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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Automation and Control of Mechatronics Systems
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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Technologies Applied to Mechatronics 4.0.

Presentation

Edition
22th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (112 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€2,500 €2,250(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.
- In two instalments:

  • 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 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 14/03/2023
End date: 13/07/2023
Timetable
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
This course allows to apply the concepts of programming and control of industrial elements. The course is divided into the industrial programmable automaton programming block and the mechatronic systems control block. The latter is from its discrete and continuous time aspects (digitization).
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 112h
Automation and Control of Mechatronics Systems
  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
    • Introduction to automation and programming languages.
    • Introduction to programming languages: Graphics (Ladder (LD)), Functional Blocks (FBD, Grafcet) and textual (structured, ST) and list of instructions (IL).
    • First steps in the programming of industrial automatons.
    • Ladder programming practices and use of standard counter or timer-type functional blocks (TON, TOFF and TP).
    • Automation design in Grafcet.
    • Introduction to the IEC61131 standard.
    • The Gemma Guide.
    • Introduction to programming a stepper motor and HMI (Human Machine Interface) interfaces.
  • Application of Industrial Programmable Automatons
    • Programming for the application / process layer of a stepper motor.
    • Automation of a flexible production cell based on electric and electro-pneumatic actuators.
    • Automation and control of an induction motor controlled by a variator: open loop and implementation of a PID.
    • Application of the Gemma Guide.
  • Control of Dynamic Mechatronic Systems
    • Standard models of dynamic systems.
    • Single Input Single Output Systems (SISOs).
    • The transfer function. Stability. Standard systems of order 1 and 2.
    • The PID controller.
    • Interpretation of performance or sensitivity functions.
    • Control in state space.
    • Linearization for non-linear systems.
  • Digital Control of Mechatronic Systems
    • Hybrid systems.
    • Introduction to digital control and the Z transform.
    • The order maintainer 0 and its model.
    • Manipulation of transfer functions in z.
    • Stability and tuning.
    • Correspondence between domains (Laplace - Z).
    • Implementation of functions in Z to difference equations.
    • o Digital filters: FIR (Finite Impulse Response) and IIR (Infinite Impulse Response).
    • o Examples of discrete time control and implementation in DSP.
3 ECTS 3h
Final Thesis
With the final internship, the student puts into practice and demonstrates the knowledge acquired throughout the course, as well as having the opportunity to carry out and present a project that may be useful to their company.
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 Technologies Applied to Mechatronics 4.0 .
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.
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 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
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    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.
  • Llonch Masachs, Marc
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Senior project engineer at CITCEA-UPC. With six years of experience in the design and development of electric power converters, both connected to the network and for motor control. His main research has focused on microgrids, switching strategies for three-phase inverters and electric mobility, providing several publications on the subject. Currently, he also teaches industrial control in the master's degree in Automated Production and Robotics at CIM-UPC.
  • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo
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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.

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Career opportunities

Head of automation for logistics blocks.

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