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Marine Technologies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #300 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The bachelor’s degree in Marine Technologies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, will give you a solid grounding in the operation, maintenance and management of power plants and ship systems, and in the design, reengineering and construction of vessels.


In addition to working on board ships, graduates also have the skills needed to fill positions related to the operation of offshore platforms for oil and gas extraction, dredgers, underwater machinery, and any other industrial activity carried out in the maritime and land-based sector, through the Marine Technologies programme at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. You can choose between two majors: 

Major in On-Board Practicals 

You will be assigned to a merchant ship as a student trainee to complete part of the work experience component required to qualify as a marine engineering officer.

Major in Marine Electrotechnics 

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to work as an electro-technical officer. You will learn about electrical systems, automatic control and computer networks, radio navigation equipment, radio communication systems, and other specialized topics.

Professional opportunities

  • Management and coordination of activities related to production, operation, maintenance and repair of power plants and industrial facilities.
  • Technical and management positions at thermal and nuclear power plants.
  • Maintenance management in maritime and industrial facilities.
  • Technical and management positions with shipyards, shipbuilders and shipping companies.
  • Customs supervision.
  • Drafting and development of technical projects and reports.
  • Inspection and certification of civilian vessels.
  • Average adjustment.
  • Projects related to quality, the environment, maritime safety, and occupational hazard prevention.
  • Teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Catalan
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics 
  • Graphic Expression 
  • Informatics
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • These students must have adequate knowledge of the language in which the courses will be taught. The Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED) is responsible for verifying these admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3826 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3826 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2551 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2551 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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