Description

In this advanced master’s degree, we give you the keys to the use of Renewable Energies in Building, in an intensive and complete specialization. Undoubtedly a unique study opportunity that musn’t be missed” 

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The advanced master’s degree in Renewable Energies and Sustainability in Building Construction has been created as additional learning for engineers, as it includes the main innovations in two fields that, although they may seem very different, are increasingly linked: Renewable Energies and Building. Consequently, considering the installation of clean energy sources when creating new facilities will make a more reasonable use of resources, favoring energy savings and sustainability.

It is necessary to take into account that Renewable Energies are in constant growth, so the market demands more and more engineering professionals who are able to apply them to the Building sector, achieving long-term benefits not only for the environment, but also for family finances. In order to offer a superior and high quality specialization to these professionals, this program will provide an insight into the main Renewable Energies so students can understand the current situation in the world energy market and its regulatory framework at the international level, as well as the different parties involved in the financing, management and operation of Renewable Energy projects. It will also cover energy saving in Building, addressing the full range of issues involved in the field, both in the residential and tertiary sectors. 

Throughout this specialization, the student will learn all of the current approaches to the different challenges posed by their profession. A highly-skilled program that will result in an improvement, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. Additionally, at TECH we have a social commitment: to help highly qualified professionals to specialize and develop their personal, social and professional skills throughout the course of their studies.  

Therefore, we will not only take you through the theoretical knowledge the program offers, but we will also show you another way of studying and learning that is more organic, simpler and efficient. At TECH we work to keep students motivated, to create a passion for learning and to develop critical thinking.  

This advanced master’s degree is designed to give you access to the specific knowledge in the discipline in an intensive and practical way which will be of great value for any professional. Furthermore, as it is a 100% online specialization, the student decides when and where to study. Without the restrictions of fixed timetables or having to move between classrooms, this course can be combined with work and family life. 

A highly scientific training program, supported by advanced technological development and the teaching experience of the best professionals"

This advanced master’s degree in Renewable Energies and Sustainability in Building Construction contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • The latest technology in e-learning software
  • Intensely visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • The development of practical case studies presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Self-regulated learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-assessment and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection
  • Complementary resource banks that are permanently available

A program created for professionals who aspire to excellence that will allow you to acquire new skills and strategies in a smooth and effective way”

Our teaching staff is made up of working professionals. That way we can be sure to offer you the up-to-date information we aim to provide. A multidisciplinary team of professionals with training and experience in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, they will bring their practical knowledge from their own experience to the course.   

This command of the subject is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design of this advanced master’s degree. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. In this way, professionals will be able to study with a range of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give them the operability they need in their training.      

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning, an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, TECH will use telepractice. With the help of an innovative, interactive video system and learning from an expert, you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were dealing with the case you are studying in real time. A concept that will allow students to integrate and fix learning in a more realistic and permanent way.

A deep and comprehensive look at the most up-to-date strategies and approaches in Renewable Energies and Sustainability in Building Construction"

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The implementation of renewable energies in buildings is essential to help improve the environment and achieve greater energy and economic savings "

Objectives

Our objective is to train highly qualified professionals for the working world. An objective that is also complemented, in a global manner, by promoting human development that lays the foundations for a better society. This objective is made a reality by helping professionals reach a much higher level of expertise and control. A goal that students will be able to achieve thanks to a highly intensive and detailed course.             

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If your goal is to improve in your profession, to acquire a qualification that will enable you to compete among the best, then look no further: Welcome to TECH” 

