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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology that offers:

-         71 bachelor’s degrees

-         76  master’s degrees (25 taught entirely inEnglish)

-         48 doctoral programmes (3 Erasmus Mundus)

This offer is completed byinternational mobility and double degree programmes.

-         48 International double degree with 33 universities

-         724 Higher education institutions with student exchange agreements

-         2,828 students on international mobility programmes (1,414 incoing students)

As a leading member ofinternational networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationshipwith global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, theUniversity is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent.

-         205 research groups

-         10 TECNIO network research centres

-         18 specific research centres

-         15 associated research entities.

UPC is in the subject rankings among the 25 best universities in the world in Architecture and Built Environment, among the 35 in Civil and Structural Engineering, among the top 100 in the broad subject areas Engineering and Technology and the specific subjects Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems and Art and Design.

The UPC has a wide spread presence in Catalonia, with nine campuses located in Barcelona and nearby towns: Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, and Vilanova i la Geltrú.

The campuses are accessible, well connected by public transport and equipped with the necessary facilities and services to contribute to learning, research and university life.

Discover the UPC campuses in all their extension, as well as their urban location.

Barcelona has a strong international vibe. Studying here, you’re guaranteed to meet people from all over the world. So, if you’re looking for a truly international study abroad experience, Barcelona is a safe bet.

Check our welcome guide for international students to find more practical information.  

Bachelor's degree

Access and admissions: https://www.upc.edu/en/bachelors/access-and-admission

Master's degree

Access and admissionshttps://www.upc.edu/en/masters/access-and-admission

Doctoral programmes

Access requirements: https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/new-students/access-requeriments
Admission process: https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/new-students/admission

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)

Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV)

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Civil Engineering School of Barcelona, Technical University of Catalonia (ETSECCPB)

Department of Architectural Design (PA)

Department of Automatic Control (ESAII)

Department of Computer Architecture (DAC)

Department of Electronic Engineering (EEL)

Department of Engineering Presentation (EGE)

Department of Heat Engines (MMT)

Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques (THATC)

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (CMEM)

Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering (EMIT)

Department of Nautical Science and Engineering (CEN)

Department of Network Engineering (ENTEL)

Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)

Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC)

Department of Statistics and Operations Research (EIO)

Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UOT)

Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE)

Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering (IOC)

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

University Research Institute for Sustainability Science And Technology (IS.UPC)

University Highlights

Total students - 22,510


International students - 3,014


Total faculty staff - 2,412


Total students - 22,510


International students - 3,014


Total faculty staff - 2,412

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