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Industrial and Services Project Management

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

Design and management of projects in terms of efficient quality, response time and cost is challenge for any business. In this master's course in Project Management we teach students how to direct and manage projects from a general viewpoint, offering an understanding of the most advanced trends used to successfully complete industrial, service, or any type of general project.

This course can be divided into two large blocks, the first of which is an essentially technical section where project management systems using the most advanced techniques are explained and the concept of lean management is introduced and a financial vision is incorporated in terms of developing budgets and predicting possible investments. The other block is dedicated to the more humanistic side of projects. This block covers strengthening teams that carry out the projects and give the project leaders the abilities and capacity to manage personnel. With this in mind students will work on aspects like emotional intelligence, negotiation techniques and business communication. As well, they will study external planning processes and project development, outsourcing and the externalisation of services.

The professors for this master's course are made up of industrial sector professionals with a wide array of experience in the business world. As we expect the highest quality and a very high level of excellence in each subject taught in this course the list of professors is quite large. This is why both a coordinator position for each area and a general coordinator position have been created to ensure the uniformity of all the courses. These professors are also entrusted with the task of working as tutors for the master's course final project that students will elaborate.

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.


  • To define the design, development and execution of highly efficient and competitive industrial or service projects.
  • To develop project management, planning and control techniques.
  • To formulate projects tailored to the client's requirements and specifications, with minimum costs and reduced lead times.
  • To provide the abilities needed to manage teams.

Who is it for?

  • Managers and collaborators in industrial or service project development.
  • Professionals who are in positions of responsibility in terms of planning and project management of any kind.



Project Management and Effective Project Management
7 ECTS. 70 teaching hours.
  • Project structure.
  • The organisation and processes as project support elements.
  • New development and improvement projects.
  • Simultaneous engineering: optimising project timing and costs.
Project Management Excellence
7 ECTS. 55 teaching hours.
  • Proper project planning and the means to do it: Quality Function Deployment.
  • Error identification and correction when developing project objectives: using FMEA Methodology and Six Sigma to reach desired excellence.
  • Project teams.
  • Development of DMAIC projects and methodology.
Strategic Management and Proactive Leadership of Personnel
11 ECTS. 80 teaching hours.
  • Strategic corporate management.
  • Proactive leadership and management of personnel.
Project Planning and Scheduling
9 ECTS. 85 teaching hours.
  • Project planning.
  • Policy deployment: Hoshin Kanri.
  • Methods for scheduling projects based on the critical path: Gantt and PERT.
  • Project planning and scheduling software.
  • Microsoft Project.
  • Scheduling projects for improved results: the critical chain.
  • CC-Pulse software.
  • The organisation and project planning and development personnel.
Project Management Body of Knowlegde (PMBOK). Lean Project Management
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Lean Management in project management.
  • Flow control and Value Stream Map.
  • PMBOK methodology in project development.
  • Preparation test for obtaining the PMP and PMI certification.
  • PRINCE Methodology (Projects in Controlled Environments).
Externalisation and Security in Project Development
6 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
  • Outsourcing and contracting processes for a project.
  • Response management.
  • Customisation.
  • Managing time, resources, inventory and other aspects in order to assure results.
Preparación para la Obtención de la Certificación Project Management Professional (PMP) del PMI
4 ECTS. 10 teaching hours.
Final Project
12 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Selecting a subject for the final project.
  • Information collection and analysis.
  • Creating the project, including every stage of its development.
  • Creating the project report.
  • Preparing a public presentation of the project.
  • Project presentation.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.

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.
  • 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.
  • Bolivar, Cristina
    Organisational Psychology graduate and specialist in organisational development, comprehensive communication and marketing.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • Esteve Oró, Felip
    Consultant and expert in organisational development and management.
  • 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).
  • Herranz Sotoca, Antonio
    Partner at Ydros, a consultancy specialised in Strategic Management and Organisational Remuneration-based Development. Graduated in Social Psychology from the UB, with a Master's degree in Organisational and Process Consulting from the Fundació les Heures - UB. Associate Professor at the Fundació Politécnica de Catalunya and other Business Schools, with ample experience in both in the public and private sectors. Specialised in strategic HR management, remuneration systems and Executive Coaching.
  • León Márquez, Domingo Miguel
    Bachelor in Business Administration and Master's in Banking from the UPC. Expert in bank financing.
  • Molas Beykirch, Isabel
    Diplomada en Gestión de empresas Turísticas por la Universitat de Girona. Dirección de Marketing por ESMA. Máster en Gestión de la Comunicación a las Organizaciones por la UB y Máster en European Business Studies por la Sheffield University (UK). Socia fundadora de la empresa MiB, consultora especializada en desarrollo de personas y organizaciones, comunicación y habilidades directivas. Profesora especializada en el desarrollo de las habilidades interpersonales y en todas las áreas de gestión de personas y equipos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tusquets Aznarez, Xavier
    Critical Chain Consultant at TEOCE.
  • 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 (390 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:25/10/2019End date:06/11/2020
Friday  16:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 14:00
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Telephone: (34) 93 707 31 32
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.

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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
9.300 €
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