General objectives

  • Conduct an exhaustive analysis of current legislation and the energy system, from electricity generation to the consumption phase, as well as the fundamental production factor in the economic system and the functioning of the different energy markets 
  • Identify the different phases required for the feasibility and implementation of a Renewable Energy project and its commissioning 
  • Analyze the different technologies and manufacturers available to create Renewable Energy exploitation systems in depth, and distinguish and critically select those qualities according to costs and their actual implementation 
  • Identify the operation and maintenance tasks required for the correct operation of Renewable Energy facilities 
  • Size facilities for the application of all energy sources of lesser implementation such as mini-hydro, geothermal, tidal and clean vectors 
  • Manage and analyze relevant bibliography on a topic related to one or some of the areas of renewable energies, published at the international level 
  • Adequately interpret society's expectations on the environment and climate change, and engage in technical discussions and critical opinions on energy aspects of sustainable development, as skills that Renewable Energy professionals should have 
  • Integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating reasoned judgments in the field applicable to a company in the Renewable Energy sector 
  • Master the different existing solutions or methodologies for the same problem or phenomenon related to Renewable Energies and develop a critical spirit knowing the practical limitations 
  • Understand the impact of energy consumption in cities and of the main structures that make it function, the buildings 
  • Gain deeper knowledge of energy consumption and demand, as these are the key conditioning factors for a building to be energetically comfortable 
  • Provide students with general knowledge of the different norms, standards, regulations and existing legislation, which will allow them to deepen in the specific ones that concern the procedures for energy saving actions in buildings 
  • Offer fundamental knowledge for support in the rest of the modules and related information search tools 
  • Apply the key aspects of the circular economy in buildings using life cycle and carbon footprint analysis tools to establish plans for the reduction of environmental impact, as well as to meet the criteria of green public procurement 
  • Train students to carry out energy audits in accordance with EN 16247-2, provide energy services and energy certification in order to establish improvement measures to increase energy savings and sustainability in buildings 
  • Delve deeper into the importance of the architectural tools that will make possible the maximum use of the climatic environment of a building 
  • Carry out exhaustive analysis on renewable energy techniques. This will allow students to have the skills and vision to design the best options for choosing an energy source in terms of available resources 
  • Internalize and delve deeper into self-consumption, as well as the advantages of its installation in buildings 
  • Choose the most efficient equipment and detect deficiencies in electrical installations to reduce consumption, optimize functioning and establish a culture of energy efficiency in the organization
  • Design electric vehicle charging point infrastructures for their implementation in buildings 
  • Delve deeper into the different cold and heat generation systems, more often used today 
  • Perform a complete analysis of the main maintenance operations of air conditioning equipment, cleaning and replacement of parts 
  • Thoroughly break down the properties of light involved in building energy saving 
  • Master and apply the techniques and requirements for the design and calculation of lighting systems, complying with health, visual and energy criteria 
  • Thoroughly analyze the different control systems installed in buildings, the differences between them, the applicability criteria in each case and the energy savings provided  

