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Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering (interuniversity UPC-UB degree)

The aim of the bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering, which is offered jointly with the University of Barcelona (UB), is to produce general engineers with a good grounding in basic sciences and a broad vision of geological engineering. You will learn about geological and geotechnical site characterisation for the execution of engineering works, analysis of soil behaviour, prediction of geological hazards, and evaluation of resources. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to carry out geological and geotechnical studies and testing for public works and environmental impact studies, drilling for exploratory purposes and site characterisation, and quality control and instrumentation projects.

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General details

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

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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €2,371 (€0 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

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Construction companies, consultancy firms and laboratories.
  • Environmental companies.
  • The oil and gas industry: exploration and characterisation of natural resources (oil, gas, minerals, raw materials).
  • Instrumentation and control companies.
  • Administrations.
  • Geological services.
  • Research centres.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
General academic calendar for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees courses
Academic regulations
Academic regulations for bachelor’s degree courses at the UPC
Language certification and credit recognition
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Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB) Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB)

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