Teaching methods

The completed specialization counts for 30 ECTS, with a total of 280 mandatory hours, including 100 hours of tutorials and labs, and technical visits to solar facilities.

Course structure

The solar thermal specialization semester is divided into 5 modules of 2 blocks.

Prerequisites: basics in thermal transfer, fluid mechanics and energetics


Radiative heat transfer
Combined heat and mass transfer

Simulation and system optimization

Solar concentrating systems and receivers
Solar conversion and Thermo-economics


Solar collectors theory and technologies
Solar power plants

Renewable storage

Thermal storage
Solar fuels

Project, case study and innovation

Project & case study
Innovative materials for energy conversion

Course syllabus

For more details, download the complete syllabus.

See also