Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

With the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you will be able to design and develop products, systems and services that bring value to industry, society and the environment, making use of the latest technological advances in the field. 


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With the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you will be able to design and develop products, systems and services that bring value to industry, society and the environment, making use of the latest technological advances in the field. 


Branch of knowledge

Engineering and Architecture


Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, accredited qualification awarded by Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya. Title verified by AQU Catalunya.


Development and Simulation
Management and Data
Design and Materials


4 years


Course 1 and 2 - mornings
Course 3 and 4 - afternoons

Start date



Catalan / Spanish
Subjects in English

Places of new access



240 ECTS
(60 ECTS per academic year)


166 €/ECTS
Financing and grants

Entrance profile

Baccalaureat and CFGS (higher vocational training)

The Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering trains students to be design engineers and product developers with a marked transdisciplinary profile, able to conceptualise, design, develop and produce a product, system or service that brings value to industry, society and the planet we live on. 

You will learn to dominate tools for digital and physical modelling, enabling you to represent and simulate the behaviour of a product to then select the most suitable materials and processes. To this end, you will consider the technical, functional, usability, process-related, environmental, aesthetic and communicative requisites for the optimisation of product manufacture and sale. 

You will learn to detect innovation and market opportunities, as you become more familiar with the world of entrepreneurialism and new business models. You will learn to use the scientific and technical knowledge related to engineering to innovate sustainably and intelligently, with a view to the future, considering environmental, social and economic impacts.

Through our methodology, based on the concept of learning by doing, you will develop real and innovative projects in collaboration with companies to bring value to and help regenerate industry and society. Right from the first year and intensively throughout the degree, this approach will strengthen your technical and creative capacities and favour your entry into the professional sphere.

This will enable you to innovate:

  • During the conceptualisation process (experimenting with materials, laboratory tests and formal definitions). 
  • In the design phase (3D modelling, structural analysis and production process optimisation).
  • In the use experience (information management, digital interactivity and new business models).

According to the Spanish Engineering Observatory, “in ten years over 200,000 engineers will be needed to cover company needs, both in the industrial and service sectors”. 

“The profession is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, requiring other skills in the area of management and personal competencies”.


Studying Industrial Design Engineering in Barcelona

Industrial design engineering arose from an industry need for a profile that integrates the creative and aesthetic knowledge associated with design with the scientific and technical knowledge of industrial engineering. At Elisava this programme came into being twenty-five years ago to train students to work on increasingly complex design projects, which require a profile that can participate in the different phases of the planning process: product engineering, technical development, project management and regulatory compliance. 


  • Working with companies.
    A nurtured network of partners (companies, institutions, start-ups, research centres, design studios), which share Elisava’s identity, viewpoint and ethical, environmental, social, technological and economic commitment. 
  • Learning through projects (project based learning).
    Our methodology is based on “learning through projects”, applying all theoretical and practical concepts right from the start in order to design and develop the best solutions. The syllabus is organised so that each day you study a single subject, putting into practice the knowledge learnt in the same day.  
  • Open laboratories and workshops.
    The Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering is a programme for which scientific experimentation is key. A large number of the classes, therefore, take place in our laboratories and workshops. These spaces are open all day thereby allowing you to experiment and develop your projects freely. As well as the facilities in the building on La Rambla, we have agreements with various centres, such as the TMDC industrial workshop, the Ateneu de Fabricació (Fab Lab), and technological and research centres like Eurecat to enable you to develop everything the degree proposes, with total freedom and no limits. 
  • Integration of the latest technologies.
    Industrial design engineering is a profession in constant evolution which adapts to the latest technological advances. That is why we have updated the content of the degree and proposed new educational methodologies in direct connection with the industrial context and needs of the market.
  • Support and personalisation.
    We offer a high number of teaching hours in groups of a maximum of 25 students and monitor your university experience and wellbeing through the Tutorial Action Plan. 
  • Placements and entry into the job market.
    We personalise the search for your work placements based on your interests and what is on offer. In our placement and employment programme, we receive more than 300 placement and job offers.
  • Vision of the future. You will work with different horizons in mind, with an understanding of the current market and looking to the future, working on application contexts, tools and innovative materials. 
  • Engineering in a design faculty.
    You will acquire the skills needed to make you an engineering professional, someone who understands innovation as a means and not an end, and who makes creative use of science and technology. You will study alongside students from the Degree in Design and Innovation, masters and other programmes, enriching your training. 

  • Gender equality in engineering.
    The Spanish Engineering Observatory considers the incorporation of women into the profession as key, currently only accounting for 20% of all engineers in the country. Elisava has worked for many years towards promoting the presence of women in STEM careers. Currently, half of our students on the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering are women.

With the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering you will gain the knowledge and competencies needed to develop a creative attitude towards experimentation, with scientific and humanist criteria that are both relevant and innovative. You will learn to configure new realities and interpret the historical, social, cultural, economic and technological context, as well as to integrate formal sensitivity as part of a project’s process.  

  • Assess the properties of materials and their manufacturing processes for their selection and characterisation. 
  • Apply modelling and simulation techniques to take decisions in the development of a project. 
  • Understand and apply data, from the most abstract to the most concrete. 
  • Apply techniques for graphic expression to be able to visualise and communicate the design and development of a product. 
  • Use the basics of economics and business to manage an organisation, whether as a freelance or in a company. 
  • Produce prototypes to communicate aspects of a project and ensure its technical rationale. 
  • Use scientific methods to integrate research sources into decision-making. 
  • Understand the current industrial reality to be able to work in a professional setting. 
  • Identify emerging technologies that can bring value to a project.

Development and Simulation

Your training will prepare you to move towards the future, providing knowledge of emerging industry 4.0 technologies and using them to innovate and offer viable solutions for products, services or systems. You will acquire a high level of professionalisation, combining mechanical engineering with design, which will prepare you for facing the challenges of the market and industry. This specialisation will train you in the virtual simulation of products and processes, thus allowing you to validate and optimize forms and production processes. We will use the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and Simulation Driven Design methodologies to design industrializable products. Simulation will not only be a tool for validation and structural calculation, but will also form part of the design process, as a creative tool and as a driver of innovation that enables the proposed solutions to be further developed and optimised.

Management and Data

With this specialisation, you will obtain a profile that combines software engineering with design. You will apply emerging technologies related to data, programming, electronics, sensors and information management to innovate in the user experience and business models. You will master the tools to technically manage data in all phases of the project methodology. This specialisation will allow you to move from a paradigm focused on the product to the design and development of product-service systems. You will apply all the tools and skills acquired in computer engineering, robotics, industry 4.0, big data, machine learning (ML) and information visualization projects. For example, you will carry out a project to use motion capture tools (Mocap) with the body, to explore ways of designing the interior of an autonomous vehicle, designing first the interior use experience and, finally, the exterior space. This represents a paradigm shift in design methodology in the automotive sector.

Design and Materials 

With this specialisation you will gain a transdisciplinary profile, enabling you to integrate knowledge of different areas in the design process, such as material science and engineering, digital fabrication, sustainability or biomedical engineering. You will acquire the skills needed to define proposals in synergy with the natural world, with criteria focused on the environment and local industry, to go beyond the concept of sustainability and thereby achieve a positive environmental impact through regenerative design. You will experiment with both natural and synthetic materials on different scales, taking into account social, cultural, scientific, technological, aesthetic and sustainable factors. You will hone your capacity for research, experimentation and reflection, your approach to social and environmental regeneration, as well as to the conceptualisation process through the material driven design methodology, experimentation and scientific speculation (future vision). You will increase your practical knowledge for validating technical proposals with scientific rigour. 

