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Traineeship programs

Curricular Traineeship

  • Academic activities that are part of the syllabus, have the same consideration as any other subject of the university.
  • They are optional (except in case of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering).
  • In the degree cases, the reconigtion is 12 ECTS (360h).
  • In the cases of Master:
  • Students who have a placement from a higher training cycle (CFGS) validated may enrol up to 12 elective ECTS credits for external placements.
  • Should be registered a priori, they have assigned an academic tutor and a tutor of the collaborating entity, they are evaluated and qualified.
  • They must be linked to the training contents of the syllabus.
  • Students taking double bachelor’s degrees may enrol for 12 optional ECTS credits for 360 hours of work placement, except in the case of the double bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering, for which placements are compulsory and 12 compulsory ECTS credits must be enrolled for; optional curricular placements are not possible in this case. In the case of the double bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering, placements may be considered specific to the bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering as long as this is validated in the work plan.

    In the case of the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, placements are compulsory, although the student may go on to do another 180 hours (6 ECTS credits) at the same company as an optional placement.

Extracurriculars Traineeship

  • They have the same conditions as the curricular traineeship, but they are not part of the syllabus either of their academic record. They are incorporated into the European Title Supplement.
  • Extracurricular traineeship can not be recognized for curricular traineeship.
  • The student will have to make the decision when applying for the internship.

Linked Traineeship TFG/TFM

Traineeship at UPC

  • They will always be curricular, in case of 12 optional subjects (360h), in case of Master, they can be 12 or 18 credits (360h-540h). They must be paid placements. Hours and student financial aid are
    calculated as follows:
    • 5 hours per week: €175 gross per month, 10 hours per week: €350 gross per month, 15 hours per week: €525 gross per month, 20 hours per week: €700 gross per month.
  • They must be tutored by a member (professor / researcher) of the basic unit, and validated by the coordinator of the degree that will be the academic tutor of the traineeship at the same time.
  • The School may exceptionally exempt compulsory curricular placements, as defined in the degree's validation report, from student financial aid.
  • The monitoring and evaluation will follow the same procedure as any other traineeship.

Traineeship to School Projects (EEBE)

Pending update.