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Information 2023-2024 edition

Edition
12th Edition
Credits
20 ECTS (135 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€4,000
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.
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
February of 2025
Timetable
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
Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
The current market climate in the automotive sector demonstrates a need for implementing new technologies that reduce dependence on petroleum and, most importantly, minimise pollution. There is a growing consciousness on the part of the consumer who wants to try to make their environmental impact as small as possible. This is why for a long time now the automobile industry and local governments have already been working on alternatives like hybrid vehicles and completely electric cars as a way to face the challenges of research, development and innovation involved with these types of vehicles.

The Ministry of Industry predicts that by the year 2020 around 250,000 vehicles incorporating this technology will be manufactured in Spain, all of which implies changes in the vehicles as well as certain infrastructures to be able to host this production. The different issues around recharge points, improvements in energy storage technology as well as legal issues like who pays for charging in housing communities have to be solved. All of these issues are on the table and the demand is imminent. In this sector there are already many instances of collaboration with engineers from other countries where they have more experience with this type of specialised vehicle.

Currently, and in parallel with the recovery of the automotive industry, are being launched to the market the first hybrid and electric generation models covering all segments. In the automotive sector and has begun a collaboration with hitherto little companies related to the sector, collaboration requires adaptation by professionals and the arrival of new training profiles. To complement this, the appearance of these vehicles requires the adaptation of existing infrastructure as well as the current mobility policies.

Aims
  • Analyse the electric and hybrid (combined electric and traditional internal combustion engines) propulsion systems and technologies.
  • Study the types and configurations of hybrids according to vehicle type.
  • Improve energy storage systems and their internal power management.
  • Learn the technical principles of the electric motors currently in use along with their charging systems and their energy storage systems.
  • Development of the way the energy distribution network is managed and designed to ensure proper recharging of these vehicles in urban areas.
Who is it for?
  • Professionals working in the automotive industry either directly for the automaker or auxiliary companies.
  • Industrial Engineers.
  • Employees at testing laboratories.
  • Professionals from public organisations linked to the technology sector.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 21h
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology
  • Technologies applied to hybrid.
  • Technologies applied electric vehicles.
  • Electric Mobility.
2 ECTS 15h
Systems and Components
  • Electric motors applied to automotive.
  • Energy Storage Systems.
4 ECTS 24h
Energy management
  • Principles of electronic power.
  • Energy management systems.
  • Energy recovery systems.
2 ECTS 15h
The Electric Vehicle Recharge
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
  • Control Network.
  • Strategies for Mobility.
3 ECTS 21h
Development of Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
  • Body and crash test.
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility.
  • Simulation Tools.
  • Regulations.
2 ECTS 15h
Project and Equipment Management
  • Project Management applied to automotive projects.
  • Research projects.
4 ECTS 24h
Final Project

Development of a final project following related content modules covered in the program.

Degree
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.
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.
Visits
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.
Tutorship
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
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

Academic management
  • Gallegos Díez, David
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    Ph.D. in Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering from the UPC. General Manager of China IDIADA Proving Ground.
  • Moreno Eguílaz, Juan Manuel
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    European Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Technology and Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona ETSEIB-UPC.
  • Urgell, Xavier
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    Technical Engineer in Industrial Electronics from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and a degree in Management of Organizations in the Knowledge Economy from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is currently head of the Driving Performance product in the Electric Powertrain department at IDIADA. I have been the academic coordinator of the postgraduate course for the last year. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the sector and different publications in the field of driving resistance and aerodynamics.
Teaching staff
  • Aragón Homar, Marc
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    Engineer in Electronics and Master in Electronic Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has accumulated more than fifteen years of experience in EMC participating in R&D tasks such as technology transfer to companies in the Electromagnetic Compatibility laboratory of the GCEM group. Since 2008 he has taught in postgraduate EMC courses offered to companies in various sectors (Lear, Girbau, Thermoking, Insituto Astrofisico de Canarias and Fusion for Energy). It has publications in notable conferences such as "EMC Europe" and in journals such as "IEEE transactions on EMC"
  • Artal Paracuellos, Natalia
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    Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza. Master in Eco-efficiency and Energy Markets, Postgraduate in Renewable Energies. He worked at TATA Motors LTD participating in the entire HEV (hybrid vehicle) development project. He joined Applus + IDIADA in 2012 as a Powertrain Project Manager in the EV / HEV area. He currently leads the battery business line and is a member of the STA Board of Directors.
  • Barrios Vicente, Jose Manuel
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and postgraduate degree from the Technological University of Lulea (Sweden) in materials and their industrial applications. Currently, Head of the Digital Solutions Department of the company Applus+IDIADA, President of the Society of Automotive Technicians, Vice President of Societies of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Ingénieurs des Techniques del Automobile (FISITA), and professor of different master's degrees and postgraduate courses at the UPC and other universities. He has dedicated his professional career to R&D&I.
  • Cano Zamora, Jordi
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    Industrial Engineer at the UPC, specializing in Thermo-energy and Automotive Diploma. Experience in the automotive industry, with 5 years in APPLUS IDIADA and in business consultancy at Altair Management Consultants. Currently working and co-founder of Wallbox, where he has spent 3 years as a commercial manager in Southeast Europe and is responsible for the new Wallbox Academy training department.
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
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    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and creator of CITCEA-UPC.
  • Gallegos Díez, David
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    Ph.D. in Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering from the UPC. General Manager of China IDIADA Proving Ground.
  • Kersting, Klaus
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    Degree in mathematics, physics specialty, the University of Paderborn. Senior Manager of electric vehicles and hybrid in IDIADA.
  • Lujan Tutusaus, Carlos
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Thesis in vehicle dynamics simulation at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). In 2007, he began working as a bus and coach homologation engineer for IDIADA. In 2011 he assumed his responsibilities as product manager for truck and trailer homologation. Since 2023, he has been Head of the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Homologation Department. Participates as a technical expert in the UNECE vehicle regulation and in the working groups of the EU Commission.
  • Merino Rodríguez, Antonio
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    Industrial Technical Engineer, electrical branch specializing in electronics, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Since 1986 he has worked at the SEAT Technical Center (CTS) in Electrical / Electronic Development, having held different responsibilities within the R&D area. He is currently the Head of Electrical Standards and Processes at the SEAT Technical Center (CTS). Since 2020 he is President of the UNE standardization subcommittee for electric vehicles CTN26 / SC 10. He is a collaborator of UPC and STA in various training programs, conferences, technical conferences, postgraduate and master's degrees.
  • Moreno Eguílaz, Juan Manuel
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    European Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Technology and Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona ETSEIB-UPC.
  • Palacín Peiró, Maria Rosa
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    Ph.D. in chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Investigating materials for rechargeable lithium and nickel in the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).
  • Pla Puigvert, Mònica
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    Industrial Engineer by Politechnical University of Catalonia and Master of Science on Management of Technology by Technical University of Delft. Senior professional with extensive expertise in boosting R&D activities with 8 years of experience on European level, with focus on green and sustainable vehicles. Support on pioneering the innovation department at Applus IDIADA for 6 years, defining strategic research priorities and coordinating collaborative research.
  • Schunk, Matthias Josef
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    Industrial Engineer from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen (Germany). National technical and commercial manager of components for electric vehicles at Siemens S.A.
  • Urgell, Xavier
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    Technical Engineer in Industrial Electronics from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and a degree in Management of Organizations in the Knowledge Economy from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is currently head of the Driving Performance product in the Electric Powertrain department at IDIADA. I have been the academic coordinator of the postgraduate course for the last year. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the sector and different publications in the field of driving resistance and aerodynamics.
Lecturers

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Sociedad de Técnicos de Automoción (STA)
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Technical manager of a fleet or urban mobility operator.
  • Technical development of electric or hybrid vehicle.
  • Responsible for management of electrical network and charging points.

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