BOLOGNA PLAN APPLIED TO “FOUNDATION AND CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES” SUBJECT IN FOURTH COURSE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE. ACADEMIC AND SURVEYS RESULTS, UTILIZED RESOURCES AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES

J. Pereiro Barceló1, J.L. Bonet Senach1, E. Cortés Moreno1, L. Sánchez Martín2

1Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
2Spanish Government, Education, Research, Culture and Sport Department (SPAIN)
Spain is part of the European Higher Education Area, and, therefore, it has participated along with several member states of the European Union in the design and implementation of educative reforms regarding university degrees. The main goal was to make changes in the structure, curriculum and methodology of the teaching-learning process in European high studies. For this reason, university study plans have been adapted, by means of Bologna Plan, to the demands of current socio-economical context and to the new needs of more globalized societies.

For all the above reasons, Bologna Plan was instituted in Civil Engineering Degree and nowadays it is fully developed. Therefore, an evaluation of this new plan is totally indispensable to assess positive and negative aspects and to make a comparison with respect to the previous model. The main aim to achieve with this analysis is to know if students complete their education with higher practical competences and more adaptability to the global working world, which is the base of the already mentioned plan.

Consequently, this communication shows the degree of satisfaction with the present plan according to surveys carried out in the subject: "Foundation and containment structures" in fourth course of Civil Engineering degree at Universitat Politècnica de València. Apart from this, several items will be analyzed: academic results, utilized resources and evaluation techniques.

The objectives of this research are focused on how the Bologna Plan is working on actual practice and on the establishment of conclusions that let us asses its efficacy in the aforementioned subject. In addition, this work will be useful to make suggestions for improvements regarding education and learning quality.