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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Bodyworks and Automotive Materials
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09-12-2020

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  • discount
    10% discount if you enrol before 15th December
  • discount
    This programme is part of the Employment Help grants programme

Programme

Edition
4th Edition
Credits
60 ECTS (423 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€6,600 €5,940(10% discount if you enrol before 15th December)
Payment of enrolment fee options

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 to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
- In four instalments, splitting the payment by direct debit:
  • 40% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • The remaining 60% will be divided into 3 direct debit payments, which will be distributed equidistantly between the beginning and end of classes.
  • The student must have and be the holder of a bank account with IBAN ESXX
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 11/01/2021
Classes end: 30/11/2021
Programme ends : 15/12/2021
Timetable
Monday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Notes to the schedule.
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona
Why this programme?

In advanced economies, and increasingly in emerging economies such as China and India, the automotive industry is of a great strategic importance. The automotive industry creates 2.3 million jobs, as well as 10 million jobs indirectly across Europe, and approximately 100 million jobs worldwide. In order to compete in this innovative and globalized industry, car makers need highly qualified professionals to excel. This has created opportunities for talented people who are seeking for an attractive and rewarding career development.

Spain is the second highest producer of cars in Europe, and the 8th worldwide. Up to now, the graduate and postgraduate courses available in Spain, have not met the educational needs of the car industry. Thus, the educational offerings have been traditionally characterized by a low practical and general focus. In contrast, the master's degrees Bodyworks and Automotive Materials (CARMAT) offers a highly specialised, up to date and practical education. The aim of CARMAT is twofold: (1) to speed up the path to get a job within the car industry for people that are passionate about cars, and (2) to accelerate the professional development of those already working in the industry.

Our teaching methods are based on the principle of learning by doing, as well as the development of the personal and professional skills required to succeed within the car industry. In the classroom sessions and visits to SEAT (the Spanish brand belonging to the Volkswagen group) facilities, students learn the necessary concepts which they will need to develop a project throughout the course. The project, supervised by professionals from the industry, aims to develop a real component of the car. During the project, students are faced with a complex problem which requires them to put into practice their technical, creativity and leadership skills, and to work within a team. In summary, the CARMAT postgraduate course offers students a unique learning experience based on contests exclusive to the course, and direct contact with professional from the car industry.

Finally, to remark that the students of the CARMAT course, who are not working, have the opportunity to do a paid internship within the Technical Centre of SEAT, or other companies from the industry. In the internship, students have the chance to enhance and put into practice the knowledge gained from the course, as well as to network with professional in the industry.

Aims
  • The main goal of the CARMAT master's degrees is to train students and professionals so that they are able to develop successfully their professional careers within the fields of the design, development and manufacturing of the components and parts of the vehicle bodywork. For this, we offer a highly specialised education which makes possible that students who pass successfully the course are able:
    • To understand the requirements for the design, development and manufacturing of the components which form the vehicle bodywork.
    • To know the organizational structure, processes and phases of the project for the design, development, manufacturing and approval of a vehicle.
    • To use the software CATIA v5 for the optimal design and development of the components and parts which form the bodywork.
    • To develop leadership, creativity, complex problem-solving skills, and competences for working within a team.
Who is it for?
  • Graduate students from Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science, or similar, undergraduate or graduate.
  • Professionals with proven experience in the automotive industry.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 21h
Present and Future of the Automotive Sector
  • Introduction to CARMAT.
  • Vision of the automotive sector.
  • Automotive Technologies and systems.
  • The automobile project.
  • Technological trends and challenges facing the sector.
4 ECTS 32h
Design and Concept
  • Introduction.
  • Bodywork's concept evolution. Bodywork types.
  • Package and ergonomics.
  • Basic requirements.
  • Study of exterior and interior design.
  • Surfaces generation.
  • Color and Trim.
7 ECTS 52h
Catia V5
  • Infrastructure: configuration I, CATIA V5 environment, common basic tools.
  • Basic assemblies.
  • Sketcher and Wired.
  • Solid and Area Core.
  • Knowledgeware I (setting of parameters, formulas and layout tables).
  • Advanced Infrastructure.
  • Advanced Assemblies.
  • Advanced Wireline.
  • Advanced Solid and Surface.
  • KnowledgewareII.
5 ECTS 46h
Materials and manufacturing processes
  • Materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Plastics used in automotive.
  • Plastic transformation processes.
  • Other materials.
  • Stamping processes and materials.
  • Bodywork manufacturing process.
  • Painting processes.
  • Assembly processes.
5 ECTS 46h
Bodywork Project: Structure
  • Fixed structure.
  • Anti-corrosion protection and sealing.
  • Bodywork experimentation.
  • Front end and bumpers.
  • Front end.
5 ECTS 46h
Bodywork project: internal components
  • Instrument panel and central console.
  • Interior linings.
  • Air conditioning and temperature control.
  • Seating.
  • Trunk coverings and carpets. Storage compartments.
  • Haptic.
5 ECTS 42h
Bodywork project: external parts
  • Structural design of mobile element.
  • Functional elements project.
  • Door panels and hatchback project.
  • Mobile element validation.
  • Upper external finishes.
  • Lower external finishes.
  • Glazing and cleaning system.
5 ECTS 42h
Simulation and Virtual Reality
  • Introduction: Basic concepts.
  • Structure (crash, stiffness, NVH).
  • Occupants.
  • Finishes.
  • Case study I.
    • Case studies II.
  • CFD.
  • DMU.
  • Tolerance Management.
  • Virtual reality.
5 ECTS 42h
Passive safety and approval
  • Introduction.
  • Impact biomechanics.
  • Seats and headrest system.
  • Occupant protection system.
  • Children protection system.
  • Pedestrian Protection.
  • Shock tests.
  • New and future systems.
  • Regulations.
  • Vehicle approval.
2 ECTS 16h
Professional Skills Development
  • Objectives, self-leadership, time management and creativity.
  • Teamwork. Conflict management and empathy. Negotiating skills.
  • Oral communication techniques. "Elevator Pitch" practice session.
  • Written communication techniques. Project documentation.
  • Selection process in the automotive sector: professional and personal competencies.
15 ECTS 38h
Final Project
The project aims to develop the technical and personal skills that the student needs to successfully perform their challenges within a technical department of an automotive company.

