Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The University Schools joined the following year.

Education

UPM degrees cover all areas of Architecture and Engineering in current society in which the technological advances are decisive and in which scientists and engineers acquire greater and greater responsibility.

As a guarantee of the training of future generations, the UPM combines the four main functions of a modern superior education institution: teaching, the generation of knowledge, the transfer of this knowledge to the productive sectors and the dissemination of the scientific and technological knowledge as an exponent of the overall service that must be rendered to our society.

Research

One of the most important characteristics of the UPM is its culture of intensive research, which aspires to develop projects of excellence by means of a wide scientific basis. At the same time, the intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems.

Career

The Technical University of Madrid has a Centre for Orientation and Employment (COIE) to inform and orientate its students on their insertion into the work market, especially the carrying out of work experience in companies and the search for their first job.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
488 -29
2022
459 -8
2021
451
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
564 -11
2022
553 34
2021
587
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
601 -100
2021
501
2020
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
1001 -200
2022
801
2021
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

The services are normally: Full meals, weekly cleaning, laundry, cultural and sport activities. The prices are between 650 and 1,000 euros. The residences are cheaper than the halls of residence.

Library services

The history of our library is much older than the University itself as many of its centres were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Library currently has around 775,000 monographs, 11,800 periodical publication titles, 12.000 units of audiovisual material, as well as a collection of 20.000 titles in electronic format.

Medical services

Student Insurance covers students included in its scope of application for all contingencies expressly stated therein, provided that the health care expenses are incurred within the territory of Spain in accordance with the principle of territoriality as laid down in the General Law on Social Security.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the Greater Madrid area (Communidad de Madrid), the UPM offers its students an exceptional scientific and intellectual environment.

Sports facilities

The UPM also promotes sports practice and offers its teachers, researchers, students and administration and service staff the possibility of carrying out multiple activities. It has sports facilities in the Montegancedo Campus and Campus Sur, adapted for those people with limited mobility. Its twenty sports clubs, one for each Centre, stimulates them to participate in sports. Every year the Technical University of Madrid has an outstanding participation in the Spanish University Championships, and is one of those which has the greatest number of successes in medals.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Horrible, i want to quit

Could have been better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Due to the fact that I am not studying an oficial Master's, the experience has not been as good as it would have been if everything was well planned.

A trick for surviving any Masters: bothering with just the Thesis
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The Masters is just okay, nothing impressive so far. I expected more from the computational side of it - in the end, i did not learn that much coding or algorithm theory apart from two or three subjects of 3 ECTS each. However, the group i am currently doing my Masters thesis with seems very supportive and is really helping me develop in that direction. I think the thesis...

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