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Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering


With the Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering you will be part of a profession with great future and projection, as you will work in the design of new production processes that will ensure the control and mitigation of environmental problems and the conservation of natural resources, through clean energy and technologies.

During the fourth year you will be able to take one of the these two majors:

  • Urban and industrial environment
  • Natural environment and global change
Academic year 2020-2021 starts September 2020
Duration 4 years
Study load 240 ECTS (including the bachelor's thesis)
Delivery On-campus
Language Spanish & Catalan
Places 50

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.
  • Interest for geology and environment
  • 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

Environmental engineers incorporate as:

  • Managers and technicians in the industry, engineering, administration and services.
  • University teachers.
  • Free exercise of the profession.
  • Researchers.
  • In companies as head of the Department of Environment and Quality, implanting quality standards (ISO, EMAS) or conducting environmental audits.
  • In engineering offices, developing projects for emission reduction and gas treatment, reclamation of degraded spaces, soil treatment, design and operation of WWTP (industrial and urban) and ETAP, TRS plants (industrial and urban).
  • In environmental consultancies, developing diagnostic studies and environmental management plans for companies, waste minimization and recycling (IPPC), clean production technology proposals (BAT), environmental impact assessment studies (EIA).
  • In public administrations, offering technical assessment in municipal offices and councils, developing plans for the management of natural spaces, regulations and conducting environmental audits.
2020-2021 Academic year



First year
Fall semester
Biology & ecology 6
Mathematics fundamentals 6
Mechanics 6
Earth system 6
Chemistry I 6
Spring semester
Environmental economy & sustainability 6
Chemistry II 6
Thermodynamics & environmental kinetics 6
Mathematics I 6
Geology & edaphology 6
Second year
Fall semester
Mathematics II 6
Environmental microbiology & biotechnology 6
Geographic informations systems 6
Fluid mechanics 6
Ecotoxicology principles & environmental analysis 6
Spring semester
Statistics 6
Hydraulics 6
Atmospheric processes & hydrology 6
Environmental hydrogeology & geochemistry 6
Geomechanics 6
Third year
Fall semester
Instrumentation, remote sensing & Big Data 6
Numerical modelling 6
Structures 6
Water treatment 6
Decontamination of soils & aquiphera 6
Spring semester
Sustainable transportation 6
Evaluation of environmental impact 6
Waste water & reuse 6
Solid waste 6
Construction procedures & materials 6
Fourth year
Fall semester
Major courses 18
Common optional course 6
Atmospheric & acustic pollution 6
Spring semester
Common optional course 6
Decision making systems 6
Environmental management & legislation 6
Bachelor's thesis 12

Optional courses

Common optional courses
  • Environmental impact of great infrastructures
  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainability & environmental ethics
  • Technologies for sustainable aquaculture production


Urban & industrial environment
  • Supply & draining networks
  • Sustainable mobility & Smart City
  • Sustainable construction
Natural environment & global change
  • Management of river & coast areas
  • Climate change & natural hazards
  • Transition from energy model

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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 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.

Institutional information