Metallic Component Design for Industrial Equipment

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


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

To face the future challenges this industry must use equipment that is most adaptable to the production processes that make companies competitive on an international scale. One of the activities that engineers are most passionate about is definition, design and development of machinery based on functions and previously established features.

To design capital goods or similar products you need to have knowledge of metallic materials and manufacturing technologies. These are aspects that can not be adequately developed in a generic university level engineering education. This postgraduate course in Metallic Component Design using Industrial Equipment seeks to fill this void.

Designing industrial machines and equipment in this industry involves producing metallic components that must comply with a wide variety of requirements like shape, aspect, environmental behaviour, production volume according to cost, etc. Nowadays the designer has a growing diversity of compliant treatment and coating materials and processes at their disposition. Special attention is given to the processes that allow for a high degree of versatility when manufacturing in small production runs.

The purpose of this postgraduate course is to provide the knowledge and tools needed to make the best decisions in terms of the functions, shapes, materials and processes based on the requirements of the metallic component they wish to design and implement these decisions during this course by doing metallic component design exercises. Understanding the different technologies demonstrated during this course are further reinforced with visits to companies within the sector.


  • To improve understanding of materials and processes.

  • To learn about the newest trends and information related to new materials and processes.

  • To learn selection methodologies for binomial process-materials.

  • To evaluate the costs associated with manufacturing components (materials, processes, implements, production series¿).
  • Who is it for?

  • Industrial Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.

  • Professionals that work on product and industrial equipment design.

  • Degree holders in specialised technical areas that want to broaden their knowledge.

  • Mechanical Engineers.

  • Electrical Engineers.
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    15 ECTS
    (105 teaching hours)

    Start date:
    Classes start:04/03/2019 Classes end:11/07/2019Programme ends: 15/12/2019
    Tuesday  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

    Registration fee:
    2.400 €

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    Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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