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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

This subject belongs to the minor in Civil Construction Technology, taught in the seventh semester (4th year) of the Civil Engineering undergraduate degree.

The course is divided into the following activities: lectures, recitations (design cases), laboratory and computer practice. These classroom activities are focused on providing the future graduate scientific and technical training in the field of conception, design, construction and maintenance of highways and its related infrastructure.


Although no specific academic prerequisite is required to take this course, it is recommended that the student has completed the course 33529 or, alternatively, either of other two minor similar subjects (33530 or 33531).



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

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT-10 : Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT-12 : Capacity to assimilate and adapt to the permanent evolution of technology when developing one's professional career.
  • CT-13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.
  • CT-7 : Capacity for oral and written exposition.
  • CT-8 : Capacity to plan tasks and commit oneself to satisfying goals and deadlines.
  • CT-9 : Capacity for group work.


Specific Competences (Specific Technology):>>Civil Construction

  • CEC-4 : Capacity to build and preserve roads, as well as the sizing, planning and building of the elements that make up highway equipment. Capacity to plan, build and preserve road transport infrastructures.
  • CEC-6 : Capacity to use building procedures, building machinery and works planning techniques.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • 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.
  • CB-5 : Students should have developed the necessary learning skills to undertake later studies with a high level of autonomy.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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

  • Acquisition of specific vocabulary and regulations used in this technological discipline.
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of the various concepts and terminology used in Highway Engineering.
  • Ability and skills to project urban and rural roads and their auxiliary elements, including its layout, pavement design, drainage, road signs and markings.
  • Ability to design road junctions.
  • Deep knowledge of the highway construction process and its state of the art.
  • Knowledge and understanding of road planning, maintenance and operation activities.
  • Acquisition of critical capacity, scalability and deepening of the developed concepts and analysis skills, applied to this discipline of Civil Engineering.




Code: 33535
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