The Master's Degree in Civil Engineering (hereinafter MUICCP) enables the holder to pursue the profession of Civil Engineer, while main objective of the Master's Degree in Concrete Engineering (hereinafter MUIH) is to provide a broad understanding of concrete as a building material, as well as the skills necessary for the analysis and design of concrete structures. Both these degree programmes, however, have many points in common.
Consequently, this double degree allows students to acquire the skills of both programmes through an integrated course, which both costs less and takes less time than obtaining both masters individually. Thus a student, rather than studying 120 ECTS on the MUICCP and 90 ECTS on the MUIH, will obtain a total of 165 ECTS on one single course, a saving of 45 ECTS and one teaching semester.
Teaching on this double master's degree (through the MUICCP) fully complies with the requirements of Order CIN/309/2009 of 9 February 2009, and therefore qualifies holders to exercise the profession of Civil Engineer; current Spanish law stipulates that this is a regulated profession that requires the official corresponding master's degree. In addition, the double master's degree (through the MUIH) broadens the skills and knowledge necessary for the analysis and design of concrete structures as well as understanding of concrete as a building material.
The student will complete a total of 165 ECTS, including 7.5 ECTS for the MUICCP Thesis and 15 ECTS for the MUIH Thesis. In the case of students from the MUICCP, the total course duration is six semesters, although the last of them will have a teaching load of 15 ECTS corresponding solely to the MUIH Thesis.
1st Year - Semester A: coincides exactly with the 1st year (semester A) of the MUICCP
1st Year - Semester B: coincides exactly with the 1st year (semester B) of the MUICCP
2nd year - Semester A: coincides exactly with the 2nd year (semester A) of the MUICCP
2nd year - Semester B: coincides with the 2nd year (semester B) of the MUICCP, with the prerequisite that students have to take the following compulsory subjects: Structural Concrete II (33549; 6 ECTS), Art and Aesthetics in Civil Engineering (33532; 4,5 ECTS), Design of Concrete Structures (33521; 4,5 ECTS), Computer-Aided Analysis of Concrete Structures (33522, 4,5 ECTS), Design and Construction of Building Structures (33523, 4,5 ECTS) and Non-Conventional Materials in Civil Engineering (33524, 4,5 ECTS). In addition, students have to complete their MUICCP Thesis (7.5 ECTS).
3rd year - Semester A: coincides with the 1st year (semester A) of the MUIH, requiring the following compulsory subjects: Science and technology of binders and additions (32748; 5 ECTS), Non-linear and deferred analysis of concrete structures (32753; 5 ECTS), Predictive and optimisation models for concrete structures (32755; 5 ECTS), Durability of concrete constructions (32750; 5 ECTS), Accidental Actions in Concrete Structures: Earthquake & Fire (32760; 5 ECTS), and Experimental analysis of concrete structures (32754; 5 ECTS).
3rd year - Semester B: Students have to prepare their MUIH Thesis (15 ECTS).
Students wishing to obtain an official university degree that qualifies them to practise the profession of Technical Engineer of Public Works.
The criteria for admission to the master's double degree are exactly the same as those for the Master's Degree in Civil Engineering (MUICCP).
School of Civil Engineering and Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects