During the first term of the 2020-21 academic year, the ETIC (UPF) will follow a hybrid teaching model which will combine face-to-face and online lessons, due to the restrictions and security regulations on Health, following the Pla Sectorial d'Universitats. Because of these restrictions it will not be possible to hold plenaries for the big and medium theory groups, which traditionally have been dedicated to practicum.
Specifically, in our school we have made the decision of holding face-to-face sessions only for small groups or seminars -generally for all the subjects- and these sessions will be concentrated on Mondays and Tuesdays. The rest of the sessions (for medium and big groups) will be online on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (*). A specific planning with all the details about how the work will be organized online (synchronous and asynchronous sessions, guided practice lessons, tutorships, and so on) will be given to you by the professors who are responsible of each subject.
The face-to-face seminar sessions are really valuable for the learning process, but they will not be compulsory because there will be students who will not be able to attend them (because of illness, confinement, high-risk groups, or other impediments). In these cases, the students need to get in contact with their teachers in order to receive the suitable support.
This is how we have programmed the first term in the UPF. Regarding the 2nd and 3rd terms, if the restrictions change for the better, it may be possible to include more face-to-face sessions. However, if the conditions get worse, we may have to reduce the face-to-face sessions. As soon as the UPF makes a decision about this, we will communicate it to all the students through the usual channels.
*Except for the Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, where the days for the online and face-to-face sessions could be different; and some subjects will be taught completely online.
Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science
Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Network Engineering