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9th Edition
20 ECTS (175 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
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.
Start date
Classes start: 08/03/2024
Classes end: 19/07/2024
Programme ends : 06/09/2024
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
EPSEM - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa
Av. de les Bases de Manresa, 61-73
Why this postgraduate course?
In an increasingly globalised world, where companies have to compete with other countries which offer lower production costs, it is extraordinarily important to operate efficiently and competitively.

Comprehensive training in the techniques that make this possible is the main objective of the postgraduate programme in Organisation and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants, which provides an in-depth examination of the aspects that bring economic value to the company by means of engineering and management of productive processes. What is more, it also emphasises the most advanced and up-to-date trends in aspects like process engineering, lean manufacturing, total production maintenance and supply chain management, and related to fostering managerial skills, such as coaching.

The programme is designed to ensure that students participate actively by working in teams and studying real cases that could have happened in their own companies. The programme’s practical approach, with a particular stress on the most prominent and advanced aspects, and the fact that it is taught by experts from the world of industry, helps many students apply what they have learned on their own. This assistance reaches its peak in the supervised final project.

Furthermore, the students in this programme can earn a certificate from the Lean Management Institute of Spain, the official chapter of the institute in the USA, where lean management was developed.
  • To learn about the key processes that globally comprise an industrial company, and a production company in particular.
  • To learn about the specificities, characteristics and issues of industrial production plants.
  • To provide theoretical and practical training in how to efficiently and competitively organise and manage operations in industrial companies in line with the latest trends.
  • To allow students to participate directly in teamwork activities, in doing practical cases, in using computer packages and especially in undertaking the programme’s final project.
  • To learn how to implement an optimal production system from the standpoint of efficiency and competitiveness in order to prepare for the future.
Who is it for?
  • University graduates with official recognised Bachelor’s or advanced degrees.
  • Diploma or vocational school graduates from technical degrees (engineering or similar) or from Business Management.
  • Individuals with comparable degrees from foreign universities.

Training Content

List of subjects
4 ECTS 45h
Industrial Processes and Plant Management. Industrial Strategy. Operations. Logistics
  • The industrial company and its management. Strategies. SWOT analysis. Management of industrial plants.
  • Operations and processes. Planning, programming and control. Innovation. Critical areas. Industrial leadership.
  • Strategic vision and changes in three key areas: Strategy, Innovation, and Managing people.
  • Business processes. Management and improvement of processes. Critical factors. Key processes and their improvement.
  • Strategic management of operations planning. Strategic management, mission, vision and values.
  • Strategic operations planning. Management by objectives. Hoshin Kanri.
  • Integral logistics. Supply Chain Management. Lean Management and logistics. Rapid response. E-logistics. E-Commerce.
  • Physical distribution. Europe. Push and pull systems. Design and management of warehouses. EDI systems.
  • Outsourcing processes. The decision to subcontract production. Outsourcing.
  • Supplies in the industrial company. Procurement and its management. Stock management.
6 ECTS 55h
Design and Management of Industrial Processes and Plants. Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing. How it is applied in a plant: in design, implementation and continuous improvement.
  • Lean Manufacturing tools. Learning how to see the value and flow. Methodologies and tools. Case study.
  • Lean Manufacturing as an integrated management system. Standardisation of processes, jobs and layout.
  • Value Stream Mapping, inventories (WIP), waste and continuous improvement.
  • Lean Management in distribution. Lean materials handling, lean warehousing, Lean Planning.
  • Lean Supplying. Internal logistics. Lean in procurement logistics. Purchasing. Flow to the consumption point.
  • Design of production processes and plants. VA and NVA activities. Kind of process implementations.
  • Implementation models; conventional in mass, by limitations and Lean Manufacturing. Flexible cells.
  • Project study. Analysis and improvement of Methods. Diagrams. Rules of the economy of movements.
  • Measurement of work. Determination of time. Timing. MTM predetermined time systems.
  • Human resources management. Hiring personnel. Training. Remuneration. Workplace risks. Preventing risks.
  • Human resources in Lean Manufacturing. Motivation and engagement. Versatility. Lean work teams.
6 ECTS 60h
Plant Engineering: Quality. Maintenance. Improvement of Processes. Economic Factors
  • Total quality and total maintenance. Management of maintenance. TPM. The six major losses. Implementing TPM.
  • Autonomous maintenance. First-level maintenance. 5S methodology.
  • Analysis of breakdowns. Preventative and planned maintenance. Preventing maintenance. Predictive maintenance.
  • SMED techniques: quick equipment changes.
  • Managing the quality of processes in industrial plants. Quality systems. European EFQM model.
  • Design of products and processes for quality and competitiveness: QFD. Analysis of potential: FMEA.
  • Quality control: statistical process control - SPC. Capacity of machines and processes. Control plan.
  • Excellence in efficiency and quality of processes in industrial plants. Six Sigma methodology.
  • Quality-cost optimisation: Design of experiments. Factors that influence processes and interrelations.
  • Improving industrial processes. Zero Defects programmes. Poka-yoke systems. Continuous improvement: Kaizen.
  • Cost analysis. Direct and Full Costing. Deficiencies. Activity-based Costing methodology. Cost drivers.
  • The activities of the processes in the ABC cost system. Potentialities of the system. Quantification case.
  • Business strategy and economic and financial management. Balance sheet and income statement.
  • Economic and financial ratios. DuPont pyramid. Economic performance.
  • Financing industrial activity. Bank instruments. Risk and risk management.
4 ECTS 15h
Plant Management Project
  • Initial team working session to develop the Plant Management Project (PMP).
  • Follow-up team working session to develop the Plant Management Project (PMP).
  • Final preparation of the presentation of the Plant Management Project (PMP).
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 qualification 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 course 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).

