Degree in Public Works Engineering

2024/2025 · 240 credits

Professional and academic career

Los alumnos que completen el Grado en Ingeniería de Obras Públicas podrán desarrollarse profesionalmente en:

  • La función pública (en ámbitos relacionados con las obras públicas)
  • Las empresas consultoras y de ingeniería
  • Las empresas constructoras
  • El ejercicio libre de la profesión de Ingeniero Técnico de Obras Públicas

en ámbitos como:

  • Estudio e inspección de obras públicas
  • Gestión, ejecución y construcción de obras públicas
  • Mantenimiento, conservación y explotación de obras públicas

entre otros.

Companies and institutions involved

Los alumnos de la Escuela realizan, si así lo desean, estancias en prácticas en empresas durante los últimos cursos de su formación. Cada año se realizan más de 100 estancias en prácticas en empresas e instituciones en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Las empresas e instituciones que colaboran con la Escuela en la estancia en prácticas se pueden encontrar en:

Ofertas de empleo y de prácticas

Más información sobre la estancia en prácticas

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Algebra Core annual 9 ECTS
Calculus Core annual 9 ECTS
Physics Core 1st 6 ECTS
Geology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Technical drawing Core 1st 6 ECTS
Introduction to Economy and Business Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Topography Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Design Systems in Civil Engineering Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Physics 2 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Materials Technology Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Hydraulics and Hydrology Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Calculus 2 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Environmental Engineering Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Energy Engineering Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Introduction to Numerical Methods Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Strenght of Materials Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Statistics Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Transport Infrastructures Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Structural analysis Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Soil engineering I Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Structural concrete and construction Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Construction Optional annual 9 ECTS
Metropolitan Mobility and Transport Terminals Optional annual 9 ECTS
Project management and legislation Compulsory 1st 4.5 ECTS
Hydraulic structures Compulsory 1st 4.5 ECTS
Computing and programming Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Structural Integrity and fracture  Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Work Placement Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Quality control in construction Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Urban services Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Ports Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Coastal works Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Fluvial hydraulics Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Urban environment Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Sustainable urban engineering Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Urban transportation management Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Road traffic engineering and safety Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems  Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Concrete structures Lab Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Aesthetics of structural design Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Soil engineering II Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Coastal and transitional waters Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Water quality Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Environmental management Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Hydrology applied to public works Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Water treatment Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Coastal and Port Engineering Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Public works and territory Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Road engineering and airports Optional annual 9 ECTS
Steel structures Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Roads and railways Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Geotechnical works Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Structural analysis II Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Dams and hydroelectric power Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Hydraulic structures II Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Surface and groundwater hydrology Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Railway engineering Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Introduction to urban planning Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Prefabrication and building construction Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Spatial planning Compulsory 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Water supply and sewage disposal Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Final Year Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS
Water resources control Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Urban systems Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Architectural Projects, Urban Planning and Composition, Architectural, Civil and Aeronautical Buildings and Structures, Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technologies, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Naval and Industrial Engineering and Physics and Earth Sciences

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.

Particular centre actions

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