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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Renewable Energy in Architecture
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    10% discount if you enrol before 15th December
relation
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Architecture and the Environment: Urban Space, Light and Integration of Energy in Architecture.

Programme

Edition
2nd Edition
Credits
20 ECTS (90 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€2,800 €2,520(10% discount if you enrol before 15th December)
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 12/01/2021
Classes end: 27/05/2021
Programme ends : 04/06/2021
Timetable
Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?
Environmental control in Architecture by natural means is possible using either passive means or active means. Passive systems are directly related to the design of the Architecture, taking full advantage of the output of the surrounding energies. Active systems turn natural energies into energy in order to achieve a result in Architecture. This applies to renewable energies such as solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind and geothermal energy, which will be covered in this module.

The presence of items generating energy from renewable sources and their integration in the design ensures energy is supplied to the project whenever this is necessary. The postgraduate program in Renewable Energy in Architecture cover the Architecture project from the point of view of climate, to obtain an appropriate result which requires the least amount of energy to be operational.

Aims
  • To train technical specialists with a knowledge of natural and artificial conditioning techniques in architecture, who are able to select the most suitable energy systems for specific cases of buildings and their surroundings, design the general specifications of those systems, and integrate them formally and technically in the overall concept of the architectural project
Who is it for?
  • Architects, technical architects and engineers interested in obtaining a high degree of specialisation in the application of renewable energies in architecture.
  • Other university professionals that need to broaden their knowledge in this field.

Training Content

List of subjects
20 ECTS 120h
Renewable Energy in Architecture
  • Renewable Energy in Architecture.
    • Climate by country and pre-existing conditions.
    • Assessment of thermal behaviour.
    • Special natural air conditioning systems. Capture, solar protection and ventilation.
    • Principles of solar, thermal, photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.
    • Optimisation of resources through community systems.
  • Integrating renewable energies in architecture.
    • Integrating renewable energies.
    • Types of collectors and their construction specifications.
    • Architectural examples: Active systems.
    • Workshop: designing a simple and composite habitable module.
    • Workshop: design and assessment of the building in an urban area.
  • Façades and envelopes.
    • Functions of the envelope.
    • Tasks to be performed by solar systems.
    • Energy exchange through the envelope.
    • Façades, roofs and filters.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Architecture and the Environment: Urban Space, Light and Integration of Energy in Architecture .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Alonso Montolío, Carlos
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    Doctor Architect. Department of Architectural Technology I of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Coch Roura, Helena
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    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Teaching staff
  • Alonso Montolío, Carlos
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    Doctor Architect. Department of Architectural Technology I of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Coch Roura, Helena
    View profile in futur.upc
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Corbat Diaz, Enrique
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    Architect. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Garrido Torres, Pablo
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    Architect. Department Teacher of Architectural Technology of the UPC.
  • López Besora, Judit
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    Architect. Department of Architecture Technology of the UPC.
  • Lorenzo Gálligo, Pedro

    PhD in Architecture. Department of Projects University of Catalonia (UPC).
  • Marín Herrera, Juan Antonio
    View profile in futur.upc
    Architect. Department Teacher of Architectural Technology of the UPC.

Career opportunities

  • Technical Consultant on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Construction.
  • Specialist in the integration of Renewable Energy Installations.
  • Specialist in Energy Rehabilitation.

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