Educational guide 2019_20
Escola de Enxeñería Industrial
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  Electronic technology
  Description Qualification Evaluated Competencess
Laboratory practical Assessment of the laboratory sessions:

The laboratory sessions will be evaluated in a continuous way, on each session. The applied criteria are:

- A minimum attendance of 80%
- Punctuality
- Previous task preparation of the sessions
- Make the most of the session

The practical sessions will be held in groups of two students. The documents of the practices will be available prior to the sessions.
The students will fill report, that will be delivered when the session ends. This report serves to justify both the attendance and how they have done the work asked for.
20 CE11
Objective questions exam Evaluation of Blocks of Topics: This part is intended to emphasize the self learning process and provide feedback to the students. It's main aim is to provide honest and objective information about the learning process. These individual exams will be held by electronics means, if possible. It can consists on a wide set of test questions, short answers and analytical numerical problems. 20 CG3
Essay questions exam Individual Exam: It will consist on an individual written exam near the end of the semester, in the dates established by the head teachers. The exam will be a combination of any of the following types of exercises:
- Test Questions
- Short Answer Questions
- Analysis Problems
- Practical Cases
60 CG3
Other comments on the Evaluation


All the students will be evaluated of continuous way by means of the following procedure:

Along the semester the students will realise several partial proofs and will obtain a note by each proof. The note of partial (NP) will obtain of the average of the notes of the proofs.

Also the long of the semester the students will do practices of laboratory and will obtain a note by each practice. The sessions without assistance will be marked with a zero. The note of laboratory (NL) will obtain of the average of the notes of the practices, with the following exceptions:

a) If the assistance to the sessions of practices is inferior to 80% the total note of the same (NL) will be zero.

b) If the average of the notes obtained in the partial proofs (*NP) is inferior to 3,33, the note of laboratory (NL) will be zero.

Also along the semester partial exams will be made. Each partial exam will have a grade. The grade of these exams (NP) is the average of the grades in each one.

The qualification of continuous evaluation (CC) procedure will be calculated with this formula:

CC = 0,8 x NP + 0,2 x NL

The students can opt to that qualification CC becomes the qualification in records (CA), without need to take any additional exam, as long as they fulfil all the following requirements:

a) The average grade of the partial exams (NP) must be great or equal than 6,25 points.

b) The grade obtained in all the partial exams must be at least 3,75 points.

c) Obtain a laboratory grade (NL) great or equal to 7 points.

A final exam (EF) will be held in scheduled dates in June and July.

The grades in records (CA) for those students that do not want to or can not opt to the note of continuous qualification method will be obtained with arrangement to the following formula:

CA = 0,2 x NP + 0,2 x NL + 0,6 x EF

For the present academic year, grades NL and NP obtained in the previous two academic courses are still valid with the following exceptions:

- Those students that want to use the previous NL grade with less than 7 points can not apply for the continuous evaluation procedure, and must pass the final exam (EF)

- Those student that want to use the previous NP grade can not apply for the continuous evaluation procedure, and must pass the final exam (EF)

-Those students that attend any laboratory session along the academic year can not opt to keep valid the laboratory qualification from the previous academic years.

-Those students that take any partial test along the academic year can not opt to keep valid the partial test qualification from the previous academic years.

Those students granted with an exemption from the school direction not to take part on the continuous evaluation process, will be evaluated at the same day and time established by the school direction board, in the following way:

- A two part test

1- A written exam identical to the final examination, with a weight of 70% on the final grade and lasting a maximum of two hours.

2- A specific laboratory test, with a weight of 30% on the final grade and lasting a maximum of two hours. This take will take place immediately after the written exam in the laboratories of the same school.

In the final year examination, students will take a written exam that will weigh 70% on the final grade. The remaining 30% will be obtained from the qualification of a laboratory test.

To pass the course, in any of the previous cases, it is necessary to achieve a final grade equal or higher than 5 points.


It is very important that the students keep updated the profile in the FAITIC platform. All communications related with this course will be made through this platform. All individual communications will be made through the email listed in this platform.

The students can solve doubts related with the laboratory previous activities in the personal attention hours (tutoring time), or by any other contact procedure available in FAITIC.

The students must meet the deadlines for all the activities.

All the achieved results must be justified, in any of the exams or activities. None of the achieved results will be taken for good if no explanation is given about the method used to find them. The selected method for solving a problem is considered when grading the solution.

When writing the solutions and answers in reports and tests, avoid spelling mistakes and unreadable symbols.

Exams lacking some of the sheets will not be graded.

Use of cell phones, notes or books is forbidden during exams.

Competencies Acquisition and Its Influence on Assesments

In this subject all the different activitiesare designed to assess the students in the competencies, and the acquisition ofthe competencies defines the final mark. Here follows a description of how thecompetencies and activities are related.
CG3 Knowledge in basic and technological subjects that will enable students to learn new methods and theories, and provide them the versatility to adapt to new situations.
The acquisition of this competency is providedby the contents of the topics of the subject. All activities ofself-assessment, the laboratory sessions and the different test are elaborated to evaluate the knowledge of the technical subjects.
CE11 Knowledge of the fundamentals ofelectronics.
This competency is warrant to be acquired along all the lectures, the laboratory sessions, the self-assessment activities andt he tests.
CT2 Problems resolution.
The students will exercise this competency by means of the following activities: self-assessment activities, bulletin of problems and previous theoretical solution of experiments to be made at the laboratory. This competency is also acquired along all thetest (for each block and the individual one), as they mainly are composed by problems to be solved.
CT9 Apply Knowledge
This competency is mainly acquired during the laboratory sessions, where the theoretical knowledge from problems, designs and simulations should match the assembly of circuits and real measures. Laboratory sessions are evaluated one by one, scoring an average of marks, if there is a minimum number of attended sessions with a minimum score.
CT10 Self learning and work
The self learning process is fundamental to achieve the score to approve the subject. In order to motivate students in the task of acquiring the theoretical knowledgeneed, self-assessment test (on line), lectures based on the remote learningplatform (faitic) and bulletins of problems have been created. Theself-assessment test also provide feedback to the professors about the main difficulties found by students. On thelaboratory sessions, the previous preparation is an explicit method of evaluation. In order to made this preparation, each of the laboratory sessions has its specific documentation and tutorials.
CT17 Working as a team
The students exercise this competency at the laboratory sessions, by making teamsof two people. Cooperation in most of the sessions is needed to perform the assembly of circuits, make the measurements and take notes. The professor in charge of the laboratory session verifies the previous work and how each session is going along, watching that both members cooperate to achieve the best possible result. Scores for students can be different if the professor detects that one of the team member is not cooperating.

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