Universidad de Sevilla, or University of Seville in English, is a public university and the main university of the Andalusia region of Spain. It was founded in the year 1505 and was then named Colegio Santa María de Jesús. Over 500 years later, the university educates approximately 70,000 students and is one of the best institutes of education in all of Spain. Its motto is ‘Equality, Liberty, Justice and Pluralism.’Show more
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Although the University of Sevilla is spread in the city, I will talk about my experience at ETSI.
The classes are really theoretical and normally teachers have old methods (this doesn’t apply to the specific aerospace subjects) but on the other side, several clubs can be found on the university where soft and hard skills can also be developed and also some sports teams that even compete in EAGs at Toulouse every year.
The library is really nice, although it gets full early.
Social life around this specific campus is 0 but using only one bus line you can get to other campuses as Viapol plenty of bars and students.
Where to live? everywhere near to lines C1 or C2 are recommended, although Macarena or Triana are the most popular neighbourhoods.
I’m in my third year studying Aerospace Engineering, and I have many complaints about the place where I study.
To begin with, the place where I spend the most part of the day is called ETSI and it’s situated in the Cartuja, near to some enterprises, a big park and the river Guadalquivir, and that’s all the good things I can say about de location. There are no restaurants, bars or shops for basic stuff near the university, neither there are any place where to live closer than 15 min on foot. If you want to come by bus, there are two circular bus lines that arrive to the building, C1 and C2, both of them doing the same route but in opposite directions.
About the degree I’m currently doing, I’m both disappointed and self-pleased. I’m disappointed with the organization, the way the majority of the professors
teach and evaluate their subjects and, most of all, with the unnecessary and extremely high difficulty and requirements we’re imposed to pass our exams.
And that’s the same reason why I’m ‘self-pleased’ because I know that every one who is still in this degree is just because of his or her determination and persistence.
So, if you want to come to Seville to study Aerospace Engineering, I truly recommend you to get prepared – mentally -, and, don’t have high expectations, if not, you will be really disappointed.
This has been my first year at university and I am studying Aerospace Engineering so I will mainly talk about the E.T.S.I. (the building where most engineering degrees are taught).
About the University, places to study are limited and usually not enough. During the weekends and exam periods, if you want to go to a study room you’d better get there before 9am (or even earlier) or you won’t find a seat.
Aboyut the E.T.S.I., the building is quite modern and new compared to others but this fact has a drawback: its location. It is located in the middle of nowhere sourrounded by offices and the only public transport you can take here is the bus. Only two bus lines take you here (C1 and C2) so you’d better get a house close to a bus stop where you can catch them. This forces students to stay here all day long if they don’t want to loose so much time and eating here is a little bit difficult. There are about 20 microwaves where you can heat the food you bring from home but then there aren’t enough places available for everyone to eat. Buying food means waiting in long lines and eating everyday in the same place because there are few options.
About the teachers, it is like a raffle. You may be lucky or not. All of them are great in what they teach but sometimes their teaching skills really need to improve. On the other hand, I have to say that students are really nice and suffering through the school year together creates great bonds. Without any doubt this is what I like the most about our University.
The library is great and you will always find a seat but the schedule isn’t the best. It only opens from Monday to Friday and some Saturdays when exams are close. Our study room is tiny in comparison to all the people who study here and it closes from 9 pm to 8 am during the week and 9 am on weekends. This forces future engineers (and some other degrees where the same thing happens) to go to a different part of the city to study as I said before.
As a conclusion, Seville is a great city. You will never get bored here and the weather is fantastic. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit and eating here isn’t expensive.
This is my third year studying the degree of Aerospace Engineering, and I have to say that I am dissatisfied with the university.
For now, the location is very bad. It is far from any urban area, the public transport that arrives is minimal and practically every day you have to spend the day there.
Focusing on the academic, first of all is that we must recognize that in the school there are real geniuses specialized in different subjects, but what has been the transmission of knowledge, teachers who are really capable of achieving it can be counted on the fingers on one hand, and if not, you can prove it viewing the academic results in the different subjects: I think there is much to say about it.
The catering at the school is shameful, not only because of the quality, but because of the opening hours of the cafeteria, the service and the price, that you have to sell a kidney to have a coffee, which obliges most of us to move to the nearest faculty (Faculty of Communication) to eat.
The library service is very good, because in my opinion it is one of the best in the University of Seville, but still, I disagree with the schedules: an engineering school should open the library every Saturday of the year and not only period of exams, and it must have a 24h study room.
Definitely, in terms of the city in which it is located is great, for climate, history and gastronomy among other things, but if I had to recommend it, I would say to think twice before making the decision.
I have been studying for an Aerospace Degree these years and I can assure you I don’t regret choosing my degree but I don’t recommend anybody chooses this faculty. First of all, you need to know US has faculties around the city and they are not together. I’m going to talk about ETSI, which is mine – the Engineering Faculty.
Higher Technical School of Engineering is located at Cartuja, there is nothing near to it so you will need to use public transport or ride your bike in order to go to lessons, 20-40 min per route, it depends where you decide to live. If I were you, I wouldn’t choose it but if you insist on it, I would live Macarena, Triana or Remedios – three typical neighborhoods in Sevilla. The worst thing is it is difficult to go home to have lunch (too much time), so you will have to go to canteen; it is better if you go to another faculty which is quite near (7-8 min by walking).
About teachers, I wouldn’t say “teachers” because they teach nobody. I have to confess they are good professionals but not at teaching, University of Seville makes them give lessons but they only want to continue their research. When a professor is not motivated, lessons are useless and boring so eventually you won’t attend lessons. As well, lessons are not focused on professional life, you only learn academic subjects.
The best thing is mid-term exams (the irony). According to Bolonia, professors are bound to give to students the opportunity to pass subjects by mid-term exams. We have 2 types of subjects: many professors decided not to do them (and they laugh in your face) and the rest decide to do them but nobody will pass them (they laugh in your face, too). To resume, mid-terms are an urban legend and the Rector’s Office does nothing.
ETSI only exists for 1 reason: Seville. Seville is one of the best cities you can choose to live: people, weather… You will have something to do, somewhere to visit or someone to know so you won’t be bored. As well, Seville has an important industrial sector so you will be able to find a job if you try properly.
Conclusion: Terrible University, awesome city. 1 star (I can’t give 0) because I am evaluating the faculty, not the city.
I studied in ETSI (Technical and Superior Engineering School). In general, the degree is really hard (compared to other universities) and some problems with the curriculum must be solved if they really want to give a high quality education. On the other hand, you will learn that you are able to overcome any difficulty.
Having lunch: to have a good lunch, it is better go to the gym or the other university near to it.
About the location: the building is located more or less near the city center, but there’s nothing around it, only office buildings. The best places to live are Triana, Macarena or somewhere near the bus lines C1 or C2, the only ones that take you to ETSI.
When it comes to mere academics, the Faculty of Engineering in Seville is mediocre at best. Limited teaching resources, unrealistic expectations by the professors and quite a low degree of internationalisation, but that’d rather be a problem to the faculty itself, not to the institution overall.
The city itself though is another story, it’s the perfect university town. Fair prices, compact yet not limited, and with ample cultural and leisure offerings and possibilities. Totally recommended for exchange students, even if you’ll probably remember more about the experience than the academics themselves.
I would like to talk about the University of Sevilla, in particular about the Higher Technical School of Engineering, it is my third year studying Aerospace Engineering and definitely, I wouldn’t recommend this University to anyone.
Probably the best thing the Higher Technical School of Engineering has is being in Sevilla, one of the most important industrial hub in the aerospace sector in Europe, and without any doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
When I started my studies here I was super excited but the reality of this University is much different. There are a lot of professors that are prominent figures in their fields but they are terrible at teaching so most of the times going to classes you just lose your time. They are just great researchers that to make their investigations the University of Sevilla make than to give classes, and of course, most of the times as they don’t want to teach they make their subjects illogically difficult.
Also a restructuring of the study schedule would be necessary. There are a lot of subjects that teach just the same and, the master that continue the studies needs a big restructuration for this reason. Also move in a more professional view, introducing a bit more the students into the industrial world would be a great change.
Of course is not the worst university ever, actually if you study here you are going to have a huge personal growth. Definitely, you are going to learn how to face any problem and you will discover that you are able to do whatever thing you are required to do, the only you need is willpower and determination.
Engineering studies are something hard, and more when you come from other place and you had to travel to accomplish them. But the main thing you get aware of is that deserves it a lot. Entering university makes you change completely your mind, and gives you a different point of view of everything. The Engineering school teaches what is hard work, to make us strong and able to face the future. For aerospace students is even better because Seville has a huge aeronautics industry which grows at a constant rhythm, and you know which laboral possibilities you have since the very beginning. The only bad point about the Engineering school is that the building is far from the center of the city. The rest of my experience has been simply the best of my life, and now I understand when my mum told me that this were going to be the most beautiful years of my life.
Definitely, the University of Seville is one of the most important ones in Spain, in particular, the Higher Technical School of Engineering stands out from the crowd by providing with a top-level education in engineering.
Sevilla has become the third most important industrial hub in the aerospace sector in Europe, boosted by the presence of Airbus and the A400M programme and the strategic inversion done by the regional government in this sector. In this context, the first promotion of Aeronautical Engineers has released exactly 10 years ago and since then, the standard on education within this sector have been improved and refined.
The technical knowledge in this School is higher than average European Universities, becoming a real challenge for students but at the same time, training engineers from the very beginning to develop their problem-solving capabilities, time management, and teamwork.
Moreover, the city itself is one of the top destinations for traveling in the world due to its awesome climate, gastronomy and cultural offer together with the local people who will not let anyone indifferent.
If you are looking for a real challenge and become a highly qualified engineer, this is your place.