Politécnica de Madrid

Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Industry and Transport

Official Degree Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Industry and Transport
Web http://www.minasyenergia.upm.es/master_eficiencia_energetica.html
Area Civil Engineering, Energy Sustainability and Environment
Modality On-campus education
Credits 90 ECTS
Languages Spanish
Orientation Professional Research
Places 30
Contact Agustín García Berrocal
910 676 374

From an economic point of view and taking into account an increase of the World's population, leading to an increase in the consumption of natural resources, it is worth to adopt saving measures in terms of energy, as consumption and costs of the different energies are increasing gradually.

According to forecast of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to continue with the current policies would increase energy demand by 50% in 2013, resulting in a greater increase of greenhouse gas emissions. In this scenario, about half of the necessary investment should be used to meet the energy demand.

Therefore, it is essential objective of the Master in Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Industry and Transport, the training of specialized graduates in the field of Energy Efficiency. The student graduated in this Master, will be competent in project and design activities from engineering and architecture, which will allow him the access to organization, management and leadership jobs in the area of Energy Efficiency.

The Master Program presents shared learning processes involving lecturers from several Centres of the Technical University of Madrid. The Centres to which the qualification is attached are:

  • School of Mines and Energy (ETSIME).
  • School of Building (ETSE).
  • School of Engineering and Industrial Design (ETSIDI).
  • University Institute of Automobile Research (INSIA).

The Master provides insights into the general principles of Energy Efficiency applied to the areas of Building, Industry and Transport, as well as the most cutting edge training techniques for the optimization and improvement of energy systems. It will provide learning methodologies, assessment and decision-making tools to the students when undertaking such measures of improvement. The students' capacities for solving problems in a variety of Energy Efficiency environments and contexts, generally multidisciplinary, will also be increased.

The Master in energy Efficiency in Buildings, Industry and Transport consists of 90 ECTS and is divided into three modules:

  • MODULE I: GENERAL. Module of compulsory core subjects. In this module, theoretical foundations on energy and Environment will be taught. Its aim is to equip students with the knowledge related to, the current structure of production, transport and distribution of different forms of energy, as well as with of social, legal and environmental framework. It will have a load of 28ECTS.
  • MODULE II: INTENSIFICATION. Composed of two blocks, one common consisting of three compulsory subjects, one of each area of specialization (Building, Industry and Transport) and a second one where the student will choose optional subjects from an specialization line. The students must course a total of 32ECTS, 24ECTS common and 8ECTS of specialization.
  • MODULE III: PRACTICUM - Supervised internships or Introduction to Master's Thesis and Master's Thesis. students will undertake 15ECTS of supervised internships or Introduction to Master's Thesis and 15ECTS of Master's Thesis under the supervision of a tutor. It has a total load of 30ECTS.

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Observations Students who pre-register for this Master must send an email, to the contact address, including: Name of the student, degree of access and list, in order of preference, the three specializations to course (Building, Industry or Transport).