university of trento energy engineering

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 University of Trento is a university located in Trento, Italy. It was established in 1968 and is the second largest university in the region and seventh Regione Autonoma de Trentino. It boasts more than 30,000 students, approximately 3,800 academics (2,000 full-time professors), nearly 150 departments and eight faculties.

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Energy engineering degree course guide

Degree type: Master’s degreesCourse class: LM30Department: Civil, Environmental and Mechanical EngineeringCourse website: http://offertaformativa.unitn.it/it/lm/ingegneria-energetica

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The University of Trento

Admissinon to Master’s course in Energy Engineering a.y. 2021/2022

Info in this page are valid for

Academic year

 2021-22

Master’s degrees

Energy engineering

The University of Bolzano will manage the admission to the Master’s degree course in Energy Engineering for the academic year 2021/2022.

Please refer to the website of the University of Bolzano.

(!) Admission to a.y.2022/23 is managed by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Please refer to them for any information on application procedures and deadlines.
For further information visit the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano website.

Welcome

The Interuniversity Master in Energy Engineering (Master degree class LM-30) is offered by the University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology.

The programme is geared to preparing a professional figure able to address complex and advanced problems of energy engineering and/or requiring an interdisciplinary approach in the design, implementation, management and upgrading of production systems, transport and efficient use of energy.

The Master’s programme starts in September and lasts officially 2 academic years.

The official teaching language is English. Optional courses will be offered in Italian and German with the contribution of academic staff from the Faculty of Engineering Science of the University Innsbruck.

The University of Trento has adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). ECTS is based on the convention that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. A university credit point corresponds to 25 hours of work per student, time for personal study included.

Students’ activities within the master’s degree in Energy Engineering consist of lectures and class/lab practice. One credit corresponds to at least 10 teaching hours. Assessment method is based on written and oral examinations and applicative projects.

Students must obtain in total 120 ECTS, partly at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and partly at the University of Trento. In addition to the mandatory subjects, a range of optional courses will be offered.

There is no compulsory attendance, but attendance of lessons, exercise classes and lab work is strongly recommended.
All lectures and seminars will take place in the main premises of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Bolzano and at the University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

After completing the courses in the study plan, students are required to write and discuss the final thesis, worth 15 ECTS, in order to be awarded the Master’s degree.

STUDY PLAN

In order to fulfill the master’s requirements, students must obtain in total 120 ECTS  credits. 

First year
 

1st semester (at the University of Trento)
-Electrical Systems Engineering    (6 credits) 
-Fluid Machines Engineering    (9 credits)
-Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer  (6 credits) 
-Environmental Fluid Mechanics/ Hydropower Plants (9 credits):    
    Environmental Fluid Mechanics (4 credits) 
    Hydropower Plants (5 credits)    

2nd semester (at the Free University of Bozen – Bolzano)
-Building HVAC Systems    (9 credits)
-Advanced Applications of Building Physics (9 credits)
-Electric Power Conversion Equipment    (6 credits)
One exam from the following two subjects:
    -Italiano Tecnico / Technisches Italienisch (3 credits)
    -Tedesco Tecnico / Technisches Deutsch    (3 credits)

Second year


1st semester (at the Free University of Bozen – Bolzano)
-Power Production, CHP and District Heating Systems (12 credits):
    Thermal Engines    (6 credits) 
    Thermal power production and distribution (6 credits)

Curriculum TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
-Special Issues of Building Physics (6 credits)
-Applied Mechanics and Technologies for Energy Efficiency (12 credits):
    Technologies and Production Processes for Energy Engineering (6    credits)
    Functional Mechanical Design for Ener-gy Efficiency (6 credits)

Curriculum RENEWABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY SUPPLY
-Hydropower and Wind power systems (12 credits):
    Wind powers systems (6 credits)    
    Hydropower systems  (6 credits)        
One exam from the following two subjects:
-Mechanics and Structural Design for Energy Engineering (6 credits):     
    Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics    (3 credits)    
    Fundamentals of Structural Design (3 credits)    
-Advanced materials for Energy Engineering (6 credits)

2nd semester (at the University of Trento)
Curriculum TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
-District heating system design    (6 credits)

Curriculum RENEWABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY SUPPLY
One exam from the following two subjects:    
-Electrochemical energy storage and conversion (6 credits)
-Bioenergy (6 credits)

2nd semester (at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/at the University of Trento)
-Optional Subjects    (12 credits)
-Master degree thesis    (15 credits)
    

There is no compulsory attendance, but attendance of lessons, exercise classes and lab work is strongly recommended. The course concludes with the writing and discussion of a thesis. The Faculty will provide a separate set of regulations for this. All lectures and seminars will take place in the main premises of Unibz, at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Bozen – Bolzano and at the University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. The calendar detailing lecture halls and lecture

he necessary academic requirements to enter the Master are:

a) holding a degree title obtained in Italy according to law “DM 270/04” classes L-7, and L-9 or a degree title obtained according to law “DM 509/99” classes 8 and 10 or equivalent
or
holding a degree title in the broad classes of Industrial Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering or closely related scientific disciplines obtained abroad.

