Master in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University

Program Description

Master in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University

Program: 120 ECTS credits, full-time study (2 years), Master’s Degree

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree in the corresponding field

Scholarship: scholarship covers the tuition fee, some study materials and includes the number of additional payments for personal needs that vary from 3600 to 11000 RUR (from 60 to 190 USD) depending on the academic performance

Carier start: successful students have an opportunity to work in the University during the study period!

International internships and training: you will have an opportunity to take part in internships and participate in academic mobility programs implemented jointly with international partners, including Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), Dresden University of Technology (Germany) and Technical University of Munich (Germany)! Certificates and diplomas of the European standard are issued as a result of Internships and training programs.

An academic year includes 2 semesters beginning on 1st September and 10th February, Winter holidays - 2 weeks, Summer holidays - 2 months (July, August). Master’s Thesis defense is in June

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Russia with multi-applied study and research areas. The university is included in the governmental «TOP 100 Leading Universities in the world» program.

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses, and Master’s Thesis.

Students get knowledge of underlying physical principals and material science aspects of photovoltaics, technology, and metrology of solar modules, equipment, design and maintenance of solar power plants. Special attention is dedicated to Silicon photovoltaics, including the most efficient HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) structures.

Program curriculum includes the following advanced courses:

  • Fundamentals of solid state physics;
  • Fundamentals of Photovoltaics;
  • Computer Simulation in Electronics;
  • Metrology of photovoltaic cells and modules;
  • Diagnostics of materials and structures in microelectronics and photovoltaics;
  • Optical and spectroscopic methods of diagnostics in photovoltaics;
  • Technology of silicon solar modules;
  • Laser technologies and processing in manufacturing of solar modules;
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers;
  • Equipment and automation of solar power plants;
  • History and Methodology of Electronics.

Students have access to the most modern and sophisticated technological and metrological equipment for solar modules production and testing at the Research and Development Center for Thin-film Technologies in Energetic under Ioffe Institute. Using these facilities they carry out scientific research and get skills of practical work with real metrological instruments and technological apparatuses.

In 2015 program “Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology” successfully underwent general assessment and was awarded EUR-ACE® label by ENAEE - European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education.

Department of Quantum Electronics and Optoelectronic Devices is one of the oldest and the most renowned departments in the University. It was established in 1931, more than 80 years ago. The research activity of the Department is focused on semiconductor and thermoelectric photodetectors, infrared systems, lasers and laser technologies, optoelectronic devices for remote sensing and photovoltaics. Many outstanding Russian scientists and engineers graduated from the Department of Quantum Electronics and Optoelectronic Devices. The most renowned of the Department’s alumni is the laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics (2000) Prof. Zhores Alferov, who started his brilliant scientific career in the laboratories of the Department.

Educational programs of «LETI» are constantly modernized, following the principle «Training through research». Graduates of our university receive new, profound knowledge and practical skills of workers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
- Scholarship/3500 USD per a.y.
Russia - Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Sept. 2018
Russia - Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019