Bachelor's Degree in Automobile Engineering

With the collaboration of Yamaha MS Racing
Bachelor's degree in Automobile Engineering

Bachelor's Degree in Automobile Engineering


AUTOMOBILE + Mechanical Engineering
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Undergraduate profile:Aimed at young people who are passionate about the world of the automobile and desire to make this their career.

Official qualification:Bachelor's degree in Automobile Engineering

Host faculty: Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge:Engineering and Architecture

Available places: 55

Total Credits:240 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS and maximum 90 ECTS per registration and academic period.

Year of degree course foundation:2010

Languages:This degree course is taught in Spanish and English.

Quality of the degree

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The automotive industry accounts for 10% of Spain’s GDP.

Nebrija University was a pioneer in offering a bachelor’s degree in automobile engineering as part of its commitment to tailor degrees to areas of strategic importance to the country. The degree offers students subjects founded on solid scientific principles and expands on subjects related to the car industry with a hands-on methodology from the first year.

The degree is constantly evolving to stay ahead of the latest technical breakthroughs and developments. Subjects such as “Engines”, “Regulations”, “Automotive Project Quality and Management” and “Electric Vehicles” put students at the vanguard of the state of technology and issues in the car industry.

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The Bachelor’s Degree in Automobile Engineering is very closely related to the degree in Mechanical Engineering, but focussed more specifically on the car industry. However, the sector encompasses a range of sub-sectors and areas of activity that are sufficiently broad to justify a specific degree programme.

Graduates will obtain a very robust scientific foundation coupled with accurate analytical skills to solve multidisciplinary problems, while equipping them with decision-making ability and enhancing creativity and critical reasoning in the domain of automobile engineering.

Graduate engineers will have leadership and project management skills. They must also be able to handle specifications, regulations and mandatory laws and standards in the automobile industry, and analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of proposed solutions.

Graduates must organise and plan company structures. They are also provided with the scientific/technological fundamentals required for independent learning or for going on to postgraduate study to enable them to deepen their knowledge and/or specialise in various fields of engineering, particularly for admission to postgraduate study on automobiles and industrial activity.

Automobile Engineering graduates can also access the master's programme in Industrial Engineering, which involves admission to the professional body. [+info]

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Yamaha MS Racing and Nebrija University, an alliance for the future


Nebrija University and Yamaha MS Racing have signed a collaboration agreement whereby the University becomes one of the team's sponsors during the next season of the World Superbike Championship - WorldSBK, in which students from the Higher Polytechnic School will be able to carry out their professional internships.


"I'm studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Automobile Engineering at Nebrija University. I've been passionate about the racing world for a long time, and it was the main reason for my interest in engineering. Having the opportunity to carry out my degree's internship in a structure like Yamaha MS Racing and being able to participate in the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) are a dream come true. We’ve already started working with the team, and attended the first tests. Little by little we are learning about the work methodologies, the tools that are used, the team dynamics and interacting with the pilots".


"I'm studying Automobile Engineering at Nebrija University. The university supports us and gave us the opportunity to carry out our internship in a great competition team as is Yamaha MS Racing in the Supersport 300 and 600 World Championship. For me, it is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow as a competition engineer within a professional team. In the first tests carried out with the team in Almería and Jerez, I learned about the functioning of the team structure and the motorcycles’ telemetry and electronics systems, which will help me to carry out my tasks throughout the year".

The only fully implemented degree course in Spain dedicated to automobile engineering.

Student involvement

Students can get involved in dedicated projects (Student Formula, Smart Moto Challenge, Mini N10, etc.) from the start, enabling them to supplement their theoretical education with activities where they can put their projects into practice.

Leading experts

The experts’ conference on the latest developments in the automotive industry held at the University is an ideal support for the students’ formal education.

