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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Location

C. Jordi Girona 31, Barcelona, ES, Barcelona Spain

Ranking

# =371QS World University Rankings

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64Undergraduate programs

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132Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

4,150 EURTuition Fee/year

About Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology.

The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programmes (34 of them fully in English) and 45 PhD programmes, which fully adhere to the principles of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in some of the fastest-growing areas in the world of science, technology and industry. We moreover offer lifelong learning in the form of master's degree and other courses tailored to professional development needs.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering for Industry: Energy, Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical
  • Naval, Maritime and Nautical Engineering
  • Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Applied Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Optics and Photonics.

 

This offer is completed by international mobility and double degree programmes.

-          56  International double degree with 34 universities

-          716  Higher education institutions with student exchange agreements

-          2,623 students on international mobility programmes (1,306 incoming students)

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

-          206  research groups

-          14  TECNIO network research centres

-          21  focused research centers

-          15  associated research centers

UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of international doctoral and master’s degree students, and it is also the European university with the highest number of Erasmus Mundus master’s degree programmes.

Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. UPC has a graduate employment rate of 93%. The 76% find a job in under three months.

In the 2021 edition of QS World University ranking by Subject, the UPC is ranked 20th in the world in Architecture and 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering. It is also among the world’s top 50 universities in Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and among the world's top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and Technology and in the subjects of Computer Science, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering. It is the first Spanish University in Engineering and Technology and in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science.

The research carried out at the UPC marks the meeting point between scientific inquiry, innovation and technological development. The UPC works to promote a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship and establish knowledge networks with researchers and research groups around the world.


About Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology.

The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programmes (34 of them fully in English) and 45 PhD programmes, which fully adhere to the principles of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in some of the fastest-growing areas in the world of science, technology and industry. We moreover offer lifelong learning in the form of master's degree and other courses tailored to professional development needs.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering for Industry: Energy, Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical
  • Naval, Maritime and Nautical Engineering
  • Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Applied Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Optics and Photonics.

 

This offer is completed by international mobility and double degree programmes.

-          56  International double degree with 34 universities

-          716  Higher education institutions with student exchange agreements

-          2,623 students on international mobility programmes (1,306 incoming students)

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

-          206  research groups

-          14  TECNIO network research centres

-          21  focused research centers

-          15  associated research centers

UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of international doctoral and master’s degree students, and it is also the European university with the highest number of Erasmus Mundus master’s degree programmes.

Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. UPC has a graduate employment rate of 93%. The 76% find a job in under three months.

In the 2021 edition of QS World University ranking by Subject, the UPC is ranked 20th in the world in Architecture and 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering. It is also among the world’s top 50 universities in Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and among the world's top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and Technology and in the subjects of Computer Science, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering. It is the first Spanish University in Engineering and Technology and in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science.

The research carried out at the UPC marks the meeting point between scientific inquiry, innovation and technological development. The UPC works to promote a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship and establish knowledge networks with researchers and research groups around the world.


Available programs

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research.

UPC offers 66  bachelor’s degrees (some 100% taught in English) in the knowledge areas:

Aerospace Engineering  

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering  

Applied Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Optics and Photonics

Architecture and Urban Planning

Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering

Computer Science

Engineering for Industry: Energy, Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering  

Naval, Maritime and Nautical Engineering

Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Engineering


All of them are official Spanish degrees that allows the access to master's  and doctoral programmes .

30,275 students are trained to become professionals in engineering, architecture, sciences and technology who have the knowledge, abilities and skill to take on new challenges in keeping with technological efficiency and sustainability criteria.

Student’s participation and leadership in research projects and work placements foster their relations with the world of work and bolster their autonomy and initiative. The University is therefore a space for knowledge that stimulates learning and personal growth with a dynamic, motivating teaching model.

In the 2021 edition of QS World University ranking by Subject, the UPC is ranked 20th in the world in Architecture and 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering. It is also among the world’s top 50 universities in Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and among the world's top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and Technology and in the subjects of Computer Science, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering. It is the first Spanish University in Engineering and Technology and in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science.

The  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology offers 81  master’s degrees , 34 of them taught fully in English.

UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of international university students. Last year, the 55% doctoral students were international (79% of them non EU).

As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a relationship with global organisations. As a result, it’s at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent.

Its offers 45  doctoral programmes in five research areas:

Architecture, Urbanism and Construction

Civil Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Information and Communications Technologies Engineering

Sciences

UPC also participate in Erasmus Mundus programme . This programmes shared between at least three European universities that have the support of the European Union. Erasmus Mundus are part of a cooperation and mobility programme for European higher education that aims to improve its quality and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures by means of cooperation with third countries.

In the 2021 edition of QS World University ranking by Subject, the UPC is ranked 20th in the world in Architecture and 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering. It is also among the world’s top 50 universities in Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and among the world's top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and Technology and in the subjects of Computer Science, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering. It is the first Spanish University in Engineering and Technology and in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science.

University information

General

3+
33+
59+
160+
72+
5+

Bachelor

159+
5+
58+
71+

Master

160+
5+
72+
59+
24,217
76%
24%
3,231
32%
68%
2,536
92%
8%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,660 EUR
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International Students

4,150 EUR
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Rankings & ratings

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is one of the top public universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #=371 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #350
  • 2014
    #345
  • 2015
    #337
  • 2016
    #299
  • 2017
    #=321
  • 2018
    #275
  • 2019
    #=275
  • 2020
    #300
  • 2021
    #314
  • 2022
    #=319
  • 2023
    #=343
  • 2024
    #354
  • 2025
    #=371

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