Master in Efficiency and Energy Use

2021/2022 · 72 credits

What you learn

The skills learned taking these studies revolves around the efficiency and how to make better use of energy in a wide sense, but particularly those related with:

  • Audits and energetic certifications.
  • Analysis and design of systems to make better use of energy with multiple technologies.
  • Analysis of energy consumptions and its associated costs.
  • Application of the current legislation and regulations to the sector of the renewable energies and of the energetic efficiency.

Masters will be able of:

  • Advice, orient and offer optimum solutions to optimize the resources and reach the efficiency and how to make better use of energy in any sector.
  • Evaluate the application of emergent technologies in the field of the energy and environment friendlyness with criteria like efficiency, sustainability or cooperation.
  • Continue his researcher training and write a doctoral thesis.

Professional and academic career

The market of the energetic efficiency is very wide and covers distinct sectors:

  • Industry.
  • Transport.
  • Building.
  • Public Services.
  • Residential and tertiary Equipment.
  • Agriculture.
  • Transformation of Energy.

The perspectives of action for the next years, and the potential of energetic saving will cause an increasing incorporation of professionals that cover the needs of these sectors. The main services offered by the professionals of the energetic efficiency are:

  • Contracts optimization.
  • Energetic audits.
  • Energetic management subcontracting.
  • Energy management systems.
  • Energetic services companies.
  • Energetic rehabilitation.
  • High efficiency energetic building.
  • Urban mobility planning.
  • Urban transport planning.
  • Home automation.

    Companies and institutions involved

    There are educational collaboration agreements with more than 80 companies, among which are: ALCOA, ENDESA GENERACIÓN S.A., FERROVIAL, GAMESA, GAS NATURAL SDG S.A., NAVANTIA, RED ELÉCTRICA, REGANOSA...

    Planning for teaching

    Subject’s distribution along the course is:

    • First semester

    4 compulsory subjects and 2 elective subjects to choose among 4 offered.

    • Second semester.

    1 compulsory subject and 6 elective subjects to choose among 12 offered.

    They will realize professional practice and the Master’s thesis.


    Study structure

    The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

      Guide Type QTR. credits
    Energy Efficiency Certification Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
    Solar Systems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
    Cogeneration and Biomass Systems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
    Energy Politics and Investments Analysis Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
    Wind Systems Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
    Work Placement Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
      Guide Type QTR. credits
    Renewable Systems Optional 1st 3 ECTS
    Methodology of the Scientific Research Optional 1st 3 ECTS
    Efficiency Lighting Systems Optional 1st 3 ECTS
    Zero-Emission Buildings and Efficiency Rehabilitation Strategies Optional 1st 3 ECTS
    Audit and Energy Services Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Electric Drive Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Distributed Generation, Polygeneration and Micropower-Nets. Smartgrid Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Efficiency of Electric Systems Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Quality of the Electric Service Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Polymers in Sustainable Energy Development Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Energy, Cooperation and Sustainability Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Energy Use of Regasification of Liquefied Natural Gas With restrictions Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Thermal Instalations With restrictions Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Energy Storing Systems Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Evaluation and Optimization of the Energy System Sustainability Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    Analysis Technics and Data Modelling for Efficiency Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
    BIM Methodology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
      Guide Type QTR. credits
    Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS

     BOE with syllabus (PDF)


    The study is taught by the following teachers:

    The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

    Student mobility

    UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

    For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

    Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

    Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.