Official master's degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering

Training of professionals and researchers that integrate chemical engineering concepts in the fields of industrial biotechnology and environmental engineering

Admission Official Master's Degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering


Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are those set down in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, which states that students must be in possession of an official Bachelor's degree issued by a Spanish university or other EHEA institution. You must have a degree in the field of chemical engineering and without the need of any additional training.

Other students interested in taking the master's degree and who do not need additional training are:
  • graduates from a non-EHEA country, as set down in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, who can accredit that their level of studies corresponds to the same university studies in Spain and that their degree is valid for admission to postgraduate courses in the country in which it was issued.
  • superior chemical engineers
  • graduates in other areas with sufficient knowledge in chemical engineering through academic courses or professional experience
For those from other areas, such as industrial engineers, chemical specialists, graduates in environmental sciences and biotechnology, and other scientific profiles such as physicists and chemists, the master's degree offers additional training in order to be admitted to the programme.

Finally, admittance will be given to graduates in all other areas, given that they fulfil the requirement of taking all additional training courses deemed necessary to acquire an adequate level of knowledge before beginning the master's degree.

Selection criteria

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the following criteria will be applied:
  • Student record (60%)
  • Multidisciplinary training (courses, master's degrees, knowledge of languages) closely related to environmental or biological engineering (20%)
  • Prior professional or research experience in a sector related to environmental or biological engineering in an important part of the company: directing, management, research, design (10%)
  • Reference letter from a lecturer of your home university and/or employer explaining the adequacy of your profile (10%)

Complementary training

Given that the master's degree will include students from different academic backgrounds, the programme offers additional training courses (up to a maximum of 25 ECTS credits) from the Chemical Engineering degree to help all students acquire similar levels of knowledge before beginning the master's degree. The courses you choose to take will depend on the subjects you have studied before or on the recommendations made by the coordinator of the master's degree.

1 . Transport Phenomena (6)
2 . Heat Transfer (4)
3 . Simulation of Chemical Processes (3)
4 . Fluid Circulation (6)
5 . Control, Instrumentation and Automatisms (6)
6 . Environmental Engineering (6)
7 . Reactors (6)

In any case, the Master's Degree Committee will analyse your prior studies and decide on which additional courses you may need.