Posgrados propios de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Experto)


Web https://eohubbio.eu/learn-teach/
Impartición 25 de octubre de 2021 - 21 de enero de 2022
Inscripción 29 de julio de 2021 - 26 de octubre de 2021
Matriculación 01 de septiembre de 2021 - 30 de octubre de 2021
Créditos 15 ECTS
Plazas 40
número mínimo de alumnos: 10 alumnos
Matrícula 630 €
Observaciones: For futher details: carlos.calderon@upm.es (UPM-Spain) marie-laure.fauconnier@uliege.be (ULiege-Belgium)
Modalidad On-line
Titulación Requerida Titulación Universitaria(Licenciado, Ingeniero, Arquitecto, Ingeniero Técnico, Arquitecto Técnico, Diplomado)


  • Understanding of main physiological, botanical bases of volatile formation in plants;
  • Ability to use the plant potential for enhancing accumulation of volatiles and essential oil yield in different crops;
  • Ability to practice optimal methods of plant cultivation in order to sustainable producing of essential oils;
  • Capacity to plan the production process and manage appropriate resources for effective plant farming;
  • Ability to rule the various agronomical and technical measures in the production system.
  • To master the various extraction processes of essential oils and their applicability;
  • Capacity to appraise a concrete example of an extraction process;
  • To master the post-extraction processes of essential oils;
  • to master the various physicochemical parameters allowing to control the quality of an essential oil;
  • to master the basic concepts of chromatography and their application to the quality control of essential oils;
  • master the basic concepts of European legislation on essential oils in different sectors such as food, cosmetics and agronomy;



  • Ability to design appropriate strategies for the company;
  • Ability to analyse and diagnose the environment and the company itself, development and management of business plans and conducting studies of profitability of EOs investments;
  • Capacity to conduct a resource efficiency assessment;
  • Capacity for economic and administrative management.
  • Capacity for leadership of multidisciplinary human teams and teamwork and in international contexts. Capacity for organization and planning.

Adequate language skills: good reading comprehension skills with the topic of EOs.



During this module, the students will have to propose to the group of supervising professors a subject on which they will work in a personal and individual way. This work should allow them to take an overview of the existing literature on a subject and develop it in a personal way.


  • Adequate language skills: good reading comprehension skills with the topic of EOs.
  • Adaptability: flexible attitude towards changing circumstances (sectoral, design, production, innovation, history etc.) and acknowledgement of the constant need to learn new skills and new concepts in a changing environment;
  • Logical reasoning abilities: problem identification, creative search for solutions (both well-known ones and new ones), ability to follow logical inferences and elaborate formal reasoning in issues related with resource efficiency and sustainable green growth.



The   course consists of online learning modules, recommended readings, videos prepared by each professor, case studies on business and research, so as forums for students and professors, and individual projects. Webinars. Personal work.




The e-learning course will last around 3 months. It will have the following structure: E-learning/interactive: introductive modules on a wide range of topics on EOs:  Introduction to Essential Oils-basic terms, Active principles, Applications Essential Oils-New Challenges, Cosmetic industry, Agri/Food industry and Medicinal uses, Entrepreneurship and personal work (15 ECTS, 390 hours student's work). It will be available through the UPM MOODLE e-learning platform.  40 participants are expected from all over EU. 


Module 1: Essential oils (9 ECTS)

Unit 1. Introduction and definition of EOs

Unit 2. Source of EOs, plant cultivation and collection

Unit 3. Post-harvesting and processing techniques

Unit 4. Quality control and regulations

Unit 5. Biological activities in Eos

Unit 6. Food/Flavour and Cosmetic applications


Module 2: Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)

E-learning practical training: New Challenges and Applications in Essential Oils Market-Entrepreneurship -Business Idea/Plan Proposal


Module 3: Final work (3 ECTS)

Individual and personal work on a particular aspect of EO (subject to be validated by the professor)


Secretaría Mª Ángeles Álamo Moya
Teléfono +34910671590
Entidad Colaboradora Université Liege
Comentarios STARTING DATE: MOD 1-2: 25-10-2021 to 03/12/2021 MOD 2= 06/12/2021 – 17/12/2021 MOD3= 20/12/2021 - 21-01-2022 END DATE: 21-01-2022