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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment
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23th Edition
60 ECTS (450 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
€7,900 €7,110(10% discount if you enrol before 16th September)
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.
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  • 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
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 17/10/2022
Classes end: 13/07/2023
Programme ends : 30/04/2024
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, 14. Edifici U.
Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials (CDEI-UPC)
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0
Why this master's degree?
One of the most interesting and frequently the most complex activity in engineering is the process of defining, designing and developing a product or machine based on a set of previously established functions and provisions.

Equipment design is a multidisciplinary activity that utilises, among other things, the following materials from this MEIE masters course: machine and mechanism theory, calculation and simulation, constructive solutions, drives and drive controls, mechatronics, selecting components on the market, applications for materials and processes, manufacturing technology, ergonomics, safety and recyclability. All of these activities are combined in one single project.
Promoted by:
  • Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials. CDEI (UPC)
  • To design and optimise mechanical systems for industrial equipment, applying mechanism synthesis techniques, member guides, determining and selecting drives and components on the market.
  • To integrate existing regulations and conditions into machine and equipment design, from the different areas where machine production is involved to the equipment operators who will use these machine throughout the life cycle of the machine.
  • Selecting suitable material and manufacturing technologies according to the function and shape of the pieces and the components of the equipment, taking into consideration the most innovative materials and manufacturing processes. Special attention is given to the processes that allow for a high degree of versatility when manufacturing in small production runs.
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, electro mechanical, electrical or automatic engineering).

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Blended learning
Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to mechanical systems engineering
    • Design structure.
    • Market and specialized components.
    • Analysis of mechanisms.
    • Mobility.
    • Introduction to simulation using CAE.
  • Mechanism design
    • Flat kinematics.
    • Mechanism forces.
    • Kinematic optimization of mechanisms.
    • Dynamic optimization of mechanisms. Balanced.
    • Simulation of flat and three-dimensional mechanisms with CAE tools
  • Constructive structure of the machines
    • Structural functions of machines: guidance and transmission.
    • Support members. Strength and rigidity.
    • Angular and linear guidance links.
    • Simulation of flat and three-dimensional mechanisms with CAE (II) tools.
  • Machine drive
    • The mechanical drive system.
    • Engine and receiver characteristics.
    • Dynamic equation of the drive system.
    • Power drives.
    • Characteristics and functions of transmissions.
    • Fast-moving drives.
  • Prototyping and testing techniques
    • Models and test simulation in product development.
    • Prototyping and testing methodology in design companies.
    • Manufacturing tests.
    • Simulation and testing in product development.
    • Failure and fatigue in mechanical elements.
    • Introduction to finite elements.
    • Prototyping and testing methodology in the motorcycle sector (Arianetech).
12 ECTS 105h
Blended learning
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
Blended learning
Robotic Systems Design
  • Introduction
    • Robotics and industry 4.0.
    • Industrial and collaborative robotic arms.
    • Robotic platforms.
    • Introduction to the operating system for robots I and II (ROS).
    • Fleet control and integration in management systems.
  • Selection of components for robots
    • Selection of transmissions.
    • Motors suitable for robotics applications.
    • Energy storage systems.
    • Sensors for robotics.
    • Motor control systems and robotic system.
    • Application examples.
  • Simulation of robotic systems with Gazebo
    • Introduction to the software.
    • Simulated environment.
    • Actuators and controls.
    • Sensor application.
    • Complete example of mobile robot.
    • Complete example of manipulator robot with gripper.
  • Security systems
    • Specific regulations.
    • Security components.
    • Exhibition of commercial products.
    • Programming of security systems.
    • Application examples.
  • Practice with various robotic systems
    • Robotic arm training.
    • Practices with omnidirectional platforms.
    • Practices with differential vehicles.
12 ECTS 105h
Blended learning
Design of Metallic and Polymeric Components
  • Introduction to materials
    • Material properties and selection criteria.
    • Characteristics and properties of metals.
    • Characteristics and properties of polymers.
    • Selection criteria.
    • Main groups of plastic materials and their applications.
    • Main groups of metallic materials and their applications.
  • Manufacturing processes of plastic components
    • Introduction to plastic injection.
    • Other injection processes.
    • Extrusion and thermoforming.
    • Other manufacturing technologies with plastic.
    • Visit to an extrusion factory.
    • Visit to a plastic injection factory.
  • Manufacturing processes of metallic components
    • Introduction to the design of molded components.
    • Casting and injection molding of aluminum.
    • Forged and rolled components.
    • Sheet metal components.
    • Aluminum extrusion and sintered components.
    • Visit to an aluminum extrusion factory.
    • Visit to a foundry.
  • Design and calculation of plastic components
    • Criteria for component design.
    • Component design (gears, bearings, film joints, etc.).
    • Adhesive joints.
    • Welding joints.
    • Computer simulations.
    • 3D printing and rapid prototyping techniques.
  • Coatings and protections
    • Functions of coatings and protections.
    • High hardness coatings and wear resistance.
    • Visit to a galvanic coating factory.
    • Visit to a polymer coating factory.
    • Coatings by thermal projection I.
    • Coatings by thermal projection II.
12 ECTS 30h
Blended learning
For the final project of this master's course students must implement and demonstrate their knowledge acquired throughout the course as well as completing and presenting a project that could be used in their companies.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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 course completion certificate of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
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:
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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.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
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.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
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
  • Blanco Romero, Maria Elena
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    PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Mechanical Industrial Technical Engineer. Diploma in Optics and Optometry. Postgraduate in Mechanical Systems and Postgraduate in Metallic Materials. He is currently head of projects at the Industrial Equipment Design Center (CDEI-UPC). He has 15 years of experience in the development of projects for the design of machines, products and industrial equipment. Since 2011 she has been an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the UPC
  • Chillón Antón, Cristian

    Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Project Engineer at CITCEA-UPC specialized in converter control algorithms. Experience working on projects developing microgrids, active filters, photovoltaic converters, electric vehicle and storage systems chargers.
  • Ciudad Valls, Iván
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    Doctor in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), he has several master's degrees in the field of management and human resources, but his field of specialization is safety and health at work. He is a senior technician in occupational risk prevention (PRL) in the three technical specialties, auditor of prevention systems and expert in PRL. He has accumulated more than two decades of experience as a preventionist in multi-service companies of national and international scope. He is a teaching collaborator at several universities and since 2017 has directed ICCESAL.
  • Corominas Murtra, Andreu
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    Doctor from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Telecommunications Engineer (UPC). Professional with more than fifteen years of experience in the world of robotics. Since 2016, he is co-founder and CEO of the company Beta Robots SL. Specializing in artificial perception and state estimation methods for mobile robot navigation.

  • de la Fuente Antequera, Albert
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    PhD in Civil Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director of the C3S-BCN research group and founding partner of the companies Smart Engineering (Spin-Off UPC) and Sensia Infrastructures. His fields of research are: new building materials (cement base) and their reinforcements (fibers and composite materials); additive manufacturing systems for the construction and analysis of the sustainability of infrastructures and processes. He is an active member of fib and ACHE.
  • Gallardo Guillén, Esteban
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    Technical Engineer in Telecommunications from Ramon Llull University. Senior Customer Experience Design Lead at Hewlett Packard. He has 21 years of experience in the development of large format digital printing industrial machinery. Since 2012 dedicated to research, analysis and the creation of new forms of machine-user interaction.
  • Imaz Boada, Víctor
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    Chemical Engineer by Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS) and MBA by ESADE. He has held various positions in the Hydro company dedicated to extrusion of aluminum, surface finishes and downstream processes. In the last years he has specialized in automotive.
  • 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.
  • Olea, Juan
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    Industrial Technical Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Currently in charge of the training area of the Industry part of the company Schneider Electric. He has more than 20 years of experience, developing different control and automation tasks in different related companies in the industrial sector (FESTO, OMRON, Triservice).
  • Papis Labanda, Francisco

    Mechanical Industrial Technical Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Master in Project Management by the Univ. Ramon Llull. Senior International Account Manager, SABIC Petrochemicals.
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar

    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
  • 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.
  • Sánchez Soto, Miguel
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    Doctor in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Responsible for the Technological Innovation area of the Center Català del Plàstic (CCP), he is part of the consolidated research group e-PLASCOM-Plastics and Ecological Composites. More than 25 years of experience in the area of polymers, composites and ultralight materials, their manufacturing technologies and their recycling and recovery.

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Career opportunities

  • Responsible for mechanical design of industrial equipment.
  • Head of industrial equipment for the improvement of manufacturing and assembly.

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