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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2015-16

The subject Fundamentals of Information Technology is a main content of the Degree in Civil Engineering since it provides basic knowledge to work with spreadsheets, as well as a basic introduction to programming. The main goal of this subject is becoming a powerful tool to help students to solve all sort of problems, especially those that they will face in other subjects of the Degree.



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

General Competences (CG)

  • CG-3 : Basic understanding of the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programs applicable to engineering.


UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT-11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • 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 2015-16

Providing our Civil Engineers the basic concepts and principles of programming. This will be carried out using a specific high-level language such as Visual Basic for Applications within Excel spreadsheet. This programming language is powerful, sophisticated and simple at the same time, allowing to develop programs of any kind, from solving complex mathematical problems to construction calculations.
Empowering them with the knowledge and skills to use the computer applications needed in their daily tasks, and emphasizing the use of new technologies, technics and tools, such as Internet, as a way to search and verify scientific and technological information




Code: 33503
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,00
Practical credits: 2,40
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 0
    Practical credits: 2,4
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught