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Civil Engineering Technologies

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies


New social, environmental and economic models and scenarios pose significant challenges that make it necessary to adapt current structures and systems such as mobility management, transport and logistics systems, large infrastructure management, water supply, energy sources, waste reduction and environmental protection.

The world is changing and it needs professionals who are able to provide innovative and creative solutions from a global perspective using the knowledge of the twenty-first century.

Civil engineering is an essential part of this development towards the societies of the future. It contributes to the improvement of people's quality of life, environmental protection and economic growth.

This degree is taught exclusively in English.

What can the Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies offer you?

  • It is the first step to obtain the professional qualification to practise as a civil engineer.
  • More general training and focus on basic sciences to face the master's degree.
  • Last year with optional subjects on current and valuable topics such as big data, smart cities, numerical modeling or entrepreneurship.
  • Business support by leading companies in the sector that will facilitate learning by projects, as well as the completion of a Final Thesis within real projects.
  • International degree, fully-taught in English, that allows for at least a semester of international mobility.
Academic year 2020-2021 starts September 2020
Duration 4 years
Study load 240 ECTS (including the bachelor's thesis)
Delivery On-campus
Language English
Places 40
Official degree Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya recorded in the Spanish Ministry of Education's degree register)


We recommend for applicants to have completed high-school courses in science and technology and have the following characteristics:

  • Advanced knowledge of basic physics and mathematics studies.
  • Analytic skills
  • Abstraction and attention to detail skills.
  • Observation skills.

Means of admission

Find all the information on the different means of admission to the bachelor's degree.


To access the degree studies of Barcelona School of Civil Engineering, you must obtain a place through the university pre-enrollment procedure of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

You can check all the information regarding university pre-registration through the University Admission site.

Cut-off mark and grade improvement

The cut-off mark for the 2020-2021 year has not yet been published.

Please check the Generalitat de Catalunya's Department of Universities and Research site for more information on the cut-off marks for former years.

You can also check the courses that will improve your admission grades.

Career opportunities

  • This degree is the first part of the training that you will take to become a Civil Engineer, after completing your Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • As a graduate you can join project engineering companies, consulting firms, construction companies, R&D departments, and also work in the financial and service sectors.

Learning objectives

  • With a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies you will receive solid training in both sciences and engineering tools and technologies, which will allow you to face assuredly the Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • In the last year of the degree you will be able to choose the optional subjects that best meet your interests and acquire knowledge in topics as current and sought after by companies such as big data, smartcities, modeling or entrepreneurship.
2020-2021 Academic year



First year
Fall semester
Economics, business & law 6
Metric geometry & representation systems 6
Materials chemistry 6
Mathematics 6
Physics 6
Spring semester
Algebra & geometry 6
Calculus 6
Construction materials 6
Geology 6
Rational mechanics 6
Second year
Fall semester
Differential geometry & differential equations 6
Mobility & transport networks 6
Probability & statistics 6
Strength of materials & structures 6
Urbanism 6
Spring semester
Environmental engineering 6
Geomatics & geographic information 6
Hydraulics & hydrology 6
Mathematical models of physics 6
Roads & railways 6
Third year
Fall semester
Numerical modelling 6
Soil mechanics 6
Structural analysis 6
Structural technology I 6
Surface & groundwater hydrology 6
Spring semester
Communication techniques 6
Construction procedures & electrotechnics 6
Geotechnical & geological engineering 6
Maritime & port engineering 6
Structural technology II 6
Fourth year
Fall semester
Optional subject 6
Optional subject 6
Optional subject 6
Optional subject 6
Optional subject 6
Spring semester
Optional subject 6
Optional subject 6
Projects & business organisation 6
Bachelor's thesis 12

Optional courses

Fall semester
  • Risk assessment for natural hazards
  • Instrumentation & remote sensing
  • Machine learning & data science
  • Programming for science & engineering
  • Sustainability, social & environmental impact
Spring semester
  • Software tools for civil engineering
  • Urban mobility & decision support
  • Digital twins & augmented reality
  • Entrepeneurship & innovation

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Students enrolled at UPC for the Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering can access the following information:


The Bachelor's Thesis is an original exercise to be done individually and presented and defended before a university pannel consisting in a project in the sphere of the specific civil engineering technologies synthesising and integrating the competences acquired on the course.

List of bachelor's thesis currently scheduled for public presentation:

As this is a new program there is not any information available for the moment.