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Application and procedure

Nomination

Students from universities in other countries or other regions can perfom an exchange for academic purposes at ETSETB within different mobility programs.

In order to perfom an exchange program at ETSETB, there must be a bilateral agreement within the ETSETB and your home university.

Then you must be selected by your home university to do an exchange at ETSETB. Your home university will inform by email to students.mobility@etsetb.upc.edu about the details of the students selected (name, surnames, email address, field of study and semester of the stay).

Exchange modalities

Academic workload

The length of the exchange depends on the modality:

Academic workload , must be between 15 ects and 30 ects credits per semester. It can consist:

  • One Semester
  • Full course (two semesters)
  • Double degree
  • Courses
  • Final degree project or Master Thesis
  • Research assignment for exchange students

Application


Academic requirements

Bachelor Degrees: It is essential for mobility condition to have passed at least 120 ECTS credits passed (you can count credits which you are still studying now and you are going to pass just before coming to our School). The request of 120 ECTS credits passed is mandatory at the time of registration in our School.

Master Degrees: To enrol master courses we will request you to have passed 180 ECTS credits at your home university (you can count credits which you are still studying now and you are going to pass just before coming to our School). The request of 120 ECTS credits passed is mandatory at the time of registration in our School.

 

Language

  • We offer programs in English
    • Master level (we will request you a B2 level of English for courses).
    • Undergraduate level (we will request you a B1 level of English for courses).
  • We offer programs in Spanish/Catalan (we will request you a B1 level of Spanish or Catalan for courses)
  • For Final Degree Thesis (Bachelor or Master thesis) or Research Assignment, B1 level of English or Spanish. 


Application link

Fill the on-line application link: https://preinscripcio.upc.edu/preinscripcio.


Procedure

  • Fill in personal and academic details: 
    • Personal details
    • Records:
      •  Add university qualifications (fill the form even if you have not obtained any degree yet)
      • Upload original transcript of records
    • Curriculum:
      •  Add curriculum (upload CV in PDF)
      • Add languages
  • Select program: You need to select: 
    1. Application for exchange students:
    2. Once there, choose one of the following programs:
      • ETSETB - DEGREE MOBILITY PROGRAM: if you are undergraduate student
      • ETSETB - MASTER'S DEGREE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING: if you are postgraduate student in Electronics topics
      • ETSETB - MASTER'S DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING: if you are postgraduate student in Telecommunications topics
      • ETSETB - MASTER'S DEGREE IN PHOTONICS: if you are postgraduate student in Electronics topics
  • Submit application: When the application form is completed, it has to be sent online (send request). The whole process is free of charge. If at some moment you are required to pay, that means that you haven't selected the option "exchange students" and you must go back to step 1. 

  • Comments and application's status: It is necessary to check the messages periodically in the application system as we will inform you of the application’s status. You can check your application status through the online application system. Remember:
    • Pending: the application is not corrected or is processing.
    • Validated: the application has been checked and we are processing it. One day after this validation, the student will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access a new platform and choose the courses to follow. From that platform, the student will be able to issue the learning agreement.
    • Admitted: the student has been admited and he/she can perform the exchange. We will change the student to this status when the learning agreement is signed by all parts.
  • Accept admission. Once admitted (after signature of learning agreement), you must enter again the application and click on the "accept" button.


Visa

  • In the case that the admitted student needs to apply for a student visa, the International Office will send an admission letter. So that we can send you this admission letter the following step must be made first:
      • In case you choose to do subjects, the learning agreement must be signed by your university.
      • In case you do a project, a professor of the ETSETB must send us an e-mail (to ) informing us that he/she is your supervisor (see section "projects" of this page).

Selection of courses

Academic workload:

  • Exchange students need to perform within 15 ECTS and 30 ECTS credits per semester (one or several options).
     
  • The selection of courses is to be done via an internal tool, after your application has been checked and validated by us (procedure above). Meanwhile, you can see the offer at the following public link:

  • Courses Offer (public link -selection is to be made by an internal tool). This link shows the courses offer for incoming exchange students. At the left, you can filter them by study plan (bachelor/master), semester and language. Bear also in mind the requirements of every course (minimum credits passed and previous knowledge for some of the courses).
      • Language: Spanish and English. You can check the language at the filter at the left of the above link.
      • Exams: The exact date and time of exams are set before the start of each semester at this link: Examination period. For Photonics courses, see this link: Photonics timetables and exams (selecting the correct academic year at the left).
      • Classes timetables. Please use the tool. https://infoteleco.upc.edu/documents/gdqpgt75.html. To use this tool, you must choose the semester at the pull down menu called "Curs/Semestre" and write the code of the courses chosen at the box "Assignatura" (if any pop-up opens, just close it). For Photonics courses, see this link: Photonics timetables and exams (selecting the correct academic year at the left).
      • Project courses: If you choose to do a project course, you must find a supervisor at ETSETB before arriving. The possibilities of project courses are explained at the end of this page and are, in short:
    • At the selection tool, you will have to set the credits ECTS you will have passed by the beginning of classes. When setting this number, keep in mind that it is referred to the total amount of bachelor + master credits!

    • Requirements for the courses: To enroll master courses we will request you to have passed a minimum 180 ECTS credits at your home institution. Some of them require more credits (that is informed at the offer).

