Master in Industrial Engineering

Program Presentation

The Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering is a reference program that, through a new academic joint focused on the research and development of both scientific knowledge and business organization, is the source of generation of skills and sustainable solutions to respond to the needs and challenges of the industrial field.

Students who successfully complete this master's degree will be qualified to:

  • Understand the integral stage of industrial productive activity.
  • Analyze complex problems or opportunities related to this discipline detected in organizations, with methodological rigor and based on updated knowledge that enables to develop a structured and systemic thinking.
  • Manage consulting projects to improve the organizations performance according to the accepted international standards.
  • Design a logistics system that complies with the level of service required by the customer. Design a quality management system of an organization based on quality models and international certifications.
  • Manage the full life cycle of any industrial activity: from the initial idea and drafting of a project’s foundations until its final execution, management and control, through the processing of all the necessary authorizations and licenses.
  • Develop leadership roles, necessary to become an agent of change in the country's transformation dynamics.

Who is the programme for?

The Master's Degree Program in Industrial Engineering is directed toward multiple professional profiles, since the diversity of specialization itineraries offered has a place in all the functional areas of the industry.

  • Graduates in engineering and exact sciences. They are professionals with the ideal profile for this master's degree, as they have the technical bases of the core subjects and have the facility to pursue successfully the subsequent core subjects.
  • Graduates in economic-administrative areas. They are professionals in areas that, for this program’s purposes, are considered to be related because they have a solid basis in the administration of resources and exploration of scenarios both financial and organizational. Their knowledge in the processes area, even if they are administrative, provides them with the skills necessary to analyze and optimize them; and in a simple way, enables them to transfer these techniques to the industrial field. These students, depending on their previous training, may need to take some additional training that will be adapted to each case in a personalized way. In general, fundamental knowledge will be taught in the basic subjects.

Diploma

At the end of the program, students will receive a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering diploma, awarded by the University where they are enrolled, from the university network with which FUNIBER collaborates.

Program Structure

The academic program length of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering is two years (24 months).

The amount of credits of the Program will depend on the University where the student is enrolled, the university network with which FUNIBER collaborates and which endorses this Program.

The program starts with two compulsory blocks to be carried out during the first year: basic subjects and core subjects.

In the third semester, students will take one of the elective modules that make up the specialty subjects.

During the second and third semester, students will take research seminars I and II, in which they will have to develop with the assigned tutor’s support the protocol of the Master's Degree Final Project.

In the fourth semester, students will develop their Master's Degree Final Project with their Thesis Director’s advice.

  CREDITS1 TEMPORARY UNIT
1st Part: Basic Subjects (Compulsory) 36 1st Semester
2nd Part: Core Subjects (Compulsory) 35 2nd Semester
3rd Part: Specialty Subjects (Elective) 35 3rd Semester
4th Part: Master’s Degree Final Project (Compulsory) 15 4th Semester
TOTAL 121 24 months

1. The amount of credits of the Program will depend on the University where the student is enrolled, the university network with which FUNIBER collaborates and which endorses this Program.

Objectives

General objective

  • Training specialists of a multidisciplinary profile in the main areas of knowledge of the industrial engineering, which contribute to the search for technical solutions in a sustainable manner and develop a modern business leadership that enables the formation of working groups that are efficient in raising the organizations performance.

Specific objectives

  • Promoting the learning of theoretical and practical elements in fields related to industrial activities.
  • Promoting scientific research to raise integral technical solutions to problems of industrial organizations with a focus on sustainability.
  • Training professionals with the skills required to work in management positions in industrial organizations.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering are the following:

  • Management of organizational consultancy projects, with an international perspective.
  • Design and implementation of Logistics systems.
  • Automation of industrial processes.
  • Design and management of agro-industrial systems.
  • Operations administration.
  • Design and implementation of Quality Management systems.
  • Project Management Office.
  • Project management of technological innovation and knowledge.

However, its great technical basis, its logistic vision, and its adaptation capacity make that Industrial Engineers can be found in virtually any responsibility position in companies of any sector, not only in the industry.

Study Plan

The Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering has a curricular structure based on 4 training parts:

  • 1st PART: BASIC SUBJECTS

The aim of these subjects is that students learn knowledge, skills and attitudes considered a basis for an optimal use of this Master's Degree. It integrates subjects focused on topics that are considered precedents or constitute a necessary basis for the learning of the core and specialty subjects.

The Basic Subjects are shown in the following table:

1st PART: BASIC SUBJECTS
# SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Operations Management and Administration 6
2 Industrial Processes Engineering 6
3 Quality Management:ISO 9001 and Auditing 6
4 Occupational Risk Prevention: OHSAS 18001 6
5 Environmental Management: ISO 14001 6
6 Integrated Management Systems: Quality, Environment and Prevention 6
TOTAL 36
  • 2nd PART: CORE SUBJECTS

Core subjects are key subjects for a professional profile in the field of industrial engineering, from an integral vision.

The Core Subjects are shown in the following table:

2nd PART: CORE SUBJECTS
# SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Integration of Business Management Systems 6
2 Project Planning and Management 6
3 Project Evaluation 6
4 Management Techniques and Organizational Leadership 6
5 Strategic Management of Human Resources 6
6 Resolution/Transformation of Conflicts in the Organizational field 6
7 Research Seminar I 5
TOTAL 41
  • 3rd PART: SPECIALTY SUBJECTS

The aim of the Specialty Subjects is that students learn knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow them to obtain advanced training and focused on the professional specialization, in different fields of Industrial Engineering application.

The Specialty Subjects are shown in the following table, organized by itineraries of specialization. The student must choose an itinerary, among the different itineraries of specialization:

INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AUTOMATION
# SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Integration of Mechatronic Systems 6
2 Robotic Systems 6
3 Automation and Control 6
4 Production Management 6
5 Logistics 6
6 Research Seminar II 5
TOTAL 35
AGRO-INDUSTRY
# SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Agro-industrial Systems 6
2 Facilities Planning and Distribution 6
3 Production Engineering in the Agro-Food Industry 6
4 Technology of Agro-Food Industries 6
5 Logistics 6
6 Research Seminar II 5
TOTAL 35
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
# SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Production Management 6
2 Business Administration and Management 6
3 Coaching 6
4 Logistics 6
5 Facilities Planning and Distribution 6
6 Research Seminar II 5
TOTAL 35
  • 4th PART: MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

The Master’s Degree Final Project (MDFP) is the development of an applied project, which provides novelty to the field of knowledge of the program of studies. The MDFP should be developed according to the guidelines and standards required for an activity of this kind. Throughout the whole process, the student can rely on the advice of academic staff, and on a director of MDFP, who is an expert in the object of study.

4th PART: MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT
# SUBJECTS
1 Master’s Degree Final Project

Description of the Subjects

1st PART: BASIC SUBJECTS

  1. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

    This subject covers the activities included in the management of operations and logistics from the more strategic aspects linked to long-term decisions, as the design and the definition of the product (what do we offer?) and the design and analysis of the process (how do we get it?), passing by the tactical decisions and operational planning present in the activity in the short to medium term (how much, how and where do we offer it?), with the undisputed support of the logistics activities that make the plan viable.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    DESIGN OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: PREDICTION, PLANNING AND CONTROL
    SYNCHRONIZED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS.
    SUPPLIES CHAIN MANAGEMENT.
    LOGISTICS PLANNING AND THEIR AREAS
    THE ROLE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY.
  2. INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES ENGINEERING

    The subject is oriented to the understanding, analysis and interpretation of the charts and equipment employed in the industry processes, as well as in the implementation of the Industrial Engineering concepts to industrial companies in the field of manufacturing processes and equipment.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCESS INDUSTRY.
    INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCESS ENGINEERING.
    DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHARTS, TABLES AND SYMBOLS OF THE MOST COMMON EQUIPMENT IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY
    CHARTS ANALYSIS
    ANALYSIS OF TYPE PROCESSES IN THE INDUSTRY
  3. QUALITY MANAGEMENT ISO 9001 AND AUDITING

    The quality management systems are mostly based on the international standard ISO 9001 or on models of business excellence, such as the European EFQM.

    From a practical approach, this subject is an ideal for those who need to implement a quality management system, either by the demand of their customers or the obligation to comply with the existing legal regulations in the sector.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    THE DAY-TO-DAY WITH THE ISO 9001 STANDARD.
    QUALITY AUDITING
    APPENDICES.
  4. OCCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION OHSAS 18001

    This subject allows the student to identify business requirements in the field of prevention and apply the different techniques for the control of occupational risks, with the aim of achieving an effective development of human management in the prevention management. In this sense, the knowledge and skills necessary to set up an occupational risk prevention management system based on the OHSAS 18001 are provided.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKING AND HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM.
    ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY AT WORK.
    STUDY OF SOME TECHNIQUES FOR PREVENTION.
    MANAGEMENT AND INTEGRATION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL RISKS PREVENTION.
  5. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISO 14001

    The aim of this subject is to describe the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a tool that organizes and formalizes the procedures that the company makes when takes into account the environmental aspects in all its activities. In addition, the steps required for the implementation of this instrument of environmental management are set out in a didactic and clear way. This instrument is aimed at the environment protection and the reduction of the international trade barriers.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEASURES.
    COMPANY’S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMS).
    ISO 14001 STANDARD: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
    CASE STUDY: DIDACTIC STUDY OF AN IMPLEMENTATION.
  6. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: QUALITY, ENVIRONMENT AND PREVENTION

    This subject provides the basics on the integration of management systems: quality, environment and occupational risk prevention, providing ideas on the implications of organizational behavior in reference to the integration and, in turn, of the integration project on the human factor. Moreover, the various elements and activities of the integrated management are analyzed.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    INTEGRATION PROCESS: DETERMINANTS, ADVANTAGES AND DIFFICULTIES.
    STAGES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
    ELEMENTS AND AGENTS INVOLVED IN THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT.
    DOCUMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

2nd PART: CORE SUBJECTS

  1. INTEGRATION OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    The overall objective of this subject is to be a motivator in order to integrate the organizations through systems that treat the information as daily work material and that add value to it as an asset. All of the concepts and theories necessary to know and understand the fundamentals of corporate integration are exposed, as well as the whole spectrum of existing systems and technologies and the need to integrate.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    CORPORATE AND TECHNOLOGICAL INTEGRATION.
    BUSINESS PLANNING (ERP, ENTERPRISE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT)
    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL ERA.
    SUPPLIER RELATIONS SYSTEMS (SCM - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT)
    CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM)
  2. PROJECT EVALUATION

    This subject is designed to help students develop the concepts and skills necessary to involve them efficiently in the development of the projects evaluation of various implications. These concepts and knowledge will be achieved effectively through the development of a methodology of analysis that aims to define whether a project complies or not with the proposed aims, not only from the economic point of view, but also in relation to the proposed social and technical reach.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    INTEGRAL VISION ON THE PROJECT EVALUATION.
    CASH FLOW FOR THE PROJECT EVALUATION.
    INDICATORS OF PROFITABILITY.
    RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE PROJECT EVALUATION.
    SOCIAL PROJECTS AND PUBLIC INVESTMENT EVALUATION.
  3. PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

    This subject exposes how resources must be distributed over time toward the implementation of a business project, and how they should organize themselves to achieve a stable work planning in accordance with the priorities and objectives. This implies knowing and analyzing both the motivation and the needs of human and non-human resources, those involved in the tasks execution to be carried out to ensure the success of the project based on the wishes and needs of all the users involved in its implementation.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    PLANNING AND DIAGNOSIS PROCESSES OF PROBLEMS IN THE PROJECTS MANAGEMENT.
    CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPING OBJECTIVES AND SETTING PRIORITIES.
    ESTIMATE OF COSTS AND RESOURCES.
    DEFINITION, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT.
  4. MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

