Official Master's degree in construction for engineers

Structural and construction engineering

UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Original amount in EUR:
€ 4,599
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Important information

Typology Master
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Duration 3 Semesters
Start October
Credits 90
  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    3 Semesters
  • Start:
  • Credits: 90

Official Master's degree lasting a year and a half, studying the resistant mechanisms of buildings and building processes and construction in depth. It also covers several areas relevant to construction: efficient project management and works; environmental impact; safety; quality and sustainability.


Where and when

Starts Location
Barcelona, Spain
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Starts October
Barcelona, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

European bachelor's degree or equivalent (Architecture, Engineering, etc.) which must be accredited if it was obtained at a university not belonging to the European Educational Space.

What you'll learn on the course

Mechanics of solids and structures
Applications in structural analysis
Advanced mechanics of structures
Structures of compound materials
Seismic and dynamic engineering
Advanced mechanics of solids
Optimisation of structural engineering
Functional analysis of the mechanics of continuous mediums
Fault mechanics
Numeric methods
Cement structure
Metallic structures
Mixed structures
Building structures

Course programme

The Master's degree holds 90 ECTS credits; 60 are for training activities associated with the Master's degree and 30 are for the final thesis.

  • Block 1 (15 ECTS)
  • Block 2 (30 ECTS)
  • Block 3 (15 ECTS)
  • Final Thesis (30 ECTS)

There are three main lines of training corresponding to three areas of knowledge in the field of Structural Engineering and Construction Engineering.
These lines are: Analysis of Structures; Technology and the Structures Project; and Construction.
The different subjects included in the Master's degree have been put into three groups, depending on their focus: A: academic, I: research, P: professional.


  • Mechanics of solids and structures. (A)
  • Applications in structural analysis. (P)
  • Advanced mechanics of structures. (A)
  • Structures of compound materials. (A)
  • Seismic and dynamic engineering. (A)
  • Advanced mechanics of solids. (A)
  • Optimisation methods for structural engineering. (A)
  • Functional analysis of the mechanics of continuous mediums. (I)
  • Mechanics of structural fault. (I)
  • Numerical methods. (A)
  • Seminars. (A)
  • Workshops. (A)

Technology and Project:

  • Basics of the structures project. (A)
  • Cement structures. (A)
  • Metal structures. (A)
  • Mixed structures. (A)
  • Bridges. (A)
  • Building structures. (A)
  • Inspection, maintenance, assessment and reparation of structures. (A)
  • Analysis and non-lineal behaviour of cement structures. (I)
  • Non-lineal analysis of steel structures. (I)
  • Advanced course in bridges. (I)
  • Inspection, analysis and restoration of historical constructions. (I)
  • Experimental techniques for characterisation of materials. (A)
  • Science and technique of cement materials. (I)


  • The hypersector of construction. (A)
  • Real construction cases. (P)
  • Management of constructed property. (P)
  • Management skills. (P)
  • Economic and financial aspects of construction. (A)
  • Quality management. (A)
  • Safety management. (A)
  • Environmental management. (A)
  • Advanced construction materials. (A)
  • Advanced construction techniques. (A)
  • Use of residues. (I)
  • Durability of structures. (I)

Additional information

The master's degree price for foreign students non residents in Spain and non nationals from EU is € 76,65 per credit ECTS. Year 2013-2014.

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