Master's Degrees

  • Master's Degree in Energy Engineering

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    1 year (60 ECTS credits)
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    This Master's Degree in Energy Engineering is intended for Graduates in Engineering, Science or equivalent such as fully trained Engineers and other graduates, provided that they have the proper training corresponding to the core modules on Physics and Mathematics.

    Attendance required
    De lunes a jueves en horario de tarde (desde el curso 2020-2021).
    Teaching Center:
    • Polytechnic Engineering School of Gijón
    • Mining Engineering School of Oviedo

    Professional Opportunities

    This Master's Degree aims to develop students' skills in processes related to energy generation, conversion, and use, as well as, in research and development activities concerning cost-effective, sustainable and environmental friendly technologies focusing on its subsequent incorporation to engineering or R&D departments and organisations related to the energy field or the development of a PhD Thesis in this area.



    This is a one year Master's degree divided into two terms of 60 ECTS credits each. To successfully pass this course, students must take the necessary subjects to complete a total of 48 credits as well as the Master's Thesis (another 12 credits). The programme is divided in 42 ECTS credits of compulsory subjects and 6 ECTS credits to be chosen among the optional subjects.

    The first term focuses on the basic modules: a foundation module and a methodological module, both of them consisting of two subjects of 4.5 credits each, which must be fully completed by the students (18 ECTS). In addition, they must complete another 6 credits which correspond to the internship period. The second term focuses on specific technologies, and consists of 18 credits of compulsory subjects and 6 credits to be chosen by the student among the five subjects offered.




    FOUNDATIONS: Thermal Machines and Motors and Fluid Mechanics

    • Heat and Mass Transfer Processes (4.5 ECTS)
    • Fluid Dynamics (4.5 ECTS)

    METHODOLOGIES: Thermal Machines and Motors and Fluid Mechanics

    • Experimental Techniques in Fluid and Thermal Engineering (4.5 ECTS)
    • Numerical Techniques in Fluid and Thermal Engineering (4.5 ECTS)
    • Basic Scientific Research for Engineers (3 ECTS)





    • Fluid engineering: Fluid mechanics
      • Turbomachines (3 ECTS)
    • Thermal engineering: Thermal Machines and Motors
      • Renewable Energy Systems for Buildings and Energy Rating (3 ECTS)
      • Clean thermoelectric Creation (3 ECTS)
      • CO2 Capture and Storage (3 ECTS)
    • Energy engineering
      • Energy Efficiency in the Industry (3 ECTS)
    • Fuels and Nuclear Engineering: Nuclear Engineering
      • Alternative transportation fuels (3 ECTS)

    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: Students will select two of following five subjects:

    • Fluid engineering: Fluid mechanics
      • Advances in Hydro, Wind and Sea Plants (3 ECTS)
    • Thermal Engineering: Thermal Machines and Motors
      • Fluidized Bed Combustion (3 ECTS)
    • Energy Engineering:
      • Energy, Termoeconomy and Co-generation 3 ECTS)
      • Waste Energy Rating (3 ECTS)
    • Fuels and Nuclear Engineering: Nuclear Engineering
      • Nuclear Engineering Technologies (3 ECTS)

    FINAL MODULE: Master's Thesis (12 ECTS)

    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • Polytechnic Engineering School of Gijón
      East Building (Energy)
      University Campus of Gijón
      33203, Gijón
      985 10 49 17 / 985 10 49 18
      985 10 49 59

    Coordination :

    • Sandra Velarde Suárez
      985 18 21 01

    Internationalization and Companies

    En el Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Energética pueden realizarse prácticas en empresa de carácter extracurricular, es decir, que no forman parte del plan de estudios y se realizan de forma voluntaria por el estudiante durante su formación. Habitualmente estas prácticas comprenden la realización del Trabajo Fin de Máster. Serán tuteladas por dos tutores: uno académico, profesor de la Universidad de Oviedo, y un tutor por parte de la empresa, entidad u organismo.

    Dado su carácter formativo, la realización de estas prácticas no supondrá, en ningún caso, relación laboral ni contractual, ni vinculación de otro tipo, entre el estudiante y la empresa o entidad en la que se desarrollen las prácticas. Las empresas o instituciones podrán prever la aportación de una cantidad en concepto de bolsa o ayuda al estudio, que no tendrá la consideración de salario o retribución.

    Las ofertas de prácticas en empresa se publicarán en el Campus Virtual del Máster, junto con los procedimientos de solicitud y tramitación.