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University Master's Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
2 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Tarragona
October 2022

Tarragona
October 2022

Tarragona
October 2023

Tarragona
October 2023
Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies

About this program

University Master's Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies

Society today faces a range of major challenges, including global warming, climate change, the overexploitation of natural resources and conventional energy sources, population growth in developing countries, the growing demand for refrigeration for comfort and to preserve foods, the concentration of the population in urban areas, and so. These challenges require new strategies and new technologies to develop solutions that allow the continuing social and economic development of our communities around the world with new technologies that are based clean technologies rather than the burning of fossil fuels.

These challenges and the new technologies that are being developed to deal with them will require professionals expert in energy conversion systems and technologies for intelligent energy networks. Furthermore, it will not be possible to develop an efficient industry and a construction sector able to meet the challenge of applying new concepts of energy consumption to buildings without experts specialising in the latest technologies in energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energies.

The University Master's Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies provides the training needed to produce researchers and professional who can develop, design and manage energy systems that use renewable energy sources and which are highly integrated into energy networks to ensure the maximum efficiency and availability.

For this reason, the tools and knowledge acquired during this master's degree enable graduates to provide solutions to the current challenges in the ambit of energy.

Admission requirements

The Master's Degree is open to graduates and holders of other university qualifications in the fields of Physics, Energy, Chemistry, Industrial Mechanics, Agri-food, Civil Engineering, Aerospace, Naval Studies, the Environment, Automation and related ambits in which the student has received basic training in thermodynamics and heat transfer.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory Subjects

Yearly

  • Creation, Planning and Management of R+D+I Projects
  • Master's Thesis

First semester

  • Characterisation and Modelling of Energy Demand in Buildings
  • Determination of Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluid
  • Advanced Thermodynamic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

Second semester

  • Polygeneration of Energy and Energy Integration
  • Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Integrated Laboratory on Energy Conversion Systems

Optional Subjects:

  • HVAC and Energy Saving in Buildings
  • Modelling and Dynamic Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems
  • Modelling and Thermodynamic Simulation of Processes and Systems

Scholarships & funding

The URV Master's Grants are aimed at exempting full-time students newly registered on a master's course from registration up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits. For those master's degrees consisting of 90 and 120 ECTS credits, there is the possibility that students may receive the grant in the second year.

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • For students from member states of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra* or resident in Spain: €1,806 / full time-course.
  • Rest of students*: €2,913.

*Students who have obtained their degrees outside of Spain will be charged with €218.15 as a Tax of academic career that will apply in the first registration only (price for course 2021-22).

Qualification

Credits - 60 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates from the University Master's Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies will be qualified for the following career opportunities:

  • Energy consultant.
  • Researcher at universities, research institutes or research, development and innovation departments.
  • Energy production manager.
  • Energy projects manager.
  • HVAC systems manager.
  • Specialist engineer in energy efficiency and renewable energies.

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...


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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia
Spain

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