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Why come to the EETAC? Because we are Telecos, we are Aeros, we are Space

    

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The Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) is a higher education school that belongs to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Telecommunications Engineering, and Aeronautical and Space Engineering, and is strongly committed to teaching innovation and quality. This commitment is combined with intense research activity in close contact with industry, to promote the transfer of results to society.

The bachelor’s degrees are: bachelor's degree in Satellite Engineering, bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering, bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering, bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering and double bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering and Telecommunications Systems Engineering or Network Engineering.

Bachelor’s degrees

    • New Bachelor’s degree in Satellite Engineering

      The bachelor's degree in Satellite Engineering at EETAC offers comprehensive and rigorous training to develop a professional career in the growing sector of Space. Graduates will be able to design, control and manage satellite systems, process satellite data and develop innovative services in the space field. The curriculum is aligned with the needs of the sector and with the NewSpace Strategy of the Generalitat de Catalunya, opening up a range of opportunities in Earth observation, infrastructure management, agriculture, climate emergencies, communications and more.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering (majors in Air Navigation/Airports)

      The bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering, which is taught at the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), provides the technical knowledge required to construct and design aircraft and to ensure that they can fly safely and efficiently. Its area of knowledge goes beyond aircraft themselves to focus on all the infrastructure that enables aircraft to operate safely. This bachelor’s degree provides the best foundations for training in air traffic control or for taking civil service examinations in this area.

      You can choose between two majors:

      A major in Air Navigation that is focused on the professional specialisation of structuring and managing air space, that is, on the design of flight paths and the organisation of air space; avionics and aircraft communication systems; transport surveillance and air traffic control systems; communications, geolocation and weather observation satellites; and electronic instrumentation.

      A major in Airports in which students gain knowledge to be able to work in the areas of design, development, maintenance and management of airport infrastructure and support for aviation in general; air transport and the maintenance of runways, hangars, airport service terminals and control towers; geotechnics, electrical and communications installations, and air navigation infrastructure (airports, aerodromes, heliports and altiports); with airlines or in national and international civil aviation organisations; and with companies that manage airport sectors.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering

      The bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering provides the cross-disciplinary training needed to conceive, design, implement and operate telecommunications systems based on generating, transmitting, receiving and processing electrical, acoustic and optical signals across the frequency spectrum and processing the associated information. You learn the fundamentals and applications that qualify you to design, implement and operate any telecommunications product, infrastructure or service based on radio systems—whether fixed or mobile, terrestrial or satellite—or on optical communications, 5G, SDR, etc.

      Opportunity to take a double bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering and Network Engineering

    • Bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering

      The bachelor’s degree in Network Engineering provides the knowledge needed to conceive, design, implement and operate telematic networks, and knowledge of network security mechanisms, data transmission, protocols, services and applications. You receive solid training in telecommunications and computer science so that you can design, implement and operate communication networks (access, transport, local area, sensors, wireless, etc.) and their services and applications (telephony, web, e-mail, file sharing, network games, e-commerce, etc.) with the required safety and quality mechanisms. The internet of things (IOT), smart cities and machine learning, among others, are and will be the future in the area of telecommunications.

      Opportunity to take a double bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering and Network Engineering

    • Double bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering and Telecommunications Systems Engineering or Network Engineering

      This double degree, which can be accessed through university pre-enrolment without any additional tests, provides multidisciplinary training in aerospace systems engineering and telecommunications engineering. Unique in Spain, the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) has been teaching this double degree to meet current demand in the telecommunications and aerospace engineering sectors for training highly qualified professionals.

      Students will graduate with two bachelor’s degrees after five academic years (including the bachelor’s thesis) and can choose one of the majors of the bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering and one of the qualifications in the area of telecommunications engineering. 

Rankings

  • The bachelor’s degrees in Telecommunications Systems Engineering and Network Engineering were ranked second and fourth, respectively, in the 2019 Universities Ranking of the El Mundo newspaper.
  • In international rankings, the UPC is positioned as the leading Spanish university in the field of Telecommunications Engineering.

 

 

Awards and notable activities

  • In 1996, the first director of the School, Javier Bará Termes, was awarded the most significant prize given by the Catalan government in the university environment, the Jaume Vicens Vives award, for establishing the curriculum of the Diploma in Telecommunications.
  • The School won the Jaume Vicens Vives award again in 2004 for the quality and organisation of the second-cycle degree in Telecommunications Engineering, structured according to the project-based cooperative learning (PBCL) model.
  • The School won the 2005 Flyer award, given by the Spanish National Association of Aeronautical Engineers for the structure and quality of the curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
  • In October 2006, the University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) awarded the School first prize for the "quality management system of the EETAC in organisation and teaching" and second prize for "the adaptation of EETAC degrees to the European Higher Education Area".
  • In December 2017, the EETAC was the first Catalan university and the fourth in Spain to make radio contact with the International Space Station.
  • For the 50th anniversary of the UPC (December 2020), the EETAC organised an international competition of amateur radio and made over 25,000 contacts with radio amateurs worldwide.