Renewable Energy Engineering

Education objectives

The Master Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering aims to train engineers capable of intervening in renewable energy projects, enabling them to design, analyze, conduct and manage these ventures in their technical, environmental and economic aspects, both in business and in research context.

The provided competences give a broad overview of the energy problems in general and of renewables in particular, and an in-depth technical training of some types of use.

The course conveys a vision mainly (but not exclusively) oriented for electric conversion, with a concern with the environmental and economic-legal aspects associated to the use of renewable energies.

MEER is taught in Portuguese. However, some teachers may, on their own initiative, use English in part of the classes, or in tutorial accompaniment, for the benefit of foreign students.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


João Miguel Murta Pina

Opening date





Available soon



Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas 

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Electrical Engineering EEC 12 -
Renewable Energies ER 78 -

Management of Environmental Systems

GSA 9 -

Human and Social Sciences

CHS  6 -
Mechanical Engineering EMc  6 -
Transferable Skills CC   3  -
Any Scientific Area   QAC  -  6 a)
TOTAL 114 6

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of  FCT/UNL.

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8854 Bioenergy 6.0
11685 Electrotechnics and Electrical Machinery 6.0
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
3679 Energy and the Environment 6.0
11485 Environmental Processes 3.0
11686 Turbomachines 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11026 Strategic and Environmental Impact Assessment 6.0
11247 Electrical Power Management 6.0
11688 Electric Energy Processing and Storage 6.0
11687 Design of Solar and Photovoltaic Plants 6.0
2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
11066 Electives 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
11804 Master Thesis in Renewable Energy Engineering 48.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11246 Economy of Renewable Energies 6.0
10769 Policy on Renewable Energy 6.0