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“Elisava gave me many tools and knowledge. I understood the design process, I got to know new materials and I understood the importance of simulation. During my fourth year I did a ten month internship at Triton Submarines. As soon as I finished my degree, the company offered me an indefinite contract as an engineer”
Oriol Povill, Development and Simulation 

"The knowledge acquired at Elisava gave me access to my first jobs at Toyota and Deloitte. My recommendation is that you take advantage of the projects to explore beyond what is "correct" or "normal". Elisava will provide you with a unique environment to launch more complex concepts and tools to land them”
Jordi Batlló, Management and Data 

“In third year I did my internship at Simon and once I graduated, they hired me. Thanks to all the knowledge and projects that are carried out at the university, you have a solid base that allows you to specialize and develop your career where you feel best”
Clara Batiste, Design and Materials

On completing your degree you can work in sectors like:

  • Mobility and transport: Design and development of vehicles and components for this sector (cars, motorbikes, bicycles and electric scooters, aeroplanes, autonomous mobility and urban mobility…). 
  • Digital fabrication: Implementation of parametric and 3D tools (3D modelling, 3D visualisation, 3D printing). Use and development of additive fabrication-3D printing technologies in the field of industry, academia and research and development.
  • Consumer electronics: Design and development of products and electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, electronic accessories and smart fabrics. 
  • Wearables: Integration of new materials and digital technology in fabrics and electronic accessories.
  • Digital applications: Design and development of websites, mobile apps, the Internet of things or augmented reality, virtual reality or artificial intelligence applications.
  • Sport: Design and development of products and clothing, footwear and accessories for improving and optimising sporting performance.
  • Footwear: Design and development of footwear that considers aspects like personalisation through digital fabrication and environmental, social and economic sustainability.
  • Packaging: Design and development of containers and packaging (large-scale consumption, food, e-commerce or eco-packaging), considering formal and functional factors, relating technique and industry with the design of glass, plastic, metal, lamination, paper or cardboard packaging.
  • Biomedicine: Design and development of solutions for hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and the biomedical sector, in products like prostheses, laboratory tools, packaging machinery, medical devices, etc.
  • Sustainability: Design, development and science for the transition towards a circular economy, with a focus on material selection and the environmental design and assessment of products.

The following professional areas will be available to you:

  • Private sector. You can work as an engineer in companies, studios, technical offices, research centres and technical, design, research, project-focused and new product development departments in any industrial sector, undertaking:
    • Analysis and diagnosis of products and processes. 
    • Product, service and system design.
    • Industrial ergonomics and aesthetics for industrial products and processes.
    • Product, system or service development, shape calculation and solution development with modelling or simulation, development and optimisation of products and manufacturing processes.
    • Market analysis and detection of opportunities; diagnostics in innovation and business strategy.
    • Project management.
  • Entrepreneurialism. You will be able to create your own business, company or start-up, for example, by building on your Final Degree Project or other project.
  • Consultancy. You will be able to work as a consultant in industrial design and product, system and service development.
  • Research, development and innovation. You will be able to work undertaking research in public or private centres (universities, public research bodies or technological centres) and in R&D&I departments in public or private companies.
  • Public or private teaching. 

90% of our students find work in the months following the completion of their degree. In addition, 80% would repeat Degree and University, according to AQU Catalunya.

The employment rate in the engineering sector is over 98%, according to the Spanish Engineering Observatory.

Alumni of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Engineering you may know:

  • Oriol Bertomeu (Grifols)
  • Clara Batiste (SIMON)
  • Aleix Inglés (Samsung, Reino Unido)
  • Ana Sanchís (HP)
  • Meritxell Pujol (IKEA) 
  • Cesar Rojo (Cero Design)
  • Mireia Vilalta (Danone)
  • David Matanzas (AIRK Drones)
  • Ivan Pajares (IDNEO)
  • Eduard Niubó (Rücker Lypsa)
  • Marta González (SEAT)
  • Marc Illan (Adidas)
  • Raquel Ojeda (LEGO - Dinamarca)
  • José F. López-Aguilar (OIKO)
  • Alex Casabó (ÀNIMA)
  • José Maria Solanes (SEAT-CUPRA) 
  • Xavier Tutó (IAM3DHUB - Leitat)
  • Elena Vivas (Reebok)

For Elisava, contact with the business and institutional sector is one of the central pillars of the training we offer. Our relations and collaborations with different companies and institutions form part of our day-to-day at the school.

