Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Polytechnic University of Catalonia, sometimes known Barcelona Tech (Catalan: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya or UPC), is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. UPC schools and facilities are located on both sides of Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal. The Barcelona School of Civil Engineering is on the On the North Campus which is also home to university services such as the  Library, a sports centre, a shopping area, and a number of student associations. 

Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, with a booming nightlife and cultural scene. Catalonia is region with a much used local language, Catalan, and a proud sense of autonomy. It is the home of the weird and wonderful architecture of Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia, as well as numerous music festivals and an expansive beach. It has more than one university and an active student scene.

Mobility partner

>> Information for incoming students

  • Estimated number of mobility places for each subject: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places


Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Civil Engineering

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