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Curriculum

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry

General details

Duration
4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Delivery
Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €2,551 (€3,827 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Admission

Places
90
Registration and enrolment
What are the requirements to enrol in a bachelor's degree course?
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of visual health problems.
  • Adaptation of glasses and contact lenses.
  • Vision rehabilitation and consulting in vision care and ergonomics.
  • Measurement and diagnostic testing for surgery.
  • Medical-technical establishments related to optics.
  • Hospitals, health centres and primary care centres.
  • Ophthalmology centres and surgeries.
  • Optical industry: technical, commercial and management positions.

Organisation

Academic calendar
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Academic regulations
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Language certification and credit recognition
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Location
Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

Curriculum

Subjects ECTS credits Type
First semester

General Anatomy Obre PDF

General Anatomy

6 Compulsory

Geometrical and Instrumental Optics Obre PDF

Geometrical and Instrumental Optics

9 Compulsory

Mathematics for Optics and Optometry Obre PDF

Mathematics for Optics and Optometry

7.5 Compulsory

Physics Obre PDF

Physics

7.5 Compulsory
Second semester

Chemistry for Vision Sciences Obre PDF

Chemistry for Vision Sciences

6 Compulsory

Psychology in Vision Care Obre PDF

Psychology in Vision Care

6 Compulsory

Visual Optics Obre PDF

Visual Optics

6 Compulsory

Visual System Anatomy Obre PDF

Visual System Anatomy

6 Compulsory

Wave Optics Obre PDF

Wave Optics

6 Compulsory
Third semester

Binocular Motility and Perception Obre PDF

Binocular Motility and Perception

6 Compulsory

Clinical Procedures in Optometry Obre PDF

Clinical Procedures in Optometry

6 Compulsory

General and Ocular Physiology and Biochemistry Obre PDF

General and Ocular Physiology and Biochemistry

6 Compulsory

Optical Materials Obre PDF

Optical Materials

6 Compulsory

Optometric Instruments Obre PDF

Optometric Instruments

6 Compulsory
Fourth semester

Binocular Vision Dysfunctions Obre PDF

Binocular Vision Dysfunctions

9 Compulsory

Communication Obre PDF

Communication

3 Compulsory

Ocular Pathology Obre PDF

Ocular Pathology

6 Compulsory

Ocular Pharmacology Obre PDF

Ocular Pharmacology

6 Compulsory

Ophthalmic Lenses Obre PDF

Ophthalmic Lenses

6 Compulsory
Fifth semester

Basic Contact Lenses Obre PDF

Basic Contact Lenses

6 Compulsory

General and Ocular Microbiology Obre PDF

General and Ocular Microbiology

6 Compulsory

Ophthalmic Optics, Workshop and Dispensing Obre PDF

Ophthalmic Optics, Workshop and Dispensing

9 Compulsory

Peadiatric and Geriatric Optometry Obre PDF

Peadiatric and Geriatric Optometry

9 Compulsory
Sixth semester

Academic and Professional Communication Obre PDF

Academic and Professional Communication

6 Optional

Applied Contact Lenses Obre PDF

Applied Contact Lenses

9 Compulsory

Clinical Cases in Optometry Obre PDF

Clinical Cases in Optometry

6 Compulsory

Communication and Interpersonal Relations

Communication and Interpersonal Relations

3 Optional

Conflict and Mediation

Conflict and Mediation

3 Optional

Economics and Business Management Obre PDF

Economics and Business Management

6 Optional

External Work Placements

External Work Placements

6 Optional

Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

3 Optional

Introduction to Biophotonics Obre PDF

Introduction to Biophotonics

3 Optional

Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Visual Data Obre PDF

Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Visual Data

6 Optional

Optical Design Obre PDF

Optical Design

6 Optional

Optical Workshop

Optical Workshop

6 Optional

Optician Workshop Procedures

Optician Workshop Procedures

3 Optional

Psychophysics and Neurophysiology of Vision Obre PDF

Psychophysics and Neurophysiology of Vision

7.5 Compulsory

Screening and Treatment of Visual Data Obre PDF

Screening and Treatment of Visual Data

6 Optional

Social Services and Third Sector

Social Services and Third Sector

3 Optional

Specific Procedures for Adapting Glasses Obre PDF

Specific Procedures for Adapting Glasses

6 Optional

Surface Treatments in Biomaterials, Lenses and Frames Obre PDF

Surface Treatments in Biomaterials, Lenses and Frames

6 Optional

Visual Ergonomics Obre PDF

Visual Ergonomics

6 Optional

Visual Health and Development Obre PDF

Visual Health and Development

6 Optional
Seventh semester

Interactions Between Microorganisms and Contact Lenses Obre PDF

Interactions Between Microorganisms and Contact Lenses

3 Optional

Introduction to Audiology Obre PDF

Introduction to Audiology

3 Optional

Optometry and Contact Lens Clinics Obre PDF

Optometry and Contact Lens Clinics

7.5 Compulsory

Photography and Image Processing Obre PDF

Photography and Image Processing

6 Optional

Severe Visual Impairment: Specific Instrumentation and Its Clinical Application Obre PDF

Severe Visual Impairment: Specific Instrumentation and Its Clinical Application

3 Optional

Visual Data Processing Obre PDF

Visual Data Processing

6 Optional

Visual Therapies Obre PDF

Visual Therapies

3 Optional
Eighth semester

Bachelor's Thesis Obre PDF

Bachelor's Thesis

24 Project