Course on Renewable Energies for Energy Engineering Students in the Framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

 

Herminio Martínez-García and Jordi Cosp-Vilella

 

2017/04/25

Abstract

As it is well known, 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. On the other hand, since September 2016, the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC) – BarcelonaTech has a new Campus in
Barcelona City, the Diagonal-Besòs Campus. In this new Campus appears the Eastern Barcelona School of Engineering (Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est, EEBE), with new Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. In this framework, also since September 2016, the EEBE is offering the new 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Engineering with a total number of 240 ECTS credits. Current article deals with the inclusion of the course about sizing and design of renewable energy systems in the context of this degree. In particular, and although this topic was eventually abandoned in the initial degree curriculum, the paper presents the development of a 3rd-year course, Renewable
Energies, that focuses on this topic.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 842-846 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 491-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.491 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Herminio Martínez-García and Jordi Cosp-Vilella
Eastern Barcelona School of Engineering (Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est, EEBE). Department of Electronics Engineering. Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Barcelona (Spain)

Key word

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

References

[1] EHEA official website: Bologna Process - European Higher Education Area. Available: http://www.ehea.info/
[2] ERIC – Institute of Education Sciences website: The Bologna Process for U.S. Eyes: Re-learning Higher Education in the Age of Convergence. Available: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED504904
[3] European Commission: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Available:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/resources/european-credittransfer-accumulation-system_en
[4] Eastern Barcelona School of Engineering (Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est, EEBE) website. Available:
http://eebe.upc.edu/en
[5] Barcelona College of Industrial Engineering (Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de
Barcelona, EUETIB) website. Available: http://www.euetib.upc.edu/
[6] Eastern Barcelona School of Engineering (Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est, EEBE): Energy Engineering Degree Curriculum. Available: http://www.upc.edu/learning/courses/Bachelorsdegrees/energy-engineering barcelonaeebe?set_language=en
[7] Eastern Barcelona School of Engineering (Escola d’Enginyeria de Barcelona Est, EEBE): Renewable
Energies Course Syllabus. Available: http://www.upc.edu/estudispdf/guia_docent.php?codi=295302&lang=ing