During the project, the student is part of a team that has the mission to design and develop a set of real parts of a vehicle.

The organization of the project tries to simulate the development process used in the industry, so that the students have to make different deliveries in which they are gradually defined development requirements and issues necessary for the manufacture and subsequent assembly of the parts. The project requires a deep understanding of the geometries and fixations of the parts. Also the materials, processes and costs of manufacture.

To ensure the correct development of the project, students are tutored and supervised continuously by professional developers in the automotive parts on which they work.

Finally, all students have to present and defend the results and conclusions of their projects in front of a group of CEOs, department heads and project leaders.

Degree
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a course completion certificate of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
Range of modules
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Lifelong learning courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Visits
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Problem-based learning (PBL)
An active learning methodology that enables the student to be involved from the beginning, and to acquire knowledge and skills by considering and resolving complex problems and situations.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & 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 of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Luzón Narro, Benito Javier
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    Responsible for the Technical Calculation Department at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Previously, he worked as co-ordinating engineer of impact tests, as well as responsible for the supervision and analysis of impact tests at the passive safety area of the Technical Centre of SEAT. Bachelor degree from the UPC in Industrial Engineering. Besides that, he holds a postgraduate degree in biomechanics and biomaterials from the UPC, and a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the same university. Is Assistant lecturer at the UPC, and has teaching experience related to car safety for different professional groups, such as firemen and technical inspectors of vehicles. Is also Director of the Biomechanical Technical Section of the Spanish Society of Automotive Technicians (STA). He is member of the Spanish Society of Biomechanics and Biomaterials, and of the EEVC WG19.
Teaching staff
  • Aguilar García, Daniel

    Doctor in Materials Engineering from Imperial College London and Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently responsible for the development of the AUDI project board. He has a long international experience as a Project Manager in different sectors such as automotive, aerospace and medical devices.

  • Alcántara Cárdenas, Esteban

    Higher Industrial Engineer from the University of Seville. Master in Automotive Engineering Competition at Oxford Brookes University. He is currently in charge of the Active Safety and Shock Detection area at the Seat Technical Center.

  • Amer Montesinos, Salvador

    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), with a wide. Specialization in the world of fatigue of materials: 'Fatigue of materials and structures', 'Selection of materials in the mechanical project' or 'Simulation and analysis of applications in mechanical elements', among others. Since 1987, Fatigue Engineer at SEAT. Two years as an Acoustics Engineer, 8 months as an Audi Engineer, also in the Fatigue Laboratory. He is currently in charge of the Fatigue and Extensometry Laboratory of the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Angulo de Diego, Teresa

    Degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB). Master's degree in Numerical Methods for Calculation and Design in Engineering taught by the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently responsible for the area of ​​pedestrian protection and low-speed crashes in the Technical Calculation department of the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Arregui Dalmases, Carlos

    Doctor in Biomedical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Integral Automotive Engineering and Management. Industrial Engineer from the UPC and postgraduate degree in Biomechanics from the University of Barcelona (UB). He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the UPC and a professor at the University of Virginia at the Center for Applied Biomechanics.

