Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment

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

Metallic Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 13/03/2017. Barcelona

Plastic and Elastomer Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 13/03/2017. 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
Metallic component design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Introduction to Metals
- Introduction to metal based materials
- The properties and characteristics of metals
- Selection criteria
- Iron based materials. Steel
- Aluminium and copper based materials
- Other metals and alloys (Zn, Ti, Ni)

Moulded Components
- Introduction to moulded component design
- Moulding with colanders
- A visit to a foundry
- Aluminium moulding and Zamak moulding by injection
- Microfusion

Forged, Extruded and Sintered Components
- Forged components
- Laminated components
- Thermal treatments
- Aluminium extrusion
- A visit to an extruded aluminium factory
- Sintered components

Tubes and Sheet Metal Components
- Introduction to the sheet metal components
- Different joinery techniques used for sheet metal construction
- Embossed sheet metal components
- A visit to a stamped metal component factory
- A visit to a fine cutting factory
- High elasticity steel components

Coatings and Protections
- The function of protective covering and layers
- A visit to a polymer coating factory
- High strength coatings and resistance to wear
- A visit to a galvanising factory
- Thermal application coatings
Plastic and elastomer component design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Introduction to Plastics and Elastomers
- Material properties and selection criteria
- Plastic materials: Thermo-mechanic characteristics and behaviour over time
- The main groups of plastics materials and their applications
- Introduction to technical plastics
- Special materials for making plastic components: additives and charges
- Introduction to elastomers

Manufacturing Processes for Plastic Components
- Introduction to injected plastics
- Other injection processes
- A visit to an injected plastics factory
- Extrusion and thermoforming
- Other plastics manufacturing technologies
- A visit to an extruded plastics factory

Design and Calculations for Plastic Components
- Criteria for designing components
- Designing components (gears, bearings, flexible joints, click-ins, screw joints, planar sliding joints...)
- Adhesive joints
- Welded joints
- Computer simulations
- Rapid prototype and pre-series techniques

Elastomer Components
- Rubber families. Characteristics and tolerances
- Rubber manufacturing processes and specifications
- Thermoplastic elastomer components
- Silicones and polyurethanes
- Elastomer based components on the market

Compound Material Components
- Introduction to composite materials and definitions
- Piece calculations for composite materials
- Design and calculations tools used for composite materials
- Compound materials manufacturing technologies
- Compound materials applications and components
- A visit to a composite materials production company
12 ECTS.
For the final project of this master's course students must implement and demonstrate their knowledge acquired throughout the course as well as completing and presenting a project that could be used in their companies.
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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:
CDEI Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials - ETSEIB
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0

Registration fee:
7.600 €

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