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 usually taught in Portuguese. However, some teachers, on their initiative, may use English in the classes and study materials, or tutorial accompaniment, for the benefit of foreign students.

Career opportunities

MEER graduates will be able to work in Energy Services Companies, as renewable energies consultants (conducting audits and analysis of energy efficiency and collaborating in environmental impact assessment studies), and as designers of solar projects.
They may also carry out professional duties in the industrial sector, services sector, central, regional or local administration, among others, and also perform research and development (R&D) tasks in sectors such as higher education institutions, laboratories, or industries.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle


Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Pereira

Opening date





Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year



Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Electrical Engineering EEC 12 0
Renewable Energies ER 78 0

Management of Environmental Systems

GSA 9 0

Human and Social Sciences

CHS  6 0
Mechanical Engineering EMc  6 0
Transferable Skills CC  3 0
Any Scientific Area   QAC 0  6 a)
TOTAL 114 6

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

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.

The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.

All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).

All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.

For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.

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

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)


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 Unrestricted 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