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Bodywork project: structure

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 bodywork structural components. 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 factors for body structure development
- Know the main measures to protect the structure.
- Know the vehicle's structure elements.

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.



Bodywork project: structure
5 ECTS. 44 teaching hours.
1. Fixed structure
2. Anti-corrosion protection and sealing
3. Bodywork experimentation
4. Front end and bumpers
5. Front end

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

  • Amer Montesinos, Salvador
    Salvador holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He has studied multiple specialized fatigue courses, such as ¿Fatigue of materials and structures¿, ¿Selection of materials in mechanical project¿ or ¿Simulation and Analysis of stresses in mechanical components'. Since 1987, he has been working as Fatigue Engineer in SEAT. Salvador has international working experience: 2 years as engineer in Acoustics department, and 8 months as Engineer in Audi, also in the Fatigue Laboratory. Currently, he is Head of Fatiga y Extensometría Laboratory a the Technical Center of SEAT.
  • Chaves Miguel, Mario
    Mario holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a Postgraduate Degree in Bodyworks and Automotive Materials- CARMAT. At present, he is leader of the Car body and Corrosion Team at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
  • Geue, Michael
    Responsible at Testing and Q-Building department at SEAT's Tecnichal Center.
  • Viguer Gomez, Carlos
    Responsible for Bumper at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Zahinos Ruiz, Abel

General information 2016-17 EDITION

Next course
January 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
1.280 €
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.