Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and Product Development

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and Product Development

Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)

On the bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and Product Development you will train to be a qualified professional who will carry out industrial design activities and create new products, concepts and services that add value to the production process. You will acquire the necessary experience in design to plan and develop the entire lifecycle of a product, as well as key competencies in establishing and developing operational, functional, technical, constructive, aesthetic and communicative aspects of production and commercialisation. You will learn to generate virtual and physical models and prototypes, use manual and computer tools for calculation and artistic and industrial expression, process graphic information, and analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG)
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  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
  • Analysis and diagnosis of products and processes in companies in any industrial sector; technical, design, research and project departments; and new product development departments.
  • Market analysis and identifying opportunities for new products; diagnosis in business innovation and strategy.
  • Composition and formal analysis; modelling, simulation and development of models and prototypes.
  • Ergonomics and aesthetics of industrial products and processes.
  • Consultancy and advice.
  • Freelance work: provision of consultancy and advisory services in design companies.
  • Public administration.
  • Teaching and research.

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