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Organization and Engineering of Production and Management of Industrial Plants (Engiplant)

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

In a world where globalisation is increasing every day and where businesses need to compete with other countries that can offer lower production costs, working in an efficient and competitive way is very important. To reach this objective, companies must adopt the latest trends that can help them become more highly efficient. The Master's Course in Organisation and Engineering of Industrial Plant Production and Management works with all of the aspects that give financial value to companies and covers organisational aspects of engineering and management of manufacturing processes, production planning and materials and resource needs, industrial plant design and implementing productive systems.

The Engiplant Master's Course is a professional master's course that basically focuses on the practical aspects of management and only dedicates the minimum time necessary to deal with the theoretical aspects. This is the big difference between this type of course and the typical university education format. This program covers aspects such as maintenance, logistics, human resources, industrial strategies and the latest trends so that participants, far from just listening, actively participate by working in teams and study real-life cases that may have even come up students' own companies. As well there will be visits to leading companies in the industrial sectors that are of interest to students. This course offers a comprehensive teaching methodology focused on practical aspects and the most advanced techniques. The professors for this course are made up of professionals with a high level of business experience and the majority of them do not come from the university education world.

This course will end with a final project where students work in small groups, deal with real-life situations and develop improvement and analysis projects.

To make following this course easier, upon the completion of enrolment students will receive a iPad to which they can download the notes and all of the documentation from the Master's programme.

This Master's course is also being give in Pamplona as a postgraduate course. Contact us for more information.


  • To learn the key processes that make up the global view of a company.
  • To learn the special features of industrial production plants and their characteristics and problematic areas.
  • To offer theoretical and practical knowledge of efficient and competitive organisation and management of operations in industrial companies, according to the latest trends.

To offer theoretical and practical training, according to the latest trends, in the efficient and competitive organisation and management of industrial business operations.
  • To offer direct participation of students in: teamwork activities, the use of IT packages, design and decision making simulations, solving practise cases and completing the final project for this programme.
  • To understand how to implement an optimally productive system from efficiency and competitive standpoint so you do not get left behind.

Who is it for?

  • Graduates with officially valid degrees.
  • Graduates holding Bachelor's degrees that are coming from technical areas of study (engineering or similar fields), or from Business Administration or Management.
  • People with qualifying equivalent degrees from foreign universities.



