Master's degree in Industrial Engineering

Objectives and competences

The master’s degree in Industrial Engineering delivered in face-to-face modality, offers graduates a polyvalent formation according to the attributions associated with the profession of an industrial engineer. Additionally, this master’s course with solid scientific and technological background enables graduates to develop RDI activities.
The professional master’s degree in Industrial Engineering according to Order CIN/311/2009 of 9 February entitles graduates to practice professionally as industrial engineers.


The objectives of the master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, in accordance with Ministerial Order CIN/311/2009 of 9 June, which establishes the requirements for verification of officially recognized university qualifications entitling students to carry out the profession of industrial engineer, are as follows:

  • Having a solid scientific and technological knowledge on: mathematical, analytical and numerical methods in engineering, electrical engineering, energetic engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanics of continuous media, industrial electronics, automation, manufacturing, materials, quantitative methods of management, industrial computing, urban planning, infrastructures, etc.
  • Projecting, calculating and designing products, processes, installations and plants.
  • Directing, planning and supervising multidisciplinary teams.
  • Conducting research, development and innovation of products, processes and methods.
  • Carrying out strategic planning and applying it to construction, production, quality and environmental management systems.
  • Managing technically and economically projects, installations, plants, companies and technology centres.
  • Capacity to perform general direction, technical direction and the direction of RDI projects in plants, companies and technology centres.
  • Applying acquired knowledge and solving problems in new and little known environments in wider and multidisciplinary contexts
  • Capacity to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments on the basis of information which being incomplete or limited includes reflections about social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Capacity to communicate conclusions clearly and concisely, underlying knowledge and reasons to a specialised and non-specialised audience.
  • Having learning abilities which allow students to continue studying in a self-directed and autonomous manner.
  • Knowledge, comprehension and capacity to apply the necessary legislation for the professional practice of an industrial engineer.


The Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the UdL provides graduates with some competences which are detailed in the following document: Table of Competences.