Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering

The most complete Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering which will open up many employment opportunities.

The only official Master’s Degree in its category in Madrid which will prepare you in both technical and management skills.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering in Madrid


Oct 23, 2020


9 months
  • Industry, Sales and Competition, with a Technical Commissioner Exam by the Spanish Automotive Federation
  • 90% of our students complete internships within the sector during the first semester of the course

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

All the information you need to know

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Modalidad

    Hyflex (Real and virtual classrooms)

  • Duration

    9 months

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento


  • Tipo de Estudio


  • Facultad

    Escuela de Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Diseño

Why study this program?

years in Formula Student

Learn outside of the classroom in the Motor Club, designing and building a single-seater vehicle.

years' experience

Top level faculty made up of doctors, teachers and actively working industry professionals.

% of our graduates are working

20 > companies in which to complete your internship during the Master’s Degree

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New candidate profile and degree access routes

The Master’s Degree is mainly aimed at students with the following profile:

  • Graduates in any Industrial Degree
  • Graduates in other Engineering Degrees
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Technical Industrial Engineers
  • Technical Engineers in other fields

Access Requirements

In order to access the Master’s Degree, the student must satisfy the legal requirements in accordance with R.D. 861/2010:

  • In order to access the Master’s degree it will be necessary to have an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which allows the candidate in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate Master’s Degrees

Places available

30 places

Admissions process

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


With a clear vision aimed at excellence, our campuses cater to a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out for their innovative design, as well as for how they adapt to the needs of the employment market, so that students can be in contact with the professional world from day one.

In Madrid we have two campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas), another campus in Valencia and another one in the Canary Islands. In total, we have 25 hectares with the best facilities: 3 university clinics, laboratories for all the scientific degrees, multimedia language center, sports complexes and student halls of residence.

In addition, there are work spaces available, tutorial classrooms and areas for group work in all our buildings, as well as within the library, that are available to students and teachers.

In the case of the students on the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering, they will have at their disposal workshops, laboratories and design rooms: engines (alternative fuel, gas measure, injection mapping, engine Banks for tests), wind tunnel, test materials laboratory, manufacturing laboratories (CNC, cutters, milling machines, etc), digital manufacturing workshop, ABB and Fannuc robots, leading Software in the sector (AVL, CATIA, MSC Apex, Nastran, Adams, Dytran, MoTec and SolidWorks).

Study plan

Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded the official Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering, issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid.


Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
0DLB001101 Sistemas de propulsión y transmisión de potencia: combustión, eléctrico, híbrido. 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 1. Vehicle and engine engineering
0DLB001102 Dinámica vehicular (suspensión, chasis, dirección) 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 2. Sub-systems and design tools
0DLB001103 Parametrización de vehículos de competición 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 3. Automotive projects
0DLB001104 Seguridad pasiva y activa 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 4. Sustainability and legislation
0DLB001105 Componentes auxiliares 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 5. Manufacturing engineering
0DLB001106 Verificación y validación: CAD/CAE avanzado 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 6. Internship
0DLB001107 Gestión y elaboración de gama vehículos-motor 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
MODULE 7. Master's Thesis
0DLB001108 Dirección de proyecto de automoción 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Automotive project management
0DLB001109 Postventa y red comercial 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
After-sales and sales network
0DLB001110 Reglamentación de Homologación motor-vehículo 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Official motor vehicle accreditation regulations
0DLB001111 Impacto medioambiental del automóvil 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Environmental impact of the automobile
0DLB001112 Métodos de fabricación y materiales 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Manufacturing methods and materials
0DLB001113 Procesos, Producción y Logística 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Processes, Production and Logistics
0DLB001114 Prácticas profesionales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Professional internship
0DLB001115 Trabajo fin de Máster 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es)
Master's Thesis



Carlos Talayero
Industrial Engineer. Current position: Technical Director of i-ALPE, Engineering Studio. Professor in the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, UEM. Director of the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering. Coordinator of the Degree in Industrial Systems. Director of the Expert Course in Management and Direction of Road Safety (CIFAL-UNITAR). Spokesman of the Automotive Committee of the Spanish Quality Association (AEC). Representative of UEM at ASEPA.


Dr. Ángel Enríquez de Salamanca.
Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Certified in Production and Inventory Management. APICS (USA). Current position: Director / Owner i-ALPE Engineering Studio. Prior experience: Head of Product Engineering, Production and Quality Security at Land Rover Santana (Santana Motor).

Dr. Antonio Lucas.
Doctor in Communications and Road Safety. Tech in Management and Direction of Road Safety. Graduate in Information Sciences. Current position: Director of CIFAL RACE Madrid. Member of different work groups such as the European Club Media Alliance (ECMA) of the FIA or the Committee of Experts for Campaigns of the Traffic General Directorate.  

