FEA Masters Program

Fully online, with virtual classrooms, forums, videoconferences and e-learning materials

MSC has partnered with UNED, Spain's largest online university to offer you the chance to obtain an advanced degree in Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation. The National Distance Education University (UNED) is the leader in the implementation of cutting edge technologies applied to distance learning with over 205,000 students worldwide. It is one of the largest universities in Europe.

The course is designed to help you acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking and analytical skills at every stage of your program. It helps prepare you for the multidisciplinary challenges you will face in the new global economy, and position yourself for professional recognition, increased pay and new roles at your current or future employer.

  • Advanced multidisciplinary course structure
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • On-line virtual classrooms, videoconferences and technical forums

This is a post-graduate training program targeting the professional application of the Finite Element Method and advanced commercial CAE software. It is fully online, with virtual classrooms, forums, videoconferences, e-learning materials, and offers you three different degree options:

  • Expert in theoretical and practical application of finite element method and simulation.
  • Specialist in theoretical and practical application of finite element method and simulation.
  • Master's in theoretical and practical application of finite element method and simulation.

As a student in this program you are eligible for a FREE copy of MSC's Student edition.

University   Partners

The National Distance Education University (UNED) is the leader in the implementation of cutting edge technologies applied to distance learning.With over 205,000 students. It is one of the largest universities in Europe.

INGECIBER is the largest CAE distributor in Spain and Portugal with engineering expertise in mechanical, civil, aeronautic, automotive, naval, and defense applications.

One of the ten original software compaines and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation.


The UNED FEA Master program powered with MSC Software’s simulation products is a well-structured online program with a great team of staff that is always available to support students’ needs. I have had great success learning Patran and MSC Nastran. The Professors are very helpful and responded to my questions in a timely manner. I am enjoying this program greatly."
Hao Lam, Vacco Industries
If you have completed your degree, or you are already working and would like to specialize in CAE simulation this program is first rate. This Master's in FEM has been a very important step in my career, opening the door to a position where I can apply my knowledge to solve any type of structural analysis."
David Casado Valdés Engineer, ABB Schweiz AG, Switzerland
The teachers are completely involved in helping us succeed. I'm very satisfied with the results of the time spent in studying the Master's, and I believe this opens up some great opportunities for my career in the future."
María José Acedo Mechanical Engineer, Indra S.A., Spain.
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UNED and Ingeciber began their partnership in 1993 by unifying their wide experience using numerical analysis methods in different research areas and professional engineering applications.

The objetive is to prepare the engineer in the use of Finite Element Method (FEM) and CAE Simulation for practical professional application.

More than 2,500 postgraduates have participated in this Master course since 1993 - demonstrating that course has obtained world wide prestige and recognition over the years.

Committed to excellence in teaching, research and innovation, the FEA Masters Program is actively engaged with industry, governments and universities across the world in tackling some of the major challenges of today and tomorrow.

We hope that you will consider undertaking our World-Leading Master's Degree course and achieve your full potential.

Course Content

The multi-dimensional curriculum is aimed not just at acquiring knowledge but also at developing critical thinking and analytical ability and facilitating research at every stage of the course.

1. Expert Module: provides the key understanding of the FEM, in order to have a solid foundation to further develop at more advanced levels.

2. Specialized Modules: provide a huge range of possibilities for in-depth analysis of different areas through theoretical and practical knowledge: Dynamic, Non-Linear, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Steel Structures and Concrete Advanced analysis.

3. The course offers three different degree options (Expert, Specialist and Master's) to pursue your training through core and elective subjects.

4. A wide range of texts and practical exercises.

5. Practical learning is acomplished by using Patran/Nastran, CivilFEM with Marc and CFD++ software (under educational license).

6. The course uses the following tools: On-line virtual classrooms, technical forums, e-mail, and on-line support material.


The Following awards will be granted on successful completion of the different Master's levels:

Expert in Theoretical and Practical Application of Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation.
(Expert Module)

Specialist in Theoretical and Practical Application of Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation.
(Expert Module and one Specialized Module)

Master's in Theoretical and Practical Application of Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation..
(Expert Module, one Specialized Module Group and the Final Master Project)

Diplomas are issued by UNED University of Spain. To access the postgraduate course, a bachelor's degree in engineering is required.




Participants who choose the Mechanical Branch in the Expert Module, will use MSC Nastran | Patran software in Dynamic, Non-Linear, Heat Transfer and Composite Structures specialized modules and CFD++ software in the Fluid Mechanics specialized module.

