Methodological improvements in the final project of Civil Engineering Degree

  1. Contreras de Villar, Francisco 1
  2. Muñoz Pérez, Juan José 1
  3. Contreras de Villar, Antonio 1
  4. Castillo López, Olegario 1
  5. Torregrosa Martínez, Antonio Vicente 1
  6. Duarte Sastre, Ángel Luis 1
  7. Manzano Diosdado, Francisco Javier 1
  8. Gil Ropero, Antonio 1
  9. Triano Rodríguez, José Manuel 2
  10. Diaz Gómez, Manuel 2
  11. Ruiz, F. 3
  1. 1 Cadiz University (SPAIN)
  2. 2 Ayuntamiento de Algeciras (SPAIN)
  3. 3 Autoridad Portuaria Bahia Algeciras (SPAIN)
ICERI2019 Proceedings 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7

Year of publication: 2019

Type: Conference paper


The final project of an engineering degree represents a test of maturity where students must crossexamineall the contents studied in the degree which adds technical difficulties. Traditionally the studentsare supervised by only one teacher and they usually also take a previous course in the writing of theproject. Currently, the program of the Civil Engineering Degree contemplates this activity in the lastsemester with an allocation of 18 credits. The hardest difficulty noted by students and teachers is theshort time estimated for writing it. A teaching innovation project is presented herein which aims to definea working protocol in order to help the student in a more efficient and close way during the developmentof the task. Among the methodological changes introduced, it should be highlighted the tutoring byprofessors from different areas of knowledge instead of only one professor as it was traditionally done.Thus, coordination mechanisms must be implemented to guarantee the achievement of the proposedobjectives. The innovation project also helps to identify tasks that can be advanced in time and gaintime for the effective drafting of the project. Some other solutions found will be presented as well as acomparison of the results obtained along this year with those of the former methodology.