Barcelona Tech University Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú

mission statement

The Technical School of Vilanova I la Geltrú is part of the Barcelona Tech University. The Barcelona Tech University develops engineering and architecture curriculum. The Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú is a modern institution with a hundred years of history, whose main purpose is the development of trained engineers to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment, contributing to the promotion of entrepreneurship, research and technology transfer. Our vision: we aim to become one of Europe leaders to study engineering and design.

international role

The Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú develop two international programs: the European Project Semester (EPS) and the International Design Project Semester. The EPS is a one-semester course designed to train final-year engineering students to work in international teams. In an EPS, an international team of students works on a real-life project that has been proposed by a company. The IDPS is similar to the EPS for industrial design students. The IDPS program has two complementary parts: - A project (18 ECTS): during the guidance of an academic tutor, an international team of four to six students works on a real-life project. - Courses (12 ECTS): four core courses are offered during the semester (Eco Design Strategies, Sustainable Design, Human Centred Design and Business Practicum

national role

The Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú collaborates with other Spanish Universities in teaching and research domain: In example the Barcelona University, the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona (UAB), The University of Lleida (UdL) and other technical Schools of the Barcelona Tech University.

main focus

Engineering and Design

faculties and departments

The Vilanova campus is composed by: - The Technical School - The library - The students residence - The Neapolis building: research activies - The Tecnological Centre - The Bioacoustic Lab (study of whales)

bachelor level programs

The Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú offers the Industrial Electronic and Automatics Degree, the Electrical Engineering Degree, the Mechanical Engineering Degree, the Computer Science Degree, the Industrial Design and Product development Engineering Degree.

master level programs

Our Technical school offers too a Master Degree in Automatics Systems Engineering and Industrial Electronics.

research activity and main areas

Yes The research áreas are: - Renewable energy - Design and Innovation for Sustainability - Material analysis - Design of light alloys - Electric actuators - Networks - Bioacoustics applications - Data Acquisition - Human Centred Design - Dependency care and autonomous living - Accessibility

doctorate level programs

The Technical School offers a Ph Program called Erasmus Mundus joint doctorate in interactive and cognitive environmetns in collaboration with some Universities: Universita degli studi di Genova, Technische Universiteit Eindoven, Universität Klagenfurt i la Queen Mary University of London.

subject areas for exchange students

Every course at Bachelor level. The Technical School of Vilanova i la Geltrú has a study buddies program. European Project semester, International Project semester

application deadlines

Related to the begining dates: december, january and july

teaching languages

All courses in Catalan and/or Spanish. Some teachers develop classes in English. The foreigners courses inside the EPS and IDPS programs have Spanish courses.

semester dates

1st semester: 13 th September to 30 January 2nd semester and (EPS, IDPS programs: 13 th February to 30 June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

750 € (studying and living)

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