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Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Equipment

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School

One of the most interesting and frequently the most complex activity in engineering is the process of defining, designing and developing a product or machine based on a set of previously established functions and provisions.

Equipment design is a multidisciplinary activity that utilises, among other things, the following materials from this MEIE master¿s course: machine and mechanism theory, calculation and simulation, constructive solutions, drives and drive controls, mechatronics, selecting components on the market, applications for materials and processes, manufacturing technology, ergonomics, safety and recyclability. All of these activities are combined in one single project.


  • To design and optimise mechanical systems for industrial equipment, applying mechanism synthesis techniques, member guides, determining and selecting drives and components on the market.
  • To integrate existing regulations and conditions into machine and equipment design, from the different areas where machine production is involved to the equipment operators who will use these machine throughout the life cycle of the machine.
  • Selecting suitable material and manufacturing technologies according to the function and shape of the pieces and the components of the equipment, taking into consideration the most innovative materials and manufacturing processes. Special attention is given to the processes that allow for a high degree of versatility when manufacturing in small production runs.

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, electro mechanical, electrical or automatic 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.

Mechanical Systems Engineering

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 10/10/2018. Barcelona

Machine Design Conditions and Regulations

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 10/10/2018. Barcelona

Metallic Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 04/03/2019. Barcelona

Plastic and Elastomer Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 04/03/2019. Barcelona



Mechanical Systems Engineering
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
This course presents the concepts basicair necesarias to define, coordinate and realize the design of industrial machines and care of basic mechanics. Incide up specially for them to guide systems (soporte members are to guide and links to) and for them to accionamiento systems (motor control Transmisiones and Forms). In the determination of the systems MECANICOS You make reference to Criteria for selection of components and use of market standards. Finalmente, Related Technologies They present themselves with the manufacture of prototypes and the realization and assessment of the trials representativos funcionamiento real.

Introduction to Systems Engineering
A new perspective of design
Structure design
Architecture products and life cycles
Components Market and Specialised
Kinematics and balance of flat Forces

Design of Mechanisms
Modelización esquematización and mechanisms of
Kinematic optimization mechanisms. Dimensional Synthesis
Optimization of dynamic mechanisms. Balanced

Building Structure of the Machines
Structural functions of the machines: guided and transmission
Links of angular and linear guided
Linear Guides (Schaeffler Group)
Support members are from. Resistance and rigidez

Accionamiento of machines
The mechanical system accionamiento
Characteristics of motor and receiver
Characteristics and functions of the Transmisiones
Accionamientos power
Accionamientos for desplazamientos Rapids

Techniques for Prototyping and Essay
Modelos and Simulation essay on the development of product
Tests of fiabilidad
Essay on methodology and prototyping of design companies
Methodology prototipadoy essay in the field of motorcycle (ARIANETECH)
Tests fabricabilidad

Simulation of Mechanisms with CAE tools
Introduction to simulation mechanisms with CAE tools
Mechanisms and three-dimensional simulations planos with CAE tools
VIA mechanisms of finite element analysis
Conditions and Regulations in Machine Design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
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
Metallic component design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Introduction to Metals
- Introduction to metal based materials
- The properties and characteristics of metals
- Selection criteria
- Iron based materials. Steel
- Aluminium and copper based materials
- Other metals and alloys (Zn, Ti, Ni)

Moulded Components
- Introduction to moulded component design
- Moulding with colanders
- A visit to a foundry
- Aluminium moulding and Zamak moulding by injection
- Microfusion

Forged, Extruded and Sintered Components
- Forged components
- Laminated components
- Thermal treatments
- Aluminium extrusion
- A visit to an extruded aluminium factory
- Sintered components

Tubes and Sheet Metal Components
- Introduction to the sheet metal components
- Different joinery techniques used for sheet metal construction
- Embossed sheet metal components
- A visit to a stamped metal component factory
- A visit to a fine cutting factory
- High elasticity steel components

Coatings and Protections
- The function of protective covering and layers
- A visit to a polymer coating factory
- High strength coatings and resistance to wear
- A visit to a galvanising factory
- Thermal application coatings
Plastic and elastomer component design
12 ECTS. 105 teaching hours.
Introduction to Plastics and Elastomers
- Material properties and selection criteria
- Plastic materials: Thermo-mechanic characteristics and behaviour over time
- The main groups of plastics materials and their applications
- Introduction to technical plastics
- Special materials for making plastic components: additives and charges
- Introduction to elastomers

Manufacturing Processes for Plastic Components
- Introduction to injected plastics
- Other injection processes
- A visit to an injected plastics factory
- Extrusion and thermoforming
- Other plastics manufacturing technologies
- A visit to an extruded plastics factory

Design and Calculations for Plastic Components
- Criteria for designing components
- Designing components (gears, bearings, flexible joints, click-ins, screw joints, planar sliding joints...)
- Adhesive joints
- Welded joints
- Computer simulations
- Rapid prototype and pre-series techniques

Elastomer Components
- Rubber families. Characteristics and tolerances
- Rubber manufacturing processes and specifications
- Thermoplastic elastomer components
- Silicones and polyurethanes
- Elastomer based components on the market

Compound Material Components
- Introduction to composite materials and definitions
- Piece calculations for composite materials
- Design and calculations tools used for composite materials
- Compound materials manufacturing technologies
- Compound materials applications and components
- A visit to a composite materials production company
12 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
For the final project of this master's course students must implement and demonstrate their knowledge acquired throughout the course as well as completing and presenting a project that could be used in their companies.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Domènech Mestres, Carles
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Subdirector y Jefe de Proyectos del Centro de Diseño de Equipos Instriales (CDEI-UPC).

