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School of Engineering

A benchmark of academic prestige

It stands out as a center of excellence in the training of professionals in key engineering disciplines. It offers academic Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees specialized in Science and Technology, Engineering, Health and Sustainability.

Its prestigious reputation is based on decades of experience and an unwavering commitment to quality education. IQS School of Engineering combines theory with practice taught in its state-of-the-art laboratories providing students with a solid academic foundation and advanced technical skills.

The effort to train engineers and, at the same time, health professionals is the key to the institution’s success. IQS School of Engineering students will finish their studies highly trained and prepared to enter the working world in their respective fields.

Dean of IQS School of Engineering

Dr. Jordi Díaz

“The main objective at IQS is to give our students comprehensive education resulting in highly-competent professionals in the fields of science, technology, and business who are also committed to justice, compassion, and consciousness of themselves and the world in which they live. With this in mind, IQS boasts a multidisciplinary team with a deep passion for teaching and research and state-of-the-art facilities that are constantly adapted to current needs”.


Educational Offering

Discover the programs taught by IQS School of Engineering

GEMAT – Materials Engineering

The GEMAT group (Materials Engineering Group) conducts its activity in three main areas: the development of new functional materials, surface engineering and biomaterials.

AppLightChem – Applied Photobiological Chemistry

AppLightChem is a research group that specializes in the biomedical applications and chemical aspects of photonics. It focuses its research and transfer activities on solar photoprotection, cancer photochemotherapy, photoantimicrobial therapies and fluorescence imaging. AppLightChem develops advanced chemical technologies for photoprotection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases with light-activated drugs.

CRISOL – Chemical Reactions for Innovative Solutions

CRISOL is a powerful team capable of offering innovative chemical tools that make it real solutions to the challenges of Molecular Science, a discipline that is at the heart of key activities for Society, such as Medicinal and Process Chemistry, or Materials Science.

EQBA – Electrochemistry and Bioanalysis Group

The group’s activity is structured around the different analytical, spectrometric, chromatographic, electrochemical and optical techniques, both in their application and development.

GEPI – Industrial Products Engineering Group

The GEPI group (Industrial Products Engineering Group) conducts its activity in three main areas: Additive Manufacturing (AM), Reverse Engineering: digitization of objects with scanners and mechanical characterization of materials.

GESPA – Engineering and Simulation of Environmental Processes Group

GESPA’s research is focused on the topics of environmental sustainability from a transversal perspective. GESPA is a consolidated research group by the Catalan Government (2021 SGR 00321) and consists of a multidisciplinary team of scientists who combine chemical engineering, biotechnology and advanced chemical analysis with a theoretical-experimental approach to improve the sustainability of our society.

GEVAB – Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine Group

The GEVAB group develops its activity in two main areas: the development of biomaterials to treat vascular pathologies and the study of other clinical needs, integrating knowledge from medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing.

GQBB – Biological and Biotechnological Chemistry

The GQBB group (Biological and Biotechnological Chemistry Group) conducts its activity in three main areas: identification and molecular analysis of proteins and enzymes, their use as therapeutic targets and design and applications of enzymes in biocatalysis and biotechnology in microorganisms.

GQF – Pharmaceutical Chemistry Group

The GQF group research focuses on two main areas: 1) The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Unit (new drugs)
2) The Continuous Chemical Processes Unit

ADAMIQS – Applied Data Analytics and Modeling IQS

The goal of this group is the application of data analytics and modeling techniques to the different areas of expertise of IQS (i.e. biosciences, engineering and social sciences) and the teaching of these techniques in higher education.

GAM – Applied Mechanics and Advanced Manufacturing

GAM (Group of Applied Mechanics and Advanced Manufacturing) is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers focused on research and problem-solving related to the advanced manufacturing, the development, characterisation and efficient use of engineering-grade materials, and the enhancement of structural performance.

SEE – Sustainability, Economics and Ethics

The Sustainability, Economics and Ethics (SEE) group brings together researchers who collaborate at the intersection of issues related to sustainability, socio-economic and ethical aspects, as well as poverty, inequality, education, aporophobia, social exclusion, convergence, and environment, among others.

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