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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Facility Management.

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Information 2021-2022 edition
The 2021-2022 edition of the postgraduate course has already begun. Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.
Edition
2nd Edition
Credits
25 ECTS (175 teaching hours)
Delivery
Online
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€3,000
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 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
October 2022
Timetable
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
Online
Why this postgraduate course?

Building integral management (real estate and facility services) is becoming an area of vital importance for companies, as it allows optimizing the profitability of real estate assets and infrastructure, reducing the costs of maintenance and conservation in the operation phase, in addition to offering more competitive and appropriate facility services to its core business.

The diversity of activities included in the management of building conservation and facilities maintenance requires professionalism of the people in charge of this functional area of the companies, currently acting in a way of self-study and lacking methodology.

The professionalization of these activities has given way to what is known internationally as Facility Manager. This professional encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment, consisting of people, processes and technology. Its objective is to guarantee the maximum performance of the assets and the satisfaction of the clients towards the support services offered. In addition, the preservation of real estate assets, their maintenance and the management of these facility services must be developed under criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency, in commitment with the rest of the society. Therefore, it is a profile with an increasing demand for professionals.

Postgraduate in Facility Management Services is considered an initiation course, which permits the acquisition of the basic competences regarding the management of real estate and support services and, therefore, is aimed at people who, despite not having previous experience, may be interested in entering the Facility Management sector, or professionals who have undergone self-taught learning and want to learn methodologies typical of this field.

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Aims

Train the student to perform the functions of Facility Manager in an organization. To do this, at the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Show understanding on the functions of the Facility Manager and their relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Identify and interpret the regulations or legal framework applicable to Facility Management.
  • Use the current techniques to manage spaces within an organization.
  • Use current techniques to manage the maintenance and conservation of real estate assets and facilities of an organization.
  • Use the current techniques to manage the support services of an organization.
  • Apply the principles of Project and Quality Management in Facility Manager activity.
  • Evaluate and manage responsibly the recruitment of support services to an organization.
Who is it for?

This postgraduate is designed to respond to the need for training in the management and operation of the large existing real estate park and includes various professional groups, such as:

  • Architects.
  • Technical Architects and Building Engineers.
  • Industrial Engineers, from the different specialties.
  • Civil Engineers.
  • Economists.
  • Graduates in Business Management and Administration.
  • Heads of maintenance, and those responsible for the integral management of infrastructures.

Training Content

List of subjects
7 ECTS 50h
The Facilities and their Contribution to the Business Strategy
  • Business organization and FM.
  • Process management.
  • Services processes.
  • Lifecycle of assets.
  • Legal and normative frameworks: UNE-EN 15221.
  • Civil and criminal responsibilities of the FM.
  • Strategies and management models.
  • Risk management.
  • The FM market.
6 ECTS 40h
Value Creation and Management of Facilities
  • Space Management.
  • The operation of the facility services.
  • Maintenance and conservation (management).
  • Sustainability and natural environment.
  • Utilities Management.
  • Security.
3 ECTS 25h
The Facility Manager and its Management Skills
  • Facility Manager skills.
  • Facility Management team.
  • Customer-users management.
  • Relations with suppliers and specialists.
6 ECTS 40h
Support Activities for Management
  • Project management.
  • Quality management.
  • Purchases and recruitment of services.
  • Property management.
  • Economic system.
  • Management control and Information Systems.
3 ECTS 20h
Development of a Management Case Study
- From the presentation of a case, define the integration of organizational management model encompassing all services and present the Master Plan.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas 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 this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Facility Management .
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:
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Learning methodology

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



Learning tools
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.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
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.
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 postgraduate course 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
  • Gibert Armengol, Vicente
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    PhD in Construction Engineering from the UPC. Technical Architect and Master's Degree in Building Construction from the UPC. Postgraduate in Building Management and Maintenance (Facilities Management). Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. Project Manager at the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Jordana Riba, Francesc de Paula
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    Ex-Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. Master's degree in Construction Companies Management and Master's Degree in Building Technologies, both from the UPC. Former Director of the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of construction,  rehabilitation of buildings and environmental and quality management.
Teaching staff
  • Cebrian Alseda, Joan
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). With extensive ongoing training related to Facility Management functions. He is currently retired, secretary of the Catalan Association of Facility Management and member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. He accumulates more than 40 years of experience in service, teaching, hospital and pharmaceutical companies (FCC, UPC, Hospital Son Dureta, Ipsen Pharma, ACCIONA and Laboratorio Aldo Unión), the last 35 in jobs similar to that of Facility Manager.
  • Domínguez Sáez, Sebastià
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    Industrial Technical Engineer, specialized in Electronics from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). Master in Facility Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Specialization in Law and Management of Cooperatives (URV). Member of the Tarragona College of Technical Engineers. KNX Partner. Member of the Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM). Member of the KnownUrban.net Committee of Experts. He accumulates an experience of more than 15 years as a specialist in smartbuildings and technological implementations, as well as more than 5 in facilities management and maintenance.
  • Esteve Bou, Marta
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    Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona. Master in Business Communication from EADA Business School. Coach certified by ICF, Consultant and Training in Human Resources and Organization Projects.
  • Fontanals Perez-Portabella, Jose Maria
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    Industrial Engineer, Master¿s Degree in Business Administration from ESADE. Founder and CEO of TOPproperty. Founder and member of the Board of the Catalan Association of Installation Management. Member of the sub-commission of self-protection plans of the COEIC, which worked for the last 20 years to manage real estate assets for Savills, family offices, developers and funds. He also worked in energy management (Endesa) and facilities companies, at Govoni Iberica and Elecnor, and has participated as an entrepreneur in projects in the education, leisure and human resources sectors.
  • Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia
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    PhD in Construction Engineering from UPC. Technical Architect and Engineer in Industrial Organization from the UPC. Associate lecturer at the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC. Member of the Construction Research and Innovation Group (GRIC). He has an experience of more than 18 years in the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, managing and developing projects in the areas of construction, maintenance, rehabilitation of buildings and management of quality and environmental.
  • Gibert Armengol, Vicente
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    PhD in Construction Engineering from the UPC. Technical Architect and Master's Degree in Building Construction from the UPC. Postgraduate in Building Management and Maintenance (Facilities Management). Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. Project Manager at the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Jordana Riba, Francesc de Paula
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    Ex-Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. Master's degree in Construction Companies Management and Master's Degree in Building Technologies, both from the UPC. Former Director of the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of construction,  rehabilitation of buildings and environmental and quality management.
  • Martínez Gutiérrez, Francisco

