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Curso cero en matemáticas básicas para ingeniería 2023/2024

Presentation and objetives

In order to enhance your academic performance in this new stage that you are now starting, the Carlos III University is organising zero courses for you to acquire the knowledge and skills that the University considers essential for you to start your degree with a better preparation.

During the month of August, the University offers you a website where you will be able to find support material (videos and exercises) that will be of great help to prepare you for the Zero Course.

It is a very enjoyable way of assessing your knowledge, advancing your studies and interacting with your classmates.

It is important to work on the platform in August. In order to access it, each enrolled student will be provided with the corresponding login and password. You will also have this information available when you consult your assigned groups.


The Zero Course in Mathematics is aimed especially at new students in:

  • Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electronic, Industrial and Automatic Engineering
  • Bachelor in Energy Engineering
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Audiovisual Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor in Communications Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor in Telematics Engineering
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering
  • Bachelor in Telecommunications Technology Engineering
  • Dual Bachelor in Engineering Physics and Industrial Technologies Engineering


Coordinator of the Mathematicas Department: Professor Alejandro Ortega García

The course will be taught by teachers of the Department of Mathematics.

  • D. Alejandro Ortega García
  • D. Javier Alejandro Quintero Roba
  • D. Victor Bayona Revilla
  • D. Diego Escribano Gómez

Dates and time

The zero course is organised in two phases:

PHASE 1: Online sessions with asynchronous teaching.

This phase takes place during the month of August.

An average of 20-25 hours of work is required to satisfactorily meet the objectives of each of the courses in the online phase, depending on the student's previous training.

PHASE 2: Face-to-face sessions

This phase runs from August 28 to 31.

The Zero Mathematics Course has a total duration of 10 hours, organised as follows:

  • Days: 28, 29, 30 and 31 August.
  • Hours: 2.30 hours per day
  • Venue:  Sabatini Building, Classrooms: 2.3.BO1, 2.3.BO2, 2.3.BO3, 2.3.BO4.
  • Timetable: 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The list of admitted students will be published on 27 July.

Promotion and evaluation systems