Participants who choose Construction Branch in the Expert module, will use CivilFEM with Marc in Dynamic, Non-Linear, Steel Structure, Concrete Advanced and Geotechnical analysis specialized modules.


Course Structure

Teaching Staff

Professor Juan José Benito Muñoz.
School of Industrial Engineers, UNED University.

Deputy Directors:
Mr. Miguel Angel Moreno Fdez, de Yepes, Managing Director, Ingeciber, S.A.
Mr. Ambrosio Baños Abascal. Engineering Department, Ingeciber, S.A.

- Professor Enrique Alarcón Álvarez. Civil Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Mr. José Ramón Arroyo Arroyo. Mechanical Engineer, INTEMAC
- Associate Professor Ramón Álvarez Cabal. Mechanical Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Professor Juan José Benito Muñoz. Mechanical Engineer PhD, UNED
- Associate Professor Francisco Blázquez García. Mechanical Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Associate Professor Alberto Fraile de Lerma. Mechanical Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Professor Luis Gavete Corvinos, Mine Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Professor Julio Hernández Rodríguez. Mechanical Engineer PhD, UNED
- Mr. Enrique López del Hierro Fernández. Mechanical Engineer, UNED
- Mr. Marcos Latorre Ferrús. Aeronautical Engineer U.P.M.
- Professor Francisco Montans Leal. Mechanical Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Associate Professor Ignacio del Rey Llorente. Mechanical Engineer PhD, U.P.M
- Professor Mariano Rodríguez-Avial Llardent. Mechanical Engineer PhD, UNED
- Associate Professor José Ángel Sánchez Fernández. Civil Engineer PhD, U.P.M.
- Professor José Mª Sancho Aznal.. Architect PhD, U.P.M.

- Mr. Pablo Arrieta Yáñez. Naval Engineer, Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. Ambrosio Baños Abascal. MsC Science, Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. Javier Carro Sotillos. Civil Engineer Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. José Luis Gomez Villanueva. Mechanical Engineer, Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. Luca Guerriero. Mechanical Engineer, AIRBUS
- Mr. Amer Kasim. Mechanical Engineer, UNED Collaborator
- Mr. Román Martín Martín. Civil Engineer, Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. Miguel Ángel Moreno Fdez. De Yepes. Civil Engineer Phd, Ingeciber, S.A.
- Mr. Eduardo Salete Casino. Civil Engineer PhD, UNED
- Mr. Miguel Ángel Sanz Gómez. Mechanical Engineer. U.P.M.
- Mr. Mariano Serrano de la Asunción. Mechanical Engineer. Ingeciber S.A.
- Mr. Ronald Siat Caparrós. Civil Engineer, Ingeciber, S.A.


Course Secretary

Ingeciber, S.A.

Mrs. Constanza Pizarro. e-mail: c.pizarro@ingeciber.com

Mrs. Gema Ramos. e-mail: g.ramos@ingeciber.com

Telephone: +34 91 386 22 22.   Fax: +34 91 386 45 80



Registration Open: September 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015
Opening session: February 7, 2015

Expert Modules: February 9, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Specialty Modules: May 4, 2015 to December 15, 2015
Final Project Master Module: May 4, 2015 to December 15, 2015



The methodology applied is that of UNED University: Texts and practice software will be provided; Self-assessment and course assessment exercises will be made available; On-line Exams; The Master provides on-line virtual classrooms at the campus at UNED University.


Fees include: tuition, materials, shipping, software, examination and certification fees.

Registration fees:

Expert Module:........................... € 2,400.00 ($3,140.00)
Specialized Modules:.................. € 800.00/module ($1,046.00/module)
Final Project Master Module:.... € 800.00 ($1,046.00)


English speaking students:  Pre-register on line at the International FEA Masters website:


More information:
Gema Ramos
e-mail: g.ramos@ingeciber.com
Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 189.
Madrid 28035. Spain.
Phone: +34 91 386 22 22

Spanish speaking students: Make your registration on line on the UNED Foundation website:


C/ Francisco de Rojas Nº 2 – 2º Derecha
Telephone: +34 - 91 386.72.75 / 15.92     Fax: +34 - 91 386 7279
28010 Madrid – España
e-mail: aroyo@fundacion.uned.es



The course offers a limited number of partial scholarships of 35% to 45% of the total cost of the program to those who request them and are in academic and economic need. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, the student must send the following documents at the time of registration:

- Grant application letter (there is not an official form).

- Curriculum vitae

- Photocopy of the employment demand card or the official certificate, demonstrating jobseeker status.

- Any document with which the student wishes to send in order to justify the partial scholarship demand and the inability to pay the fees.