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This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the postgraduate course in Maintenance of Equipment and Installations.


23th Edition
5 ECTS (51 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
€1,300 €1,105(15% discount if you enrol before 30th June)
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: 28/09/2022
End date: 09/11/2022
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taught at
Edifici Vapor Sala
Rambla de Sant Nebridi, 10
08222 Terrassa
Why this lifelong learning course?
This module deals mainly with the issue of management in industrial maintenance. Therefore, aspects such as reliability, maintainability and availability of equipment and facilities are studied.

Economic management and technical management of maintenance will be dealt with in this module, accompanied by corresponding examples.

They also present the management of computer-aided maintenance, CMMS, with the corresponding practical application, as well as risk management. To emphasize, also the management of the control of an industrial warehouse.
Aspects such as subcontracted maintenance and the implementation of a total productive maintenance system, TPM, are part of the course.
  • To provide maintenance technicians with comprehensive knowledge in industrial installations and techniques to be able to avoid breakdowns using proper testing and diagnostics.
  • To offer the means and knowledge needed to resolve breakdowns quickly and safely.
Who is it for?
  • Engineers
  • Technical engineers
  • Technicians and industry professionals who want to specialise in the field of industrial maintenance or upgrade or expand their knowledge.

Training Content

List of subjects
5 ECTS 51h
Industrial Maintenance: Maintenance Management
  • Defining maintenance.
  • Maintenance methods.
  • Preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance.
  • Reliability, maintenance and availability of equipment and installations.
  • The influence of design on maintenance costs.
  • Improvement processes. Resolving problems. Real-life cases.
  • Technical management of maintenance. Efficiency. Real-life cases.
  • Financial management of maintenance. Analytical accounting. Innovation. Real-life cases.
  • Introduction to maintenance management. Maintenance program. Indicators (SLA i kpi's).
  • Dimensioning of equipment. Energy management.
  • A practical view of Computer Assisted Maintenance Management System (CAMMS). Operating project. Storage testing. Consumption.
  • Subcontracted maintenance.
  • Implanting a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system. The phases of implementation. The organisational changes involved. The results of effective implementation.
  • Autonomous maintenance.
  • Economic impact of maintenance and other production costs. The commissioning: The recommissioning. Practical examples. Advanced management of work orders.
  • Responsibility in the field of maintenance in its aspects: civil, criminal and administrative.
  • People Management.
  • Case study: Influence of maintenance on the results of a multinational.
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).
Range of modules
This lifelong learning course is part of the training track for the postgraduate course in Maintenance of Equipment and Installations .
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:
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.
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.
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 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
  • Alabern Morera, Xavier

    Doctor in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Master in Business Administration and Management from the Higher School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE). University Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPC for more than twenty-five years. He has been deputy director of relations with companies of the Higher Technical School of Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering Terrassa (ETSEIAT) of the UPC.

Teaching staff
  • Abad Baig, Ferran

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Postgraduate degree in Clinical Engineering from the UPC. He is currently the Development Director of Veolia in Catalonia. He has 20 years of experience in companies in different fields of engineering: building, clinical maintenance, industrial operation and maintenance, energy efficiency, water treatment processes and renewable energies.

  • Alcalá Gómez, Juan Gabriel

    Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He currently works at Compañía Española de Laminación, S.L. (CELSA).
  • Arqués Patón, Josep Lluis

    Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).General Management Program at IESE Business School. He has held the position of Director of Technology and Management, Director of Technology and Maintenance, Technical Director in Railways of the Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), and Advisor on Rolling Stock and Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) in the company IDOM. He currently collaborates as Technical Expert in the National Accreditation Company (ENAC), in matters of safety and railway technologies
  • Blasco Chabert, Marc
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    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Master in Facility Management from IESE Business School.Founder, Owner and Manager of the company Simbioe Facility Management. Member of the Board of Directors and Delegate in Catalonia of Facility Management International Association. More than 15 years of experience at national and international level in service projects, audits, implementation of computer tools for the management and control of services, process efficiency and asset management. Speakers in several master's degrees and postgraduate courses since 2001 in Barcelona and Madrid.
  • Coduras Martínez, Óscar
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    Doctor in Economics, Business and Finance from the Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC). Degree in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB). Director of the Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management at Euncet Business School (UPC). Coordinator of the CTEF Degree of the Euncet Business School (UPC). Business consultant. Family business advisor.
  • Faro Ruiz, David
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    Technical Telecommunications Engineer from Ramon Llull University. With more than 30 years of experience in the maintenance sector. Master in Industrial Maintenance and Diagnostic Techniques. ISO 18436 certified instructor by the Mobius Institute. Member of the Spanish Association of the Maintenance (AEM) with responsibilities of secretary in the Committees of Chemical Engineering and Process and Reliability in Maintenance. Since 2017, he has been Chief Executive Order (CEO) and Founder of the company IntegraPdM, which aims to become a benchmark as a certified training entity in predictive techniques and reliability.

  • Ortí i Llop, Josep
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    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). General Management Program (CEO) for IESE Business School. Building committee chairman of the Spanish Association of Maintenance (AEM), and member of the board of the Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM). 
  • Torrell Martínez, Francesca
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    Higher Telecommunications Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Organization and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants (Engiplant) from the UPC School. Maintenance Management Consultant. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Trabalón Carricondo, Cristóbal
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Industrial Technical Engineer in Electricity and Mechanics from the UPC. Degree in Law from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Arbitrator of the Technical Arbitration Court of Catalonia (TATC). Director of the Industrial Safety Spaces Working Group of the Engineering Commissions (EIC). 30 years of experience in project management and maintenance. Currently, head of Legal Engineering in Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB). Author of "Legal Maintenance" and "Legal Construction" by TEBAR.

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Career opportunities

  • Head of maintenance interested in management of the sector.
  • Maintenance technician interested in the maintenance manager.
  • Facility Manager.
  • Asset Manager.
  • Installation projector.

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