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General Structure


The Master in Photovoltaic Solar Energy sets the focus on training the experts with the highest scientific and technical skills in the various disciplines and knowledge related to Photovoltaic Solar Energy. Due to its recent introduction it is still subject to a significant flow of ideas, methods and novel developments. Despite its novelty, the Master is firmly based on proven practices, key for a diverse, multidisciplinary and highly specialized substratum in concrete fields. This is, its current and future development relies not only on horizontal expertise, but on deep knowledge.

In consequence, the Master in Photovoltaic Solar Energy must provide with training and skills development in this field at two different levels:

  • At a first horizontal and multidisciplinary level, common for all the students, they will learn to:

    • Understand, analyze and judge the relevance of any contribution in the field, related to its social, energetic, scientific and technical environment.

  • At a second level, specialized training must provide skills in at least one of the following aspects:

    • Knowledge, analysis and proposals of new concepts, methods or devices for photovoltaic conversion.
    • Implementation, development and innovation of technological processes for photovoltaic devices manufacture.
    • Design, analysis, characterization and manufacture of photovoltaic concentration optical elements and systems. 
    • Design, analysis, characterization, planning and set-up of photovoltaic components and systems, either for general or autonomous purpose, or grid-connected.

In order to achieve these objectives, the Master is structured in one 60 ECTS academic year.

The first level has a common mandatory basis of 16 ECTS. 12 ECTS more are also mandatory and correspond to the Master Thesis. The second level is based on the selection of a track out of two, depending on the future activity to be developed by the graduated student: Photovoltaic devices and Photovoltaic systems. 23 track-related ECTS are compulsory and additional 9 are elective subjects.

The personal curriculum followed by each student must be approved by the academic coordinator to guarantee the consistency of his/her selection.


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