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Mobility offer

In the following, you can find a list of the agreements signed with many universities all around the world that are currently available for EETAC students. However, it is common that your first doubt is on "what can I study when I go abroad". In the next section we also link specific information for those who have already applied and won a place for studying abroad. 

 

 

What can I study abroad?

 

Generally speaking, you can study abroad and then recognize at EETAC any of the following activities: 

  • Optional courses during one or two semesters. In this case, you do not need to have a 1 to 1 matching with courses at EETAC. However, please remember that only technological courses related to your study plan can be recognized once you are back. 
  • Bachelor/Master thesis. We strongly recommend you to start searching for a topic and professor in the foreign university or company before you start your mobility period: many universities do not have a public list of available thesis (as we do have at EETAC) and it may be difficult to find what you are looking for. In case you have a topic in mind, we recommend you to contact the EETAC professors who research on such topic and ask them to help you (they may probably have contacts with other researchers abroad). Here you can find specific information for the Bachelor/Master thesis abroad (log in required - info may be in Catalan). 
  • Internship in a foreign industry (work placement). In case you are interested in this option, you have to search for available internships by yourself. In some occasions, when we receive something, we post it in the NEWS section --> Internships abroad. In case you are interested in this option, you may find more info in the Procedures section

In some occasions, you may be able to take compulsory courses abroad, however it should be agreed before with the Academic coordinator. Generally speaking, if you are interested in taking some compulsory course abroad and you consider that an almost equivalent course is available at a foreign university, you have to send an email to the EETAC course coordinator and to the EETAC Vice-Dean of Studies (eetac.cap.estudis@upc.edu) providing all the available information and links (i.e., link to the study program of the course in the foreign university) and asking for their approval. Only after having collected the necessary approvals for all the compulsory courses you may want to attend abroad, you have to send to us their confirmation. Please, note that this process is not required for optional courses!

Also, you can combine activities during your mobility period, like for example: 

  • Optional courses + Bachelor thesis 
  • Optional courses + work placement
  • Bachelor thesis in a foreign industry

We also offer dual degrees (DD) with partner universities, thus earning two Master diplomas: one from EETAC and one from the partner university. You can enter the dual degree program in two ways: 

  1. EETAC Bachelor students: study your fourth Bachelor year abroad (courses + BC thesis); defend the BC thesis at EETAC thus earning the EETAC BC diploma; enrol in one of the EETAC Masters linked to this DD program and defend the MC thesis at EETAC, thus earning the two Master’s diplomas.
  1. EETAC Master students: study the first year of the EETAC Master; enrol courses + MC thesis abroad; defend the MC thesis at both institutions, thus earning the two Master’s diplomas 

You can access further information here, together with the slides of the last presentation on our mobility programs. 

 

 

When to go?

 

Generally speaking, you must start thinking of and start inform you about at least one year before starting your mobility period. Most of our Bachelor students want to take their 7th and/or 8th semester abroad: the following picture may guide you in this case. 

When to go

1. Bachelor Students:

  • In general, you are required to have passed at least 120/150 ECTS, depending on your degree and mobility option.
  • Typically, as stated above, you'd like to spend the last year of your Bachelor degree abroad. However, in case of applying to the SICUE program for studying in a Spanish university or to Erasmus+ internship, you can leave on your 3rd year of studies.
  • You can apply for one semester (max 30 ECTS) or two semesters (max 60 ECTS).
  • You will earn 3/6 extra credits for one/two semesters mobility period.

2. MAST and MASTEAM Students:

Last semester of your Master degree for the Master Thesis and/or internship.

  • Second semester MASTEAM.
  • Third semester MAST.

3. MED Students:

Currently, there is no mobility option for students in the Master in Applications and Technology for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones).

4. Traineeship:

You can apply for a work placement at any time in the year and once you have found a laboratory or a company accepting you as an intern. You have to check and find an offer by your own. You can find useful links here.

 

 

Offer at EETAC

 

EETAC participates in several universities consortiums such as CLUSTER, PIU-CINDA, CAESAR, orientated to provide "High Quality" Engineering Education and improve links between Engineering schools and Universities. 

