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DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Code:
 C208

Credits:
 240
 
Publication date:
 22/03/2012

Title:
 Undergraduate 3-5 years (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 23,85
 1st-registration credits
 
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes  EUR-ACE

FIELD OF STUDY

Engineering and Architecture

SYLLABUS

DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish
English

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

University Polytechnic

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

Initial node:
 

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FIRST YEAR
BRIDGING COURSE FOR HOLDERS OF 3-YEAR DEGREE IN PUBLIC WORKS
30 credits
 
1 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 1: PUBLIC WORKS
BRIDGING COURSE FOR HOLDERS OF 3-YEAR DEGREE IN PUBLIC WORKS (HYDROLOGY)
30 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
 
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 2: HYDROLOGY
BRIDGING COURSE FOR HOLDERS OF 3-YEAR DEGREE IN PUBLIC WORKS (URBAN TRANSPORT AND SERVICES)
30 credits
 
 
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 3: URBAN TRANSPORT AND SERVICES
SECOND YEAR
THIRD YEAR
FOURTH YEAR
12 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
4
END OF DEGREE WORK
12
 
 
48 credits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 credits
 
 
ROUTE 1. PUBLIC WORKS
48 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 1: PUBLIC WORKS
ROUTE 2. HYDROLOGY
48 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 2: HYDROLOGY
ROUTE 3. URBAN TRANSPORT AND SERVICES
48 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. ROUTE 3: URBAN TRANSPORT AND SERVICES

 

GENERAL AIMS


The general aim of the new Degree in Civil Engineering is to give its graduates a general, European-standard education in the theories, techniques and technologies corresponding to the Public Works, Transport and Hydrology sectors, within a framework of continuous improvement and transmission of learning.

In response to Additional Provision Nine of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October regulating official university programmes, the Department for Education and Science passed Ministerial Order CIN/307/2009 of 9 February (Spanish Official State Gazette (BOE) of 18 February 2009), which regulates official university degrees qualifying holders to work as Public Works Technical Engineers, and establishes the skills to be acquired by students: 
Scientific-technical training for the profession of Public Works Technical Engineer; skills in consultancy, analysis, planning, design, calculation, projects, management, construction, maintenance, preservation and operation in the field of Civil Engineering.

An understanding of the many technical and legal conditions arising in the construction of public works and the capacity to employ proven methods and technologies to ensure greater efficiency in construction, on a basis of respect for the environment and protection of the health and safety of workers and the users of public works.

Conversance with and the capacity to observe applicable legislation while acting as a Public Works Technical Engineer.

The capacity to plan, project, inspect, manage and operate Civil Engineering works and services: road, rail, maritime, waterway and tube transport infrastructures; ports, maritime structures and coastal and beach defence and reclamation structures; hydraulic and industrial water production infrastructures and hydroelectric and sanitary engineering facilities; and urban and environmental services.

The capacity to maintain and preserve hydraulic and energy resources, within the scope of Civil Engineering. The capacity to plan and manage surface, underground and non-conventional hydraulic resources.

The capacity to undertake land planning and environmental studies as related to infrastructures, within the scope of Civil Engineering. The capacity to draw up plans, standards, studies and projects with regard to development and land-planning.

The capacity to manage, maintain, preserve and operate infrastructures, within the scope of Civil Engineering.

The capacity to study and design surface or underground water catchments, within the scope of Civil Engineering.

Conversance with and the capacity to apply employment legislation and business management techniques.

A knowledge of the history of Civil Engineering and the capacity to analyse and assess constructions in general and public works in particular.

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG-1:Capacity to solve any mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge of: linear algebra, geometry, differential geometry, differential and integral calculus, differential equations and partial derivatives, numerical methods, numerical algorithms, statistics and optimisation.
  • CG-2:Capacity for spatial vision and knowledge of graphic representation techniques, both using traditional metric and descriptive geometry methods and by means of computer-aided design applications.
  • CG-3:Basic understanding of the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programs applicable to engineering.
  • 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.
  • CG-5:Basic understanding of geology and soil morphology and their application in solving engineering problems. Climatology.
  • CG-6:Suitable understanding of the concept of companies, institutional and legal framework of companies. Company organisation and management.

