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The School of Engineering (ETSE) has been operating in its current building since September 2011. The ETSE is located in the Burjassot Campus, 6 Km from Valencia city centre. It has all the infrastructure and equipment necessary for the development of the training activities of the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Facilities of the School of Engineering

The new School of Engineering has make it possible to gather in one building all the spaces where the technical degrees of the UV have been taught. It has the most modern facilities to serve the students of all the Undergraduate Degrees in Engineering of this university, as well as the master’s degrees.

Clearly, the new building substantially improves the teaching spaces for all engineering studies of the UV. In any case, for the implementation of the new degrees, the resources already available in the UV must be taken into account.

Summary of the facilities in the new building of the ETSE

The new building substantially increases the provision of spaces for all degrees of the centre. Then, there is a summary of the available facilities (departmental spaces are not considered, only the common areas of the centre):

Type of room No. of rooms Area (m2)
Administration 11 345
Reading room and book depository 2 820
Study rooms 8 110
Assembly Hall 1 214
Meeting Rooms 5 300
Delegation and student associations 6 132
Teaching labs 59 5,800
Theory classrooms 18 2,000

Thus, the set of courses taught in the ETSE, including the Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, have enough spaces to address teaching. In addition, new laboratories have an area larger than those used up to the 2011/2012 academic year, so, the space available per student has also been increased.

This increase in space encourages greater schedule flexibility, since the problems of a simultaneous use of laboratory or classroom are reduced. It also allows the development of seminars, group tutorials and, in general, activities related with new teaching and learning methodologies.

Furthermore, the improvement of facilities is significant since spaces and services that were widely dispersed and shared with other centres of the campus are provided in the building itself.

Specifically, the Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering has assigned the following facilities:

- Teaching labs: The Department of Chemical Engineering has specific laboratories equipped with everything needed to perform practises related to the field of chemical engineering. Furthermore, the available equipment is also used for the development of science-based Master’s degree final projects.

- Theory classrooms: Currently, the ETSE assigns to the Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering a classroom  located in Module 4.

Apart from this, the ETSE has the following equipment available for the master’s degree, if necessary:

-Sala de Grados Added to the Assembly Hall at the Library of the Burjassot Campus, there is a Sala de Grados of 214 m2.

-The ETSE also has computer rooms available. All computer rooms have all necesary software resources. Academic partnerships with leading IT companies have been signed, for providing our students all the necessary tools. Thus, the university have signed agreements with the following companies:

  • Microsoft (operating systems and development tools)
    • Matlab
    • Mathcad
    • Polymath
    • ASPEN University Package for Process Engineering

All the spaces mentioned are equipped with support infrastructure that includes:

  • projection screen,
    • video projector,
    • slide projector and
    • audio system.
    • Network connection both cabled and Wi-Fi (Eduroam network).
    • Audio system (only theory classrooms y assembly hall).

Additionally, the Universitat de València provides an e-learning platform, Virtual Classroom, which offers virtual group spaces as a way of support for face-to-face teaching. The platform allows the management of activity deliver, questionnaire filling, document sharing, discussion forums, e-mail notifications and customised and group calendars, among other options.

Thus, the current facilities and materials will allow to properly teach the Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.


The Burjassot Campus has a general library, the Library ‘Eduard Boscà’, which renders service to the six Centers at the Campus. The Library of the Burjassot Campus has several reading rooms in the Library building, and an additional room in the building that currently houses the ETSE, open to students and users. It also has restricted access rooms for teaching staff, researchers and doctoral students. In total, the Library has 1030 reading points. Moreover, the Library has an assembly hall (133 seats) which is mainly uses as conference room and fitted it with public address systems, video and slides projectors and blackboard. The library remains open 24 hours during the exams period.
The fonds catalogue available at the Library may be consulted in the computer, there existing terminals for this use within the Library. Additionally, the Library has an inter-library loan service which allows obtaining books and magazine articles from other libraries’ fonds in a reasonable time period. The Universitat de València, and more specifically the School of Engineering, is conscious that the degree’s success depends greatly on the Library’s available books for consultation. The mechanism for the funding of bibliographical funds within the School of Engineering includes a budget by the UV and a complementary one for the centre. The distribution of the budgets is done independently for each of the centre’s degrees depending on the parameters related to the number of students and credits enrolled in each one.

Funding and maintenance of material resources for teaching

The Universitat de València has a series of renovation and widening programmes for both teaching materials and facilities and for the support of teaching. On the one hand, there currently is a call for the improvement Porgramme and teaching comfort, addressed to the renewal and/or addition of room elements. On the other hand, there is a call for teaching Labs, both for the replacement of material and the creation of new spaces. The Information Systems Service of the Universitat de València also has a renewal programme for computer equipment in computer rooms within all the centres, so- following steps- all the material is substituted every three years (more or less). Additionally, the School of Engineering spends part of the budget in the renovation and replacement of teaching materials. Other centers such as the library also have their own calls and mechanisms for the conservation of the facilities and for buying new materials.

Accessing criteria

The UV has been pioneer in the development of integration measures for people with disabilities. The UV facilities generally meet accessibility criteria for people with disabilities and, obviously, also with the resources addressed to the study of Chemical Engineering.
The UV counts with a Unit for the Integration of People with Disabilities and a University Council for Students with Disabilities, which drives synergistic actions between different areas and services of the University that affect, directly or indirectly, accessibility issues, psycho-educational and academic counselling equal opportunities, etc.. for disabled persons belonging to the university community (students, PDI and PAS). The Delegation develops various programmes to promote accessibility of the resources of the University of Valencia:

  • Physical accessibility, which is in collaboration with the Technical Unit, Maintenance Service and the Department for Infrastructure in order to eliminate architectural barriers in buildings, mainly the older ones. You may access a basic guide for accessibility to University buildings and services.
  • Electronic accessibility, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-principal for ICT and the Computer Service of the University of Valencia, which has implemented the necessary measures for our website and the services provided through it, being accessible to the entire population.