Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering

This master’s degree provides a solid education in the field of structural and construction engineering. Students learn about topics such as the resistance mechanisms of structures; construction materials and processes; materials-related durability and technology; construction processes and organisational methods; effective management of construction projects; the environmental and socioeconomic impact of construction work; safety; quality; and sustainability.

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Duration and start date
1,5 academic year, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding degree certificate fee, €4,901 (€7,352 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Spanish or English, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.


School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona (ETSECCPB)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

For guaranteed access to this master’s degree, applicants must have prior academic training in basic sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Drawing) and in subjects directly related to civil engineering, structural engineering and the construction of public works or buildings. These subject areas include, to a greater or lesser extent: Mechanics, Materials Resistance, Structural Calculation, Reinforced Concrete, Metal Structures, Construction Materials, Construction Procedures and Machinery.

Admission criteria
  • Accredited academic degree or course of study in the field of Structural and Construction Engineering: university and date of completion
  • Other studies or courses followed
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Academic and/or professional experience
  • Personal interview, where applicable
Pre-enrolment period open.
How to pre-enrol
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

First semester

Second semester

  • Advanced Course of Bridges 5
  • Advanced Materials in Construction 5
  • Bridges 5
  • Building Structures 5
  • Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics 5
  • Construction Seminars 2.5
  • Durability of Structures 5
  • Environmental Management 5
  • Experimental Techniques for the Characterization of Structural Materials 5
  • Functional Analysis in Continuum Mechanics 5
  • Nanotechnology in Construction 5
  • Non-Linear Analysis and Behaviour of Concrete Structures 5
  • Non-Linear Analysis of Steel Structures 5
  • Numerical Models in Civil and Structural Engineering 5
  • Performance Based Seismic Design and Assessment of Structures 5
  • Quality Management 5
  • Safety and Health in Construction 5
  • Safety Management in Construction 5
  • Structural Analysis Seminars 2.5
  • Structural Engineering 6
  • Structural Technology Seminars 2.5

Third semester

  • Master's Thesis 30
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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