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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment.


24th Edition
15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Language of instruction
€2,500 €2,125(15% discount if you enrol before 30th June)
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
Classes start: 17/10/2022
Classes end: 27/02/2023
Programme ends : 30/04/2023
Monday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME)
C/ Pau Gargallo, 14. Edifici U.
Why this postgraduate course?
This course presents the basic notions necessary to define, coordinate or perform the design of mechanically based industrial machines and equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the guidance systems (support members and guide links) and on the drive systems (motors, transmissions and control forms). In the determination of the mechanical systems reference is made to criteria of use and selection of standard components of the market. Finally, technologies related to the manufacture of prototypes and the realization and evaluation of tests representative of real operation are presented.
Promoted by:
  • Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials. CDEI (UPC)
  • To design optimal mechanical systems for specific industrial equipment.
  • To integrate the notion of environment into machine and equipment design which includes the different areas of businesses that encompass machine production as well as equipment operators.
Who is it for?
Professionals from the sector who have degrees or knowledge that allow them to follow the course properly.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to mechanical systems engineering
    • Design structure.
    • Market and specialized components.
    • Analysis of mechanisms.
    • Mobility.
    • Introduction to simulation using CAE.
  • Mechanism design
    • Flat kinematics.
    • Mechanism forces.
    • Kinematic optimization of mechanisms.
    • Dynamic optimization of mechanisms. Balanced.
    • Simulation of flat and three-dimensional mechanisms with CAE tools
  • Constructive structure of the machines
    • Structural functions of machines: guidance and transmission.
    • Support members. Strength and rigidity.
    • Angular and linear guidance links.
    • Simulation of flat and three-dimensional mechanisms with CAE (II) tools.
  • Machine drive
    • The mechanical drive system.
    • Engine and receiver characteristics.
    • Dynamic equation of the drive system.
    • Power drives.
    • Characteristics and functions of transmissions.
    • Fast-moving drives.
  • Prototyping and testing techniques
    • Models and test simulation in product development.
    • Prototyping and testing methodology in design companies.
    • Manufacturing tests.
    • Simulation and testing in product development.
    • Failure and fatigue in mechanical elements.
    • Introduction to finite elements.
    • Prototyping and testing methodology in the motorcycle sector (Arianetech).
3 ECTS 5h
Proyecto del Posgrado en Ingeniería de Sistemas Mecánicos
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 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 Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment .
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
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
  • Blanco Romero, Maria Elena
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    PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Mechanical Industrial Technical Engineer. Diploma in Optics and Optometry. Postgraduate in Mechanical Systems and Postgraduate in Metallic Materials. He is currently head of projects at the Industrial Equipment Design Center (CDEI-UPC). He has 15 years of experience in the development of projects for the design of machines, products and industrial equipment. Since 2011 she has been an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the UPC
  • 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.
  • Ciudad Valls, Iván
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    Doctor in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), he has several master's degrees in the field of management and human resources, but his field of specialization is safety and health at work. He is a senior technician in occupational risk prevention (PRL) in the three technical specialties, auditor of prevention systems and expert in PRL. He has accumulated more than two decades of experience as a preventionist in multi-service companies of national and international scope. He is a teaching collaborator at several universities and since 2017 has directed ICCESAL.
  • de la Fuente Antequera, Albert
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    PhD in Civil Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director of the C3S-BCN research group and founding partner of the companies Smart Engineering (Spin-Off UPC) and Sensia Infrastructures. His fields of research are: new building materials (cement base) and their reinforcements (fibers and composite materials); additive manufacturing systems for the construction and analysis of the sustainability of infrastructures and processes. He is an active member of fib and ACHE.

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