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Materials and manufacturing processes

Lifelong learning course. Face-to-face.


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

In this course students receive a wide overview of methods, tools and requirements for the optimal selection of materials and manufacturing processes used for the development of bodywork components and parts.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Know the set of materials used to manufacture the different parts and components.
2. Select the proper materials for the development of specific bodywork components and parts.
3. Know the latest bodywork manufacturing processes, their characteristics and limitations.

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.



Materials and manufacturing processes
3 ECTS. 46 teaching hours.
1. Materials and manufacturing processes.
2. Plastics used in automotive.
3. Plastic transformation processes.
4. Other materials.
5. Stamping processes and materials.
6. Bodywork manufacturing process.
7. Painting processes.
8. Assembly processes.

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

  • Bellorín Segovia, Alejandro
    Alexandro holds a degree from the Central University of Venezuela in Chemical Engineering, and a master degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in "Automotive Manufacturing & Business Engineering". Nowadays, he is responsible for the validation and control of different components of the vehicle at SEAT.
  • Castellon Oitaben, Oscar
    Oscar holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He has more than 10 years of experience in car body painting processes. At present, Oscar is in charge of Paint Engineering Department at SEAT.
  • del Mazo Viñas, Jose Maria
    José María PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Institut Quimic de Sarrià, a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and a Master Degreee in Polymers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is head of the Laboratory of Plastics and Elastomers at SEAT since 1995. Previously, he was the responsible for the Non Metallic Materials Lab at SEAT (1981-1995). José María has an extensive experience as Lecturer at different Master Degrees and Postgraduate Couses related to Materials, Plastics, Life Cycle Assessment methodologies and waste treatments.
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
    Licenciada en Geografía e Historia por la Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Técnica Especialista de Riesgos Laborales por la UB. Técnica de los posgrados CARMAT. Carrocería y Materiales de Automoción y ELTICA. Electricidad y Electrónica del Automóvil. Responsable del programa CATIA v5 en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Barcelona. Administración y control de los cursos y posgrados realizados por la Cátedra SEAT/UPC, Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya y la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Barcelona, en el Departamento de Ingeniería de Proyectos y Construcción de la UPC.
  • Gómez i Canadell, Romà
    Ingeniero técnico industrial en electrónica por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Posgrado en Compatibilidad Electromagnética por la UPC. Responsable de Proyectos de I+D Electrónica en SERRA SOLDADURA, S.A. Investigador de la soldadura al arco y por resistencia. Creador del control adaptativo WISE de aseguramiento de la calidad de la soldadura. Patente del sistema OptimalSystem sobre la optimización automática de parámetros de soldadura por resistencia.
  • Sánchez Castillo, Juan Antonio
    Graduate in mechanical Engineering at EUETIB (UPC). Bachelor degree in mechanical Engineering at ETSEIB (UPC). Master in product design and creation at UPC. He comes from SEAT's apprentice school. He works at SEAT's Technical Center since 1988 at different areas of interiors experimentation as head of service at outdoor experimentation, interiors experimentation and actually at project department as head of service of interior door panels development at SEAT's Technical Center.

General information 2017-18 EDITION

Next course
December 2018
3 ECTS (42 teaching hours)
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Tuesday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
From 17 to 21 hours. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.UPC specialization degree

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
1.380 €
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
Students enrolled in the CARMAT, which are not working, are eligible for "Study and Practice" scholarships. Students receiving these fellowships will be practicing in the SEAT T while they pass the graduate course. Practices are carried out in a technical department, under the supervision of a SEAT tutor, from 8:00h to 14:00h. These fellowships include a 400 euros/month grant, plus transportation from Barcelona to the SEAT facilities and food. People interested in applying to the fellowships should send their CV and a cover letter, up to two A4 sheets, to In this letter the candidate may include, among other information, their personal skills, reasons to apply for the graduate course, and expectations on how the training received at the graduate course will help them in their professional career.

Related entities


  • Centro Técnico SEAT S.A.