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Recognition/validation of university courses of study

Preliminary information

Credit recognition on bachelor's degrees means that credits that have been awarded for official courses of study in the EHEA or for courses of study that have been or are being phased out count towards an official degree. Credits can also be recognised for other university courses of study leading to certain university-specific degrees. Credits can also be recognised for other university courses of study leading to certain university-specific degrees, if this is stated in the degree's validation report.

The recognition must always consider courses taken as part of the original degree and never courses that have previously been validated, adapted or recognised.

When the credits have been passed at a foreign university, the recognised credits are incorporated into the student's academic record as validated subjects or credits and they must carry a numerical and descriptive mark.

Recognised credits in the academic record:

    • Imply the equivalence of competencies (specific and/or generic) and workload between courses leading to the award of the degree.
    • Reflect the original mark, which is maintained.

Applications

Students must submit their applications to the academic secretary's office at the School. The application form must have been filled in and signed and it must be accompanied by the following documents:

Applicants who have studied in Spain(*)
    • Official academic transcript (original or certified copy)
    • Curriculum (published by the school)
    • Course descriptions (published by the school)
    • Receipt showing the review fee has been paid.

(*) UPC students may provide a copy of their student record held in the e-Secretaria instead of their official academic transcript.

Applicants who have studied abroad(**)
    • Degree certificate, diploma or official accrediting certificate
    • Degree curriculum (published by the school)
    • Course descriptions (published by the school)
    • Receipt showing the review fee has been paid.

(**) All of these documents must be official, original and issued by the competent authorities. They must have been legalised through diplomatic channels (see Appendix 1, Legalisation of Documents Issued Abroad, in the Academic Regulations for Bachelor's Degree Courses).

The corresponding fee must be paid to the academic secretary's office when the application is submitted. A receipt will be issued. The fee can be paid by credit card at the academic secretary's office or in cash at any CaixaBank, Banc de Santander or Caixa d'Enginyers Network branch.

The application begins to be processed as soon as payment is received.

The application periods are as follows:

    • Autumn semester: July and first week in September
    • Spring semester: December and first two weeks in January

(Consult the specific periods for each academic year in the academic and administrative calendar, which can be accessed from this page.)

 

Resolution

In the periods stated in the administrative calendar, the interested person can collect the School's validation proposal from the secretary's office. The proposal must be ratified by the competent authority within the UPC.

 

Enrolment

Once students have the validation proposal they must modify their provisional enrolment so that the recognised or validated subjects can be included in their academic record.

Once the competent authority within the UPC has issued the definitive ruling, enrolment is considered definitive. If there are any changes with respect to the provisional enrolment, it must be reviewed and modified in accordance with the relevant resolution.