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Energy and Nuclear Engineering

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The Master Degree Course aims to train engineers with advanced knowledge and skills in the fields of design, planning, management, and on-site operation of energy systems. The course encompasses several technologies exploiting traditional/fossil, nuclear and renewable energy sources. It focuses in particular on efficient and sustainable solutions designed to minimize the environmental impacts of industrial and building sectors, within the current worldwide framework of “green energy” transition. Theoretical analysis, numerical methods and experimental activities are carried out during the course, to allow the students to acquire a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the subjects.

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What do you learn?

The course offers the student the flexibility to choose between two career paths, namely “Production and management of energy” and “Green Energies”. The former path provides skills in the field of thermal physics of buildings, eco-design of energy systems, combustion, nuclear power plants, computational fluid dynamics and pollutant emissions. Conversely, the “Green Energies” path provides an in-depth focus on sustainable energy sources and plants exploiting renewable or low-impact sources, such as geothermal and biomass, wind and wave energy, solar thermal and power. Common subjects for the two paths allow the student to develop solid knowledge in energy systems analysis, thermoeconomics, HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) systems and refrigeration. Some subjects are studied in the English language, to allow foreign students an easier approach.

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What can you do with it?

The Master Degree graduate will be a professional capable of working as:

  • an entrepreneur, creating his or her own firm operating in the sector of energy efficiency, such as Energy Service Companies, or a consultant
  • a highly qualified employee in large industries operating in the energy sector (petrochemical, transformation, transmission system operators, etc.), as well as in the production of components such as HVAC, refrigeration and heat exchangers, high performance building envelope elements, or in any other energy-intensive manufacturing sector
  • in the public administration as an energy manager, or a figure responsible for energy equipment and contracts or in the development of energy-related financial products
  • in the research sector within supranational, national or local agencies or authorities and in laboratories for development and/or certification of new equipment and materials.