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Industrial and Services Project Management

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

Design and management of projects in terms of efficient quality, response time and cost is challenge for any business. In this master's course in Project Management we teach students how to direct and manage projects from a general viewpoint, offering an understanding of the most advanced trends used to successfully complete industrial, service, or any type of general project.

This course can be divided into two large blocks, the first of which is an essentially technical section where project management systems using the most advanced techniques are explained and the concept of lean management is introduced and a financial vision is incorporated in terms of developing budgets and predicting possible investments. The other block is dedicated to the more humanistic side of projects. This block covers strengthening teams that carry out the projects and give the project leaders the abilities and capacity to manage personnel. With this in mind students will work on aspects like emotional intelligence, negotiation techniques and business communication. As well, they will study external planning processes and project development, outsourcing and the externalisation of services.

The professors for this master's course are made up of industrial sector professionals with a wide array of experience in the business world. As we expect the highest quality and a very high level of excellence in each subject taught in this course the list of professors is quite large. This is why both a coordinator position for each area and a general coordinator position have been created to ensure the uniformity of all the courses. These professors are also entrusted with the task of working as tutors for the master's course final project that students will elaborate.

To make following this course easier, upon the completion of enrolment students will receive a iPad to which they can download the notes and all of the documentation from the Master's programme.

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  • To define the design, development and execution of highly efficient and competitive industrial or service projects.
  • To develop project management, planning and control techniques.
  • To formulate projects tailored to the client's requirements and specifications, with minimum costs and reduced lead times.
  • To provide the abilities needed to manage teams.

Who is it for

  • Managers and collaborators in industrial or service project development.
  • Professionals who are in positions of responsibility in terms of planning and project management of any kind.



Project Management and Effective Project Management
7 ECTS. 70 teaching hours.
  • Project structure.
  • The organisation and processes as project support elements.
  • New development and improvement projects.
  • Simultaneous engineering: optimising project timing and costs.
Project Management Excellence
7 ECTS. 55 teaching hours.
  • Proper project planning and the means to do it: Quality Function Deployment.
  • Error identification and correction when developing project objectives: using FMEA Methodology and Six Sigma to reach desired excellence.
  • Project teams.
  • Development of DMAIC projects and methodology.
Strategic Management and Proactive Leadership of Personnel
11 ECTS. 80 teaching hours.
  • Strategic corporate management.
  • Proactive leadership and management of personnel.
Project Planning and Scheduling
9 ECTS. 85 teaching hours.
  • Project planning.
  • Policy deployment: Hoshin Kanri.
  • Methods for scheduling projects based on the critical path: Gantt and PERT.
  • Project planning and scheduling software.
  • Microsoft Project.
  • Scheduling projects for improved results: the critical chain.
  • CC-Pulse software.
  • The organisation and project planning and development personnel.
Project Management Body of Knowlegde (PMBOK). Lean Project Management
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Lean Management in project management.
  • Flow control and Value Stream Map.
  • PMBOK methodology in project development.
  • Preparation test for obtaining the PMP and PMI certification.
  • PRINCE Methodology (Projects in Controlled Environments).
Externalisation and Security in Project Development
6 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
  • Outsourcing and contracting processes for a project.
  • Response management.
  • Customisation.
  • Managing time, resources, inventory and other aspects in order to assure results.
Preparación para la obtención de la Certificación Project Ma-nagement Professional (PMP) del PMI.
4 ECTS. 10 teaching hours.
Final Project
12 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Selecting a subject for the final project.
  • Information collection and analysis.
  • Creating the project, including every stage of its development.
  • Creating the project report.
  • Preparing a public presentation of the project.
  • Project presentation.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
    Industrial engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.

Academic coordination

  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan
    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.

Teaching staff

  • Angulo Navarro, Emilio
    PhD in Industrial Engineering and MA in Business Administration. Head Development Engineer in the R&D Department at Hewlett Packard. Associate professor in the Project Department of the UPC, and contributing lecturer in various universities and university foundations. Expert in the design of electric motorcycles.
  • Asensio García, José
    Technical-Mechanical Engineer with 30 years working for Nissan Motor Ibérica S.A. in various management positions in Logistics, Production and Nissan Production Way. Has participated in various synchronised production seminars and worked for JIT Kaizen (in Japan and the US). His speciality in the frame of the Engiplant Master's course is the resolution of problems in the Kaizen area. Currently Lean and Supply Chain Project Manager at Itemsa.
  • Barba Ibáñez, Enrique
  • Bolivar, Cristina
    Organisational Psychology graduate and specialist in organisational development, comprehensive communication and marketing.
  • Casanovas Villanueva, August
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
  • Cuatrecasas Castellsagués, Oriol
    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Specialist Consultant in Lean Manufacturing. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Deulofeu Aymar, Joaquim
    Degree and PhD in economics. Quality implementation consultant. Associate professor of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Herranz Sotoca, Antonio
    Partner at Ydros, a consultancy specialised in Strategic Management and Organisational Remuneration-based Development. Graduated in Social Psychology from the UB, with a Master's degree in Organisational and Process Consulting from the Fundació les Heures - UB. Associate Professor at the Fundació Politécnica de Catalunya and other Business Schools, with ample experience in both in the public and private sectors. Specialised in strategic HR management, remuneration systems and Executive Coaching.
  • León Márquez, Domingo
    Bachelor in Business Administration and Master's in Banking from the UPC. Expert in bank financing.
  • Molas i Beykirch, Isabel
    Master's degree in Management of Organisational Communication from the UB. Master's degree in European Business Studies from the University of Sheffield (UK). Diploma in Business Management and Marketing from ESMA. Founding member of the company MiB. Specialised consultant in organisational development and services and communication management. Specialised trainer in development of managerial and communication skills.
  • Moya Valladares, Aránzazu
    Industrial Engineer. Plant manager at Magna-Donelli.
  • Mussons Sellés, Jaume
    PhD Industrial Engineering. Lecturer for the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Business Consultant.
  • Plana Castillo, Antonio
    A Physical Science graduate, he spent two years teaching before joining IBM, spending his entire career to date working in Information Technology. He is currently the worldwide manager of Banking Industry Solutions at IBM, for both distribution channels and customer care, and spearheaded the creation of the IBM Banking Industry Solution Centre in Barcelona. A certified Project Manager, he was in charge of leading large teams during the system development project, Sydney 2000 Olympics.
  • Puente Quer, Josep
  • Romero Cuadros, Antònia
    Psychologists, Master's in Coaching. Coach and consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L. Contributor to the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan
    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Suarez Gabarro, Roman
    Industrial Engineer.
  • Teixidó Escobar, Jordi
  • Torrell Martínez, Francesca
    Senior Telecommunications Engineer. Master's degree in Production Organisation and Engineering and Industrial plant Manager at (Engiplant). Consultant in Maintenance Management.
  • Tusquets Aznarez, Xavier
    Critical Chain Consultant at TEOCE.
  • Vilalta Beltri, José Miguel

General information

60 ECTS (390 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:21/10/2016End date:17/11/2017
Friday  16:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 14:00
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 83
Master's degrees issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

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Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
9.200 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


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Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme