Civil Engineering


To educate professional with a solid academic foundation, with technical and human abilities, competent in the design and construction of civil works, with a strong emphasis in the management of construction and infrastructure projects. UPC’s civil engineers are committed to continuous learning and are open-minded in relation to new technologies and ways of doing.

Program Educational objetives (PEO)

The Program Educational objetives (PEOs) must be accomplished by graduates of the Civil Engineering program some years after graduating. These objetives are:

PEO 1: Technical Competence

Shows solid technical and engineering knowledge to plan, design and build civil works.

PEO 2: Adaptability and Versatility

Participates and interacts in the different stages and roles of a civil engineering project with creativity and independent thinking.

PEO 3: Communication and Teamwork

Integrates and leads multidisciplinary work teams, being able to communicate effectively with other professionals.

PEO 4: Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Acts responsibly in the practice of the profession, meets the profession’s standards and ethical principles, and respects the environment.

PEO 5: Continuing Education

Is familiar with current Civil Engineering topics through continuous learning, which will allow him/her to remain competitive in the market and become an agent of change in the profession.

Incoming Student Profile

Incoming students of the Civil Engineering program are expected to show analytic and quantitative abilities and be interested in physics, as well as in construction and design. They must be interested in innovation and have skills to work in teams to develop Civil Engineering projects.

Graduate Student Profile

Graduate students of the Civil Engineering program are prepared to plan, design and execute civil works. They have a solid scientific and technological education that allows them to use modern techniques that satisfy the demands of the construction sector. They are professionals committed to ethical principles, professional standards and respect for the environment. They promote and integrate to teamwork in the different stages and roles in a project, and they communicate effectively in their Civil Engineering environment. They identify with a continuous learning culture and current issues that allow them to contribute to the country's development.

Student Outcomes (Perfil del Estudiante - SO)

Student Outcome (a):

Applies mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to solve Civil Engineering problems.

Student Outcome (b):

Conceives and conducts experiments, as well as analyzes and interprets the results in the Civil Engineering field.

Student Outcome (c):

Designs systems, components or processes to satisfy needs considering realistic restrictions of an economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical nature, and those related to health and safety, and manufacturability and sustainability.

Student Outcome (d):

Multidisciplinary Teamwork.

Student Outcome (e):

Identifies, formulates and solves Civil Engineering problems.

Student Outcome (f):

Understands the professional and ethical responsibility in Civil Engineering problem-solving.

Student Outcome (g):

Communicates effectively orally and in writing.

Student Outcome (h):

Understands the impact of Civil Engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context.

Student Outcome (i):

Recognizes the need of participating in continuous learning.

Student Outcome (j):

Knows contemporary topics.

Student Outcome (k):

Uses modern techniques, skills and tools needed for Civil Engineering.


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