Semester 1

First semester is dedicated to fundamentals courses, including:

  • basic theory (thermodynamics, thermal transfer, fluid mechanics, electricity, process engineering);
  • introduction to renewable energy market and perspectives and to solar, wind, biomass, geothermal energy, and energy efficiency;
  • energy policy and management (basics and economics of climate change, emissions trading, clean development mechanisms, energy policy in China, comparison of energy policies from different countries).

These courses are taught both by Chinese and European professors from the partner universities in English or in Chinese.

Moreover, an introduction is foreseen on general courses, such as:

  • scientific theory and practices on socialism;
  • dialectics on nature; mathematics,
  • and English language enhancement.

General courses are taught by Chinese professors from HUST.

All the above-mentioned courses are compulsory in order to gain a good understanding of the selected renewable energy technologies and their application and to make the students able to decide their main track in the best conditions.

Semester 2 : specialization

Second semester is dedicated to specialization courses, focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and enabling technologies:

  • solar energy;
  • wind energy;
  • biomass energy;
  • geothermal energy;
  • energy efficiency in the residential and industrial sectors;
  • energy efficiency in the power sector
  • hydrogen and energy storage.

At the end of the first year, the students have gained a clear understanding on the basic theory on clean and renewable energy and their applications and an in-depth knowledge and expertise in specific technology areas. During summer breaks, students can complete their education by attending a summer school in a European partner university.

Students are assigned Chinese and European supervisors to help them design their personal training plans and orientate them during their studying careers.

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