Multifunctional spaces

Facilities, laboratories and workshops where you can implement your own projects.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Nebrija Clubs

Students can get involved from day one in specific projects (such as Formula Student, Smart Moto Challenge, Mini N10, etc.) that allow them to complement their theoretical training with activities in which they can make their projects come true.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Learn about the Bachelor’s Degree in Automobile Engineering from Nebrija University


BOE No.294, of 6 decembre, 2016.
All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Calculus I
  • 6 ECTS | Physics I
  • 6 ECTS | Graphical Expression I
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Computing
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Mathematics I
  • 6 ECTS | Vehicle Systems and Parts I
  • 6 ECTS | Physics II
  • 6 ECTS | Graphical Expression II
  • 6 ECTS | Chemistry

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Calculus II
  • 6 ECTS | Graphical Engineering in the Automobile I
  • 6 ECTS | Circuits
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of the Science of Materials
  • 6 ECTS | Regulations

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Mathematics II
  • 6 ECTS | Graphical Engineering in the Automobile II
  • 6 ECTS | Materials in the Automobile Environment
  • 6 ECTS | Thermodynamics
  • 6 ECTS | Electronics

Third year 48 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Statistics
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of Machines
  • 6 ECTS | Resistance of Materials
  • 6 ECTS | Fluid Mechanics

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Automation and Control Methods
  • 6 ECTS | Motors
  • 6 ECTS | Electric Machines
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of Vehicles
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Interpersonal Involvement and Solidarity

Fourth year 72 ECTS

  • First Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Electric Vehicles
  • 6 ECTS | Industrial Processes I
  • 6 ECTS | Calculation of Structures
  • 6 ECTS | Automobile Instrumentation and Electronics
  • 12 ECTS | Assessment of Business Skills Development

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Industrial Processes II
  • 6 ECTS | Automobile Quality and Project Management
  • 6 ECTS | Vehicle Systems and Parts II
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership II
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Skills 12 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork Workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Project Management, Leadership and Negotiation Workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Lidera I and II Professional Skills Development Workshops
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be assessed depending on the different activities that the student performs throughout his degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for taking one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company 12 ECTS

Program which aims to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the practices are carried out. Advice is provided on the internship and there is follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

List of companies and institutions where the students of the degree have had internships under the agreement of educational cooperation. More information on Company Internships
Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The End of Degree Project is an academic report that delves into a subject of the curriculum and allows the evaluation of the skills acquired in the Degree. It can be linked to the professional internship or it can also be part of a research project.

Transversal Subjects
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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  • Basic Education (66 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (150 ECTS)
  • Internships (12 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (12 ECTS)

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The International Mobility Office of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija monitors agreements with leading universities worldwide on an ongoing basis.

Country University
Alemania Germany Hochschule München
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Estados Unidos United States of America Drexel University
University of Miami
Italia Italy Universitá degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
México Mexico Tecnológico de Monterrey
Universidad La Salle-Ciudad de Mexico

NOTA: Las universidades de destino, ofrecidas por titulación, pueden variar según el Programa de Movilidad Internacional. Para obtener información más actualizada los alumnos pueden consultar la información online en el Programa de Movilidad Internacional.

Varias universidades tienen requisitos académicos o lingüísticos especiales. Para más información, consulta al Departamento de Programas Internacionales.


Career Opportunities

Automobile Engineering is a strongly interdisciplinary degree, but also goes into great depth in each of its research disciplines. This is owing to the highly competitive nature of the sector. There is currently a rapid evolution of some of the technological pillars of automotive technology, such as the use of fossil fuels in propulsion systems. Emerging technologies of electric and hybrid propulsion, fuel cells, etc., are now the focus of research by manufacturers, research centres, universities, etc.

Related areas such as materials and nanotechnologies, microelectronics and the whole range of production-related areas also require very intensive R&D. The automobile industry generates a very large number of patents every year.

In Spain in particular, although the established manufacturers are not Spanish-owned, the parts industry is to a large extent Spanish and requires the support of universities to train specialists capable of generating know-how, technology and patents. This will safeguard the future continuity of this industry in Spain, replacing cheap labour with greater added value and giving our companies the capacity to internationalise.

Hence this degree programme is clearly highly attractive from a career perspective. Graduates can work in the whole spectrum of companies and sub-sectors related to cars, both Spanish and foreign-owned, where engineers are in demand. Moreover, the automobile industry is one of the most globalised. Graduates will accordingly have a work environment that goes beyond our borders. This is already a reality with current engineers working in the automotive sector.

Development of Professional Skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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Admission to Master's programme

Admission to Master's programme

Automobile Engineering graduates can choose to be admitted to the Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering which in turn entails admission to the professional body of engineers. If they have not done so before, they must fulfil the following additional 39 ECTS:

Business and its Environment 6
Environment and Sustainability 6
Business Management and Organisation 3
Projects 6
Chemical Engineering 6
Thermal Engineering 6
Digital Systems 6
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