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Sistemas Ferroviarios y Tracción Eléctrica

Master's degree. Face-to-face.

Presentation

7th EDITION
UPC School

La implantación del Tren de Alta Velocidad (AVE) en nuestro país y la consolidación de las redes de cercanías han demostrado que el ferrocarril es un sistema de transporte competitivo y eficiente. El futuro de la movilidad pasa por desarrollar este medio de transporte, que presenta ventajas interesantes tanto a nivel medioambiental como a nivel de factores económicos. Este curso quiere convertirse en un referente en todo aquello relativo a la formación superior en los aspectos técnicos del ferrocarril.

El Máster forma profesionales capacitados para trabajar en aspectos como: la operación y la explotación de servicios ferroviarios, la electrificación y la energía, la señalización, la comunicación y la gestión del tráfico en vehículos ferroviarios. Con estos aspectos, las empresas del sector podrán ver satisfechas las necesidades de formación técnica de los futuros profesionales.

El curso cuenta con las aportaciones de los mejores especialistas en sistemas ferroviarios, algunos de ellos directivos de empresas representativas del sector. Todos ellos comparten sus experiencias con los participantes del Máster, ya que uno de sus objetivos es compartir los conocimientos de las compañías punteras. Se trata de ofrecer una formación en consonancia con las necesidades de las organizaciones.

La Fundación Talgo ofrece la beca "Railway Systems" para cursar el máster. Esta beca cubre el coste total de la matrícula del máster y la realización de una práctica profesional remunerada en Talgo durante el curso académico 2016-2017. Para solicitar esta beca, es necesario estar admitido en el programa. Consúltanos!!.

Aims

  • Formar profesionales que se integren en diferentes segmentos del negocio del sector ferroviario.
  • Profundizar en aspectos referentes a electrificación, señalización, comunicaciones, material rodante y gestión y explotación de empresas ferroviarias.
  • Ofrecer unos estudios específicos sobre instalaciones, vehículos y gestión del ferrocarril.
  • Colaborar con empresas punteras en este sector, con el objetivo de formar profesionales que se adapten a las necesidades del mercado.

Who is it for

El programa se dirige a:

  • Profesionales del sector ferroviario.Graduados e Ingenieros Industriales o Ingenieros Técnicos.
  • Graduados e Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Graduados e Ingenieros de Telecomunicaciones. Graduados e Ingenieros Informáticos.

Content

Modules

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.

Vehículos y Operación en Servicios Ferroviarios

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 21/10/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Instalaciones Ferroviarias

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 03/03/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Operación y Explotación de Servicios Ferroviarios

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 21/10/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Vehículos Ferroviarios

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 17/12/2016. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Electrificación y Energía Ferroviaria

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 03/03/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Señalización, Comunicación y Gestión del Tráfico Ferroviario

Lifelong learning course face-to-face. Start date: 06/05/2017. Vilanova i la Geltrú