    Training in Military Engineering (FAS) and Criminology (UNED). Master's degree in Facility Management (UNIR). He is a legal expert in Facility Management, Security and Drones. CEO of FMIC (Facility Management for Critical Infrastructures S.L.). He is a member of the ACFM board of directors. He is the author, academic director and professor of master's, postgraduate courses and Facility, Property, Security and Drone Management courses at professional colleges, Universities by private and public sector. He is drones pilot instructor. He accumulates an experience in the FM and drones sector over 35 years.
  • Martínez Pérez del Corral, Enrique

    Building Engineer from the UPC. Postgraduate in Pathology and structural study of existing constructions. Postgraduate in Facility Management from the CAATEEB. Master's Degree in Private Security Management from the UB and Pilot of Drones. Currently, he works at CBRE performing Property Management for Monterri Investments SL and as a Facility Manager for the Werfen group. Member in active employment of the Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM).
  • Martínez Rivera, Susana
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    Degree in Mining Engineering, Senior Technician in PRL (SHE), Health and Safety Coordinator, Environmental Manager. Currently Delegate in AURA ENGINYERS area Catalonia and Levante. Previous experience as an Assistant in the Engineering Group of the University of Oviedo. More than 15 years of experience as PRL construction / CSS technician, in singular buildings projects (Torre Agbar, Diagonal 1, Control Tower Aeropuerto BCN) and civil works (AVE, Metro) and industrial environments (CELSA, INOVYN, TORRAS PAPEL) . Collaborator in training of the College of Industrial Engineers.
  • Navas Pacheco, Cristina
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    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Certified in Professional Project Manager (PMP) and in Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2). Director of General Services of the Clinical Foundation for Biomedical Research. She is currently a member of the working groups for the creation of the training plan in Facility Management in Public Administration, and a collaborating lecturer in the Postgraduate in Facility Management at the Sert School and in the Master's in Facility Management at the UPC. More than 10 years of experience in the public sector, with collaboration in different Departments of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Ortí i Llop, Josep
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    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). General Management Program (CEO) for IESE Business School. Building committee chairman of the Spanish Association of Maintenance (AEM), and member of the board of the Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM). 
  • Rodriguez Seijo, Juan Manuel
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Management Development Program from the IESE Business School, Master Business Administration from the University of Barcelona (UB), Master in Facility Management from Ramón Llull University (URL) and Master in Pevention of Occupational Risks by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Director of Carpire Solutions, a comprehensive consulting company in Facility Management (FM) and of Forward Teams Management 4.0, Cooperativa de Servicios Profesionales. More than 25 years of experience in the FM sector, in strategic consulting and in the implementation and departmental and operational direction of Facility Management departments in both public and private organizations. Project tutor in various programs and master's degrees.
  • Roger Berenguer, Sebastià

    Industrial Engineer from the UPC. Consultant and business consultant in aspects related to the Management of Real Estate Assets and FM in CARPIRE Solutions. Member of the RE & FM Expertise Group, Founding member of SEFM (currently IFMA-Spain) and founder member of ACFM.
  • Royano García, Verónica

    Technical Architect and Master's Degree in Building Construction from the UPC. Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. Technical specialist at the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Sistach i Manén, Marc

    Industrial engineer at the UPC. PDD for ESADE, Master in Marketing Management for ISM and Postgraduate Diploma in Smart Cities by the UOC. Corporate Facility Director at CIRSA. Previously, he had been the Director of Exploitation at URBICSA, concessionaire of the City of Justice of Barcelona and L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Director of Operations at AGBAR. He was the General Coordinator of the facility management work group of the Association / College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia and President of the Catalan Association of Facility Management.
  • Trisan Segui, Francesc
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Postgraduate in Maintenance from the UPC. Bronze Academy Facility Management by Johnson Controls. Founding partner of the Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM) and of the Facility Management working group of the Official College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia (COEIC). 15 years of experience in the Facility Management sector in leading multinationals in the sector such as Johnson Controls and CBRE. He currently develops a global position within CBRE as an implementer of Facility Management processes.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Associació Catalana de Facility Management
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Manager of industrial maintenance and facilities.
  • Manager of integral real estate services and general services.
  • Manager of equipment, buildings and public space in public administrations.

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