Throughout your time here you will be able to participate in workshops, academic projects and other activities undertaken in collaboration with companies and institutions like Adidas MakerLAB, Albufera, Anima, ARKK, Eurecat, Hospital Clínic, Clínica Teknon, HyperloopTT, IAM3D HUB, Girbau, Puig, Quadpack, Triton Submarines, HP, Merck, Danone, SEAT, Cero Design, AIRK Drones, Oiko Design Office, 3D PORT, TRITON submarines, Fab Labs,, Santa & Cole, TMB,  BCN3D, Leitat, Staubli, Lékué,, Stark Future, Altair, Capgemini, VIBIA,Roca, Ficosa, Tech Barcelona, Zerotoinfitnity, GPA Seabots, PUIG, IKEA, Nestlé, among others.

Once you have obtained 120 credits, you will undertake curricular placements (24 ECTS) and/or extracurricular placements in leading companies in the sector. The curricular placements will help you better understand your professional identity and learn more about the sector you would like to work in. This experience will allow you to learn and acquire the knowledge and resources needed for entering the professional sphere. 

Another one of the cornerstones for enriching your training is the student exchange and mobility programme. We have agreements with the world’s top universities in the world of design and engineering. We participate in exchange, cooperation and research programmes with over 80 academic institutions, education centres, universities and research institutes across the world.

Included among the universities we have agreements with are: Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany), RMIT - Melbourne (Australia), FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Austria), FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Graz, Austria), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Vancouver, Canada), Tongji University (Shanghai, China), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU (Trondheim, Norway), TU Eindhoven (Holland), Faculty of Technology and Design (Delft, Holland).

The first year of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering comprises subjects that provide an understanding of industrial design engineering and take a closer look at its transdisciplinary profile.The “Fórum” project is a learning space in which you can explore cross-cutting themes in the different subjects, like form, communication and sustainability.

In the second year, we’ll give you a global vision of the future of the profession. You can experiment with the latest emerging technologies, from the automation of production processes to the use of living materials. 

The third year is the year for innovation, when you apply the knowledge you have gained in the product, system or service design and development process of your specialisation. Or, if you would like to create your own profile, you can choose different elective subjects from other specialisations, including from the Degree in Design and Innovation. As of the third year, you can undertake extracurricular placements and/or go on Erasmus and study a semester in a university abroad.

The fourth year is a year for professionalisation. During this year you undertake your Final Degree Project (TFG) in a company or institution, in which you will demonstrate your own personal stance. You undertake your curricular placements (24 ECTS) in leading companies, institutions or research centres in the sector, thereby ensuring your smooth incorporation into the professional sphere.

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Year 1

Semester 1

General and scientifically based introduction to materials in engineering, starting from basic atomic and molecular models. Study of the main families of materials (metals, polymers, composites, ceramics, biological materials) and their properties. In-depth study of concepts such as bioengineering, circularity and sustainability of materials.

Algebra and Calculus
Fundamental mathematical concepts and calculation tools applicable to engineering. Computational application of mathematics as a design tool. In algebra, the emphasis is placed on geometric vision and transformations in space. In calculus, on the other hand, on the representation of curves and surfaces, and on the applications of derivatives and integrals.

Fundamentals of Programming
Programming languages in industrial design engineering: creation of variables, conditional sentences, control structures, definition of functions and object orientation. Programming applied to engineering: examples in different fields such as mathematical resolution, tangible programming, robotics, motion analysis, data visualisation and app programming.  

Artistic Expression
Basic graphic communication skills through drawing, photography and graphic design work to structure, communicate and give expressiveness to the communication of engineering projects.

Design Methodology
Methodological basis of the design process in engineering, in order to strengthen research, experimentation, design and communication skills. Basic knowledge of systemic analysis and the scientific method necessary to investigate and reason a product design and development process.
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Semester 2

Materials Physics
Learn the physical properties of materials, mainly mechanical, in order to make a correct and optimal selection of materials for product development in sustainable industrial design engineering. In the science laboratory you will experiment with metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.

Calculation and simulation of the optimisation of a product at the structural and mechanical performance level. Study of the statics of mechanical systems, the bases of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and the application of power balance to solve mechanical systems and specific technical problems.

