CARNET wishes to increase the interaction between universities and society, and strengthen ties with the socioeconomic environment. Therefore, specialized training modules have been created in cooperation with the SEAT UPC Chair and the UPC as a first step towards integrated education. The courses are supported by lectures of industry experts and are open for postgraduates.



The main goal of the ELTICA postgraduate course is to train students and professionals to be able to successfully develop their professional careers within the field of electrical and electronical systems and components. Therefore, we offer a highly specialized education which makes it possible for students who successfully pass the course to be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve optimally problems in the electrical and electronic fields in an automobile.
  • Understand the technologies, trends and the most common tools in this field.
  • Conceive, design, implement and adopt research methods that lead to the generation of knowledge and innovation.
  • Know and apply existing technologies in the market as well as emerging technologies and acquiring necessary skills to propose applications.
  • Understand and convey information-knowledge from scientific technical documentation.
  • Analyze and propose projects considering the different aspects of economic activity, with sustainability criteria.

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Master's dreee in Automotive Engineering - CARNET

Automotive Master

The Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering at the UPC Barcelona has the objective to bring up automotive engineers with a high level of competences. This level of competences should allow the graduates to easily adapt to positions of high responsibility in companies or research centers within the automotive sector. The automotive industry is facing significant new challenges such as the introduction of alternative fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles, and intelligent driving support systems, and it therefore requires professionals who have been trained to deal with these challenges and who are up to date on new technologies and management systems. The aim of the master’s degree in Automotive Engineering is to produce specialists who are equipped to respond to the special needs of the automotive sector.

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The main goal of the CARMAT postgraduate course is to train students and professionals to be able to successfully develop their professional careers within the fields of the design, development and manufacturing of components and parts of the vehicle bodywork. Therefore, we offer a highly specialized education which makes it possible for students who pass the course successfully to be able to:

  • Understand the requirements for the design, development and manufacturing of the components which form the vehicle bodywork.
  • Know the organizational structure, processes and phases of the project for the design, development, manufactu ring and approval of a vehicle.
  • Use the software CATIA v5 for the optimal design and development of the components and parts which form the bodywork.
  • Develop leadership, creativity, complex problem-solving skills, and competences for working within a team.

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The current market climate in the automotive sector demonstrates a need for implementing new technologies that reduce dependence on petroleum and, most importantly, minimise pollution. There is a growing consciousness on the part of the consumer who wants to try to make their environmental impact as small as possible. This is why for a long time now the automobile industry and local governments have already been working on alternatives like hybrid vehicles and completely electric cars as a way to face the challenges of research, development and innovation involved with these types of vehicles.

In the automotive sector and has begun a collaboration with hitherto little companies related to the sector, collaboration requires adaptation by professionals and the arrival of new training profiles. To complement this, the appearance of these vehicles requires the adaptation of existing infrastructure as well as the current mobility policies. Therefore, we offer a highly specialized education which makes it possible for students who successfully pass the course to be able to:

  • Analyse the electric and hybrid (combined electric and traditional internal combustion engines) propulsion systems and technologies.
  • Study the types and configurations of hybrids according to vehicle type.
  • Improve energy storage systems and their internal power management.
  • Learn the technical principles of the electric motors currently in use along with their charging systems and their energy storage systems.
  • Development of the way the energy distribution network is managed and designed to ensure proper recharging of these vehicles in urban areas.

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This blended graduate course targets working professionals from around Spain who want to drive innovation, technology, sustainability and economic growth in their companies. The format of the program is designed with professional students’ work-life balance in mind, with a combination of internet study and classes held on campus every three weeks. The course provides highly specialized training. Students who successfully pass  will be able to:

  • Gain a global, strategic, technological vision for decision-making in the management of smart cities and smart mobility.
  •  Become familiar with ICT tools and trends in intelligent transport systems (ITS), as well as methods and instruments to implement the best, most efficient solution.
  • Analyse mobility and propose and implement the most efficient systems and technologies, from an integrated and multidisciplinary approach, and assess their implications for the territory and citizens, and their impact on economic activity in the environment.
  • Design studies and smart mobility projects that meet international standards of technical, economic, environmental and social performance.
  • Plan and manage resources, and lead multidisciplinary teams in different aspects of smart mobility.

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This postgraduate course arises from the evident need to prepare professionals linked to the planning and management of the city in terms of the innovation, participation, quality of life and sustainability that the ICTs can bring to the optimisation of urban processes. The course aims to train specialists to become qualified to deal with an improved and more efficient use of resources, and in the development of innovative management tools based on “smart processes” that will help expand and enhance the knowledge of professionals working in local government, planning and management of Smart Cities.

The primary objectives of the programme are:

  • To empower multidisciplinary specialists to deal with planning and management of the city and the region in the Information Age.
  • To foster intelligence in the city by means of new technologies, in order to achieve a more sustainable, efficient, competitive and socially inclusive city.
  • To increase the human capital, culture and quality of life of citizens with greater social cohesion, and their involvement in decision making and the formation of an efficient, sustainable and transparent government.

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Master in Supply Chain, Transport and Mobility Management

The Master in Supply Chain, Transport and Mobility Management is a master’s degree approved by the Government of Catalonia and is part of the master has the Technical University of Catalonia in the field of industrial engineering. Being professional and research orientation and is divided into two areas: a) Supply Chain and b) transport and mobility.

The trend towards globalization gives more importance to the areas related to the master because of transport issues lie at the heart of business decisions, and highlight recent developments in the figures of mobility of people and goods.
These are skills highly valued by the workplace, both from the standpoint of the private sector and public sector, in addition, has a great potential in terms of research. To ensure that our graduates, the degree of excellence sought, has designed a curriculum intended to provide them with broad powers.

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