Several agreements have been signed by EETAC in the last years with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) all around the world. Different programs may lay behind each agreement. However, as a student, the first and probably most important detail you may like to know is where you can apply

There are several official exchange programmes which offer scholarships, for example:Erasmus StudiesErasmus TrainingUPC-EuropeUPC-America Latina, UNITECHBalsells program, etc. All these programs except Erasmus+ are managed by the UPC Mobility Office of the International Relations Bureau (link).

 

 

The bilateral agreements currently signed by EETAC with universities from all-over the world are displayed in this map. They have been classified by degree, so you can filter them by clicking in the upper left side of the map.

 

 

Specific info about "Erasmus+ program and BREXIT" for those applying to UK can be found in the official Erasmus+ webpage

For further details related to the grants please visit the scholarships page.

 

For further details on each single program, you can access the information based on the world region you are likely to visit: 

SICUE Program

The mobility program for students of Spanish HEIs called SICUE (Sistema de Intercambio entre Centros Universitarios Españoles - Exchange System between Spanish University Centres) and is intended for Bachelor students only

Through this program, the students of a Spanish university can carry out part of their studies (courses and/or the Bachelor thesis) in another Spanish university, with guarantees of academic recognition of their achievements, as well as of adaptation to their curricular profile. Tuition fees are payed once at home university. 

This exchange program takes into account the formative value of the exchange, by making it possible for the student to experience different teaching systems, including the regime of practices, as well as the different social and cultural aspects of other autonomous regions and cities.

There is only one call for the SICUE program at the beginning of the year and is open to all the Spanish universities. The SICUE program follows the procedure determined by the Spanish Ministry (MEC) with the detail of the documentation that is needed and that may change from call to call. For more information on the last open call and its specific requirements, please visit the UPC website: https://www.upc.edu/sga/es/movilidad/movilidad-nacional-sicue 

Requirements

  • Being a Bachelor student enrolled at EETAC
  • Having passed at least 120 ECTS
  • Not having enrolled to this mobility program before

Application

Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures - SICUE 

Partner Universities

The list of partner universities depends on the study program you are currently enrolled in. 

Grants

No grant is associated to this program. 

Erasmus+ KA103 Program

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The Erasmus+ 2014/2020 program, within the KA103 action, aims to promote the mobility of students to any of the European countries participating in the program, either for the completion of studies or internships in companies in Higher Education Institutions, Research Centres or Companies, and for a maximum of 12 months. Tuition fees are payed once at home university. 

The beneficiaries of the program who require special needs can also benefit from some complementary aids: please read this page in case you need more information.

This program consists of: 

  • Erasmus+ studies

It allows EETAC students to complete their studies at a partner university (a signed and valid bilateral agreement (BA) between EETAC and the partner university is needed upon admission).

The student has to enrol a minimum number of credits at EETAC and at the host University, while only paying the tuition fees at EETAC. At the end of the mobility period, the credits awarded at the host university will be recognized in  the student's EETAC curriculum.

  • Erasmus+ internships

It is aimed at EETAC students who want to do a placement in a company, research centre or university.

As the agreement between the three parties (student - EETAC - host institution) is done through an Erasmus+ training agreement, a specific bilateral agreement is not required between EETAC and the host institution.

The Erasmus+ internship program can be curricular (the work done will be recognized in ECTS within the EETAC curriculum) or non-curricular. The latter will be recorded in the European Supplement to the Title (SET).

  • Erasmus+ doctorate

Erasmus+ internships for PhD students wants to promote internships of doctoral students in companies, research centres or universities located in any of the countries participating in the KA103 action of the Erasmus+ program.

As the agreement between the three parties (student - EETAC - host institution) is done through an Erasmus+ training agreement, a specific bilateral agreement is not required between EETAC and the host institution.

Requirements

  • Being a student enrolled at EETAC
  • Having passed at least 150 ECTS
  • Having competences in the language spoken in the host country 
  • Not having enrolled to this mobility program before

Application

Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures– ERASMUS+

Partner Universities

The list of partner universities depends on the study program you are currently enrolled in. 

Grants

The mobility period can be supported by an Erasmus+ scholarship or without any type of financial aid, which is called "zero scholarship". To have more details on the scholarships, please visit the Grants page.