Computer-Aided Design
Introduction to 3D parametric modelling for product design and development and its communication. It focuses on 4 key aspects: recognising and shaping two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric forms of a product using 3D parametric software; considering different strategies in parametric modelling; solving problems in modelling and 3D assembly joints; and organising the different components of the representation of a product in 2D and 3D (ENG).  

Electrical and Electronic Technology
Observe and understand the different technologies associated with electrical and electronic circuits, magnetic phenomena and different types of motors. The theoretical basis will be combined with practical cases of tangible programming, applicable to the different stages of development of products, systems and services.

Aesthetics and Design
Learning to understand objects from the culture of form, acquiring the necessary knowledge for the historical, social, cultural and formal analysis of an object or design. By carrying out two projects, this knowledge is integrated into the process of design, development and prototyping of everyday objects with technological elements.

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Year 2

Semester 3  

Industrial processes  
Introduction to manufacturing processes for the different families of materials: ceramics, metals, polymers and composites. From moulding to additive manufacturing, including machining, injection moulding and cold forming. The technological aspects of the design and development process of a product and the technical decisions of a product are studied in depth, defining the materials of which it is composed and the manufacturing processes (ENG). 

Structural Calculation  
Dimensioning structural elements subjected to combined stresses, analysing mechanical systems (products) and evaluating the loads that act and the stresses they cause. Students will learn to calculate the stresses and deformations in elastic regime and to dimension elements with the appropriate safety factor, applying the corresponding failure criterion to each material. 

Statistical Methods  
Methodology necessary to be able to carry out statistical calculations in the descriptive and inferential area. Proper application of data collection methods, working with random variables and being able to define probability distributions. Carrying out confidence intervals to guarantee the reliability of the data, linear regression and correlation techniques to make hypotheses based on the data collected.  

Graphic Expression  
Basis for graphic communication using sketch drawing techniques and CAD programmes. Starting point to achieve knowledge of graphic representation in engineering through the creation of industrial assemblies and the exploded view of their components, including the representation applying the regulations for manufacturing plans, tolerances and finishes.  

Design and Experimentation Project  
Introduction to the project from a more explorative and experimental point of view, with scientific knowledge as the starting point for research. The role of the technical documentation of scientific research in justifying the decisions taken will be explored in depth. A briefing or problem to be solved is proposed in order to implement project techniques and methodologies that allow a solid value proposal to be reached.

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Semester 4  

Materials Technology  
Study and understand the principles that govern the behaviour of matter from an optical, thermodynamic and fluid point of view. Analysis of optical phenomena such as reflection/refraction, scattering and polarisation with existing materials. Heat transmission: conduction, induction, convection and radiation, as well as the fundamental notions of fluids and their behaviour on a micro and macro scale.  

Computer Aided Manufacturing  
Design of products for their manufacture and assembly: design of parts for the production process, solving the systems of joints and mechanical assemblies of the product and generating the corresponding technical documentation. Industrial technologies and digitalisation systems for their manufacture will be studied in depth.  

Technology and Interaction  
Technology and user experience. Methodologies for specifying the architecture of interactive products, systems and services, in order to attend to the whole life cycle: usability, functionality, manufacture, distribution and rejection. User experience techniques to make design decisions, adapting the product to the different cultural, social, economic, ethical and gender perspective realities (ENG).  

Technological Project Management  
Different business models, ways of managing a project and market studies. Techniques for managing teams, leading departments. Tools and resources for delegating tasks and monitoring objectives. Emphasis on management with a gender perspective.  

Development and Sustainability Project  
Introduction to industrial ecology projects through the application of sustainable, economic and social analysis techniques, applied to the life cycle of a product, system and/or service. Study of existing methodologies and current regulations, and preparation of documentation for technical feasibility.

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Year 3

Semester 5  

Advanced Materials  
Study of the different families of materials (ceramic, metallic and polymeric) within a framework of sustainability and circularity of materials. Design and development of new circular technical materials through the revaluation of waste. Creation of new materials suitable for additive manufacturing or the creation of composites.  

