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The Inter-university 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.

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Overview

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the program in Energy Engineering duirng the 2022-2023 academic year is managed by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

The program 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 program starts in September and officially lasts 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.

Program Overview

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 the 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. The 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 the 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.

Curriculum

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 Energy 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 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 the 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. 

Program Outcome

The study plan aims to develop the skills necessary to deal with the different issues and opportunities in the field of energy production and efficient energy use. The alpine region in which the course is offered is especially vacated to the topic but is also extremely sensitive to the environmental pressures of the present level of resource exploitation. The professional profile of the master graduate in Energy Engineering is oriented towards the design and operation of small to medium size energy production plants, in particular exploiting renewable sources, combined heat and power (CHP) in district heating, and of energy-efficient industrial systems and buildings. Energy conversion, energy distribution, and energy utilization systems are the main areas of interest. The environmental sustainability of the energy utilization and the reduced exploitation of natural resources will be the common basis for the different disciplines involved: electrical engineering, technical physics, and building physics, fluid machines, industrial engineering.

Career Opportunities

The course aims at training experts able to deal with the various aspects of planning, implementing, and managing the integrated energy systems, such as production plants supplied from renewable sources, low energy consumption buildings, and networks able to transport electric and thermic energy from the production site to the local consumption sites. Energy engineers will work as independent professionals or in public and private companies, industries of the energetic and thermo-energetic sectors, and public and private utilities.

Graduates can access the level of Doctoral Schools.

Programme Structure

The professional profile of this master is thought to meet the needs of design skills to be applied to small to medium size energy production plants, in particular to applications of renewable sources combined heat and power in district heating, and to energy efficient industrial systems and buildings. Energy conversion, energy distribution and energy utilisation systems are the main areas of interest. The environmental sustainability of the energy utilisation and the reduced exploitation of natural resources will be the common basis for the different disciplines involved: electrical engineering, technical physics and building physics, fluid machines, industrial engineering. Students must obtain at least 120 CP, of which at least 42 CP obtained at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at least 33 CP obtained at the University of Trento. In addition to the mandatory subjects, a range of optional courses will be offered.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:01/03/2021-28/04/2022: NON-EU citizens living abroad + early birds19/05/2022-23/08/2022: EU students and NON EU students living in Italy

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed BSc in a similar field and credits in specific academic disciplines as specified in the didactic regulations of the course;
  • English language Certification at B2 level;
  • Knowledge of Italian or German language at A1 level;
  • GPA of minimum 22/30 calculated according to the Italian grading system;
  • Students who submitted an eligible application will be invited for an interview;
  • Please check the Call for Applications for more details.
How to apply
  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1350 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1350 EUR per year during 24 months.

Total fees per year = € 1348.50

1st installment (€748.50)

2nd installment (€600) must be paid by 31 March 2023.

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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