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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Academic management
  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
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    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.
  • Cuatrecasas Castellsagués, Oriol
    View profile in futur.upc / View profile in Linkedin
    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Specialist Consultant in Lean Manufacturing. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
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    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
Teaching staff
  • Asensio García, José

    Technical-Mechanical Engineer UPC, with 30 years working for Nissan Motor Ibérica S.A. in various management positions in Logistics, Production and Nissan Production Way. Has participated in various synchronised production seminars and worked for JIT Kaizen (in Japan and the US). His speciality in the frame of the Engiplant Master's course is the resolution of problems in the Kaizen area. Currently Lean and Supply Chain Project Manager at Itemsa.
  • Calvo Simón, Albert
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    Partner and Technical Director of the Consultancy ITEMSA PRODUCTIVIDAD, S.L. , Technical Industrial Engineer, mechanical branch, specialised in machinery construction, trained by the UPC-EUVG. Full member, representing the 'FOMENT DEL TREBALL NACIONAL', Official instructor of the Spanish MTM Association.
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
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    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
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    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.
  • Cuatrecasas Castellsagués, Oriol
    View profile in futur.upc / View profile in Linkedin
    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Specialist Consultant in Lean Manufacturing. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Deulofeu Aymar, Joaquim
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    Holds a degree and PhD in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB). He is an EFQM international evaluator-advisor, and the founding partner and CEO of Qualitat, Serveis Empresarials, S.L., the company where he has been working as a consultant for more than twenty-five years. Associate professor at the Business Organization Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and professor at other universities such as the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is currently president of the Economic and Social Circle of Baix Montseny. He is currently president of the Baix Montseny Economic and Social Circle.

  • Gavilan Ferrer, Nestor
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    Industrial Engineering Degree from The School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona at the UPC. Founding member of the Lean Management Institute (Lean Global Network). He works as a lean management teacher and consultant in the application of Lean methodology to business, applications in Industry, but also in services, tourism, hospital management and in the development of new products and processes. He was the Lean and Industrial Engineering Manager at Delphi Diesel Systems and Global Lean Director at Coty-Azor.
  • Herranz Sotoca, Antonio
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    Partner at Ydros, a consultancy specialised in Strategic Management and Organisational Remuneration-based Development. Graduated in Social Psychology from the UB, with a Master's degree in Organisational and Process Consulting from the Fundació les Heures - UB. Associate Professor at the Fundació Politécnica de Catalunya and other Business Schools, with ample experience in both in the public and private sectors. Specialised in strategic HR management, remuneration systems and Executive Coaching.
  • Pons Peregort, Olga

    Industrial Psychologist. Lecturer for the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. HR Consultant.
  • Ros Martrat, Eulàlia

    Psychologist and PhD in Pedagogy. Master's degree in Coaching and Coaching consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L., Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology of Blanquerna, URL in the field of Organisational Psychology.
  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan

    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Member of the Committee Advisor of the Catalan Institute of Oncology . Member of the Committee of Rule and Ethic Professional of the School of Economists of Catalonia.
  • Soler Carbonell, Josep Maria
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    Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Gerona. Master's degree in Science-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Program Manager Personal Care EMEA-VELCRO.
  • Torrell Martínez, Francesca
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    Higher Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Organization and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants (Engiplant) from the UPC School. Maintenance Management Consultant. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.

Career opportunities

  • Process engineering Manager.
  • Implementation Manager of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Chief in industrial companies.

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