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 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.
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.
Portuguese students (already enrolled in 2019/20): 1063,47 €/year
Portuguese students (for those entering 2020/21): 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
1st phase: 1st may to 24th july
2nd phase: 26th august to 15th september 2020
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.
Vacancies for 2020/2021:
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.
Academic and scientific curriculum;
Performance in an interview.
Professor João Miguel Murta Pina
Registration number R/A-Ef 3098/2011/AL01 on 11/11/2015
Accreditation on 21/04/2017, for 6 years
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