Courses in English.

Courses in English: Faculty of Engineering Vitoria-Gasteiz (University of the Basque Country)

Incoming students have the opportunity to course an International Semester (Spring Semester). During this semester the students will be able to choose up to 36 ECTS credits taught in English and 120 ECTS credits which examinations can be taken in English (see bellow English-Friendly courses).

In addition, the final year project (12 ECTS) can be performed in English in different areas such as Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Electronic Engineering and Automatics, Industrial Chemical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Topography or Computer Management and Information Systems Engineering.


Subjects taught in English:

         Spring Semester :

          Machine Design (9 ECTS)

          Industrial Structures and Buildings (9 ECTS)

          Pneumatic and Oil Hydraulic Systems (6 ECTS)

          Fluid Mechanics (6 ECTS)

         Computer Aided Structural Analysis (6ECTS)

         Calculation and Design of structures for automobiles (6 ECTS)(starts 2018-2019)


          Autumn semester :

         English for Industrial Engineering (6 ECTS)

         Mechanical Technology (6 ECTS) 

         Fundamentals of Computer Science  (6 ECTS)

         FEM  analysis and simulation in automotive (6 ECTS) (starts 2018-2019)

         Aerodynamics (6 ECTS) (starts 2019-2020)

         Manufacturing processes in automotive technology (6 ECTS) (starts 2019-2020)

         Advanced automation for  vehicle manufacturing  (4,5 ECTS) (starts 2020-2021)


Final Year Project (12 ECTS)

Students can perform their Final Year Project in English. You can find some proposed projects in the Final Year Project area of the Web page, click in the Bachelor you are interested to see the proposals. Or you can go to the Research area and see what we are working in to choose the Final Year Project.


English-Friendly courses

Even if the rest of the courses are offered in Spanish or Basque some teachers offer the possibility to do the exam in English and students can go and ask their doubts during the office hours, see the attached document to check in which courses students can take their exams in English.

More information:



Our Faculty is located in the Campus of Araba of The University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) 5 minutes on foot from the centre of the city (Vitoria-Gasteiz). Vitoria-Gasteiz can be easily reached by plane, mainly via Bilbao (50 minutes from Vitoria).

In this campus there are several Faculties such as: Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Physical Activities and Sports Science, Faculty of Arts, University College of Teacher Training, University College of Business Studies, University College of Social Work and University College of Nursing.

In addition, the Campus offers sports and cultural activities to all students.


Language courses:

 Campus of Araba offers Spanish and Basque courses for all the incoming students. It is a course offered to all the Erasmus students at our Campus, this means that they will meet students from different faculties and countries.

In addition, the students will have the opportunity to attend some language courses in Italian, French… at the Faculty of Arts.


2017-18 academic calendar:

               Semester:                                                              Dates:               
1st semester from Sept. 11 to December 22, 2017
Exams January 9-26, 2018
2nd semester from January 29 to May 18, 2018
Exams from May 21 to June 8, 2018
Extra exams from June 18 to July 13, 2018


The Help Centre for international incoming students will help your students with housing guidance and support, information on the city and the campus, details on Spanish and Basque courses, student services on campus... or any other support they might need while among us (sport facilities, transport…).