  • Arroyo Ponce, Juan

    Industrial Technical Engineer in Mechanics and Postgraduate in Bodywork and Automotive Materials (CARMAT) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Key user of stamping simulation in press processes and member of the simulation and standard guilds of methods of the VW consortium. He is currently responsible for plan methods and simulation of the door group in press and sheet metal processes in SEAT.

  • Barrios Vicente, José Manuel

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and postgraduate from the Universitat Tecnològica de Lulea (Sweden) in materials and their industrial applications. Currently, Head of the Innovation Department of the Applus + IDIADA Company, professor of different master's degrees and postgraduate courses at the UPC. Deputy Vice President of the Society of Automotive Technicians, Deputy Vice President of Internal and Institutional Relations of Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Ingénieurs des Techniques de l'Automobile (FISITA), representative of Idiada Automotive Technology SA in European associations such as European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA), Ertico ITS Europe, European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA).

  • Bellorín Segovia, Alejandro

    Alexandro holds a degree from the Central University of Venezuela in Chemical Engineering, and a master degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Automotive Manufacturing & Business Engineering. Nowadays, he is responsible for the validation and control of different components of the vehicle at SEAT.
  • Carod de Arriba, Xavier
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    Doctor in Project Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (UB), specializing in Materials Science. Collaborator of the SEAT / UPC Chair from 2007 to 2012. Associate Professor in the Department of Project Engineering and Construction at the UPC.

  • Carrascosa Rodríguez, Alberto

    Higher Degree Technician in Industrial Delineation. Postgraduate in Bodywork and Automotive Materials. CATIA v5 trainer. Designer in the External Finishes Development Department at the SEAT Technical Center.
  • Castellón Oitaben, Óscar
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    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), with extensive training and specialization in Body Painting Processes, has more than 15 years of experience in the sector and is currently responsible for the Department of Painting Engineering of SEAT.

  • Chaves Miguel, Mario

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and was a postgraduate student in Bodywork and Automotive Materials (CARMAT), in its first edition. He is currently responsible for Anti-Corrosion Development and Functional Body Assurance at SEAT Technical Center.

  • Colet Galí, Joan

    Mechanical Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently Head of the Interior Finishing Service (Trunk) at the SEAT Technical Center. He has previously been leading other Development teams (Cockpit, Doors, etc.) in the same company. In total, more than 30 years of R&D experience at SEAT.

  • 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.
  • Comas i Font, Josep

    Responsible for simulations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • Delgado Saiz, Javier

    Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Burgos and Postgraduate in Bodywork and Automotive Materials (CARMAT) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently responsible for the development of safety airbags and seat belts in the Automotive Safety department of the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Fernández Gómez, Antonio

    Head of external Trim services at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • Fernández Rodríguez, Diego

    Higher industrial engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), specializing in Automotive. Previously, he was a pedestrian protection development engineer, with experience in low-speed testing and child restraint system and coordinator of the SEAT Tarraco project in the Vehicle Safety department of the SEAT Technical Center. He is currently in charge of the functional door and aeroacoustics insurance department at SEAT Technical Center.

  • Funes Castillo, Raul

    Enginyer Tècnic Industrial per la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Ha treballat en diverses enginyeries, i ara desenvolupa la seva activitat professional al Centre Tècnic de SEAT com a investigador en l'àrea hàptica.
  • García Sánchez, Alejandro
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) specialized in Industrial Organization. Master in Quality Management of Organizations. Master in Environmental Management and Auditing. Renewable Energy Systems Technician. He is currently Technical Manager at AutoForm Engineering Spain with more than 20 years of experience in the Automotive sector in multinational companies (Estamp, Gedia Spain) and engineering companies.

  • Geue, Michael

    Head of Structure and Anti-corrosion Development at SEAT Technical Center
  • Gómez i Canadell, Romà

    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Postgraduate in Electromagnetic Compatibility from the UPC. Head of Electronic R&D Projects at Serra Soldadura, S.A. Researcher in arc welding and for resistance. Creator of the WISE adaptive control for welding quality assurance. Patent of the Optimal System on the automatic optimization of resistance welding parameters.

