(Under construction. Pending to add a link to each course syllabus.)
Courses Taught in English (2016-2017)
Undergraduate Studies. Bachelor Degrees.
|Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering|
|Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Control Engineering||
|Bacherlo Degree in Electrical Engineering|
|Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technologiues Engineering|
Postgrauate Studies. Master's Degrees.
ACADEMIC ORGANISATION (TIMETABLES)
(Under construction. Pending to add more instructions about how to build your own time table.)
As International Student you can attend any course you like from the whole offer of courses at EPI. However, you must be careful when choosing your courses, as some of them could be incompatible. Why? Because class sessions times may collide.
We strongly recommend our international students to create their own weekly schedule/timetable for the semester containing all class sessions the student plans to attend BEFORE arriving in Gijón. Please, try to fill in this timetable template. Once you arrive in Gijón, go to the International Relations Office to register yourself as an international student at the University of Oviedo, and give them this timetable so they can register you to the groups indicated in that timetable.
Where is the information about the weekly schedule for a given degree? Following any of the previous links ("Academic Offer" section) you will be redirected to a page where you will have access to the degree timetables and the courses syllabus or teaching guides. (See the section with a "Clock" icon).
We know that understanding the timetables is not easy. We would like to help you. Bellow you can find a picture of a time table similar to those that you will be able to download when following the previous links, to which we have added some keys to help you understand it. First of all, you must pay attetion to the course name (abreviated), the type of course, the day of the week, and the class hour.
There are four different types of classes:
TE = Theory classes. Black colour
PA = Problem classes. Blue colour
PL = Laboratory/hands on classes. Red colour
TG = Group Tutoring/Mentoring clases. Purple colour
Those classes can ocurr weekly or not. In case you see one of those classes marked with an "*" or "**" then check the "Particularidades" (comments) table for remarks. For theory classes, the "Particularidades" table will tell you the weeks when those classes will tak place. For PA, PL or TG classes, the "Particularidades" table will tell the sessions when those classes will take place. Then you will have to check the "Weeks Calendar" and the "Sessions Calendar" to find the date. See bellow an example of a "Week Calendar" and a "Sessions Calendar".
What things should I take into account in order to create my weekly schedule/timetable?
For every course wyou would like to attend:
1.- Choose the group of theory would like to attend. Then take note of the theory sessions in your timetable template.
2.- Choose a PA group (please note that there could be only one group of PA classes or several groups of PA classes). Then take note of your PA sessions in your timetable template.
3.- PL groups are linked to PA groups. If there is only one PA group, then ALL PL groups are linked to this PA group. However, if there are several PA groups, then you can only choose your PL group among those linked to the PA group you have previously chosen. As a general rule, the PL groups are uniformly divided among the PA groups. So, if there are 2 PA groups (say PA1 and PA2), the first half of PL groups are linked to group PA1, and the second half is linked to group PA2.
For example, for a given course named X, which has 2 PA groups named PA1 and PA2, and 7 PL groups, PL1, PL2, and PL3 groups are only linked to PA1, and PL5, PL6 and PL7 groups are only linked to PA2. PL4 is linked to both PA1 and PA2.
So, if you choose PA1, you can only choose a PL group from PL1, PL2, PL3 or PL4. In this case you CAN NOT choose a PL group from PL5, PL6 nor PL7.
Try to create your own weekly timetable taking into account the previous instructions. Then, once you get to Gijón, the officers at the International Relations Office (ORI) will help you fine tunning it, and will register you at the selected groups.
There is no hall of residence in the campus, but there are two hall of residence in the city. Here you can find them:
At EPI, we have negotiated some special rates for students at some hotels and hostels in the city. Here is the list:
For a semester or an academic year stay, maybe the best and cheapest option is to rent or to share an apartment with some other students. The city is full of apartments to rent or to share. The Spanish word for apartment is "piso" (flat). You can look yourself for an apartment, or you can ask a real state agency help you find one. The Spanish word for real state is "agencia inmobiliaria". Unfortunataly, not many of them spaek English, so maybe you prefer to search for an apartment yourself in the Internet. Here is a list of web pages that can help you:
Regarding liabilty and accident insurances, although international students are covered by the general liability and accident insurances from the Univresity of Oviedo, maybe you would like to hire a private one your own.
SPANISH NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICE
The Spanish National Health Care Service is universal and free for EU citizens. It is organised in three diferent levels of assitance:
First level: There is a network of Health Care Centres spread all over the city. The Spanish name for these centres is "Centro de Salud" (also known as "Centro de Atención Primaria" or "Ambulatorio"). The name for this doctos in Spanish is "Médico de Familia" (family doctor). You can locate here the closest centre to where you live.
Second level: Specialist physicians. Youn can only access this service if you are sent by your family doctor. So you first need to go to your "Centro de Salud" to tell your problem to the family doctor. If she/he considers that she/he cannot help you, she(he will send you to the specialist physician. Tis type of doctors are not inended for casualty or emergencies, but for chronic matters.
Third level: Hospitals. In case of emergency/casualty, ask a taxi to take you to "Hospital de Cabueñes". This is the biggest public hospital in the city (close to the campus). "Hospital de Jove" is also a public hospital in the city, but it is smaller thatn Cabueñes.
"Hospital de Begoña", "Hospital de la Cruz Roja", and "Sanatorio Covadonga" are private hospitals. If you go there, you may have to pay for your treatment even if you are a EU citizen, unless you have a private medic insurance.
Here you can find instructions from our univresity regarding the medical cover in Spain (section “Medical insurance”)
The University of Oviedo will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outgoing students/staff, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
Do you have a C1 or C2 English language certificate?
Would you like to earn some money while in Gijón?
If so, then you can become an English conversation assitant at a college or a company.
SPASNISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Would you like to lear Spanish language while in Gijón?
The University of Oviedo provides international students with two intensive Spanish programmes aimed at facilitating their integration in the different faculties and schools at which they are following degree courses.
More information and application: La Casa de las Lenguas
Would you like to have a friend to help you settle up in Gijón?
Would you like to learn Spanish and teach your language to a EPI student?
Would you like to get into the Spanish culture and share your culture to a EPI student?
Bellow you can find experiences from international students that have visited us previously.