The University of Trento has adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). ECTS is based on the convention that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. A university credit point corresponds to 25 hours of work per student, time for personal study included.
Students' activities within the master's degree in Energy Engineering consist of lectures and class/lab practice. One credit corresponds to at least 10 teaching hours. Assessment method is based on written and oral examinations and applicative projects.
Students must obtain in total 120 ECTS, partly at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and partly at the University of Trento. In addition to the mandatory subjects, a range of optional courses will be offered.
There is no compulsory attendance, but attendance of lessons, exercise classes and lab work is strongly recommended.
All lectures and seminars will take place in the main premises of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Bolzano and at the University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.
After completing the courses in the study plan, students are required to write and discuss the final thesis, worth 15 ECTS, in order to be awarded the Master's degree.