UPC-Swiss Program

Switzerland will not participate in the Erasmus+ KA103 program; however, to ensure the continuity of the mobility within this framework, the Swiss-European Mobility Program (SEMP) is started. The mobility for studies will be based on inter-institutional agreements between Switzerland and higher education institutions (HEI) in the Erasmus+ action. Students can also apply for internships in Swiss companies through the Swiss HEI. 

Requirements

  • Being a student enrolled at EETAC
  • Having passed at least 150 ECTS

Application

Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures

Grants

  • The Swiss Higher Education Institutions can apply for the scholarship both for incoming students (students from European countries of the program who go to Switzerland) and for outgoing students who perform a mobility with an Erasmus+ country.
  • Swiss Higher Education Institutions will pay mobility grants directly to the incoming beneficiaries.
  • The scholarships will be available for mobilitiesfor studies (SMS) and for internships (SMTD). Internships mobilities to Switzerland will be awarded with a grant only if they are coordinated by a Swiss Higher Education Institution.

Check the website of the Swiss-European Mobility Program(SEMP), where you will find information about the deadlines, documentation and characteristics of the scholarships for this program.

UNITECH Program

UNITECH is a network of European partner HEIs and partner companies. 

In the network, some students from the partner universities participate in the UNITECH programme, which consists in:

  • Doing an academic exchange at an European Partner university;
  • Doing an internship at a partner company after the academic exchange;
  • Taking several specific modules in between these stays.

Requirements

Students from any degree of EETAC (bachelor or master) can apply to the UNITECH programme.

  • for Bachelor students: students have to apply in their 3rd year, to go on exchange during their 4th year.
  • for Master students: they have to apply in their 1st year to go on exchange during their 2nd year.
  • You must have completed all the compulsory subjects before leaving.

Application

Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures – UNITECH 

Partners

Academic partners (AP) – See the list of AP

Corporate partners (CP) - See the list of CP

For more information, please visit the UPC website: https://www.upc.edu/sri/en/students/students-mobility-office/unitech/unitech-outgoing

Erasmus+ KA107 Program

The Erasmus+ KA107 program aims at promoting student mobility among partner HEIs that are not participating in the Erasmus+ program. Bachelor and Master students can enrol courses and/or the thesis abroad. 

Requirements

  • Being a student enrolled at EETAC
  • Having passed at least 150 ECTS

Application

Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures

Partner Universities

The list of partner universities depends on the study program you are currently enrolled in. 

PIU-CINDA ProgramCinda logo

UPC is part of the PIU-CINDA network (Programa de Intercambio Universitario - Centro Inter-universitario de Desarrollo), integrated by several universities in Latin America and Europe. This network aims to promote student mobility from Europe to Latin America and back, as well as the internationalization of the university studies of both continents and strengthen the links between network member universities.

Any Bachelor or Master student can apply to this program in order to enrol optative courses and/or the thesis

Requirements

  • Being a student enrolled at EETAC (Bachelor or Master)
  • Having passed at least 150 ECTS

Application

PIU-CINDA program has specific application documents and follows its own calendar. Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures

Partner Universities

The list of partner universities depends on the study program you are currently enrolled in.

UPC-China Program

This program allows you to conduct an academic exchange in English, during one semester, in one of the universities of China with which the UPC has collaboration agreements (Beihang and Tongji). 

Requirements

  • Being a student enrolled at EETAC
  • Having passed at least 150 ECTS
  • Have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Union, or a legal residence in the Spanish State.

Note: Students of Chinese nationality should consult with the Student Mobility Unit of the Office of International Relations (GRI) the administrative details regarding their possible stay in China, taking into account their nationality.

  • Being interested in one of the following:

    • preparing the Bachelor Thesis (TFG) or Master's Thesis (TFM) at Beihang University during the 1st or 2nd semester;
    • studying Masters courses in Tongji University (courses are read in English). 

Application

UPC-CHINA program has specific application documents and follows its own calendar. Information on the application process can be found here: Procedures

Partner Universities

The list of partner universities depends on the study program you are currently enrolled in.