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.
  • CB-4:Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CB-5:Students should have developed the necessary learning skills to undertake later studies with a high level of autonomy.

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • 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.
  • CT-10:Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT-11:Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • 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-14:Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.

Specific Competences (Civil Branch)

  • CE-1:Understand the topographical techniques used to obtain measurements, create plans, establish layouts, take defined geometries to the terrain and control movements of structures and earth works.
  • 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.
  • CE-4:Capacity to analyse and understand how the characteristics of structures affect their behaviour. Capacity to apply knowledge of the resistant working of structures to size them.
  • CE-5:Understand geotechnics and soil and rock mechanics and their application to carrying out studies, projects, constructions and exploitations where it is necessary to carry out earth movements, foundations and containment structures.
  • CE-6:Understand the behaviour of reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete and metal structures, and capacity to conceive, design, build and maintain these kinds of structures.
  • CE-7:Knowledge and understanding of fluid mechanics and the basic flow equations for application to conduit systems, both pressurised and free-flow.
  • CE-8:Knowledge, understanding and application of the concepts of surface and underground hydrology. Capacity to assess and regulate water resources.
  • CE-9:Capacity to analyse problems relating to health and safety on building sites.
  • CE-10:Basic understanding of electric power systems: energy generation, transport grid, delivery and distribution, as well as types of lines and conductors. Understand and apply the high and low voltage regulations.
  • CE-11:Capacity to apply environmental impact study and assessment methodologies.
  • CE-12:Understand building procedures, machinery and planning, organisation, measurement and site valuation techniques.

Specific Competences (Specific Technology):

    Civil Construction

    • CEC-1:Understand the typology and bases for the calculation of pre-fabricated elements and their application to fabrication processes.
    • CEC-2:Understand the planning, calculation, construction and maintenance of building works as regards structure, finishes, installations and specific equipment.
    • CEC-3:Capacity to plan, build and preserve marine works.
    • 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-5:Capacity to build and preserve railway lines, understanding how to apply the specific technical regulations, differentiating the characteristics of mobile material. Capacity to plan, build and preserve rail transport infrastructures.
    • CEC-6:Capacity to use building procedures, building machinery and works planning techniques.
    • CEC-7:Capacity to plan, build and conserve geotechnical works.
    • CEC-8:Knowledge and understanding of supply and sanitary systems, as well as their sizing, building and conservation.

    Hydrology

    • CEH-1:Knowledge and ability to plan and size hydraulic works and installations, for industrial water production, energy systems, hydroelectric plants and management of surface and underground water resources.
    • CEH-2:Knowledge and understanding of the working of ecosystems and environmental factors.
    • CEH-3:Knowledge of urban services projects related to water distribution and sanitation works.
    • CEH-4:Knowledge and understanding of supply and sanitation systems, as well as their sizing, construction and conservation.

    Transit and Urban Services

    • CET-1: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.
    • CET-2:Capacity to build and preserve railway lines, understanding how to apply the specific technical regulations, differentiating the characteristics of mobile material. Capacity to plan, build and preserve rail transport infrastructures.
    • CET-3:Understand the regulations concerning town planning management. Capacity to carry out spatial planning, urban planning and development projects.
    • CET-4:Understand the influence of infrastructures on spatial planning and the development of urban public areas, such as water supply and distribution, sanitation and water treatment, waste management, transport system, traffic, lighting, energy and communications.
    • CET-5:Understand the design and working of modal interchange infrastructures, such as ports, airports, railway and bus stations and transport logistics centre. Knowledge of transport engineering, planning and management.

