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Dual Bachelor in Engineering Physics and Industrial Technologies Engineering

Grado en Ingeriería Física Industriales
5 and a half years (354 ECTS credits)

Deputy Director for the Bachelor: Víctor Tribaldos Macia

The Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering is accredited by Eurace.



The UC3M Double Bachelor’s Degree in Physics Engineering and Industrial Technologies Engineering is geared towards students who wish to take part in the creation, design and implementation of future technologies in research centers and in top global technology companies. 
For this purpose, students will acquire the basic fundamentals of Classic and Modern Physics, Chemistry and Biology as well as their application to well- established areas of Engineering such as Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical and Automation Engineering, together with those that go hand in hand with scientific and technological development such as Nanotechnology, Quantic Technology and Biomaterials Engineering.   
The degree program is taught in a bilingual format, with specialized laboratories for practicums, carried out with small-size groups, and offers the possibility of professional internships with leading companies in the sector. The program also allows direct admission to the Official University Master’s in Industrial Engineering, which enables practice of the state-regulated profession of Industrial Engineer.
This double Bachelor’s degree program will be taught for the first time in academic year 2020-2021.

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


  • In 2024/25 only 1st., 2nd., 3rd. and 4th. year will be implemented.

Year 1 - Semester 1

General subjects
Linear Algebra6BCEnglish
Calculus I6BCEnglish
Physics I6BCEnglish
Skills: Humanities I3CEnglish
Chemistry I6BCEnglish
Writing and communication skills3CEnglish

Year 1 - Semester 2

General subjects
Calculus II6BCEnglish
Engineering Graphics6BCEnglish
Physics II6BCEnglish
Probability and Statistics6BCEnglish
Chemistry II6BCEnglish

Year 5 - Semester 1

General subjects
Applied thermal engineering3CSpanish
Quantum computation and information6CEnglish
Design and analysis of automated processes3CSpanish
Skills: Humanities II3CEnglish
Electives Industrial Technologies: Recommended 18 credits18EEnglish

Year 6 - Semester 1

General subjects
Advanced biomaterials and biofabrication techniques6CEnglish
Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics6CEnglish
Advanced sensors and measurements techniques3CEnglish
Bachelor Thesis (Physics)12BTEnglish
Electives in the Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering to choose: total 12 ETCS credits
Optional Industrial Technologies (Any of the first semester electives of the Industrial Technologies Engineering degree program).18EEnglish Spanish












BC: Basic Core

C: Compulsory

E: Electives

BT: Bachelor Thesis







Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry Profile

    Entry profile

    In view of the above access routes and requirements, it seems highly advisable that the student entering this Degree has completed the Baccalaureate in Science (or, if applicable, equivalent Baccalaureate or similar modalities in terms of the subjects taken when the student comes from other non-Spanish educational systems).

    The student should have a good previous background in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Personal attitudes of initiative, capacity for abstraction, critical thinking and responsibility and interest in the practical application of knowledge to solve real problems, as well as a high level of competence in managerial skills and technological management, ability and speed in numerical calculations are highly desirable. The ability to establish relationships between the observed reality and the description of it by means of mathematical models is also highly desirable.

    A good level of linguistic competence in English equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, given that the teaching will be in English and the student will be working with texts, materials, exercises, etc. absolutely in English. Finally, manual skills in the handling of instruments or equipment will be widely used during and after the studies.

    Access routes and application for a place in the degree program.

  • Graduation Profile

    Graduate profile

    The graduation profile of the graduates in the double degree in Engineering Physics and Industrial Engineering will be people qualified to apply the fundamental ideas and concepts related to Modern Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology as well as those capabilities related to the industrial field; such as mechanical processes, the generation, transport and use of electrical energy, automation and process control, the manufacture and use of new materials and components, energy, chemical and other processes, business organization techniques applied to the industrial field, the study of structures, environmental aspects, waste management, all from a multidisciplinary perspective that contemplates not only each of the specific subjects described, but also their interrelation, together with organizational and logistical issues affecting the processes.

    Graduates will also have the ability to design components, processes, procedures or systems to meet specific needs in the current technological environment, taking into account not only purely technical or scientific parameters, but also social, economic, ethical and safety aspects.