Industrial Companies and the Processes they use. Plant Management.
1 ECTS. 10 teaching hours.
  • Industrial companies and the processes they use.
  • Industrial strategies.
  • The management team in industrial companies.
  • Key processes for industrial companies and their improvement.
  • Management abilities.
  • Management profiles and participant profiles.
  • Advanced industrial management.
  • World Class Manufacturing.
Engineering Products and Processes, Operations and Planning.
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Engineering products and value analysis.
  • Engineering processes and concurrent processes.
  • Lean Manufacturing.
  • Industrial operations strategy.
  • Determining factors (capacity, location).
  • Production planning.
  • Production Master Plan.
  • MRP planning.
  • Strategic planning of operations.
  • Managing for objectives.
  • Management by objectives. Hoshin Kanri.
Advanced Management of Industrial Processes and Plants. Lean Manufacturing
3 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Lean Manufacturing: concepts and application.
  • Lean Manufacturing: an integrated management system.
  • Standardisation.
  • Value Stream Map.
  • Lean Management in the supply chain.
  • Lean Management and supplies: materials, warehouses and planning.
  • Managing purchasing and subcontracting.
  • Strategic purchases.
The Supply Chain: Sourcing and Distribution. Integrated Logistics.Lean Logistics
7 ECTS. 50 teaching hours.
  • Integrated logistics and supply chain management.
  • E-logistics and E-Commerce.
  • Physical distribution and warehouse design.
  • Process externalisation.
  • Outsourcing.
  • Sourcing for industrial businesses.
  • Industrial purchasing and inventory management.
  • Learning through decision making using computerised simulators.
Optimised Design of industrial Processes and Plants. Lean Manufacturing Design
9 ECTS. 70 teaching hours.
  • Designing industrial processes and plants with any management model.
  • Designing flexible industrial processes and plants using management models.
  • Lean Design of production lines for specific types of production.
  • Investigating the job (methods) and determining the operations schedule.
  • Designing processes using computerised simulators.
Plant Engineering: Maintenance and Total Quality
8 ECTS. 60 teaching hours.
  • Maintenance management.
  • TPM and its implementation.
  • Analysis of the six big losses.
  • Independent maintenance.
  • 5S.
  • Preventative, planned and predictive break down maintenance.
  • Computerised management (CMMS).
  • Rapid setup techniques (SMED).
  • Industrial quality management.
  • Quality systems.
  • The EFQM model.
  • Designing quality products and processes: QFD and AMFE.
  • Optimising the cost-quality relationship through experiment design.
  • Quality control.
  • Statistical monitoring of processes.
Improvement of Industrial Processes. Kaizen. Innovation. Troubleshooting
2 ECTS. 15 teaching hours.
  • Maintenance management.
  • TPM and its implementation.
  • Analysis of the six big losses.
  • Independent maintenance.
  • 5S.
  • Preventative, planned and predictive break down maintenance.
  • Computerised management (CMMS).
  • Rapid setup techniques (SMED).
  • Industrial quality management.
  • Quality systems.
  • The EFQM model.
  • Designing quality products and processes: QFD and AMFE.
  • Optimising the cost-quality relationship through experiment design.
  • Quality control.
  • Statistical monitoring of processes.
Industrial Projects. Services and Management of the Industrial Market
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Project management as a management tool: objectives, justification and setting.
  • Project planning and scheduling.
  • Gantt, PERT and CPM charts.
  • Risk management for projects.
  • The critical chain: creativity, ingenuity and innovation.
  • Innovation strategy, innovation vs. constant improvement.
  • Process reengineering.
  • Other tools.
  • Implementing top quality projects.
  • Tools used by industrial process improvement groups.
  • Problems and solutions.
  • Tangible and intangible problems.
  • Methodologies.
Human Resources in the Industrial Enterprise. Corporate Social Responsibility. Coaching
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
Financial Factors n Process and Plant Management. Services for Industrial Companies
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Costs and methodologies.
  • Direct and Full Costing.
  • ABC methodology.
  • Activity Based Management (ABM) cases.
  • Business strategy and financial and financing management.
  • Balancing accounts and net income.
  • Financial ratios.
  • Financial performance.
  • Financial leverage.
  • Investment analysis.
  • Bank financing tools.
  • Risk management.
  • Management of services and their processes.
  • Key processes.
  • Services in industrial companies.
  • Customer satisfaction.
Internacionalización de Operaciones y Plantas. Redes Globales
2 ECTS. 15 teaching hours.
Tutor-Monitored Preparation and Process of the Final Project
12 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
Creation of a final project related to the practical content from one of the modules or subjects taught in this programme.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.

Academic coordination

  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan
    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.