 

CREDIT STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE COURSE


Subjects in the Degree in Civil Engineering, worth 6, 7.5 and 9 European ECTS credits each, are organized into semesters.  Students must take 30 credits each semester in order to complete 60 credits per academic year and a total of 240 credits over the four academic years.

In order to make the course compatible with other activities, students are permitted to take a part-time course consisting of 30 credits per academic year.


DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS PER SUBJECT TYPE

 

SUBJECT TYPE

CREDITS

CORE

60

COMPULSORY

102

OPTIONAL

66

FINAL PROJECT

12

TOTAL CREDITS

240

 

Ministerial Order CIN/307/2009 of the 9th February stipulates three study blocks for Civil Engineering, which are incorporated into the course programme as follows:

Core

Core

Compulsory

Civil Engineering Common Core Courses

Optional Study Blocks

Study Block:

Public Works

Study Block:

Hydrology

Study Block:

Urban Transport and Services

Optional

Op 1

Op 2

Op 3

Op 1

Op 2

Op 3

Op 1

Op 2

Op 3

Compulsory

Final Project

 

The Degree in Civil Engineering course programme comprises 186 common core credits, whilst optional courses comprise the remaining 29% of the future graduate’s education.

All Core subjects are related to the disciplines of Engineering and Architecture, with the exception of Geology, which forms part of the discipline of the Sciences.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME


The subject matter has been grouped into three areas.

Firstly, and in compliance with Royal Decree 1393/2007, the first half of the course programme addresses core subjects, worth a total of 60 ECTS and forming part of the disciplines of Engineering and Architecture.

Secondly, compulsory subjects comprise a total of 102 ECTS, leading to the acquisition of skills common to the degree, whilst the compulsory Final Project, undertaken in the final year and aimed at assessing the skills corresponding to the degree, comprises 12 ECTS.  Prior to evaluation for the final project, the student must provide evidence of ability in a foreign language.  Among other possible qualifications, at the University of Alicante the minimum necessary requirement is to have attained level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, and this requirement may be raised in the future. Thirdly, optional study blocks comprise 48 ECTS, in accordance with Ministerial Order CIN/307/2009, of the 9th February, which defines the blocks as Public Works, Hydrology and Urban Transport and Services.  Finally, the student must take optional subjects worth a further 18 ECTS from among those offered in the degree course programme.

The three optional study blocks offered comprise discrete blocks of eight subjects each, each block being worth 48 credits in total.  The remaining 18 optional credits are chosen by the student from among the corresponding optional subjects offered.  These subjects are taken in the sixth, seventh and eighth semesters in the course programme, enabling the student to choose their own curricular direction.

The possibility of undertaking work experience in a company is included within the scope of optional subjects.

In accordance with the regulation approved by Council of Government for the academic recognition of cultural university activities, sportive, of representation estudiantil, solidarias and of cooperation of the University of Alicante, the student will have to have guaranteeed the possibility to obtain academic recognition of until a maximum of six credits optativos of the total of the plan of studies cursado, by the participation in cultural university activities, sportive, of representation estudiantil, solidarias and of cooperation. Before the beginning of each academic course, the Council of Government will define the nature of the activities that will have this academic recognition.

Likewise, the application of recognition of labour experience/professional by credits will require to accredit a minimum time of labour and professional experience of three years (to complete day or equivalent period in partial day) or 2000 hours, with a maximum of 15% of the total of the credits of which states the Plan of Studies and with a ratio of 6 ECTS that will be able to be recognised in the time stipulated. For this, will request a Report of Labour Life accompanied of a Certificate of the Companies in which it have realised his professional work, with quotation expresses of the functions that the applicant have realised, so as to that can accredit the inherent competitions to the credits to recognise. In any case, the recognition of credits will not realise of automatic form, but studying each application of isolated form, as it produces in the actuality in the Commission of Recognition and Transfer of Credits of the Upper Polytechnical School.


