Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2016-17

Interships constitute an activity of formative nature carried out by the university students and supervised by the University. The final aim is to put into practice and complement the knowledge achieved by the students in their academic training. This way, the acquisition of competencies is encouraged and students are prepared for the exercise of professional activities, facilitating their employability and boosting their undertaking capacity.

This subject is optional and is located in the second half of the 4th year of the curriculum of the degree in Technical Architecture (before, building engineering). It is necessary that the student who enrolls in the subject has exceeded a minimum of 120 credits.

During the internship, the student must be under the contract of insurance for your protection in the event of any incident. For students under 28 years old, such insurance is intrinsic with the registration. On the other hand, for the students of 28 years or more, this insurance won't associate in the registration of the course, so it must be selected in the registration process.



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

Specific Competences (CE)

  • E1 : Capacity to interpret and draft the graphic documentation of a project, gather data, draw plans and control work units geometrically.
  • E17 : Capacity to programme and organise building processes, site equipment and the technical and human resources needed to execute and maintain them.
  • E19 : Ability to draft studies, basic studies and health and safety plans, and coordinate safety in the project stage or work execution stage.
  • E23 : Capacity to prepare and calculate basic, auxiliary, unit and breakdown costs of units of work; analyse and monitor costs during building, draft budgets.
  • E3 : Ability to work with topographic instruments and draw plans of sites and buildings and their on-site layout.
  • E30 : Capacity to analyse working projects and transfer them to the execution of work.
  • E34 : Learn to identify, analyse and control hazards in building work, understanding personal and group protection equipment that can be used and its requirements, as well as the specific features of work equipment so that they are safe to use.
  • E36 : Identificación, análisis y control de riesgos laborales en obras de edificación teniendo en cuenta sus exigencias legales en materia de seguridad y salud laboral
  • E37 : Comprender la lógica y el funcionamiento del entorno económico donde se integra la empresa de construcción. Comprender conceptos como inflación, desempleo, PIB, productividad, sector público, inversión, mercado de viviendas, política de viviendas o licitación, entre otros, y sus implicaciones para la empresa promotora. Aprender el funcionamiento de los sistemas de gestión financiera de la empresa constructora, estructura bancaria, medios de pago. Aprender y comprender el funcionamiento del Mercado inmobiliario y el de viviendas en España, con el objeto de facilitar la toma de decisiones de construcción. Resolver problemas prácticos de la empresa de edificación mediante la utilización de herramientas de cálculo económico, como el cálculo de una cuota hipotecaria, estimar el crecimiento de los costes de construcción, calcular la accesibilidad de las familias a la vivienda o el ritmo de crecimiento de los precios, entre otros.
  • E38 : Conocer la estructura de distribución de los bienes inmobiliarios y la organización de sus mercados. Medir la relevancia de los determinantes fundamentales de la construcción de bienes inmobiliarios no residenciales y sus implicaciones para la empresa promotora. Interactuar con los mercados hipotecarios con los planes de financiación de las promociones Calcular el rendimiento de la empresa de edificación y tomar decisiones de gasto e inversión en construcción Calcular el precio del suelo
  • E8 : Understand the specific control procedures for the material execution of building work.


General Transversal Competences

  • G11 : Skills in a foreign language.
  • G12 : Computer and information skills.
  • G13 : Oral and written communication skills.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

SPECIFIC COMPETENCE E37: Apply the knowledge, capabilities and skills acquired, putting students in touch with business and professional reality, completing and complementing their theoretical education with practical experience. This competence is only linked to the optional matter Work Experience.



Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2016-17

  • Contribute to the integral formation of students supplementing their theoretical and practical learning.
  • Facilitate the knowledge of the appropiate work methodology used in professional activities in which students must operate, comparing and applying the acquired knowledge.
  • To promote the development of technical, methodological, personal and participatory skills. 
  • Obtain practical experience to facilitate insertion into the labour market improving their future employability.





Code: 16037
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,00
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 5,40

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 0
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught