Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering

Enabling program in which professional competences are acquired
Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering

Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering

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Student profile: The channels and requirements for admittance to the degree are those that are laid out in Order CIN/311/2009 in its section 4.2:

  • Students can access the Master’s Degree that leads to the practice of the profession of Industrial Engineer if they have previously acquired the competences that are included in section 3 of the Ministerial Order which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that enable the exercise of the profession of Technical Industrial Engineer and their training is in accordance with that which is established in section 5 of the cited Ministerial Order.
  • Furthermore, access to the master’s degree will be permitted when the concerned graduate has taken the basic training module and the common module of the branch, even without covering a complete block of the specific technological module, and covering 48 credits of those offered in the set of blocks of said module of a bachelor’s degree that authorizes one to practice as a Technical Industrial Engineer, in accordance with the cited Ministerial Order.
  • Also, students can access this master’s degree program if they hold any other bachelor’s degree without prejudice of the fact that, in this case, prior complementary training courses that are deemed necessary are established.

The above sections will be considered without prejudice of the provisions of Article 17.2 and in the fourth additional provision of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29.
The complementary training courses that the student may have to take must be carried out prior to the start of the Master’s Degree and having taken them will be a prior requisite for admission.
Admittance profile and access criteria. The academic and personal characteristics that define the preferred admission profile are those of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering of Industrial Technologies, or Bachelor’s Degree in the different industrial branches of specialty defined in the Order CIN/351/2009, of February 9, which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that lead to the practice of the profession of Technical Industrial Engineer.
As indicated in section 12.9 of the Royal Decree 861/2010, “When it deals with degrees that lead to the practice of professional activities regulated in Spain, the Government will establish the conditions to which the corresponding curricula must be adapted, which must also be adapted, where appropriate, to the applicable European regulations. These curricula must, in any case, be designed in a way that allows obtaining the competences necessary to practice that profession. For these effects, the University will justify the adaptation of the curricula to such conditions.”
Therefore, the access criteria are those indicated in the above section and established by CIN 311/2009, as the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering grants the qualifications for the profession.

Graduate’s profile: The Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering grants its holders all the professional attributions of Industrial Engineers, which are included in the Decree of September 18, 1935, published in the Official Gazette of Madrid no. 263 of September 20, 1935, and which are as follows:

Art. 1. The degree grants its graduates full ability to design, implement and direct any class of installations and exploitations included in technical-industrial, chemical, mechanical and electrical branches and that of industrial economics (among which must be considered):
a) Steelmaking and metalworking in general. Chemical inorganic and chemical organic transformations. Food and clothing industries. Dry cleaning, tanning and ceramic arts. Fibernomic industries. Manufacturing or treatment of natural, animal and plant products. Silicon-based industries or graphic arts. Coal hydrogenation.
b) Metallic, mechanical and electrical construction industries, including those of precision. Hydraulic and civil constructions. River and maritime defense. Railroads, trams, air transport and auxiliary work, automobile and aerotechnical industries. Shipbuilding and naval construction workshops. Dry docks and dikes. Cinematographic industries. Heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and sanitation. Capturing and use of public water for supply, irrigation or industries. Industries related to the civil defense of the population.
c) Generation, transformation, transportation and use of electrical energy in all its manifestations. Remote communications and, in general, anything that is included in the field of telecommunications, including the industrial acoustic, optical and radio-electrical applications.

Art. 2. Furthermore, the graduates are especially qualified to act, conduct and direct any class of studies, work and organizations in the economic-industrial, statistical, social and labor sphere. The verification, analysis and chemical, mechanical and electrical tests on materials, elements and installations of all classes. The involvement with matters of industrial ownership. The realization of topographical tasks, stoppages, appraisals and borders. Expert opinions, reports and technical actions in judicial, official and individual matters. The construction of industrial buildings and their annexes. Auxiliary industrial applications in urban construction. Any work that is assigned at any time by the current legislation and their fee rates.

