Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

The Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering will allow you to design, redesign, manage and develop products while acquiring technical skills in design that turn a design idea into an industrial solution.

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The Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering will allow you to design, redesign, manage and develop products while acquiring technical skills in design that turn a design idea into an industrial solution.

Branch of knowledge

Engineering and Architecture

Degree

Graduate in Industrial Design Engineering – Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, accredited qualification awarded by the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Specialisation

Product Design
Product development
Product Management

Duration

Schedule

Course 1 and 2 - from 8am to 2pm
Course 3 and 4 - from 15.15h to 21h (depending on the electives the schedule can be extended)

Start date

September

Language

Catalan / Spanish / English

Places of new access

90

Credits

240 ECTS
(60 ECTS ECTS per academic year)

Price

152,50 €/ECTS
Financing and grants

Cutting Note 2018-19

5

At Elisava we believe that you are who must decide your own path. In the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering we will rethink together the limits of design and engineering and all its disciplines so that you have all the necessary tools, knowledge and resources to get the most out of your time at the School. We want you to maximise your abilities and build step by step the profile of engineer you want to be.

We believe in "doing" as an engine for change and innovation. Therefore, our educational model is based on project work, where all disciplines coexist and combine to obtain the most original and disruptive results possible. In the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you will learn to generate ideas and overcome challenges that shape new paradigms and realities. We think of the School as a hub of connections and, therefore, we encourage and strengthen relationships with the business and institutional fabric, the design and engineering professionals and our alumni. Thus, you will have at your disposal a network of national and international contacts of first line, whether you are taking an internship, participating in projects or doing an Erasmus programme.

Do you think science is the magic of the 21st century? Do you want to be able to create new products, systems and services to solve everyday problems? Are you interested in aesthetics, design and also technology? Elisava's Degree in Industrial Design Engineering is for you.

The role of the engineer in industrial design is crucial in today's society. Every day new materials are discovered, productive processes with infinity of possible applications. There are scientific and technological advances that make the social and industrial environment in which we live be in continuous transformation. Constant changes that require continually rethinking the meaning of products, systems and services.

 

Objectives of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

The Degree in Industrial Design Engineering gives the necessary tools to understand these changes and turn them into realities at your disposal, acting as a bridge between society, technology and business. During the four years of training, you will develop your skills and aptitudes to become a professional capable of transforming social and technological trends in design opportunities, ideas in shapes, drawings in prototypes, experiments with materials in user experiences, technological prototypes in industrially viable designs, value propositions in sustainable business models economically, ecologically and socially.

Recommended admission profile

Do you want to take our Degree in Industrial Design Engineering? We consider it important that you have a great motivation and a remarkable intellectual curiosity. We also consider your good observing and critical capacity regarding the operation and assembly of different pieces of products, objects and utensils. Do you stand out in your technical and artistic skills? If the answer is yes, you just need to have a good predisposition to work as a team and a good command of your own language, as well as a good base in a foreign language.

The aim of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering is to offer you the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to design, develop and manage a product in a comprehensive manner, from its creation to its launch, intervening and planning all phases of its life cycle. The specialisations are not based on the field of application but on the phase of the design process in which students want to innovate:

Specialisation in Product Design
Specialisation in Product Design

Innovate through technology in product conceptualization.

This is the specialty of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering that you must choose if you want to become an expert and competent professional that can intervene in any of the phases of the process of conceptualisation and experimentation of a product; that is, in its creation or redesign in an innovative manner and with critical capacity.

Specialisation in Product Development
Specialisation in Product Development

Innovate through technology in the production process and detail design.

If you take this specialty of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you will be able to conceive the idea of ​​a new "manufacturable" product, guaranteeing that it works correctly, that it maintains an adequate function-shape relationship, that it is manufactured in an efficient and sustainable manner and that, in addition, incorporates innovative elements from all the points of view: simulation, advanced materials and technological integration.

Specialisation in Product Management
Specialisation in Product Management

Innovate through technology in the user experience and business models.

This specialty of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering will train you as a competent professional and will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge and project experience for the management of innovation, new products and business models: data-driven design and interaction design.

Any of these areas of expertise of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering involves becoming a professional identified with the technical, formal and creative design process, taking into account current trends (social, cultural, aesthetic, technological, economic and environmental). You will be responsible for the technical project of product development, capable of giving technological and economic viability to the product. You will identified with the production process, with a vision to define the technologies necessary for the manufacture of the product and the optimization of resources. A professional with the ability to improve the environment.

Once the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering is finished, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to promote qualitative improvements in the activity of any company, study, R & D department, technical office or project of which you are a part. Or you can even start your own project and start a start-up in any field and sector.

Some examples are:

  • Transport and mobility: design of cars or components for cars, electric bikes, electric scooters, airplanes...
  • Consumer electronics: design or development of products and electronic devices such as mobiles or tablets.
  • Food: packaging and packaging design.
  • Biomedical: development of material for hospitals, prostheses, laboratory tools, etc.
  • Sport: innovation in materials, design of sports equipment, footwear, clothes, etc.
  • Wearables: technology integration in fabrics, electronic accessories.
  • Digital applications: design and development of web pages, mobile applications, internet of things, applications of augmented reality and virtual reality.

