General information for incoming students
Welcome to the Web page of the School of informatics of the University of the Basque Country in Donostia-San Sebastian. Here you can find information about our degree and all the relevant information you will need to plan your stay with us and yhat will help you to know more about us.
Our School is not simply an academic community, not even just a virtual one, but something more. Here you will have a good oportunity to share your interests and concerns. At the same time, we would like to keep the School, together with your help, as a universitary space in peace and free for exchange of ideas, as these have always been the main characteristics that make us be proud of.
We are located in the neighbourhood called Antiguo-Ibaeta, 10-minute walking from Ondarreta beach. A key advantage of the School is that you can find all the needed city-services in the neighbourhood. Buses number 5 and 25 will bring you from the Campus to the city center and Old Part; you can also do this nice path in a 40-minute walk.
The recently implemented, common European Higher Education configuration, adopted by over 45 countries and known as the Bologna Process, is based on a Degree-Master-PhD structure. The Basque Country will execute the 4+1 schema: undergraduate programmes consist of 240 ECTS credits (structured in 4 years of study); masters can vary between 60 and 120 ECTS credits (1-2 years) and access to PhD studies needs the completion of a master course.
We offer one undergraduate study programme BSc in Informatics Engineering (pdf. 62kb) and the structure is as follows:
- Duration: 4 academic years. 240 ECTS credits. Every semester 5 courses of 6 credits each.
- Most of the courses are of 4 theoretical credits and 2 practical, as a result more than one third of the studies are practical.
- The first two years, and two courses during the third year, are compulsory (a total of 22 courses) and they form the core body of the degree in informatics engineering.
- 3 specializations alternatives of 8 elective courses (48 total credits per specialization): Computer Engineering, Computation, and Software Engineering.
- A block of 26 elective courses of which the student must choose 8, for more in-depth knowledge of specific areas.
- Project work of 12 credits in the chosen speciality.
- Practical training in a company (up to 12 credits).
- Free choice credits for the student, maximum 6 credits.
All courses can be done either in Basque or Spanish. The second year can also be done in English. Besides, in every year and semester there will be a course based on innovative methods of project-based learning.
After the Bachelor Degree of Informatics Engineering, the School will offer a fifth course leading to the award of Master in Informatics Engineering. Besides we also offer other Masters such as: Master in Computational Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Master in Advanced Computer Systems, Master in Language Analysis and Processing, Master in Assistive Technology for Independent Living, and Master in Embedded Systems Engineering.
A Survival Guide for Incoming Students
Fecha de la última modificación: 18/12/2012