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Bodywork project: external parts

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.

The aim of the course is to offer a comprehensive overview of the main external components of the bodywork. The course details the economic, legal and technical requirements to be considered during the design, development, validation and manufacturing processes.


Students who pass this course will be able to:
- Know the main development factors of external body components.
- describe functionally automobile components
- Understand legal requirements and apply them to bodywork components design
- Carry out feasibility studies
- Understand the technical requirements of each component or group of components

Who is it for

Graduate Students from Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, chemical engineering, Science master.
Proven experience professionals in automotion field.



Bodywork project: external parts
5 ECTS. 44 teaching hours.
1. Structural design of mobile element
2. Functional elements project
3. Door panels and hatchback project
4. Mobile element validation
5. Upper external finishes
6. Lower external finishes
7. Glazing and cleaning System

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

  • Escribano Felguera, Juan de Dios
    Head of the services of glazed-wall and clean-washed system at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Lecturer at the Cátedra AGBAR.
  • Fernández Gómez, Antonio
    Head of external Trim services at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
  • Muñoz, Javier
    Responsible for Doors Mechanisms at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Nonay, Esteban
    Head of Experimention of Moving Body Components at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Resina Fabon, Lucia
    Head of the team responsible for the development of Moving Components at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Salinas Pujol, Maria Teresa
    Superior Industrial Engineer, specialized in chemistry at the Politechnical University of Barcelona. Master in Business Administration at ESADE. Her professional career is linked to the automotive industry for more than 20 years of experience. She is currently managing the group of Upper Exterior Trim Development at the SEAT's Technical Center.
  • Sanchez Castillo, Juan Antonio
    Graduate in mechanical Engineering at EUETIB (UPC). Bachelor degree in mechanical Engineering at ETSEIB (UPC). Master in product design and creation at UPC. He comes from SEAT's apprentice school. He works at SEAT's Technical Center since 1988 at different areas of interiors experimentation as head of service at outdoor experimentation, interiors experimentation and actually at project department as head of service of interior door panels development at SEAT's Technical Center. Teacher of the first two CARMAT editions.

General information 2016-17 EDITION

Next course
March 2018
5 ECTS (44 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
1.664 €
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.


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Related entities


  • Centro Técnico SEAT S.A.