The double degree in Mathematics and Computer Engineering produces highly qualified and versatile professionals with rigorous training in mathematics who also have the necessary skills to tackle challenges in the field of computer engineering.
The double degree in Mathematics and Computer Engineering offers the perfect blend of abstract theory and practical solutions. It provides value added in mathematical modelling of ICT solutions, simulation, artificial intelligence, data analysis and systems optimization, enabling graduates to apply this knowledge at companies dedicated to ICT services, consulting and engineering, systems maintenance, cybersecurity or fintech, as well as companies based on blockchain technologies. They can also pursue careers at public agencies, in teaching and in research.

Basic information

TypeDouble degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Branch of knowledge
  • Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
Length of course


academic years
Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsNo
Course detailsIndicators

Objectives and competences


  • To acquire general competence in the different fields of mathematics and computer engineering. 
  • To acquire a capacity for analysis and abstract thought, display intuition and a capacity for logical thinking, and develop the ability to recognize mathematical patterns in natural, scientific, technological and social phenomena. 
  • To have advanced knowledge of computers and algorithms as computational processes, including principles, software and hardware design, applications, and their impact on society. 


  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge to develop and defend arguments, as well as to solve problems related to computer science.
  • Ability to gather and interpret data that facilitate the analysis and diagnosis of specific topics related to computing.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make decisions.
  • Ability to make critical and logical reasoning.
  • Communication skills.
  • Capacity for abstract thinking: create and use models that represent real situations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Capacity to design and conduct tests and experiments and analyse and interpret the results.
  • Capacity to learn autonomously new knowledge and techniques appropriate to conceive, develop and exploit computer systems.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

What you will need
Sucessfully completed school leaver studies in technology, natural sciences or health sciences, including subjects in mathematics and physics. Applicants also holding further education qualifications in computer studies will be given particular consideration. Interest in computer studies and new technologies ans mathematics, desire to work in the area of computing and initiative in the development of computer applications in social contexts.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information

Administrative procedures related to enrolment

  • Enrolment information for new students Enrolment
  • information for second-, third- and fourth-year students
  • Other enrolment procedures



Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 78
Compulsory 234
Optional 0
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 36

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Algorithms 1st semester Compulsory 6
Introduction to Differential Calculus 1st semester Basic training 6
Language and Mathematical Reasoning 1st semester Basic training 6
Matrices and Vectors 1st semester Basic training 6
Programming I 1st semester Basic training 6
Arithmetic 2nd semester Basic training 6
Data Structure 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Linear Algebra 1st semester
2nd semester
Basic training 6
Physics 2nd semester Basic training 6
Programming II 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Subject Language Type Credits
Final Project 1st semester
2nd semester
Compulsory final project 18
Final Project 1st semester
2nd semester
Compulsory final project 18
Ethics and Legislation 1st semester Compulsory 6
Software Engineering 1st semester Compulsory 6

Pathways and specializations

Double Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and Software Engineering
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields.They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information

Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

  • Director of computer science projects, responsible for software and hardware, including team, resource, and client relations management.  
  • Management and exploitation of knowledge and information in digital format. 
  • Teaching and transfer of technology to other professionals. 
  • Participation in research and development in public and private centres. 
  • Analysis and programming in computer applications of any kind.  
  • Integration of computer systems. 
  • Administration of computer systems and networks of great complexity.  
  • Responsibility in computer science departments. 
  • Non-university teaching (secondary education). 
  • University teaching and research. 
  • Public administration. 

Contact us

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 - 08007 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 021 598 - 934 021 597

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