b) having some documented background in  the specific scientific areas listed in the in the following scientific areas. See table “Minimum requirements” in the download box for more details:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Electrotechnics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials Science
  • Technologies and production systems
  • Mechanics of structures
  • Fluid machines

c) candidates holding a degree obtained in Italy that, despite meeting the curricular requirements, have achieved a grade point average in the exams for obtaining the degree title (excluding the final exam) lower than 22/30, are excluded from the selection; for candidates holding a degree obtained in Italy, the grade “30/30 e lode” (thirty with honours) will be computed as 31/30 (thirty-one / thirty) towards the calculation of the overall average

d) having some documented background of second-level degree studies. Only in the case where the selection committee recognises at least 24 ECTS from a previous second-level career is the candidate considered eligible for admission to the second year.

NB: candidates who do not meet the requirements for admission to the second year may apply for admission to the first year.

The evaluation of the curricular requirements is made by the Selection Committee which will assess the equivalence between the contents of the courses attended in previous careers and the subject areas listed in the master’s degree regulation.

Language requirements

To access the MSc program, students must certify English language skills at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference) and Italian or German at level A1.

Language proficiency can be proved as follows:
a) holding secondary school leaving qualifications (A-levels, Abitur, Maturità, etc) where the main teaching language of the final year was in one of the official teaching languages of the master’s degree (evaluated as level C1). If these qualifications were obtained in one of the trilingual secondary schools in the Ladin valleys of South Tyrol (Italy), they will be accepted as proving proficiency in both German and Italian (evaluated as level B2);

b) holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree if awarded in one of the three teaching languages of the master’s degree (evaluated as level C1);

c) submitting a language certification (among those listed in the “Download” box) within the date of enrolment;

d) having passed a language examination at the level required during the previous university career;

e) only for EU candidates and non-EU candidates living in Italy at the moment of application, having passed a language test organised by the Language Centres of the University of Trento or Bolzano (CLA) within the deadline for application (to enrol see “How to prove languag

UniTrento selection process for admission to the second year consists of two phases:

  1. Assessment of qualifications
  2. Interview

Applicants having the minimum admission requirements will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • First-level education profile (up to 65 points out of 100). This profile is based on the academic record of the applicant in his/her first-level degree (i.e. Grade Point Average and class qualification, coherence with the master’s learning objectives,).
  • Language certifications if level is higher than the minimum admission requirement (up to 10 points out of 100)
  • Interview (up to 25 points out of 100).

Candidates scoring at least 50 points will be declared eligible for the programme and ranked accordingly.
In case of candidates having the same score, priority will be given to the youngest applicant.

 

Language proficiency can be proved as follows:

a. holding a secondary school leaving qualifications (A-levels, Abitur, Maturità, etc) where the main teaching language of the final year was in one of the official teaching languages of the master’s degree (evaluated as level C1). If these qualifications were obtained in one of the trilingual secondary schools in the Ladin valleys of South Tyrol (Italy), they will be accepted as proving proficiency in both German and Italian (evaluated as level B2);

b. holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree if awarded in one of the three official teaching languages of the master’s degree in Energy Engineering (evaluated as level C1); Unibz graduates who matriculated starting from the 2011/12 academic year must refer to the exit language requirements established by the degree course they have attended;

c. submitting a language certification (see below) within the deadline for application;

d. having passed a language examination at the level required during the previous university career;

e. only for EU candidates and non-EU candidates living in Italy at the moment of application, having passed a language test organised by the Language Centres of the University of Trento or Bolzano (CLA) within the deadline for application. 

RECOGNISED LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS

Students may prove knowlege of the required languages by uploading one of the internationally recognised certificates reported in the table “Recognized language certificates_Energy Eng” (see Download box). Please check the table carefully and be aware that:
– all certificates must include the evaluation of all four linguistic skills 
– certificates are considered valid for 5 years after the date of issue

LANGUAGE TEST

Italian, EU and non EU candidates living in Italy who do not have any of the language certifications listed in the table mentioned above can demonstrate English language proficiency at level B2 through a language test organised by the Language Centre of University of Trento  or of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The tests will take place in the cities of Trento and Bolzano.

