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Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary and Innovative Engineering

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

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary and Innovative Engineering

Today’s society demands breakthrough technologies in emerging areas such as energy management, digital industry and healthcare. Facing such challenges requires that interdisciplinary engineering teams work together to come up with creative, reliable, ethical and sustainable solutions.

One of the key factors in leading successful projects is for professionals from different areas to have strong skills in modern engineering methods such as big data, 3D printing, smart sensors and computer simulation. The master's degree in Interdisciplinary and Innovative Engineering has been designed to enhance your academic background with such skills, thus preparing you for the future.

The specialisations will allow you to face real problems in three emerging areas of application: energy-efficient systems, smart factories and healthcare technologies. A research-oriented master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS credits will provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with R&D departments at companies, research centres and hospitals.

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Admission requirements

General requirements

  • An official Spanish university qualification or an official university qualification issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.
  • A qualification issued by a university in a country that is not in the EHEA. If the qualification has not been homologated, the UPC will verify that the course of study corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to a master’s degree in the country in which it was awarded. This access route in no way implies the homologation of the qualification or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree. The master's degree will, however, be fully and legally valid.

Specific requirements

To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must certify, at the time of enrolment, that they have a CEFR B2 level of English (at minimum).

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

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Program content

Q1 & Q2: Background


  • Data acquisition & instrumentation
  • Data analysis & pattern recognition
  • Simulation & optimization
  • Systems modeling
  • Technology innovation


  • Control Systems
  • Computer vision
  • Management of technology
  • Sustainability & circular economy
  • Risk analysis

Q3: Specialisation

Efficient Systems

  • Electrical energy processing
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Sustainable materials
  • Fuel cells
  • Electron beam applications

Advanced Manufacturing Systems

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • loT sensors & MEMS
  • Plant monitoring & fault detection
  • Robotic system

Healthcare and Biomedical Applications

  • Biomedical signal analysis
  • Biofunctional materials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Wearable devices
  • Biomechanics & sport technology

Q4: Final

  • Master Thesis

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


120 ECTS credits

Specific competencies:

  • Apply sensorisation, instrumentation and data acquisition technologies to characterise, monitor and control the status of systems, plants and processes.
  • Apply techniques related to pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and statistical data analysis so that decisions concerning problems of a multidisciplinary nature can be made in an objective, quantitative and reproducible way.
  • Use appropriate computational techniques to simulate engineering-related physical phenomena, and adapt and apply optimisation algorithms to tackle engineering problems.
  • Design and implement modelling techniques to describe the operation of systems, predict the stability of a system and apply control techniques in different scenarios.

Career paths

  • R&D centres
  • Start-up companies
  • Technology management and intellectual property
  • Digital transformation projects
  • eHealth applications
  • Business intelligence
  • Industry 4.0 and smart factories
  • Sustainability management

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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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