Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

Introduction

About Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

Welcome to Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC). This folder shall provide you with a global view of IPC to help you to get to know us better. We are a public institute of higher education, which is composed of six schools (Coimbra College of Agriculture, Coimbra College of Education, Oliveira do Hospital College of Technology and Management, Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra Institute of Accounting and Administration and Coimbra Institute of Engineering), Social Welfare Services (SAS) and the Central Administration (SC). As one may deduce from the names of our schools, the Institute has to offer a large variety of studies, which also include cross-border education in partnership with other European institutions of higher education, for both bachelor’s and master degree levels. We participate in a number of international mobility programmes and we value cooperation projects with European countries and Portuguese-speaking countries. Academic social welfare is particularly important for us in terms of scholarships, meals and accommodation. For this purpose the SAS seek to provide to each student personalised support, although focusing in particular on the most disadvantaged students in order to provide them with the financial means to carry out their studies. The Institute possesses halls of residence and canteens located in different parts of the city so as to provide the suitable services to our student population, which is scattered like our schools. We also have to offer the whole community of the IPC a medical clinic with several medical specialties of conventional and complementary medicine, a cardio fitness and weight training gym, a sporting ground, as well as other sporting facilities which we hold in partnership with other entities. Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra cultivates several partnerships, either with institutions of higher education or with other entities in education, research, service provision or sports and culture, with whom we share synergies and points in common. We wish to provide to our students not only a place where they may receive higher education, but also an environment favouring complete intellectual development, consolidating civic education in a broad sense, in order to deliver to our country and world citizens who will work towards a sustainable future, a future of progress, a tomorrow filled with hope.

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Master in Electrical Energy Conversion & Power Systems

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Spain Gijon

The main goal of the Master's Degree in "Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems" is to train qualified experts in areas related to electrical energy management and power systems applied to renewable energies. [+]

International Master Degree - Electrical Energy Conversion & Power Systems Objectives: The main goal of the Master's Degree in "Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems" is to train qualified experts in areas related to electrical energy management and power systems applied to renewable energies. The Master presents a double approach: scientific and professional. Concerning the scientific part, training is based on the design of two main applications: Electrical Power Systems and Electrical and Hybrid Traction Systems. On the other hand, concerning the professional part training is based on the management of electrical energy. Thus, the subjects included in this professional part, have been designed following two main ideas: the consumers’ management of energy and the generation and transmission of electrical energy in a free market. Three main lines have been considered as keystones in the Master: Electrical Power Systems. Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies. Course Structure: The Master is divided into 4 terms with a duration of two years (120 ECTS): The first term is an equalization stage that offers optional courses designed to promote the homogenization of the students' knowledge are offered. The second term offers several compulsory courses for all the students. These subjects will promote the acquisition of the common skills of the Master. The third term has been designed following two possible tracks: professional and research. The first one is focused on the acquisition of the required competences for the management of electric energy, with a special emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energies. The second track approaches the technology development and the industrial design established in the specific competences of the master guide lines: "Power systems" and "Electric / Hybrid vehicle". The last term has been designed to complete the training of students. The courses given in this period are based on general teaching. In addition, students have to complete their Master's Thesis. Student Profile: This Master is oriented towards Technical Engineers, Engineers or other graduates interested in Power Systems related to Energy Efficient Conversion. Candidates are expected fulfil the following requirements: Oral and written communication skills in the master official language (English). Ability to work in teams and set long-term personal relationships with people of other nationalities and cultures. Interest in acquiring new skills and being decisive; eagerness to be in a constant learning process. Location: The Master Degree will be taught at the Campus of Viesques of the University of Oviedo, located in Gijón, where more than 3,000 students attend undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees at present. [-]