Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    1590 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1590 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English, Spanish
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Bachelors Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation is a practical degree with presence and implementation in most of the strategic sectors of our society, with a high demand, in which the student can deepen in areas related with industrial electronics as well as the automation and robotics.


This degree is present in very different working environments related to process automation, electronic management of energy, instrumentation equipment and systems, robotics, renewable energy, electric transport, communications, home automation, industrial electronics, etc.

The overall objective of the title is to provide the necessary training so that graduates can practice the functions conferred by the law to the profession of Industrial Engineer specializing in Industrial Electronics. Accordingly, the program of the degree in Industrial Electronic and Automatic is structured around a core training that includes basic science and engineering skills, such as physics, mathematics, graphic expression, programming, statistics and chemistry, etc. It also provides a solid training applied in a wide range of technological areas such as materials, thermal engineering, electronics, electric engineering, automation, mechanical engineering, industrial organization, etc.; which are complemented by other subjects of specialization such as: analog electronics, digital electronics, microprocessors, power electronics, electronic instrumentation, regulation and control, industrial automation, robotized systems, industrial computing and communications, etc.

Studying the degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation in the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid gives access to a personal practice teaching and laboratories in small groups, in the Spanish University with more experience in the implementation of the new system of degrees, and where you can find a multidisciplinary organization that will allow the student, to exchange experiences with engineering students of other degrees.

In summary, Bachelors Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation of the University Carlos III of Madrid presents the following main features:

  • 4-year education, taking 240 credits.
  • Degree accredited with EUR-ACE, the most prestigious engineering label in Europe granted by, European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).
  • Possibility of choosing English/Spanish bilingual education, which can facilitate access to the international market and, in general, to national and international companies.
  • Internationalization, as it is a degree that is adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  • Degree based on continuous assessment. Greater importance is given to the student's efforts throughout active involvement in classes, preparing papers and completing exercises and practical tasks.
  • Large practical component. This Degree have specialist laboratories for electronic technologies, systems engineering and automation, robotics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, chemical engineering, etc. These laboratories are supplemented by extensive computing equipment with specialized software.
  • Possibility of internships in the best companies.
  • Possibility of studying abroad. Currently there are agreements with multiple international universities.
  • Dedicated teachers, with extensive experience in continuous contact with the student. This degree is taught by highly qualified teachers who move to teaching, its experience in work with companies of the sector and from its own research, giving a current, real vision and practice knowledge.
  • This degree gives access to Masters with professional functions, as the Master in Industrial Engineering and other specialized as the Master in Electronic Systems Engineering, or the Master in Robotics and Automation.


International accreditation: EURACE.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Calculus I
  • Information Skill
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics I
  • Programming
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Calculus II
  • Chemical basis of engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Physics II
  • Statistics
  • Electrical power engineering fundamentals
  • Industrial Automation I
  • Machine Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Structures
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Introduction to business management
  • Electronics engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering fluid mechanics
  • Environmental Technology
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Production and manufacturing systems
  • Analog Electronics I
  • Computing Systems I
  • Control Engineering I
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electrical machines and installations
  • Control Engineering II
  • Electronic Instrumentation I
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Power Electronics
  • Skills: English

                                                              English Language Requirements

                                                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                              • Minimum required score:


                                                                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                                                              • Minimum required score:


                                                                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                                              Academic Requirements

                                                              The student must have a solid prior education, particularly in mathematics and physics. Observational and analytical skills, capacity and speed in mathematical calculations and quantifiable problem solving, as well as logical and abstract reasoning is also very important. Moreover, it is advisable to possess the capability to establish relationships between observable reality and its description through mathematical models.

                                                              Personal attitudes of initiative, ability to cooperate on a team, individual work organization, ability to work under pressure, leadership, responsibility and interest in the practical application of knowledge in order to solve real problems are highly valued. Finally, manual skill in instrument or equipment handling will be widely used during the years of study and afterwards.

                                                              Tuition Fee

                                                              • International

                                                                1590 EUR/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 1590 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                              • EU/EEA

                                                                1590 EUR/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 1590 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.


                                                              Aids for relocation and new installation

                                                              Grants for students with good transcript of records and family residence outside Madrid and more than 100 km from the UC3M campus where enrol , with aunique endowment of 1,800.

                                                              Application deadline: from June 17 to July 4.

                                                              Spanish Ministry of Education grants

                                                              Aid for cover the tuition fees for prospective students with an entrance grade equal to, or exceeding 5,5.
                                                              Aid for incomes and housing for prospective students with an entrance grade equal to, or exceeding 6,5. The amount will be of up to 3000 .

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