    The aim of this subject is to be familiar with and deepen in the styles of leadership and administration, their relationship, differences, importance and theoretical approaches, as well as the skills and abilities necessary for their exercise. This subject also interprets the administration and leadership as two complementary, holistic, systemic and integrator and determinant processes in the effectiveness of an organization.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    IMPORTANCE AND EXTENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
    THEORETICAL APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP.
    LEADERSHIP STYLES: AUTHORITY, CONTROL AND POWER.
    SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF THE LEADER AND THE EXECUTIVE.
  5. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    The aim of this subject is to design the conceptual and methodological framework in order to recognize the strategic and systemic approach of the current Human Resources Management (HRM) as a process that enables to diagnose, project and control it. The subject focuses on the current conceptions of the strategic administration and in a functional model of HRM and its technology, along with the strategic planning of human resources and optimization of templates.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
    THE HUMAN TALENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATION.
    TECHNOLOGY FOR THE HRM DIAGNOSIS, PROJECTION AND CONTROL.
    OPTIMIZATION OF TEMPLATES AND MAIN TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE INDICATORS.
  6. RESOLUTION/TRANSFORMATION OF CONFLICTS IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL FIELD

    The subject makes a detailed analysis of the conflict and negotiation in the context of organizations and especially with regard to labor relations. This subject enables to know and understand the theoretical and practical aspects related to the conflict and the most used resolution strategies; it also analyzes the skills and techniques that lead to the development of competencies necessary to resolve the conflicts that happen in the labor-business field.

    Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

    INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT THEORIES IN ORGANIZATIONS
    PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE CONFLICT IN THE LABOR RELATIONS
    STRATEGIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS
    STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES OF NEGOTIATION IN THE BUSINESS AREA
  7. RESEARCH SEMINAR I

3rd PART: SPECIALTY SUBJECTS

  1. ITINERARY 1 - INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AUTOMATION

    1. INTEGRATION OF MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS

      This subject trains students in the design, selection, implementation, innovation and maintenance of mechatronic systems. These are able to monitor, control and/or automate the operations of plants or industrial processes that favor the production systems by using tools, industrial networks, real-time applications, sequential and continuous controllers in addition to other emerging technologies that increase the efficiency and/or the added value of their products, by promoting a sustainable development.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      DESIGN OF ISOLATED SYSTEMS.
      METHODOLOGY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCESSES
      INDUSTRIAL PROTOCOLS
      HYBRID SYSTEMS
      CONTROLLERS.
    2. ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

      After the study of this subject, the student will be able to propose and implement solutions in the automation of industrial manufacturing processes through the selection and application of robotic manipulators, to ensure the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these processes. The most important elements of robotics will be observed, as the mechanical structure, transmissions and reducers, actuators, internal sensors, and programming, among others.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      ROBOT MORPHOLOGY AND PROGRAMMING.
      KINEMATICS: SYSTEMS OF COORDINATES, RIGID MOVEMENT, HOMOGENEOUS TRANSFORMATIONS AND OTHERS.
      DYNAMICS: ELUER – LAGRANGE, NEWTON – EULER Y D’ALAMBERT
      CONTROL AND PLANNING OF ROBOT TRAJECTORIES.
    3. AUTOMATION AND CONTROL

      This subject reveals the role played by the programmable controllers and control methods in their application within the field of industrial organization technology. This subject will also instruct the student in the design and implementation of automation, as well as in the implementation of the programmable logic control technique for the realization of industrial automation.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      GENERAL CONCEPTS ON PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATON.
      GRAFCET.
      AUTOMATON NETWORKS.
      AUTOMATON MAINTENANCE.
    4. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

      The aim of this subject is to analyze, manage and evaluate a production system of manufacturing or service, in terms of inputs, processes, outputs, information flows, suppliers and customers. The student will also learn about the quality tools and techniques for the achievement of a more efficient management of the organization resources, in a context of international competitiveness.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      THE ROLE OF OPERATIONS.
      TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT.
      STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING.
      PROCESS, TECHNOLOGY AND PROJECTS MANAGEMENT.
    5. LOGISTICS

      This subject enables to learn more about the basic concepts and current trends of the logistics management in an international perspective. In this sense, it describes and systematizes the fundamental aspects related to the costs, inventories, distribution and customs and tariff elements, and their impact on the logistics that is developed internationally.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS: ENVIRONMENT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
      STRATEGY AND PLANNING OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN.
      STRUCTURE AND ELEMENTS OF THE LOGISTICS COSTS.
      INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL.
      LOGISTICS OF RESOURCES PLANNING AND DEPLOYMENT.
      CUSTOMS FORMALITIES.
    6. RESEARCH SEMINAR II
  2. ITINERARY 2 - AGRO-INDUSTRY

    1. AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS

      This subject leads the student to obtain the theoretical and practical knowledge to understand the complexity involved in the agro-industrial systems, which will enable a better decision-making to specify options for the development of agro-industrial companies at different scales of the market. The subject will study the agro-industrial systems and expose the design of an agro-industrial system within a production chain.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      CHARACTERIZATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS.
      MARKET CONTEXTS OF THE AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS.
      ELEMENTS, SITUATION AND PROBLEMS OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS.
      PRODUCTIVE CHAINS AND AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS.
      ELEMENTS FOR THE DESIGN OF AN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM.
    2. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION

      The overall objective of this subject is to decide on the capacity, distribution and location of a company's facilities that will allow conditions of strategic competitiveness. The student will know and understand the factors, variables, and the most relevant technical elements that determine the capacity and distribution of the facilities, as well as its location.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      CAPACITY PLANNING AND TYPES OF FACILITIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION.
      CAPACITY STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR ITS PLANNING.
      USE OF SOFTWARE FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION, PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION.
      FACILITIES GLOBALIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.
      FACTORS AND METHODS FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION.
    3. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN THE AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRY

      The student analyzes the main processes of developing agro-industrial products, using the methodology of improving operations, processes, products, and the theoretical foundations of the process engineering, in order to ensure a basic knowledge from the point of view of the operations and processes that allow an adequate professional performance in the agro-industry. This subject trains students to know auxiliary equipment and machinery of the agri-food industry, waste management and use and technology transfer in the sector.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      PLANNING OF PRODUCTION PLANTS AND PROCESS SYSTEMS.
      DISTRIBUTION IN INDUSTRIAL PLANT AND FACILITIES.
      OPTIMIZATION DESIGN OF AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES OF ANIMAL RAW MATERIALS.
      OPTIMIZATION DESIGN OF AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES OF VEGETAL RAW MATERIALS.
      FOOD SECTOR RECOVERY.
    4. TECHNOLOGIES OF THE AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRY

      This subject enables to know, understand and apply the technology for the production, processing, treatment and conservation of food, by identifying the changes generated by such technology. It also develops the ability to use the auxiliary equipment of the agri-food industry. On the one hand, agri-food industry equipment will be analyzed, and on the other hand, the processes of the sector.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
      REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENTS, PRESSURE DEVICES, BOILERS, STEAM.
      ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT AND INDUSTRIES OF THE AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY.
      FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLATIONS. SAFETY IN FACILITIES AND MACHINERY.
      PRODUCTION, SEPARATIVE AND CONCENTRATION TECHNIQUES IN THE AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY.
      FOOD CONSERVATION AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY.
    5. LOGISTICS

      This subject enables to learn more about the basic concepts and current trends of the logistics management in an international perspective. In this sense, it describes and systematizes the fundamental aspects related to the costs, inventories, distribution and customs and tariff elements, and their impact on the logistics that is developed internationally.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS: ENVIRONMENT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
      STRATEGY AND PLANNING OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN.
      STRUCTURE AND ELEMENTS OF THE LOGISTICS COSTS.
      INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL.
      LOGISTICS OF RESOURCES PLANNING AND DEPLOYMENT.
      CUSTOMS FORMALITIES.
    6. RESEARCH SEMINAR II
  3. ITINERARY 3 - ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

