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Marine Science & Technologies

Brochure of the Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science & Technologies

The Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science & Technologies offers a comprehensive study of the marine environment as a whole, based on the tools and technologies of the 21st century. This degree allows delving into 4 large areas of knowledge regarding the marine and coastal environment, such as oceanography, marine technologies and biotechnologies, the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources and the effects of climate change.

We live in a world expected to undergo great changes, both climatic and demographic, at a much greater rate than it has done so far in its history. That is why in the near future, society must face problems and challenges, mostly unknown, that will require professionals who can offer innovative and sustainable solutions.

At the end of the Degree in Marine Sciences and Technologies you will be one step ahead of traditional marine sciences, contributing scientific-technological knowledge and a combined vision of field, laboratory and assessment tools.

Academic year 2019-2020 starts September 2019
Duration 4 years
Study load 240 ECTS (including the bachelor's thesis)
Delivery On-campus
Language Catalan & Spanish
Places 50 (new students) & 5 (transfer students)
Official degree Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science & Technologies by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (recorded in the Spanish Ministry of Education's degree register)
Organization This bachelor's degree is taught at Polytechnic School of Engineering of Vilanova i la Geltrú (EPSEVG), Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering (ESAB) and Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB).

Profile

We recommend for applicants to have completed high-school courses in science and technology and have the following characteristics:

  • Strong knowledge in basic physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and geology.
  • Basic computer science (office IT and basic mathematical and statistical calculation programs).
  • Basic English language studies.
  • Interest in the relationship between science, society and technology.
  • Communication skills to interact with diverse social agents and transmit ideas and knowledge, both to specialized and non-specialized audiences in the field of marine science and technologies.
  • Social, environmental and ethical awareness.
  • Ability to integrate the knowledge taught in the different disciplines offered within the degree.

Means of admission

Find all the information on the different means of admission to the bachelor's degree.

Admission

To access the degree studies of Barcelona School of Civil Engineering, you must obtain a place through the university pre-enrollment procedure of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

You can check all the information regarding university pre-registration through the University Admission site.

Cut-off mark and grade improvement

The cut-off mark for the 2019-2020 years is 6.117.

Please check the Generalitat de Catalunya's Department of Universities and Research site for more information on the cut-off marks for former years.

You can also check the courses that will improve your admission grades.

Career opportunities

  • Integrated management of coastal areas (marine and coastal resources).
  • Maritime and coastal management in the public administration.
  • Consulting on marine and coastal topics.
  • Ports.
  • Development of devices, sensors and infrastructure for measuring and monitoring the sea.
  • Planning and optimisation of social and economic activities (and their impact) involving seas and coasts.
  • Maritime service companies and their adaptation to environmental regulations.
  • Environmental impact studies in marine environments and studies on marine pollution, the maintenance of the quality of seawater, and climate change and its effects on seas and coasts.
  • Renewable marine energies.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Offshore oil and gas platforms.
  • Fishing and extraction of other marine resources.
  • Desalinisation of seawater to produce drinking water.
  • Teaching and research.

Learning objectives

This bachelor's degree is designed to build the scientific and technical professional skills needed to carry out research and provide advice on environmental and climate topics and on the impact of economic and social activities on the marine environment and coasts (ethical, responsible and sustainable use of marine resources, characterisation of coasts, climate change and its impact on the marine environment and coasts, etc.). It is also designed for the education of other scientists and specialists and of society in general on activities related to basic and applied marine sciences and technologies, their development and their dissemination.

You can choose one of two majors:

  • Marine Sciences and Engineering

    You will receive multidisciplinary training that will enable you to deal with the main problems and challenges faced by coasts in the near future in a range of development and climate change scenarios.

  • Marine Technologies

    This major focuses on applied technologies for observation, remote sensing and exploration using marine robots, which are essential for monitoring coastal bodies of water and obtaining the data needed to control human activities in the marine environment involving the exploitation of marine and coastal resources.

2019-2020 Academic year

COURSES

ECTS

First year
Fall semester
Environmental physics 6
Environmental chemistry 6
Environmental biology 6
Fundamentals of geology 6
Fundamentals of mathematics for environmental science 6
Spring semester
Marine environment physics 6
Marine environment chemistry 6
Marine environment biology 6
Geology and coastal geomorphology 6
Fundamentals of mathematics for environmental science 1 6

COURSE

ECTS

Second year
Fall semester
Coastal water cycle and continental transfer to the sea 6
Marine physical-chemical processes 6
Environmental statistics 6
Marine environmental impact 6
Fundamentals of mathematics for environmental science 2 6
Spring semester
Geographical information systems and GNSS 6
Marine ecology, ecosystems and productive processes 6
Statistical methods in marine sciences 6
Marine pollution. Sources, transport and impacts 6
Mathematics in marine science 6

Print version

The rest of the courses will be introduced in the 2020-2021 academic year.

COURSE

ECTS

Third year
Atmospheric and oceanic circulation on a planetary scale 6
Global biogeochemical cycles 6
Oceanic biological processes 6
Marine geodynamics 6
Computational analysis and intelligent solutions tools 6
Data analysis and instrumentation in marine sciences 6
Experimental techniques in field and laboratory 6
Comprehensive modeling of marine systems 6
Remote sensing and sensors 6
Living marine resources. Renewable and non-renewable 6

COURSE

ECTS

Fourth year
Coastal infrastructures. Impact and integral management 6
Coastal hydromorphodynamics 6
Climate change. Impacts on the marine environment and coastal zone 6
Prediction and risk models for the management of the coastal zone 6
Ecology and physiology of aquatic organisms 6
Renewable marine energies 6
Design and evaluation of projects in engineering and marine sciences 6
Exploration, marine acoustics and sonar systems 6
Instrumentation, marine robotics and power systems 6
Platforms, observatories and marine materials technologies 6
Technologies for sustainable aquaculture production 6
Aquaculture project engineering 6
Data management: Communications, programming and simulation 6
Optional external practices 12
Bachelor's thesis 18

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