Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Final Degree Project

Final Degree Project
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Second semester
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FINAL DEGREE PROJECT
FINAL DEGREE PROJECT
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

Teaching staff


You can contact the coordinator of TFGs through the following email ecastro@uic.es. Each teacher / tutor will provide the tutored student a way to communicate fluently during the completion of the final grade work.

Introduction

The completion of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project is considered as an exercise which integrates the training content received and the skills acquired in the degree and, in order to unify the criteria and procedures that ensure and guarantee homogeneity in the organisation and assessment of this subject, the International University of Catalunya has internal regulations for Final Degree Projects and Master's Final Projects, which are affected by all the official degrees offered by the UIC regulated by Royal Decree 1393/2007, as amended by Royal Decree 861/2010.

Pre-course requirements

The Final Bachelor’s Degree Project is the final subject of the programme. For this reason, the student can only enrol in it in the last academic year.

Objectives

• To apply in an integrated way all the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the undergraduate studies by carrying out and defending an individual, independent, supervised, original and unpublished research project.

Competencies

  • CB1 - Students must demonstrate that they have and understand knowledge in an area of study based on general secondary education. This knowledge should be of a level that, although based on advanced textbooks, also includes some of the cutting-edge elements from their field of study.
  • CB2 - Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and have the competences that are demonstrated through the creation and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems within their field of study.
  • CB3 - Students must have the ability to bring together and interpret significant data (normally within their area of study) and to issue judgements that include a reflection on important issues that are social, scientific or ethical in nature.
  • CB4 - Students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CB5 - Students have developed the necessary learning skills to undertake subsequent studies with a high degree of autonomy.
  • CE1 - To solve the maths problems that arise in the field of Bioengineering. The ability to apply knowledge of geometry, calculate integrals, use numerical methods and achieve optimisation.
  • CE11 - To evaluate manufacturing, metrological and quality control systems and processes.
  • CE12 - To undertake a professional project in the field of Bioengineering-specific technologies in which knowledge acquired through teaching is synthesised and incorporated.
  • CE15 - The ability to undertake a project through the use of data sources, the application of methodologies, research techniques and tools specific to Bioengineering, give a presentation and publicly defend it to a specialist audience in a way that demonstrates the acquisition of the competences and knowledge that are specific to this degree programme.
  • CE2 - To know how to apply the basic concepts of mechanics and biomechanics to resolve problems that are specific to the field of Bioengineering.
  • CE4 - To have spatial vision and know how to apply graphic representations, using traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry, as well as through the application of computer-assisted design
  • CE6 - To incorporate the foundations of science and materials technology, while taking into account the relationship between microstructure, synthesis or process and the properties of materials.
  • CG1 - To undertake projects in the field of Bioengineering that aim to achieve a concept and a design, as well as manufacture prosthetics and orthotics that are specific to a certain pathology or need.
  • CG10 - To know how to work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary environment.
  • CG3 - To be able to learn new methods and theories and be versatile so as to adapt to new situations.
  • CG4 - To resolve problems based on initiative, be good at decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and communication, as well as the transmission of knowledge, skills and prowess in the field of Bioengineering
  • CG5 - To undertake calculations, valuations, appraisals, expert reports, studies, reports, work plans and other similar tasks.
  • CG6 - To apply the necessary legislation when exercising this profession.
  • CG7 - To analyse and evaluate the social and environmental impact of technical solutions
  • CG8 - To apply quality principles and methods.
  • CG9 - The ability to organise and plan in the field of business, as well as in institutions and organisations.
  • CT2 - The ability to link welfare with globalisation and sustainability; to acquire the ability to use skills, technology, the economy and sustainability in a balanced and compatible manner.
  • CT3 - To know how to communicate learning results to other people both verbally and in writing, and well as thought processes and decision-making; to participate in debates in each particular specialist areas.
  • CT4 - To be able to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, whether as a member or by management tasks, with the aim of contributing to undertaking projects based on pragmatism and a feeling of responsibility, taking on commitment while bearing the resources available in mind.
  • CT5 - To use information sources in a reliable manner. To manage the acquisition, structuring, analysis and visualisation of data and information in your specialist area and critically evaluate the results of this management.
  • CT6 - To detect gaps in your own knowledge and overcome this through critical reflection and choosing better actions to broaden your knowledge.

Learning outcomes

  • Use techniques and tools for the management of bioengineering projects, including planning, development and execution.

  • Know and applies specifications, regulations and standards.

  • Write texts with the appropriate structure for communication objectives.

  • Present the text to an audience with the appropriate strategies.

  • Identify the information needs and use the collections, spaces and services available to design and carry out research appropriate to the subject area.

  • Work under the basic guidelines given by the supervisor, deciding the time to be used in each task, including personal contributions and expanding the indicated sources of information.

