The degree given to successful students at the end of the course is handed out by the respective core university. It has a different name in each country:
- European Msc in Renewable Energy from Loughborough University
- Mastère spécialisé en Energies Renouvelables de l’Ecole des Mines de Paris
- Master Europeo de Energias Renovables de la Universidad de Zaragoza
- European MSc in Renewable Energy from Universität Oldenburg
- European MSc in Renewable Energy from Hanze University
- Wind Energy Technology at the National Technical University of Athens
- Hybrid Systems Technology at the University of Kassel
- Solar Thermal at the University of Perpignan
- Grid Integration at the University of Zaragoza
- Photovoltaics at the University of Northumbria
- Ocean Energy at the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon
In addition to their diploma from their respective core
university, students receive a Certificate of Equivalence from EUREC
Agency. This document formally states that the different degrees given
by the four core universities are equivalent in value and contents.
The course is assessed with laboratory work, mini-projects, end-of-term exams and a project. The three sections of the course (core-specialisation-project) carry equal marks.
First Semester (Core)
The first semester assessment is completed through laboratory reports, mini-projects and end-of-semester exams. During the semester, students' assignments are assessed according to the host university's practices. The end-of-semester written exams are either taken at the specialisation providers in January or throughout the first semester, at the discretion of the core provider.
Second Semester (Specialisation)
The second semester assessment is completed through laboratory reports and end-of-term exams. The students sit the exams at the end of the second semester.
Students are required to produce a master thesis and make a project presentation.
The Master thesis consists of two documents:
- A comprehensive report of up to 40 pages in length (including annexes).
- A summary paper of up to 6 pages (plus up to 20 pages of annexes). For details, see project proposals.
Both documents must be written in English and be produced in triplicate. The summary paper should also be submitted electronically. The two documents must be handed in two weeks before the project presentation.
The project presentations will be held in Brussels. Each presentation
will last 15 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The jury will
consist of representatives from the core provider, the specialisation
provider and a representative of another partnering University.
The project presentations also present an opportunity for students to meet the staff from the renewable energy associations, from the renewable energy industry and from the European Commission.
It is the core provider who marks the project report and project presentation.
The "Frequently Asked Questions" section may answer questions you have about the project.
The main principle behind the recognition of qualifications within the European Union is that if an individual has completed a major part of his or her qualification in one EU country it will be recognised in all EU countries. This principle of recognition also applies to EEA countries, (Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway) and Switzerland.
The degree obtained by graduates of the European Master in Renewable Energy at the end of the course is awarded by the respective core university. Degrees awarded by Loughborough University, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Universidad de Zaragoza, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg and Hanze University are therefore fully recognised as postgraduate university degrees both in the respective countries (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany) and in the other 27 Members States of the European Union.
Non European students who successfully complete the European Master in Renewable Energy obtain a degree which is supposed to be recognised by the relevant authorities also in their countries of origin. However, the recognition of an educational qualification depends on the competent authorities at national and regional level outside the EU.
In addition to their diploma from their respective core university, students receive a Certificate of Equivalence from EUREC Agency. This document formally states that the different degrees given by the four core universities are equivalent in value and contents.
Moreover, students who necessitate an integrative official statement certifying the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed (therefore similar to the "European Diploma Supplement”) can obtain such declaration upon simple written request to EUREC Agency or to the core university where they first studied.