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Programme

Information 2020-21 edition
The 2020-21 edition of the master's degree has already begun. Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.
Edition
20th Edition
Credits
60 ECTS (450 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€7,900
Payment of enrolment fee options

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.
- In four instalments, splitting the payment by direct debit:
  • 40% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • The remaining 60% will be divided into 3 direct debit payments, which will be distributed equidistantly between the beginning and end of classes.
  • The student must have and be the holder of a bank account with IBAN ESXX
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
October 2021
Timetable
Monday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME)
C/ Pau Gargallo, 5. Edifici U.
Barcelona
CITCEA - Centre d'Innovació Tecnològica en Convertidors Estàtics i Accionaments
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
Barcelona
Why this programme?
To get the highest production and energy efficiency when using a group of coordinated industrial machines you need to make sure there is proper communication between them and their external environment, to automate their function controls and know how to apply the necessary IT tools to these devices.

Industrial machines and products designers must define and provide solutions for the components they create, especially when they are increasingly being incorporated into other electronic devices. Mechatronics is defined as the process of integrating these mechanical, electronic, and computer technologies.

This master's course will provide device and product designers, who normally base their experience on the mechanical engineering field, with the knowledge and tools needed to integrate mechanical and electronic elements. This course provides up to date solutions for industrial communication, language and IT environments used in industrial control.

Aims
  • To integrate electronics, informatics and communications technology into the design of a component or mechanical system.
  • To design mechatronic components and systems that are better adapted to product needs.
  • To automate the function of mechanical systems and make it possible for them communicate with their environment.
Who is it for?
Professionals of the sector who have degrees or knowledge that allow them to follow the course properly.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Mechanical Systems Engineering

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.

  • 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.
    • Mobility.
    • 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.
  • Accionamiento of machines
    • The mechanical system.
    • Characteristics of motor and receiver.
    • Characteristics and functions of the transmissions.
  • 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.
12 ECTS 105h
Conditions and Regulations in Machine Design
  • 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.
12 ECTS 105h
Mechatronic and Enertronic Components and Systems

Provides training on data procurement and sensors, power electronics, electric actuators, microcontrollers and programmable logic or signal processing and control.

  • 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.
  • Sensors and Collecting Data
    • cers, elevators, 2 and 4 Quadrant.
    • Single-phase and 
    • 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: redu.
    • 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.
12 ECTS 105h
Automation of Systems

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.
12 ECTS 30h
Master Project
With the final project, students worked for a reminder of the agenda for the postgraduate and demonstrates that it has acquired the necessary knowledge.
Degree
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
Range of 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.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Visits
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work placements & 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 of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Teaching staff
  • Álvarez Casado, Enrique

    Ph.D. and Ms.C. on Ergonomics. Project Manager of Centro de Ergonomía Aplicada (CENEA). Member of the ISO working group on occupational ergonomics. More than 20 years of experience in consultancy services with important companies to manage productivity and risks on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Chillón Antón, Cristian

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Investigator of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Fillet Castellà, Sergi
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of Electrical Engineering at the UPC.
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
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    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and creator of CITCEA-UPC.
  • Juncosa Miro, Jaume

    Technical engineer, Electronic specialty at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). European Patent Agent. Master in online documentation (MASDOC). Diploma in Spanish and European patents from the UB, Diploma in European patent litigation from the University of Strasbourg and CEIPI and Master in software and bioinformatics in the US. Head of the technical department of Torner Juncosa i Associats SL.
  • Llonch Masachs, Marc

    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Senior project engineer at CITCEA-UPC. With six years of experience in the design and development of electric power converters, both connected to the network and for motor control. His main research has focused on microgrids, switching strategies for three-phase inverters and electric mobility, providing several publications on the subject. Currently, he also teaches industrial control in the master's degree in Automated Production and Robotics at CIM-UPC.
  • Miguel Espinar, Carlos
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    Industrial Engineer specializing in Power Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently Project Manager at CITCEA-UPC in the Mechatronics Area and is doing his PhD in the development of synchronous motor control algorithms in electric mobility applications. It centers its professional activity in the development of Power Electronics and its control in different types from applications: control and design FEM of synchronous motors, and heating by induction by wires. Participates as a teacher in the Master of Mechatronics.

  • Montesinos Miracle, Daniel
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    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPC.
  • Muñoz Gazquez, Jose Pedro

    Associate professor and researcher of the Automation Area of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar

    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
  • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo
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    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the UPC. Reader professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the UPC. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Riba Romeva, Carles

    Doctor Industrial Engineer at the UPC. Professor emeritus at the UPC and President of CMES (Collective for a new Sustainable Energy and social Model).
  • Ridaura Aldana, Gregorio
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    Doctor in Sustainability from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Industrial Engineer. Master in Business Administration.  Lead Auditor for Suppliers, ISO / TS 16949: 2011 (RABQSA) and Lead Auditor for Energy Management Systems, ISO 50001: 2011 (IRCA) He has more than 15 years of experience in multinational companies (LG Electronics, Honeywell, among others) in the electronics and automotive sectors.

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Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Head of automation for logistics blocks.
  • Expert in industrial mechatronics.

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