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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

423 - Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28763 - Engineering: Pre-Fabricated Sections
Faculty / School:
175 - Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de La Almunia
423 - Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

Presentation general methodology

The learning process designed for this subject is based on the following:

Strong interaction between the teacher/student. This interaction is brought into being through a division of work and responsibilities between the students and the teacher. Nevertheless, it must be taken into account that, to a certain degree, students can set their learning pace based on their own needs and availability, following the guidelines set by the teacher.

The current subject  is conceived as a stand-alone combination of contents, yet organized into three fundamental and complementary forms, which are: the theoretical concepts of each teaching unit, the solving of problems or resolution of questions and laboratory work, at the same time supported by other activities

 The organization of teaching will be carried out using the following steps:

  • Theory Classes: Theoretical activities carried out mainly through exposition by the teacher, where the theoretical supports of the subject are displayed, highlighting the fundamental, structuring them in topics and or sections, interrelating them.
  • Practical Classes: The teacher resolves practical problems or cases for demonstrative purposes. This type of teaching complements the theory shown in the lectures with practical aspects.
  • Individual Tutorials: Those carried out giving individual, personalized attention with a teacher from the department. Said tutorials may be in person or online.


5.2. Learning tasks

Programmed learning activities

The programme offered to the student to help them achieve their target results is made up of the following activities...


Involves the active participation of the student, in a way that the results achieved in the learning process are developed, not taking away from those already set out, the activities are the following:

Face-to-face generic activities:

  • Theory Classes: The theoretical concepts of the subject are explained and illustrative examples are developed as support to the theory when necessary.
  • Practical Classes: Problems and practical cases are carried out, complementary to the theoretical concepts studied.            

Generic non-class activities:

  • Study and understanding of the theory taught in the lectures.
  • Understanding and assimilation of the problems and practical cases solved in the practical classes.
  • Preparation of seminars, solutions to proposed problems, etc.
  • Preparation of the written tests for continuous assessment and final exams.


The subject has 6 ECTS credits, which represents 150 hours of student work in the subject during the trimester, in other words, 10 hours per week for 15 weeks of class.


A summary of a weekly timetable guide can be seen in the following table. These figures are obtained from the subject file in the Accreditation Report of the degree, taking into account the level of experimentation considered for the said subject is moderate.


Activity / Weekly  school hours

Lectures / 4

Other Activities / 6


5.3. Syllabus

Set of topics

Topic 1. Prefabrication. Current possibilities.

Topic 2. Concept and system of prestressed concrete

Topic 3. Materials and equipments for  prestressed concrete

Topic 4. Loss of prestressed force.

Topic 5. Basic parameters in the project of prestressed beams

Topic 6. Dimensioning of prestressed beams

Topic 7. Prefabrication in civil engineering

Topic 8. Prefabrication in building

Topic 9. Light prefabrication

Topic 10. Transport and assembly

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Calendar of meetings attend them and presentation of works

 The dates of both final examinations will be the published ones of official form in http: //

 The dates of the partial tests will communicate to the beginning of the classes.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

The subject actualiced bibliography will be consulted at the library web page

  • Calavera Ruiz, José. Proyecto y cálculo de estructuras de hormigón / J. Calavera Madrid : INTEMAC (Instituto Técnico de Materiales y Construcciones), [1999?]
  • España. Ministerio de Fomento. Instrucción de hormigón estructural EHE : Con comentarios de los miembros de la Comisión Permanente del Hormigón / Ministerio de Fomento . - 5a. ed. rev., 7a reimpr. Madrid : Ministerio de Fomento, Secretaría General Técnica, 2002
  • Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja. Instrucción del Instituto Eduardo Torroja para tubos de hormigón armado o pretensado / Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja. - 1ª edición Madrid : Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, 2007
  • ATEP. Estructuras de edificación prefabricadas / Asociación Técnica Española del Pretensado (Madrid), Fédération Internationale de la Précontrainte.FIP. - 1ª edición Madrid : ATEP, 1996
  • Calavera Ruiz, José. Una introducción a la prefabricación de edificios y naves industriales / J. Calavera Ruiz,J. Fernández Gómez [Madrid : INTEMAC] , D.L.2001
  • Amillategui, Fernando S.. Curso de hormigón pretensado / Fernando S. Amillategui, Carlos G. Pericot. - 1ª edición Madrid : E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos :Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, 1986
  • Cobo Escamilla, Alfonso. Hormigón pretensado / Alfonso Cobo Escamilla. - 1ª edición Madrid : Fundación Escuela de la Edificación, 2010
  • Jimenez Montoya, Pedro. Hormigón armado / Pedro Jiménez Montoya, Álvaro García Meseguer, Francisco Morán Cabré . - 14ª ed., [reimp.] Madrid : Gustavo Gili, 2000 (reimp. 2007)
  • Material resources.

    Materials supplied during the development of the subject across the platform Moodle:

    -          Notes of theory

    -          Practical exercises

    -          Presentations used in class