Specific objectives

  • Delve into the world's energy and environmental situation, as well as that of other countries
  • Gain detailed knowledge of the current energy and electricity context from different perspectives: structure of the electricity system, operation of the electricity market, regulatory environment, analysis and evolution of the electricity generation system in the short and medium and long term
  • Master the technical-economic criteria of generation systems based on the use of conventional energy: nuclear energy, large hydro, conventional thermal, combined cycle and the current regulatory environment of both conventional and renewable generation systems and their dynamics of evolution
  • Apply the knowledge acquired to the understanding, conceptualization and modeling of systems and processes in the field of energy technology, particularly in the field of renewable energy sources
  • Effectively pose and solve practical problems, identifying and defining the significant elements that constitute them
  • Critically analyze data and reach conclusions in the field of energy technology
  • Use the acquired knowledge to conceptualize models, systems and processes in the field of energy technology
  • Analyze the potential of Renewable Energies and energy efficiency from multiple perspectives: technical, regulatory, economic and market
  • Gain the ability to search for information on public websites related to the electricity system and to elaborate this information
  • Make an in-depth analysis of hydrology and the management of water resources related to hydropower
  • Implement environmental management mechanisms in the field of hydroelectric energy
  • Identify and select the necessary equipment for different types of hydroelectric developments
  • Design, dimension and operate of hydroelectric power plants
  • Master the elements that make up hydroelectric works and facilities, both in technical and environmental aspects, as well as those connected to operation and maintenance
  • Gain detailed knowledge of the current situation and future forecasts of the biomass and/or biofuels sectors in the European context
  • Quantify the advantages and disadvantages of this type of Renewable Energy
  • Delve into biomass energy utilization systems, i.e., the ways in which energy can be obtained from biomass
  • Assess the biomass resources available in a given area, called the study area
  • Differentiate the types of energy crops that exist today, their advantages and disadvantages
  • Typify the biofuels used today. Understand the processes for obtaining both biodiesel and bioethanol and/or biomethanol
  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of legislation and regulations related to biomass and biofuels
  • Carry out an economic analysis and gain in-depth knowledge of the legislative and economic frameworks in the biofuels sector
  • Select the necessary equipment for different solar thermal applications
  • Be able to make a basic design and dimensioning of low and medium temperature solar thermal installations  
  • Estimate solar radiation at a given geographical location
  • Recognize the conditions and restrictions for the application of solar thermal energy 
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of replacing fossil fuels with Renewable Energies in different situations
  • Gain in-depth knowledge to implement wind energy systems and the most appropriate types of technology to be used according to location and economic requirements
  • Obtain a scientific-technical vocabulary of Renewable Energies
  • Correctly develop hypotheses to address problems in the field of Renewable Energies, and the criterion to evaluate results in an objective and coherent manner
  • Understand and master the fundamental concepts of wind types and the implementation of wind measurement systems
  • Understand and master the fundamental concepts of the general laws governing the capture of wind energy and wind turbine technologies
  • Develop wind power plant projects 
  • Master the specific subject matter required to meet the needs of specialized companies and to become highly qualified professionals in the design, construction, assembly, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar energy equipment and facilities
  • Apply the knowledge acquired to the understanding, conceptualization and modeling of solar photovoltaic installations
  • Synthesize knowledge and research appropriate methodologies for integration into innovation and project development departments in any company in the solar photovoltaic field
  • Effectively pose and solve practical problems, identifying and defining the significant elements that constitute them
  • Apply innovative methods in solving problems related to photovoltaic solar energy
  • Identify, find and obtain data on the Internet related to the context of solar photovoltaic energy
  • Design and conduct research based on analysis, modeling and experimentation in the field of solar photovoltaic energy
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and handle the specific regulations for photovoltaic solar installations
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and select the necessary equipment for different solar photovoltaic applications
  • Design, dimension, implement, operate and maintain solar photovoltaic installations
  • Master the different technologies to use sea energies
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and apply geothermal energy
  • Associate the physicochemical properties of hydrogen with its potential use as an energy carrier
  • Learn about the use of hydrogen as a renewable energy source 
  • Identify the most commonly used fuel cells and accumulators to date, highlighting the technological improvements throughout history
  • Characterize the different types of fuel cells
  • Delve into recent advances in the use of new materials for the manufacture of fuel cells and their most innovative applications
  • Classify ATEX zones with hydrogen as fuel
  • Analyze the importance of electrical energy storage systems in the current energy sector landscape, showing the impact it has on the planning of generation, distribution and consumption models
  • Identify the main technologies available in the market, explaining their characteristics and applications
  • Have a transversal vision with other sectors in which the deployment of electric storage systems will have an impact on the configuration of new energy models, with special emphasis on the automotive and electric mobility sectors
  • Have an overview of the usual steps followed in the development of projects with storage systems, especially focused on batteries
  • Identify the main concepts for the integration of storage systems in power generation systems, especially with photovoltaic and wind systems
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and analyze the technical documentation of Renewable Energy projects required for their feasibility, financing and processing
  • Manage technical documentation up to the “Ready to Built” step 
  • Establish types of financing  
  • Understand and carry out an economic and financial study of a renewable energy project 
  • Use all the tools for project management and planning 
  • Master the part of insurance involved in the financing and viability of Renewable Energy projects, both in their construction and operation phases
  • Delve into the processes of valuation and appraisal of claims in Renewable Energy assets
  • Optimize processes, both in production and in Operations and Maintenance 
  • Learn in detail about the capabilities of digital industrialization and automation in Renewable Energy installations 
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and analyze the different alternatives and technologies offered by digital transformation 
  • Implement and test IoT systems 
  • Use tools such as Big Data to improve processes and/or energy facilities
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the scope of drones and autonomous vehicles in preventive maintenance 
  • Learn new forms of energy commercialization: Blockchain and Smart Contracts 
  • Gain insight into energy in cities
  • Identify the importance of a building's energy performance
  • Delve into the differences between energy consumption and energy demand
  • Analyze in detail the importance of energy comfort and livability
  • Identify the responsible bodies and agencies
  • Achieve a global vision of current regulations
  • Justify the differences between the different documents, whether they are norms, regulations, standards, legislation and their scope of application
  • Analyze in detail the main regulations for procedures on energy saving and sustainability in buildings
  • Provide tools to search for related information
  • Have a comprehensive approach to the circular economy in buildings in order to maintain a strategic vision of implementation and best practices
  • Quantify, through life cycle analysis and carbon footprint calculation, the impact of real estate management on sustainability in order to develop improvement plans that allow energy savings and environmental impact reduction in buildings
  • Master the criteria of green public procurement in the real estate sector in order to be able to face and manage them with criteria
  • Recognize the type of work to be developed depending on the objectives set by the client to recognize the need to perform an energy audit
  • Perform an energy audit according to EN 16247-2 to establish an action protocol to determine the initial situation and to propose energy saving options
  • Analyze the provision of energy services to know each of their characteristics in defining energy service contracts
  • Perform energy certification on buildings to determine the initial energy rating and define improvement options according to standards
  • Gain exhaustive knowledge of the structural elements and their effect on building energy efficiency
  • Study structural components that allow the use of sunlight and other natural resources and their architectural adaptation
  • Detect the connection between buildings and human health
  • Deal in detail with the evolution of renewable energies up to their current applications
  • Carry out exhaustive studies of applying these energies in today's construction
  • Internalize and delve deeper into self-consumption, as well as the advantages of its installation in buildings
  • Choose the most efficient equipment to ensure the lowest possible energy consumption in building activity
  • Detect and correct defects derived from the existence of harmonics to reduce energy losses in the electrical grid by optimizing its energy transmission capacity
  • Design electric vehicle charging infrastructures in the building in compliance with current regulations or specific customer requirements
  • Optimize electricity bills to obtain the greatest economic savings according to the building's demand profile
  • Implement a culture of energy efficiency to increase energy and economic savings in managing facility activity within property management
  • Master the different thermal air conditioning systems and their operation
  • Break down their components in detail for machine maintenance
  • Analyze the role of energy efficiency in the evolution of different systems
  • Apply the principles of lighting technology, its properties, differentiating the aspects that contribute to energy savings
  • Analyze the criteria, characteristics and requirements of the different solutions that can arise in buildings
  • Design and calculate lighting projects, improving energy efficiency
  • Integrate lighting techniques to improve health as a reference in energy savings
  • Analyze the different installations, technologies and control systems applied to energy saving in buildings
  • Differentiate between the different systems to be implemented, distinguishing the characteristics in each specific case
  • Delve deeper into how control installations bring energy savings to buildings by optimizing energy resources
  • Master the principles of control systems configuration in buildings
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Advanced Master's Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainability in Building Construction