Optimisation of the mechanical behaviour of a product with simulation tools. Analysis of complex mechanical mechanisms and systems, dimensioned for their function and to comply with the corresponding safety factor. Definition of the boundary conditions and material properties with simulation tools to obtain the stresses and displacements of the garment.  

Mechatronics and Robotics  
History of robotics. Definition of the technologies associated with robotics, as well as the different types of robots, and domestic and industrial applications. Knowledge of complex mechanisms, analysis of forces, speeds and degrees of freedom, analysis of critical positions, optimisation of mechanisms and technical redesign applied to robotics.  

Electives - to choose 1 subject (see end of syllabus)*  

Semester 6  

Electives - to choose 4 subjects (see the end of the syllabus)* 

Year 4

Semester 7  

Design Research  
Introduction to design research and the techniques and tools of scientific research applicable to the design and development of a project. Research methodologies for the design process taking into account the different cultural, social, economic, ethical and gender realities. The context of application will be the previous research of the final degree project with the aim of guiding the first explorations and arriving at a value proposal (ENG).    

External Internships I and II  
Application of the knowledge and skills obtained during the degree in a professional environment, whether in institutions, companies or research centres. Development and reflection on professional identity in a practical way and in context.  


Semester 8

Electives - to choose 1 subject (see end of syllabus)*  

Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
Definition and development of a business plan for the Final Degree Project or any other project created at school or personally. Analysis of its life cycle, assessing its industrial implications, business organisation, financing and profitability in the current legal-fiscal framework, in order to achieve a successful situation (ENG).

Communication & Academic Writing  
Tools and strategies for visual, oral and written communication of a project, aimed at the scientific community and society in general. Application in the Final Degree Project or any other project to be developed, both at an academic and business level (ENG).  

Final Degree Project  
Development of the Final Degree Project based on the student's own proposal or in collaboration with institutions, companies or research centres. It will have a theoretical foundation, a research methodology, a formal and technical development, an economic viability study and a final documentation and presentation. 

Elective subjects

Design and Materials Specialisation

Materials Project  
Design and development of a product (or applied technology) based on a material and its properties. Creation of a functional prototype that integrates the researched material, the integral communication of the research and the results in a scientific, cultural, social and economic context.  

Design and Biomaterials  
Study and experimentation with materials of biological origin and/or materials suitable for biological interaction or biomaterials. Introduction to advanced biological materials, implantation in living systems, and tissue engineering. 3D and 4D printing for digital fabrication of living tissues and systems. Natural microstructures and nanomaterials.  

Sustainability and Regeneration  
Holistic view of sustainability and in-depth analysis of the life cycle of a product, system or service. Interpretation of data on the ecological, economic and social impact of the process of design, manufacture and use of products, systems and services as a principle for regenerating the local economic, social and industrial fabric.  

Hybrid and Sensoric Materials  
Exploration and creation of hybrid materials, combining organic and inorganic materials, and techniques such as screen printing, printed electronics, textiles and additive manufacturing. Exploration of external layers with interactive properties on the body in the form of wearables and second skins.  


Development and Simulation Specialisation

Simulation Project  
Management and development of a real engineering project through virtual validation of the product. Application of digital technologies used by industry, and emerging simulation tools that support manufacturing, assembly and use.  

Structural and Multiphysics Simulation  
Design based on simulation and finite element analysis. Structural simulation as a validation and design tool. Design generation from topological optimisation and multiphysics simulation.  

Kinematic and Dynamic Simulation  
Creation of complex kinematic connections of mechanical systems. Evaluation of the technical requirements necessary for the design and operation of a product. Interpretation and evaluation of the results obtained in a kinematic and dynamic simulation of a mechanism. Optimisation of the movement of a product.  

Implementation and Technical Development  
Management of the product life cycle during development, technical validation and production by means of a case study. Development-based industrial implementation for the manufacture, function and assembly of components, under the standards of manufacturing processes and quality.  


Management and Data Specialisation

Data Project  
Integration in the company of a process of innovation and control of the production system to be competitive in today's changing context. Application of processes to experiment and validate the integration of innovation, to be able to make the right decisions, implement them and organise human teams.

