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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Organization and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants (Engiplant)
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34th Edition
60 ECTS (400 teaching hours)
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€10,300 €8,755(15% discount if you enrol before 30th June)
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
Start date: 14/10/2022
End date: 06/10/2023
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this master's degree?
In a world where globalisation is increasing every day and where businesses need to compete with other countries that can offer lower production costs, working in an efficient and competitive way is very important. To reach this objective, companies must adopt the latest trends that can help them become more highly efficient. The Master's Course in Organisation and Engineering of Industrial Plant Production and Management works with all of the aspects that give financial value to companies and covers organisational aspects of engineering and management of manufacturing processes, production planning and materials and resource needs, industrial plant design and implementing productive systems.

The Engiplant Master's Course is a professional master's course that basically focuses on the practical aspects of management and only dedicates the minimum time necessary to deal with the theoretical aspects. This is the big difference between this type of course and the typical university education format. This program covers aspects such as maintenance, logistics, human resources, industrial strategies and the latest trends so that participants, far from just listening, actively participate by working in teams and study real-life cases that may have even come up students' own companies. As well there will be visits to leading companies in the industrial sectors that are of interest to students. This course offers a comprehensive teaching methodology focused on practical aspects and the most advanced techniques. The professors for this course are made up of professionals with a high level of business experience and the majority of them do not come from the university education world.

This course will end with a final project where students work in small groups, deal with real-life situations and develop improvement and analysis projects.

To make following this course easier, upon the completion of enrolment students will receive a iPad to which they can download the notes and all of the documentation from the Master's programme.

This Master's course is also being give in Pamplona as a postgraduate course. Contact us for more information.

  • To learn the key processes that make up the global view of a company.
  • To learn the special features of industrial production plants and their characteristics and problematic areas.
  • To offer theoretical and practical knowledge of efficient and competitive organization and management of operations in industrial companies, according to the latest trends.
  • To offer theoretical and practical training, according to the latest trends, in the efficient and competitive organization and management of industrial business operations.
  • To offer direct participation of students in: teamwork activities, the use of IT packages, design and decision making simulations, solving practise cases and completing the final project for this programme.
  • To understand how to implement an optimally productive system from efficiency and competitive standpoint so you do not get left behind.
Who is it for?
  • Graduates with officially valid degrees.
  • Graduates holding Bachelor's degrees that are coming from technical areas of study (engineering or similar fields), or from Business Administration or Management.
  • People with qualifying equivalent degrees from foreign universities.

