Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

On the bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering taught at the UPC campus in Vilanova i la Geltrú, you will learn how to conceive, design and calculate the mobile and structural components of machines. You will also learn to define the manufacturing processes of these components and to design fluid, electrical and mechanical control systems.


What can I learn by taking the bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering on the UPC Vilanova Campus?

Machine and Structure Design

Machine and Structure Design

Students learn about techniques for analysing stress and calculating resistance. Structural and industrial construction design, electrical installation design and energy efficiency studies are also covered.

Manufacturing Process Engineering

Manufacturing Process Engineering

This increases knowledge of the most current manufacturing and surface engineering processes and of the analysis of how components work, with an inductive methodology based on real facts. Current tools and techniques are used.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as smart industry, is considered the fourth industrial revolution. It seeks to transform businesses into intelligent organisations to achieve the best business results.

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Students’ experience

Access information and curriculum of the Degree in Mechanical Engineering

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor’s thesis). One credit is equivalent to 25-30 hours of study.
Minimum entrance mark (2023-2024 academic year)
First, second, third and fourth semesters: mornings and afternoons / Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth semesters: afternoons
Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities’ degree register
Coordinator of the bachelor’s degree
Amelia Nápoles Alberro

Weighting of university entrance examinations (PAU)

Subject weighting table for the specific stage

Common access

Access to industrial engineering degrees at the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering is via the same pre-enrolment process for the 200 places available, which are divided between the following degrees:

Choosing a degree

The first academic year is common to all of the degrees. Once students have passed it, they can apply for admission to the degrees they wish to take, in order of preference. The School assigns students a specialisation in view of their applications and their academic records at the School.

Students who have passed the first academic year on industrial engineering degrees at the EPSEVG may be admitted to the second academic year of the bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering, depending on their academic records and the number of places available.


Entrance routes and enrolment.

Validation of higher training cycles (CFGS)

Validation of higher training cycles (CFGS)

Legalisation of documents

All documents issued in countries outside the European Union must be legalised through diplomatic channels or carry the corresponding apostille.

Seventh semester

Eighth semester

  • Bachelor’s Thesis 24
  • Optional 6
  • Obligatory186 ECTS
  • Optional30 ECTS
  • bachelor's thesis24 ECTS

Check the recommendations for the order of enrollment of the subjects, as well as the semester in which teaching is offered. Semester 1 (Q1) runs from September to January and Semester 2 (Q2) runs from February to June.


Optional credits can be obtained by taking optional subjects or by other means.


Specific optional subjects of the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Cross-curricular electives

  • Industry 4.0 Itinerary
  • Social Itinery
  • Teams itinerary
  • Internationalization Itinerary

If the 18 credits of the same itinerary are exceeded, an accrediting diploma will be issued, upon request to the SIAE, through the Demana.


Regulated profession
Professional opportunities

Tutorial action on each degree is conceived as a service for students in which tutors guide, inform and advise them on how the University works and how it is regulated.

Their main functions are listed below.

In the Tutorial Action Plan, each student on each degree is assigned a tutor from the group of tutors for the corresponding stage:

Tutors for the initial stage teach in the first half of the degree and tutors for the final stage teach in the second half of the degree.

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