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Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

2020-2021 academic year

The Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills to operate in one of the most important sectors at the foundation of current economic development, as well as a versatility and ability to adapt and innovate that offer great opportunities to immediately enter the world of work. It holds an important role in major industry sectors such as the automotive industry, energy production, industrial product design and manufacturing, industrial facility and plant projects and, in general, engineering projects.

General information

General data

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:

Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Girona

Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
90
Last admission mark:
Marks required for the June 2019 call for applications
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

In the Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering you will acquire the necessary skills to design, develop and calculate machines, engines, vehicles, structures and industrial facilities.

At the same time, you will learn the necessary bases of technological scientific knowledge to conduct research and development (R+D+I) in the industrial field, as well as to interpret written reports for other specialist engineers. This multidisciplinary ability will allow you to lead cross-disciplinary working parties and work as a manager in technology companies.

As well as multidisciplinary training in fundamental matters of engineering, the bachelor’s degree aims to prepare professionals to face the challenges of today's society with particular focus on optimising designs and processes, efficiency in the use of material and energy resources, and respect for the environment and improved sustainability.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

The Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering will enable you to enter the industrial technical engineering profession. It provides the appropriate training for planning, managing and supervising industrial engineering projects.

You could:

  • Working in the world of industry in engineering departments for the creation and development of new products, in production departments or in different departments where technical support is essential.
  • Performing the profession of engineer, working in engineering and consulting firms where projects and studies are carried out and technical and economic advice given, etc.
  • Working in the public administration, teaching, or technology research and transfer.

These professions may be specifically technical or geared towards organisational and management tasks in important fields, such as:

  • The design, control and construction of machines and operations
  • The design and control of industrial production systems
  • The design and construction of industrial facilities, structures and plants in general

Continue studying

The Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering gives direct access to the Master in Industrial Engineering, which is the only official master's degree to allow graduates to perform the regulation profession of Industrial Engineer. Moreover, this degree also give access to technological and scientific master’s degrees, and if you would like to continue studying in the field of research you can access the Doctoral Programme in Technology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2020-2021

