Master European Master in Renewable Energy

EUREC Agency

Application deadline: July 30
Tuition fee:
  • € 7,300 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014, September  2015, October  2015
Duration full-time: 16 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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EUREC Agency 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.
For the Academic Year 2010/2011, fifty-three students, representing 18 different nationalities, have been selected and have already started the core semester in Mines-ParisTech (France), Loughborough University (UK), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany) and Zaragoza University (Spain).
The core semester is organised to provide the students with sufficient technical background to follow any of the specialisation courses on offer, while also providing them with a good grounding in renewable energy technology.

In February, our fifty-three students will move to Kassel University (Germany), Northumbria University (UK), Zaragoza University (Spain) or to the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), according to their choice of specialisation, and will then undertake a six-month project in a company or a research centre, from June to December.

This three-semester structure provides the students not only with high level technical and scientific competences, but also with soft skills such as flexibility, adaptability, team spirit, and ability to work in a multicultural environment, which are essential when working in an expanding and global market.

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Objectives

The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market.

By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European institutes and companies involved in the renewable energy sector.

The participating universities are all well-established in training and the education sector as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.

Structure

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.

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:

* Ecole des Mines de Paris, France for the core taught in French
* Zaragoza University, Spain for the core taught in Spanish
* Loughborough University, UK for the core taught in English
* Oldenburg University, Germany for the core taught in English

A specialisation focused on a particular technology or implementation aspect selected from: Photovoltaics; Grid Integration; Wind power, Hybrid systems and Solar Thermal. The specialisations are taught in English.
Participating universities are willing to provide the above-mentioned specialisations. However, their effective realisation will depend on the final number of students who register. Normally, this decision is taken at the beginning of November. Students whose specialisation is cancelled will be offered a suitable alternative.

A project related to the specialisation taken and undertaken in industry, a research laboratory or at the University and during which the student can gain practical or research experience.

For detailed information on the structure, please visit the 'three semesters' page

Course Duration

Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates of the upcoming academic year.

* The core section runs from September/October to January.
* The specialisation section runs from February to June.
* The project, a 6 month placement in a renewable energy company or a research centre, is scheduled after the core and the specialisation.

Delivery

The course is delivered by acknowledged experts from the participating universities and where appropriate, from other industrial, research and educational institutions.
The taught material includes lectures, tutorials and laboratories.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

The applications are accepted on qualification and first-come/first-served basis. i.e.in case of equal qualification of two applicants, the early applicant is given the place. Therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible, well before the deadline. (Ideally six months in advance). Students can upload their completed application form and CV before the other documents in order to secure a place.

Educational Requirements

Applicants are required to hold at least a four-years higher education degree of a high standard, normally in an Engineering, Mathematics or Physics subject 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. Non-native English speaking students who did not follow a university degree conducted in English must sit for either one of the following exams and obtain the following grades:

* TOEFL: (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice), minimum score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 90 (internet-based test)
* IELTS: 6.5 minimum
* Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum
* Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum
* TOEIC: Valid as well, equivalent to TOEFL

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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