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Bachelor's degree in Enviromental Engineering

Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)

Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)

The actions of industry and economic and social activities influence and directly or indirectly affect the environment and quality of life.

In coming years, societies must face climate and environmental challenges and will require professionals with a scientific grounding and global awareness of how the planet works, in physical, chemical, geological and biological terms, who can foresee and provide solutions for these challenges.

With the bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, you will become part of a profession that has a great future and impact, because you will work on designing new production processes that help to control and mitigate environmental problems and to conserve natural resources by means of clean energy and technologies.

In the fourth year you will be able to choose one of the two mentions that are offered: Urban and Industrial Environment or Natural Environment and Global Change.
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4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,660 (€2,490 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB) (coordinating school)
Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)
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.

Second course

  • Atmospheric Processes and Hydrology 6
  • Fluid Mechanics 6
  • Geographic Information Systems 6
  • Geomechanics 6
  • Hydraulics 6
  • Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry 6
  • Mathematics II 6
  • Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology 6
  • Principles of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Analysis 6
  • Statistics 6

Third course

  • Construction Procedures and Materials 6
  • Decontamination of Soils and Aquifers 6
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 6
  • Instrumentation, Remote Sensing and Big Data 6
  • Numerical Modeling 6
  • Solid Waste 6
  • Structures 6
  • Sustainable Transport 6
  • Wastewater and Reuse 6
  • Water Treatment 6

Fourth course

  • Atmospheric and Acoustic Pollution 6
  • Bachelor's Thesis 12
  • Climate Change and Natural Risks 6
  • Decision Making Systems 6
  • Energy Model Transition 6
  • Environmental Impact of the Great Infrastructures 6
  • Project Management and Environmental Legislation 6
  • Renewable Energy 6
  • River and Coastal Space Management 6
  • Supply and Drainage Networks 6
  • Sustainability and Environmental Ethics 6
  • Sustainable Construction 6
  • Sustainable Mobility and Smart-City 6
  • Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture Production 6
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Professional opportunities
As a graduate in Environmental Engineering, you will be able to practise professionally at companies and institutions that work to protect the environment, control environmental management plans, soil treatment and land restoration and the design of clean technologies, and carry out environmental impact studies, among others.
  • Managers and specialists in industry, engineering, administration and services.
  • University lecturers.
  • Freelancers.
  • Researchers.
  • Companies: heads of environment and quality departments; implementation of quality standards (ISO, EMAS); environmental auditing.
  • Engineering offices, on projects related to minimisation of emissions and treatment of gases; recovery of degraded spaces; soil treatment; design and operation of industrial and urban wastewater and drinking water treatment plants; industrial and urban solid waste treatment plants.
  • Environmental consultancies, on studies related to environmental diagnosis and environmental management plans for companies; waste minimisation and recycling (IPPC directive); proposals for clean production technologies; environmental impact studies.
  • Administration: technical consulting; municipal bureaus, provincial governments; natural area management plans; environmental regulations and auditing.

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