Teaching staff

  • Abad Pequeño, Severino
    Doctor en Química per la Universitat de Vigo. Formador i consultor especialitzat en Lean Management amb àmplia experiència en entorns industrials, de serveis, administració pública, educació i de gestió de projectes. Membre de l'Institut Lean Management d'Espanya. Professor Associat de la UPC en el Departament d'Organització d'Empreses.
  • Amores Bravo, Xavier
    Doctor en empresa, tesis sobre la gestión de la innovación en las empresas de servicios intensivas en conocimiento tecnológico. Posgrado en el programa "Innovation, Information Technologies and Organisations" e ingeniero Industrial por la UdG. Ha realizado cursos sobre innovación en varias escuelas de negocio, como en Design Thinking en el Innovation Lab de la HBS (Boston). Actualmente es el gerente del Catalan Water Partnership, cluster del agua de Cataluña que gestiona proyectos de I+D e innovación. Profesor asociado a EADA y director del MBA de la Universidad de Girona. Más de 15 años de experiencia en consultoría y proyectos de gestión de la innovación en empresas.
  • Asensio García, José
    Technical-Mechanical Engineer with 30 years working for Nissan Motor Ibérica S.A. in various management positions in Logistics, Production and Nissan Production Way. Has participated in various synchronised production seminars and worked for JIT Kaizen (in Japan and the US). His speciality in the frame of the Engiplant Master's course is the resolution of problems in the Kaizen area. Currently Lean and Supply Chain Project Manager at Itemsa.
  • Blanch Martell, Francesc
    IQS Chemical Engineer Vice-president of Research and Development at Affinity Petcare.
  • Blasi i Darner, Alexandre
    Doctor ingeniero Industrial por la UPC, Presidente de Mutua Intercomarcal, socio de Caudexpe y conferenciante en temas de tecnología y de renovación. Ha ocupado puestos como Vicepresidente del Patronato de la Fundación Rinaldi, miembro del Consejo Social de la Universidad de Barcelona y del Comité de Dirección del Barcelona Institut de Emprenedoria, Vicepresidente y Consejero Delegado de Samsung en España, coordinador de la Mesa Sectorial para la Electrónica de Consumo, Director de División y de Investigación en Mai, en Junta Directiva de la patronal AMETIC, Gerente en Brescó y Blasi, Director Técnico en Telesincro.
  • Calvo Simón, Albert
    Partner and Technical Director of the Consultancy ITEMSA PRODUCTIVIDAD, S.L. , Technical Industrial Engineer, mechanical branch, specialised in machinery construction, trained by the UPC-EUVG. Full member, representing the 'FOMENT DEL TREBALL NACIONAL', Official instructor of the Spanish MTM Association.
  • Casanovas Villanueva, August
    Ingeniero Industrial por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctor por la UPC en Dirección y Administración de Empresas. Máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas en ESADE. Diversos cursos de Dirección de Operaciones y Logística por la Cranfield University (UK), la Chicago Northwestern University y la Universidad Estatal de Michigan (EEUU). Programa de Dirección General (PDG) en IESE. Director de operaciones y logística en compañías multinacionales de los sectores: industrial (GRUPO CELSA), cosmética (COTY ASTOR), farmacia (ALMIRALL PRODESFARMA) y gran consumo (RALSTONPURINA, SCHW).
  • Castillejo Hernandez, Ricard
    Industrial Engineer. Quality Assurance Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Charles Ormo, Eduard
    Licenciado en Economía por la UPC. Máster en Banca y Finanzas . Empleado de banca. Profesor asociado del Departamento de Organización de empresas de la UPC.
  • Consolación Segura, Carolina
    PhD and Tenured Lecturer of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. Degree in Economics and Business from the UB.
  • Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís
    Doctor Industrial Engineer and UPC Professor. President of the Lean Management Institute of Spain. Author of various books. Industrial business consultant.
  • Cuatrecasas Castellsagués, Oriol
    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Specialist Consultant in Lean Manufacturing. Member of the Lean Management Institute of Spain.
  • Deulofeu Aymar, Joaquim
    Degree and PhD in economics. Quality implementation consultant. Associate professor of the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Gavilan Ferrer, Nestor
    Industrial Engineering Degree from The School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona at the UPC. Founding member of the Lean Management Institute. He has worked as a lean management teacher and consultant. He was the Lean and Industrial Engineering Manager at Delphi Diesel Systems. Currently he is working at Coty-Astor. Associate professor at EETAC.
  • Genescà Palau, Enric
