Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School


The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.

Mechanical Systems Engineering

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 10/10/2016. Barcelona

Machine Design Conditions and Regulations

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 10/10/2016. Barcelona

Components and Mecatronic Systems

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 01/03/2017. Barcelona

Automation of Systems

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 02/03/2017. Barcelona


Mechanical Systems Engineering
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
This course presents the concepts basicair necesarias to define, coordinate and realize the design of industrial machines and care of basic mechanics. Incide up specially for them to guide systems (soporte members are to guide and links to) and for them to accionamiento systems (motor control Transmisiones and Forms). In the determination of the systems MECANICOS You make reference to Criteria for selection of components and use of market standards. Finalmente, Related Technologies They present themselves with the manufacture of prototypes and the realization and assessment of the trials representativos funcionamiento real.

Introduction to Systems Engineering
A new perspective of design
Structure design
Architecture products and life cycles
Components Market and Specialised
Kinematics and balance of flat Forces

Design of Mechanisms
Modelización esquematización and mechanisms of
Kinematic optimization mechanisms. Dimensional Synthesis
Optimization of dynamic mechanisms. Balanced

Building Structure of the Machines
Structural functions of the machines: guided and transmission
Links of angular and linear guided
Linear Guides (Schaeffler Group)
Support members are from. Resistance and rigidez

Accionamiento of machines
The mechanical system accionamiento
Characteristics of motor and receiver
Characteristics and functions of the Transmisiones
Accionamientos power
Accionamientos for desplazamientos Rapids

Techniques for Prototyping and Essay
Modelos and Simulation essay on the development of product
Tests of fiabilidad
Essay on methodology and prototyping of design companies
Methodology prototipadoy essay in the field of motorcycle (ARIANETECH)
Tests fabricabilidad

Simulation of Mechanisms with CAE tools
Introduction to simulation mechanisms with CAE tools
Mechanisms and three-dimensional simulations planos with CAE tools
VIA mechanisms of finite element analysis
Conditions and Regulations in Machine Design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Concurrent Engineering
- The concept of Concurrent Engineering
- Product Development
- Product modularity and complexity
- R&D Project management
- Form design
- Assembly design

Industrial Property. Reliability and Maintainability
- Design for availability
- Methodologies employed during the machine design stage
- General concepts regarding industrial property
- Participation of the Engineer in the Patent Application
- Patent Search. Interpretation of Granted Patents

Machine Ergonomics
- Introduction to workstation and machine design and ergonomics
- Noise and Vibrations
- Anthropometry: Concepts of Anthropometry
- Ergonomic evaluations methods. Relational ergonomics
- Design for Usability

Machine Safety
- Regulations in the European Union/Machinery directive
- The suitability of Work equipment and Risk Assessment
- Technical standards for machine safety
- "Administrative Documentation" and "Case Study"
- Safety and quality of supply in electrical systems
- Safety components

Environmental Impact and End-of-Life
- Energy consumption and environmental impact
- Introduction to Eco-design
- Environmental Regulations
- Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
- End-of-Life Design
Mechatronic and Enertronic Components and Systems
12 ECTS.
Provides training on data procurement and sensors, power electronics, electric actuators, microcontrollers and programmable logic or signal processing and control.

Sensors and Collecting Data
- Presence, position, deformation and force sensors
- Pressure, speed, acceleration and temperature sensors
- Flow, level, tension and current sensors
- Connecting sensors
- Data collection systems: data entry, data configuration, data elements and data systems
- Signal processing programming

Power Electronics
- Introduction to static converters
- Static switches: diode, thyristor, triac, bipolar, MOSFET, IGBT...
- Controlled and non-controlled rectifiers. Single-phase and tri-phase
- Control circuits. Alternating current regulators. Static starters
- Splitters: reducers, elevators, 2 and 4 Quadrant
- Single-phase and tri-phase wave splitters. Sinusoidal modulation PMW and SVPWM. Frequency converters
- Electromagnetic compatibility

Electric Actuators
- The constituent materials of electric actuators: conductors, dielectric and magnetic. Generating rotating magnetic fields
- Direct current motors
- Induction motors. Static and dynamic models. Controlling speed and vector and direct torque control (DTC)
- Brushless sinusoid DC motors
- Brushless sinusoid motors that use full auto piloted magnets
- Stepper motors. Excitation techniques
- Inverted switched reluctance motors and piezoelectric motors

Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic Devices
- Binary algebra: logical functions, numbering systems, Boolean algebra
- Combinational and sequential systems
- The subtleties of programmable logic
- Binary arithmetic
- Central Processing Unit: CPU, switches and PIC microcontrollers
- Microcontrollers

Signal Control and Processing
- Standard models of dynamic systems
- Simulating DC motors with PSPICE
- 1st and 2nd order systems
- Block diagrams and transfer functions
- Equation of state and regulators
- Digital control. PID controller programming. DSP
- Nonlinear control: slip modes and fuzzy logic
- Analogue and digital filters
- Control system simulation using the Pspice, Psim and Matlab/Simulink programs
Automation and Systems
12 ECTS.
Offers information on hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, an introduction on industrial programmable controllers and on applying these as well as on information technologies and industrial communications.

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Actuators
- Fluid power actuators compared to other actuators
- A look at components in systems where actuators work with fluid power
- Practise with conventional circuits: objectives, circuit configuration and verification of its functionality
- Power actuators used in proportional valves. Function and selection criteria
- The practical application of a lineal actuator system (cylinders)

Introduction to Programmable Automatons
- Automation vs. automatic control
- Electronic CAD-CAE
- The components of a programmable automaton
- Designing and programming automated actions with a contacts diagram
- Hands on practise programming automatons
- Introduction to analogue inputs and outputs. Controlling a variable speed drive

Application of industrial programmable automatons
- Handy, with analogue input and output
- Shifter-activated induction engine control
- Operating screens and operator terminal
- Terminal characteristics
- Introduction to the IEC 1131-3standard
- Introduction to GRAFCET
- Translation of GRAFCET into the contact diagram
- Specialised instructions and functions
- IEC 1131-3 standard programming language practice in the CODESYS environment

Information Technologies
- Introduction Hardware, OS, Networking and Virtualization
- Fundamentals of programming. C and others
- Databases. Design and SQL. MySQL
- Application site (xhtml, css)
- Application to web page (php)
- Practices (applications)

- Industrial Comunications
- Designing for availability
- Methodologies used in machine design (Word Case design with a margin, graphic design revision, AMFEC, FRACAS, capacity studies)
- General concepts about industrial property
- Engineer participation when applying for patents
- Patent searches. Interpreting awarded patents
Master Project
12 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
With the final project, students worked for a reminder of the agenda for the postgraduate and demonstrates that it has acquired the necessary knowledge.
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Next course:
October 2017

(450 teaching hours)

Monday  18:00 to 21:30Tuesday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30Thursday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at:
Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (UPC)
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider

Registration fee:
7.600 €

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