General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Joan Triadó Aymerich

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English


Specific skills
  • CE18: Understand the organizational structure and functions of a project office.


Subject framed in the subject of Projects. The course aims to train students in the realization of engineering projects, both in the development processes of the technical solution and in the management of the different phases of the project. In this subject the final phases of the life cycle of an engineering project are studied, in particular the detailed engineering and the execution of the project. In addition to the theoretical contents studied, students develop an industrial project in groups, based on the preliminary project developed in the subject of Project Management I of third year.



Title content 1: Project strategy and closure of basic engineering

  • Project strategy
  • Objectives and final technical specifications
  • Planning and budget optimization. Impact on project viability
  • Offer to the customer

Content title 2: Advanced project planning

  • Project resources
  • Minimum cost programming model
  • Resource limitation
  • Agile Project Management
  • Support tools

Content title 3: Development of detail engineering

  • Project monitoring and control
  • Solution development: design management
  • Value engineering
  • Constructibility: Simultaneous engineering
  • Contents of the detail project
  • Project risk assessment
  • Process modeling
  • Closure of detail engineering
  • Support tools

Content title 4: Execution and control

  • Set up
  • Monitoring and control of execution
  • Delivery time management
  • Cost management. Budget analysis
  • Risk management
  • Final phase: closing of the project
  • Support tools

Title content 5: Technical Office II

  • Standardization and regulation. Activity projects
  • Tools and techniques for project quality management
  • Writing the documents of a project: Report, plans, specifications, budget
  • Industrial property management. Patents and trademarks
  • The business model of the technical office

Evaluation system

The final grade is the weighted sum of the grades of the activities

Activity 1: 15% (Activity 1: Detail project development: Optimization of project planning and budget).

Activity 2: 35% (Activity 2: Development of the detailed project: The technical solution).

Activity 3: 10% (A3: Closing the project.).

Activity 4: 40% (Exam)


Attendance at the theoretical and laboratory sessions, and the delivery of the corresponding reports of activities 1, 2 and 3 is a necessary condition for the evaluation of the subject.

It will be up to the teachers of the subject to decide on the possibility of adding activities that allow the recovery of the suspended activities.

It is compulsory to carry out all the activities to obtain the final grade of the subject. The grade calculation algorithm only applies if the grade for Activity 4 is greater than or equal to 4, otherwise the subject is suspended.

The make-up exam corresponds to activity 4, and its grade must be greater than or equal to 4. The make-up exam only gives the option to pass the subject with a grade of 5, except in the case where the weighted average grade of the first 3 activities is equal to or higher than 8. In this case the final grade will correspond to the weighted average grade of all the activities in the subject.

For activities 1, 2 and 3, if the result of their evaluation is not satisfactory or the teachers consider it opportune, they will be able to summon the members of a group to the realization of a test of individualized evaluation.



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