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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering

General details

Duration and start date
1,5 academic year, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs, €2,490 (€6,225 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Check the language of instruction for each subject in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.


School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona (ETSECCPB)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

For guaranteed access to this master’s degree, applicants must have prior academic training in basic sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Drawing) and in subjects directly related to civil engineering, structural engineering and the construction of public works or buildings. These subject areas include, to a greater or lesser extent: Mechanics, Materials Resistance, Structural Calculation, Reinforced Concrete, Metal Structures, Construction Materials, Construction Procedures and Machinery.

Admission criteria
  • Accredited academic degree or course of study in the field of Structural and Construction Engineering: university and date of completion
  • Other studies or courses followed
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Academic and/or professional experience
  • Personal interview, where applicable
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  03/07/2023.

How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

Graduates of this naster’s degree course have various professional options within the framework of structural analysis, the design and technology of structures and construction engineering, mainly in the sphere of civil and buildings engineering.

They will also be able to work in project and process development engineering; project and works management companies; direction of works; construction companies; companies involved in the management and exploitation of infrastructures; government agencies and public companies with activities related to the planning, design, execution and exploitation of civil and building works; technological research centres; and universities.


Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific skills

On completing this master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Conceive and design structures for buildings and public works that are durable, functional and aesthetically pleasing. 
  • Calculate and construct the structures outlined above, using classical materials (reinforced and prestressed concrete, structural steel, masonry, wood) and new materials (compounds, fibreglass, carbon fibre, stainless steel, aluminium, glass). 
  • Evaluate, repair or reinforce and maintain existing structures, including those that are historical and form part of the artistic heritage. 
  • Manage and carry out designs and works effectively, paying particular attention to technological and innovative aspects and to sustainability.
  • Function as project managers, construction managers and work superintendents.
  • Apply scientific methodology.
  • Use their critical capacities.
  • Create and innovate.
  • Be rigorous in their approach in a way that is balanced with the socioeconomic reality of the field of construction.
  • Produce mathematical models of engineering problems.


Subjects ECTS credits Type
First semester

Advanced Design of Concrete Structures Obre PDF

Advanced Design of Concrete Structures

5 Optional

Advanced Technics in Construction Obre PDF

Advanced Technics in Construction

5 Optional

Analysis and Design of Steel Structures Obre PDF

Analysis and Design of Steel Structures

5 Optional

Composite Materials Structures Obre PDF

Composite Materials Structures

5 Optional

Construction Methods and Project Management Obre PDF

Construction Methods and Project Management

5 Compulsory

Continuum Mechanics Obre PDF

Continuum Mechanics

5 Optional

Economical and Financial Aspects of Construction Obre PDF

Economical and Financial Aspects of Construction

5 Optional

Foundation Structures Obre PDF

Foundation Structures

5 Optional

Fundamentals of Structural Design Obre PDF

Fundamentals of Structural Design

6 Compulsory

Inspection, Analysis and Restoration of Historical Constructions Obre PDF

Inspection, Analysis and Restoration of Historical Constructions

5 Optional

Management Skills Obre PDF

Management Skills

5 Optional

Mixed and Composite Structures Obre PDF

Mixed and Composite Structures

5 Optional

Numerical Methods for Pdes Obre PDF

Numerical Methods for Pdes

5 Optional

Structural Analysis Obre PDF

Structural Analysis

7.5 Optional

Structural Dynamics Obre PDF

Structural Dynamics

5 Optional

Structural Management Obre PDF

Structural Management

5 Optional

Using Construction Waste Obre PDF

Using Construction Waste

5 Optional

Workshops and Research Seminars Obre PDF

Workshops and Research Seminars

5.5 Compulsory
Second semester

Advanced Bridge Engineering Obre PDF

Advanced Bridge Engineering

5 Optional

Advanced Materials in Construction Obre PDF

Advanced Materials in Construction

5 Optional

Bridges Obre PDF


5 Optional

Building Structures Obre PDF

Building Structures

5 Optional

Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics Obre PDF

Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics

5 Optional

Construction Seminars Obre PDF

Construction Seminars

2.5 Optional

Durability of Structures Obre PDF

Durability of Structures

5 Optional

Environmental Management Obre PDF

Environmental Management

5 Optional

Experimental Techniques for the Characterization of Structures and Structural Materials Obre PDF

Experimental Techniques for the Characterization of Structures and Structural Materials

5 Optional

Functional Analysis in Continuum Mechanics

Functional Analysis in Continuum Mechanics

5 Optional

Health and Safety in Construction Obre PDF

Health and Safety in Construction

5 Optional

Nanotechnology in Construction Obre PDF

Nanotechnology in Construction

5 Optional

Non-Linear Analysis and Behaviour of Concrete Structures Obre PDF

Non-Linear Analysis and Behaviour of Concrete Structures

5 Optional

Non-Linear Analysis of Steel Structures Obre PDF

Non-Linear Analysis of Steel Structures

5 Optional

Numerical Models in Civil and Structural Engineering Obre PDF

Numerical Models in Civil and Structural Engineering

5 Optional

Performance Based Seismic Design and Assessment of Structures Obre PDF

Performance Based Seismic Design and Assessment of Structures

5 Optional

Quality Management Obre PDF

Quality Management

5 Optional

Safety Management in Construction

Safety Management in Construction

5 Optional

Structural Analysis Seminars Obre PDF

Structural Analysis Seminars

2.5 Optional

Structural Engineering Obre PDF

Structural Engineering

6 Compulsory

Structural Optimization Obre PDF

Structural Optimization

5 Optional

Structural Technology Seminars Obre PDF

Structural Technology Seminars

2.5 Optional
Third semester

Master's Thesis Obre PDF

Master's Thesis

30 Project