Dr. Carlos Castellote.
Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Current position: Professor in the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, UEM.

Dr. Daniel Fernández.
Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Current position: METRO de Madrid. Engineering Department. Vehicular dynamics and research and development. Prior experience: Técnicas reunidas, CITEF, Patentes Talgo.

Dr. Francisco Cabello
Doctor in Chemical Sciences. Certifications: Associate Doctored Professor, Hired Doctored Professor and Professor of Private University. Current position: Hired Professor Doctor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Prior experience: Senior Technical Project manager at OCU (Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios).

Dr. Manuel Lage.
Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Ingénieur de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (Paris). Current position: Secretary General, AESSGAN. Secretary General, ASEPA. Prior experience: General Secretary, GASMAN. Vehicle Development Director, Gas Natural and Director of Institutional Relations, IVECO, Director of Light Vehicle Products and Director of Special Strategic Project Development, IVECO-Italia.  

Dr. María Isabel Lado.
Doctor in Chemical Sciences. Certifications: Private University Professor, Hired Doctored Professor and Associate Professor Doctor. Current position: Lead Professor at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Participating in numerous projects with public and private financing relating to nanotechnology. Participating in several conferences and 25 publications in international journals.

Dr. Omar Ait-Salem
Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Certifications: Doctored Professor Private University and Hired Doctored Professor. Current position: Middle East & North Africa Channel Manager, MSC Software. Expert in simulation for Automotive, Aerospace etc sectors.  

Dr. Ricardo Latorre Darde
Doctor in Chemical Sciences. Certifications: Hired Doctored Professor and University Professor. Current Position: Director of the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Evaluator, certified for Model EFQM and Auditor IRCA of systems based on ISO:14.000, as well as OHSAS 18.000. Has also participated with ANECA in the pilot program for certification of degrees and auditing doctoral programs with quality mention.  

Alfonso Arbeteta.
Industrial Engineer. Current position: Team Leader Technical Department, Volvo Cars Corporation (for Spain and Portugal)

Álvaro León.
Industrial Engineer. Current position: General Coordinator, Eurotaller.

Carlos Talayero.
Industrial Engineer. Doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering, ETSIIM, UPM. Current position: Technical Director i-ALPE Engineering studio. Professor in the Department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, UEM. Director of the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering. Coordinator of the Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering. Director of the Expert Course in Management and Direction of Road Safety (CIFAL – UNITAR). Spokesman of the Automotive Committee of the Spanish Quality Association. Representative of UEM at ASEPA.

David Alonso
Industrial Engineer. Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety. Master’s Degree in Quality Management. Master’s Degree in Environmental Management. Current position: Technical Head at VMS Automotive. Prior experience: Technical Head at UROVESA. Product Engineer at automotive Company. Technical instructor in automotives in the Training Center of VW-AUDI-SKODA. Technical instructor in automotives at the training automotive center for Ford in Madrid.

Fernando Álvarez
Technical Industrial Engineer. Current Position: Spanish Motor Racing Federation. Technical Coordinator. Coordination of the Technical Department and technical management of competition motor racing at national and international level (FIA).

Guillermo Fernández
Master in Business and Administration (MBA). Technical Industrial Engineer. Current Position: Manager at Trazza Soluciones; Prior experience: Project Manager at Faurecia Interior Systems.

Jorge Asiain
Technical Industrial Engineer and Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering, UPM and MBA. Chartered Engineer member of IMechE and member of COITIM. Spokesman of the trustworthiness community of AEC and spokesman of the commission for launching new products for ASEPA. Current position: Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Architecture, Engineering and Design, Universidad Europea (since 2009), Senior Consultant, AlterEvo Ltd (since 2006), Prior experience: Technical Support Engineer in the lubricants division of BP Oil (from 2001 to 2006) and of Mobil Oil (from 1997 to 2000).

José Antonio Delgado
Industrial Engineer. Current position: Head of the Area of Quality and Industrial Security of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Trade.

José Tejero
Professional Certificate in Management (Open University Business School, UK); Mechanical Engineer degree. Current position: E/E Integration leader Heavy Truck CNHi – IVECO.

Pablo Cebrián
Industrial Engineer. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.  Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH). Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Current position: HEAVY TRUCK PRODUCT LINE DIRECTOR: IVECO (Turin, Ulm, Madrid, Sete Lagoas), CNH INDUSTRIAL, Direction of the global vehicle platform for heavy road and construction vehicles at IVECO depending directly on the Executive Committee of CNH.  

Vicente Padilla
Maitrise Sciences Ingenieur (University Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris). Master’s Degree in Robotics and Machine Dynamics (UPV). Technical Industrial Engineer. Current position: professor of the department of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, UEM. Prior experience: Engine Development Director. Nissan European Technical Center S.A.

