Our goal is to satisfy the training needs of managerial staff in companies in the Automobile Sector, the needs of new graduates aspiring to work in sector companies and the needs of employees and researchers in the INSIA itself. To this end we have the resources necessary to identify the training needs of a specific company or of the sector as a whole. We also prepare the course content and teach it using the most appropriate methods in order to achieve our goal: to provide the right education and training for company employees and new graduates.

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Master´s in Automotive Engineering 

Intended for

University Graduates  who wish to get up to date or widen their knowledge of the technologies associated with automotive vehicles and the automotive industry, on a postgraduate level.

The Master’s in Engineering can be taken both at a degree level as well as expert level, but it is also open to managerial and executive staff of the Automotive Industry who have other degrees.


It is intended to provide those on the Master’s with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for them to become professionally integrated into the automotive industry.

For those already in the sector, the aim is to supplement and update their knowledge in the key areas of design, manufacturing and management.

For inexperienced graduates, the aim is to provide a broad, skilled training environment where they can be guided by the experience of specialists and develop their analytical and decision-making skills.

In both cases  one of the main aims is to provide an introduction to R&D&I tasks in the automotive industry.


Students who successfully pass the tests on each course and complete their Final Master’s Project will be awarded a MASTER’S IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


Formula Student Project

In 2003, a team of teachers from the Higher School of Industrial Engineers (ETS de Ingenieros Industriales) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, affiliated to the University Institute for Automobile Research, INSIA, aware of the need to boost the competencies of degree level students, founded the first Spanish university Formula Student competition team, under the name of UPM Racing. One of the aims sought with this project is to supplement students’ engineering education as well as to develop the specific job competencies currently required to work in any sector, more so if we are dealing with an area as competitive and complex as the automotive sector.

The novelty of this project goes beyond developing a new innovative educational methodology; it is the challenge for students to learn and take part in the full manufacturing process of a vehicle, including its design and development. The final product is not only achieving a vehicle with the best possible performance but also forming an effective work team from among the participants, thereby encouraging active participation and involvement to achieve a common goal, whose incentive is the satisfaction of being able to take the vehicle they have built (with their own effort, time and work) and enter it in a competition.

The UPMRacing project helps students put into practice all the knowledge acquired in the classroom as well as foster their personal and professional development.


Other training programs 


INSIA is an authorized Official Center for Tachograph training processes. These activities are regulated by R.D 125/2017 of February 24 “Technical Requirements and Performance Standards that Tachograph Technical Centers must meet.


We offer companies and/or Organisations the chance to design “tailored” courses to suit their training needs.


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