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Presentation

The School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) is a higher education school of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTECH that offers Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and several Doctoral programs in the fields of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering. The School is renowned for its strong commitment with educational innovation and quality. This commitment is strengthened through a wide research activity strongly related with the industry, aiming at transferring the results to our Society.

The academic success of our School is based on:

  • Being pioneer in Spain in terms of cooperative project-based learning (PBL), with a small number of students per class.
  • Using a continuous assessment system that encourages our students to work regularly during the semester.
  • Promoting experimentalism and the use of the laboratories, which are available for students also after lecture hours.
  • Giving the opportunity to our students to include internships in their study plan (more than 250 students per year, about 400 hours per student, agreements with more than 180 companies).

On 11 November 2010, the school changed its name from Castelldefels School of Technology (EPSC) to Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC). Two main reasons drove this change: (1) Follow the rules of the new Spanish law (LOM LOU) for which "Technical" and "Superior" should not be used anymore; (2) Make the two fields explicit in the name of the school.

Since its inception in 1991, the School is committed to quality teaching and management. A system for the management of the teaching quality (Sistema Integral de Gestió de Qualitat - SGIQ) was designed and implemented, after which in 1999 the School was awarded with the ISO 9001:1994 certification issued by the company Det Norske Veritas (DNV), thus being the first public university in Spain to obtain it. This certificate has been renewed and, since 2009, the SGIQ has been restructured and adapted following the guidelines of the AUDIT program.

In 1996, the School was awarded with the most significant award given by the Catalan Government to academic institutions: the "Jaume Vicens Vives" prize for the structure of the degree in Telecommunications. In 2004, the same prize was granted again for the quality and organisation of the degree in Telecommunications Engineering, which followed the model of cooperative and project-based learning (PBL).

The school won the 2005 Flyer, awarded by the National Association of Aerospace Engineers for the structure and quality of the Bachelor's study plan in Aerospace Engineering.

On October 2006, the Agency for the University Quality (AQU) issued to our School the first prize for the "Quality in the Management System of the EETAC, both for its organization and teaching" and the second prize for the "adaptation of the study plan to the European Higher Education Area".