  • Take initiatives that create opportunities, with a vision of the process and market implementation.

  • Ability to assess the financial cost of the different tasks included.

  • Ability to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact.

Syllabus

Original work to be done individually (or in groups after acceptance by the tutor) and presented and defended in front of a university panel, consisting of a project in the field of specific Bioengineering technologies of a professional nature in which the acquired skills in the teaching are synthesised and integrated.

Teaching and learning activities

In person



The completion of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project includes several fundamental training tasks or activities:

  1. Choice of subject.

  2. Attendance at individual tutorials.

  3. Attendance at group seminars.

  4. Planning.

  5. Development.

  6. Individual, independent work supervised by the tutor.

  7. Writing a report.

  8. Submit the project.

  9. Presentation and individual public defence.

  10. Follows the rules.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



The process involves a continuous assessment based on competences throughout the completion of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project. There are several assessment points as well as participants in the assessment:

  • Student self-assessment.

  • Assessment of the process of carrying out the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project by the tutor.

  • Final rating of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project by the tutor.

  • Assessment of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project by the jury.

For the assessment of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project the following criteria will be taken into account:


  • Scope, difficulty, complexity and originality of the research project covered in the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project.

  • Degree of achievement of the objectives.

  • Bibliographic sources consulted and how they have been cited in the report and the presentation.

  • Quality of the preparation of the written document of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project (academic report)

  • Quality of the presentation and oral defence before the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project panel.

  • Degree of commitment and dedication of the student to the research project.

  • Learning, competences and skills demonstrated during the performance of the work.

The assessment rubrics are available on the intranet of the subject. The marks will be published after meeting all the assessment rubrics. The qualification will be quantitative between 0 and 10 to a decimal point, to which the corresponding qualitative mark of fail, pass, good, excellent and honours is added. The course is passed with a minimum mark of 5 out of 10. The assessment rubrics must be uploaded by the assessor to the course Moodle before the end of the month set in the schedule, except in the defence month when all rubrics must be uploaded to the course Moodle at the end of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project public defence day.


The tutor may decide not to authorise the presentation of a student’s Final Bachelor’s Degree Project (recording this in the relevant rubric) if they considers that the student does not meet the minimum academic requirements for public defence. The tutor will propose, in the last assessment rubric of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project written report, whether or not to grant an honours classification to the student. Depending on the number of honours that can be awarded per subject and the global assessments obtained by that student in all the subject rubrics collected from the panel, the tutor and the student, the coordinator of Final Bachelor’s Degree Projects will ultimately decide who gets the honours. The jury, once the oral defence is finished, will proceed to accept or reject the work presented and fill in the rubrics, evaluating both the written work and the oral defence of the student. 


These rubrics must be sent to the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project coordinator on the same day as the defence. In the event that the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project is rejected by the jury, it must state those errors, omissions and deficiencies that must be corrected and that lead to its non-acceptance in a written report that will be sent to the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project coordinator and the tutor. In the case of suspension of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project on first round, you can choose to defend yourself on the second round as long as the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project is reworked based on the errors, omissions and deficiencies detected and noted by the panel in its report after the defence on first round with the approval of the tutor. In case of failure of the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project in the second sitting, the student must enrol in the subject for the following year.



First-sitting

 

Rubric

Percentage

Student self-evaluation

5 %

Evaluation of the defense and memory by the jury

50 %

Continuous assessment by tutor

45 %


 

 

 Second-sitting

 

Rubric

Percentage

Student self-evaluation

5 %

Evaluation of the defense and memory by the jury

50 %

Continuous assessment by tutor

45 %

 

 

 

Important considerations:

  1. Plagiarism, copying or any other action that may be considered cheating will score zero in that assessment. Moreover, plagiarism during the exams will result in the immediate failure of the whole subject.

  2. In the second call, the maximum grade students will be able to obtain is "Excellent" (grade with honors distinction will not be possible).
  3. Changes of the calendar, exam dates or the assessment system will not be accepted.

  4. Exchange students (Erasmus and others) or students resitting will be subject to the same conditions as the rest of the students.

Bibliography and resources

(1). Reglamento interno de Trabajo Fin de Grado y Fin de Máster Universitario de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

(2). Guía TFGs en la web de la biblioteca de la UIC:  https://biblioguias.uic.es/guiatrabajofinaldegrado/inicio

(3). Tutorial aplicación gestión TFGs UIC para alumnos/as:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUEqbm-RR00&list=PLnKcA9XgmyYRCfSqdcIjBRfHwB_DYZwn4&index=11&t=0s

(4). Repositorio institucional UIC Trabajos Final de Grado: http://repositori.uic.es/handle/

(5). Bibliographic management: http://biblioteca.uoc.edu/en/resources/bibliography-management