  • Hermida Carballeira, Santiago

    Mechanical Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master's Degree in Automotive Engineering (MIGIA). Currently responsible for the Department of Product Optimization and Customer Value in the area of ​​the Complete Vehicle at the SEAT Technical Center. Responsibilities in the field of benchmarking, HMI evaluation and complete vehicle connectivity, optimization of costs in the series and in the optics of the vehicle.

  • Larráyoz Izcara, Xabier

    Doctor in Materials Science from the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg. He is currently responsible for the CAU Desenvolupo Carrosseria group at SEAT.
  • Leal Romero, Ricardo

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently in charge of SEAT R&D for Project Management with the Volkswagen Group. He has more than 17 years of experience in the automotive sector (SEAT S.A. and Audi AG), within the R&D and Finance departments such as Project Management and Direction, Central Planning and Project Controlling. 2010-2012 Collaborator in the management of Formula Student Spain.

  • López Navarro, Ferrán

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Sarrià Chemical Institute of Ramon Llull University (URL). Professor of the CATIA v5 Course at the UPC.

  • Márquez Medina, Alba

    Industrial engineer from the University of Oviedo. Master of Automotive Studies from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Currently passive security engineer at Applus IDIADA. He has 5 years of experience working with companies (SEAT and Autoliv) in the field of car safety.

  • Martínez Medina, Carlos
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    Architect Superior in the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of Rosary. Computer Assisted Design Euroclassification Course. Project Management Course at EADA Business School. Since 1995 he has been dedicated to 3D Design in the automotive sector, becoming head of the CAD department, Interior Design at SEAT. Professor from 2005 to 2007 of the Master's Degree in Automotive Design at the IED Barcelona and Professor of Icemsurf in the Master's Degree in Transport Vehicle Design, Elisava University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. He currently works as a Strak Designer at the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Mataix Navarro, Albert

    Technical Engineer in Industrial Design by Elisava University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. Designer and Professor of CATIA V5 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • Moyano González, Vanesa
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Design of electromechanical equipment with computer-aided design systems and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD / CAM) from the CIM Center of the UPC. Executive Master in Operations and Services Management from the School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE). She is currently a consultant at Volkswagen Group Services for product costs. He has more than 15 years of experience in multinational companies in the automotive sector (SEAT, GEDAS, Ingedetec) as a technology consultant, CAD tool consultant and product cost consultant.

  • Murcia Serra, Sergio Fernando

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master's degree in Automotive Engineering and Industrial Management from the UPC. Currently employed at the SEAT Technical Center. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive sector.

  • Nonay Rapp, Esteban

    Higher Mechanical Industrial Engineer from the University of Zaragoza. He has been in charge of Validation and Q-Building of Mobile Body Elements for 10 years at the SEAT Technical Center. Professor in the Integral Master's Degree in Automotive Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently responsible for Virtual Project Assurance and DMU at the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Peña Blesa, Eduardo

    Designer specializing in Car Bodywork and Kinematics viability. With more than 20 years of experience in R&D of SEAT, he has developed several jobs in the departments of Preliminary Designs and Mobile Elements. He has also collaborated on several projects for AUDI and Volkswagen.

  • Pérez Díaz, Manuel

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and MBA in Business Administration from EADA Business School. He has worked as a Project Engineer, Laboratory Manager, Quality Director and Project Manager at the SEAT Technical Center. He is currently responsible for Air Conditioning Projects at the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Piqué Vidal, Josep

    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and has completed the Postgraduate Course in Bodywork and Automotive Materials. CARMAT for the UPC School. Since 1996 he has been working in the Vehicle Concept department of SEAT.

  • Rodríguez García, Alejandro

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and has completed the Postgraduate Course in Bodywork and Automotive Materials (CARMAT). He has worked at SEAT, first as an engineer for Idiada Automotive Technology SA, in charge of the development of plastic and sheet metal parts, and later as SEAT staff, responsible for the development and integration of the upper internal finishes: upright, imperial and element coatings. of the imperial ensemble.

  • Rodríguez Luengo, José Alfonso

    Master's degree in Industrial Design and Product Creation from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Since 1988, he has been a car designer in SEAT's Design Department, where he has designed and developed numerous, car projects, Concept Cars and competition prototypes. He has also collaborated with other brands such as Volkswagen, AUDI and SUZUKI. He has also been the Design Project Leader of the IBIZA and LEON segments. Since 1995, he has been a professor at different schools in Barcelona: ESDi School of Design, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (ELISAVA), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and European Institute of Design.

  • Román Marín, Joaquim

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently in charge of the Occupancy and Finishing Simulation group at the SEAT Technical Center. During his professional career he has developed tasks of responsibility in different areas related to simulation, through the control of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) projects.