Training Content

List of subjects
1 ECTS 15h
Industrial Companies and the Processes they use. Plant Management.
  • Industrial companies and the processes they use.
  • Industrial strategies.
  • The management team in industrial companies.
  • Key processes for industrial companies and their improvement.
  • Management abilities.
  • Management profiles and participant profiles.
  • Advanced industrial management.
  • World Class Manufacturing.
4 ECTS 45h
Engineering Products and Processes, Operations and Planning.
  • Engineering products and value analysis.
  • Engineering processes and concurrent processes.
  • Lean Manufacturing.
  • Industrial operations strategy.
  • Determining factors (capacity, location).
  • Production planning.
  • Production Master Plan.
  • MRP planning.
  • Strategic planning of operations.
  • Managing for objectives.
  • Management by objectives. Hoshin Kanri.
3 ECTS 20h
Advanced Management of Industrial Processes and Plants. Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing: concepts and application.
  • Lean Manufacturing: an integrated management system.
  • Standardisation.
  • Value Stream Map.
  • Lean Management in the supply chain.
  • Lean Management and supplies: materials, warehouses and planning.
  • Managing purchasing and subcontracting.
  • Strategic purchases.
4 ECTS 15h
The Supply Chain: Sourcing and Distribution.
  • Integrated logistics and supply chain management.
  • E-logistics and E-Commerce.
  • Physical distribution and warehouse design.
  • Process externalisation.
  • Outsourcing.
  • Sourcing for industrial businesses.
  • Industrial purchasing and inventory management.
  • Learning through decision making using computerised simulators.
9 ECTS 85h
Optimised Design of industrial Processes and Plants. Lean Manufacturing Design
  • Designing industrial processes and plants with any management model.
  • Designing flexible industrial processes and plants using management models.
  • Lean Design of production lines for specific types of production.
  • Investigating the job (methods) and determining the operations schedule.
  • Designing processes using computerised simulators.
8 ECTS 60h
Plant Engineering: Maintenance and Total Quality
  • Maintenance management.
  • TPM and its implementation.
  • Analysis of the six big losses.
  • Independent maintenance.
  • 5S.
  • Preventative, planned and predictive break down maintenance.
  • Computerised management (CMMS).
  • Rapid setup techniques (SMED).
  • Industrial quality management.
  • Quality systems.
  • The EFQM model.
  • Designing quality products and processes: QFD and AMFE.
  • Optimising the cost-quality relationship through experiment design.
  • Quality control.
  • Statistical monitoring of processes.
4 ECTS 30h
Industrial Projects. Services and Management of the Industrial Market
  • Project management as a management tool: objectives, justification and setting.
  • Project planning and scheduling.
  • Gantt, PERT and CPM charts.
  • Risk management for projects.
  • The critical chain: creativity, ingenuity and innovation.
  • Innovation strategy, innovation vs. constant improvement.
  • Process reengineering.
  • Other tools.
  • Implementing top quality projects.
  • Tools used by industrial process improvement groups.
  • Problems and solutions.
  • Tangible and intangible problems.
  • Methodologies.
3 ECTS 20h
Improvement of Industrial Processes. Kaizen. Innovation. Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance management.
  • TPM and its implementation.
  • Analysis of the six big losses.
  • Independent maintenance.
  • 5S.
  • Preventative, planned and predictive break down maintenance.
  • Computerised management (CMMS).
  • Rapid setup techniques (SMED).
  • Industrial quality management.
  • Quality systems.
  • The EFQM model.
  • Designing quality products and processes: QFD and AMFE.
  • Optimising the cost-quality relationship through experiment design.
  • Quality control.
  • Statistical monitoring of processes.
5 ECTS 30h
Human Resources in the Industrial Enterprise. Corporate Social Responsibility. Coaching
4 ECTS 25h
Financial Factors n Process and Plant Management. Services for Industrial Companies
  • Costs and methodologies.
  • Direct and Full Costing.
  • ABC methodology.
  • Activity Based Management (ABM) cases.
  • Business strategy and financial and financing management.
  • Balancing accounts and net income.
  • Financial ratios.
  • Financial performance.
  • Financial leverage.
  • Investment analysis.
  • Bank financing tools.
  • Risk management.
  • Management of services and their processes.
  • Key processes.
  • Services in industrial companies.
  • Customer satisfaction.
1 ECTS 15h
Internacionalización de Operaciones y Plantas. Redes Globales
14 ECTS 40h
Tutor-Monitored Preparation and Process of the Final Project
Creation of a final project related to the practical content from one of the modules or subjects taught in this programme.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).

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.
Flipped classroom
The contents are prepared prior to the face-to-face lessons. Practical sessions take place in the classroom, which enable understanding and application of concepts to real cases and the expansion of knowledge with more technical and specialised details.
Business Game
Game thinking and its mechanics are used to solve certain problems or to make decisions, in order to motivate students in the learning process and to provide some results for analysis.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
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
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
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
  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
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    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
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    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
Teaching staff
  • Asensio García, José

    Technical-Mechanical Engineer UPC, with 30 years working for Nissan Motor Ibérica S.A. in various management positions in Logistics, Production and Nissan Production Way. Has participated in various synchronised production seminars and worked for JIT Kaizen (in Japan and the US). His speciality in the frame of the Engiplant Master's course is the resolution of problems in the Kaizen area. Currently Lean and Supply Chain Project Manager at Itemsa.
  • Blanch Martell, Francesc

