The programme has been run since 2002 by a network of nine European Universities and research centres who are leading the way in renewable energy research, development and demonstration.
It is coordinated by EUREC EEIG, a consortium of European renewable energy research centres, which has its headquarters in Brussels.
EUREC was founded in 1991 as European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) with the goal of improving the quality and scope of European research and development in renewable energy technologies. The purpose of the association is to promote and support the development of innovative technologies and human resources to enable a prompt transition to a sustainable energy system.
EUREC is the voice of renewable energy research in Europe, representing European Research Centres active in renewable energy.
International agreements on CO2 diminution and European directives on the expansion of renewable energy generation ensure that the recent rapid growth in renewable energy installations will continue. Skills shortages in this sector are already being identified and the expected growth will only exacerbate the situation. Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff, specialised in renewable energy technology.
EUREC together with leading European Universities involved in renewable energy education and training have responded to this demand through the development of the European Master in Renewable Energy.
The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester, the students acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies. In the second semester, they specialise in a chosen technology at a different university and at the end of the course, the students complete a practical or research project.
The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the European Master degree.
Further information here: http://www.master.eurec.be/en/About-the-Master/Degree-Recognition/
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The course's three sections
The core provides a solid foundation in the key energy technologies (wind, solar, bioenergy, hydropower). Theoretical courses which also examine the socioeconomic issues surrounding the deployment of these technologies are supported by laboratory workshops. The studies for the core can be done in French, English or Spanish.
The student can choose one of the following:
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The students candidates are accepted on a first-come first-served basis; it is recommended to apply well before the deadline (ideally before April).
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The minimum level of admission is a BSc degree of a high standard in an Engineering, Maths or Physics OR equivalent appropriate work experience.
Additionally, the students must prove their ability to follow a postgraduate course in English alone or English plus French or Spanish according to the student's choice of institutes.
Fees will be payable in three approximately equal instalments spread throughout the course. There are additional fees that depend of the chosen universities.
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