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This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Bodyworks and Automotive Materials.


2nd Edition
7 ECTS (52 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 15/11/2021
End date: 21/12/2021
Monday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Why this lifelong learning course?
In this course students learn how to work with the software CATIA V5 and associated tools in order to model 3D geometries accordingly to the standard work methodologies within the automotive industry. The product 3D geometry is the keystone to design, manage and control the life cycle of the product to be manufactured. By mastering this technique students are able to participate in conceptual design, basic and detailed engineering as well as in production and maintenance of products range, quality control and concurrent engineering processes.
  • Handle PLM CATIA V5 toolboxes in several disciplines: infrastructure, generation of solids, surfaces and/or planes, assembly generation, as well as in parametric design using Knowlegware or virtual prototyping (DMU).
  • Perform analysis of mass or inertia, as well as distance and interference checks, and superficial quality analysis just to mention a few.
Who is it for?
  • Graduate students aiming to develop their careers in a socio-economically strategic industry such as the automotive sector.

  • Professionals who want to redirect his/her career and be part of the technical departments responsible for the bodywork component development.

Training Content

List of subjects
7 ECTS 52h
Catia V5
  • Infrastructure: configuration I, CATIA V5 environment, common basic tools.
  • Basic assemblies.
  • Sketcher and Wired.
  • Solid and Area Core.
  • Knowledgeware I (setting of parameters, formulas and layout tables).
  • Advanced Infrastructure.
  • Advanced Assemblies.
  • Advanced Wireline.
  • Advanced Solid and Surface.
  • KnowledgewareII.
Lifelong learning diploma 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).
Range of modules
This lifelong learning course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Bodyworks and Automotive Materials .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lifelong learning 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
  • Luzón Narro, Benito Javier
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    Responsible for the Technical Calculation Department at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Previously, he worked as co-ordinating engineer of impact tests, as well as responsible for the supervision and analysis of impact tests at the passive safety area of the Technical Centre of SEAT. Bachelor degree from the UPC in Industrial Engineering. Besides that, he holds a postgraduate degree in biomechanics and biomaterials from the UPC, and a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the same university. Is Assistant lecturer at the UPC, and has teaching experience related to car safety for different professional groups, such as firemen and technical inspectors of vehicles. Is also Director of the Biomechanical Technical Section of the Spanish Society of Automotive Technicians (STA). He is member of the Spanish Society of Biomechanics and Biomaterials, and of the EEVC WG19.
Teaching staff
  • López Navarro, Ferrán

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Sarrià Chemical Institute of Ramon Llull University (URL). Professor of the CATIA v5 Course at the UPC.

  • Mataix Navarro, Albert

    Technical Engineer in Industrial Design by Elisava University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona. Designer and Professor of CATIA V5 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Seat, S.A.
    • Provides venues for the programme's training activities.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.

Career opportunities

  • Project manager of development of bodyworks and finishes of vehicles.

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How to start admission
To start the enrolment process for this programme you must complete and send the form that you will find at the bottom of these lines.

Next you will receive a welcome email detailing the three steps necessary to formalize the enrolment procedure:

1. Complete and confirm your personal details.

2. Validate your curriculum vitae and attach any additional required documentation, whenever this is necessary for admission.

3. Pay €110 in concept of the registration fee for the programme. This fee will be discounted from the total enrolment fee and will only be returned when a student isn't admitted on a programme.

Once the fee has been paid and we have all your documentation, we will assess your candidacy and, if you are admitted on the course, we will send you a letter of acceptance. This document will provide you with all the necessary information to formalize the enrolment process for the programme.

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