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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Continuing education master's degree in Additive Manufacturing
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3rd Edition
60 ECTS (360 teaching hours)
Blended learning
All subjects will be done in person, except for the Master's Final Project subject, which will be done online.
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 07/02/2025
Classes end: 22/11/2025
Programme ends : 07/02/2026
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
ESEIAAT - Escola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa
Campus de Terrasa
C/ Colom, 11
Why this continuing education master's degree?

Additive manufacturing has the potential to completely transform the manufacture of materials, which means that many companies of different sizes and verticals are considering introducing 3D printing as a complement to their current manufacturing technologies.

Over the last decade, we have seen the emergence of new 3D printing processes, new materials with enhanced performance levels, higher quality components, smaller machines, and optimised and cheaper production processes. This has all shifted the traditional manufacturing market towards additive manufacturing. Furthermore, companies are increasingly aware that the correct implementation of additive manufacturing can significantly reduce material waste, the number of steps in the production process, the quality of stock and the number of parts in an item.

This change requires companies and their teams to have knowledge and a clear strategy for success in implementing additive manufacturing. However, as in many disruptive technologies, the sector has grown at a much faster rate than the pace of learning by professionals.

The master's degree in additive manufacturingis a response to this need of the sector. The goal is to train professionals in these new technologies so that they acquire the methods and skills required to become highly skilled workers. This will help companies to adopt additive manufacturing, redefine the current production paradigm, and disrupt the market with innovative products and business models.

The master's degree combines theoretical and practical classes based on learning by doing. Students will also work side by side with experts from various companies in the sector such as HP, to solve real and current challenges set by companies in different sectors.


The objectives of the master's degree are defined through:

  • Additive Manufacturing knowledge
    • Understand the fundamental principles and workflow for AM.
    • Understand when and how AM can create value across the entire product lifecycle in terms of cost, performance and sustainability
    • Understand the present and future of AM technologies, deep dive into the fundamentals of each of them, understand the advantages and when to select each of them.
    • Get connected to the AM industry world news and events
    • Review fundamentals of solid mechanics and material science to become a well-versed AM engineer
    • Understand material properties related to the different technologies, to better select a material for a specific application.
  • Additive Manufacturing skills
    • Understand how to design for additive manufacturing and how to take full advantatge of the technology
    • Acquire the creativity and knowledge of a skilled CAD designer to design, modify or improve a 3D model.
    • Acquire knowledge in mechanical simulation techniques to be able to validate AM designs
    • Learn how to take full advantage of advanced tools such as generative design, topology optimization, consolidation or lattice structures that best leverage the benefits of the additive process.
    • Get awareness of reverse engineering techniques, metrology and others AM related technologies
    • Acquire the post-processing skills needed to meet the desired outcome of the part design.
  • Design methodologies, business considerations and project management skills
    • Gather critical thinking, problem-solving, management and communication skills involved in the entire manufacturing
    • Use and master cutting edge online collaborative tools to scale collaboration and creativity with confidence & bring your team together, anytime, anywhere.
Who is it for?

Aimed at manufacturing, design and/or engineering professionals across industries interested in learning the skills needed to work with AM.

Specially aimed for professionals using AM in an engineering environment, or willing to use it in their organizations.