Academic coordination

  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).

Teaching staff

  • Adolphs, Georg
    Global Technical Marketing Manager Wind Energy in Owens Corning
  • Álvarez Casado, Enrique
    Ph.D. and Ms.C. on Ergonomics Project Manager of Centro de Ergonomía Aplicada (CENEA)
  • Barella i Civit, Albert
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Responsable Técnico en el ámbito del Marcaje CE en Máquina, equipos electromecánicos y productos industriales en APPLUS-LGAI Technological Center.
  • Bea Bonet, Joaquim
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Program Manager de I+D en Hewlett-Packard.
  • Blanco Romero, Maria Elena
    Diplomada en Óptica y Optometría, Ingeniera Técnica Industrial Mecánica e Ingeniera Industrial por la UPC. Jefe de Proyectos del Centro de Diseño de Equipos Industriales (CDEI-UPC). Profesora asociada del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la UPC.
  • Boix Aragonés, Oriol
    Doctor en Ingeniería Industrial por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Director del programa de doctorado, profesor titular de universidad y colaborador del CITCEA-UPC.
  • Carreras Sales, Anna
    MSc in Telecommunication Systems Engineering from UPC and MSc in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Technologies from the UPF. She is an interaction designer and creative coder. She merges electronics, code and digital fabrication to create interactive installations and projects that combine art and technology.
  • Cirici Amell, Eulalia
    Licenciada en Ciencias Físicas por la UB y Master en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales por la UPC. Jefe del Departamento de Certificación de Producto y Organismo de Control para productos industriales en APPLUS-LGAI Technological Center.
  • Coll Raich, Judit
    Ingeniera Industrial por la UPC. Directora del CEQUIP (Fundació Fabricantes de Bienes de Equipo).
  • Corbaton Vila, Jordi
    Responsable de compras en GIRBAU, S.A.
  • Costa Herrero, Lluis
    Profesor de la Sección de Fabricación del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la UPC.
  • Domènech Mestres, Carles
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Subdirector y Jefe de Proyectos del Centro de Diseño de Equipos Instriales (CDEI-UPC).
  • Donate Hernández, Jordi
    Product Manager Consumables en Lincoln Electric Spain, S.A.
  • Estany Catalán, Emili
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC. Director Comercial de Sistemas de Ensayo de Materiales SA.
  • Esteller Lores, Gabriel
    Profesor de Ingeniería de los Materiales en la Universitat Politècnica de València.
  • Faixedas Puig, Marc
    Licenciado en Química per la UdG y Máster en Polímeros y Biopolímeros por la UPC. Técnico en Grupo Trèves.
  • Fenollosa i Artés, Felip
    Ingeniero industrial por la UPC y Máster en Ingeniería y Fabricación Integrada por Ordenador (CIME) por la UPC. Director Corporativo y de Calidad de Fundació CIM. Profesor asociado del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la UPC UPC.
  • Fernández García, Daniel
    Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos por la UPC. PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering por la Colorado School of Mines.
  • Gamisans Berenguer, Carles
    Ingeniero Técnico en Mecánica por la UPC. Technical Manager en Martín Lloveras, S.A.
  • Gascon Mercadal, Alberto
    Ingeniero Industrial Eléctrico por la UPC. Máster en Ingeniería y Gestión Ambiental en el Institut Català de Tecnologia. Auditor de certificación internacional IRCA en calidad, medio ambiente y prevención de riesgos laborales para Lloyd's.
  • Genovese, Pablo Alberto
    Ingeniero Técnico en Mecánica por la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional de Buenos Aires. Profesor de l'Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró (EUPMT).
  • Hernandez Soto, Aquiles Carlos
    Profesor del Departamento de Organización de Empresas de la UPC. Socio-Director del Centro de Ergonomía Aplicada (CENEA)
  • Juncosa Miro, Jaume
    Ingeniero Industrial especialidad Electrónica por la UPC.Máster en documentación online (MASDOC), Diplomado en patentes españolas y europeas y Máster en software y bioinformática en US. Responsable del departamento técnico de Torner Juncosa i Associats SL.
  • Ledesma Rodriguez, Diego
    Ingeniero Técnico Industrial por la UPC. Director de Innova Consulting Tecnológico. Profesor del Máster en Ingeniería Mecánica y Equipamiento Industrial de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Lleixà Mora, Martí
    Director comercial en FOAMPSA.
  • Llorens Cervera, Sònia
    Doctora Ingeniera industrial y Máster EMEI con amplia experiencia como Project manager en el desarrollo de equipos industriales y como gerente (definición estratégica, relaciones institucionales, gestión económica y de promoción, internacionalización y generación de nuevas áreas de actividad). Experiencia en los últimos diez años en asesoramiento empresarial para la gestión ágil de la I+D+e industrial. Actualmente involucrada también en proyectos de innovación para la Economía Circular. Larga experiencia como docente de máster y posgrado.
  • Miguel Campreciós, Joan Ramon
    Dr. en Química por la Universitat de Barcelona. Los últimos 20 años ha trabajado en Recubrimientos, en especial de los obtenidos por Proyección Térmica. Director del Centro de Prroyección Térmica (CPT) de la Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Morell Cerda, Victor Andres
    Ingeniero Superior Industrial Mecánico. Máster de Cálculo Numérico por CIMNE (UPC). Ha desarrollado tareas de dirección de proyecto, responsable de producto y especialista en cálculo tanto estructural como en termo-fluido-dinámico, en vehículos automóviles y ferroviarios. Actualmente es responsable en Sistemas de fabricación en materiales compuestos aeronáuticos y en vehículos, ejerciendo también como consultor técnico y de ingeniería básica en SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas.
  • Mosquera Camelo, Leonardo
    Diseñador industrial. Máster en Ergonomía, Master en PRL y MBA en Dirección de Servicios de Prevención por la UPC. Ha trabajado como Profesor adjunto de la FPC y posteriormente como Healt, Safety and Environment Manager en la empresa  TRW Automotive. En la Actualidad es Responsable del Departamento Técnico de la empresa Carglass.
  • Papis Labanda, Francisco
    Ingeniero Técnico Industrial Mecánico por la UPC y Máster en Project Management por la Univ. Ramon Llull. Global Marketing Manager Electrical Segment en SABIC
  • Paz Bernales, Huáscar
    Project Manager in Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI).
  • Piedra Garcia, Gerard
    Ingeniero de Materiales por la UPC y MBA por ESADE. Cubriendo diversas funciones técnicas en la industria metalúrgica. Desde hace diez años desarrollando proyectos en la siderúrgica sueca SSAB. Actualmente responsable de Business Development para Heavy Transporte Applications dentro de la misma empresa.
  • Riba Romeva, Carles
    Director of the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI). Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the UPC
  • Rodrigo, Pedro Manuel
    Licenciado en Ciencias Químicas y trabajo en Oerlikon Balzers Elay desde 1989. Responsable de Ventas y Producto para el área de Cataluña y Levante. Labor que ejerce desde el Centro de recubrimiento que la compañía tiene en Montcada i Reixac (Barcelona).
  • 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 PC.
  • Sacristán Díaz, Maria Rosa
    Responsable del Grupo de Estructuras de la Sección Mecánica.SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A.
  • Sanabria Baños, Juli
    Ingeniero Superior en Telecomunicaciones por la Escuela Superior de Telecomunicaciones de Barcelona-UPC. Posgrado en Management Science and Engineering per la Stanford Univesity CA. Posgrado en Dirección General de Empresas por ESADE. Experto en fiabilidad y Calidad en los procesos para la generación de nuevos productos con 15 años de experiencia. Desde hace más de 5 años colabora con la UPC dando clases de Fiabilidad Industrial. Actualmente es responsable de Calidad del Software para Impresoras de Gran Formato en Hewlett Packard Sant Cugat del Vallés.
  • Santolaria Vea, Ismael
    Cursados estudios de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial Electrónica en la Universidad Rovira i Virgili. Vinculado profesionalmente desde el año 1.995 a la empresa SANJO ESTAMPACIONES, líder mundial en la técnica del troquelado de corte fino, desempeñando funciones de adjunto director técnico en el área de Ingeniería de Producto.
  • Tomico Plasencia, Oscar
    Doctor Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC en proyectos de Innovación Tecnológica en Ingeniería de Producto y Proceso. Actualmente, profesor adjunto en el grupo de investigación Diseñando Calidad en la Interacción del Departamento de Diseño Industrial en la Eindhoven University of Technology. Anteriormente ha trabajado como consultor para Telefonica I+D y la Agència Catalana de Turisme en temáticas relacionadas con el diseño de experiencias.
  • Torns Conte, Xavier
    Industrial Mechanical Technician UPC. Application Engineer in EPIDOR

General information

60 ECTS (450 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:10/10/2018Classes end:11/07/2019Programme ends: 30/04/2020
Monday  18:00 to 21:30Tuesday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30Thursday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at
Centre de Disseny d'Equips Industrials (CDEI-UPC)
C/ Llorens Artigues, 4-6. Edifici U, planta 0
Telephone: (34) 93 707 31 32
Special master's degree 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 it, is necessary to have an official university qualification or a university qualification equivalent to an EHEA degree, diploma or degree. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree 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.
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.
Registration fee
7.800 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
Payment of enrolment fee
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 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme
Students can request more information about discounts for UPC personnel and for businesses.

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