First year: morning. Second year: afternoon. Third and fourth years: morning and afternoon
From September to June.
240 ECTS credits
Basic subjects: 62; compulsory subjects: 123; optional subjects: 40 (including up to 15 for external internship / up to 20 for international mobility); bachelor's degree final project: 15
Catalan, Spanish, English.
Most subjects in the 3rd and 4th year, and elective ones, are taught in English. In 1st and 2nd year, students can choose bwtween Catalan/Spanish group or English group. Therefore, there is the opportunity to study the whole degree entirely in English.
A B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is highly recommended for students enrolling in the degree.
UPF's Polytechnic School teaches four bachelor's degree programmes, namely Audiovisual Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Telematics Engineering. The three are highly integrated, sharing many first-year and several second-year subjects. It is thus possible for Audiovisual Systems Engineering students to obtain a second bachelor's degree in just a little extra time if they take the Computer Science or Telematics Engineering programme's compulsory subjects as optional subjects in their original studies.
The programme's curriculum provides quality, practical, multidisciplinary training in information and communication technologies, with a specific focus on audiovisual systems and multimedia content.
Technologies related to sound and image processing and transmission are becoming more and more relevant in our society. The proliferation of digital formats and the highly accessible nature of telecommunications technologies are accentuating the need for engineers with skills in the fields in question.
The main objective of this bachelor's degree programme is to produce versatile, flexible, creative, competitive professionals capable of conceiving and designing audio, video and multimedia systems, working with specialists in related technologies, and making decisions on technological matters on the basis of cost, quality, safety, time and respect for the principles of their trade.
The programme's graduates will be able to tackle the most technical side of audiovisual systems engineering, as well as to carry out managerial activities in organizations and to work for public authorities. They will be fully aware, at all times, of their profession's human, economic, social, legal and ethical aspects.
Over the course of their studies, UPF's Audiovisual Systems Engineering graduates acquire both general and specific competences.
The programme's general (or cross-disciplinary) competences aid personal development and can be useful for professional activity in any sector of society or the economy. Notably including written and oral expression in Catalan, Spanish and English, they pave the way for graduates to work both independently and in interdisciplinary teams, with an unequivocally quality-driven approach.
The specific competences graduates acquire are essential to technology-related and business activities. They ensure a firm grasp of existing technologies and the ability to adapt to future technologies, which is vital in the IT and telecommunications sector due to the constant changes that take place therein.
The programme's curriculum includes compulsory internships, which are to be undertaken from the third year of the course.
The ESUP formalizes, every course, around 200 agreements with enterprises, research groups and other organizations of the TIC field such as: Atos Spain, Deloitte, Everis, Keonn, Fundació ESADE, APFUTURA, Mobile Media Content, Telefónica I+D, Roche, etc.
The main motivations of the approximately 120 students who carry out internships every course are: acquiring new knowledge, knowing nearer their future job and being able to widen the possibilities of working insertion.
When it comes to selection criteria of the internships' centers the highlights are motivation towards the tasks to develop, interest towards the sector or enterprise field and the motivation towards the pre established competencies. It also appears the establishing of professional contacts and the getting to know an enterprise.
The aspects valued more positively are: acquisition of working experience, learning, economic remuneration, the rapidity and simpleness of the management and the variety of centers offered in the working stock market.
The training the programme provides qualifies graduates to become telecommunications engineers (a regulated profession) specializing in image and sound, as well as to hold positions of responsibility in the information and communication technology arena (project management, supervision and implementation, technical services, sales and marketing services, etc.).
The programme's graduates are liable to find employment in radio stations, content operators, music recording studios, acoustic project and consultancy companies, audio and video system installation companies, soundproofing companies, the electro-acoustic industry, audio and video processing equipment manufacturers, the music industry, duplication companies, the film and video game industry, computer vision technology companies, multimedia and internet companies, and R&D&I departments, as well as in the fields of teaching, video production, and audio and video broadcasting.
In the Polytechnic School we are convinced that studying a whole degree in English can be a distinguishing feature and an additional competence in the curriculum of graduates, which will allow them to be in a better position when looking for a job and have a clear international projection. This is why we want to be the first public Catalan university to offer the possibility of studying three engineering degrees completely in English.
Therefore, from year 2016-17 a group of each subject in the syllabus will be open in which the teaching will be given completely in English (theory, practice, seminars, exercises, exams…).
The School offers a first year group with 80 vacancies, common for the degrees in Computer Science, Telecommunications Network Engineering and Audiovisual Systems Engineering. To access this group you will have to request it in the moment of formalizing the enrolment.
In case there are more applicants than vacancies, these will be given in order with the criterion of the admission mark to the studies.
No compulsory requirement is requested, and there will not be any eliminatory level test for students who ask to access the English group. However, it is recommended that you have a level equivalent to a B2 in the European framework of reference for languages (equal approximately to the First Certificate in English).
Once started the year, the student will have to stay in the English group of all subjects until the term ends. You will only be able to change to the Catalan and Spanish groups within the following terms.