In recent years, the emergence and development of technologies that use natural sources for their operation has been evidenced as a consequence of the multiple environmental problems faced by the ecosystem and the demand for a series of alternative methods that prevent the depletion of natural resources. Moreover, their use has expanded to different areas of knowledge such as engineering and the construction industry, which requires highly qualified professionals in the management and use of these tools. At TECH Technological University we developed the Advanced Master's Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainability in Building Construction, a program aimed at the specialization of engineers for the integration of clean energy sources in the new processes of design, planning and construction of works. In this way, through the use of cutting-edge technology and the latest methods available, you will be able to stand out in a sector of permanent growth and innovation.

Specialize in Renewable Energies and Sustainability in Building Construction

Through this Advanced Master's Degree you will be able to delve into the most important aspects for the application of renewable energies in the field of building and bioclimatic architecture. With the syllabus you will review the fundamental principles, regulatory frameworks, benefits and limitations of this kind of technology. You will also have the opportunity to study in detail the various energy systems, their evolution, applications, behavior and maintenance, as well as their manufacture, financing and feasibility in the creation of projects in the current market. At TECH Technological University you will have within reach a program designed with the highest quality standards in the academic sector so that you can participate in the transformation of the industry through the use of alternative methods and sustainable technologies. Studying at the largest school of engineering is a unique opportunity to fulfill your professional goals and projects.