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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Industry 4.0.

Presentation

Edition
4th Edition
Credits
24 ECTS (195 teaching hours)
Delivery
Online
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€4,500
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
Start date: 28/03/2025
End date: 10/10/2025
Timetable
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
Online
Why this postgraduate course?
Materialisation means that objects from the digital world can be converted to objects in the physical world, where control of physical objects using software objects is known as automation. Technologies like 3D printing combined with embedded electronics are leading to the emergence of a new generation of connected cyberphysical systems, with technologies such as OPC-UA, enabling Virtual Commissioning and new agile forms of development, in which real objects interact with simulated objects.

The worlds of IT and OT have existed side by side, sharing limited spheres of interaction, and following parallel lives. The demand for cyberphysical systems means that walls that have been in place for decades must be demolished, leading to "IT/OT convergence", which is one of the major challenges posed by Industry 4.0. The figure of the CDO (Chief Digital Officer), also known as the Head of Digital Transformation, is an emerging hybrid professional profile in today's organisation charts. A cross-sectoral approach is one of the motifs of the contemporary world, and Industry 4.0, and Fortune magazine highlights the unstoppable nature of the demand for hybrid professional profiles (Hybrid Jobs).

The main objective of the programme is to train professionals to be able to understand the difficulties and complexities of the world of Industry 4.0 in a cross-disciplinary manner. The participants will obtain the necessary knowledge to develop Cyberphysical Systems prototypes for Industry 4.0, using existing digital twins in productive systems and collaborative robotics, 3D printing, embedded systems and sensors.

Aims
  • Understand the problems of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation processes.
  • Use "digital twins" in industrial processes, collaborative robotics and virtual commissioning designs.
  • Know how to prototype and create minimum viable products (MVPs) for the Internet of things (IoT) with embedded electronics and 3D printing.
  • Understand the paradigm of the IIRA and RAMI 4.0 architectures, and the basis of IT/OT convergence.
  • Understand when a business problem can be formulated as a platform economy and automation 4.0 problem.
  • Acquire specific knowledge of the main indicators of industry 4.0 for decision-making in business.
  • Understand the main regulatory issues that affect an industry 4.0 project.
Who is it for?
  • Information Technologies Professionals wishing to enhance their OT knowledge base in the field of industrial processes and prototyping for industry 4.0.
  • Operations Technology Professionals wishing to acquire knowledge of the IT world to implement solutions for the IoT in the software and hardware fields.
  • Graduates in engineering (computer, telecommunications, industrial, agricultural, civil engineering, etc.), physics, mathematics and statistics.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 12h
IoT technologies
4 ECTS 33h
IoT Technologies, Hands on and MVPs
3 ECTS 18h
3D printing
3 ECTS 35h
3D Printing, Robotics and Automation
3 ECTS 18h
Optimization and Artificial Intelligence
4 ECTS 32h
Optimization and Intelligent Systems
2 ECTS 12h
Projects Management.
3 ECTS 35h
Projects, Policies and Methodologies
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Postgraduate qualification in Materialization of Models and Technologies in Industry 4.0, 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
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Industry 4.0 .
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:
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
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.
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
  • Fonseca Casas, Pau
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    Doctor at Statistics and Operative Investigation for the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Teacher of the UPC where imparts teaching at the area of Simulation, the treatment of data, the Operative Investigation and the Statistics. He¿s Responsible of the Area of Environmental Simulation of the inLab FIB leading projects of simulation linked predominately at industrial and environmental areas. He¿s member of the Commission 4.0 of the Industry of Engineers of Catalonia.
  • Pi i Palomés, Xavier
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), judicial expert in Industrial Computing and ICT, has taught Software Engineering at the Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB-UPC) and at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He is a member of the Industry 4.0 Commission of Engineers of Catalonia (www.comissioindustria40.cat), responsible for the Diagnostic 4.0 Working Group (www.diagnostic40.com) of the aforementioned commission.
Teaching staff
  • Badia Sendra, David
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    Industrial Engineer by ETSEIB with a postgraduate degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management by UPC and certified of competency in Manufacturing Operations Management by MESA International. CEO at INLEAN Engineering. Embedded Systems & IoT Workgroup Vocal in Industry 4.0 Commission of Engineers of Catalonia. Technical consultant and trainer in secure communication protocols for Industry 4.0 and building automation like OPC UA. Speaker in conferences of AEFI, MESA and other industry events.
  • Bonastre Majoral, Yair
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Master in Automated and Robotic Production (PAIR) by the CIM UPC. His professional experience starts in the world of control, supervision and maintenance in the railway field, but he quickly enters the world of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) with its corresponding connectivities and the applicability of Machine Learning, the Deep Learning and Neural Networks to the Industry, Retail or Smart City sectors, both in the computer vision part and in the data part. Currently it is CDO to TEDELOC.
  • Fonseca Casas, Antoni
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    PhD Architect by the UPC of Barcelona. Specialized in energy optimization and sustainability. It has the Professional Accreditation Diploma and Project Experience of the Leed International certification. Postgraduate degree AECEI C ++ and SQL programming. Quality management certification diploma ISO 9001: 2008. Postgraduate specialization 'Rehabilitation in building', by the UPM. Training in Prevention and Occupational Risks - Safety and health, by the UPC. Collaborator in several universities as researcher and teacher.
  • Fonseca Casas, Pau
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    Doctor at Statistics and Operative Investigation for the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Teacher of the UPC where imparts teaching at the area of Simulation, the treatment of data, the Operative Investigation and the Statistics. He¿s Responsible of the Area of Environmental Simulation of the inLab FIB leading projects of simulation linked predominately at industrial and environmental areas. He¿s member of the Commission 4.0 of the Industry of Engineers of Catalonia.
  • Fontquerni Gorchs, Agustí
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    Industrial Engineer for the UPC (ETSEIB), Electronic Engineer for the UPC (ETSETB), Industrial Technical Engineer speciality at Industrial Electronics for the UAB (EUSS). Founder and CTO during 10 years at local company manufacturer of embedded complex with export at international customers. Engineer with an experience of more of 20 years at the Industry at the integration of electronics advanced and programming of software at ecosystems GNU/Linux. Accrued experience of 20 years at university teaching of grades and master¿s degrees accredited by the AQU. Technological advisor at the TIC area at the public sector.
  • Heredia Cervera, Francisco Javier
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    Graduated in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB) and Doctor in Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the UPC. His area of interest is mathematical optimization models and algorithms applied to problems in energy systems (renewable energy, electricity market), and supply chain (Industry 4.0). He has participated in a total of 17 funded research projects, seven of them as principal investigator, in collaboration with various companies in the energy sector and industrial production.
  • Lloret Garcia, Jose Maria
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    Engineer at Automatic and Industrial Electronics for it UPC. Master´s degree in Control of Edifices and Sustainable Architecture for it URL. With more of 15 years of experience at software of control, supervision and IoT, at present develops his professional task at Rockwell Automation. Advisor at the companies at his path of automation and digitalization, as well as at the integration of the new techs at the factory, to improve his productivity.
  • Marco Párraga, Daniel
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    A graduate in Electronic Engineering from the UPC and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from ESADE. He is currently director of the SmartCatalonia strategy for the Government of Catalonia, where he has held other positions in the last 11 years, including head of the ICT Industrial Promotion programmes of the Secretariat for Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society. He previously worked in the private sector, holding various positions in the strategic consultancy field in the Information and Communication Technologies sector, and in research and development projects.
  • Pi i Palomés, Xavier
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), judicial expert in Industrial Computing and ICT, has taught Software Engineering at the Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB-UPC) and at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He is a member of the Industry 4.0 Commission of Engineers of Catalonia (www.comissioindustria40.cat), responsible for the Diagnostic 4.0 Working Group (www.diagnostic40.com) of the aforementioned commission.
  • Soler Puig, Carles
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    Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Master in Business Administration from the School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE). Most of his career has been spent in management positions in technology services companies. He is currently Director of Casiopea Robotics, a strategic consultancy in collaborative and service robotics, and President of the educaBOT Foundation, a project dedicated to the promotion of technology and engineering through robotics competitions.

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  • Chief Technology Officer (Industrial).
  • Chief Product Officer.
  • Chief Operation Officer.

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