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The IDPS is a one-semester programme designed to train industrial design engineering students to work on cutting edge design projects.


The IDPS (International Design Project Semester) will enable you to apply the technical knowledge acquired during the previous years of your engineering design education to real and practical projects. The programme also offers you the opportunity to learn to work in teams in an international and multicultural atmosphere similar to what you will find in most companies today.

Without doubt, the IDPS will make a significant difference to your academic curriculum; it will enable you to more successfully join the labour market and that will help you to develop your career.

This new programme has been designed to satisfy society's new demands. IDPS aims to train students to become capable of dealing with frequent and unexpected changes and to develop the skills required for working abroad.


The IDPS has been designed for students from industrial design engineering backgrounds at theEPSEVG and from abroad. The working groups will be multicultural.

At the EPSEVG we look forward to receiving up to 30 enthusiastic students who will participate in interesting projects in the area of Barcelona (Spain) from February to June each year.

The IDPS programme focuses on international teamwork, and therefore it is important for students to have a solid academic background so participants will be required to have completed at least four semesters and a good command of the English language (minimum level required B2).

The IDPS program welcomes both local students at EPSEVG and students from abroad.

Academic recognition

Universities wishing to send students on an International Design Project Semester (IDPS) programme should ensure that the IDPS is acknowledged as part of their curricula. Further information is available on request.

The semester is a recognized 30 ECTS programme; 20 credits are awarded to the project and 10 to the courses.


Marks are derived from the following sources:

  1. The Project

  2. Intensive courses

Pre-screening of IDPS candidates will be carried out by the home university's International Office.

Candidates must access to the online pre-enrolment application and follow the instructions to register and create an application for:

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  1. ID or Passport
  2. Application letter
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Transcript of records (Qualifications)
  5. Learning Agreement.
  6. Language proficiency. For IDPS candidates a B2 Certificate of English is required except for students coming from English speaking countries.
  7. Responsible statement of insurance for academic stays at UPC. Exchange students coming to UPC are required to have an insurance that covers Healthcare, Accidents during travel, Repatriation of mortal remains and Civil Liability. Students are free to choose the Insurance Company of their choice but, in case you they are interested, UPC has an agreement with OnCampus Estudia they can hire.


The deadline to apply to the EPS program is 31 October.

Confirmation of acceptance

Confirmation of your admission to the programme will be given no later than 15 November.