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Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)

Civil engineers are professionals who have good analytical and decision-making skills, which allow them to find efficient and sustainable solutions to complex technological and engineering problems. They are graduates who are professionally qualified to plan, manage, construct and conserve civil engineering projects. On this bachelor's degree you will acquire a solid grounding and broad mastery of technical knowledge and work management skills.

Civil engineers are already contributing to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Objectives, and civil engineering is a versatile area of knowledge that is present in a great number of spheres of action, many of them emerging and strategic, such as sustainable mobility, water supply, renewable energies and the energy transition, smart cities, just-in-time logistics, the circular economy and climate change.
4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Language of instruction
Group taught 100% in English

Check the language of instruction for each subject (and timetable) in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
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.
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
Civil engineers join companies dealing with infrastructure, water flows, energy, goods and people as specialists, managers, designers, consultants and builders; ports, airports, stations and logistics centres; companies and institutions that manage natural resources and recycling and that intervene in the public use of cities; and consultancies and quality laboratories.
  • Sustainable and safe mobility
  • Universal right to water supply
  • Renewable energies and the energy transition
  • Mitigation of causes and effects of climate change
  • Resilience to natural disasters
  • Circular economy
  • Smart cities
  • Just-in-time logistics
For all of the above, civil engineering is entrusted with planning, conceiving, designing, building, maintaining, integrating and managing:
  • Transport infrastructure for intelligent mobility
  • Roads and channels that move water, energy, goods and people
  • Ports, airports, stations and logistics centres
  • Natural resource and waste recycling management systems
  • Public spaces in cities
These areas of work can be approached from different perspectives, from a public or private body, from the point of view of a manager, a designer, a consultant or a builder. Other areas are teaching, research and innovation.
Double-degree pathways at the UPC

You have the possibility of complementing this bachelor's degree with a specific pathway towards a double degree by taking an additional number of credits from one of the other degrees taught at the School. Generally, this involves an additional year of study. To gain admission to a double degree of this kind you must have taken a minimum number of credits on one of the bachelor's degrees. The number of places is limited.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering + Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction (EPSEB)

Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data. 

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