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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Steel and Concrete Structures and Soil Mechanics
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08-09-2020

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  • discount
    10% discount if you enrol before 31th July
  • discount
    This programme is part of the Employment Help grants programme
relation
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Architectural Structures Engineering and the master's degree in Architectural Structures Engineering.

Programme

Edition
5th Edition
Credits
18 ECTS (180 teaching hours)
Delivery
Online
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€2,800  €2,520 (10% discount if you enrol before 31th July)
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: 20/10/2020
Classes end: 28/01/2021
Programme ends : 04/02/2021
Timetable
Tuesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
Why this programme?
The postgraduate program in Steel Structures, Concrete and Soil Mechanics has three parts.

The first one based on steel structures, focuses on developing extensive knowledge in the design and specific analysis of steel structures through knowing the different typologies, the calculation of metal structures, joints and modelling with programs specific calculations such as ROBOT, KEY, POWERFRAME.

The second part is based on concrete structures involving knowledge of various types, post-tensioned structures, calculation of concrete structures and modelling with specific calculation programs such as ROBOT, SAP, CYPE and Tricalc.

The third part focuses extensively on the development of knowledge on the design and calculation of foundations and containment elements, such as geotechnical studies and modelling with specific calculation programs: SAP, ROBOT, CYPE, PLAXIS.

The curriculum has been prepared based on the experiences of the teaching team on previous courses at both university level and in the professional sphere. This provides the basis of reference for the contents of this programme, which is supported by the Association of Structural Consultants (ACE) and the Institute of Structural Studies (IEE), the leading institutions in the sector.
Aims
  • Training in structural analysis in steel and concrete.
  • Advanced knowledge of specific types.
  • Analyse and design mixed structures and pre-stressed concrete structures.
  • Training in geotechnical analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of specific types.
  • Analyse and design foundations and containment elements
Who is it for?
The recommended profile for admission is professionals related to the areas of design, calculation and management of structures in building.
  • Quantity surveyors and senior architects.
  • Industrial and Civil engineers.

Training Content

List of subjects
6 ECTS 48h
Acero y Mixtas
  • Analysis of steel structures.
  • Types of steel structures.
  • Design and calculation of metal structures.
  • Welded and bolted connections.
  • Supports.
  • Mixed structures.
  • Vibration analysis.
  • Active and passive protection against fire.
  • Modelling with Robot and Autodesk
6 ECTS 48h
Hormigón Armado y Postesado
  • Fundamental principles of concrete.
  • Types of structure in concrete.
  • The cable and beam method: analysis of elements.
  • Analysis of concrete elements subjected to bending.
  • Analysis of concrete elements subjected to compression.
  • Analysis of elements subject to shear and torsion.
  • Structural analysis.
  • Analysis of concrete structures with CYPE.
  • Introduction to post-stressed concrete analysis.
  • Analysis of post-tensioned structures with CYPE.
  • Prefabricated concrete structures.
  • New concretes.
  • The concrete structures plan.
6 ECTS 48h
Mecánica del Suelo, Cimentación y Contención
  • Concepts of geotechnics.
  • In situ and laboratory tests.
  • The geotechnical study.
  • Design and calculation of direct foundations.
  • Design and calculation of deep foundations.
  • Design and calculation of containment elements.
  • Study interaction between soil and cement.
  • Testing and monitoring systems.
  • Modelling with SAFE and Cype.
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 Architectural Structures Engineering .
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:
relation Lifelong learning courses:
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Architectural Structures Engineering .
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:
relation Lifelong learning 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.
Visits
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
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

Academic management
  • Maristany Carreras, Jordi
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    Doctor Architect Professor of the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC. He was director of the Department of Architectural Structures and is a member of the research group LITA (Laboratory of Innovation and Technology in Architecture). He is a professor of several postgraduate and master's courses. He has participated in outstanding projects such as the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) in the Science and Technology Park of Girona or the integral rehabilitation of the "Estación del Norte" in Barcelona.
Teaching staff
  • Ledesma Villalba, Alberto
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    BEng. MSc. PE. PhD. Full Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Thirty years of teaching and research experience on that field, including numerical models in Geomechanics, back-analysis, unsaturated soils, landslides and soil dynamics. Supervisor of 12 Doctoral Theses. Participation and coordination in a number of Research Projects funded by European Commission. Over 150 publications, most of them papers published in international peer reviewed Journals. Geotechnical advisor of several companies and administrations, in Spain and other European and American countries, involving large excavations, urban tunnels and embankment dams. Active member of the International Committee controlling construction of high-speed train tunnel crossing Barcelona next to World's Heritage buildings.
  • Maristany Carreras, Jordi
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    Doctor Architect Professor of the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC. He was director of the Department of Architectural Structures and is a member of the research group LITA (Laboratory of Innovation and Technology in Architecture). He is a professor of several postgraduate and master's courses. He has participated in outstanding projects such as the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) in the Science and Technology Park of Girona or the integral rehabilitation of the "Estación del Norte" in Barcelona.
  • Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Enrique
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    Doctor in Civil Engineering.
  • Obiol Sánchez, Agustí
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    Doctor in Architecture.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Associació de Consultors d'Estructures
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
  • Associació de Consultors d'Estructures
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
  • Institut d'Estudis Estructurals
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
  • Institut d'Estudis Estructurals
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.

Career opportunities

  • Project Manager for the design and calculation of steel structures.
  • Project Manager for the design and calculation of concrete structures.
  • Project Manager for the design and calculation of foundation structures and containment elements.

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