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 on 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 specializing 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 professionals who can develop, design and manage energy systems that use renewable energy sources and are highly integrated into energy networks to ensure 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.
Online teaching organization
The master's degree can be studied in a manner that is flexible, personalized and effective. Two-thirds of the master's degree may be completed online, thus allowing students to advance at their own pace. The face-to-face part of the master's degree gives it added value in that students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired in a specialized laboratory. The face-to-face subjects are taught in the second semester and are as follows:
- Integrated laboratory on energy conversion systems (compulsory)
- Modeling and Thermodynamic Simulation of Processes and Systems (optional)
- Modeling and Dynamic Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems (optional)
The various online training activities are based on web conferences, reading written/graphic documentation, webcasting, webinars, self-assessment activities, problem-solving, case studies, assignments, and debating forums.
Laboratory practicals: Students apply on a practical level the theory from an area of knowledge to a specific context through practical exercises in the different laboratories.
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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 project manager.
- HVAC systems manager.
- Specialist engineer in energy efficiency and renewable energies.
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.
In addition to the general documentation required for pre-registration, applicants to the master's degree must also present:
- A certificate confirming that they have a minimum level of English (B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent). Applicants that cannot accredit this level will be interviewed by the master's degree coordinator to determine their ability to read, write and understand English before they are admitted.
Applicants may also present:
- Accreditation of complementary training relating to the content of the master's degree such as courses, seminars or other training activities and professional experience.
- Accreditation of study visits (minimum of 12 weeks), letters of recommendation, among others.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Suitability of the qualification: up to a maximum of 30 of points in accordance with the following order:
- Degrees in Engineering and Architecture: maximum of 30 points,
- Degrees in the Sciences maximum of 25 points,
- Others: No points.
- Evaluation of the academic transcript for the official university qualification that allows access to the master's degree and of the awarding university: up to a maximum of 40 points:
- The average grade for academic transcript between 9.1 and 10: 40 points
- The average grade for academic transcript between 7.1 and 9: 30 points
- The average grade for academic transcript between 6.1 and 7: 20 points
- The average grade for academic transcript between 5 and 6: 0 points
- Level of English above the minimum requirement (B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent): up to a maximum of 10 points.
- Complementary training and professional experience related to the contents of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, accredited with the appropriate documentation): up to a maximum of 10 points.
- Other relevant criteria such as study visits (of at least 12 weeks and accredited with the appropriate documentation), motivation, letter of recommendation, personal interview: up to a maximum of 10 points.
In the event that the number of applicants does not exceed the number of places, and provided that each applicant meets the admission requirements, the selection committee may decide to admit applicants without prioritizing them according to the merits.
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