Checking date: 19/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Information Skills
Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Plan: 418 - Estudio: 256)


Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 1.5 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
CB2. Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study. CB3. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues. CB5. Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy. CT3. Ability to organize and plan work, making appropriate decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make sound judgement within the study area CT4. Motivation and ability to commit to lifelong autonomous learning to enable graduates to adapt to any new situation RA2. Engineering Analysis: To be able to identify engineering problems within the industrial field, recognise specifications, establish different resolution methods and select the most appropriate one for their solution RA3. Engineering Design: To be able to design industrial products that comply with the required specifications, collaborating with professionals in related technologies within multidisciplinary teams. RA4. Research and Innovation: To be able to use appropriate methods to carry out research and make innovative contributions in the field of Industrial Engineering. RA5. Engineering Applications: To be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems and design devices or processes in the field of industrial engineering in accordance with criteria of cost, quality, safety, efficiency and respect for the environment. RA6. Transversal Skills: To have the necessary skills for the practice of engineering in today's society.
Description of contents: programme
UNIT 1. INFORMATION RETRIEVAL IN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENTS - Organizing your research plan: steps and search terms. - Processes and tools for the information search in databases and academic search engines. - Knowledge and use of the main multidisciplinary and specialized databases (by area of knowledge). UNIT 2. ETHICAL USE OF INFORMATION: CITATION AND REFERENCES - Ethics and intellectual property. The academic work without plagiarism. - Create and manage in text citations and bibliographic references. Present and organize references. - Software products for generating and managing citations and bibliographies.
Learning activities and methodology
TEACHING IS FULL TAUGHT IN THE SYNCHRONOUS AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE MODALITY THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. [12 hours with 100% classroom instruction, 0.48 ECTS] Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Student receive course notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate following the classes and carrying out follow up work. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems and participate in workshops and evaluation tests, all geared towards acquiring the necessary capabilities. TUTORING SESSIONS. [1 hours of tutoring with 100% on-site attendance, 0.08 ECTS] Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK [24,5 hours with 0 % on-site, 0.98 ECTS] METHODOLOGIES THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problems, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group. Case-studies oriented to information seeking in web sources, analysis of these sources, evaluation of results, presentation and citation of content. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with a teacher as tutor. The days and hours of tutorship sessions for each group will be available in the course space in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bobish, Greg y Jacobson, Trudi (ed.), 2014. The Information Literacy User´s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook . Geneseo, NY: State University of New York at Geneseo. Disponible en:
  • Pacios Lozano, Ana R. (coord.), 2013. Técnicas de búsqueda y uso de la información. Madrid: Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.