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Automobile Electrical and Electronics. ELTICA

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

The UPC has a clear commitment to collaboration in the automotive sector , as shown by the 10 editions of the Master MIGIA , 2 degrees of expertise in automotive, the existence of Chairs SEAT and Applus , postgraduate training in active safety and passive and body , automotive materials , etc . , the organization of conferences, seminars , conferences, etc. . and participation in R & D in different fields (materials, nanomaterials , electric vehicles , electricity and electronics , security, etc. . ) . The Government of Spain has opted for training and innovation as key elements for economic development and pays special attention to the automobile sector. The automotive sector is one of the main engines of the national economy , Catalonia being one of the main Spanish and European regions in terms of activity in this sector. The occupations most in demand by the industry technical profiles correspond to areas intended for R & D , design and engineering ( automotive sector report , CEAM 2010).

With specific reference to the contents of this postgraduate course , are missing , by the automotive industry professionals specialized in : the development of electrical system and wire harness in a vehicle, the different sources of energy, and management , to drive electric vehicles, electronic communication architecture , in some cases own and other adapted to the sector; analyze and reduce the susceptibility of components and parts to conducted or induced interference, the development of new electronic control units to reduce cost and weight of the vehicle; industrialization of plastics, specifically in the manufacture of lighting systems , among others detailed in the specific competencies of the program.

This situation forces the sector to hire specialists from outside our borders and / or professional training after recruitment , with the consequent use of resources without a comprehensive program of learning or a structure that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills . Furthermore , continuous changes , tools , technologies, social requirements , legislation, etc. . , Advise that there is a curriculum for continuing education of professionals, keep up to date knowledge and facilitate innovation. It is noteworthy that Catalonia has the only center of automotive design in Spain , so the need for professionals with expertise in this area is critical and is not covered by the current academic offerings. In addition to the center, there are numerous regional providers and companies that are part of the automotive industry and whose competitiveness at national and international level depends largely on the value and contribute their professional training . Similarly no publications covering the development process of a vehicle as companies consider confidential and that makes independent learning .


The primary objective is to train people ELTICA be able to:

1. Identify, formulate and solve optimally problems in the electrical and electronic fields in an automobile.
Two. Understand the technologies, trends and the most common tools in this field.
Three. Conceive, design, implement and adopt research methods that lead to the generation of knowledge and innovation.
April. Knowing and applying existing technologies in the market as well as emerging technologies and acquire the skills necessary to propose applications
May. Understand and convey information-knowledge from scientifictechnical documentation.
6. Analyze and propose projects considering the different aspects of economic activity, with sustainability criteria.

Who is it for

As a result of the training, the course qualifies for positions of responsibility:

Design of electrical and electronic systems, especially for automotive
· Developing.



The postgraduate course programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire postgraduate course you can sign on one or several modules.

Sistema de Iluminación y Señalización en el Automóvil

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 20/02/2017. Barcelona

Arquitecturas electrónicas. Sistemas de Comunicación, Medida y Control en automóviles

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 13/03/2017. Barcelona

Sistema eléctrico de Distribución

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 25/04/2017. Barcelona

Sensores y sus Interfaces en Automoción

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 22/05/2017. Barcelona

Sistemas de Energía y Electromovilidad

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 26/06/2017. Barcelona

Compatibilidad Electromagnética en el Automóvil

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 04/09/2017. Barcelona

Diseño y Validación de Unidades Electrónicas

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 09/10/2017. Barcelona

Electrónica de Información y Entretenimiento (Infotainment)

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 23/10/2017. Barcelona


Gestión en Proyectos de Automoción
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
Sistema de Iluminación y Señalización en el Automóvil
3 ECTS. 25 teaching hours.
Arquitecturas Electrónicas. Sistemas de Comunicación, Medida y Control en Automóviles
5 ECTS. 46 teaching hours.
Sistema Eléctrico de Distribución
3 ECTS. 28 teaching hours.
Sensores y sus Interfaces en Automoción
3 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
Sistemas de Energía y Electromovilidad
3 ECTS. 26 teaching hours.
Compatibilidad Electromagnética en el automóvil
3 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Diseño y Validación de Unidades Electrónicas
3 ECTS. 17 teaching hours.
Electrónica de Información y Entretenimiento (Infotainment)
3 ECTS. 26 teaching hours.
Prácticas Generales
3 ECTS. 24 teaching hours.
Proyecto Final
4 ECTS. 25 teaching hours.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • González Benítez, Maria Margarita
    PhD in Science. Professor of Engineering Projects Department of the UPC. Specialist in design for the environment and sustainability tools must.
  • Escribà Murciano, Jordi

