Master's Degree in Integrity and Durability of Materials, Components and Structures University of Oviedo
The Interuniversity Master in Integrity and Durability of Materials, Components and Structures jointly proposed by the Universities of Burgos, Cantabria and Oviedo intends to confer on engineering graduates specialized training in the analysis of behavior in service of materials and industrial components, from its sizing and calculation, going through the selection of the appropriate material or materials and their manufacturing, union and protection processes. The program focuses on the study of deterioration processes in service of all types of components and materials, as a result of the action of mechanical loads, extreme temperatures or aggressive environments, as well as the presence of defects and the interaction of all these actions. Another important aspect that is dealt with during the course is the assessment of the existing defects and the calculation of the life of the components in the different service situations (under static and dynamic loads, at low and high temperatures, in the presence of environments of greater or less aggressive) as well as the analysis of failures of varied real components, in order to propose corrective measures to prevent their repetition.
With all this will train technicians able to apply the extensive existing knowledge on these particular subjects, in order to design, build, assemble and maintain components and structures capable of providing a safe service during the expected design life period and undertake actions aimed at lengthen the life of these same components.
The acquired knowledge can be put to value in very varied industrial sectors, such as metal and materials in general, chemical and petrochemical, capital goods, power generation, automotive, etc.
To this end, the existence of research groups that are working successfully in this field in the three universities involved will be used. In addition, contacts have been established with several technological and research centers that are developing notable activities in this field, as well as with companies interested in having specialized technicians in all these subjects.
This interuniversity Master aims to train specialists capable of leading, in the future, the scientific and technological innovations that will be realized in increasing the safety in the service of numerous components and industrial facilities, avoiding failures and accidents, increase the useful life of the mentioned facilities and to use the available materials in the best possible way.
The Master's Degree in Integrity and Durability of Materials, Components and Structures has been designed as an inter-university program in which three Spanish universities participate: the University of Oviedo, the University of Burgos and the University of Cantabria. Each subject of the Master has been awarded to one of the three participating universities, which will designate one of its professors to act as responsible for it. Said professor will teach the basic aspects to the students enrolled in the three universities, using the videoconference system or a computer program of similar utility. Also, in each University and in each subject there will be a second teacher who will answer the doubts of the students, will teach support classes, etc.
The Master is divided into 4 modules plus the Master's Thesis:
- Basic module (8 ECTS)
- Structural integrity (20 ECTS)
- Auxiliary technologies of a professional nature (12 ECTS)
- Specialized module (8 ECTS) and Final Master's Project (12 ECTS)
Basic module (8 ECTS)
- Structural materials (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Oviedo
- Theory of elasticity and plasticity (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Burgos
Structural Integrity (20 ECTS)
- Mechanics of fracture (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Oviedo
- Fatigue, corrosion under tension and creep (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Cantabria
- Corrosion, oxidation, wear and protection (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Burgos
- Numerical simulation of materials, components and structures (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Burgos
- Structural integrity assessment procedures (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Cantabria
Auxiliary technologies of a professional nature (12 ECTS)
- Welding and other joining technologies (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Oviedo
- Non-destructive inspection and testing techniques (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Oviedo
- Fault analysis (4 ECTS) - Coordinator: University of Burgos
Specialized module: (20 ECTS)
- Advanced Seminar I (4 ECTS)
- Advanced Seminar II (4 ECTS)
Final Master Project (12 ECTS)
(*) For the follow-up of the subjects whose theoretical syllabus is taught from another university other than the student's enrollment, a videoconference system will be used. However, the practical classes of all the subjects will be taught in the three participating universities.
(**) All subjects will be taught assigning 15 hours to the exhibition of the contents of the same and 15 hours more for the realization of exercises of application of the theory, execution of practical work in the laboratory, visits to companies, etc., In addition to the hours necessary to expose the individual or group work requested in each case.
To access the official teachings of this Master's Degree, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in higher engineering, technical engineering or a degree or a degree issued by a higher education institution of the EHEA as an engineer or equivalent. No specific entrance tests have been established to take this Master.
The admission system to cover the 15 places corresponding to the University of Oviedo will be based on the Curriculum Vitae of the applicant, assessing especially the academic record and, also, professional experience, participation in other training programs, mobility during their studies degree and knowledge of the Spanish and English languages.
Graduates or professionals from companies that wish to deepen the contents of the Master with the main purpose of training technical specialists able to lead in the future the scientific and technological innovations that are specified in increasing the safety in the service of components and industrial facilities , avoid failures and accidents, increase the useful life of the aforementioned facilities and use the available materials in the best way possible.
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- University of Oviedo (EPS Engineering of Gijón)
- University of Burgos (Higher Polytechnic School)
- University of Cantabria (Higher Technical School of Civil Engineers, Canals and Ports)
The students will not go to the other universities. The teaching will take place through videoconference.