Didactic methods

Partakers at the Master Course will follow their classes in a modern academic environmenta place open to receive the most significant boosts for achieving the fixed purposes, in an atmosphere of open competitiveness with the surrounding world.

Therefore classes, besides giving the technical bases of the photovoltaic, will keep a close relation with the evolution and external world events and will be promptly updated, if it deems necessary, in order to constantly combine research with industrial world of that sector.

Master Course lasts one, two or three academic year depending on the individual student’s plan of study.
Didactic plan provides 60 credits (CFU), equal to 1500 hours, indicatively distributed in:

Operational work hours include stages in companies. Students will have to carry out 320 hours of stage in 100 days. Days and hours will be scheduled according to the companies' availability.

Classes will be held in the afternoons to favour worker students' attendance, as well.

The 400 face-to-face hours are organized as follows:

Courses CFU Face-to-Face Hours
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 2 20
GEOPOLITICS OF RENEWABLE SOURCES 3 30
PHOTOVOLTAIC PHYSICS 2 20
CHEMICAL APPLIED TO PHOTOVOLTAICS 2 20
ENERGY NETWORKS 2 20
ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS 2 20
POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS 2 20
CONVENTIONAL PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES 3 30
INNOVATIVE PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES 3 30
ENERGY SYSTEMS 3 30
DESIGN OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS 3 30
ENERGY SOURCES FOR EMERGENCIES 2 20
MEASUREMENT, CHECKING AND CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS 3 30
BALANCE OF PLANT 2 20
ENERGY SYSTEMS ECONOMICS AND PROJECT FINANCING 2 20
PHOTOVOLTAIC PERMITTING 2 20
ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRATION AND RENEWABLE SOURCES PLANT 2 20
Total course
40 400
STAGE AND OPERATIONAL WORK IN LABORATORY UNDER THE SUPERVISIONOF TEACHERS AND TUTORS 20 350
Total
60 750

 

Training activities will be carried out at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, at Organic Solar Pole of Lazio - University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (CHOSE).
Study visits will be organized in already existing or in progress facilities as well as in photovoltaic cells and modules factories. These structures could be ideal hosting places where Master Course attendants will carry out their stage activities.

As regards practical exercises, they will be carried out in various laboratories, as:

Attendance is compulsory for at least 75% of classes and seminars.

Getting Master Course final degree depends on the attendance check and on passing evaluation tests and final exam.