Fundamentals of mathematics15.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Fonaments de matemàtiques 2   Fundamentos de matemáticas 2   Fundamentals of mathematics 2 (3105G00003) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments de matemàtiques 1   Fundamentos de matemáticas 1   Fundamentals of mathematics 1 (3105G00004) BBasic 9.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of physics12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Fonaments de física 1   Fundamentos de física 1   Fundamentals of physics 1 (3105G00001) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments de física 2   Fundamentos de física 2   Fundamentals of physics 2 (3105G00002) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Graphic expression 7.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Expressió gràfica   Expresión gráfica   Graphical representation (3105G00005) BBasic 7.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of chemistry 6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Fonaments de química   Fundamentos de química   Fundamentals of chemistry (3105G00006) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Computer science8.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Informàtica   Informática   Informatics (3105G00007) BBasic 8.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Fonaments de mecànica   Fundamentos de mecánica   Fundamentals of mechanics (3105G00011) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of materials science6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Fonaments de ciència de materials   Fundamentos de ciencia de materiales   Fundamentals of Materials Science (3105G00013) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of statistics6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Estadística   Estadística   Stadistics (3105G00015) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Business organization and management6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Organització i gestió d'empreses   Organización y gestión de empresas   Business management (3105G00008) BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Enginyeria fluïdomecànica   Ingeniería fluidomecánica   Fluid and Mechanical Engineering (3105G00009) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Foundations of mechanics and strength of materials12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Teoria de màquines   Teoría de máquinas   Theory of machines (3105G04016) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fonaments de resistència de materials   Fundamentos de resistencia de materiales   Fundamentals of strength of materials (3105G04017) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Graphic engineering and design8.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Enginyeria gràfica i disseny   Ingeniería gráfica y diseño   Engineering design graphics (3105G04022) OBCompulsory 8.00 SSemester long YES
Structures and strength of materials9.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Elasticitat i resistència de materials   Elasticidad y resistencia de materiales   Elasticity and strength of materials (3105G04025) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Enginyeria de materials   Ingeniería de materiales   Materials engineering (3105G04028) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Calculation and design of machines6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Càlcul de mecanismes   Cálculo de mecanismos   Mechanism analysis (3105G04029) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical, electronic and automatic systems6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Tecnologia elèctrica   Tecnología eléctrica   Electrical technology (3105G00016) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Termotècnia aplicada   Termotecnia aplicada   Applied Heat Engineering (3105G00010) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Electrical, electronic and automatic systems9.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Electrònica i control   Electrónica y control   Electronics and Control (3105G00017) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Control de sistemes mecànics   Control de sistemas mecánicos   Control of mechanical systems (3105G04014) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Industrial production and environment6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Gestió de la producció   Gestión de la producción   Operation Management (3105G00014) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Tecnologies del medi ambient   Tecnologías del medio ambiente   Environmental Technologies (3105G00018) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Thermal and fluid engineering12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Enginyeria tèrmica   Ingeniería térmica   Thermal engineering (3105G04023) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Sistemes i màquines fluïdomecàniques   Sistemas y máquinas fluidomecánicas   Fluid and mechanical systems and devices (3105G04024) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Structures and strength of materials12.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Estructures   Estructuras   Structures (3105G04026) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Construcció i instal·lacions industrials   Construcción e instalaciones industriales   Industrial Constructions and Installations (3105G04027) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Calculation and design of machines6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Càlcul de màquines   Cálculo de máquinas   Machine analysis (3105G04030) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Manufacturing processes9.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Processos de fabricació 1   Procesos de fabricación 1   Manufacturing processes 1 (3105G04031) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Processos de fabricació 2   Procesos de fabricación 2   Manufacturing processes 2 (3105G04032) OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES
Projects6.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Projectes   Proyectos   Projects (3105G04021) OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES
Optional module35.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Pràctiques externes   Prácticas externas   Work placements (3105G04033) OPOptional 15.00 SSemester long YES
Gestió i eficiència energètica   Gestión y eficiencia energética   Energy management (3105G01054) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologies d'automatització i control   Tecnologías de automatización y control   Automation and Control Technologies (3105G03036) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes d'adquisició de dades   Sistemas de adquisición de datos   Data Acquisition Systems (3105G03039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes de percepció   Sistemas de percepción   Perception systems (3105G03040) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Instal·lacions elèctriques II   Instalaciones eléctricas II   Electrical Installations II (3105G03041) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologia de materials polímers   Tecnología de materiales polímeros   Polymeric Materials Technology (3105G05044) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Enginyeria de la polimerització   Ingeniería de la polimerización   Polymerisation Engineering (3105G05045) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny i fabricació amb materials plàstics   Diseño y fabricación con materiales plásticos   Design and Manufacture Plastic Materials (3105G05046) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Dinàmica de fluids computacional   Dinámica de fluidos computacional   Computational Fluid Dynamics (3105G08034) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Pneumàtica i oleohidràulica   Neumática y oleohidráulica   Pneumatics and Hydraulics (3105G08039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Instal·lacions d'energies renovables   Instalaciones de energías renovables   Renewable Energy Installations (3105G09031) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Vehicles de tracció elèctrica   Vehículos de tracción eléctrica   Electric Traction Vehicles (3105G09035) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny de mecanismes   Diseño de mecanismos   Mechanism Design (3105G04034) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Disseny de màquines   Diseño de máquinas   Machine Design (3105G04035) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Tecnologies avançades de fabricació   Tecnologías avanzadas de fabricación   Advanced manufacturing technologies (3105G04036) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Disseny de producte   Diseño de producto   Product design (3105G04037) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Elements de màquines   Elementos de máquinas   Machine elements (3105G04043) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Estructures de formigó   Estructuras de hormigón   Concrete Structures (3105G04038) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Estructures metàl·liques   Estructuras metálicas   Metal structures (3105G04039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Ampliació d'instal·lacions industrials   Ampliaciones de instalaciones industriales   Advanced Industrial Installations (3105G04040) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Instal·lacions de climatització   Instalaciones de climatización   Air conditioning installations (3105G04041) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Proveïment i depuració d'aigües   Suministro y depuración de aguas   Water supply and purification (3105G04044) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Bachelor’s thesis 15 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Treball final de grau   Trabajo final de grado   Final project (3105G04042) OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES
Optional modules + academic recognition40.00 credits
Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021
Pràctiques externes   Prácticas externas   Work placements (3105G04033) OPOptional 15.00 SSemester long YES
Gestió i eficiència energètica   Gestión y eficiencia energética   Energy management (3105G01054) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologies d'automatització i control   Tecnologías de automatización y control   Automation and Control Technologies (3105G03036) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes d'adquisició de dades   Sistemas de adquisición de datos   Data Acquisition Systems (3105G03039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Sistemes de percepció   Sistemas de percepción   Perception systems (3105G03040) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Instal·lacions elèctriques II   Instalaciones eléctricas II   Electrical Installations II (3105G03041) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Tecnologia de materials polímers   Tecnología de materiales polímeros   Polymeric Materials Technology (3105G05044) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Enginyeria de la polimerització   Ingeniería de la polimerización   Polymerisation Engineering (3105G05045) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny i fabricació amb materials plàstics   Diseño y fabricación con materiales plásticos   Design and Manufacture Plastic Materials (3105G05046) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Dinàmica de fluids computacional   Dinámica de fluidos computacional   Computational Fluid Dynamics (3105G08034) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Pneumàtica i oleohidràulica   Neumática y oleohidráulica   Pneumatics and Hydraulics (3105G08039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Instal·lacions d'energies renovables   Instalaciones de energías renovables   Renewable Energy Installations (3105G09031) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Vehicles de tracció elèctrica   Vehículos de tracción eléctrica   Electric Traction Vehicles (3105G09035) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long No
Disseny de mecanismes   Diseño de mecanismos   Mechanism Design (3105G04034) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Disseny de màquines   Diseño de máquinas   Machine Design (3105G04035) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Tecnologies avançades de fabricació   Tecnologías avanzadas de fabricación   Advanced manufacturing technologies (3105G04036) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Disseny de producte   Diseño de producto   Product design (3105G04037) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Elements de màquines   Elementos de máquinas   Machine elements (3105G04043) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Estructures de formigó   Estructuras de hormigón   Concrete Structures (3105G04038) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Estructures metàl·liques   Estructuras metálicas   Metal structures (3105G04039) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Ampliació d'instal·lacions industrials   Ampliaciones de instalaciones industriales   Advanced Industrial Installations (3105G04040) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Instal·lacions de climatització   Instalaciones de climatización   Air conditioning installations (3105G04041) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Proveïment i depuració d'aigües   Suministro y depuración de aguas   Water supply and purification (3105G04044) OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES
Optional 20.00 credits

