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Programme

Edition
21th Edition
Credits
60 ECTS (450 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€7,800
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Scholarship
Students can request more information about discounts for UPC personnel and for businesses.
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 07/10/2019
Classes end: 16/07/2020
Programme ends : 29/04/2021
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
Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials (CDEI-UPC)
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0
Barcelona
Why this programme?
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.

Aims
  • 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
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
Metallic component design
  • Introduction to Metals
    • Introduction to metal based materials.
    • The properties and characteristics of metals.
    • Selection criteria.
    • Iron based materials. Steel.
    • Aluminium and copper based materials.
    • Other metals and alloys (Zn, Ti, Ni).
  • Moulded Components
    • Introduction to moulded component design.
    • Moulding with colanders.
    • Aluminium moulding and Zamak moulding by injection.
    • Microfusion.
    • A visit to a foundry.
  • Forged, Extruded and Sintered Components
    • Forged components.
    • Laminated components.
    • Thermal treatments.
    • Aluminium extrusion.
    • Sintered components.
    • A visit to an extruded aluminium factory.
  • Tubes and Sheet Metal Components
    • Introduction to the sheet metal components.
    • Different joinery techniques used for sheet metal construction.
    • Embossed sheet metal components.
    • High elasticity steel components.
    • A visit to a stamped metal component factory.
    • A visit to a fine cutting factory.
  • Coatings and Protections
    • The function of protective covering and layers.
    • High strength coatings and resistance to wear.
    • Thermal application coatings.
    • A visit to a galvanising factory.
    • A visit to a polymer coating factory.
12 ECTS 105h
Plastic and elastomer component design
  • Introduction to Plastics and Elastomers
    • Material properties and selection criteria.
    • Plastic materials: Thermo-mechanic characteristics and behaviour over time.
    • The main groups of plastics materials and their applications.
    • Introduction to technical plastics.
    • Special materials for making plastic components: additives and charges.
    • Introduction to elastomers.
  • Manufacturing Processes for Plastic Components
    • Introduction to injected plastics.
    • Other injection processes.
    • Extrusion and thermoforming.
    • Other plastics manufacturing technologies.
    • A visit to an extruded plastics factory.
    • A visit to an injected plastics factory.
  • Design and Calculations for Plastic Components
    • Criteria for designing components.
    • Designing components (gears, bearings, flexible joints, click-ins, screw joints, planar sliding joints...).
    • Adhesive joints.
    • Welded joints.
    • Computer simulations.
    • Rapid prototype and pre-series techniques.
  • Elastomer Components
    • Rubber families. Characteristics and tolerances.
    • Rubber manufacturing processes and specifications.
    • Thermoplastic elastomer components.
    • Silicones and polyurethanes.
    • Elastomer based components on the market.
  • Compound Material Components
    • Introduction to composite materials and definitions.
    • Piece calculations for composite materials.
    • Design and calculations tools used for composite materials.
    • Compound materials manufacturing technologies.
    • Compound materials applications and components.
    • A visit to a composite materials production company.
12 ECTS 30h
Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tutorship
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
Attendance
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 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

Academic coordination
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
Teaching staff
  • Adolphs, Georg
    Global Technical Marketing Manager Wind Energy in Owens Corning.
  • 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.
  • Imaz Boada, Víctor
    Chemical Engineer by 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 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 UPC.
  • Santolaria Vea, Ismael
    Studied Industrial Electronics Technical Engineering at the Rovira i Virgili University. Professionally linked to the company SANJO Fineblanking, a world leader in fine cut die-cutting technology since 1995, developing responsible tasks in the area of product engineering.

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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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