Civil engineering courses for students in Spain are to be compulsory from 2019, according to the country’s civil structural engineering minister.
A draft law is currently under debate.
It could be passed by parliament in January or it could be blocked by the opposition.
The government said it would not approve a law that would force students to take compulsory courses.
Civil engineers have been working to protect Spain’s national heritage from a string of natural disasters and earthquakes that have devastated the country since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.