Checking date: 15/10/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Telecommunications projects, legislation and policy
Study: Bachelor in Telematics Engineering (215)

Coordinating teacher: MARTIN PORRAS, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Telematic Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
General Knowledge on Telecommunication Systems and Networks
The student will become familiar with the basic principles of business and telecommunications policy, both globally and European and Spanish, establishing their role in commerce, industry and services. Also gain knowledge about national and international structures dedicated to the telecomm policy, and the most relevant regulatory schemes for network operation and services. - The student will acquire knowledge of the principles, techniques and methodologies in which project management is based. Students will develop basic skills for the development, direction, coordination, and techno-economic management of projects.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Project management 1.- Project Management: General Concepts. Professional Responsibility of Project Management 2.- Project Life Cycle and project startup. PMI and Agile Methodology 3.- Project integration and scope 4.- Managing Project schedule 5.- Managing Project costs and procurement 6.- Managing Project risk and quality 7.- Human Resources and communication management 8.- Project monitoring, control and closure Policy and regulation: 1.- Introduction of the Telecommunication Sector 2.- Global framework of telecommunications 3.- Social and economical aspects of the Telecommunication Sector. Standardization Organisms 4.- Europe telecommunication Policy 5.- Implementation of the regulatory framework in Spain 6.- Interconnection 7.- Access infrastructures regulation 8.- Radio spectrum Management 9.- Network Neutrality 10.- Telecomm networks and final consumers. Protection of consumers rights 11.- Internet of Things (IoT) 12.- Data management (Big Data, IA and Data Protection) 13.- Intellectual Property Rights and tv contents
Learning activities and methodology
Two types of training activities are proposed: Lectures and group work Lectures on board with using transparencies or other media to illustrate certain concepts. The acquired knowledge will be assessed by a final exam. For the group work, the aim is to get experience in the application of the basic course content. It is important to understand that these activities require initiative and participation by the student (there will be concepts that students will have to study from some pointers and references). Sharing of work and discussion should serve to consolidate knowledge and develop the ability to analyze and communicate relevant information. Besides sharing of work will promote the exchange of views critical both between teacher and students and among students. PROJECT MANAGEMENT (2 ECTS) Lecture: 1 ECTS Practice: 1 ECTS Delivery of practice on the development of a project plan. POLICY AND REGULATION (4 ECTS) Lecture: 2 ECTS Practice: 2 ECTS Delivery of biweekly practices on the subject addressed in lectures.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Gido & Clements. Successful Project Manageent. South-Western.
  • Gobierno de España. Código de las Telecomunicaciones. Recopilación de normativa de telecomunicaciones. BOE.
  • Gobierno de España. Ley General de Telecomunicaciones 9/2014. BOE.
  • Gray and Larson. Project Management: The Managerial Process. McGraw-Hill.
  • Juan José Montero Pascual. Derecho de las telecomunicaciones. Tirant lo Blanch. 2007
  • Kathy Schwalbe. Information Technology Project Management. Cengage Learning.
  • PMI Institute. PMBOK Guide. PMI Institute.
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