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Practical work experience

All the degree subjects have a practical aspect that is very significant in the courses. You will carry out the practical projects in small groups in laboratories with equipment adapted to current needs.

Businesses play a large role at the Polytechnic School. As a student on the Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, you will be able to carry out internships through stays in the workplace. You will be able to choose between over 450 options available each year.

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Bachelor's thesis

In your final year, you will carry out the Bachelor's Thesis, in which you will demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired through your training.

The Bachelor's Thesis is an engineering project on the subject area of your choice, carried out under the supervision of a professor as your tutor. If you wish, you can complete this in a company or research group. The board of companies that support the Schools and the professional associations of engineers hold an annual award for the best projects from each bachelor's degree programme.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School has international mobility programmes that allow you to undertake stays abroad to study or carry out the final degree project.

Enrolment

Enrolment in the first year

  1. You can view the results of the assignment from the University Admissions Portal and find out your options according to the examination session you have been assigned to (June or September).
  2. Once the Catalan government has allocated your place to you, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to enrolment information on your bachelor's degree studies.
  3. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year 2020-2021.
  4. Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.
  5. Access the online enrolment app with your user code and password. You will find the day and time of enrolment you have been assigned.
  6. Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your school’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.
  7. Check the sections "What you need to know for your enrolment" and "Documentation that you will have to submit" of the enrolment information for your bachelor's degree course.
  8. Check the Basic guide to online enrolment for the first year of the bachelor's degree.
  9. Enrol online, on the assigned day and time, following the instructions in the guide.

  • Subjects. Revise the subjects that you can register yourself for in the section Subjects > Offered of subjects 2020-2021.
  • Fees. Consultation the prices of enrolment and the allowances what can you resort to.
  • Grants. If you want to ask for the scholarship of general character of the MEFP, to be able to formalise the conditioned enrolment to scholarship you will have to request an accreditation of economic character. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
  • Payment. You can pay the enrolment in several deadlines (consult the conditions to the Regulations of enrolment). You can also apply for a loan to pay for enrolment fees.
  • Insurance policies. If you are less than 28 years, you have a compulsory school insurance that will cost you 1.12 euros for course. If you are over the age of 28, you will have a mandatory accidents-insurance policy available to your €9.50 per academic year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
  • Academic progress. Have present that if in the two first academic years you do not overcome a minimum of 30 credits you will not be able to continue the same studies in the UdG. Consult the Academic progress regulations for bachelor's degree studies.

Before enrolling

You only have to submit electronically the documentation on discounts or exemptions that has not been recognised, in order to enjoy the corresponding discount or free enrolment. Check the section on “Steps to take for enrolling”

After enrolling

a) If you are not starting university after upper secondary school education, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office your valid identity document according to your nationality:

Nationality Documents
Students with Spanish nationality An attested photocopy of your ID card
Students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra An attested photocopy of a valid identity document from the country of origin, or passport
Non-EU foreign students An attested photocopy of your TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where the TIE is not available.

b) If you are transferring to UdG from another university, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office documentation proving access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or attested copy of the degree or its provisional certificate
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate showing the courses and qualifications of the institution you are transferring from and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

c) If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the enrolment payment will be taken, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the bank details communication/modification form and a photocopy of the holder’s identity document.

d) If you have not been able to submit it before enrolment, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the documentation proving the reductions or exemptions. According to each case, your school’s academic secretary’s office can demand the physical submittal of the documentation

The documentation can be submitted until 19 November 2020 (except documents proving discounts or exemptions, for which purpose you have until 31 December 2020).

Online enrolment

Testimonials

“The knowledge and experience gained at the University of Girona has allowed me to specialise in large structure simulation through finite elements”

Gerard Guillamet (Qualified 2008)

Gerard Guillamet (Qualified 2008)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center

“Having studied at the University of Girona, I have obtained the knowledge and tools to be in the world of F1 at the same level or even higher than my work colleagues”

Xevi Pujolar

Xevi Pujolar

Head of Trackside Engineering F1 at Sauber Motorsport AG