Energy for solar buildings and cities (ESBC)

Master Solar energy: engineering and economics (S3E)

  • Master’s degree (Master 1 and Master 2)
  • Track: ESBC
  • 4 Semesters
  • 120 ECTS
  • Access possible in Master 1 only
  • Entry level BAC +3
  • Duration: beginning of September to end of June

Presentation

The Master program ESBC: Energy for Solar Buildings and Citites, is a highly innovative, new degree program preparing to tackle present and future challenges of the energy transition. It is a part of Solar Academy Graduate School recently awarded to University of Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB).

The Master program ESBC is a two-year full-time Master’s degree, composed of 4 semesters representing a total of 120 ECTS (officially integrated in the European Bologna system of higher education).

This master program is jointly developed by the School of Engineering (Polytech Annecy-Chambery), School of Business and Administration (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises IAE Savoie Mont Blanc) and School of Law (Faculté de Droit) at USMB.

The Master program ESBC: Energy for Solar Building and Cities, is a highly innovative, new degree program preparing to tackle present and future challenges of energy transition in the built environment. It is a part of Solar Academy Graduate School recently awarded to the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB).

The core training, based on Energy, Heat Transfer and Engineering will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills useful for engineers and researchers working in the field of solar transition of the built environment
  • Teach you to solve complex problems related to the energy management, design and optimization of multiple-input technological systems.

Innovative opening to Economics, Law and Management provides with an in-depth understanding of the energy transition, including its relationships with public policies, industrial transformations, business models, contracts, insurance and legal coverage. It offers a unique multidisciplinary education.

Courses will be taught by international experts and highly recognized partners from research national and international institutions and industry as well as by academic staff of USMB.

Objectives      

The training combines practice and theory centered on the fields of solar energy engineering, building physics and materials science, with an opening to computer science, architecture and urban planning, law, economics and sociology.

The training provides the knowledge on how to deploy the energy transition in the building sector, with a particular focus on solar energy. It provides technical tools for system sizing and management, and develops an in-depth understanding of the energy transition, including its relationship with public policies, economic and industrial transformations, business models, legal concepts and tools specific to the renewable energy sector, in particular solar energy.

Content

Core disciplinary courses will treat the following topics: Solar Energy, Energy systems of buildings and cities, Modelling and optimisation, Energy use and energy efficiency (building sector), Technologies of solar cells.

Specialisations courses include: International Law, Public Policies, Energy market and contracts, Subsidies and taxes, Uses and acceptability, Sustainable Development,

The courses are taught entirely in English. Foreign language courses, adapted to the needs of the students (English or FLE – French as a Foreign Language), will also be offered.

Teaching methods include courses and tutorials, but also participation in conferences and cross-cutting seminars, project-based learning, workshops and a research dissertation. A final internship, in the world of practice or a research institute, is mandatory for the last semester.

Advantages of training    

An innovative introduction to economics and law, focusing on environmental economics and energy law (important challenges in the energy transition) will result in a unique multidisciplinary teaching.

Excellence scholarships will be awarded to selected candidates, and funded by the Solar Academy Graduate School, in order to attract students with an excellent academic level and a real motivation (more information on the website).

Careers

The objective of the ESBC Master is to train future researcher and, senior executives, including engineers in technical design offices. Companies in the energy and building sectors, consulting firms, government regulatory services and NGOs are interested in candidates with a dual set of skills, such as those they will be able to develop in the ESBC Master’s program.

International

Courses are taught by international experts and highly recognized partners from national and international research institutions and industry as well as by academic staff of USMB.

Disciplinary and international mobility, as well as immersion in an international research environment, are an integral part of the curriculum, bringing added value to students in terms of training and research. Grants for international mobility, awards for best projects as well as scholarships awarded for excellent academic results are available.

 

Internship

20 weeks minimum. International experience integrated into the training: teaching by international experts, possibility of internship or training semester abroad.

Continuing study

Ph.D. in Economics, Management, for solar energy deployment and energy efficiency,PhD in Energy Law within the Solar Academy Grduate Program or at a French or foreign university.

Requirement                      

The ESBC program  recruits students with a bachelor degree in Engineering, Physics, Sciences and Technologies or equivalent. A minimum of 180 ECTS credits is required as well as a sufficient knowledge of English language.

General knowledge of engineering sciences and physics of transfers is desirable.

 

Scholarships

Excellence scholarships are awarded to selected candidates, and financed by the Solar Academy, in order to attract students with an excellent academic level and real motivation (more information on the website).

Recruitment procedures

Registration via these platforms is mandatory. Applications are only made online and according to your country of origin. The documents to be provided to us must be sent via the application platforms. Attention deadline !

  • International Students (not a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland)  You must obligatorily fill out an online dematerialized file on the Study in France application before March 5, 2021. This file is mandatory to obtain a visa. You can also consult the Espace Campus France of your country of residence (example: www.algerie.campusfrance.org). More information
  • French students or European Economic Area (+ Switzerland) – Login to the e-candidat application (opening soon). More information
  • USMB Students – You are already a student at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc. Login to the e-candidat application (opening soon). More information