    BEng in Industrial Engineering. Consultant-adviser in project management, with extensive experience in the automobile sector.
  • González Babón, Jesús
    Doctor en Administración y Dirección de Empresas por la UPC. Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica por la ULE. Master en Logística por la UVA. Master en Investigación en Economía de la Empresa por la UVA. Premio CEL Universidad 2013. Profesor Colaborador Honorífico en el Dto. de Organización de Empresas de la UVA. Exresponsable de Ingeniería de la Calidad y Auditorías de FASA Renault (Renault España).
  • Imaz Larrea, Iñigo
    Operations Manager de Magna Mirrors España. Responsable de la eficiencia global de la planta, a todos los niveles.
  • León Márquez, Domingo Miguel
    Bachelor in Business Administration and Master's in Banking from the UPC. Expert in bank financing.
  • Mediavilla Guisasola, Miguel
    Doctor Ingeniero Industrial. Doctorando en Economía por la Universidad de Deusto. Programa de Dirección General (PDG) en IESE Business School. Six-Sigma Black Belt. Certificado pedagógico por Harvard Business School para la formación basada en casos de estudio. Experiencia previa en diversos puestos directivos en el grupo BSH Bosch & Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (Alemania y España). Actualmente Fundador y Director de OPERATIONS Management Engineers. Profesor en escuelas de negocio y universidades en España, Reino Unido, Alemania y Latinoamérica.
  • Moya Valladares, Aránzazu
    Industrial Engineer. Plant manager at Magna-Donelli.
  • Mussons Sellés, Jaume
    PhD Industrial Engineering. Business Consultant.
  • Pons Peregort, Olga
    Industrial Psychologist. Lecturer for the Business Organisation Department of the UPC. HR Consultant.
  • Prats Solé, Juan Alberto
    Ingeniero Industrial. PADE del IESE. Presidente de la Asociación Catalana de Análisis del Valor (ACAV). Socio Director de CEIV Consulting. Miembro de la Comisión de Gestión Empresarial del Colegio de Ingenieros Industriales de Cataluña. Ha sido Director General de varias empresas Multinacionales, Japonesas, Españolas y Alemanas.
  • Puente Quer, Josep
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Máster en Ingeniería de Automoción por la UPC. Máster en Seguros por la UPC. Experiencia de 16 años en gestión de proyectos de automoción, industrialización de la planta de Ficosa en Polonia. Director de proyectos en Asia y Dirección comercial de la ingeniería Idneo. Actualmente es Project Manager de negocios globales a Ficosa ADAS.
  • Puig Esteban, Marc
    Ingeniero de telecomunicaciones. Experto en sistemas PLC, SCADA y MES. Director de Mapex
  • Romero Cuadros, Antònia
    Psychologists, Master's in Coaching. Coach and consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L. Contributor to the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Santiago López, Ana
    Psychologist with a Master's in Coaching. Coaching consultant at Argos Coaching, S.L., Head of Policies and Programmes in the Human Resources Department of Intermón Oxfam.
  • Sardà Ferrer, Joan
    Economist. Lecturer in the Business Organisation Department of the UPC.
  • Soler Carbonell, Josep Maria
    Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Gerona. Master's degree in Science-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Program Manager Personal Care EMEA-VELCRO.
  • Teixidó Escobar, Jordi
  • Consultor especialista en Project Management con más de 20 años de experiencia internacional como Director de Projectes. Consultor y formador en grandes empresas. Certificado como PMP por el Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Torrell Martínez, Francesca
    Senior Telecommunications Engineer. Master's degree in Production Organisation and Engineering and Industrial plant Manager at (Engiplant). Consultant in Maintenance Management.
  • Vilalta Beltri, José Miguel
    Economista y Abogado por la UB. PDG por IESE y Control de Gestión por ESADE. Director de Matching Place SL y de by Hoop y Consejero y Asesor en temas de Estrategia, Cuadro de Mando Integral y en soluciones financieras y RRHH.

General information

60 ECTS (405 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:11/01/2019Classes end:29/11/2019Programme ends: 20/12/2019
Friday  16:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 14:00
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 35
Special master's degree 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 it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
10.300 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
Payment of enrolment fee
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 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme

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