Master in Renewable Energy Engineering

Education

Master in Renewable Energy Engineering

The Master Degree 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 functioned from 2008/2009 to 2015/16.

The Department of Electric Engineering (DEE), with 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.

The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). The course will only start with 10 or more confirmed entries as established by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.

Objectives

The Master Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering aims to train engineers capable of intervening in renewable energy projects, enabling them to design, analyze, conduct and manage these ventures in their technical, environmental and economic aspects, both in business and in research context.

The provided competences give a broad overview of the energy problems in general and of renewables in particular, and an 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 to the use of renewable energies.

MEER is taught in Portuguese. However, some teachers may, on their own initiative, use English in part of the classes, or in tutorial accompaniment, for the benefit of foreign students.

Curriculum

Career opportunities

After concluding their Master Degree, Masters Students in Renewable Energy Engineering will be able to work in Energy Services Companies, as renewable energies consultants (conducting audits and analysis of energy efficiency and collaborating in the evaluation of environmental impact), and as designers of solar projects.

They may also carry out professional functions 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 fee 

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year 60% reduction for CPLP (Community of Portuese Language Countries)  students 

Schedule

Daytime

Applications

1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2019

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 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:

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 Mário Ventim Neves

mer.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

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 FCT 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, and 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 has forty teachers with extensive scientific, technical and pedagogical experience, that support the teaching about 600 students in courses with different valences and degrees of higher education. The functioning of teaching laboratories and research is supported by a number of specialized technicians.

In addition to its mission in terms of education and research, teachers and / or students of the Department have been crucial in creating relevant companies in environmental engineering areas such as YDreams and  E-Value.

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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 FCT NOVA, 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 Science and Technology of Biomass

DCTB is the youngest department of FCT that was 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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