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Information 2018-19 edition
The 2018-19 edition of the postgraduate course has already begun. Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.
9th Edition
35 ECTS (310 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
5.400 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
March 2020
Monday: 17:30 to 21:30
Tuesday: 17:30 to 21:30
Wednesday: 17:30 to 21:30
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Why this programme?
The UPC has a clear commitment to collaboration in the automotive sector , as shown by the 10 editions of the Master MIGIA , 2 degrees of expertise in automotive, the existence of Chairs SEAT and Applus , postgraduate training in active safety and passive and body , automotive materials , etc . , the organization of conferences, seminars , conferences, etc. . and participation in R & D in different fields (materials, nanomaterials , electric vehicles , electricity and electronics , security, etc. . ) . The Government of Spain has opted for training and innovation as key elements for economic development and pays special attention to the automobile sector. The automotive sector is one of the main engines of the national economy , Catalonia being one of the main Spanish and European regions in terms of activity in this sector. The occupations most in demand by the industry technical profiles correspond to areas intended for R & D , design and engineering ( automotive sector report , CEAM 2010).

With specific reference to the contents of this postgraduate course , are missing , by the automotive industry professionals specialized in : the development of electrical system and wire harness in a vehicle, the different sources of energy, and management , to drive electric vehicles, electronic communication architecture , in some cases own and other adapted to the sector; analyze and reduce the susceptibility of components and parts to conducted or induced interference, the development of new electronic control units to reduce cost and weight of the vehicle; industrialization of plastics, specifically in the manufacture of lighting systems , among others detailed in the specific competencies of the program.

This situation forces the sector to hire specialists from outside our borders and / or professional training after recruitment , with the consequent use of resources without a comprehensive program of learning or a structure that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills . Furthermore , continuous changes , tools , technologies, social requirements , legislation, etc. . , Advise that there is a curriculum for continuing education of professionals, keep up to date knowledge and facilitate innovation. It is noteworthy that Catalonia has the only center of automotive design in Spain , so the need for professionals with expertise in this area is critical and is not covered by the current academic offerings. In addition to the center, there are numerous regional providers and companies that are part of the automotive industry and whose competitiveness at national and international level depends largely on the value and contribute their professional training . Similarly no publications covering the development process of a vehicle as companies consider confidential and that makes independent learning .

The primary objective is to train people ELTICA be able to:
  • Identify, formulate and solve optimally problems in the electrical and electronic fields in an automobile.
  • Understand the technologies, trends and the most common tools in this field.
  • Conceive, design, implement and adopt research methods that lead to the generation of knowledge and innovation.
  • Knowing and applying existing technologies in the market as well as emerging technologies and acquire the skills necessary to propose applications.
  • Understand and convey information-knowledge from scientifictechnical documentation.
  • Analyze and propose projects considering the different aspects of economic activity, with sustainability criteria.
Who is it for?
As a result of the training, the course qualifies for positions of responsibility:
  • Design of electrical and electronic systems, especially for automotive

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 20h
Gestión de Proyectos y Desarrollo de Competencias Personales
5 ECTS 47h
Arquitecturas Electrónicas. Sistemas de Comunicación, Medida y Control en Automóviles
3 ECTS 28h
Sistema Eléctrico de Distribución
3 ECTS 36h
Sensores y sus Interfaces en Automoción
3 ECTS 36h
Compatibilidad Electromagnética en el automóvil
3 ECTS 26h
Sistemas de Energía y Electromovilidad
3 ECTS 25h
Sistema de Iluminación y Señalización en el Automóvil
3 ECTS 26h
Electrónica de Información y Entretenimiento (Infotainment)
3 ECTS 17h
Diseño y Validación de Unidades Electrónicas
3 ECTS 24h
Prácticas Generales
4 ECTS 25h
Proyecto Final
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
The postgraduate course programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire postgraduate course you can sign on one or several modules.
Postgraduate course:
 Lifelong learning courses:

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.
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.
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.
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.
Assesment 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.
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .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

Teaching staff
  • Colomer Mur, Josep Maria
    Bachelor of Information Sciences. Master NLP. Associate professor at UPC Business Organization Department. Member of the Expert Network in Leadership Development within the Coaching area at Barcelona Activa Teacher and coach in management skills. Teacher in personal skills development programs at UPC PhD office and UPC Alumni
  • Cort Tobías, Xavier
    BSC Industrial Engineering. Thermal Management Product Manager at IDIADA, including activities of Aerodynamics, Engine Cooling and HVAC. Member of ISO working group, for the development of thermal environmental regulations. Collaboration on European R+D projects, focused on innovation and efficiency improvement on Cooling and HVAC systems.
  • Edesa González, Sergio
    Telecommunication Engineer by the ETSIT of the University of Valladolid. He worked in Daimler AG for 6 months developing CANoe simulations in Sindelfingen (Germany). Currently working in HIL projects for Bertrandt AG in Barcelona.
  • Ferrer Peretó, Josep
    Technical telecommunications engineer in the Electronics specialty and master's degree in telematics at the UPC. Since 1995 he works at SEAT Technical Center in the Electric-Electronic development department. From beginning he has participated in the introduction and development of CAN Bus in SEAT models as an analyst and trainer. He is currently responsible for the Team Architecture, Gateway and Diagnosis.
  • García Simeó, Miguel
    Telecommunications Engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Since 2002 working in automotive sector, in infotainment field, with professional experiences in supplier companies as well as in car makers. Currently responsible at SEAT technical center for development of infotainment devices.
  • González Arbesú, José María
    Engineer and Doctor Engineer of Telecommunication from 1992 and 2000, respectively, both degrees from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). From 1994 to 2000 he joined the University of Zaragoza, as associate teacher and coordinator of the subjects of radio frequency, radar and satellite navigation systems. From 2000 to 2001 he worked at the company Tradia (nowadays AbertisTelecom) in his department of radio links as engineer of network Planning. From 2002 to 2007, he obtained a post-doctoral investigator grant from the Ramon y Cajal program. From 2008 he is an associated professor at the UPC. Your research activities include the characterization of antennas by means of infrared thermographies, the design and evaluation of small antennas, the system design of integrated antennas with surfaces of high impedance and the design of algorithms of optimization for the automatic synthesis of antenna radiation patterns in radars SAR
  • Merino Rodríguez, Antonio
    Industrial Engineer Electrical branch for specialty electronics EUITIB. Since 1986 works at the SEAT Technical Centre in electrical development having held various responsibilities within the electronic area. He is currently Head of Electromobility and Energy Systems at the SEAT Technical Centre. He has collaborated with UPC and STA in various training programs, conferences, technical seminars and Masters.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Seat, S.A.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
Collaborating partners

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