Soft Skills for Science and Technology
This course is designed to help students develop the skills that are relevant to access the job market.
Students are introduced to soft skills relevant for the Science and Technology area.
Nelson Fernando Chibeles Pereira Martins
Weekly - 4
Total - 42
This course has no prerequisites.
- Costa, R., Kullberg, J., Fonseca, J., Martins; N., “Competências Transversais para Ciências e Tecnologia – FCT/UNL” (2013)
Topics will be presented in 5 theoretical-practical sessions and 15 practical sessions (each lasting 3 hours).
- in each 2h theoretical-practical session we present the topic’s fundamentals, the most common mistakes to be avoided and the main tools that can be used during the theme’s exploration.
Assessment of this course takes into account both the weekly individual and group work, as well as tests carried out in moodle e-learning platform, in a controlled environment.
1 – Punctuality is required.
2 – If a student does NOT attend at least 12 practical lessons AND a total of 15 of all (practical and theoretical-practical) lessons (s)he will fail the course.
3 – Evaluation is carried out exclusively with activities during classes. There are no exams.
4 – No activities will be repeated, and no grade adjustments will be made for students that missed any given lesson.
5 – Special justifications for missing any lesson may be reported to the Course Coordination.
6 – Assessment envolves: Participation (15%), Individual Work (35%) and Team Work (50%).
For any additional details, please contact the Course Coordination.
In Clip> Documentos de Apoio you can find the official Assessment Method (in Portuguese)
1 - Curriculum Vitae, Job interview and Psychometric testing.
2 - Time management, Team work and Leadership.
3 - Advanced use of Excel spreadsheets.
4 - Bibliographic research and critical analysis of scientific information. Ethics and Deontology.
5 - Communicating in Science and Technology.
Programs where the course is taught:
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering
- Bachelor in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor in Materials Engineering
- Bachelor in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering
- Bachelor in Environmental Engineering
- Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management
- Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Bachelor in Engineering Physics
- Geological Engineering
- Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering
- Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor in Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Applied Mathematics to Risk Management
- Mathematics - Statistics and Risk Management Profile
- Mathematics - Operations Research Profile
- Mathematics - Mathematics Profile
- Applied Chemistry