Intelligent Manufacturing and Systems  
Digital technologies for the development, manufacture and distribution of a product, system and service. Application in the contexts of Industry 4.0, the maker world and the new digital craftsmanship.  

Connected Ecosystems  
Fundamentals of communication between devices (wifi, bluetooth or radio-frequency communication). Creation of architectures for the management of data captured by sensors and processing of this information with basic artificial intelligence systems.  

Data Analysis and Visualisation  
Tools for the analysis and correct visualisation of data, in a panorama in which there is more and more information. Creation of different visualisations and representations, with an artistic approach. 

Transversal Elective subjects of the Degree in Design

Crossover Project  
Development of cross-cutting projects: work with teams from different design specialities and interpretation of knowledge from different fields. Communication strategies using different media (ENG). 

Graphic Design Project  
Learning the structure of the phases of a project: from the research and analysis of a specific assignment, to the study of graphic systems, the application in different supports and, finally, the phase of standardisation and production.  

Product Design Project  
From the human to the machine. Approach to speculative and technological product design. Specific project methodologies to design prospective proposals. New Realities: Rethinking Post-COVID 2025 and Global Warming 2030 scenarios. Technology and well-being: Designing products through the monitoring of health data to improve people's lives.  

Space Design Project  
Development of methodologies that allow the definition of the project of spaces for public use in the different phases, from the relationship with the site on a physical, cultural and social level, to the distribution of spaces and construction details.  

Interactive Experience Design Project  
Review of concepts and theoretical perspectives and a tour of interactive projects in the field of design, digital arts and electronic arts. Ideation and construction of a physical interface that responds to possible future scenarios.  

Processes and Materials Workshop: Graphic Design  
Advanced text composition, kerning control, tracking and P&J, design and use of complex grids and typographic font design. Knowledge and recognition of materials, supports for graphic production and their relationship with production systems.  

Processes and Materials Workshop: Product Design  
Learning through theoretical and practical exercises to learn about and experiment with new industrial processes and materials, digital manufacturing technologies and new materials.  

Processes and Materials Workshop: Design of Spaces  
Workshop to learn details and construction systems, and to carry out the control of the sustainability of a project (environmental and well-being impact in the context of space).  

Processes and Materials Workshop: Designing Interactive Experiences  
Conceptualisation, design and construction of a prototype that, from its different components, allows students to acquire knowledge about creative programming with Arduino, electronic circuits, and the manufacture of interactive objects to link the physical world with the digital world. 

Simultaneous Studies Programme

In addition, as of your third year you can simultaneously study the Degree in Design and Innovation as well, and thereby obtain two university degrees in six years. A space of interaction between creativity and technology, where creative skills and technical preparation feed back.

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Master in Industrial Design Engineering

Oscar Tomico, PhD

Oscar Tomico, PhD

Head of Studies
Dr. Javier Peña
Javier Peña

Dr. Javier Peña

Managing Director
Jessica Fernández, PhD

Jessica Fernández, PhD

Coordinator of Industrial Design Engineering Projects Area
Marta Janeras

Marta Janeras

Coordinator of the Development and Simulation Area
Dr. Jonathan Chacón

Dr. Jonathan Chacón

Coordinator of the Development and Simulation Area
Dr. Marta González
Marta González

Dr. Marta González

Head of the ​​Materials Area
Dr. Juan Crespo
 Juan Crespo

Dr. Juan Crespo

Head of Science and Technology Area
Dr. Laura Clèries
Dra. Laura Clèries

Dr. Laura Clèries

Scientific Director
Director of Elisava Research
Dr. Pere Llorach

Dr. Pere Llorach

Professor of the Materials Area
Dr. Martin Andreas Koch

Dr. Martin Andreas Koch

Professor of the Science and Technology Area
Dr. Anna del Corral

Dr. Anna del Corral

Academic coordinator of the Expression, Representation and Data Area
Xavi Riudor

Xavi Riudor

Director of the Master's Degree in Product Design and Development and the Postgraduate in Product Development