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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Mechatronics and the master's degree in Enertronics.

Programme

Edition
19th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€2,400
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: 03/03/2020
Classes end: 02/07/2020
Programme ends : 10/09/2020
Timetable
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
CITCEA-UPC
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
Barcelona
Why this programme?
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 Automation and Systems is part of the Masters programme and 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.
Aims
  • The integration of mechanics, electricity, electronics and information technologies into the design of components, equipment and mechanical systems to be able to make better products.
  • A better understanding of materials and processes.
  • Learn about the latest trends and information related to new materials and processes.
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 or electrical engineering).

Training Content

List of subjects
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.
3 ECTS
Proyecto Final Posgrado
Through the final project for the Masters, students will put into practice and demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired throughout the programme, in addition to getting the chance to undertake and submit a project which may be of use in their company.
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.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Mechatronics .
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

Teaching staff
  • Chillón Antón, Cristian
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Investigator of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
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    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and deputy director of CITCEA-UPC.

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Career opportunities

Head of automation for logistics blocks.

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