Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The aim of the studies of Mechanical Engineering is to provide future professionals with scientific and technical training, so that they can meet the needs of the industry and the Government in this field. These studies consist of a basic training module, for acquiring a sound scientific basis adapted to electrical engineering; a training module which is common with the industrial branch, for developing general skills in industrial engineering; a specific training module in mechanics, for developing specific skills related to the various fields of mechanical engineering; and a final module, for developing different skills chosen by the student.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering qualifies students for practising the profession of industrial engineering. The curriculum includes several optional subjects, which are grouped into two itineraries:
- One is taught at the Polytechnic School of Alcoi, and comprises the following elective subjects: Vehicle Design and Engineering, Design and Manufacture of Machinery and Prototypes, Project Engineering, Design and Calculations with Materials, and Polymers and Composites.
- And the other one is taught at the School of Design Engineering and includes the following elective subjects: Structural Design, Machine Design, Thermal Technology, and Refrigeration and HVAC.
What skills do you need before starting this degree?
A basic knowledge of physics, mathematics and technical drawing, and an interest in languages are required. It is desirable to have a calling for lifelong learning in science and technology, particularly in the field of mechanical engineering. Also important are other qualities such as responsibility, professional ethics, tolerance, commitment, a capacity for teamwork, solidarity, cooperation and transparency.
What skills will you have once you finish this degree?
Graduates in Mechanical Engineering will be able to prepare and be in charge of projects aimed at the construction, reform, repair, maintenance, demolition, construction, installation, assembly or operation of movable and immovable property in the field of mechanical engineering.
You will also be able to do measurements, calculations, assessments, appraisals, surveys, studies and reports in the same field. And you will be able to run all kinds of industries and operations in the field of mechanical engineering.
What are your professional options after you finish this degree?
With this degree, you will be able to be in charge of industrial works, be responsible for industrial structures and constructions, design and maintain industrial machinery, and also organize and manage production. You’ll also be able to lead and develop projects aimed at the construction and operation of structures, mechanical equipment, energy installations and manufacturing processes.
And you will be able to manage industrial enterprises; do certifications, inspections and surveys; or pursue a career in teaching and research.
What are your internship options?
Students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering can do internships in companies belonging to various sectors, which will help them get acquainted with professional reality, under the tutelage of a company technician and a professor of the degree.
Where can you spend a semester abroad?
There are numerous possibilities to complete your studies and do your bachelor’s thesis abroad at universities in the European Union, the United States, Latin America, Japan, Australia and several African countries.
To access exchange scholarships, a basic knowledge of the target country language, curiosity about other cultures and an interest to know about engineering elsewhere are needed.
What are your master’s degree options?
With this degree, you will be able to access the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, which will qualify its graduates to practice the profession of industrial engineering.
You will also be able to access the following master’s degree studies offered by the UPV: Mechanical Engineering; Aeronautical Engineering; Industrial Constructions and Installations; Project Management; Integrated Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing; Business, Product and Service Management; Biomechanical Engineering; Design Engineering; Maintenance Engineering; Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines; and Occupational Risk Prevention.
And, as in all cases, you may request access to any UPV master’s degree studies by taking the corresponding levelling subjects.