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Passive safety and approval

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.

This course focus on tests and systems used to ensure car safety in front of various types of impact, both from structural point of view as occupant restraint. Furthermore, specific tests used on various elements or components, as seats or vehicle anchorage systems, are studied. Finally, legal requirements needed to carry out the development of passive safety systems and automobile in general are presented.

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.



Passive safety and approval
4 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
1. Introduction
2. Impact biomechanics
3. Seats and headrest system
4. Occupant protection system
5. Children protection system
6. Pedestrian Protection
7. Shock tests
8. New and future systems
10. Regulations
11. Vehicle approval

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

  • Alcántara Cárdenas, Esteban
  • Amat Torres, Jordi
    Head of Type Approval and Legislation EU at SEAT¿s Technical Center
  • Arregui Dalmases, Carlos
    Ph.D in biomedical engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Master in automotive Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering and postgraduate in biomechanics by the University of Barcelona. Currently lecturer professor at the Universitat politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and visiting assistant professor at the University of Virginia at the Center for Applied Biomechanics.
  • Delgado Saiz, Javier
  • Enfedaque Montes, David Jesús
    David holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and Master in Business Administration from ESADE. At present, he is head of the Department of Technical Certification and Legislation at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Since 2003, he has developed his career in Complete Vehicle and Bodywork Development departments, both in Spain and Germany.
  • Fernández Rodríguez, Diego
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
  • Rodríguez Perdices, Javier
    Javier holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He is responsible for the development of front and back impact systems, front restraint systems, and seat belts at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Previously, Javier held different responsibilities in passive safety development projects in Audi Q3 and Q5. He has also worked as plastic injection simulation, and structural analysis engineer of automotive parts in Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Salas Arranz, Juan José
  • Tovar, Guillermo
  • Toyas Ruiz, Alberto
    Head of services of structures of seats, head restraints and safety. Alberto is also teacher of professional training in the schools of Granollers and Monlau

General information

4 ECTS (40 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:24/05/2017End date:20/06/2017
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Tuesday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
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
1.216 €
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.