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Master in Industrial Design Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering and Basic Sciences

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Prof. Carolina Álvarez Caldas


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Mechanical Engineering Department, Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis Department


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    The Master in Industrial Design Engineering is professionally oriented, its main purpose being to train professionals in innovation-oriented design throughout the product life cycle, in compliance with the objectives of sustainable development.

    This master's degree is suitable for all those people who want to:

    • Convey relevant information of industrial products using formal, graphic and symbolic languages in an appropriate way. Develop the necessary graphic skills to design and present a product.
    • Approach the design, development and improvement of products under aesthetic, technical and normative criteria.
    • To know the industrial reality and in particular, concepts of design and sustainable production.
    • Knowing the technologies that facilitate creativity and the optimization of user experiences.
    • Design and manage projects in the field of engineering and industrial production adopting criteria of sustainability, respect for the environment, digitalization, and creativity.
    • Establish manufacturing processes based on sustainable technologies, with a high level of digitalization, according to the industry 5.0 concept.


    🎥 │ Master in Industrial Design Engineering

    reasons to study the master's degree in Industrial Design Engineering


      📥 │ Syllabus content

      Year 1 - Semester 1

      General subjects
      Artistic and graphic design3CSpanish
      Creativity and design techniques and tools3CSpanish
      Mechanical analysis and validation in design3CSpanish
      Ecoefficient materials selection3CSpanish
      Advanced manufacturing systems and procesess3CSpanish
      Manufacturing and prototyping oriented design3CSpanish
      Ecoefficent design3CSpanish
      Sustainable businesses and industries3CSpanish
      Inmersive and Interactive Systems3CSpanish
      Innovation and intellectual property3CSpanish

      Year 1 - Semester 2

      General subjects
      Creativity and Entrepreneurship3CSpanish
      Optimization techniques in design3CSpanish
      Digitalization of production systems and processes3CSpanish
      Digital and Connected Design3CSpanish
      Academic external interships6CSpanish
      Choose 6 ECTS
      Digital and Disruptive Products Design3ESpanish
      Land vehicle engineering design3ESpanish
      Materials for the production and storage of clean energy in transport3ESpanish
      Design of Biomedical and clinic devices3ESpanish
      Biomechanics for health and wellness3ESpanish
      Design in biomechanics and ergonomy3ESpanish
      Master's Thesis6CSpanish

      C) Compulsory: 48 ECTS

      E) Electives: 6 ECTS

      TFM) Master's Thesis: 6 ECTS



      First year offered​: 2023


      The Academic Committee of the Master’s programme complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the follow-up, analysis, review, assessment and quality of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación” (Programme Report).



    The Master in Industrial Design Engineering has a teaching team of full professors and professors from the different Departments participating in the program:



      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:


      Access to the Master's Degree is open to those who hold a Graduate Degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in the field of Industrial Engineering, without ruling out other related disciplines, such as other engineering or architecture, which provide the candidate with a solid theoretical foundation that will allow him/her to approach the subjects taught in the Master's Degree with sufficient academic guarantee.

      According to the fields of knowledge defined in Annex 1 of Royal Decree 822/2021, degrees in the fields of industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, automatic engineering, industrial organization engineering and navigation engineering are considered suitable for admission to the master's degree program.

      In addition to the degrees linked to the aforementioned field, applications from other degrees, such as architecture, construction, building and urban planning, and civil engineering, which would allow the student to follow the subjects included in the master's degree without problems and without the need for additional training, will be considered. In the case of applicants who have graduated from these degrees, the academic committee of the master's degree will evaluate their suitability in view of their academic background and professional experience, assessing their competence profile in the following areas:

      • Fundamentals and techniques of industrial design, expression and graphic design, computer aided design
      • Materials and mechanics
      • Manufacturing processes, production organization, and project management



      The selection of students will be made on the basis of:

      Academic record of access studies 5
      Level of knowledge of other languages 1
      Professional experience in the field of Engineering 2
      Applicant's motivation, interest and expected commitment to the program 2


      The degree is aimed at students who hold a graduate degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in the field of Industrial Engineering, without ruling out other related disciplines, such as other engineering or architecture, as indicated in the previous section, which will provide the candidate with a solid theoretical foundation that will allow him/her to approach the subjects taught in the master's degree with sufficient academic guarantee.

      In addition, the student should have the skills and critical sense for the identification of industrial product and service requirements, both from the point of view of design, communication and information management. The student must have the ability to propose solutions to the problems addressed, as well as to analyze the results obtained.

      Finally, creativity, imagination, innovation and motivation for continuous learning are characteristics with a significant contribution to the success in taking advantage of the teachings to be taught in this Master. Likewise, he/she must have a proactive attitude to work and lead in work teams.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.



      Reservation fee: €450 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €2,701.2 (€45.02/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €5,044.2 (€84.07/ECTS credit)

      ✎│Tuition fees

      NOTE: the indicated public prices do not include in any case, neither the ECTS corresponding to the Formative Complements that the student must take (only master's degrees with previous Formative Complements), nor the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.


      * Current fees for the 22/23 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 23/24 academic year.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

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