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND STUDY BLOCKS


SUBJECT

SUBJECT TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER


BLOCK 1: PUBLIC WORKS      

Roads and Airports

OP

6

6

Hydraulic Infrastructures

OP

6

6

Harbours and Coastal Engineering

OP

6

7

Railway Infrastructures

OP

6

8

Construction Techniques in Civil Engineering

OP

6

8

Highway Engineering

OP

6

7

Construction and Prefabrication

OP

6

7

Geotechnical Constructions

OP

6

7

BLOCK 2: HYDROLOGY

Road Alignment and Drainage

OP

6

6

Water Supply and Drainage

OP

6

6

Hydraulic Projects and Systems

OP

6

7

Wastewater Treatment

OP

6

7

Environmental Engineering

OP

6

7

Energy Systems and Power Plants

OP

6

7

Dams

OP

6

8

Planning and Management of Hydraulic Resources

OP

6

8

BLOCK 3: URBAN TRANSPORT AND SERVICES

Road Design and Maintenance

OP

6

6

Wastewater Engineering

OP

6

6

Railways

OP

6

7

Urban and Land Use Planning

OP

6

8

Harbour Management and Use

OP

6

8

Traffic and Road Safety Engineering

OP

6

7

Management and Use of Transport Infrastructures

OP

6

7

Urban Services

OP

6

7

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

Electrical Installations

OP

6

6

Advanced Construction Mathematics

OP

6

8

River Engineering

OP

6

6

Geotechnics for Hydraulic Projects

OP

6

7

Logistics and Interchange Stations

OP

6

8

Geometric Design for Linear Construction Projects

OP

6

8

Environmental Acoustics

OP

6

6

Project Presentations: Oral and Graphic Techniques

OP

6

6

Building Pathology and Rehabilitation

OP

6

7

Work Experience I

OP

6

7

English I

OP

6

6

Durability of Materials and Structures

OP

6

8

Bridges

OP

6

7

Waste Management and Treatment

OP

6

8

Harbour Works: Projects and Construction

OP

6

8

Work Experience II

OP

6

8

English II

OP

6

7

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

Students who study an undergraduate degree at the University of Alicante must confirm a minimum level of B1 in a foreign language (a B2 is recommended) in order to obtain the diploma.  

The required language level is in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

The language accreditation requirement can be obtained previously or at any time during university studies. However, the language requirement will be necessary in order to be able to assess the final year project.

The different forms of obtaining such language requirement can be consulted in the additional information in this section.  

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LANGUAGE TEACHING COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE

Students who want to have a career in non-university teaching when they finish their studies are recommended to obtain the teaching competence certificate (Valencian and/or foreign languages).

This certificate can be obtained by taking specific itineraries in your university studies or by taking the UA teaching competence course in Valencian, German, French and English.

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FINAL YEAR PROJECT (TFG)

All the official undergraduate degrees must be completed by preparing and defending a final year project, which must be done in the final phase of the studies and be aimed at the assessment of competences associated to the degree.

The final year project must be an original, independent and personal work. The elaboration of it may by individual or coordinated. Each student will prepare this project under the supervision of a tutor, allowing students to show the received training content in an integrated many, as well as the acquired competences associated to the undergraduate degree.

In order to register in the final year project, students must comply with the requirements established in the “Regulations for continuation studies for students registered in undergraduate degrees at the University of Alicante”. Among the requirements established to be able to register in the final year project, a minimum of 168 credits must be passed in undergraduate degrees with a total of 240 credits, and a minimum of 228 credits in undergraduate degrees with a total of 300 credits or more.

In order for the final year project to be assessed, a B1 level of a foreign language (B2 is recommended) must be confirmed.

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Access routes

Procedure for applying for admission

Recommended applicant profile

Number of places and court notes

 

ACCESS ROUTES

 

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

1. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (Selection Examination). Although admission will be granted for all high school diploma disciplinary routes, it is recommended that applicants have studied the following disciplinary routes: Science and Technology.

