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Civil Engineering

The Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering aims to produce generalist engineers who have a solid grounding in the basic sciences and a wide-ranging view of civil engineering and its applications in developing and improving contemporary societies, and it seeks alternative solutions that respect the environment. The degree gives access to mobility pathways leading to double degrees with prestigious institutions across the world.

The first two years of the Bachelor's Degreeinclude training in basic and applied sciences as well as courses on basic technologies and engineering tools.

During the third and fourth years notions of structural analysis and technologies, water cycle, civil, transporation and ground engineering are introduced. Thus preparing the student for their Bachelor's Thesis during their last year. Students must enroll into a movility program at a foreign university.

Since the 2016-2017 academic year, students can take this degree fully in English.

Academic year 2019-2020 starts September 2019
Duration 4 years
Study load 240 ECTS (including the bachelor's thesis)
Delivery On-campus
Language Spanish & Catalan
Places 100 (new students) & 10 (transfer students)
Official degree Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (recorded in the Spanish Ministry of Education's degree register)
Double degree agreements


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 2019-2020 years is 5.000.

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

  • Analysis, design and planning in relation to infrastructure projects, urbanism, landmark construction projects and logistics operations.
  • Management of engineering, infrastructure and consulting companies.
  • Consultancy for civil engineering firms and companies in industry and the service sector.
  • Technical and management positions with government agencies.
  • Self-employment.

Learning objectives

  • To form generalist engineers, with a good background in basic sciences and a broad insight on civil engineering.
  • The bachelor's degree in civil engineering provides the necessary knowledge to manage, design and monitor works involving roads, highways, channels, bridges, harbors, airports, dams, tunnels, gas stations, sewers, water treatment plants, parking lots, industrial units, building structures, water supply & collecting systems, water drainage, and train & urban planning among others.
  • This bachelor's degree qualifies for the regulated profession of Civil Engineer. Once the bachelor's degree is achieved, students are granted access to the Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.

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:

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