SESSIONS AT THE CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO

NEW! 18th September 2021 (written test) – 29th October (oral test) – deadline for enrollement: 8th of October at 9.00 am

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Programme fact sheet

NEWSsee allOpen Call for Erasmus+ 2022 The New Erasmus + Program Guide is availableAperitivo delle lingue – Language aperitif

Title awardedMaster of Science (‘Laurea magistrale’) in Energy Engineering
Application formSee the website of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano for admission to the first year
IntakeBeginning of September each year
Application deadline See website of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano for admission to the first year. The call for admission will be available in March 2020.
Duration of the master’s programme2 years full-time
LanguagesThe official teaching language is English. Optional courses will be offered in Italian and German.
Campus Lectures will be held at the University of Trento (Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering) and at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Faculty of Science and Technology).
Total n° of students admitted in the first year (a.y. 2020/21)5 non-EU students for admission to the first year45 EU students or non-EU students regularly living in Italy at the time of application for admission to the first year
Total n° of students admitted to the second year (2020/21)23 EU students or non-EU students regularly living in Italy at the time of application.
NB: this only applies to candidates who already hold a bachelor + at least 24 credits at master level that can be transferred to the MSc in Energy Engineering.
Tuition fees and scholarshipsOnly for students enrolled at UniTrento: see the page “tuition fees
Students admitted to the first year in 2020/21 have to refer to the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Minimum requirements for admissionA three-year first-level degree (Bachelor or similar) in the broad class of Industrial Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering or closely related scientific disciplines.
Candidates must also provide proof of English language proficiency at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference) and proof of knowledge in either Italian or German at level A1.For more detailed information see here
Selection criteriaAcademic record and Interview

ERASMUS MUNDUS ME3+

NEWSsee allOpen Call for Erasmus+ 2022 The New Erasmus + Program Guide is availableAperitivo delle lingue – Language aperitifUSEFUL LINKS  ME3+ Project website

ME3+ European Joint Master in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy +

The University of Trento with its Department of Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM) is a partner in the consortium of universities offering the European Joint Master’s in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3+).

ME3+ is an integrated and innovative master programme combining Energy and Environmental Process Engineering together with Management and Social Sciences, and integrating the information and communication technology (ICT) for a 2-years full programme (120 ECTS).

ME3+ is also an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Programme description

ME3+ foresees three academic semesters in at least two European partner universities depending on the study track and a final semester for “Master Thesis” (an industrial or research project). Each semester is 30 ECTS. After successful completion of the study programme, each study track provides multiple degrees, as described in the next section, which are valid in the countries of the awarding institutions.
Three study tracks are proposed to train the future project managers in renewable energy integration and environment (study track 1), in environment and resource recovery towards the circular economy (study track 2) and in smart cities and industry 4.0 (study track 3). 

Study tracks

The 1st semester is common to all students and takes place at BME in Budapest (Hungary) and is devoted to foundations in energy engineering and green economy.

The study track 1 foresees a 2nd semester at IMT Atlantique in Nantes (France) devoted to environmental technologies defined as techniques and processes to control pollution, products and services that are less polluting and require fewer resources, and ways to manage resources more effectively. For the 3rd semester, the students go back to BME (Hungary) to study the integration of renewable energy in energy systems. The degrees awarded are the MSc in Mechanical Engineering Modelling from BME and the MSc in “Process and Bioprocess Engineering” track “Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering” (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique.

In the study track 2 the 2nd semester is also at IMT Atlantique in Nantes (France), same as the track 1, while the 3rd semester is at the University of Borås (Sweden) and it is focused on resource recovery and life cycle assessment to contribute of the circular economy development. The degrees awarded are the MSc with major in Resource Recovery, specialisation in Energy Technology from University of Borås and the MSc in “Process and Bioprocess Engineering” track “Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering” (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique.

The study track 3 foresees a 2nd semester at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). This semester is operated jointly by the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Trento and it is devoted to energy efficiency in buildings including the electric power conversion systems. The 3rd semester ends up at IMT Atlantique (France) and focuses on energy systems and digitalization in smart cities and industry 4.0.  The degrees awarded are the Joint MSc in Energy Engineering from the University of Bolzano and the University of Trento (Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria energetica class LM-30) and the MSc in “Process and Bioprocess Engineering” track “Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering” (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique.

For all students, the 4th semester is devoted to the Master Thesis conducted in a company or in a university, a research institute or any institution where the student can perform the knowledge and skills acquired during the academic semesters in agreement with his/her future professional project.

Study track 3 with UniTrento

As mentioned, UniTrento is involved in the delivery of the 2nd semester of the study track 3 “Project Manager in Smart Cities and Industry 4.0” with the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). All classes take place at the University of Bolzano campus.
The study track 3 foresees also mobility in the 1st semester at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) and in the 3rd semester at IMT Atlantique (France). In the 4th semester devoted to the Master Thesis students can choose also a Professor at UniTrento as a supervisor.
The degrees awarded by the study track 3 are the Joint MSc in Energy Engineering from the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Trento (Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria energetica class LM-30) and the MSc in “Process and Bioprocess Engineering” track “Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering” (MSc PBPE /PM3E) from IMT Atlantique.
The Master’s degree “Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria energetica class LM-30” is valid to take examinations to qualify for the profession of Industrial Engineer in Italy.

Fees and scholarship

Information about the ME3+ fees is available on the project website. 
Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees’ scholarships are available for the best students worldwide as a contribution to subsistence (€ 1.000/month), travel and installation costs (depending on distance) and participation costs.

How to apply

The Call for applications and full details about the programme, requirements, fees and funding, etc. are published in the ME3+ project website.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATION is OPEN NOW! Deadline for applications: 9th January 2022

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