Subjects

Railway Systems
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
High Velocity Trains and Interurban Train Service
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Scales and units employed in passenger transport.
2. Demand and market. Technical and financial details.
3. Supply. Products, trains and services.
4. Principles and advantages of high sped trains.
5. High velocity trains in Spain.
6. Technology specific to high speed train lines.
7. The aerodynamics of high velocity trains.
8. Rolling stock used for conventional medium and long distance service.
9. Rolling stock used for high speed service.
10. Technical and financial exploitation of high speed service.
11. Design and management of stations and terminals for passenger service.
Merchandise and Logistics
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Demand and the Market.
2. Train production. Transport plans.
3. Freight terminals.
4. Siding. Specific derivatives.
5. Transport logistics.
Local Trains, Regional Trains, Underground, Trams
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Urban and metropolitan transport. Characteristics.
2. Demand and the market.
3. Technical and financial exploitation of metropolitan and urban rail transport.
4. Local train service.
5. Underground.
6. Light rail and trams.
7. Tram trains.
8. Accessibility and intermodal transport.
Electricity and Railway Mechanics
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Static and Dynamic Kinematics.
2. Drag. Gravitational loads.
3. Introduction to the Railway Dynamics. Speed. Layout.
4. Mechanical Vibrations.
5. Wheel Kinematics and Dynamics.
6. Axis dynamics. Qualitative analysis. Equations.
Electric Traction
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Basic principles.
2. Mechanical transmission.
3. Traction motors that use commutators and how to control them.
4. Synchronous traction motors and how to control them.
5. Asynchronous traction motors and how to control them.
6. Other traction motors.
7. Diesel/electric traction.
8. Electric automobile traction.
Elements of Rolling Stock
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Rolling Stock on railway systems.
2. The main systems.
3. Elements of crashes and traction. Couplings.
4. Traction devices.
5. Braking devices.
6. Required equipment for trains.
7. Installation of train systems.
8. Other boarding systems.
9. Various considerations for projects.
Engineering and Maintenance
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Reliability.
2. Maintainability.
3. Availability.
4. Life cycle.
5. Project reliability.
6. Designing for maintainability.
7. Comprehensive management of maintenance.
8. Technical management of maintenance.
9. Improving maintenance efficiency.
Railway Infrastructure
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Platforms and rail lines.
2. Station design. Accessibility.
3. Transport terminals.
4. Loading Gauges.
5. Bridges and tunnels.
6. Gauge changers.
7. General maintenance criteria for railway infrastructure.
Railways and Energy
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. A general view of energy and the problems related its use.
2. Energy and transport.
3. Types of traction and energy factors related to railways.
4. Braking dynamics and auxiliary systems on trains.
5. The energy needed to move a train.
6. The energy demands of a train according to services and critical variables.
7. A general view of practices and measures used to reduce the energy demands of trains.
8. Practices used in the design of trains and rail lines.
9. Economical conduction of trains and efficient regulation of traffic.
Substations and Networks
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General elements of DC electricity.
2. Rectifier substations (DC).
3. Electronic calculations for DC power.
4. General elements of AC electricity.
5. AC substations.
6. Electronic calculations for AC power.
7. Maintenance and use of electricity installations.
Electrification and Overhead Powerlines
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Introduction.
2. Requirements and specifications.
3. Electrical current and tension distribution.
4. The design of aerial lines used as contacts.
5. Supporting aerial lines used as contacts.
6. The mechanical behaviour of overhead powerlines.
7. Posts and cementing.
8. The dynamic behaviour of overhead powerlines.
9. Planning for and installing overhead powerlines.
10. Electricity safety and isolation.
11. Installing overhead powerlines.
12. Overhead power line maintenance.
Communications Applied to Railways
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General principles of electricity
2. Fundamental elements of electronics.
3. Basic elements of communications.
4. Train-land communications (PMR, Tetra).
5. Other communications systems.
Railway Signalling
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General analysis of signalling.
2. Signalling and its applications.
3. Different signalling devices and their applications in railways.
4. Specifications of the devices that need to be installed according to the width of the tracks and the Railway Administration regulations.
5. Analysis of reliable train detection systems.
6. Application of safety systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
7. Study of the symbology involved in the creation of signalling schemes.
8. Application of Interlocking systems that function between different safeguard systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
9. Analysis of the different forms of automatic formulation of itineraries and their annulment.
10. Methodology for application of systems that control safety systems.
11. Application of Level Crossings where roads and railways intersect.
Automatic Train Protection Systems (ATP)
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. General analysis of ATP systems.
2. ATP systems and their applications.
3. Different ATP systems and their application to railways.
4. Specifications of ATP devices that need to be installed according to the width of the tracks and the Railway Administration regulations.
5. Analysis of the systems used for reliable ATP use.
6. Application of ATP systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
7. Study of the symbology involved in the creation of ATP schemes.
8. Application of ATP systems that function between different safeguard systems that control the circulation and movements of trains.
9. Analysis of the different forms of automatic formulation of itineraries and their annulment according to the type of ATP system installed.
10. Methodology for application of systems that control safety systems.
11. Optimisation of ATP systems using ATO systems.
Technical Exploitation of Railway Infrastructure
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
1. Technical exploitation. Safeguard systems.
2. Scheduling railway service.
3. Movement charts.
4. Line capacity.
5. Assigning capacity to railway operators.
6. Integrated Electronic Control Centres (IECC).
Dessing and Management of New Railway Lines
2 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Master's Final Project
10 ECTS.
Completion of a final project that includes practical content related to one of the modules from this programme or the development of a transversal subject area related to course content.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Perat Benavides, Ignasi

Teaching staff

  • Altaba Marín, Iván
  • Altesa Cabanas, Jaume
    R&D Engineer Alstom Transport
  • Andrada Gascón, Pedro
  • Arqués Patón, Josep Lluis
  • Barrón de Angoiti, Iñaki
  • Berrios Villalba, Antonio
  • Blanqué Molina, Balduí
  • Buenestado Caballero, Sebastián
  • Coves Moreno, Jordi
  • Cuesta Cuesta, José María
  • Domínguez Saura, Enric
  • Enguix Peiró, Joan Carles
  • Esquius Rafat, Andreu
  • Fonseca Teixeira, Paulo
  • Fontseré Pujol, Valentí
  • García Álvarez, Alberto
  • García Fuertes, Pilar
  • González Franco, Ignacio
  • Jiménez Redondo, José Antonio
  • Julià Perich, Oscar
  • Juncadella i Fortuny, Oriol
  • López Gómez, José Luis
  • López-Pita, Andrés
  • Martín Cañizares, María del Pilar
  • Martín Merino, Félix A
  • Perat Benavides, Ignasi
  • Pérez Gómez, Jaume
  • Perlasia Giol, Jose
  • Playà Velasco, Oscar
  • Puigdollers Zanon, Oscar
  • Ruiz Cantí, Javier
  • Rull Duran, Joan
  • Salvadó Morelló, Carla
  • Sánchez López, Josep Anton
  • Sanz Junoy, Ignacio
  • Serra Aguilera, Miquel
  • Sivatte Adroer, Maurici
  • Terès Casals, Josep Carles
  • Tortajada Flores, Alberto
  • Ubalde Claver, Luis
  • Ureña Serrano, Òscar

General information

Credits
60 ECTS (474 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:21/10/2016Classes end:08/07/2017Programme ends: 21/07/2017
Timetable
Friday  15:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 15:00
Jueves: Asignatura "Proyecto y Gestión de Nuevas Líneas del Ferrocarril" y visitas a empresas e instalaciones. Estas clases no son semanales.
Taught at
EPSEVG - Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú
Av. Víctor Balaguer, s/n
Vilanova i la Geltrú
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 70
Degree
Master's degrees issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
9.800 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

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Language of instruction
Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme

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