Expert speakers:

Basilio Pérez
Industrial Engineer. Current Position: CEMUSA (FCC), Director of Corporate and Research Engineering. Prior experience: Technical Centre of Nissan (R&D), Design and Development of Vehicles and Engines.  

David Sánchez
Aeronautical engineer, specializing in Missiles and moto propulsion. Current position: Head of Engineering, Avia Ingeniería y Diseño S.L.

Gabriel López
Technical Industrial Engineer specializing in Electricity. Higher Degree in Electrotechnical installations. Technician in Engine and Gas Turbines of E.S.E.P.A. Master Executive MBA EOI. Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, specializing in Security. Current position: General Director Defta Groupe Automotive.

Ismene Lage
MSc in Structures, Crashworthiness and Impact. Cranfield University, Bedford, UK: Industrial Engineer ETSIIM – UPM. Current position: Italdesign-Giugiaro, Passive Safety Department. Front restraint system integrator for Audi project. Department reference person for Euro NCAP updates. Prior experience: Applus+ IDIADA, Passive Safety Department. Project manager in technical and commercial activities.

Jaime Sánchez
Master’s Degree in Industrial Research. Current position: DMU Area Manager at IVECO-CNH Industrial. Vehicle’s Design and Manufacturing - R&D.

Jorge Moráis
MSc in Automotive Engineering (University of Bath). Current position: Software Engineer in GMV. Prior experience: SOPRA STERIA – Digital transformation. Passive Safety Engineer at Applus+ IDIADA.

José Manuel Águeda
Industrial Engineer. Current position: PD&E On-Road Quality Project Leader CNHi-IVECO.

José Ramírez
MSc. Mechanical Engineering, MSc. Aeronautical Engineering, MSc. Finite Elements Analysis. Current position: Technical Director and Co-founder of Vzero Engineering Solutions.

Luis Sanfiz
Technical Industrial Engineer. Master’s Degree in Technical Direction and Production, Instituto de Directivos de Empresa. Current position: Plant Manager at SIGIT Indeplas.

Marcos Fernández
Graduate in Chemical Sciences. Certified in Industrial Radiology, Penetrating Liquids, Magnetic Particles, Ultrasounds,Visual Inspections in the welding sector; Visual Inspection, Ultrasounds in the metallic materials sector. Licensed to Operate Radioactive Installations issued by the Nuclear Security Council. International Welding Engineer. Current position: END tech at AEND.

Martha Liliana Suárez
Industrial Engineer. Master’s Degree in Automotives, UPM. Current position: Senior Consultant Specializing in dynamic tests at ALTRAN.

Miguel Ángel Ballesteros
Technical Industrial Engineer in Industrial Electronics. Master’s Degree in Transport and Mobility Management. Higher Level Occupational Health and Safety Tech. Current position: Head of Quality Division ITV at TÜV SÜD ATISAE.

Óscar Sampayo
Industrial Engineer, ETSIIM – UPM. Master’s Degree in Design and Competition (Universidad de Modragon-Equipo Epsilon Euskadi). Current position: calibration engineer at BMW Motorsport. Previous experience: Head of Engine Testing at VW Motorsport. Polo WRC (World Champion); Head of Suspension, Dynamic and Brakes a SEAT León WTCC (World Champion).

% doctors 

At the School: 57% doctors
On the Master’s Degree: 45% doctors teaching 36% of the ECTS

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering at Universidad Europea?

  • Study the only official Master’s Degree covering Automotive Engineering in Madrid.  
  • Substantial employment opportunities thanks to a syllabus with subjects such as Competition, taught by the Spanish Motor Racing Federation and with Technical Commissioner exams.  
  • Learning By Doing by solving real industry cases, using the facilities and laboratories available.
  • Learn in workshops, laboratories and design rooms: engines, wind tunnels, manufacturing laboratories, digital manufacturing workshops, ABB and Fannuc robots or leading software in the field.
  • Participate in internship programs with automotive manufacturers such as: BMW, CESVIMAP, Formación de Mecánica y Competición, IMARTI,  PSA, RENAULT, SEAT, TÜV SUD ATISAE, TRIGO  or VZERO.


Career opportunities

Graduates will be professionals able to audit, design, plan, implement, manage, operate and maintain products and procedures in the automotive sector.  

The student, upon completion of the Master’s Degree, will be prepared to work in the following roles within the Automotive sector:  

  • Engineer/ Project Manager: tech with the capacity to design, validate, manage the resources and timings, manage the equipment, etc both for brands (OEMs) and suppliers (Tier 1, 2 and 3) as well as research and development centers.
  • Engineer / Head of Production
  • Head of workshop / technical service.
  • Technical inspection service engineer

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.