90% of our students find work in the months following the end of the degree and most are satisfied with their current job (score: 8/10). In addition, 80% would repeat Grade and University *. * Source: estudis.aqu.cat/dades/Web/Inici

Some alumni of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you may know:

  • Elena Vivas from Reebook
  • Meritxell Pujol from IKEA
  • Cesar Rojo from Cero Design
  • Mireia Vilalta from Danone
  • David Matanzas from AIRK Drones
  • Ivan Pajares from IDNEO
  • Oriol Berotmeu from Grifols
  • Eduard Niubo from Rucker
  • Alejandro Mesonero from SEAT – Head of Design
  • Marc Illan from Adidas - Senior Footwear Designer
  • Raquel Ojeda from LEGO (Denmark)
  • José López from OIKO
  • Aleix Inglés from Samsung (UK)

The collaboration with the business and institutional sector is part of the day to day of the School. That is why, during the four years of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, you will have the opportunity to participate in academic projects, workshops and other activities carried out in collaboration with companies and institutions such as Hard Rock Café, Sony, Swarovski, HP, Desigual, Danone, SEAT, Santa & Cole , Sónar, Mira, MACBA, Fundació Arrels, Desis Network and Victoria & Albert Museum. In addition, from the 3rd course (or when you have 120 credits passed), you will have the opportunity to take curricular and/or extracurricular internship programmes in frontline companies so that you can enter the working world with all the necessary knowledge and resources.

At Elisava we believe that exchange and mobility of students and professors enrich university education and, therefore, we promote the international relations of the School with other educational centres, universities and research centres around the world. Currently, we have agreements with more than 70 of the most recognised and influential universities in the world of design and engineering worldwide.

Check out the complete study plan with the list of all the subjects that make up our Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering. If you are one of those who prefer to see everything at a glance, click on this link to download the box with the summary of subjects per course. And if you prefer to delve into the content of each subject, you can start reading.

Structure and contents

The Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering is developed in four years.

The first course is made up of subjects that will give you a global vision of the fundamental concepts of engineering and design. During the second course we will give you a global vision of the future of the profession. You will be able to experiment with the most advanced and emerging technologies.

This, during the first two years you will learn, on the one hand, the scientific-technical, expression and representation tools necessary for technical resolution, formalisation and product development; and on the other, you will delve into the culture of aesthetics and design, necessary for the contextualisation and formalization of the product necessary for the development of the profession

The third course is a year of innovation where you will apply the knowledge obtained in the part of the design process in which you want to specialise, your specialisation. Also in this course, you can take curricular internships or take a semester in a foreign university through the Erasmus programme

Apart from the subjects corresponding to your specialisation, during the third and fourth years, you will study compulsory subjects in the project area and others of a multidisciplinary nature in the field of the company, industrial processes and programming and interaction in the product. These contents will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply strategies for innovation management, entrepreneurship and new business models in the field of engineering and product.

The fourth course is a professional year during which you will have to develop your Undergraduate Degree’s Final Project(TFG), in which you will demonstrate your personal positioning through a project that integrates and demonstrates all the competencies that you have acquired throughout the Undergraduate Degree.

Dr. Oscar Tomico Plasencia
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Dr. Oscar Tomico Plasencia

Head of Studies
Jessica Fernández
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Jessica Fernández

Coordinator of the Engineering Projects Area
Marta Janeras
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Marta Janeras

Coordinator of the Science and Technology Area
Marta González
Dra. Marta González

Marta González

Head of the ​​Materials Area
Dra. Anna del Corral
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Dra. Anna del Corral

Academic coordinator of the Expression, Representation and Data Area
Dr. Laura Clèries
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Dr. Laura Clèries

Professor of the Materials Area
Coordinator of Elisava Research
Dr. Javier Peña
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Dr. Javier Peña

General Director
Xavi Riudor
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Xavi Riudor

Professor of the Science and Technology Area
Dr. Pilar Mellado
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Dr. Pilar Mellado

Professor of the Graphic Expression Area
Coordinator of the Simultaneous Studies Programme (PES) and TFG
Dr. Martin Andreas Koch
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Dr. Martin Andreas Koch

Professor of the Science and Technology Area
​​​​​​​Coordinator of the Science and Technology laboratory
Guillem Martin Casacuberta
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Guillem Martin Casacuberta

Professor of the Science and Technology Area
Dr. Pere Llorach
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Dr. Pere Llorach

Professor of the Materials Area
Coordinator of Sustainability and Equality Agent
Dr. Jonathan Chacón
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Dr. Jonathan Chacón

Professor of the Expression, Representation and Data Area
Coordinator of the Motion Capture Lab
Dr. Juan Crespo
 Juan Crespo

Dr. Juan Crespo

Professor of the Engineering Projects Area
Dr. Joan Gómez
Joan Gómez

Dr. Joan Gómez

Professor of the Science and Technology Area
Coordinator of the Electronics and Interaction Laboratory

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3rd term

4th Course

2nd term

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