Applicants’ admission grades for this course can be improved by taking the corresponding specific subject paper in the university entrance examination.  Papers for specific subjects with their corresponding weightings can be consulted in the table below.

 

High School Diploma Subjects

Parámetros de ponderación
Análisis Musical II Biología Ciencias de la Tierra y Medioambientales Dibujo Artístico II Dibujo Técnico II Diseño Economía de la Empresa Electrotecnia Física Geografía Griego Historia de la Música y de la Danza  Historia del Arte Latín Lenguaje y Práctica Musical Literatura Universal Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II Matemáticas II Química Técnicas de Expresión Gráfico Plásticas Tecnología Industrial II

Academic Years 2010-11

2011-12

0.1          

                     
   
0.2
x
x

x x  x x
x
                x
x   x

Academic Years 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

0.1
x
x


 x  x

               

 
0.2    
  x
 
 x  x                 x
 x    x

 

 2. PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH OR WITHOUT UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION: 

Applicants who have passed the previous entrance examination, or applicants who have not passed the previous entrance examination but hold one of the following qualifications: LOGSE high school diploma, COU, Pre-university course certificate, or any other qualification equivalent to the high school diploma, may take the new entrance examination.

Applicants who have passed the previous entrance examination may take a specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade, but must still take the general examination.  Applicants who have not passed the entrance examination must take the general examination and may, if they wish, take the specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade.

For specific subjects, the weightings indicated in the previous section must be taken into account.

3. VOCATIONAL TRAINING: Qualifications in Advanced Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design or Advanced Technician in Sports: admission is granted for any vocational area.

Applicants’ admission grades for this course can be improved by taking the corresponding specific subject paper in the university entrance examination.  Papers for specific subjects with their corresponding weightings can be consulted in the table 1.

4. STUDENTS FROM EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS A RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT.  AN ACCESS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED, issued by the UNED (Spanish National University for Distance Education). Applicants may take the specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade.  They may also take the complete university entrance examination. 

5. STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS, FOLLOWING APPLICATION FOR HOMOLOGATION OF THEIR ORIGINAL HIGH SHCHOOL DIPLOMA WITH THE SPANISH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION ORGANISED BY THE UNED.

6. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 25 YEARS OF AGE Specific university entrance examination.  From the total places offered, a minimum of 2% are reserved.  Preference is given to Engineering and Architecture. + info

7. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 40 YEARS OF AGE who do not hold academic qualifications but have accredited work and professional experience in accordance with accreditation criteria and the work and professional experience concerned.  An interview will be held.  A series of places are reserved for applicants over 40  years of age, of between 1% and 3% of the total places offered.  +info  

8. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 45 YEARS OF AGE. Specific university entrance examination.  This access route is open to applicants who do not hold a qualification which would qualify them for admission by another route, and who cannot accredit work and professional experience.  A series of places are reserved for applicants over 45 years of age, of between 1% and 3% of the total places offered. + info

9. UNIVERSITY DEGREES OR EQUIVALENT. 3% of the total places offered are reserved.


PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION: PRE-ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

  • Anticipated number of places offered during the first pre-enrolment session:240
  • Applicants admitted to a course must formally register within the timescale established annually in the enrolment calendar. Registration Information.


RECOMMENDED APPLICANT PROFILE

 

As regards the recommended educational background for this course, new students should possess a capacity for work (perseverance, method and rigour), a capacity for reasoning and critical analysis, the ability to work individually or as part of a team, the capacity to obtain, interpret and apply knowledge, problem-solving skills, a capacity for synthesis and abstraction and good communication skills.


