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Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering

The Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering provides students with the training to pursue professional and academic careers in the fields of geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Students develop specialist knowledge of geophysics and earthquake engineering and acquire the skills to predict, evaluate and reduce seismic hazards.

New These master's degree allows for a Double Degree between the Master's Degree in Mining Engineering (MME) and the Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (MGE).

General details
Academic year 2018-2019 1st semester starts (Q1): September 27th 2018
2nd semester starts (Q2): February 4th 2019
Duration 2 academic years
Num. of ECTS credits 120
Delivery On-site
Language of instruction Spanish and English
Num. of places 45
Especialisations: Geotechnical Engineering
Groundwater Hydrology
Earthquake Engineering and Geophysics
Official degree Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register as "Máster Universitario en Ingeniería del Terreno por la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya"
Dedicated student time

When pre-enrolling to the degree, students must choose their dedication:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Workload requirements

Students must pass at least 15 ECTS credits during their first year.

Maximum period to obtain the degree:

  • 3 academic years for full-time students
  • 6 academic years for part-time students

Academic fees for the academic year 2018-2019

Compulsory administrative fee per semester: 89,54€/quadrimestre, which stand for:

  • Learning support: 35,00€
  • Academic record: 54,54€

The fees for official master's degrees are regulated in Article 81.3.b of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, on Universities, in the wording of Royal Decree-Law 14/2012, of 20 April. In the case of studies leading to official degrees that are valid throughout Spain the public fees are set by the Government of Catalonia, within the limits established by the General University Policy Conference.The fees are not approved until the beginning of July, before the start of the academic year, so the total amount to be paid cannot be determined exactly until the moment the student enrols. More information

Organisation Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)
Coordinator Jean Vaunat

Secretariat of the programme