Twin Programme

Sustainable Energy and Engineering A

Master/Bachelor (final year)

Faculty of Environment and Planning

Natural Sciences


February 2019

Higher education degree in Environmental Engineering or in a closely connected area awarded on completion of an undergraduate degree programme


English, B1 level

Visiting Students - EUR 1500,00; Fee waivers may apply in the case of student exchange schemes like Erasmus; Students wishing to do a single course unit from an Exchange Package can opt to apply for “isolated course units” where the fees range from €40,00 - €60.00 per ECTS credit, depending on subject area.

The Courses

Energy and Environment - 6 ECTS

The understanding of the energy-environment relation is essential to perceive the meaning of the concept of sustainable development. For that purpose, at first it is intended to provide a look at the World, European and national energy scenarios. The sustainable development and, in particular, the global climatic change issues are discussed, and environmental policy instruments are presented, namely fundamental conventions as the Kyoto Protocol, and documents as the EU Green Paper for Energy. Then, the fundamental concepts of energy, entropy and exergy, together with their interrelations, are analysed and integrated in thermo-economic concepts. It will be also presented several combustibles and energy conversion systems available at present, been also referred the energy saving technologies.

Conversion Of Conventional Energies - 6 ECTS

The discipline approaches in an integrated manner the following subjects:

- energy and energy resources;

- energy conversion;

- use of fuels during energy conversion processes;

- energy conversion technologies.

Energy Management - 6 ECTS

This course deals with planning and operation of energy-related production and consumption units. Therefore, the main goal of this course is to use the knowledge of environmental management, production management, logistics, energy and other established scientific areas in order to analyse energetically different technological processes in the quality of energy consumers and producers.


(choose one of the two following course units)

Energy, Mobility And Transports - 6 ECTS

The course "Energy, Mobility and Transportation" has as main audience target students from Engineering, namely students from the Integrated Master on Mechanical Engineering and the Master on Engineering and Industrial Management. The main objectives of the course are:

- Understand the present situation of the transportation sector in terms of energy and environment;

- Identify the main propulsion technologies (conventional and alternatives) on the different transportation modes;

- Use numerical modelling tools to calculate pollutant emissions and fuel consumption;

- Analyse problems of urban mobility and identify solutions for a sustainable mobility in terms of energy and environment;

- Identify alternative fuels and alternative propulsion technologies.

Industrial Ecology - 6 ECTS

Specific knowledge allowing the answering to the needs to:

- analyse the industrial systems as an integral part of the environmental systems

- understand the relationship between production, consumption, sustainability and industrial ecology

- understand and apply industrial ecology quantitative analytical methods


(choose one of the two following course units)

Energy Systems Project - 6 ECTS

In the Energy Systems project the students are assigned a design project, which will involve application and acquisition of advanced knowledge on energy, system engineering, design and Computational Mechanics. A presentation and a project report are to be delivered.

Environmental Systems Modelling - 6 ECTS

The objectives of the course are learning:

(i) the method for modeling system dynamics;

(ii) the use of a computer program for modeling system dynamics;

(iii) elementary tools and techniques for the analysis of continuous systems.

How to apply

Application procedure is similar to mobility applications, that is, candidates are either appointed by their institutions of origin or the candidate addresses directly the International Office that guides the candidate and contacts the candidate’s institution of origin. Application may be done on paper, by post and by email and is checked by the International Office.

What are the necessary documents?

- application form

- learning agreement signed by the candidate and the institutions of origin

- transcript of records

- photocopy of valid personal identification document (ID card or passport)

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