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Solar Energy Systems Course for Energy Engineering Students in the Context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

Herminio Martínez-García, Jordi Cosp-Vilella, J. Luís Durán-Moyano



The Bologna Process is a voluntary intergovernmental European cooperation initiative that led to the creation of the named European Higher Education Area (EHEA). EHEA was formed to promote mobility, increase academic recognition and attract students and staff from around the world to Europe. In this framework, since 2009, the Barcelona College of Industrial Engineering (Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial de Barcelona – EUETIB) of the Technical
University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech (UPC) is offering the 4-year Bachelor Degree in Energy Engineering since 2009 with a total number of ECTS credits of 240. Current article deals with
the inclusion of the sizing and design of solar energy systems in the context of this degree. In particular, and although this topic was eventually abandoned in the initial degree curriculum, the
paper deals with the development of a 3rd-year course, Energy Integration, that focuses on this topic.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ),Vol. 1, Nº. 14
Pages:957-961 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/5/4
REF:533-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.533 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Herminio Martínez-García(1), Jordi Cosp-Vilella(1), J. Luís Durán-Moyano(2)
1. Department of Electronics Engineering
2. Department of Automatic Control. Barcelona College of Industrial Engineering (EUETIB). Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). BarcelonaTech. Spain

Key words

University Education, Bologna Process, European Higher, Education Area (EHEA), Energy Engineering Degree,
Solar Energy Systems Course.


[1] EHEA official website: Bologna Process - European Higher Education Area. Available:
[2] World Economic Forum: The Bologna Process: European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Available:
[3] European Commission: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Available:
[4] Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona (EUETIB): Energy Engineering Degree
Curriculum. Available: