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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Private Infrastructure Management
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1st Edition
26 ECTS (160 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.
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 08/11/2021
End date: 09/03/2022
Monday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
ETSECCPB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona
C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Why this postgraduate course?
Cooperation between the public sector and private companies in the provision, financing and management of infrastructures, equipment and services by means of long-term contracts has become one of the most powerful instruments in development since the 1990s.

The postgraduate course in Private Infrastructures Management, which is part of the Master's Degree in Infrastructures Management, will enable students to acquire the techniques and knowledge necessary to plan, build and manage infrastructures and services provided by means of public-private cooperation contracts. The complexity of this type of contract requires professionals who are able to direct them with a unique set of management skills and knowledge, including a high level of technical and economic competence, knowledge of the use of business management techniques, and the ability to adapt quickly to new business environments.

These are precisely the core areas around which the content and methodology of this programme has been structured. The teaching staff is mainly composed of working professionals, with experience in infrastructure management positions in the private and public sector. They all have extensive and proven teaching experience.
  • Provide a solid foundation of knowledge in applied economics that allows to develop the capacity of analysis of the national and international economic environment in which the management of the infrastructures is framed.
  • Provide advanced knowledge in the legal and institutional aspects related to the provision, construction, financing and management of infrastructures.
  • Improve the capacity of business management and the ability to adapt quickly to the business environments of the provision and management of infrastructures.
  • Optimize the decision-making capacity in the field of concessions and other public and private collaborations for the provision, financing and management of infrastructures.
  • Improve the capacity for economic and strategic analysis, especially with regard to the diversification of the activity of construction companies and services.
  • Provide the international side of the management and provision of infrastructure.
Who is it for?
Aimed at university graduates holding degrees in the following subjects: civil engineering, industrial and telecommunications engineering, law, economics, public works engineering, industrial technical engineering and business science.
Applicants without a university degree must prove they have extensive experience in the world of provision, planning, construction and management of infrastructures.

Training Content

List of subjects
4 ECTS 28h
The Perspective of Concessional Private Management and Project Finance
  • The framework of the European Union and the worldwide.
  • Perspective of Concessional Private Management.
  • Legal and economic framework of PPP's.
  • Project Finance.
3 ECTS 18h
Financial Structuring and Contracting of Public-Private Interests
  • Financial structure of PPP's.
  • Contracting of PPP's.
7 ECTS 42h
Transportation Infrastructure Management
  • Airport services. Road services Port services. Rail services Logistics services
6 ECTS 36h
Supply and Facilities Infrastructure Management
  • Environmental services. Energy services The water cycle. Telecommunications Urban facilities
3 ECTS 18h
The Case Study Method and Participatory Debate
  • Completion of practical cases during the module and final debate.
  • Outdoor outings.
3 ECTS 18h
Infrastructures Planning and Mobility Planning
  • Planning of infrastructures.
  • The order of mobility.
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. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).

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.
Business Game
Game thinking and its mechanics are used to solve certain problems or to make decisions, in order to motivate students in the learning process and to provide some results for analysis.
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.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
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 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
  • Angerri Auberni, Jaume
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    Economist from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Specializing in urban economic activities, he has complemented his training with master's degrees in public management at IESE Business School, Esade and European institutions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Lecturer in master's degrees at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona . Experience in public management: he has been Director General of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1990-2004), in the fields of foreign trade and trade promotion. Managing partner of Angerri Consultors SL, since 2004, a consultancy for business growth, from strategic advice, market research and support to project management.
  • Garola Crespo, Àlvar
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    Economist by University of Barcelona (UB). PhD in Transport Engineering and Infrastructures from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Diploma of Advanced Studies of the program of Management of the Territory and Infrastructures of Transport of the UPC. He has been a researcher at Stanford University in the design and analysis of economic forecasting models. He worked in the Cabinet of Economic Studies S. A. between 1984 and 1999, as a project manager leading studies on issues of transport economics, infrastructure provision, construction sector and urban and territorial economy. Since 1991 he has been a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He teaches in the degree in Road Engineering and in the Masters in Logistics, Transport and Mobility, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Infrastructure Management. He is a deputy director of the Master's in Science and Technology of Sustainability (MCTS) at the UPC.
  • 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.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
    • Provides financial aid to the programme or grants for the registration of students.
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
  • Fundació Cercle Infraestructures
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
    • 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.

Career opportunities

  • Director and / or person in charge of the Public Administration in the management and planning of public infrastructures and / or services.
  • Specialist in consultancy and engineering, or in R&D&I.
  • Concession company area manager.
  • Responsible for infrastructures in the financial sector.
  • Investor group consultant.
  • Specialist and technician in the areas of construction.

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