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Semester 1

First semester is dedicated to general specialty courses, including:

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

These courses are going to be 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 will be taught by Chinese professors from HUST.

This semester also foresees the decision on students’ allocation to Chinese and European supervisors, as well as the design of a personal training plan. These last two activities are very important to make sure that the students are well supervised and orientated during their studying career.










Master class during Semester 1 with Chinese professors

Semester 2

Second semester is dedicated to courses, focused on the fundamentals of renewable energy and enabling technologies:

  • solar energy module;
  • wind energy module;
  • biomass energy module;
  • geothermal energy module;
  • energy efficiency in the residential and industrial sectors;
  • fundamentals of electricity and electricity networks.

All the below-mentioned courses will be compulsory  in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the selected renewable energy technologies and their application and to make the students able to decide their second year main track in the best conditions.

At the end of the first year, the students will have gained a clear understanding on the basic theory on clean and renewable energy and their applications. During summer breaks, some students can complete their education by attending a summer school in a European partner university.


  • courses from September until May
  • final exam week to validate M1: in May
  • selection of specialty courses in M2: in June


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