    1. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION

      The overall objective of this subject is to decide on the capacity, distribution and location of a company's facilities that will allow conditions of strategic competitiveness. The student will know and understand the factors, variables, and the most relevant technical elements that determine the capacity and distribution of the facilities, as well as its location.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      CAPACITY PLANNING AND TYPES OF FACILITIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION.
      CAPACITY STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR ITS PLANNING.
      USE OF SOFTWARE FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION, PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION.
      FACILITIES GLOBALIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.
      FACTORS AND METHODS FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION.
    2. SOLID WASTE RECOVERY AND TREATMENT ENGINEERING

      The overall objective of this subject is to address the management of chemical and industrial waste from a non-exclusive perspective, that is to say, involving most of the departments and general policy of the company. Previously, the selective collection is analyzed as a method of waste homogenization and various recovery procedures. Moreover, a presentation of the basic theoretical concepts is made, which enables to easily understand the number of examples of light waste recycling, most of which are destined to construction materials.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      MANAGEMENT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE.
      MANUFACTURING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FROM WASTE.
      VITRIFICATION: A TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WASTE RECOVERY.
      CHEMICAL WASTE RECOVERY.
    3. TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER

      From a technical approach, this subject describes the need to incorporate the environmental dimension of water resources to ensure the conservation, the quality and the rational use of water. After knowing the wastewater characteristics, students study some of the treatments to which this water is subjected in the purification plants. Treatments to which the water intended for human consumption is subjected are outlined and the characteristics of wastewater are shown in detail, depending on the industrial activities that generate it and the most appropriate treatments for each case.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      PURIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER.
      PHYSICAL PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION: FILTRATION.
      CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION.
      TREATMENT BY REVERSE OSMOSIS.
      ION EXCHANGE PROCESSES.
      INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER REUSE
      WATER PURIFICATION.
    4. TREATMENT OF GASEOUS EFFLUENTS

      This subject describes those contaminants that can cause harmful effects on people and their environment, mainly due to the use of fossil fuels in the generation of energy, heating systems and motor vehicles. In addition, the concepts of emission and immission of contaminants and the corrective measures imposed in all industries are set out, to ensure that the permissible levels of quality are not exceeded as long as the installation remains in operation in normal conditions.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      NATURE OF THE AIR POLLUTANTS.
      POLLUTANT DISPERSION IN THE ATMOSPHERE.
      AIR POLLUTION CONTROL.
      SAMPLING OF AIR POLLUTANTS.
      ANALYSIS OF AIR POLLUTANTS.
    5. ENERGY RECOVERY

      In the context of a comprehensive solution for waste recovery, the energy recovery plays a very important role. This subject exposes in detail the main processes of energy recovery to obtain electric energy from the waste that, under other conditions, would be deposited in the landfill. It also makes a thorough review and easily understandable with plenty of example charts of the cogeneration system, as a process used and accepted for the combined production of heat and power.

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      COMPOSITION AND ENERGY CAPACITY OF FUELS.
      COMBUSTION AND THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF WASTE.
      ENERGY RECOVERY OF THE RSU: INCINERATION.
      OTHER ENERGY CONVERSION PROCESSES OF THE WASTE ORGANIC FRACTION.
      COGENERATION.
    6. RESEARCH SEMINAR II
  4. ITINERARY 4 - INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

    1. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

      The aim of this subject is to analyze, manage and evaluate a production system of manufacturing or service, in terms of inputs, processes, outputs, information flows, suppliers and customers. The student will also learn about the quality tools and techniques for the achievement of a more efficient management of the organization resources, in a context of international competitiveness.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      THE ROLE OF OPERATIONS.
      TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT.
      STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING.
      PROCESS, TECHNOLOGY AND PROJECTS MANAGEMENT
    2. BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

