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Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technologies and Economic Analysis

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technologies and Economic Analysis

The bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technologies and Economic Analysis combines industrial engineering topics and the fundamentals of economics to provide high-level interdisciplinary training that will allow you to adapt to new situations and assimilate the future technological developments that will enable businesses to improve their products and processes.

The degree is taught entirely in English at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). It responds to the need for new industrial leaders who have both a thorough understanding of innovation and technology and detailed knowledge of economics. It will give you the opportunity to work on innovation projects in placements at national and international companies, as well as excellent employment prospects.

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Admission requirements

Secondary students from UE and countries with reciprocity agreements:

Students from the education systems of EU member states or any other country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain may apply for admission directly, without the need to sit the PAU, provided they meet the academic requirements in force in their own education systems to attend university.

Students with completed university studies abroad:

Students who have started a university course of study abroad or who have completed it and applied for and been denied homologation from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and wish to gain admission to this university.

Students with started bachelor's degree abroad:

For the students who have started a bachelor's degree in a foreign country (not completed) and want to continue their studies in the university, the way to apply is different depending on the number of credits susceptible to be validated for the school where they want to do the transfer.

Other foreign secondary students:

The students who have completed upper secondary school in a foreign country have different ways to apply, depending if they have a residence in Spain, from which country are coming and if this one has an agreement with Spain.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First semester

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Calculus I
  • Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Programming

Second semester

  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Game Theory
  • Physics II
  • Probability and Statistics

Third semester

  • Econometrics
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanics
  • Microeconomics I
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering

Fourth semester

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Mechanism and Machine Theory
  • Microeconomics II
  • Quality Management
  • System Dynamics

Fifth semester

  • Digital Control
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations Research
  • Science and Technology of Materials
  • Thermodynamics

Sixth semester

  • Electrotechnics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Macroeconomics III
  • Microeconomics III
  • Strength of Materials

Seventh semester

  • Business Economics
  • Data Based Management
  • Electric Machinery
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Project Management

Eighth semester

  • Bachelor's Thesis
  • Electronics
  • Heat Transfer

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Total fees (per year):

  • EU students: €1,660 per year
  • Non-EU students: €2,490 per year


240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.

Career paths

  • Supervision and management of projects, facilities, plants, businesses and technology centres in a range of industrial sectors such as energy; iron and steel; metallurgy; chemicals; robotics; the automotive and rail industries; metal, mechanical and electrical construction; and smart materials, nanotechnology and bioengineering.
  • Calculation and design of products and processes that have an effect on the economic situation, the business sector , the market and business activities.
  • Strategic planning, micro- and macroeconomics, quality management and environmental management.
  • Research, development and innovation and the analysis of their implications in the management of products, processes and methods.
  • Leadership and management of economic environments undergoing change.
  • Economics and management of businesses in regulated sectors and network services.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programs (34 of them fully in...

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Why study at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is a prestigious and well-known institution of Higher Education, nationally and internationally.

In order to develop its international policy, the UPC is member to 16 networks of universities of excellence, each of which has different objectives. These networks dedicate their efforts to work jointly with prestigious institutions to obtain results, provide visibility and lead our interests and strategies to position us at the highest level.

UPC has 2.717 students in international mobility programs, 1.541 exchange agreements with 708 HEIs and 50 DD agreements with 32 universities. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months.

The UPC has different top facilities and labs where to develop research projects, which have helped UPC become a benchmark university in Europe in innovation and technology transfer. In collaboration with other public and private institutions, UPC has created research centers with its own legal entity, internationally recognized, such as the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Institute of Spatial Studies of Catalunya (IEEC) or the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia

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