• General

    Workshop on Projects (2015)

    • Course Details

      Course Content



      Course Information

      • Course: Workshop on Projects

      • Code: G1750

      • Department / Unit: Department of Geographical Engineering and Techniques of Graphical Expression

      • Degree: Degree in Civil Engineering

      • Faculty: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

      • ECTS credits: 6

      • Language of instruction: English. The instructors of this course would like to thank Karen Louise Murphy (Vice-Rectorate for Academic Affairs and Teaching Staff) for her help with the revision of this work in English.

      • Instructors: César Otero, Valen Gómez Jáuregui & Cristina Manchado






      Course meeting times

      • Lectures: 1 hour/session, 1 session/week.

      • Design labs: 2 sessions/week.

      • Session 1: 1 hours/session.

      • Session 2: 2 hour/session.



      This course introduces students to the tools and techniques of engineering design and creative problem-solving, as well as design issues and practices in civil engineering. The course includes several design cases, with an emphasis on linear public works (e.g., roads, roundabouts, etc). Project design explicitly concerns technical approaches with CAD/CAE/BIM software as well as consideration of the existing environment and technical English writing.


      Study material

      Students need to have and bring along a personal laptop to each class and lab. Laptops should have AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 installed. Other material will be distributed.



      Students will be graded on several design tasks. The CAD assignments and the tasks on technical English writing will also be checked for completion. Class participation is essential and will be considered in the final grade.



      Evaluation will be an integral part of the class. This allows students to contribute to the teaching and development of the subject. The main factor will be the assistance, class participation and completion of tasks.