NUMBER OF PLACES AND COURT NOTES

 

COURSES

NUMBER OF PLACES

COURT NOTES

GENERAL

OVER

25

OVER

40

OVER

45

GRADUATES

SPORTPEOPLE

DISABLED

2010-11

240

6,310

5,545

---

---

5,830

5,338

---

2011-12

240

5,000

5,165

5,000

---

5,000

---

---

2012-13

240

5,000

5,000

5,000

---

5,000

---

---

2013-14

170

5,000

5,000

---

---

5,880

---

---

2014-15

170

5,000

5,000

---

---

5,000

---

---

2015-16

170

5,000

---

5,490

---

---

---

---

2016-17

170

5,000

5,000

---

5,000

---

---

---

 

  • "Court notes" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June.
  • The definitive notes can be inferior to the here collected.

 

 

 

Professions for which the degree qualifies graduates:

The degree qualifies graduates to work as a Public Works Technical Engineer (Order CIN/307/2009 of 9 February, Spanish Official State Gazette (BOE) 18 February 2009). The professional attributes of the course are regulated by Law.

Graduates may also enrol on professional Master’s Degree courses, research courses and other post-graduate courses, in accordance with current regulations.

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION


The course programme for the University of Alicante Degree in Civil Engineering will be implemented on a year-by-year basis.


PROPOSED TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

ACADEMIC YEAR

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

PHASING OUT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME

2010-2011

1st YEAR

2010-2011

2011-2012

2nd YEAR

2011-2012

2012-2013

3rd YEAR

2012-2013

2013-2014

4th YEAR

2013-2014


 


CREDIT EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN THE DEGREE IN PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICAL ENGINEERING AND THE DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING


COURSE PROGRAMME DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

COURSE PROGRAMME – PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICAL ENGINEERING

SUBJECT

ECTS

COD.

SUBJECT

CRED.

