General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Miquel Giménez Moreno

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


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


Subject framed in the subject of Project Methodology. 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 first phases of the life cycle of an engineering project are studied, in particular the generation of ideas and basic engineering. In addition to the theoretical contents studied, students develop in groups an industrial preliminary project, including the identification of the problem, feasibility studies, and planning and budgeting of the development of detailed engineering to be carried out in the subject of Project Management. II of fourth course.



Content title 1:Typology and life cycle of projects

  • Traditional theory of project management
  • New approaches. External factors and human factors
  • The mission of the project
  • The keys to success
  • Project management processes
  • The life cycle of an engineering project
  • The quality of the project
  • The work team

Content title 2: Preliminary project or preliminary project

  • Management of innovative projects. Creativity techniques
  • Previous studies and master plan. Market analysis
  • Problem identification: object, scope and background
  • Basic objectives and specifications
  • Feasibility of the project: technical, economic, financial and environmental
  • The Environmental Impact Study
  • The Economic Study
  • Contents of the preliminary project
  • Support tools

Content title 3:  Project planning

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimation of time for project tasks
  • Project network diagram (PERT, CPM)
  • Gantt diagram
  • Introduction to resource management: allocation, limitations
  • Estimation of project costs. The budget process
  • Support tools

Content title 4:  Technical office

  • Academic evaluation of the project
  • Areas of action of the professional activity
  • The work of the technical office
  • Standardization and basic regulations
  • Internal communication: management documentation and meeting minutes
  • External communication: interlocutors and presentation of the project

Evaluation system

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

Activity 1 - Identification of a problem to be solved (Preliminary Project Delivery 1): 15%

Activity 2 - Feasibility analysis of an engineering project (Preliminary Project Delivery 2): 30%

Activity 3 - Planning and budgeting of an engineering project (Preliminary Project Delivery 3) : 15%

Activity 4 - Final exam: 40%

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.

The grade for activity 1 is cumulative to activities 2 and 3, so your grade may vary in the delivery of the subsequent activities.

The grade for activity 2 is cumulative to activity 3, so your grade may vary in the delivery of the subsequent activity.

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 resit 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 greater than 8. In this case the final grade will correspond to the weighted average mark of all the activities of the subject (the resit exam corresponds to activity 4, and its mark must be greater than or equal to 4).

For activities 1, 2 and 3, if the results of their evaluation are not satisfactory, or the teachers consider it appropriate, they may call the members of a group to take an individualized evaluation test.



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