Universitat Rovira i Virgili

University Master’s Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies

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Society today faces a range of major challenges, including global warming, climate change, the overexploitation of natural resources and conventional energy sources, population growth in developing countries, the growing demand for refrigeration for comfort and to preserve foods, the concentration of the population in urban areas, and so. These challenges require new strategies and new technologies to develop solutions that allow the continuing social and economic development of our communities around the world with new technologies that are based on clean technologies rather than the burning of fossil fuels.

These challenges and the new technologies that are being developed to deal with them will require professionals expert in energy conversion systems and technologies for intelligent energy networks. Furthermore, it will not be possible to develop an efficient industry and a construction sector able to meet the challenge of applying new concepts of energy consumption to buildings without experts specialising in the latest technologies in energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energies.

The University Master's Degree in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies provides the training needed to produce researchers and professional who can develop, design and manage energy systems that use renewable energy sources and which are highly integrated into energy networks to ensure maximum efficiency and availability.

For this reason, the tools and knowledge acquired during this master's degree enable graduates to provide solutions to the current challenges in the ambit of energy.



Course Modules

The formative structure is divided into the following main modules:


In the MSc in Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies you will study integrated energy solutions to address multiple complex problems that concerns our society nowadays: from the recovery of waste energy and the use and integration of renewable energy sources in energy smart grids to its final application in buildings and industrial facilities with low-carbon and cost-effective energy technologies.

This innovative MSc aims to provide graduates with:

Programme structure

A year schedule:

Compulsory Subjects:

Subjects Credits(ECTS) Learning
Creation, Planning and Management of R+D+I Projects 4.5 Online
Master's Thesis 18 Online or face-to-face
First semester
Determining Thermodynamic Properties and Fluid Transport 4.5 Online
Advanced Thermodynamic Engineering 4.5 Online
Renewable Energy Technologies 4.5 Online
Modelling and Dynamic Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems 3.0 Online
Second semester
Polygeneration of Energy and Energy Integration 4.5 Online
Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies 4.5 Online
Integrated Laboratory on Energy Conversion Systems 4.5 Online or face-to-face
Characterization and Modelling of Energy Demand in Buildings 3 Online

Optional subjects:

Subject Credits(ECTS) Learning
HVAC and Energy Saving in Buildings 4.5 Online
Renewable Power Systems in Smart Grid 4.5 Online


Extensive use of the online resources:

Web conferences, webinars, on-live lectures, Forum discussions, self-evaluation progress tests...and individual support from a member of the teaching staff plus all required material in electronic format.


Methods of assessment include online tests, resolution of problems, project work, teamwork skills, case study modelling and experimental activities. Monitoring of student progress is continuous by means of regular communication with the teaching staff.


Entry requirements

Students must be in possession of an Official University Degree achieved in Spain or any State integrated into the European Space of Education, in the following Engineering fields:

Mechanical, Energy, Electrical, Automation, Chemical, Environmental, Industrial Technologies, Physical, Civil, Aerospace, Naval, and other related

The program is taught in English which is an excellent opportunity to reinforce the professional competitiveness of students. In this sense, a minimum proven B2 level is required. Alternatively, if the candidate is not in possession of a certificate, the academic coordinator will arrange an interview to check the level of reading, listening and speaking of the candidate. Optionally, the master thesis can be written in Spanish.

Fellowship opportunities

The Master provides each academic year scholarships to pre-enrolled candidates.

Career opportunities

Graduates in the MSc In Energy conversion Systems and Technologies have excellent career prospects:

General details
Duration 60 ECTS
Available seats  20
Modality Online or online/face-to-face
Language English
Timetable None
Course date October-September
Academic coordinator Dr. Daniel Salavera(ELIMINAR)
URV Faculty Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Química (URV)

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More information:

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