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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Renewable Energies and Electrical Mobility
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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Smart Energy and the master's degree in Enertronics.

Presentation

Edition
11th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€2,400 €2,040(15% discount if you enrol before 30th June)
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: October 2021
End date: February 2022
Timetable
Monday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
CITCEA - Centre d'Innovació Tecnològica en Convertidors Estàtics i Accionaments
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
08028 Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
Nobody could question that among the major challenges facing humanity is the challenge of providing a solution to energy systems. Our future largely depends on our ability to identify and manage future energy techniques. Electronic, IT and communication technologies must be included in the design of the energy systems of the coming years. This innovative concept, which enables integrated solutions to be identified, has been termed Enertronics.

This is a concept which brings together different technologies in topics such as power electronics, communications automation, electrical systems energy, and programming and microprocessor technologies, all of which are aspects which companies require from their professionals. Nowadays organisations require the figure of the enertronic engineer who, when thinking of a solution to an energy system, also takes the electrical part or the bit microprocessor programming into account.

This postgraduate course in Renewable Energies and the Electric Mobility, which is part of the Masters programme, covers fundamental knowledge on electrical engineering and electricity generation, enabling the analysis and understanding of circuits and electric motors, and also the applications of renewable wind and photovoltaic energies and the various technologies related to electrical mobility.
Aims
  • To learn about the operating principles of the various sources of conventional and renewable energies.
  • To design, analyse and control energy equipment based on renewable energies.
  • To design, analyse and control the various concepts of electric vehicles.
Who is it for?
  • Recent engineer graduates who wish to steer their career towards the energy sector.
  • Experienced professionals who are seeking an overview of energy systems and to learn about enertronics .
  • Industrial engineers from various specialisations.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Renewable Energies and the Electric Vehicle
  • Electricity generation
    • Parts of a generation plant.
    • Modeling of synchronous generators.
    • Connection to power network of infinite short circuit.
    • Conventional synchronous generator simulation.
    • PMSM as generator. Generation with induction machine.
    • Simulation winding rotor generators.
  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy
    • Introduction to photovoltaic solar energy. Type of facilities, basic solar geometry, evolution and topicality.
    • Photovoltaic modules, technologies, technological considerations (mismatch, shading, solar trackers).
    • Cell and panel modeling.
    • Design of facilities.
    • Introduction to photovoltaic converters. Components, modulation. The inverter connected to the network.
    • Monitoring systems of the point of maximum power. MPPT and performance of photovoltaic inverters.
    • Apple detection systems. Normative context and detection algorithms.
  • Wind power
    • Introduction to wind systems simulation.
    • Electric machines used for wind generation.
    • Static converters used for wind generation.
    • Modeling and simulation of static converters.
    • Control applied to wind generation.
    • Network integration of wind power and network connection codes.
    • Simulation of wind generation systems.
  • Integration of renewable energies
    • Introduction to renewable plants.
    • Network connection codes.
    • Large-scale renewable generation plants.
    • Virtual generation plants.
    • Microwires with renewable generation.
    • Simulation of generation plants and microgrids.
  • Electric mobility
    • Introduction to hybrid and electric vehicles.
    • Dynamics of the electric vehicle.
    • Electric vehicle Regulations and integration to smart grids.
    • Electric traction Motors and converters.
    • Modeling and simulation of an electric vehicle.
    • Railway electrical system.

3 ECTS
Final 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.
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
Postgraduate diplomas 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 this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Smart Energy .
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:
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Enertronics .
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.
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 postgraduate course 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

Academic management
  • Cheah Mañé, Marc (Director)
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    PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cardiff University (CU), Wales, UK. Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently a lecturer in the Serra Hunter program in the Electrical Engineering department of the ETSEIB and carries out research activities within CITCEA on topics of power electronics applied to electricity networks and renewable energies.
  • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo (Director)
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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.
Teaching staff
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perez-Lanzac Casado, Juan
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    Industrial Engineer (MsC) passionate about Wind Energy, Electric Drives, Grid Integration of Distributed Energy, Power Systems, and Smart Grids. Currently employed with GE Renewables as Energy Conversion Engineer within the Wind Turbine design engineering department.
  • Villafáfila Robles, Roberto
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    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Industrial Engineer specializing in Electrical Engineering from the UPC. Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (UPC). Member of the management team of CITCEA-UPC and head of the area of Entrontronics. Member of the Energy Commission and of the Working Groups on Efficient Energy Management and Electric Mobility of the College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia. Experience of more than fifteen years in national and international R + D + i projects in electricity markets, integration into renewable generation networks, storage and electric vehicles.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Schneider Electric España, S.A.
    • Provides support material for teaching.
    • Provides venues for the programme's training activities.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

Energy consultant.

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