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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering

This master’s degree provides a solid education in the field of structural and construction engineering (master's degree website). Students learn about topics such as the resistance mechanisms of structures; construction materials and processes; materials-related durability and technology; construction processes and organisational methods; effective management of construction projects; the environmental and socioeconomic impact of construction work; safety; quality; and sustainability.

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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 (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€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 closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).

How to pre-enrol
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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.


Third semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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