General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 120

Programme orientation Professional

Length of programme (full time): 2 YEARS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator

Name: CARLOS ALBERTO, LEÓN ROBLES / cleon@ugr.esO6lUsZcoordinadormiccp

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Building and civil engineering (0732)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be qualified to practice the profession of Civil Engineer as stipulated in the provisions of Ministerial Order CIN/309/2009 of 9 February (BOE 42, 18 February 2009). They will possess solid scientific and technical training that will enable them to practice their profession in all areas of civil engineering. This training refers to the technical qualifications required to deal with and solve the problems inherent in the conception, design, construction, exploitation, maintenance, and management of hydraulic and transportation infrastructures and their associated building structures. It also includes the implementation of new technologies in construction processes, territorial planning, urban services, transportation, traffic, mobility, and energy resources, all with the lowest environmental impact.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Qualification requirements

120 minimum credits

Access to a regulated profession

Professional Status Civil Engineer

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced and Computational Fluid Mechanics 1st Year 1st Semester
Advanced Construction Techniques 1st Year 2nd Semester
Advanced Energy Systems in Engineering 1st Year 1st Semester
Advanced Ground Engineering 1st Year 2nd Semester
Advanced Methods for Site Investigation 1st Year 1st Semester
Advanced Planning, Design, and Management of Water Works 1st Year 1st Semester
Advanced Structural Concrete 1st Year 2nd Semester
Airports 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applications of Models in Traffic and Transport 1st Year 2nd Semester
BIM 1st Year 2nd Semester
Bridges 2nd Year 1st Semester
Building and Prefabrication 1st Year 2nd Semester
Coastal Engineering 2nd Year 1st Semester
Coastal Processes and Coast Evolution 1st Year Yearly
Continuum Mechanics 1st Year 1st Semester
Dams and Hydroelectric Exploitation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Dynamics of the Ocean- Atmosphere- Coastal System 2nd Year 1st Semester
Engineering for Marine Projects 2nd Year 1st Semester
Equations and Partial Derivatives 1st Year 1st Semester
Further Structural Analysis 1st Year 2nd Semester
Geotechnics 1st Year 1st Semester
History of Engineering and Management of Public Works Heritage 2nd Year 1st Semester
Hydraulic Works and Exploitation 1st Year 1st Semester
Information Systems Management 1st Year Yearly
Innovation in Materials for Civil Engineering 2nd Year 1st Semester
Integrated Management of Ports and Coastal Areas 1st Year Yearly
Integrated Management of Projects and Works 2nd Year 1st Semester
Integrated Management of Water Resources 2nd Year 1st Semester
Language Accreditation B2 1st Year Yearly
Management of Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 2nd Year 2nd Semester
Non-linear Structural Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
Planning and Management 2nd Year Yearly
Planning and Management of Infrastructures and Transport Services 2nd Year 1st Semester
Port and Coastal Engineering 1st Year 2nd Semester
Prestressed Concrete 1st Year 2nd Semester
River Engineering 1st Year 2nd Semester
Road Safety 2nd Year 1st Semester
Spatial and Urban Planning 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spatial Planning and Geographic Information Systems 1st Year 1st Semester
Special Lighting and Safety 1st Year 1st Semester
Sustainable Urban Transport 1st Year 2nd Semester
Systems Simulation and Analysis in Environmental Engineering 1st Year 1st Semester
Technological Innovation Management 1st Year Yearly
Transport 1st Year 1st Semester
Transport and Mixing in the Continental Shelf and Coastal and Transitional Areas 1st Year Yearly
Transport Infrastructures 1st Year 1st Semester
Urban Environment 2nd Year 1st Semester
Urban Planning and Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement, and Professional and Research Experiences 2nd Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

As stipulated in Ministerial Order CIN/309/2009, dated 9 February, which establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that license graduates to practise the profession of Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Civil Engineering), the conditions of access to the Master’s degree are established as follows:; – Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to those in possession of the competencies set out in Section 3 of Ministerial Order which establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that license graduates to practise the profession of Ingeniero Técnico de Obras Públicas, and to those whose training is in line with Section 5 of the above mentioned Order.; – Access to the Master’s programme will also be permitted to holders of undergraduate degrees, having passed the basic training module and the module common to the specialisation in question. The degree may not cover a complete set of subjects of the specific technology module, provided that it does account for 48 credits relating to the total sets of subjects offered in that module within an undergraduate degree programme that licenses graduates to practise the profession of Ingeniero Técnico de Obras Públicas, in accordance with the aforementioned Ministerial Order.; – Finally, access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of any other Grado (Bachelor’s Degree), subject to complementary training requirements that may be stipulated in such cases.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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