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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

The course aims to situate students of first course face to face with the professional world of civil engineer and the construction business. The Civil Engineer should be a company man/woman, since this is the context where they will play their work. Therefore the business world, especially in the field of the construction sector, will be the priority subject of the course, as well as leadership, organization and management of enterprises, without forgetting the fundamental role that Civil Engineer usually play there.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG-6 : Suitable understanding of the concept of companies, institutional and legal framework of companies. Company organisation and management.


UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT-14 : Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.
  • CT-9 : Capacity for group work.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • CB-1 : Students should show they possess and understand knowledge in a field of study that continues from general secondary education and is usually found at a level which, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes certain aspects that involve knowledge arising from the cutting edge of their field of study.
  • CB-2 : Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and should have those skills that are usually reflected when preparing and defending arguments and solving problems in their field of study.
  • CB-3 : Students should have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their field of study) to give opinions that include a reflection on important, social, scientific, ethical matters, etc.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

O-1, O-2, O-3 and O-9
-Knowledge of economic and social context of the construction sector
-Knowledge of professional practice / civil engineer in the business world
-Consciousness of quality, environmental protection and safety in construction projects
-Ability to find and use technical information
-Knowledge of the management and planning of generic projects

-Knowledge of the construction projects and their management

-Knowledge of the economic and financial management of enterprises

-Knowledge of general and professional legislation

-Knowledge of recruitment in the field of civil engineering




Code: 33504
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught