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2nd Edition
15 ECTS (127 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
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: 05/03/2020
Classes end: 09/07/2020
Programme ends : 16/07/2020
Tuesday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this programme?

Promoted by:
  • Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona. ETSECCPB (UPC)
  • To promote basic principles for sustainable coexistence, with a rational use of advanced and efficient urban services.
  • To present the complexity of the urban system all over the world and its own metabolism: cities as privileged places for exchanging and sharing.
  • To evaluate the basic problems that must be solved to meet the city's water and energy needs, during maintenance or transformation processes in uninterrupted urban life.
Who is it for?
  • Professionals with work experience and a university bachelor's degree, diploma or degree in technical areas such as Civil Engineering, Public Works, Industrial Engineering and Architecture, who want to open up new job opportunities or adjust their professional career to the demands of the present and the future.
  • Project managers and consultants wishing to broaden their knowledge in order to carry out new technical projects in changing scenarios, based on a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Recent graduates in Civil Engineering, Public Works, Industrial Engineering and Architecture.

Training Content

List of subjects
4 ECTS 38h
Smart City Management
  • Water, Energy & City: from the point of view of the city.
  • Management of other significant urban services.
  • Broad-based urban management.
  • Technical visits in the city for the main scenarios examined.
4 ECTS 35h
Smart Energy Management
  • Water, Energy & City: from the point of view of energy.
  • Advanced operations in the energy service.
  • Energy services management.
  • Customer value management and business processes.
4 ECTS 30h
Smart Water Management
  • Water, Energy & City: from the point of view of water.
  • Advanced operations in the water service.
  • Water services management.
  • Customer value management and business processes.
3 ECTS 24h
Cross-disciplinary competences
A multidisciplinary group project, with the 3 vectors of the programme included in the project.

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.

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.
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.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
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 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

Teaching staff
  • Garola Crespo, Àlvar
    View profile in futur.upc
    Economist from the University of Barcelona, he holds the Advanced Studies Diploma program in "Management Planning and Transport Infrastructure" from the UPC. He has been a researcher at Stanford University in the design and analysis of economic forecasting models. He has worked in the cabinet of Economic Studies SA between 1984 and 1999 as a project manager directing studies in transport economics issues, provision of infrastructure, construction industry and urban and regional economics. Since 1991 he is professor at the Department of Transport and Regional Planning at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She teaches in the degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Logistics, Transportation, and Mobility, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Infrastructure Management.
  • Prats Beltran, Daniel

    Technical Manager, WikiArtMap.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Agbar
    • 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.
    • Provides visits to its facilities of interest within the programme.
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
    • 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.
    • Provides visits to its facilities of interest within the programme.
    • 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.
    • Provides visits to its facilities of interest within the programme.
Collaborating partners

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