Academic coordination

  • Blanch Tyroller, Carolina

Teaching staff

  • Aparicio Salazar, Andrés
  • Baños Serradilla, Víctor
  • Blanch Tyroller, Carolina
  • Bover Solano, Ramón
  • Claudios, Francisco
  • Colomer Mur, Josep Maria
    Bachelor of Information Sciences. Master NLP. Associate professor at UPC Business Organization Department. Member of the Expert Network in Leadership Development within the Coaching area at Barcelona Activa Teacher and coach in management skills. Teacher in personal skills development programs at UPC PhD office and UPC Alumni
  • Cort Tobías, Xavier
    BSC Industrial Engineering. Thermal Management Product Manager at IDIADA, including activities of Aerodynamics, Engine Cooling and HVAC. Member of ISO working group, for the development of thermal environmental regulations. Collaboration on European R+D projects, focused on innovation and efficiency improvement on Cooling and HVAC systems.
  • Corull Massana, Ernest
  • Díaz Millán, Manuel Alberto
  • Edesa González, Sergio
    Telecommunication Engineer by the ETSIT of the University of Valladolid. He worked in Daimler AG for 6 months developing CANoe simulations in Sindelfingen (Germany). Currently working in HIL projects for Bertrandt AG in Barcelona.
  • Elvira Avila, Carlos
  • Ferrer Peretó, Josep
    Technical telecommunications engineer in the Electronics specialty and master's degree in telematics at the UPC. Since 1995 he works at SEAT Technical Center in the Electric-Electronic development department. From beginning he has participated in the introduction and development of CAN Bus in SEAT models as an analyst and trainer. He is currently responsible for the Team Architecture, Gateway and Diagnosis.
  • García Simeó, Miguel
    Telecommunications Engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Since 2002 working in automotive sector, in infotainment field, with professional experiences in supplier companies as well as in car makers. Currently responsible at SEAT technical center for development of infotainment devices.
  • Geibel, Frank
  • González Arbesú, José María
    Engineer and Doctor Engineer of Telecommunication from 1992 and 2000, respectively, both degrees from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). From 1994 to 2000 he joined the University of Zaragoza, as associate teacher and coordinator of the subjects of radio frequency, radar and satellite navigation systems. From 2000 to 2001 he worked at the company Tradia (nowadays AbertisTelecom) in his department of radio links as engineer of network Planning. From 2002 to 2007, he obtained a post-doctoral investigator grant from the Ramon y Cajal program. From 2008 he is an associated professor at the UPC. Your research activities include the characterization of antennas by means of infrared thermographies, the design and evaluation of small antennas, the system design of integrated antennas with surfaces of high impedance and the design of algorithms of optimization for the automatic synthesis of antenna radiation patterns in radars SAR
  • Gutiérrez Fernández, Marta
  • Hekler Merino, Álvaro Huascar
  • Hernando Fernández, Francisco Javier
  • Hupel, Martín
  • Ibáñez Abad, Juan de Dios
  • Laborda Berzal, José María
  • Magariño Barreto, Carolina
  • Medina Pérez, Víctor
  • Merino Rodríguez, Antonio
    He is an Industrial Engineer Electrical branch for specialty electronics EUITIB. Since 1986 works at the SEAT Technical Centre in electrical development having held various responsibilities within the electronic area. He is currently Head of Electromobility and Energy Systems at the SEAT Technical Centre. He has collaborated with UPC and STA in various training programs, conferences, technical seminars and Masters.
  • Moncayo Chillón, Mariano
  • Olid i Dominguez, Bernat
    Technical Telecommunications engineer in Image and Sound specialty at the UPC, and master degree in Architectural and Environmental Acoustics at La Salle. Since 2011 he works at SEAT Technical Center in the Electric-Electronics development department, developing loudspeakers and Sound systems mainly for Audi cars. He has collaborated in the Master degree ELTICA since 2012 teaching the Sound lecture in Infotainment's module.
  • Oliveras Mérida, Víctor
  • Paredes Domínguez, Magnolia
  • París Garcia, Maite
  • Sabaté Bastán, Francesc
  • Salinas Villar, Antonio
  • Schunk, Matthias Josef
  • Sierra Garriga, Carlos
  • Solà-Morales, Jordi Aubert
  • Tarrés Ruiz, Francesc
  • Torrellas Pérez, Pablo
  • Valenzuela González, José Luis

General information

35 ECTS (307 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:06/02/2017Classes end:29/11/2017Programme ends: 13/12/2017
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Contact person
Maria Teresa García Saura

Telephone: (34) 650 705 618
Postgraduate diplomas 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.For Postgraduate Course:

· Attendance at 80% of theoretical and practical
· Presentation and approval of the Draft Final Report of the Course
· Overcoming test with a score equal to or greater than five.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course 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
5.375 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
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.


Language of instruction
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 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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