Basics of Mathematics for Engineering I

6

6283

LINEAR ALGEBRA

15

Basics of Physics for Civil Engineering

6

6284

GENERAL PHYSICS

15

Basics of Chemistry for Civil Engineering

6

6286

CHEMISTRY

15

Engineering and Business

6

6301

ACCOUNTANCY AND BUSINESS ORGANISATION

4.5

Basics of Mathematics for Engineering II

6

6282

INFINITESIMAL CALCULUS

15

Mechanics for Engineers

6

6287

MECHANICS

15

Graphic Expression I

6

6285

TECHNICAL DRAWING

15

Basics of Mathematics for  Engineering III

6

6282-3

INFINITESIMAL CALCULUS + LINEAR ALGEBRA

15+15

Geology applied to Civil Engineering

6

6297

APPLIED GEOLOGY

4.5

Structural Calculation I

7.5

6291

RESISTANCES AND STRUCTURAL CALCULATION

15

Building materials I

6

6288

BUILDING MATERIALS

15

Soil and rock mechanics

6

6303

GEOTECHNICS AND FOUNDATIONS

6

Extended Mathematics

6

6282-3

INFINITESIMAL CALCULUS + LINEAR ALGEBRA

15+15

Graphic Expression II

7.5

6294

REPRESENTATION SYSTEMS

15

Structural calculation II

6

6291

RESISTANCES AND STRUCTURAL CALCULATION

15

Building materials II

6

6288

BUILDING MATERIALS

15

Topography and Photogrammetry

6

6290

TOPOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY

15

Hydraulics and Hydrology

9

6293

HYDRAULICS I

9

Geotechnics and Foundations

6

6303

GEOTECHNICS AND FOUNDATIONS

6

Electrical Technology and Lighting Engineering

6

6289

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY AND LIGHTING ENGINEERING

9

Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete

6

6298

REINFORCED AND PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE

6

Construction Procedures and Machinery in Public Works

6

6292

MACHINERY AND AIDS

12

Works Organisation and Prevention

6

6300

WORKS ORGANISATION, MEASUREMENT AND APPRAISAL

7.5

Development and the Environment

6

6315

DEVELOPMENT

4.5

Metal Structures

6

6302

METAL STRUCTURES

4.5

BLOCK: CIVIL WORKS





Port and Coastal Engineering

6

6308

MARITIME WORKS

7.5

Rail Infrastructures

6

6311

RAILWAYS, CABLE CARS AND TUBE TRANSPORT

7.5

Construction Techniques in Civil Engineering

6

6306

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES

6

Highway Engineering

6

6310

HIGHWAYS II

6

Building and Pre-fabrication

6




Geotechnical Constructions

6




Highways and Airports

6

6296

HIGHWAYS I 

4.5

Hydraulic Infrastructures

6

6312

HYDRAULIC WORKS 

7.5

BLOCK: HYDROLOGY





Hydraulic Works and Uses

6

6322

CONSTRUCTION OF HYDRAULIC WORKS

15

Treating Waste Water

6




Environmental Engineering

6




Energy Systems and Power Plants

6

6326

POWER PLANTS AND NETWORKS

6

Dams

6

6322

CONSTRUCTION OF HYDRAULIC WORKS

15

Planning and Managing Water Resources

6

6323

HYDROLOGY

6

Highway Planning and Drainage

6

6296

HIGHWAYS I

4.5

Supplies and Drainage

6

6324

SUPPLIES AND DRAINAGE

7.5

BLOCK: TRANSPORT AND URBAN SERVICES





Railways

6

6316

RAILWAYS, CABLE CARS AND TUBE TRANSPORT

7.5

Development and Planning

6




Port Management and Operation

6

6320

 PORTS AND CARGO HANDLING    

6

Traffic Engineering and Road Safety

6

6317

 TRAFFIC CAPACITY AND MANAGEMENT

6

Planning and Operating Transport Infrastructures

6




Urban Services

6

6313

 URBAN SERVICES

6

Roadway Design and Preservation

6

6296

HIGHWAYS I

4.5

Sanitary Engineering

6

6319

SANITARY ENGINEERING

6

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS





Electrical Installations

6

6307

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

4.5

Waterway Engineering

6

6321

HYDRAULICS II

4.5

English I

6

6295

ENGLISH I

6

English II

6

6305

ENGLISH II

6

 

In addition to the adaptation table for subjects in the proposed programme and subjects in the Public Works Technical Engineering programme being phased out, the terms and regulations at Alicante University must be respected:

Second Transitional Provision: "Students who do not wish to take the new degree course subjects are entitled to sit four examinations at the end of the following two academic years. Any students wishing to continue their studies after sitting and failing these examinations will be required to follow the new plan, according to the adaptation system established in the new programme. A one-to-one equivalence will be applied to LRU and ECTS credits, although overall limits will be established for the credit validation system".

 Credits taken by Degree in Civil Engineering  students not listed in the above table may be validated by means of:

1. Degree course optional credits, up to the maximum number of optional credits established for each degree course.

2. Recognised free-elective credits validated for university, cultural or representational activities will be validated for the degree course, with a maximum of up to 6 academic credits to be validated for various activities, as set out in Art. 12.8 Royal Decree 1393/2007 (participation in cultural, sporting, student representation, charity and cooperation activities).

 

 

BRIDGING COURSE FOR PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS WHO WISH TO OBTAIN THE DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

 

 

Envisaged number of students

Given the experience of other schools offering bridging courses this academic year, which have received a high number of applications for places on these courses, and taking into account the teaching resources of the departments involved, 30 places will be offered for Public Works Engineering Technicians. 

 

Entry and admission of students

The Polytechnic University College at the University of Alicante will offer a Bridging Course intended for holders of the Engineering Technician (Public Works) qualification, in accordance with Royal Decree 1393/2007 and following the directives established by the University of Alicante and in this document. This Bridging Course will qualify these Public Works Engineering Technicians for positions at the same level in Public Administration as graduates.

Where the number of applications exceeds places offered, these will be assigned in accordance with the following priority criteria:

  • (50%) Overall academic record. 
  • (20%) To be a graduate of the University of Alicante (from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, having completed studies at the delegation from the University of Alicante) in the degree that gives access to the course of adaptation.
  • (30%) Teaching collaborations with the School of Engineering.

