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Double degrees and mobility

International mobility

Mobility consists of a period of study in another country during which students are exempt from paying academic fees at the host institution. At the end of the mobility period, the EPSEB will recognise in academic terms the courses you have taken. The EPSEB's offer of mobility includes academic exchange programmes involving students from all over the world. It aims to promote internationalisation and to provide students with an ever-wider range of opportunities.

More than 100 mobility places are available.

Double degrees

A double degree allows you to graduate with two bachelor's degrees by combining subjects from two different degrees. At the EPSEB you can take two double degrees.

National

The 2019-2020 academic year saw the introduction of the double degree comprising the bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction and the bachelor's degree in Public Works Engineering (Civil Constructions pathway), both of which are taught at the UPC.

The double degree lasts five years, at the end of which students are awarded the bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction of the Barcelona School of Building Construction and the bachelor's degree in Public Works Engineering (Civil Constructions pathway) of the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering.

The aim is to produce specialists in all areas of construction, from building construction to public works, thus responding to labour market demand for professionals who are competent in both of these fields.

The curriculum of the double degree has been designed so that the two bachelor's degrees are worked towards in parallel. Basic subjects are generally taken before more specific subjects.

Aims

  • With this double degree students will:
  • ­Enjoy a wider range of professional opportunities.
  • ­Acquire a wider range of technical skills, both in building construction and in public works.
  • ­Become professionals with a broader view of the labour market.
  • ­Secure a better position in their access to the labour market.
  • ­Gain employment that is more highly sought-after and better paid.

Access

The number of places offered on the double degree is 10. If there are unfilled places in the autumn semester they can be filled in the spring semester.

Students gain access to one of the degrees via university pre-enrolment or by any of the other routes foreseen in Royal Decree 412/2014, and once they have passed the initial stage they can apply for a place on the double degree.

Admission follows the order of the mark in students' academic records and students with the highest marks gain admission to the programme.

Pathway

Courses are taught face-to-face in accordance with the table that is shown in the recommended pathway. A bachelor's thesis of 12 ECTS credits must be written and defended for each of the two bachelor's degrees.

 

Students on the bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction may take a double degree with the bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management that is taught at the Euncet Business School.

This double degree was introduced in the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who wish to take this double degree must have gained access to each of the degrees via pre-enrolment.

To access the double degree, students on the bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction must have passed the initial stage. The admission process is managed by a specific committee in which the two schools are represented. Applications for admission to the double degree must be submitted in accordance with the calendar set by the school.

If the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered for the academic year, students are ordered according to the mark in their academic records, and those with the highest marks gain admission to the programme.

The curriculum of the double degree has been designed so that the two bachelor's degrees are worked towards in parallel. Basic subjects are always taken before more specific subjects. If there are similar subjects between the two degrees (which can be validated in accordance with the recognition tables), students can take the subject that will provide them with the most comprehensive training and that is therefore most useful for the two degrees.

To conclude, the curriculum foresees that the work load in all the academic years, except in the initial stage, will exceed 60 ECTS credits. This reduces the amount of time that students must devote to obtaining the double degree and shows them clearly that obtaining a double degree requires additional effort.

Taking a double degree engages and benefits our students, who will:

  • Enjoy a wide range of opportunities.
  • Acquire technical skills and skills in business management and economics.
  • Become professionals with a broader view of the labour market.
  • Secure a better position in their access to the labour market.
  • Gain employment that is more highly sought-after and better paid.

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