelor’s degree + master's  in most cases thus obtaining skills and level of knowledge comparable to the traditional "Industrial Engineering" degree.

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering

    RA1. Knowledge and understanding: Have basic knowledge and understanding of science, mathematics and engineering within the industrial field, as well as knowledge and understanding of Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Production Systems, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Organisation and Electrical Engineering.

    RA2. Engineering Analysis: To be able to identify engineering problems within the industrial field, recognise specifications, establish different resolution methods and select the most appropriate one for their solution.

    RA3. Engineering Design: To be able to design industrial products that comply with the required specifications, collaborating with professionals in related technologies within multidisciplinary teams.

    RA4. Research and Innovation: To be able to use appropriate methods to carry out research and make innovative contributions in the field of Industrial Engineering.

    RA5. Engineering Applications: To be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems and design devices or processes in the field of industrial engineering in accordance with criteria of cost, quality, safety, efficiency and respect for the environment.

    RA6. Transversal Skills: To have the necessary skills for the practice of engineering in today's society.

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering

    Basic Skills

    CB1: Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study

    CB2: Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3: Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4: Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    CB5: Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.


    General Skills

    CG1: Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering.

    CG2: Knowledge and skills to organise and manage projects. Knowledge of the organisational structure and functions of a project office.

    CG3: Ability to design a system, component or process in the field of Industrial Technologies to meet the required specifications

    CG4: Knowledge and ability to apply current legislation as well as the specifications, regulations and mandatory standards in the field of Industrial Engineering.

    CG5: Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organisation and management of companies.

    CG6: Applied knowledge of company organisation.

    CG7: Knowledge and ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions, and to apply environmental and sustainability technologies.

    CG8: Knowledge and ability to apply quality principles and methods.

    CG9: Knowledge and ability to apply computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of Industrial Engineering problems.

    CG10: Ability to design and carry out experiments and to analyse and interpret the data obtained. 

    CG11: Ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge of: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential and partial derivative equations; numerical methods; numerical algorithms; statistics and optimisation.

    CG12: Understanding and mastery of the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application to the resolution of engineering problems.

    CG13: Basic knowledge on the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and software with application in engineering.

    CG14: Ability to understand and apply the principles of basic knowledge of general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and their applications in engineering.

    CG15: Ability of spatial vision and knowledge of graphic representation techniques, both by traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry, and by computer-aided design applications.

    CG16: Knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer. Basic principles and their application to engineering problem solving.

    CG17: Knowledge of the basic principles of fluid mechanics and their application to the resolution of engineering problems. Calculation of pipes, channels and fluid systems.

    CG18: Knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science, technology and chemistry. Understanding the relationship between microstructure, synthesis/processing and properties of materials.

    CG19: Knowledge and use of the principles of strength of materials.

    CG20: Knowledge of the principles of machine and mechanism theory.

    CG21: Knowledge and use of the principles of circuit theory and electrical machines. 

    CG22: Knowledge of the fundamentals of electronics.

    CG23: Knowledge of the fundamentals of automatisms and control methods.

    CG24: Basic knowledge of production and manufacturing systems.


    Transversal Skills

    CT1: Ability to communicate knowledge orally as well as in writing to a specialized and non-specialized public

    CT2: Ability to establish good interpersonal communication and to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams.

    CT3:  Ability to organize and plan work, making appropriate decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make sound judgement within the study area

    CT4: Motivation and ability to commit to lifelong autonomous learning to enable graduates to adapt to any new situation


    Specific Skills

    ECRT1: Applied knowledge of thermal engineering.

    ECRT2: Knowledge and skills to apply the fundamentals of elasticity and strength of materials to the behaviour of real solids.

    ECRT3: Knowledge and skills in the application of materials engineering.

    ECRT4: Applied knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes, metrology and quality control.

    ECRT5: Knowledge and skills for the calculation, design and testing of machines.

    ECRT6: Ability for the analysis, design, simulation and optimisation of processes and products.

    ECRT7: Applied knowledge of electronic instrumentation.

    ECRT8: Knowledge and ability for systems modelling and simulation.

    ECRT9: Knowledge of automatic regulation and control techniques and their application to industrial automation.

    ECRT10: Knowing the basic aspects of electrical machines.

    ECRT11: Knowing and using the main electronic components.

    ECRT12: Knowledge and skills adequate to organise and manage companies.

    ECRT13: Knowledge of management information systems, industrial organisation, production and logistics systems and quality management systems.

    ECRTFG1: Original exercise to be carried out individually and presented and defended before a university examining board, consisting of a project in the field of specific Industrial Engineering technologies of a professional nature in which the skills acquired in the course are synthesised and integrated.

  • External internships

    External internships

    This is a selection where students of this degree can do their internships:

    • Correos Express Paquetería Urgente 
    • Naturgy Energy group S.A.
    • Robert Bosch España S.A.U.
    • Indra Soluciones Tecnológicas de la Información S.L.U.
    • Ferrovial Servicios S.A.
    • Siemens S.A.
    • Repsol S.A.
    • Mediaset España Comunuicación S.A.
    • Vodafone España S.A.U.
    • Grupo Generali España AIE
    • Sener Aeroespacial S.A.U.
    • CSIC
  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Within the areas of work associated with this degree we find:

    • Design, calculation and optimization of mechanical processes
    • Generation, transport and utilization of electrical energy.
    • Automation and process control
    • Manufacture and use of new materials and components
    • Design, calculation and optimization of energy, chemical and other processes.
    • Management and organization of companies applied to the industrial field.
    • Study of structures
    • Waste management
    • etc.

Study in english

Studies with bilingual option

In this degree, the university offers the opportunity to study in English more than half of the subjects of the studies program. Once you have been admitted, you will choose, at the time of enrollment, the language in which you will study in accordance with the following conditions:

  • In groups in English, all works (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) will be conducted in English.
  • Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, performing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. In the first weeks of the course will inform students how they can prove their level.
  • The courses offered in English are in the studies program.
  • In case there are more applications than places available in English, interested persons will be ranked according to their admission grade.
  • If you are enrolled in English and exceed at least 50% of the credits offered at the UC3M, in the DS appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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