Checking date: 19/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Information Skills
Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (Plan: 443 - Estudio: 222)


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. COCIN6. Ability to deal with mandatory specifications, regulations and norms. CT3. Ability to organize and plan work, making appropriate decision 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. By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: RA1.4. Awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. RA2.1. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in spreadsheets to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods. RA3.2. An understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them. RA4.1. The ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use data bases and other sources of information. RA5.1. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. RA6.1. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team. RA6.2. Use diverse methods to communicate effectively with the engineering community and with society at large. RA6.5. Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent, life-long learning.
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.