Carlos III University / 4 years / 240 ECTS

Technological objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Degree

Safety, health and quality of life of modern man are based on a large number of engineering devices which must be made compatible with the environment, optimized and controlled. Society needs representatives, designers and operators with a high technical level for these jobs. A mechanical engineer is one of the professionals with an ideal profile to take on these challenges.

Education in the Mechanical Engineering degree is based on essential knowledge of science and engineering such as Physics, Mathematics, Graphic Expression, Statistics and Chemistry.

Additionally, specific training in Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Structure Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Fluid Mechanics lays the foundation for the more technological subjects. Thus, multidisciplinary foundations of engineering can be incorporated, allowing for a global vision of all the aspects involved in the sectors of competence. This is achieved by including modules of other branches of engineering in this degree.

The specific technological subjects guide the student towards taking part in the usual activities of this profession. These subjects also foment the relevance of considering aspects of process integration and the rational use of energy in the phases of design, calculation, analysis, dimensioning, verification, utilization, and maintenance of machines, processes, vehicles, structures, constructions and facilities.

Today, in addition to experimental and metrological abilities, Mechanical Engineering graduates must have a solid and inclusive command of the computation techniques that aid their work in different ways and have become indispensable. This degree includes computer-assisted techniques in the different subjects which require them.

Mechanical Engineering Degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

A traditional education in Mechanical Engineering is oriented towards acquiring skills in solving specific problems of this field and the training to adapt to the technological changes which will have to be faced in the professional’s life (including the capability to tackle solving new problems).

Complementing this profile, the Mechanical Engineering degree adapted to the EHEA seeks two additional objectives: 

  • A high level of communication skills which convert an engineer into a valid interlocutor in a society where mankind’s quality of life depends to a great degree on managing the technology attained.


  • A high capacity for mobility and integration into different work environments. The structure of the degree studies is designed to facilitate the possibility of a student exchange, both nationally and internationally.


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