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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 Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment.

Program

Edition
20th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
Modality
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
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: 07/10/2019
Classes end: 20/02/2020
Programme ends : 19/06/2020
Timetable
Tuesday: 18:00 to 21:30
Thursday: 18:00 to 21:30
Taught at
Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials (CDEI-UPC)
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0
Barcelona
Why this programme?
This course allows the participant to acquire a vision of the scope and implications to be taken into account in the design of machines and that are given by the requirements of the life cycle stages of an equipment or product. This course focuses on aspects such as the insurance of its use during the useful life (reliability and maintainability), the aspects of industrial property, the adequacy of the relationship with users (ergonomics, safety) and good harmony with the environment. (minimization of environmental impacts and de-limitation at the end of life). The sessions focus on the framework of concurrent engineering.
Aims
  • To focus attention on aspects of the machine design phase that need to taken into account, apart from functionality.
  • To introduce methodologies and tools to respond to these needs: binominal reliability-maintenance, ergonomics, safety and life-cycle.
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
Conditions and Regulations in Machine Design
  • Concurrent Engineering
    • The concept of Concurrent Engineering.
    • Product Development.
    • Product modularity and complexity.
    • R&D Project management.
    • Form design.
    • Assembly design.
  • Industrial Property. Reliability and Maintainability
    • Design for availability.
    • Methodologies employed during the machine design stage. General concepts regarding industrial property.
    • Participation of the Engineer in the Patent Application. Patent Search. Interpretation of Granted Patents.
  • Machine Ergonomics
    • Introduction to workstation and machine design and ergonomics.
    • Noise and Vibrations.
    • Anthropometry: Concepts of Anthropometry.
    • Ergonomic evaluations methods. Relational ergonomics.
    • Design for Usability.
  • Machine Safety
    • Regulations in the European Union/Machinery directive. The suitability of Work equipment and Risk Assessment. Technical standards for machine safety.
    • "Administrative Documentation" and "Case Study".
    • Safety and quality of supply in electrical systems. Safety components.
  • Environmental Impact and End-of-Life
    • Energy consumption and environmental impact. Introduction to Eco-design
    • Environmental Regulations.
    • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
    • End-of-Life Design.
3 ECTS
Projecte de Curs Postgrau de Condicionants i Normatives en el Disseny de Màquines.
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.
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 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
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 appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .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 work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic coordination
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
Teaching staff
  • Álvarez Casado, Enrique
    Ph.D. and Ms.C. on Ergonomics. Project Manager of Centro de Ergonomía Aplicada (CENEA). Member of the ISO working group on occupational ergonomics. More than 20 years of experience in consultancy services with important companies to manage productivity and risks on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
  • Riba Romeva, Carles
    Doctor Industrial Engineer at the UPC. Professor emeritus at the UPC and President of CMES (Collective for a new sustainable energy and social model).
  • Romeu Garbí, Jordi
    Dr. Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Professor and Director of the Department . Mechanical Engineering Research Group on Acoustic Emission Pollution and Mechanics UPC.

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

Responsible for mechanical design of industrial equipment.

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