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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Lifelong learning course in Wood Structures
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relation
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Architectural Structures Engineering.

Programme

Edition
1st Edition
Credits
6 ECTS (60 teaching hours)
Delivery
Online
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€1,000
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: 17/02/2021
Classes end: 19/05/2021
Programme ends : 26/05/2021
Timetable
Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Online
Why this programme?
Currently, driven by the imperative need for a more sustainable and more environmentally friendly environment, the Wood Structures are having a hitherto unknown momentum.

Mastery in the design and calculation of structural wood and the training to conceive and design structures with this material, will allow the student to expand the training of classic structural materials such as steel or concrete, placing it at the forefront of structural consulting.

Cases of structures designed with various typological options in wood will be carried out and analysed, analysed according to current regulations and methodologies.


The course focuses on extensively developing the specific knowledge of design and analysis for wooden structures, type, analysis and modelling with specific calculation programs: ESTRUMAD, ETABS, CYPE, Arktec, DLUBAL and ROBOT.

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
  • Advanced knowledge in the design and project of wooden structures.
  • Training in structural analysis in wood in all its typological varieties.
  • Provide structural assessment criteria within the scope of sustainability and respect for the environment.
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
Madera y Fábrica
  • Foundations for calculation.
  • Materials in structures.
    • Timber.
    • Masonry.
  • Type of Structure.
  • Analysis of examples and pre-dimensioning.
  • Modelling with DLUBAL.
Degree
Lifelong learning diploma 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 lifelong learning 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:
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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.
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 lifelong learning 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.

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.
  • 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

  • Specialist in the design, calculation and construction of wooden structures.

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How to start admission
To start the enrolment process for this programme you must complete and send the form that you will find at the bottom of these lines.

Next you will receive a welcome email detailing the three steps necessary to formalize the enrolment procedure:

1. Complete and confirm your personal details.

2. Validate your curriculum vitae and attach any additional required documentation, whenever this is necessary for admission.

3. Pay €110 in concept of the registration fee for the programme. This fee will be discounted from the total enrolment fee and will only be returned when a student isn't admitted on a programme.

Once the fee has been paid and we have all your documentation, we will assess your candidacy and, if you are admitted on the course, we will send you a letter of acceptance. This document will provide you with all the necessary information to formalize the enrolment process for the programme.




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