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6th Edition
6 ECTS (48 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
Classes start: 14/02/2022
Classes end: 16/05/2022
Programme ends : 23/05/2022
Monday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this lifelong learning course?
This training programme focuses on Advanced Structural Analysis the ability required to dynamic analysis of structural behaviour, with an introduction to fluid mechanics, accidental actions, fluid dynamics calculation, the dynamics of structures and the structural calculation linked to the construction process.

The curriculum has been prepared based on the experiences of the teaching team on previous courses at both university level and in the professional sphere. This provides the basis of reference for the contents of this programme, which is supported by the Association of Structural Consultants (ACE) and the Institute of Structural Studies (IEE), the leading institutions in the sector.
  • Training in advanced structural analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of evolutionary computation over time.
  • Knowledge of dynamic analysis systems.
Who is it for?
The recommended profile for admission is professionals related to the areas of design, calculation and management of structures in building.
  • Quantity surveyors and senior architects.
  • Industrial and Civil engineers.

Training Content

List of subjects
6 ECTS 48h
Análisis Avanzado. Dinámica y Sismo
  • Structure dynamics.
  • Seismic engineering.
  • Earthquake-resistant building projects.
  • Base isolation.
  • Energy dissipators.
  • Tuned mass dampers.
  • Vibrations.
  • Fluid mechanics.
  • Structural dynamic analysis of the course case study with ETABS.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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).

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.
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.
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
  • Maristany Carreras, Jordi
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    Doctor Architect by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC. He was director of the Department of Architectural Structures and is a member of the research group LITA (Laboratory of Innovation and Technology in Architecture). He is a professor of several postgraduate and master's courses. He has participated in outstanding projects such as the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) in the Science and Technology Park of Girona or the integral rehabilitation of the "Estación del Norte" in Barcelona.
Teaching staff
  • Al Farah, Bashar

    Beng. MSc. PE. PhD in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His research is on advanced numerical simulation of the dynamic structural behavior of buildings that are heavily damaged by earthquakes. Ten years of experience in analysis, design, construction, and supervision of civil engineering structures (high rise buildings, industrial facilities, residential and defense projects, etc.) located in seismic regions, mainly Arab and South American countries. Relevant experience on nonlinear seismic analysis for practical and scientific purposes. High expertise in structural analysis software: ABAQUS, ETABS, OpenSees, PLAXIS, PROKON, REVIT, RISA, ROBOT, SeismoSoft, SAFE, SAP, among others. Partner and developer at SESPID, specialized in developing engineering software for automated detailing and optimization. Wide teaching experience in teaching professional courses for civil engineers and architects. Presently working as a structural consultant in Barcelona.
  • Arnedo Pena, Alfredo

    Beng. MSc. PE. PhD. Wide teaching experience in many subjects linked to Steel Structures. Professor of the Masters Programs "Structural Engineering in Architecture" and "Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics". Wide professional experience in earthquake-resistant design (INYPSA 1984-1999), especially in nuclear power plants. Professional experience in seismic design, protection against impact and explosions (SENER 2003-2012). Spanish delegate to the committee of Eurocode 3 Part 1.3. Spanish delegate to the CEN / TC 135 Committee on Execution. Spanish delegate on the ISO/TC98/SC3/WG9, working on the revision of the ISO 3010 "Seismic actions on structures". Author of books about steel structures. Participation in the European research project "Seismic design of light-gauge steel framed buildings".
  • López Almansa, Francesc
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    Beng. MSc. PE. Doctor of Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Professor of the Department of Architecture Technology of the UPC. Professor of the Master Programs "Structural Engineering to Architecture", "Technology to Architecture" and "Terrain Engineering and Seismic Engineering" at the UPC. Permanent visiting professor at several Spanish universities (Girona, Granada, and Ramon Llull) and in Latin America. He has supervised 15 doctoral theses, most of them related to seismic engineering. Author of more than 200 research papers published in scientific journals and presented at national and international scientific conferences. He has participated in numerous research projects (national and international) financed with public and private funds, having been a promoter and coordinator in many of them. Experience in advanced structural consulting and technology transfer in the construction field. Extensive teaching experience in numerous topics related to structural analysis and design.

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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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