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Catia V5

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.

In this course students learn how to work with the software CATIA V5 and associated tools in order to model 3D geometries accordingly to the standard work methodologies within the automotive industry. The product 3D geometry is the keystone to design, manage and control the life cycle of the product to be manufactured. By mastering this technique students are able to participate in conceptual design, basic and detailed engineering as well as in production and maintenance of products range, quality control and concurrent engineering processes.


Students who pass this course will be able to:
1. Handle PLM CATIA V5 toolboxes in several disciplines: infrastructure, generation of solids, surfaces and/or planes, assembly generation, as well as in parametric design using Knowlegware or virtual prototyping (DMU).
2. Perform analysis of mass or inertia, as well as distance and interference checks, and superficial quality analysis just to mention a few.

Who is it for

Graduate students aiming to develop their careers in a socio-economically strategic industry such as the automotive sector.
Professionals who want to redirect his/her career and be part of the technical departments responsible for the bodywork component development.



Catia V5
7 ECTS. 56 teaching hours.
1. Infrastructure: configuration I, CATIA V5 environment, common basic tools.
2. Basic assemblies.
3. Sketcher and Wired.
4. Solid and Area Core.
5. Knowledgeware I (setting of parameters, formulas and layout tables).
6. Advanced Infrastructure.
7. Advanced Assemblies.
8. Advanced Wireline.
9. Advanced Solid and Surface.
10. KnowledgewareII.
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

  • 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

  • López Navarro, Ferran
    Especialista en Product Life-cycle Management. Profesor asociado de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

General information

7 ECTS (56 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:November 2018End date:December 2018
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
Maria Teresa García Saura

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 or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. 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
750 €
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.


Language of instruction

Related entities


  • Centro Técnico SEAT S.A.