Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

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.
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

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) (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.
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.

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 Environmental Engineering + Bachelor's degree in Mineral Resource Engineering and Mineral Recycling (EPSEM)

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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