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Course description
  FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2015-16

The course "Chemistry for Civil Engineering" is a subject named as "basic formation" that is tougth during the firts semester of the Civil Engineering Degree.

As every subject in the first semester there is no pre-requisite for this course.

The course is divided in three main activities. Theory lessons, group tutorship and laboratory practice. All the tasks proposed are focused to give the students a basic scietific-technical background, that would be useful and necessary for the success in the rest of the courses of the degree, since in this subject the student will get the tools necessary for the understanding of highly relevant issues in teh field of the Civil Engineering. 

 

 

 

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

General Competences (CG)

  • CG-4 : Understand and master the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application in solving engineering problems.

 

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT-11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • CT-13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.
  • CT-14 : Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.
  • CT-6 : Capacity to use English fluently to access technical information, respond to the needs of society and be self-sufficient when preparing one's professional career.
  • 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 (Civil Branch)

  • CE-11 : Capacity to apply environmental impact study and assessment methodologies.
  • CE-2 : Theoretical and practical understanding of the chemical, physical, mechanical and technological properties of the most commonly used building materials.
  • CE-3 : Capacity to apply knowledge of building materials in structural systems. Understand the relationship between the structure of the materials and the mechanical properties derived from the same.

 

Specific Competences (Specific Technology):>>Civil Construction

  • CEC-8 : Knowledge and understanding of supply and sanitary systems, as well as their sizing, building and conservation.

 

Specific Competences (Specific Technology):>>Hydrology

  • CEH-2 : Knowledge and understanding of the working of ecosystems and environmental factors.
  • CEH-4 : Knowledge and understanding of supply and sanitation systems, as well as their sizing, construction and conservation.

 

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-4 : Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2015-16

At the end of the course every student should:
a) Know and be capable of using properly the basic terminology of chemistry.
b) Know, understand, and be able to use correctly the basic laws, concepts and scientific theories about the chemical behavior of the different substances
c) Know the most relevant chemical reactions in the field of the Civil Engineering, both from the point of view of the correct application of the construction materials, as from the point or view of the possible degradation of those materials.
d) the students should understand and learns the thermodynamic and kinetic basics that will condition the development of the different reactions related to the Civil Eng.
e) Know and understand how does the chemical composition affect the micro and macroscopic properties of the materials, and as a consequence the possible application of the materials.
f) Know and understand the possible mechanisms of air pollution, related with the Civil Engineering, and the different methods to minimize the environmental impact of any activity.
g) Every student should learn the chemical processes related with the water pollution, as well as the basics of the waste water treatment.
h) After passing the subject, the student should be capable of finding information, and analyzing it critically on his/her own.

i) Be able to organize a technical laboratory report, clearly written, and should be able to extract in a reasoned way the main conclusions from the obtained data.
j) After finishing the subject students should have improve their skills in group working, as well as for the public presentations of the works assigned to them.
k) The student should improve his/her skills for reading scientific texts in other languages, especially English language. This will allow them to increase the field from which he could obtain important information for his professional career.
l) Every student should learn how to manage his time to fulfill the tasks both individual and group, in time, according to the previously established deadlines.

 

 

 

General

Code: 33502
Lecturer responsible:
SANCHEZ MARTIN, ISIDRO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: CIVIL ENGINEERING
    Area: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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