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


2nd Edition
25 ECTS (175 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Notes 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: 18/10/2019
Classes end: 06/03/2020
Programme ends : 27/03/2020
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
EPSEB - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Edificació de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44-50
Why this programme?

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.


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.
  • Services-FM processes.
  • Lifecycle of assets.
  • Strategies and management models.
  • Risk management.
  • Legal and normative frameworks.
  • The FM market.
6 ECTS 40h
Value Creation and Management of Facilities
  • Space Management.
  • The operation of the facility services.
  • Maintenance and conservation.
  • Sustainability and natural environment.
  • Utilities Management.
  • Security.
3 ECTS 25h
The Facility Manager and its Management Skills
  • Facility Manager skills.
  • Facility Management team.
  • Customer and 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
  • Development of a case study based on Facility Services and Management.

The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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 work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Gibert Armengol, Vicente
    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
    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. Director of the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of construction, maintenance, rehabilitation of buildings and environmental and quality management.
Teaching staff
  • Avellaneda López, Alina
    Technical Architect and Industrial Organization Engineer from the UPC. Building Engineer from the UJI. Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the UPC. She worked as a technical specialist at the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, unveiling projects, reports and agreements about construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of buildings. She currently works as a technician at the Fire Lab of the EPSEB, collaborating in the investigation into fire behaviour of building materials and the spread of fires in buildings.
  • Cebrian Alseda, Joan
    Industrial Engineer from the UPC. With extensive ongoing training related to Facility Management, he is currently Director of Engineering and Maintenance at LABORATORIO ALDO-UNIÓN, Secretary of the Catalan Association of Facility Management and member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. He has accumulated an experience of more than 30 years in services, teaching, hospital and pharmaceutical companies (FCC, UPC, Hospital Son Dureta, IPSEN PHARMA, ACCIONA), the last 30 in jobs that can be assimilated to the Facility Manager.
  • Esteve Bou, Marta
    Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona. Coach certified by ICF, Consultant and Training in Human Resources and Organization Projects.
  • Fontanals Perez-Portabella, Jose Maria
    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.
  • Garcia Garcia, Antoni
    Industrial Engineer. Consultant and auditor in energy management, infrastructure and maintenance. Previously, Head of Services, Infrastructure and Maintenance of the Gran Teatre del Liceu until January 2015. Awarded by the EESI2020 as the Best Energy Services Project, by the Liceu 2009-2015 Action Plan.
  • Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia
    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.
  • Izquierdo Martinez, Esther Montserrat
    Industrial Engineer from the UPC. Postgraduate in Project, Design and Calculation of mechanical, electrical and special facilities by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. PDD from IESE Business School. CMPV (Measurement and Verification) of EVO and member of the Association of Energy Engineers. Professional partner and Head of the energy and environmental consultancy department of the company ARCbcn. She is currently a member of the ACFM board as responsible for the energy commission between the ACFM and the CEEC. She accumulates an experience of more than 15 years in the fields of facilities and energy..
  • Jordana Riba, Francesc de Paula
    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. Director of the Building Laboratory of the EPSEB, developing projects, reports and agreements in the areas of construction, maintenance, 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).
  • Navas Pacheco, Cristina
    Architect from the UPC. Project Manager Professional (Certified PMP and PRINCE2) and current Facility Manager at the Department of Territory and Sustainability as Head of Internal Services. Currently, a member of the work tables for the creation of the FM training plan in the Public Administration, and a collaborating teacher at the Postgraduate in Facility Management at the Sert School. She accumulates an experience of more than 10 years in the public sector, with collaboration in different Departments of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
  • Ortí i Llop, Josep
    Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. General Management Programme, IESE. President of the buildings committee of the Spanish Maintenance Association (AEM), and a member of the board of directors of the Catalan Facility Management Association (ACFM). He has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in the Commissioning and Facility Management sector.
  • Rodriguez Seijo, Juan Manuel
    Industrial Engineer from the UPM. PDD from IESE. MBA from the UB. Master in Facility Management from La Salle (URLL). Master in PRL from the UPC. He is currently the founder and CEO of Carpire Solutions, a comprehensive consulting company at Facility Management. He accumulates an experience of more than 25 years in the field of Facility Management, in strategic consulting and in departmental and operational management, developed in both public and private organizations. Founding member of the ACFM and IFMA partner, awarded for the best professional article in 2010 and 2013.
  • 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
    Enginyer industrial per la UPC. Postgrau en Manteniment per la UPC. Gestió de facilitats de l¿Acadèmia de Bronze per part de Johnson Controls. Membre fundador de l'ACFM (Associació Catalana de Facility Management) i també és membre de l'equip de treball del Col·legi d'Enginyers Industrials. Acumula més de 15 anys d'experiència en el sector de Facility Management, treballant en líders industrials multinacionals com Johnson Controls i CBRE. Actualment desenvolupa una posició global a CBRE com a implementació de processos de gestió de FM (Global Business Process Lead).

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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