Documents

  • Attach to the online application:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • transcript of records 
    • Personal nomination letter from your home university as an exchange student (scanned,signed and stamped)
  • On your arrival. 
    • Learning agreement signed and stamped (ORIGINAL DOCUMENT)
    • Copy of Passport or ID card
    • Copy of European Heath card or International Medical Insurance
    • Certificate of enrollment at the home institution
    • Official transcript of records (signed and stamped)

*LEARNING AGREEMENT. Please fill out the learning agreement and send it, Remember to bring it duly signed and stamped upon arrival.

Deadlines

Application deadline 2017-2018
  • Admissions for the Autumn semester: 2nd May 2017 to 5th July 2017
  • Admissions for the Spring semester:  1st October 2017 to 1st December 2017
Date of arrival AT ETSETB:
  • Admitted students must arrive at the ETSETB two or three days before lectures start in order to attend the welcome meetings.
Welcome Week dates
  • Autumn semester: Second week of September
  • Spring Semester: Second week of February

Upon arrival

  • WELCOME MEETING:
    • Autum semester: (date to be announced soon)
      • Where: Sala Multimèdia. B3 building, -2 floor. Entrance by Plaça Telecos (main campus square).
      • When: to be announced soon
    • Spring semester: second week February
  • Getting ready for registration:
    • The student needs to check the following information about courses:
      • Information sheet
      • Schedule and groups
      • Language of courses
      • Exam dates (at the ETSETB there are no remedial exams)
  • Registration
    • The student will receive in the welcome meeting his registration paper.

Upon departure

Documents:

  • Certificate of attendance: 
    It is necessary to request it at International Office before leaving.
  • Learning agreement:
    One copy can be requested at the International Office before leaving.
  • Transcript of records
    It will be sent by the International Office to your home university at the end of your stay.
  • Survey:
    We will be glad to have your opinion to improve our work.

Projects


Final degree project (bachelor and master) 

Final degree project of bachelor and master are research projects monitored by a professor that summarizes the knowledge achieved during the study plan:

 

Before enrollment: 



    • Nomination, application, selection of course (master thesis and final thesis are courses with ECTS assigned to them). The student must do these steps explained at the beginning of this webpage.

    • Choose a topic:
    • Be accepted by a professor of ETSETB:
      • The student will contact the professor of the topic chosen (by e-mail)
      • The professor must accept the student.
      • The professor must send an e-mail of acceptation to . The student must make sure this e-mail is sent.

    • Sign learning agreement (which must be issued at the platform of selection of courses)

 

Enrollment

 

The school will enroll the student before his/her arrival if he/she has fulfilled the necessary steps.

 

Public defense before a committee and diposit of the report. Procedure:

 

In order to be qualified, the student needs to do a public defence before a committee. The procedure is the following:

 

 

  1. The student, together with the ETSETB supervisor of the thesis, will request for the committee at least one month before defence. This committee will be composed by three members: 
    1. Two of them are part of the department related to the main subject of the project
    2. The other one from another department of ETSETB

  2. The student will upload the report and complete the bibliographic details at the ETSETB Intranet at least one week before defence. and declare the details about its publicity at the online library.

  3. The ETSETB supervisor will validate the report at the ETSETB Intranet at least one week before defence.


  4. The student and the committee will set a date and hour for defence. The student will reserve a room and inform at the ETSETB Intranet of the date, hour and room reserved for defence (at least 5 days before defence).


  5. The committee will confirm at the ETSETB Intranet the details of the date and time of defence introduced by the student (at least 5 days before defence).

 

The whole process is explained in detail at: Procedure for the defence. Except for steps 1 and 2, which are different than what is explained at this link. The difference is that the student will contact the professor through the e-mail at the rss above and the professor will assign him/her the thesis by e-mail. After that, the student will resend the professor's email to  with the title and the name of the professor, for the school to enroll the student before his/her arrival.  The rest of the steps are just as explained at the link.



Research assignment for exchange students (12 ECTS)

Research assignment is a research project of bachelor monitored by a professor, which will give the student a qualification after its completion

 

Before enrollment: 



    • Nomination, application, selection of course (research assignment is a course with ECTS assigned to it). The student must do these steps explained at the beginning of this webpage.

    • Choose a topic:
    • Be accepted by a professor of ETSETB:
      • The student will contact the professor of the topic chosen (by e-mail)
      • The professor must accept the student.
      • The professor must send an e-mail of acceptation to . The student must make sure this e-mail is sent.

    • Sign learning agreement (which must be issued at the platform of selection of courses)

 

Enrollment

 

The school will enroll the student before his/her arrival if he/she has fulfilled the necessary steps.

 

Qualification:

 

After the project has been performed, the professor gives a qualification to the student.

 

Introduction to research (5 ECTS)

Introduction to research t is a research project of master monitored by a professor, which will give the student a qualification after its completion

 

Before enrollment: 



  • Nomination, application, selection of course (research assignment is a course with ECTS assigned to it). The student must do these steps explained at the beginning of this webpage.

  • Choose a topic:
  • Be accepted by a professor of ETSETB:
    • The student will contact the professor of the topic chosen (by e-mail)
    • The professor must accept the student.
    • The professor must send an e-mail of acceptation to . The student must make sure this e-mail is sent.

  • Sign learning agreement (which must be issued at the platform of selection of courses)

 

Enrollment

 

The school will enroll the student before his/her arrival if he/she has fulfilled the necessary steps.

 

Qualification:

 

After the project has been performed, the professor gives a qualification to the student.