    Graduates will be able to perform adequately in multidisciplinary teams of any size, communicate effectively with them and establish fluent interpersonal working relationships. Therefore, they will be able to develop their professional career in all sectors of the most advanced technological field, both academic and industrial and professional, which demand an engineering profile with a strong research and development component.

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics

    Basic Skills

    CB1        Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio

    CB2        Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio

    CB3        Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética

    CB4        Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado

    CB5        Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía


    General Skills

    CG1       Analyze and synthesize basic problems related to physics and engineering, solve them and communicate them efficiently.

    CG2       Learn new methods and technologies from basic scientific and technical knowledge, and being able to adapt to new situations.

    CG3       Solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, and communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities, understanding the ethical, social and professional responsibility of the engineering activity. Capacity for leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

    CG4       Solve mathematical, physical, chemical, biological and technological problems that may arise within the framework of the applications of quantum technologies, nanotechnology, biology, micro- and nano-electronics and photonics in various fields of engineering.

    CG5       Use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the definition, approach and resolution of problems in the framework of the exercise of their profession.

    CG6       Develop new products and services based on the use and exploitation of new technologies related to physical engineering.

    CG7       Undertake further specialized studies, both in physics and in the various branches of engineering.


    Transversal Skills

    CT1        Work in multidisciplinary and international teams as well as organize and plan work making the right decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgments and critical thinking within the area of study.

    CT2        Present and write a topic correctly or compose a speech in a logical order, providing accurate information in accordance with established grammatical and lexical rules.

    CT3        Assess the reliability and quality of information and its sources using such information in an ethical manner, avoiding plagiarism, and in accordance with academic and professional conventions in the field of study.

    CT4        Acquire and handle basic humanistic knowledge to complete the student's cross-sectional formative profile.

    CT5        Handle interpersonal skills about initiative and responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc. as well as calculation tools that allow to consolidate the basic technical skills that are required in any professional environment.


    Specific Skills

    CE1        Solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering and apply knowledge of linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, numerical methods, numerical algorithms, statistics, differential equations and in partial derivatives, complex and transformed variables.

    CE2        Understand and manage fundamental concepts of probability and statistics and be able to represent and manipulate data to extract meaningful information from them, as well as process, analyze and graphically present experimental data.

    CE3        Use and program computers, operating systems, databases and software with application in engineering, and implement numerical algorithms in low and high level languages.

    CE4        Analyze and manipulate analog and digital signals in the temporal and frequency domains, and understand and master the basic concepts of linear systems and related functions and transforms, as well as apply them to circuit design.

    CE5        Understand and handle the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and apply them to the resolution of engineering problems.

    CE6        Solve problems of applied thermodynamics, heat transmission and fluid mechanics in the field of engineering.

    CE7        Understand and apply the principles of basic knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry and its use in engineering.

    CE8        Understand and handle the basics of organic chemistry and its use in the production of complex materials and biological systems.

    CE9        Understand and handle the fundamentals of materials science, technology and chemistry, as well as the relationship between microstructure, synthesis or processing and the properties of materials.

    CE10      Know and describe in a general way the structure of living beings at the molecular, cellular, tissue and systemic levels, as well as to analyze the limitations imposed by physical laws on the development of biological systems and biological solutions to engineering problems.

    CE11      Analyze biological systems as complex systems, know the concepts of synthetic biology and apply the latest developments in biomaterials and biofabrication techniques, including bioprinting techniques.

    CE12      Understand and handle the mechanisms of propagation and transmission of electromagnetic waves both in free space and guided, including concepts of wave optics, and the corresponding transmitting and receiving devices.

    CE13      Understand and handle solid state physical principles relevant to engineering and, in particular, semiconductors for application in electronic and photonic components, as well as the fundamentals and applications of analog and digital electronics and microprocessors.

    CE14      Specify and use electronic instrumentation, measurement systems, sensors, techniques and experimental procedures usual and advanced in physics, engineering and biology, including electromechanical and microfluidic microdevices, and design experiments using the scientific method.

