Civil engineering provides sustainable solutions to the problems of integrating infrastructure with the environment and society. The planning of cities and their services, the layout of rail and road networks, the defence of coasts and beaches, flood and earthquake safety, the design and construction of bridges, tunnels, dams and harbours or the integrated management of projects and works are the most common civil engineering activities.
The Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (MUICCP) qualifies students to exercise the regulated profession of Civil Engineer (ICCP). ICCP graduates from the UPV have historically achieved training that is highly regarded by society, combining technical rigour with the development of creativity, interdisciplinarity and respect for the environment.
Economic growth, the evolution of society and the expectations of territorial development create a demand for functionality, quality and sustainability of transport and the city. The growing need for social and economic activity to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable demands a constant improvement of the functional design of infrastructures and their quality, of the services they provide and the conception of the city and territory where they are implemented. The Master’s Degree in Transport, Territory and Urban Planning (MUTTU) provides in-depth knowledge of the related areas of urban planning and territory, as well as of transport systems, both land and maritime. With regards to the former, the focus is primarily on planning aspects; whereas in terms of transport, in addition to the planning aspects, progress is being made regarding design, operation and management aspects.
Therefore, a student who wants to acquire the professional skills to work as a Civil Engineer and, in addition, is seeking a professional or research specialisation in transport engineering, territory and urban planning, has the opportunity, with this Master’s Double Degree, to receive comprehensive training that provides the professional qualification of Civil Engineer and a strong specialisation in those areas.
The double degree allows students to acquire the competencies of both master’s degrees through an integrated academic pathway. All of this in a shorter time and at a lower cost than that of obtaining both master’s degrees individually. Thus, a MUICCP student, instead of taking the 120 ECTS of the MUICCP Master’s Degree and the 75 ECTS of the MUTTU Master’s Degree, will take between 157.5 and 171 ECTS, representing a saving of between 37.5 and 24 ECTS, depending on the case. The total course load is determined by the specific pathway taken by the student, which in turn depends on the access route to the MUICCP.