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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

4.5 out of 5 (555 reviews) Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
Technological training and skill acquisition are key factors for people who wish to lead and drive the challenges of the future. Postgraduate study at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech (UPC) provides top-level technological training in the fields of engineering, architecture and the applied sciences.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

The university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politecnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools founded during the 19th century

Education

On a map in which there are no barriers to knowledge, the University, through its internationalisation programme UPC Abroad, acts as a magnet for international students and has established itself as the Spanish university with the most international students on its master's and doctoral degrees. The UPC is also the European university with the most Erasmus Mundus programmes: 13 master's degrees and 7 doctoral programmes. Internationalization is one of the main vector on UPC: as a leading member of international networks of excellence,UPC maintains a privileged relationship with scientific and educational organizations allower the world, which promotes research collaboration and attraction of talent.

Research

UPC is renowned for its leadership in research and technological innovation projects, patenting and business creation, and strategic alliances with prestigious research centres and universities. UPC is a leader in many scientific output areas and has a long path of national and international industrial research. The knowledge that it generates drives strategic projects for society and business growth.The top Spanish university in the 2012QS World University ranking for Engineering and TechnologyThe capacity for research, problem solving and opening up routes to innovation of its researchers means that they have a key role to play in the current recovery of the knowledge-based economy.

Career

Developing and creating innovative ideas can also take place outside of your study programme. UPC offer all students great opportunities to start your own company or to participate in one of the university exciting students projectes. Every year UPC students take part in competitions and awards, enabling them to apply the knowledge they have acquired to real-life projects, learn new skills and interact with businesses.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
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2017
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2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
275
2018
275 46
2017
321
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
2018
429
2017
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2016
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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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The Office provides information and assessment on the city, accommodation, Catalan and Spanish language courses, health insurance, scholarships, the Orientation Week and the various procedures that you will have to follow to legalize your stay in Spain.The Office also:

  • Provides information on scholarships and programs available to UPC students who want to go on an international exchange.
  • Coordinates the General Call for Outgoing Student Mobility Programs of UPC (Erasmus, etc.).
  • Makes the corresponding payments of the grants and scholarships for the exchange programs.

Housing services

The universities of Barcelona have an agreement with Resa Housing, an organisation specialised in youth accommodation.Students are advised to contact Resa Housing (www.bcn-housing-students.com) well in advance of their moving to Barcelona, in order to determine the most suitable type of accommodation.

Library services

The library located opposite the main building of the EPSEVG has books, documentation resources and services for study, teaching and research purposes. Free access to all the material is available except for those documents such as final theses and the antique collection located in the library depository.

ICT services

There is wifi access throughout the campus. On registration students are given a user name and password which enables them to use the network. 5 classroom are available where this free access can be used. An IT help desk is also available to help you with any problems of a technical nature.

Medical services

If you are a citizen from the European Union covered by public healthcare,you must apply for the European healthcare card in your home country.

Student Life

Campus life

There are many things that make Barcelona a very attractive city to study and live in: its historical and architectural heritage, its culture, its cosmopolitan nature and its privileged location by the Mediterranean Sea.Most UPC schools, departments and facilities are located in Barcelona, but there are some others in nearby cities, although they are all easy to get to on Barcelonas public transport network.

Sports facilities

The Sports Service of the UPC, makes available to the university community, a series of installations, both local and external, to facilitate participation and competition in different sports. With friends and colleagues can practice in the UPC Sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, table tennis or badminton.

Student clubs

Throughout the duration of their studies, the School forms special bonds with its students that go beyond a strictly academic and administrative relationship. The FOOT has close ties with some of the most important of these organisations:

  • Catalan Association of Opticians and Optometrists (COOOC)(open in new window)
  • Spanish Association of Opticians and Optometrists (CNOO)(open in new window)
  • Catalan Association of Optometry and Vision Therapy (ACOTV)(open in new window)
  • Catalan Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACCDV)(open in new window)

Accreditation

Their quality is guaranteed internationally, by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), before being approved by the Spanish government.

Student Reviews

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
Studying at the UPC has been an enriching experience. My programme (Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering) is taught in Terrassa, a city located at a distance of 20 km from Barcelona. Thanks to the different modules, I have learnt a great quantity of technical concepts of the field and attended to interesting lectures. The assessment is usually done by 2 exams, assignments and laboratory ...
Study Civil Engineering in Barcelona
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very nice classmates, helpful professors and appropriate facilities. The programme I'm taking is quite demanding in terms of study required. Some courses are taught in English.
My experience as a naval engineer
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I really love ships and I'm very impressed about huge ships. During this degree I could improve my knowledge about ships, and I also discover some ohter subjects that I did not know about them but I have discover that I like them so much. I'm also thinking about doing a master about CAD / CAE / CAM with CATIA V5 system.

Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain