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Master’s Degree in Energy and Climate Change

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Master’s Degree in Energy and Climate Change

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Student profile: Graduates from a Science, Technology or Engineering degree will find in this Master’s program a unique opportunity for broadening their knowledge on real climate change-related problems affecting human settlements and ecosystems, the evolution of Earth’s climate system and the consequences of its changes, as well as the engineering and science of the different energy sources.

Graduate Profile: Graduates of this Master’s degree may develop their professional career in multiple sectors of the energy industry, where innovation and climate change must grow in parallel to the management of technological projects.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Energy and Climate Change

Center responsible:Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Total Credits:60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and Maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2017-2018

Duration: 1 year

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With the best companies and institutions in the sector

Climate change and the search for new renewable energies are two of the main priorities in many international organizations. Therefore, the best universities and leading companies and institutions collaborate to research these matters.

All students interested in these disciplines find in this exclusive official Master's degree, taught entirely in English, an academic approach of high employability to this problem, counting on the extensive experience of the Higher Polytechnic School in the training of engineers.

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If you like to learn actively, traveling around the world, discovering new and exciting places, this is a Master's program designed for you. This Master's program offers students a complete approach to the challenges associated with energy and climate change by combining a multidisciplinary scientific-technical approach.

The extraordinary geographical locations in which the field trips will take place give the student the unique opportunity to apply the scientific and engineering knowledge explained in the subjects. We will travel to different continents visiting industrial facilities associated with different types of energy, as well as key geographic locations on different continents in order to understand how climate change and the climate system have evolved from the origin of the Earth to the present.

The international teachers of the Master's degree responsible for the subjects have a solid scientific and technical background. This Master's program has the participation of Columbia University (USA), the University of Washington (USA), KU Leuven (Belgium) and the University of South Wales (UK).

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Program designed with some of the best universities in the world

With the best partners in the sector

AIRBUS, Steelcase, Acciona, Iberdrola and BP are some of the companies that support the curriculum and offer a concrete and practical vision of the sector to the students.

Double specialization

In Energy Engineering, studying the operation of renewable energies; or on Climate Change, on its effects on the environment and ways to prevent it.

International program

Taught at a campus with students from over 30 nationalities, with an international faculty and 100% in English.


The student must complete 60 credits

First half30 ECTS

  • 5 ECTS | Geothermal energy: science, technology and engineering
  • 5 ECTS | Science, engineering and technology of nuclear energy
  • 5 ECTS | A global perspective on Earth’s climate evolution
  • 5 ECTS | Engineering and science of solar and wind energies
  • 5 ECTS | Technology of hydroelectric, tidal and biomass energy
  • 5 ECTS | The Dynamic Earth

Second half 30 ECTS

  • Mention in Energy Engineering
  • 5 ECTS | Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • 4 ECTS | Smart Grids
  • 4 ECTS | Leading edge technology in energy science and engineering
  • 5 ECTS | Advanced engineering of power plants
  • 12 ECTS | Master's Thesis

  • Mention in Climate Change
  • 5 ECTS | Research on recent climate change
  • 4 ECTS | Geoengineering: science, ethics and regulations
  • 5 ECTS | Impact of climate change on human populations and infraestructures
  • 4 ECTS | Multidisciplinary approach to climate change; environmental impact, modelling and projections
  • 12 ECTS | Master's Thesis


  • Commond semester ( 30 ECTS)
  • Mention subjects ( 18 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis ( 12 ECTS)


Career Opportunities

The strong scientific and technical background provided by the Master’s program grants to students with the necessary skills to develop a great variety of works in the field of technology and science of climate change and energy. National and international institutions dealing with climate change challenges as well as consultant companies and energy multinationals require professionals with a strong background both in science and engineering aspects of climate change and energy. Those students looking for a further step in science will find in this Master program a unique opportunity for widening their knowledge on real climate change-related problems affecting human settlements and ecosystems, the evolution of the Earth’s climate system and the global consequences of these changes as well as the scientific and technical principles and applications of the different sources of energy, the engineering associated with energy power plants and the application of leading edge technology in energy and climate change studies.

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