  • Salas Gaetjens, Noemí
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    Technical Industrial Engineer in Chemistry (specializing in the Environment) and Master in Engineering and Environmental Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Postgraduate in Culture of Peace, Social Cohesion and Intercultural Dialogue from the University of Barcelona (UB). Environmental specialist in waste management, ecodesign and sustainability. He has worked in public and private companies in the environmental sector. Currently responsible for life cycle analysis and environmental product communication at the SEAT Technical Center. He has 10 years of experience in the automotive sector.

  • Sánchez Castillo, Juan Antonio

    Industrial Engineer and Master in Product Design and Creation from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Coming from the SEAT School of Apprentices, since 1988 he has worked in the CTS, in different areas of indoor experimentation, as head of the Weather Experimentation Service, head of the Experimentation Service of Interiors. He is currently the Head of Interior Door Panel Development Service in the projects department at the SEAT Technical Center.

  • Sánchez González, Rubén

    Technical engineer in product design from the University of Skövde. Master in Digital and Multimedia Creation from Ramón Llull University (URL) and Postgraduate in Bodywork and Automotive Materials CARMAT, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently in charge of the Visualization Department within Body Development at SEAT Technical Center.

  • Segura Santillana, Angel
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Expert in simulation in the areas of: NVH, Crash and Rigidity, especially in the field of pedestrian protection. He is currently responsible for simulation in the functional development of the hood assembly at the SEAT Technical Center with more than 20 years of experience in the field of finite elements. He has collaborated in the development of the Seat Toledo, Ibiza, Altea, Exeo, Ateca, Arona, Formentor and Audi Q5 projects.

  • Suciu, Nicolae

    Industrial technical engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Postgraduate in Bodywork and Automotive Materials CARMAT, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently responsible for the development and execution of low-speed shock tests (RCAR).

  • Tarres Riba, Albert

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Currently in charge of the Vehicle Concept Department at the SEAT Technical Center. Accumulated experience at SEAT as head of the group of projects and thermal experimentation, thermal testing on vehicle and head of the group of mathematical design surfaces. One year stay at the VW-Wolfsburg and Audi-Ingolstadt Technical Centers

  • Toyas Ruiz, Alberto

    Head of services of structures of seats, head restraints and safety of the Technical Center of SEAT.
  • Tuijtelaars, Fons

    Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive technology (Holland) + Master of Science in International Automotive Engineering (University of Hertfordshire, England). Responsable for DMU & Tolerance Management activities within the area of body & trim development at Seat's Technical Development Center.
  • Vázquez Iglesias, Rodrigo
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    Engineer in Industrial Design and Product Development from the University of A Coruña (UDC). Since 2011, he has worked on the design of different SEAT cars, concept cars, and interactive simulators. He has also collaborated in the development of projects with other brands and design centers of the VW group (Volkswagen Design Future Center Europe), as well as with different university schools of Industrial Design: University School of Industrial Design (EUDI) and Elisava University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona (ELISAVA). He is currently responsible for the development of interior design at the SEAT Technical Center, where he carries out his professional activity as Design Project Leader.

  • Viguer Gomez, Carlos

    Responsible for Bumper at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • Zárate Galván, Ángel Victor

    Doctor of Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has worked on the development of restraint systems (airbags, belts, deformable elements, etc.) in projects of SEAT and the Volkswagen consortium, both for the American and European market. He also has experience in developing interior finishes. He is currently responsible for simulating the frontal collision of occupants in the Technical Calculation department of the SEAT Technical Center.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Seat, S.A.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Provides venues for the programme's training activities.

Career opportunities

  • Manager of vehicle bodywork development.
  • Manager of Security of the vehicle.
  • Manager of design and experimentation of the vehicle.
  • Manager of plant process engineering.

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  • If you have any doubts about the master's degree.
  • If you want to start the registration procedure.
How to start admission
To start the enrolment process for this programme you must complete and send the form that you will find at the bottom of these lines.

Next you will receive a welcome email detailing the three steps necessary to formalize the enrolment procedure:

1. Complete and confirm your personal details.

2. Validate your curriculum vitae and attach any additional required documentation, whenever this is necessary for admission.

3. Pay €110 in concept of the registration fee for the programme. This fee will be discounted from the total enrolment fee and will only be returned when a student isn't admitted on a programme.

Once the fee has been paid and we have all your documentation, we will assess your candidacy and, if you are admitted on the course, we will send you a letter of acceptance. This document will provide you with all the necessary information to formalize the enrolment process for the programme.




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