A basic 3D modeling knowledge is required, as well as knowledge on material properties and simulation.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 20h
Blended learning
New Industry Paradigm
  • Introduction to the manufacturing new paradigm and the benefits to use new innovation methodologies and tools for AM.
  • AM adoption advantages & disadvantages. Case studies (value chain, design process, business benefits, etc.).
  • AM factories.
  • Examples for traditional & AM Technologies overview: pros & cons for each case.
  • AM manufacturing and the industry 4.0 and IoT.
  • AM verticals.
  • Collaborative methodologies and tools for AM advanced management (Agile, Lean & Design Thinking).
  • How to manage a team and a project.
6 ECTS 35h
Blended learning
Materials Science and Good Design Practices
3 ECTS 20h
Blended learning
Modeling, Simulation and Reverse Engineering
  • Immersion in the different additive manufacturing technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Binder Jetting, Stereolithograpy (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Multi Jet Fusion ( MJF), Metal Binder Jetting (DM).
  • Science of plastic, metal and ceramic materials applied to additive manufacturing.
  • Best practices on how to design to use additive manufacturing technologies.
  • 3D modeling software.
  • Reverse engineering.
  • Analysis and calculations applied to additive manufacturing.
  • Analysis and advanced calculations of complex geometries produced by additive manufacturing (modal calculation, frequency response, creep, fatigue, energy absorption, impact on lattice structures, fluid dynamics).
  • Job preparation (volume) for printing.
  • Practical experience in 3D printing.
6 ECTS 35h
Blended learning
Advanced 3D Modeling Design
  • Topology optimization.
  • Generative desing and its application as a tool for product design VBL.
  • Surface textures and colour.
  • Lattice structures.
  • Algorythm aided design.
5 ECTS 30h
Blended learning
New business models
  • Innovative product development managment considering its whole life cycle (Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) and Product Life Cycle (PLC)).
  • New paradigm within coorporation, new roles & responsibilities (Agile, SAFE).
  • New business models. Succes stories.
  • Financial KPIs.
  • Value chain and supply chain new paradigm.
  • Storytelling and pitch your solution.
7 ECTS 40h
Manufacturability & Post Processing
  • Feasibility, repeatibility of the AM production process.
  • Job quality assurance and traceability.
  • Dimensional and mechanical properties quality controls.
  • Job cost calculation.
  • Surface finishing and post processing.
  • Functional and aesthetic coatings.
  • Glueing.
  • Combination of AM with automatization process
    Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis.

4 ECTS 25h
Customer Centric Design
  • Empathize & discover.
  • Synthesize.
  • Value proposition & value map.
  • Ideate.
  • Experiment & validate.
  • Iterate and lean Canvas.
  • Industry innovation succes stories based on user centered design.
11 ECTS 67h
Blended learning
Industry Project Challenge

The Master's degree programme aims to be connected with current industry AM challenges. For this reason, in this module students will work in teams to solve a challenge proposed by a company in order to propose a solution, plan the manufacturing process and develop the business model.

The aim is to simulate a professional environment where all knowledge, skills and abilities learned into the Master's degree will be implemented.

15 ECTS 88h
Final Master Thesis
The Master's degree programme completes the training process with this Master's Degree Final Project. The aim is for students to find their own professional path while learning to develop new solutions or products based on AM, and define the manufacturing process and its business model.

Students will have two possibilites, use a challenge from its company or develop its own idea. For those students that do not have or do not find a proper challenge, strategic and collaborative master partners will provide appropiate challenges to be solved.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Continuing education master's degree in Additive Manufacturing, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate).
Range of modules
The continuing education master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire continuing education master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Continuing education master's degree:
relation Postgraduate 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.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
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.
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.
Advanced asynchronous communication
Systems that enable smooth and clear communication in any situation (video chats, forums, recorded lectures, etc.).
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
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 continuing education 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
  • Macarulla Martí, Marcel
    Macarulla Martí, Marcel
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    Industrial Engineer and Doctor from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Construction Project Management from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya (FPC). Associate Professor of the Department of Project Engineering and Construction at the UPC. He has led the implementation of Agile project management methodologies, and additive manufacturing technologies in the degrees of the School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT).
Teaching staff
  • Adell Poch, Francesc
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    Co-founder and COO of INTECH3D. Consultant of industrial additive manufacturing technologies in the company SICNOVA. Experience of more than seven years with additive production technologies. Associate Professor at the Universitat de Lleida. Master of New Productive Systems. Lecturer in training sessions for production technicians at the University of Vic, through CEAM-METAL. Lecturer in the 3D Printing and Care Software course at Seat Academy.
  • Alonso Becerro, Xavier

