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Energy and Renewable Sources Engineering

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

The Degree Course aims to train a professional with knowledge and skills on the design and management methods of processes and technologies for the rational and safe use of energy sources in the civil and industrial fields. In particular, graduates in Energy and Renewable Sources Engineering will work in the fields of Electrical, Energy and Nuclear Engineering, studying devices and processes for the generation (photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, cogeneration, thermoelectric and nuclear power plants), transformation, distribution and use of energy from traditional and renewable sources, as well as the methods for their safe and efficient use. Renewable Energy is at the center of the most important development policies of the European Union and an object of interest in the development of the related markets. It comes from sources that are naturally reintegrated into a human time scale, such as solar radiation, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable sources and energy efficiency today play a fundamental and no longer marginal role in the three technological areas of electricity production, heating / cooling of buildings and transport. Therefore, the profile of the Energy Engineer becomes essential in the new design scenario of a development model compatible with the exploitation of natural resources.

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What do you learn?

The Degree Course is divided into three curricula: Electricity, Energy, Technologies and Production. The main topics, treated with different emphasis in the three paths, embrace the following topics: • Analysis, design, management and construction of electricity distribution systems, electrical machines and home automation systems; • Methods for carrying out measurements in electrical and thermal systems; • Analysis, design, management of authorization and connection procedures of generation plants from renewable sources; • Sizing, management and efficiency of plants for the separate or combined production of electricity, heating and cooling; • Analysis of the energy aspects of industrial processes and of thermal and cooling machines; • Energy analysis and energy certification of buildings; • Net zero energy buildings; • Study of heat exchange in civil and industrial fields; • Fundamentals of nuclear engineering; • Management of energy processes in civil and industrial fields; • Mode of operation of the energy market; • Evaluation of the environmental impact of energy systems; • Analysis of the reliability of components and energy systems; • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques.

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What can you do with it?

According to Centro Studi Avvenia, in 2018 the number of employees in Italy in the renewable energy sector increased. In particular, electrical and energy engineers were highly sought after for jobs as energy managers, energy saving technicians, electricity grid developers and electricity market experts with a three-year employment rate in Italy of over 90% (ref. AlmaLaurea). Here are some of the possible career opportunities: • Employment and/or consulting in energy, systems, machines and components (hydraulic, electrical, thermal, refrigerators, motors, boilers, heat exchangers) companies; • Employment in companies operating in the construction, management and maintenance of electrical networks; • Employment in companies operating in the field of the construction of components and plants for renewable sources; • Energy Management Expert (EGE), Energy Expert in multidisciplinary teams; • Audits, certifications and energy and environmental assessments; • Collaboration with Energy Service Companies (ESCO); • Expert in the safety and environmental impact of industrial activities even at high risk; • Freelance after enrolment in the professional register; • Public employment (Municipal technical offices, Energy Department, Ministry). At the end of the Bachelor Degree it is possible to complete the training course with the following Master Degrees: • Energy and Nuclear Engineering; • Electrical Engineering.