Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering promotes applied research, through projects and basic studies. Topics are from the student field and professional interest, and are framed within the groups academic guidelines and research areas of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The academic structure of the program reflects the research structure of the Department and consist of six areas of specialization: Energy conversion, Materials and manufacturing, Structural integrity, Machine Dynamics and robotics, Biomedical Engineering and Computational mechanics. Each of the areas of specialization is briefly described below.

 

ENERGY CONVERSION
This group studies methods of energy generation, including wind and solar power, biomass and water, including microgeneration. Other topics of interest include the intelligent design of residential and commercial buildings, the rational use of energy and the general study of thermal systems. More information.

 

MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING
The research topics of this group include the development of new materials based primarily on metal powders, biodegradable polymers and composites. The group emphasis is placed on the application of materials to innovative engineering applications and their manufacture. More information.

 

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The focus of this area is the analysis of mechanical elements with defects, to try to avoid failures or breakages and, if they have occurred, to determine their causes. The aim is to stablish the boundary conditions between safety and failure of components or engineering structures. More information.

 

MACHINE DYNAMICS
This area includes research on parallel robots, motion simulation and virtual training, optimum design and driving cycles of land vehicles, unmanned vehicles, optimal control and identification systems. More information.

 

COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS
This is a transversal area to those mentioned above and it is dedicated to the development and use of advanced computational tools for the study of problems in Engineering and Sciences. The topics of study include transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and turbulence, failure mechanics and adhesion, among others. More information.