    Industrial engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and MBA from ESADE. Currently manager of the Process Development and Validation team, responsible for the definition, development and validation of 3D manufacturing processes at HP. He has previously worked as a Customer and Market Development Manager, helping to develop key strategic accounts in the adoption of MJF 3D printing in its manufacturing processes. More than 14 years as manager of mechanical R&D equipment, and also as engineer of large format printers.
  • Armas Falcón, Saulo
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    Industrial Design Engineer. Master in Product Design and Development from Elisava. Co-founder of ADDITION, a company specialized in design and engineering in additive manufacturing. 3 years as HP 3D printing design expert in collaboration with HP Marketing, Sales, New Material Introduction and New Hardware Introduction teams.
  • Fadurdo Orellana, Roger
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    Industrial Engineer by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Currently in the R&D team around 3D printing systems at Hewlett Packard. Accumulates 5 years of experience in reliability and quality of 3D printing with MJF technology. Support for master's degree elective classes at the UPC by teaching Additive Manufacturing Best Practices sessions. Previously 5 years in the automotive sector with the hybrid vehicle around the use and sizing of batteries and their control algorithms, Volvo Cars Corporation.
  • García Miranda, Alba
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    Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cádiz. Master in Project Management and Direction from the EUNCET Business School (UPC School). Currently, she is responsible for the training department at the Leitat Technological Center. Engineer specialized in 3D printing technologies at Hewlett Packard (HP). Technical consultant in design for Additive Manufacturing for HP technologies. Member of the IAM 3DHUB, 3D Incubator and DFactory initiatives.
  • Giménez Manent, Jordi

    Higher Technical Industrial Engineer, specializing in machine intensification, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Currently working at HP Inc. Sant Cugat del Vallès as Application Technical Consultant on 3D Printing.
  • Guinart Delgado, Aleix
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    Industrial Technology Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Graduate in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). For more than three years he has been working as an innovation consultant in agile methodologies in a strategy and innovation company, understanding the needs of people to develop unique products and experiences for multinational companies, as well as emerging companies in different sectors, from FMCG to the pharmaceutical sector. Part-time Lecturer at the UPC and Mentor at the UOC.
  • Karlsboeck, Bernd
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    FastCompany Innovation by design honoree, former head of industrial design at HP Inc. & cofounder of HP's innovation lab. Currently active as an award-winning early-stage innovation consultant & innovation management lecturer at UPC with several years of experience in consumer-/agri-/health-tech with a constant focus on sustainability. He mentors startups and large enterprises in the definition of their value proposition, strategic pivots, customer discovery, moving from idea to prototype to minimum viable product fast to rapidly validate the potential of their ideas.
  • Macarulla Martí, Marcel
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    Industrial Engineer and Doctor from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Construction Project Management from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya (FPC). Associate Professor of the Department of Project Engineering and Construction at the UPC. He has led the implementation of Agile project management methodologies, and additive manufacturing technologies in the degrees of the School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT).
  • Morral Martí, Pol
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    Industrial Engineer from the Institut Químic Sarrià (IQS) - Ramon Llull University. Master in Research in Industrial Engineering from the IQS. Postgraduate in Finite Element Calculus, IQS. Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Executive Program in Project Management by EADA. MBA from the University of Girona. Six years of R&D experience in the 3D printing industry and member of the founding technical team of HP's 3DP MJF technology. Partner in Smart 3DP, a consultancy dedicated to the implementation of technologies in the Catalan industrial sector. He currently serves as Project Manager at COMEXI.
  • Mota Gassó, Berta
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    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Currently Head of the Circular Economy team at Anthesis Lavola, a consultancy specializing in sustainability and part of the Anthesis group. He has worked in a wide range of industries. It has a consolidated experience in building materials especially the cement industry (chemical additives, incorporation of by-products, 3D printing, among others). He has worked at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin).
  • Muñoz Moreno, Rocío
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    MSc and BSc Physics at Complutense University of Madrid PhD and MSc Materials Science and Engineering at Carlos III University and IMDEA Institute in Madrid. PhD topic: Powder metallurgy and deformation and fracture mechanisms of aerospace intermetallic alloys Postdoc researcher at Rolls-Royce University Technology Center in University of Cambridge about Ni-base superalloys and additive manufacturing From 4 years ago working at HP R&D Barcelona, first in plastics and now in metals 3D printing businesses Currently Materials Lead in R&D 3D System Integration team at 3D Metal Jet HP Barcelona.
  • Torm Obradors, Tània
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). She is currently a mechanical R&D engineer in the 3D printing industry at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and an associate professor in the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the UPC. Ten years of consolidated experience as a mechanical engineer in the consumer goods industry at Procter & Gamble (P&G), managing railway and aerospace projects at SENER and working on international projects at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in the telescope industry and instrumentation.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • HP Printing and Computing Solutions, S.L.U.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • AM Engineer
  • AM Designer
  • Production and/or process engineer
  • Technical expert in 3D printing
  • AM applications engineer
  • AM quality manager
  • AM new business manager
  • UX Lead on AM

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