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The program focuses on the policy and technology development necessary for the successful design and implementation of alternative energy strategies. Students have the opportunity to learn about the practical application of energy strategies through real-world case study research conducted in conjunction with industry partners.
Our Executive Masters helps students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and to extend their professional and academic networks, promoting new job opportunities for them.
The Executive Master graduates will have the tools to play leadership roles in implementing sustainable energy policy and developing new business opportunities. Students may proceed to the PhD program as long as they fulfill the requirements and are approved by the SES Educational Committee.
The Advanced Studies in Sustainable Energy Systems course empowers students as leaders who can design innovative strategies and execute them in real world situations to promote Sustainable Energy Systems.
The DFA in SES curriculum enables this competitive advantage through rigorous coursework with world-class faculty, including MIT participation under the MIT-Portugal framework.
The DFA, addresses an unique set of multidisciplinary core areas in energy systems. To further enhance our distinctive education model, other actions foreseen within the MIT-Portugal program include:
* Common courses that will be given by videoconference to all the participating Universities
Yearly Energy Systems Research Symposia: MIT and Portuguese Faculty will work to hold (in Portugal) a yearly research symposium to show progress on the work being done in the SES area.
Graduate level training in SES prepares students to do basic research that will:
* Create new knowledge through R&D, promoting innovative product development and technology integration in sustainable energy systems where energy demand is fulfilled with the minimum use of non-renewable Natural resources, considering an wide diversity of situations across the globe;
* Promote new forms of interaction between universities and enterprises, government, and society for the identification and implementation of sustainable energy policies and technologic innovations.
TARGET STUDENTS: Graduates in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or in other areas since recognized as relevant by the scientific committee of the program.
Candidates to the Executive program on Sustainable Energy Systems must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree OR an MSc. degree OR a five-year degree (Licenciatura) in engineering, science or management. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience.