At the time of writing and expecting imminent changes in the University education system, the current situation of the study programmes is as follows:
The degree title of Civil Engineering is awarded once the complete courses in the corresponding Study Programme have been finished and the End of Degree Project has been carried out.
The teaching centres on the training of a general engineer who can fit perfectly into the professional world, in whatever of the very varied fields of Civil Engineering.
The Civil Engineering Study Programme is structured in two cycles of 2 and 3 years without an intermediate qualification. The degree has a total of 395 credits, 324 of which correspond to core and compulsory subjects, 31.5 obtained from optional subjects and the remaining 39.5 being elective credits.
The Civil Engineer Programme prepares the graduates for professional activity within the legally established requirements, and also allows them to enrol on a Doctorate Programme lasting two years. On completing these two years and having successfully written and defended the Doctoral Thesis, the title of Ph.D. is awarded.
(1st and 2nd cycle)
Civil Engineering à 5 years DEGREE TITLE: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Doctorate Programmme: (3rd cycle)
Doctoral Thesis TITLE of DOCTOR (Ph.D)
The Technical Engineering in Public Works, specialising in Civil Construction degree is awarded on completion of the complete courses of the corresponding Study Programme and having carried out the End of Degree Project.
The Study Programme consists of a single cycle lasting three years and with a total of 225 credits. Of these, 187.5 correspond to core and compulsory subjects; 15 credits to optional subjects and the remaining 22.5 are elective credits. As in the case of the Civil Engineering Programme, the aim is to complement teaching with different activities, always related to the professional world.
Study Programme: (1st cycle)
Technical Engineering in Public Works à 3 Years
DEGREE TITLE : TECHNICAL ENGINEERING IN PUBLIC WORKS
(Specialising in Civil Construction)
The degree of Technical Engineering in Public Works prepares the graduate for professional activity, within the legally established requirements which are specific to each specialisation of the degree. In the case where the graduate so desires, they may apply to study Civil Engineering. If accepted, within the number of places available, they will join the Study Programme at the Second cycle stage, which is to say in the third year.
The School is responsible for all Study Programmes in Civil Engineering and Technical Engineering in Public Works degree titles. The Departments are responsible for the Doctorate Programmes.
The programme provides students with a wide and general technical training that allows them to develop a sucessful professional career in whatever of the varied fields of Civil Engineering.
Theorical lectures and classroom practices are combined with laboratory and field experiences, technical visits to construction sites and another facilities and placements in companies, institutions or research centres.
During the first years students receive strong basic education, mainly based on mathematical and physical disciplines. Subsequently pre-technological subjects are introduced and, finally, students are trained in applied technologies.
Civil Engineers develop their activities in road works, hydraulic, oceanographic and coastal engineering, environmental engineering, building structures and public works, transport and urban planning. On the other hand professionals can act in different spheres: Civil Service and Management Bodies (planning and operation), consultancy and engineering companies (technical studies, projects, supervision and construction works control) and construction companies (direct development of construction works).