    IQS Chemical Engineer Vice-president of Research and Development at Affinity Petcare.
  • Calvo Simón, Albert
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    Partner and Technical Director of the Consultancy ITEMSA PRODUCTIVIDAD, S.L. , Technical Industrial Engineer, mechanical branch, specialised in machinery construction, trained by the UPC-EUVG. Full member, representing the 'FOMENT DEL TREBALL NACIONAL', Official instructor of the Spanish MTM Association.
  • Castillejo Hernandez, Ricard
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    Industrial Engineer. Quality Assurance Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
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    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
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    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.
  • Cuatrecasas Castellsagués, Oriol
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    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Specialist Consultant in Lean Manufacturing. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Deulofeu Aymar, Joaquim
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    Holds a degree and PhD in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB). He is an EFQM international evaluator-advisor, and the founding partner and manager of Qualitat, Serveis Empresarials, S.L., the company where he has been working as a consultant for more than twenty-five years. He is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Business Organisation at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a lecturer at other institutions including the Abat Oliva CEU University and the School of Commerce and Distribution (ESCODI). He is currently president of the Baix Montseny Economic and Social Circle.
  • Gavilan Ferrer, Nestor
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    Industrial Engineering Degree from The School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona at the UPC. Founding member of the Lean Management Institute (Lean Global Network). He works as a lean management teacher and consultant in the application of Lean methodology to business, applications in Industry, but also in services, tourism, hospital management and in the development of new products and processes. He was the Lean and Industrial Engineering Manager at Delphi Diesel Systems and Global Lean Director at Coty-Azor.
  • Genescà Palau, Enric

    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Consultant-adviser in project management, with extensive experience in the automobile sector.
  • Herranz Sotoca, Antonio

    Partner at Ydros, a consultancy specialised in Strategic Management and Organisational Remuneration-based Development. Graduated in Social Psychology from the UB, with a Master's degree in Organisational and Process Consulting from the Fundació les Heures - UB. Associate Professor at the Fundació Politécnica de Catalunya and other Business Schools, with ample experience in both in the public and private sectors. Specialised in strategic HR management, remuneration systems and Executive Coaching.
  • León Márquez, Domingo Miguel

    Bachelor in Business Administration and Master's in Banking from the UPC. Expert in bank financing.
  • Moya Valladares, Aránzazu

    Industrial Engineer. Plant manager at Magna-Donelli.
  • Mussons Sellés, Jaume

    PhD Industrial Engineering by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Business Consultant.
  • Pons Peregort, Olga

    Industrial Psychologist. Lecturer for the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. HR Consultant.
  • Romero Cuadros, Antònia

    Psychologists, Master's in Coaching. Coach and consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L. Contributor to the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Santiago López, Ana
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    Psychologist with a Master's in Coaching. Coaching consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L., Head of Policies and Programmes in the Human Resources Department of Intermón Oxfam.
  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan

    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Member of the Committee Advisor of the Catalan Institute of Oncology . Member of the Committee of Rule and Ethic Professional of the School of Economists of Catalonia.
  • Soler Carbonell, Josep Maria
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    Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Gerona. Master's degree in Science-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Program Manager Personal Care EMEA-VELCRO.
  • Torrell Martínez, Francesca
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    Higher Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Organization and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants (Engiplant) from the UPC School. Maintenance Management Consultant. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Instituto Lean Management
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.

Career opportunities

  • Process Engineering Manager.
  • Implementation Manager of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Chief of industrial companies.



I have been managing factories for ten years and the crisis had started to affect my company. I wanted to find a formula to save it and make it work and I thought that the Masters in Enigplant would help me with that. If I didn't manage that, at least I would also have tools for looking for other career opportunities. This course has changed the way I used to approach problems and it has made me more confident when it comes to making key decisions for the company. Things did not turn out as I had hoped in my job, but in a short space of time I found another job thanks to having completed the Masters in Enigplant, as it make me feel more secure when sitting interviews. Nowadays I think my profile is above other production or factory managers. The Lean Manofacturating module has been an extremely important part of this course. Books give you a lot of information, but it is much more gratifying to have people like Lluís Cuatrecasas or Enric Barba tell you about their experiences.

Carlos González, Operations Manager, Mexifoods S.L.

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