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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Elements of Mechatronics Systems
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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Mechatronics: Technologies, Industrial Systems and Electric Mobility.


23th Edition
15 ECTS (108 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Take advantage of the special enrollment conditions in this admission round! Complete your enrollment by July 25. Ask your Program Advisor!.
Start date
Classes start: 14/10/2024
Classes end: 26/02/2025
Programme ends : 17/03/2025
Monday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Presentation video
Why this postgraduate course?
This course allows, in the first instance, to introduce the basic knowledge of two areas of special importance of mechatronics, such as electrotechnics and electronics. From this, it continues with the deepening of knowledge about different components such as industrial sensors, electric actuators, hydraulic and pneumatic drives and power electronics.

In this way, the most relevant technologies related to mechatronic components and systems are presented.
Promoted by:
  • 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.
  • Evaluate the costs associated with manufacturing components (materials, processes, implements, production series¿).
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
Elements of Mechatronic Systems
  • Introduction and Basic Concepts
    • Introduction to electrotechnics.
    • Introduction to electronics.
    • Introduction to simulation with Matlab / Simulink.
- Sensors

    • Presence sensors.
    • Position, speed and acceleration sensors.
    • Deformation, force and pressure sensors.
    • Temperature, flow and level sensors.
    • Sensors of electrical magnitudes.
    • Sensor connection.
    • Electric actuators
    • Constituent materials of electric actuators: conductors, dielectric and magnetic.
    • DC motor.
    • Synchronous motor, brushless DC and brushless AC.
    • Induction motor.
    • Selection of motors based on kinematic chains.

- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation and Drives

    • General concepts of hydraulics, pumps and fluid treatment.
    • Elements of hydraulic circuits and systems and typical applications.
    • Selection of elements and design of hydraulic circuits and systems.
    • General concepts of pneumatics, compression and air treatment.
    • General pneumatics elements: valves and components.
    • Design of pneumatic automation.
    • Safety in pneumatic applications.
    • General electropneumatic elements: electrovalves, relays and electromechanical logic.
    • Design of electropneumatic automation.
    • Energy saving in pneumatics.
    • Power Electronics
  • Introduction to static converters.
    • Basic typologies.
    • Real switches: trip and protection.
    • Other elements in power electronics.
    • DC / DC, DC / AC and AC / DC converters.
    • Converter design.
    • Applications.
3 ECTS 3h
Práctica del Posgrado en Elementos de los Sistemas Mecatrònicos
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.
Postgraduate qualification in Elements of Mechatronics Systems, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate).
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Mechatronics: Technologies, Industrial Systems and Electric Mobility .
The continuing education master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire continuing education master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Continuing education 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.
Flipped classroom
The contents are prepared prior to the face-to-face lessons. Practical sessions take place in the classroom, which enable understanding and application of concepts to real cases and the expansion of knowledge with more technical and specialised details.
Advanced asynchronous communication
Systems that enable smooth and clear communication in any situation (video chats, forums, recorded lectures, etc.).
Assessment criteria
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
  • 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.
  • Llonch Masachs, Marc

    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.
  • Martin Segura, Guillermo
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    Doctor of Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Industrial engineer from the UPC. More than ten years of experience in the field of power electronics.

  • Miguel Espinar, Carlos
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    Doctor in Electrical Engineer by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) focuses his research on the design and control of power electronics. As a Senior Project Manager at CITCEA-UPC, he leads cutting-edge Power Electronics and Drives initiatives. His expertise includes developing control strategies and power electronics for electric machines in EVs, renewable energy integration, induction heating, and drives. He possesses a strong background in designing electrical machines for various applications, such as drives, ventilation, hydraulics, and appliances.

  • 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.

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Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

Expert in industrial mechatronics.

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