      The aim of this subject is that students acquire the basic knowledge, so they are able to understand the operation of a company, its management and organization, and the process of decision-making, especially in the area of production. Always within the quality framework for the application of its principles and methods.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.
      BUSINESS INTEGRATION.
      SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND LAW IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.
    3. COACHING

      The overall objective of this subject is to apply techniques focused on the human team of a company or organization in order to achieve, at the same time, the effectiveness in the results and personal motivation and satisfaction of the work team. It does not matter their position, they are the true authors and those responsible for the company’s competitiveness. First, the theoretical foundations of coaching will be considered in order to understand its process.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      COACHING AS A DEVELOPMENT MODEL.
      PHILOSOPHY OF THE COACHING PROCESS.
      THE RELATIONSHIP COACH - COACHEE.
      TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS OF THE COACHING PROCESS.
      SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF THE COACH.
    4. LOGISTICS

      This subject enables to learn more about the basic concepts and current trends of the logistics management in an international perspective. In this sense, it describes and systematizes the fundamental aspects related to the costs, inventories, distribution and customs and tariff elements, and their impact on the logistics that is developed internationally.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS: ENVIRONMENT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
      STRATEGY AND PLANNING OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN.
      STRUCTURE AND ELEMENTS OF THE LOGISTICS COSTS.
      INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL.
      LOGISTICS OF RESOURCES PLANNING AND DEPLOYMENT.
      CUSTOMS FORMALITIES.
    5. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION

      The overall objective of this subject is to decide on the capacity, distribution and location of a company's facilities that will allow conditions of strategic competitiveness. The student will know and understand the factors, variables, and the most relevant technical elements that determine the capacity and distribution of the facilities, as well as its location.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      CAPACITY PLANNING AND TYPES OF FACILITIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION.
      CAPACITY STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR ITS PLANNING.
      USE OF SOFTWARE FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION, PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION.
      FACILITIES GLOBALIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.
      FACTORS AND METHODS FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION.
    6. RESEARCH SEMINAR II
  5. ITINERARY 5 - R+D

    1. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

      The aim of this subject is to analyze, manage and evaluate a production system of manufacturing or service, in terms of inputs, processes, outputs, information flows, suppliers and customers. The student will also learn about the quality tools and techniques for the achievement of a more efficient management of the organization resources, in a context of international competitiveness.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      THE ROLE OF OPERATIONS.
      TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT.
      STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING.
      PROCESS, TECHNOLOGY AND PROJECTS MANAGEMENT.
    2. INNOVATION PROJECTS

      This subject examines the various areas of design, by examining both the conditions of the context and the user's requirements. It also exposes the trust management, taking into account the quality and the risk; and innovation is studied as a tool for improvement and contribution of value to the product. In this sense, innovation is not just a tangible contribution, but a tool for a sum of value from what is intangible.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      NEW SCENARIOS OF THE DESIGN.
      QUALITY PLANNING, ASSURANCE AND CONTROL.
      CONTROL OF THE PROCESSES AND THE REACH OF OBJECTIVES IN GOOD TIME AND IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER.
      QUALITY PLANS.
      CONCEPTS OF INNOVATION AND VALUE, AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEM.
    3. INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

      The overall objective of this subject is to analyze the relationships between the concepts of innovation, creativity, productivity and competitiveness. It also studies what is related to product design and technological innovation, as well as another important area of innovation management: the industrial and intellectual property. This subject exposes the extent to which technology has impacted from qualitative to quantitative in the areas of product and innovation.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      STRATEGIC INNOVATION.
      CREATIVITY AT THE SERVICE OF PRODUCTION.
      DEMANDS OF COMPETITIVENESS.
      FROM THE CURRENT NETWORK SOCIETY TO THE SOCIETY OF KNOWLEDGE
      ACTORS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION.
      NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL METHODOLOGY FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PATENTS AND COPYRIGHT.
    4. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION

      The overall objective of this subject is to decide on the capacity, distribution and location of a company's facilities that will allow conditions of strategic competitiveness. The student will know and understand the factors, variables, and the most relevant technical elements that determine the capacity and distribution of the facilities, as well as its location.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      CAPACITY PLANNING AND TYPES OF FACILITIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION.
      CAPACITY STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR ITS PLANNING.
      USE OF SOFTWARE FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION, PLANNING AND DISTRIBUTION.
      FACILITIES GLOBALIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.
      FACTORS AND METHODS FOR THE FACILITIES LOCATION.
    5. TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

      This subject aims to explore the concept and the mechanisms of development and innovation and technology transfer in the context of the economy globalization. The technology management is underlined as a response to the emerging technological paradigms and their relationship with the administration of intellectual property rights. The main objective is, therefore, to know the mechanisms through which the processes of innovation, development and technology transfer are developed.

      Some of the topics covered in this subject are the following:

      ANTECEDENTS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION.
      TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION.
      EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION.
      INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
    6. RESEARCH SEMINAR II

4th PART: MASTER’S DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

The procedure for the Final Project realization, from start to finish, is described in the Final Project Rules, accessible from the Virtual Campus. These Rules, structured in three phases, with their corresponding steps, are the guide to be followed by the students in order to develop their Final Project in a satisfactory manner.

Throughout the whole process, the student can rely on the advice of academic staff, and on a director of FP, who is an expert in the object of study.


Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Civil Engineer. Expert in international cooperation projects. Chancellor of the International Iberoamerican University (Mexico).
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Academic Director of the Environment Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Arturo Ortega-Mansilla. PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Barcelona. Electronics Engineer from the University of Barcelona. Telecommunications Engineer from the Ramon Llull, University, Spain. Coordinator of the R+D Area - Projects Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Barcelona. Electronics Engineer from the University of Barcelona. Telecommunications Engineer from the Ramon Llull, University, Spain. Coordinator of the R+D Area - Projects Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. PhD in Project Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Master’s Degree in Project Management and Design, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. Teacher at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dra. Izel Marez. PhD in Projects Engineering. Master's Degree in Environmental Management and Audits.
  • Dra. Alina Eugenia Pascual Barrera. PhD in Marine Science. Expert in dispersion of pollutants. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Victor Jiménez. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Quality and Safety. Teacher at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Fermín Ferriol Sánchez. PhD in Education Sciences from the University of La Habana. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dra. Martha Velasco. PhD in Technological Innovation Projects, Project Management Specialist, Master’s Degree in Management Science and Industrial Engineer. Researcher in Sustainable Development and Social Commitment. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr (c). Saúl Domingo Soriano. PhD in Business Sciences from the University of Leon. Master’s Degree in General Business Management, Institut Català de Tecnologia, Barcelona. Master’s Degree in Consultancy and Information Technologies, E-business, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, Spain. Director of Master's Degree and Specializations Final Projects, FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Diego J. Kurtz. PhD in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the PPGEGC - UFSC (in process). Master's Degree in International Business at the Wiesbaden Business School, Germany. Researcher at the Núcleo de Gestão para a Sustentabilidade (http://www.ngs.ufsc.br/) and Junior Researcher of the Proyecto Dynamic SME (http://www.dynamic-sme.org). Program coordinator and teacher at FUNIBER.
  • Dra (c). Julién Brito Ballester. PhD in Projects from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology, University of La Havana, Cuba. Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Master's Degree in Systemic Coaching from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. International Consultant and Expert in Human Resources Management, Training, Development and Professional Skills.
  • Dra (c). Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. PhD in Education from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology, University of La Havana, Cuba. International Academic Coordinator of the Management Development, Business Organization and Human Resources Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dra (c). Lina Pulgarín Osorio. PhD in Projects from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Integrated Management: Prevention, Environment and Quality at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Program Coordinator and Teacher at FUNIBER.
  • Dra (c). María Eugenia Luna Borgaro. PhD in Education from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Knowledge Management, University of Leon, Spain. Expert in Human Resources and Leadership Skills Management. Teacher at FUNIBER.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.