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Project management and Skill Development

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This lifelong learning course can be attended as part of the postgraduate course Bodyworks and Automotive Materials.

Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.

This course is an introduction to project management in the automotive sector and basic concepts and tools for developing the student's skills. During this course are presented the most relevant concepts on the formulation and preparation of projects and their scheduling and control techniques. Besides, students work with different models and tools for setting personal and professional goals, time management and teamwork. Finally, students learn some communication techniques, both oral and written, to develop this relevant skill.

1. Project Management in the automotive industry
2. Skills development: Objectives, self-leadership, time management and creativity.
3. Skills development: Teamwork, conflict management and empathy
4. Skills development: Communication


After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand the different stages of the automobile development project.
2. Understand the project organization and how that is related to organizational structures and stakeholders’ functions.
3. Identify users of the project system as well as functional and service requirements
4. Establish criteria for decision taking and be able to plan viability studies
5. Set lexis and a common understanding of definitions, terms and basic concepts related to project management
6. Set personal and professional targets
7. Know creativity techniques useful in the field of project development
8. Improve the student’s communication skills, both oral as for writing technical documents

Who is it for

Graduate students in Automotive, Chemical or Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Product Design or equivalent.
Working professionals or experienced in the automotive industry.



Project management and Skill Development
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.

1. Project Management in the automotive industry
2. Skills development: Objectives, self-leadership, time management and creativity
3. Skills development: teamwork, conflict management and empathy
4. Benchmarking in the automotive sector
5. Skills development: Written Communication

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.

Teaching staff

  • 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
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
  • Hermida Carballeira, Santiago
    Technical Mechanical Engineer (EUITIB). Master Automotive Engineering (MIGIA). At present head of product optimization and customer value department in the Whole Vehicle area at the Technical Center of Seat. Responsibilities in benchmarking studies, weight optimization, cost optimization of produced cars and in the Haptic of whole Vehicle.
  • Oliveras Mérida, Víctor

General information 2016-17 EDITION

Next course
October 2017
2 ECTS (20 teaching hours)
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Tuesday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
From 17 to 21 hours. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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
Lifelong learning diploma 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.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning 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
640 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning 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

Related entities


  • Centro Técnico SEAT S.A.