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Machine Design Conditions and Regulations

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 Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment.

Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.


  • To focus attention on aspects of the machine design phase that need to taken into account, apart from functionality.
  • To introduce methodologies and tools to respond to these needs: binominal reliability-maintenance, ergonomics, safety and life-cycle.



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
Projecte de Curs Postgrau de Condicionants i Normatives en el Disseny de Màquines.
3 ECTS. 3 teaching hours.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Riba Romeva, Carles
    Director of the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI). Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the UPC

Academic coordination

  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).

Teaching staff

  • Álvarez Casado, Enrique
    Ph.D. and Ms.C. on Ergonomics Project Manager of Centro de Ergonomía Aplicada (CENEA)
  • Barella i Civit, Albert
  • Bea Bonet, Joaquim
  • Bergas Jané, Joan Gabriel
  • Boix Aragonés, Oriol
  • Cirici Amell, Eulalia
  • Coll Raich, Judit
  • Domènech Mestres, Carles
  • Gascon Mercadal, Alberto
  • Genovese, Pablo Alberto
  • Gil Meneses, Rosysabel
  • Hernandez Soto, Aquiles Carlos
  • Juncosa Miro, Jaume
  • Mosquera Camelo, Leonardo
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
  • Riba Romeva, Carles
    Director of the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI). Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the UPC
  • Romeu Garbí, Jordi
    Dr Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Professor and Director of the Department . Mechanical Engineering Research Group on Acoustic Emission Pollution and Mechanics PC.
  • Sanabria Baños, Juli
  • Tomico Plasencia, Oscar

General information 2016-17 EDITION

Next course
October 2017
15 ECTS (108 teaching hours)
Tuesday  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
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.


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