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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Enertronics
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18-06-2019

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10% discount if you enrol before 30th June

Program

Edition
9th Edition
Credits
60 ECTS (432 teaching hours)
Modality
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
7.800 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 07/10/2019
Classes end: 08/07/2020
Programme ends : 29/04/2021
Timetable
Monday: 18:00 to 21:30
Tuesday: 18:00 to 21:30
Wednesday: 18:00 to 21:30
Thursday: 18:00 to 21:30
Taught at
CITCEA-UPC
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
Barcelona
Why this programme?
Nobody questions that the current challenges of humanity are totally linked to energy systems. Our future depends, to a large extent, on our capacity to define the energy systems of the future, which will be very different from the energy systems that we currently have.

The electrical networks have to allow the massive integration of renewable (and non-manageable) energies, including large offshore wind farms offshore, wind and photovoltaic plants distributed throughout the territory and other emerging renewable generations such as ocean energy. On the other hand, the development of the electric vehicle requires the development of technology both for the vehicle itself and for its integration into the network. In the same way, the concept of micro-network that can operate both autonomously and connected to the network, offers multiple advantages to users and the system, but it requires developing equipment that allows its correct operation. Thus, future smart grids have to integrate all these concepts, stay stable and provide users with the correct voltage and frequency levels, have the ability to adapt quickly and correct fault situations, and also They must allow maximum flexibility with the minimum cost and occupation of land.

To face these challenges, it is not enough to have specialized engineers in different technologies. An answer is needed starting from a global perspective, and from this need arises the concept of Enertronics that allows facing energy projects and defining integrated solutions, based on electrical, electronic and information technologies. The enertrónicos engineers have to have knowledge in multiple disciplines such as automation, industrial communications, power electronics, electric machines, information technologies, renewable and conventional energy, energy storage, demand management , the electricity market and energy planning. Once these subjects are known, they must be integrated, and it is through the resolution of practical cases, the knowledge of real applications and the practices with industrial teams as the students of the master's degree will acquire this global and integrated vision. In this way, when a wind turbine is being projected, for example, the different technologies involved in the wind turbine, both aerodynamic, mechanical or electrical, are taken into account, but the power electronics necessary to connect this wind turbine are also being considered. to the electrical network, as well as the electronic control board that will allow the control system to have all the information and communicate with other devices. We analyze the great powers that are integrated into the network and the problems that this represents for the network, while analyzing the detail of the programming that will be done in the microprocessor.

That is why in the Master we propose to work all these concepts in a global way but deepening in each technology, studying from the big plants the small autonomous systems to feed remote sites, from the railways to the small manageable consumptions, from the converter to the electricity market, from the battery to the hydraulic cylinder, from the photovoltaic panel to the communications bus, from the C ++ to the transistor, from the bit to the megawatt.

Aims
  • To provide students with the ability to plan, develop and implement energy system projects.
  • To offer students the knowledge, methods and tools needed for facing the technological challenges they will encounter when starting up an energy project.
  • To analyse and plan energy systems taking technical and economic restrictions, and the available resources, into account.
  • To automate and control the operation of energy systems.
Who is it for?
  • Engineers and engineering technicians.
  • Professionals from the industrial sector interested in energy systems and enertronics.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Renewable Energies and the Electric Vehicle
  • The basics of electrical engineering
    • Electrical system (BT, MT, AT).
    • Kirchhoff's Laws.
    • Ohm's Law.
    • Steady-state operation.
    • Transient operation.
    • Sinusoidal steady-state operation.
    • Alternating current electricity.
    • Series and parallel resonance.
    • Triphasic systems.
    • Ideal transformers.
    • Voltage, current and impedance conversion.
  • Power generation
    • Components of a power plant.
    • Synchronous generator modelling.
    • Connexion to a network of infinite short-circuit power.
    • Conventional synchronous generator simulation.
    • Using a PMSM as a generator.
    • Power generation with an induction machine.
    • Winding rotor generator simulation.
  • Photovoltaic solar energy
    • Introduction to solar energy.
    • Grid-connected solar inverters.
    • Clarke & Park Transforms.
    • Introduction to system and system control dynamics.
    • Grid control link. Photovoltaic plants.
    • Photovoltaic hybrid systems.
  • Wind energy
    • Introduction to wind energy system simulation.
    • Electrical machines used for wind-power generation.
    • Static converters used for wind-power generation Static converter modelling and simulation.
    • Control applied to wind-power generation.
    • Simulation of wind-power generation systems.
  • Electric mobility
    • Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. History, market and current status.
    • Electric vehicle dynamics.
    • Energy storage and sources.
    • Electric traction. Motors and converters.
    • Electric traction. Control, modelling and simulation.
    • Hybrid electric systems.
12 ECTS 105h
Smart Grids
  • Market and energy planning
    • Micro- and macro-economics.
    • The energy sector.
    • The energy market.
    • Energy system planning.
    • Application of Leap planning models.
    • Application of Homer planning models.
    • Evaluation of green planning programmes: REETSCREEN.
  • Electric network analysis
    • Electric parameters of power lines.
    • Line resistance, inductance and capacity calculations.
    • Steady-state analysis.
    • T model and Pi model Transformers in electric power systems.
    • Load flow.
    • Calculation of the admittance matrix.
    • Short-circuits in electric power systems.
  • Intelligent networks
    • Smart metering.
    • Energy demand management.
    • Asset management and intelligent maintenance.
    • Communication in electric power systems.
    • IEC 61850.
    • Micro networks. Converter control.
    • Micro-network simulation.
  • HVDC and FACTS, controllable DC and AC power systems
    • Converter technologies for HVDC and FACTS.
    • Converter control for HVDC and FACTS Case studies on electric power systems with FACTS devices:
    • Flow control in electric power systems.
    • Operation and control of a HVDC line.
  • Integration of offshore wind farms into the network .
    • Integration of renewable energies, micro-networks and electric vehicles into the electric power network
    • Status of renewable energies in the Spanish electric power system.
    • Technical connection and operation criteria applicable to renewable energies. Challenges and solutions for the integration of renewable energies.
    • Impact on the network.
    • Stability within electrical systems.
    • Integration studies.
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 and 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 12h
Final Project
Students must bring everything they have learnt together in an innovative project.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .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 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.

Teaching team

Teaching staff
  • Chillón Antón, Cristian
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Investigator of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Fillet Castellà, Sergi
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor of Electrical Engineering at the UPC.
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and deputy director of CITCEA-UPC.
  • Lloret Gallego, Pau
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Miguel Espinar, Carlos
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Montesinos Miracle, Daniel
    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.
  • Olivella Rosell, Pol
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo
    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the UPC. Reader professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the UPC. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.

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Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Energy consultant.
  • Technical support agent for energy.

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