Holders of the Public Works Engineering Technician qualification from other universities who wish to obtain the Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alicante by taking this bridging course will be required to take the subjects indicated by the Centre’s Commission for Recognition and Transfer of Credits, determined according to the subjects studied previously for the Diploma. Where students would need to study subjects which are not included in the bridging course, these Engineering Technicians will not be admitted to the course.

 

Degree bridging course programme

The bridging course will consist of the subjects indicated Table IV Bridging Course.  Students will be required to take subjects from Tables I, II or III depending on their area of specialisation.

It is envisaged that teaching hours will be adapted to the particular circumstances of the students for whom this Bridging Course is intended, most of whom may be working.   This timetable will achieve the dual objective of enabling students to attend the course, and avoiding any possible conflict of teaching duties between the Bridging Course and the Degree course, in accordance with the timetable established in the course programme.

 

BRIDGING COURSE - Civil Constructions

Subject

Subject Type

Credits

Academic year on the Degree course

Final Project

Compulsory

12

4th

Urban Planning and Environment

Compulsory

6

3th

Building and Prefabrication

Optional (Compulsory of Block)

6

4th

Geothenical Constructions

Optional (Compulsory of Block)

6

4th

Table I Bridging Course - Civil Constructions

 

BRIDGING COURSE - Hydrology

Subject

Subject Type

Credits

Academic year on the Degree course

Final Project

Compulsory

12

4th

Urban Planning and Environment

Compulsory

6

3rd

Waste Water Management

Optional (Compulsory Block Subject)

6

4th

Environmental engineering

Optativa (Compulsory Block Subject)

6

4th

Table II Bridging Course - Hydrology

 

BRIDGING COURSE - Transport and Urban Services

Subject

Subject Type

Credits

Academic year on the Degree course

Final Project

Compulsory

12

4th

Urban and Land Use Planning

Optional (Compulsory Block Subject)

6

4th

Planning and Operating Transport Infrastructures

Optional (Compulsory Block Subject)

6

4th

Waste Management and Treatment

Optional

6

4th

 

 

Table III Bridging Course - Transport and Urban Services.

Subject

Subject Type

Credits

Academic year on the Degree course

Doc. p

Final Project

Compulsory

12

4th

21

Urban Planning  and  the Environment

Optional

6

3rd

128

Building and Prefabrication

Optional

6

4th

136

Geotechnical Constructions

Optional

6

4th

136

Waste Water Treatment

Optional

6

4th

164

Environmental engineering

Optional

6

4th

164

Urban and Land Use Planning

Optional

6

4th

150

Planning and Operating  Transport Infrastructures

Optional

6

4th

150

Waste Management and Treatment

Optional

6

4th

189

Table IV Bridging Course

 

Estimated quantitative values for the indicators listed below and rationale for the estimation.

With respect to the bridging course, it is envisaged that the indicators used to evaluate learning outcomes will be better compared to typical values for the Degree, since students will already have ample knowledge of the subject matter.  Therefore, an improvement in indicators is envisaged and in consequence, the following values are proposed:

 

  • Effectiveness rate >80 %.
  • Graduation rate >50 %.
  • Dropout rate <10 %.

 

Implementation Timescale for the Bridging Course enabling Public Works Engineering Technicians to obtain a Degree in Civil Engineering

The course of adaptation has registered high levels of demand in previous editions having been more than 200 students each year without the possibility of registration. In view of these data, it is expected that the first academic year in which it is not offered (2013/2014), there will be a high demand for enrollment of new students entering graduate from extinct plans. This would significantly reduce the chances of access to the level of new students from senior high school and vocational training and competing for the same seats.
To resolve this situation, it is proposed that an adaptation period, while demand is sufficient to cover 50% of places offered in this course.

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