    CE15      Understand and handle the physical principles associated with light-matter interaction and to apply them to the use and design of various photonic devices and complete photonic systems, as well as to apply photonic devices and systems in different branches of physics, engineering and biology.

    CE16      Understand and handle the physical principles of Newtonian, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics and their applications in the different branches of physics and engineering, as well as the basic principles of the special theory of relativity.

    CE17      Understand and handle the fundamental concepts of Quantum Physics, its relationship with Classical Physics, and its application to the understanding of the physics of atoms and molecules, as well as solving simple one- and three-dimensional quantum problems and applying approximate resolution methods.

    CE18      Understand and handle the fundamental concepts of Statistical Physics and their relationship with macroscopic reality, the statistics of classical and quantum systems, and the application of these statistics to relevant situations in Physics and Engineering.

    CE19      Understand and handle the concepts of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices, the physical principles that govern them, their behavior and their applications for solving problems typical of the various branches of engineering including bioengineering.

    CE20      Understand and address the general problems of the field of Energy, as well as the scientific and technological foundations of its generation, conversion, transport and storage.

    CE21      Original exercise to be presented and defended before a university committee consisting of a project in the field of specific technologies of a professional nature, which synthesizes and integrates the competences acquired in the teachings.

    CE22      Design, plan and estimate the costs of an engineering project.

    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.

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics

    LA1    To have acquired sufficient knowledge and proved a sufficiently deep comprehension of the basic principles, both theoretical and practical, and  methodology of the more important fields in science and technology as to be able to work successfully in them;

    LA2    To be able, using arguments, strategies and procedures developed by themselves, to apply their knowledge and abilities to the successful solution of complex technological problems that require creating and innovative thinking;

    LA3    To be able to search for, collect and interpret relevant information and data to back up their conclusions including, whenever needed, the consideration of any social, scientific and ethical aspects relevant in their field of study;

    LA4    To be able to successfully manage themselves in the complex situations that might arise in their academic or professional fields of study and that might require the development of novel approaches or solutions;

    LA5    To be able to communicate, in a precise and clear manner, knowledge, methodologies, ideas, problems and solutions in their field or specialty to any kind of audience (specialist or not);

    LA6    To be aware of their own shortcomings and formative needs in their field of specialty, and to be able to plan and organize their own training with a high degree of independence.

    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.

  • External internships

    External internships

    External Internships for the Degree in Industrial Engineering and Technologies :

    • Correos Expres Paquetería Urgente S.A.
    • 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 Comunicación S.A.
    • Iberdrola España S.A.U.
    • Fundación Imdea Materiales
    • Empresarios Agrupados Internacional S.A.
    • Deloitte Advisory S.L.
    • Vodafone España S.A.U.
    • Grupo Generali España AIE
    • Sener Aeroespacial S.A.U.
    • CSIC


  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    To employment opportunities in Engineering Physics as:

    • Director of Digital OperationsResearch Centers and Universities. 
    • Biotechnology, Medical Physics, Neurophysics, Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Computing, Numerical Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Instrumentation and Control, Microelectronics
    • Instrumentation and Control, Microelectronics
    • Nanotechnology, Photonics, Spintronics
    • Accelerators, Astrophysics, Nuclear Fusion, Geophysics, Geophysics
    • Space Propulsion, Plasmas

    are joined by Industrial Engineering, a degree in high demand by companies and with a full employability rate, as indicated by the studies of the Professional Associations or those carried out by the UC3M and which has the EUR-ACE seal of quality, the most prestigious international accreditation of engineering in Europe, granted by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).


  • 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

    This information will be published soon.

  • Non-European Mobility

    Non-European Mobility

    This information will be published soon.

Study in English

Bilingual studies

This degree courses in English and Spanish. In the courses taught in English there aren't groups in Spanish, so there isn't possibility to choose the language in which you will carry out your studies. You must take into mind that:

  • 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.
  • After completing the studies, in your DS will appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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Facts about this Bachelor's Degree

Year of Implementation: 2020

Places Offered: 

  • Leganés Campus: 15

Official Code: 7001064

Bachelor's Degree Quality indicators

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Teaching staff and teaching plan

Courses of the studies plan and teaching staff