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Design and Concept

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Bodyworks and Automotive Materials.
Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.

This course provides a wide overview of the main concepts and requirements needed to carry out the automobile bodywork development process.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

1.Know the technical objectives of a bodywork development project such as package, ergonomics, aerodynamics, safety and legal requirements.

2. Apply skills to achieve optimal results between design lines and the pretended technical concept.

Who is it for?

Graduate students in Automotive, Chemical or Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Product Design or equivalent.
Working professionals or experienced in the automotive industry.



Design and Concept
4 ECTS. 32 teaching hours.
1. Introduction.
2. Bodywork's concept evolution. Bodywork types.
3. Package and ergonomics.
4. Basic requirements.
5. Study of exterior and interior design.
7. Surfaces generation.
8. Color and Trim.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Carod de Arriba, Xavier
    Doctor en Ingeniería de Proyectos por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Licenciado en Química por la Universitat de Barcelona, especializado en Ciencia de Materiales. Colaborador de la Cátedra SEAT/UPC del 2007 al 2012. Profesor asociado en el Departamento de Ingeniería de Proyectos y Construcción de la UPC.

Teaching staff

  • Blanch Tyroller, Carolina
    Desde noviembre de 2011 es la coordinadora del posgrado Electricidad y Electrónica del Automóvil. ELTICA de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Responsable de la coordinación y gestión del programa de becarios con SEAT, S.A.
  • González Gallardo, Eduardo
    Responsible for Package and Ergonomics at Technical Centre of SEAT. Eduardo has also been lecturer at the master MIGIA-UPC
  • Hervás Sarciat, Daniel
    Responsible for the development of interior design at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Daniel has an extensive teaching experience as lecturer in the Master's degree of Product Design of the Elisava School of Barcelona as well as the Master's degree of Automotion and Design.
  • Loste Martín, Enrique
    Senior architect for the ETSAB, is responsible for department of surface developmen (Strak) SEAT Technical Centre. Expert in surfaces in the automotive world with industry experience of 15 years, has developed his career in SEAT, VW, AUDI and has participated in projects of other brands such as BMW, Rover and Land Rover.
  • Peña Blesa, Eduardo
    Proyectista especializado en viabilidades de Carrocería del Automóvil y cinemáticas. Con más de 20 años de experiencia en I+D de SEAT, ha desarrollado diversos trabajos en los departamentos de Anteproyectos y Elementos móviles. También, ha colaborado en varios proyectos para AUDI y Volkswagen.
  • Piqué Vidal, Josep
    Ingeniero técnico Industrial en mecánica por la Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial de Barcelona (EUITIB) de la UPC y Posgrado CARMAT. Carrocería y Materiales de Automoción (UPC). Desde 1996 trabaja en el departamento de Concepto Vehículo de SEAT.
  • Rodríguez Luengo, José Alfonso
    Master degree in Industrial Design and Product Development from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Since 1998, Alfonso is car designer at the Stylish department of SEAT, where he has designed and developed many car projects, Concept cars, and competition prototypes. He has also collaborated with other car manufacturers, such as VW, AUDI and SUZUKI. Alfonso has also been Design Project Leader of the IBIZA and LEON segments. Since 1995, he is teaching at different schools in Barcelona, such as ESDI, ELISAVA, UPC and ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN and UPC.
  • Tarres Riba, Albert
    Mechanical Engineer. Head of Concept Vehicle Department.

General information 2018-19 EDITION

Next course
October 2019
4 ECTS (32 teaching hours)
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Tuesday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Contact person
Carolina Blanch

Telephone: (34) 650 705 618
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.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Lifelong learning course 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
1.000 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Lifelong learning course.
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.


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