Master in Renewable Energy Engineering

Education

Master in Renewable Energy Engineering

The Master’s Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering (MEER) started in the academic year 2016/2017, in the sequence of changes to the extinguished Master in Renewable Energy Sources – Electric Conversion and Sustainable Use (MERCEUS), that was active from 2008/2009 to 2015/16.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC), with the collaboration of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA), the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI), and the Department of Science and Technology of Biomass (DCTB) are responsible for MEER.

 

Objectives

MEER aims to train engineers capable of intervening in renewable energy ventures, enabling them to design, analyze, conduct and manage these ventures in their technical, environmental, and economic aspects, both in business and in a research context.
The provided competencies give a broad overview of the energy problems in general and renewables in particular, and in-depth technical training of some types of use.
The course conveys a vision mainly (but not exclusively) oriented for electric conversion, with a concern with the environmental and economic-legal aspects associated with the use of renewable energies.
More detailed information about the Programme can be found in MEER’s regulation (in Portuguese).
MEER is usually taught in Portuguese. However, some teachers, on their initiative, may use English in the classes and study materials, or tutorial accompaniment, for the benefit of foreign students.

Curriculum

Career opportunities

MEER graduates will be able to work in Energy Services Companies, as renewable energies consultants (conducting audits and analysis of energy efficiency and collaborating in environmental impact assessment studies), and as designers of solar projects.
They may also carry out professional duties in the industrial sector, services sector, central, regional or local administration, among others, and also perform research and development (R&D) tasks in sectors such as higher education institutions, laboratories, or industries.

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Schedule

Daytime

Applications

1st phase: 17th to 28th february 2021
2nd phase: 18th june to 22nd july 2021
3rd phase: 30rd august to 15th september

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:

30

Admission rules:

For the Master's Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering may apply:

Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the engineering area (or equivalent), namely electrical engineering, mechanical, chemistry, environmental, renewable energies, physics engineering or related areas;

Holders of a foreign higher education degree (1st cycle) in one of the above mentioned areas, taught in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;

Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in one of the above mentioned areas, which is recognized by the FCT NOVA Scientific Council as meeting the objectives of the “licenciado” degree;

Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the FCT NOVA Scientific Council as attesting to the ability to carry out this Master's degree.

Ranking:

Bachelor's degree;

Academic and scientific curriculum;

Professional curriculum;

Performance in an interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor João Miguel Murta Pina

mer.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Ef 3098/2011/AL01 on 11/11/2015

A3ES

Publication date of the accreditation decision: 21/04/2017

for 6 years

About the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) is organized into six technical-and-scientifically coherent scientific areas, namely Energy and Electrical Machines, Control and Decision, Digital Systems, Robotics and Integrated Manufacture, Electronics and Telecommunications. Electrical Engineering is the largest department at NOVA School of Science and Technology with 40 faculty and over 1100 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.

Our faculty and students continue to advance the state-of-the-art, define new directions for electrical engineering and develop new technologies to help address critical societal challenges. Perhaps even more important is our unceasing commitment to our students, helping them learn, grow, develop and achieve their goals, whether it is becoming a professor, an entrepreneur or joining industry.

There are many advantages to joining Electrical Engineering as a student. We hope to be part of your success.

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About the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA) at FCT NOVA started in 1976, with the launching of the Environmental Engineering course, a first of its kind worldwide. Over the past 40 years, DCEA has been able to adapt to the extraordinary evolution in this area, expanding the scope and expertise to tackle new environmental and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. DCEA provides several courses (bachelor, master and doctoral courses) in the broad area of environment and sustainability, guided by scientific and technical quality, preparing the students for the national and international markets. DCEA also promotes R&D, assumed as a key pillar of teaching, by supporting national and international projects and an extensive network of collaboration with industry and public administration. DCEA coordinates several education programmes under the EIT Climate-KIC, namely the Journey, the Climate Innovation Leadership program and Pioneers in Practice.  

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About the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to education, to basic and applied scientific research and to providing services in the areas of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The DEMI offers two integrated masters (Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering), four masters (Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Welding Engineering), two doctoral programs and several post-graduations.

Currently the DEMI has 38 teachers and 5 staff elements. The teachers of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering collaborate with various public and private institutions, particularly in developing research projects in scientific and technological areas relevant to Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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About the Department of Sciences and Technology of Biomass

The Department of Science and Technology of Biomass (DCTB) is the youngest department of NOVA School of Science and Technology,  created in February-2011 by the FCT Direction Decision number 06/2011.

DCTB resulted from the evolution of the former GDEH in the researching and teaching areas of Sciences and Technology of Biomass for two specific aims:

  1. Bioenergy (production of energy from biomass)
  2. Food Technology and Safety
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