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Personal and Interpersonal Skills

Code: EEC0015     Acronym: CPIN

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Personal and Communicational Development

Instance: 2011/2012 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Informatics Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEEC 262 Syllabus (Transition) since 2010/2011 2 - 5 56 136
Syllabus 2 - 5 56 136

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Manuel Firmino da Silva Torres

Teaching - Hours

Lectures: 1,50
Recitations: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Lectures Totals 1 1,50
Manuel Firmino da Silva Torres 1,50
Recitations Totals 10 20,00
Manuel Firmino da Silva Torres 2,00
Fernanda Maria dos Santos Teixeira Torres 8,00
Maria de Lurdes Gomes Neves 6,00
Mariana Henriques da Silva Kaiseler 4,00

Teaching language



- To identify/acquire the essential skills in order to maximize personal and interpersonal performance.
- To apply techniques of personal development, to use strategies of group interaction and manage different communication resources, in order to reach a progressive efficiency in the working processes and a high effectiveness in the results.
- To raise awareness regarding soft skills and the changes which need to be developed in the individual profile, in order to improve the future professional activity in electrical and computers engineering.


1. Quality Costumer Service
2. Interaction and Communication Attitudes
3. Rules of Professional Communication
4. Signs of Non-Verbal Communication
5. Preparation and Guidance of Reunions
6. People Management in Organizations
7. Development of Teamwork
8. Micromarketing and Professional Effectiveness
9. Oral, Written and Audiovisual Communication
10. Development of Personal Responsibility
11. Maximization of creative capacity

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical classes: presentation of the themes with audiovisual support: blackboard, overhead projector and/or computer with datashow.
Practical classes: explanation of the themes with audiovisual support: blackboard, overhead projector and/or computer with datashow; practical activities, case analysis and exercises of behaviour training, in order to improve the skills related with the different themes of the course.


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Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Behavioural sciences

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Attendance (estimated) Participação presencial 46,00
Mini-tests Exame 2,00
Information research Trabalho escrito 12,00
Working meetings Trabalho escrito 12,00
Written work Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 18,00
Preparation of Presentation Teste 15,00
Total: - 0,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Description Type Time (hours) End date
Follow-up lessons Estudo autónomo 18
Preparation mini-tests Estudo autónomo 12
Total: 30,00

Eligibility for exams

Students have to attend to 75% of the practical classes and attend to the continuous assessment components.

Calculation formula of final grade

Assessment of theoretical classes (50%=10 values)
Assessment of practical classes (50%=10 values)

Note: Students have to reach a minimum mark of 50% in each of the components and reach a minimum mark of 9,5 out of 20 in the final mark.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Assessment Components:
MT- 2 mini-tests about theoretical classes (individual assignment)
WR- A written report (group assignment)
P- Oral presentation (individual assignment) with audiovisual support (group assignment)
IP- Individual performance during classes

The skills which will be assessed are the following:
1) Personal and professional attitudes
a) Experimentation and knowledge discovery
b) Personal skills and attitudes
2) Interpersonal attitudes
a) Teamwork
b) Communication
3) Conceiving, designing, implementing and operating systems in the enterprise and societal context
a) Internal and societal context
b) Enterprise and business context

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

It is the same as for ordinary students. Although working students are exempt from classes, there is an obligation to be present in the evaluation moments and perform the work described in the evaluation components.

Classification improvement

Students can improve their marks in the next year.


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