Art. 3. In addition they have full capacity to sign any class of plans or documents that refer to the subjects included in the two previous articles and for the management and implementation of their works and installations without the Government being able to ignore this competence, or hamper it in the matters that must pass through public offices for their approval.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Openings available: 80

Language: This Master's Degree is taught in Spanish

Total Credits:120 credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014 -2015

Duration: 2 years

Quality of the degree

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Industrial Engineering has been a profession and a leading university degree for many years, on both the national and international scope, since its sectors of activity have always been implemented and have evolved towards innovative technologies that continue needing the contribution, knowledge substrate and the quality of the training of Industrial Engineering.

The objective of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering is to provide continuity to the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Industrial Technologies, granting at the end of the Master’s Degree full professional attributions recognized by law in all the specialties of industry.


The Master’s Degree will train the students to manage innovation and technological development in professional practice from positions of leadership.

This post-graduate program has a strong technological character; it prepares the student for the management of high-level and complex projects. Furthermore, it qualifies the student for the management function of multidisciplinary teams, especially in the area of industrial companies.

Candidate’s profile

The Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering is directed towards candidates that hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, in Industrial Technologies, or a Bachelor’s Degree in the different industrial branches that lead to the practice of Technical Industrial Engineer.

Those who hold any other bachelor’s degree may also have access to the Master’s Degree, establishing the necessary complementary training courses.


The teaching methodology is aimed at carrying out projects with a heavy work load of innovation and at the professional practice carried out in a company.

The students must be capable of analyzing technological and complex economic problems and deciding on the most effective and viable solutions from all the viewpoints. Many papers must be turned in which the contents of each subject will be applied. All of this, from an approach of seriousness and academic rigor.

Teaching team

Appropriate combination of professors, Doctors of industrial engineering of the university with professionals of Industrial Engineering with broad experience in the practice of the profession.

International stay

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Javier Sánchez Sierra

Javier Sánchez Sierra Director of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. "In the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, the student receives all the complementary training courses necessary to obtain all the professional competences of the Industrial Engineer.
We not only train good engineers, prepared to confront the challenges of the professional world, but also we prepare the way so that the student may carry out their research career (doctorate) if they so desire.
In a world increasingly more technological, engineers who carry out field or office work, such as those who investigate and develop new ideas and concepts to apply are necessary."

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Teaching methodology aimed at the development of innovative projects

Internships in the best companies

Acciona, BOSCH, BP and Iberdrola are some of the companies and institutions that support the curriculum and offer professional internships to the students.

Access to the Doctorate

The program gives access to the Doctorate in Industrial Technologies, the only one that exists in the private universities of Madrid.

International teaching staff

An excellent combination of professors who are Doctors in Industrial Engineering, with professionals of Engineering with broad experience.


BOE No. 65, of 17 March 2014
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 take 120 credits

First Year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester | 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Sources of energy and environmental impact
  • 6 ECTS | Machines and installations of fluids
  • 6 ECTS | Financial and cost accounting
  • 6 ECTS | Design and calculation of structures
  • 6 ECTS | Industrial instrumentation

  • Second Semester | 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced design of machines and engines
  • 6 ECTS | Organization and production management
  • 6 ECTS | Industrial chemical processes
  • 6 ECTS | Electrical engineering
  • 6 ECTS | Automated control of processes

Second Year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester | 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Construction and infrastructures
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced installations
  • 3 ECTS | Transport engineering
  • 6 ECTS | Integrated manufacturing systems
  • 3 ECTS | Industrial plants
  • 6 ECTS | Company senior management

  • Second Semester | 30 ECTS
  • 18 ECTS | Evaluation of the development of capacities in companies
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company 18 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the 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 internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

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Career Opportunities

The degree-holder can carry out his work activity in many sectors and specialty areas and in activities of the industrial fabric:

  • Managing technological innovation projects, in the sectors of the automobile, components, electronic and communications industries, in the energy, renewable energy, environmental sectors and in transport infrastructures.
  • Directing multidisciplinary teams, from senior business management.
  • Directing R&D&I projects.
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