Components and Mecatronic Systems > Barcelona > Postgraduate course > UPC School > Imprimir -

Components and Mecatronic Systems

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Mechatronics or as part of the master's degree Enertronics.

Nobody could question that among the major challenges facing humanity is the challenge of providing a solution to energy systems. Our future largely depends on our ability to identify and manage future energy techniques. Electronic, IT and communication technologies must be included in the design of the energy systems of the coming years. This innovative concept, which enables integrated solutions to be identified, has been termed Enertronics.

This is a concept which brings together different technologies in topics such as power electronics, communications automation, electrical systems energy, and programming and microprocessor technologies, all of which are aspects which companies require from their professionals. Nowadays organisations require the figure of the enertronic engineer who, when thinking of a solution to an energy system, also takes the electrical part or the bit microprocessor programming into account.

This postgraduate course in Mechatronic and Enertronic Components and Systems is part of the Masters programme, and provides training on data procurement and sensors, power electronics, electric actuators, microcontrollers and programmable logic or signal processing and control.


  • The integration of mechanics, electricity, electronics and information technologies into the design of components, equipment and mechanical systems to be able to make better products.

  • A better understanding of materials and processes.

  • Learn about the latest trends and information related to new materials and processes.

  • Evaluate the costs associated with manufacturing components (materials, processes, implements, production series¿).
  • Who is it for

  • Industrial engineers or other technicians that work in the design and development of industrial systems.

  • Recent graduates who wish to work in the areas mentioned above (preferably students specialised in mechanical or electrical engineering).
  • Content


    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
    Final Project
    3 ECTS.
    With the final project, students worked for a reminder of the agenda for the postgraduate and demonstrates that it has acquired the necessary knowledge.

    Management & Faculty

    Academic management

    • Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol

    Teaching staff

    • Boix Aragonés, Oriol
    • Fillet Castellà, Sergi
    • Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol
    • Miguel Espinar, Carlos
    • Montesinos Miracle, Daniel
      PhD, Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPC.
    • Muñoz Gazquez, Jose Pedro
    • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo
    • Puente Torruella, Angel
    • Rull Duran, Joan

    General information

    15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
    Start date
    Start date:01/03/2017End date:05/07/2017
    Monday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30
    Taught at
    Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (UPC)
    Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
    Telephone: (34) 93 114 80 23
    Postgraduate diplomas 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 Postgraduate course 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
    2.100 €
    The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
    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.


    Language of instruction