Master's Degree in Renewable Technologies in Power Generation


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Program Description

Why take a Master's Degree in Renewable Technologies in Power Generation?

The master’s program in Project, Construction, and Maintenance of linear Infrastructures is targeted at individuals who require a more in-depth knowledge of the construction and maintenance delivery of projects in an engineering environment. The focus is on the main principles and techniques of Linear infrastructures. The course aims to help candidates become more effective by enhancing and developing the skills that managers require in the construction industry.


Module I: Energy in the building

  • Unit 1 The Energy Context
  • Unit 2 New Construction. CTE and CEE
  • Unit 3 Existing Buildings
  • Unit 4. Energy Certification of Existing Buildings

Module II: Energy Systems in the Building: HVAC and DHW

  • Unit 1 HVAC System with Conventional Equipment
  • Unit 2 Aerothermal and Geothermal Systems
  • Unit 3 Ventilation
  • Unit 4 DHW

Module III: Energy Systems in the Building: Lighting and BMS

  • Unit 1 Lighting Systems
  • Unit 2 Control and Management Systems 1
  • Unit 3 Control and Management Systems 2
  • Unit 4 Energy Management and Markets

Module IV: Integration of Renewable Energies in Buildings

  • Unit 1 Solar Thermal Energy
  • Unit 2 Photovoltaics
  • Unit 3 Small Wind Turbine Energy
  • Unit 4 Biomass Energy

Module V: Energy Efficiency in the Industry

  • Unit 1. Current Energy Situation
  • Unit 2. The Energy Manager
  • Unit 3. The Energy Audit in the Industry
  • Unit 4. - Energy Systems in the Industry and Energy Saving Solutions

Module VI: Solar Energy

  • Unit 1. Solar Energy
  • Unit 2: The Photovoltaic Cell
  • Unit 3: The Photovoltaic Module
  • Unit 4: The Photovoltaic System

Module VII: Wind Energy

  • 1 ST Unit
  • 2 ND Unit
  • 3 TH Unit
  • 4 FH Unit

Module VIII: Bioenergy (Biomass, Biogas, and Biofuel)

  • Biomass as an Energy Resource: origins, typology, sources, costs, etc.
  • Main Processes of Biomass Physico-chemical Conversion
  • Applications of Bioenergy
  • Business Models Analysis based on Bioenergy Use
  • Revision of Different Sample Projects According to the Existing Technologies
  • Applicable Legislation
  • Investment Income Analysis. Economical Parameters Revision

Module IX: Other Renewable Energies (Hydropower, Geothermal Energy, etc.)

  • Small Hydro
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Tidal Energy

The program is subject to possible variations/updates of the contents to improve their quality.


Manuel Macías Miranda, Doctor in Physical Science. Associate Professor in the High Technical School of Architecture of UPM (Technical University of Madrid); member of the Advisory Committee for Energy Certification of Buildings (Ministry of Development/Ministry of Industry); Director of the Research Team for Treatment and Sustainable Management of Resources (TGSR) at UPM; Director of the Group R+D and Head of the LEED RT Group of Green Building Council España (GBCe); Technical Director of International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE); and President of the Spanish branch of the International Building Performance Simulation Association known as IBPSA-Spain. Former Director of the Institute of Renewable Energies at the Energy, Environmental and Technological Research Centre (CIEMAT) and former Director of the Energy Saving Department at ASINEL-UNESA.

José Antonio La Cal is an Industrial Engineer by the UPM, Executive MBA by ESIC and Doctor by the University of Jaén where he works as Associate Professor and teaches in the Master on Renewable Energies, in addition to being Accredited Professor by EOI for the energy and renewable energies areas. He teaches in the Master on Distributed Renewable Energies at the University of Córdoba and the Master on Renewable Energies at the universities of El Valle in Guatemala and PUCMM in the Dominican Republic. Former Head of Department of Renewable Energies at AGECAM in Castilla-La Mancha and Director at the Agency of Energy Management of the Province of Jaén (AGENER). Currently, he is a Founding Partner of BIOLIZA, a company specialized in the development of energy valorization of wastes and by-products.

Manuel Berrios has a degree in Environmental Science and a master´s degree in Job Safety Analysis from the University of Jaén, a master’s degree in Sustainable Strategies in Business Management by IEAN, Chief Energy Auditor in Construction by AEC, and Lead Auditor in Energy Management Systems (ISO 50.001). He developed professionally for 10 years in the energy efficiency sector by carrying out several projects in industries and buildings. Manuel also worked at the same time as a consultant in Quality Management, Environmental, and Energy Efficiency Systems. At the present time, he is responsible for energy efficiency and consultant in standardization and environment at Cinde, a very reputable consulting firm at a national scale, which offers solutions in terms of environment, food safety, and ISO standard certifications to organizations currently developing technological projects.

Consuelo Alonso is an Industrial Engineer by the UPM (Technical University of Madrid). She has 25 years of experience in the wind energy sector and has worked as an engineer and director of wind energy and photovoltaic projects; she is also a Manager in the area of engineering and construction in Projects of Renewable Energies at Naturgy, where she remains active.

She also has more than 10 years of experience as a professor on Wind Energy and Photovoltaics at the European University, where she was the Director of the master’s degree on Renewable Energies for more than 8 years, and where she currently works as a Professor on Wind Energy and Energy Context. She has collaborated on the drafting of three collective books about wind energy (La Energía Eólica, Con el Viento a Favor, and Dominando el Viento).

Last updated Nov 2020

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