The Escuela Politécnica (Polytechnic School) of the UCAM is part of the Engineering area, offering bachellor’s and master's degrees such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Building Services Engineering. These departments are made up of young but consolidated research groups, which bring together various lines within this field and which, in general terms, can be divided into computational and applied. The computational lines are those that attempt to improve the theoretical-practical approach to engineering, among which we highlight the following: High Performance Computing, which seeks to develop efficient computer applications, both in terms of time and consumption, to help solve problems that were unimaginable not so long ago; Computational Mechanics, which combines the principles of theoretical and applied mechanics with numerical methods and computer techniques in order to produce increasingly efficient models and simulations of processes; Multimedia Technologies, which uses signal processing and numerical methods to improve the quality and accuracy of new forms of communication and information; or Bioinformatics, which analyses biological problems that directly affect our environment, and offers possible alternatives for their study using computer techniques.
On the other hand, the applied lines focus on solving problems of interest to society in the field of the environment and sustainable development, using the knowledge, methodologies and techniques developed in theoretical research, with the fundamental objective of innovation and technology transfer. These include: Territorial Engineering, Sustainability and Environment, aimed at the development of infrastructures and sustainable territorial models in balance with the environment, as well as the application of techniques that help solve the problems of natural resource degradation; and Hydrological Engineering, which develops and applies methodologies and procedures of analysis and calculation, in order to determine magnitudes and parameters of hydrological variables, both for the design and sizing of works, and for the proper management of water resources.