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Integration in year 5 in Perpignan: all courses are taught in English

Semester 9



  • Mathematical and computational tools
Engineering students are able to use various resources and computer simulation and programming tools to model energy problems combining multi-physical phenomena.

Total number of hours: 24 hours
Energy modelling software:
Students use dedicated software for tackling a particular energy problem within the framework of the case study (PVsyst, Simsol, WindPro, Heliciel, Enercad, etc.).
2 ECTS credits – 24 hours

  • Energy engineering
Teaching unit 2 raises future engineers' awareness of the issues surrounding the energy transition, which is now one of the priorities of France's Ministry for ecology and sustainable development, and the main local development policies. This involves various modules which deal with technologies, infrastructure, policies and the resources in place to tackle the challenges facing society. Within the framework of these modules, students will explore the various pathways involved in this transition which involve different ways of using space, travelling and producing energy. Some of these modules are at the interface between professions such as energy technician, regional developer, town planner and economist. Apart from the project, students will be required to choose five modules from among those on offer.

Total number of hours: 165 hours
Innovative technological project:
The end-of-study project typically involves designing and developing a complete energy chain, incorporating innovative aspects into it. These projects are carried out in partnership with companies and research laboratories.
6 ECTS credits – 60 hours


Student select five of the eight following modules:

  • Energy storage:
The various means of storing energy used in energy processes are described and illustrated by their applications. The material and process aspects are systematically tackled in synergy.
- Electrical storage - batteries, accumulators, ultra-capacitors, etc.
- Thermal storage: sensible heat (liquid, solid, vapour), latent heat (gas/liquid, liquid/solid), composite materials with enhanced transfer properties.
- Thermochemical storage: reagent systems, energy recycling, production storage.
- Mechanical storage: flywheels, pumped storage power stations, air compression (CAES, ACAES)
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Hybridisation, co-generation, energy system optimisation:
Multi-energy systems (challenges, problems, modelling), couplings, optimisation, flexibility, modularity, case studies.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Materials for energy:
Principal methods for synthesising materials (massifs, thin layers, nanopowders), development processes for shaping them, characterisations, properties, Ragone plot, Ashby methods, applications.
2 ECTS credits - 21 hours

  • Electricity networks/smart grids:
Structure of electricity networks (transmission network, sub-transmission network, distribution network, transformer stations, mashed structure, radial structure, tree structure), transmission and distribution of electrical energy, management of electricity networks (sub-transmission centres, protection, management and surveillance,
stability and adjustment of electricity networks), deregulation of markets and impact on the operation of electricity networks, decentralised production and network injection, smart grids, incorporation of new information and communications technologies.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Supervision and management of energy systems:
Modelling and dynamic simulation of processes, advanced control, resource management and load management, production/network interaction.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Concentrated solar energy processes:
Centralised systems (heliostat/tower type thermodynamic power plants, thermodynamic parabolic trough collector plants, linear Fresnel power plants), decentralised systems (trough-Sterling solar power plant), hybrid plants, co-generation (electricity/steam, electricity/cold, electricity/freshwater), photovoltaic power plants, concentrated photovoltaics.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Desalination and pollution treatment:
Desalination, pollution control (challenges, associated technologies, micro-pollutants in the environment), clean processes, process simulation, real reactors
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Bioclimatic architecture and positive energy building:
Basic concepts, parameters, comfort in buildings, design principles, spaces, envelopes, resources, dedicated techniques, strategies, integrating renewable energies and energy production, own-consumption and managing energy in housing.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours



  • Engineer culture
Total number of hours: 126 hours

  • Energy transition and development in developing countries:
Challenges associated with setting up renewable energies projects in developing countries (context, stakeholders, tools, experiences, etc.)
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Environmental management:
Factoring in of environmental issues by companies, environmental management methods and tools, environmental accounting, environmental auditing, environmental performance indicators, environmental strategies.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Energy transition and regional development:
Incorporation of the paradigm change (energy transition) into policies and development practices, identification of stakeholders, operational tools, planning approaches, new professional reference frameworks (smart grid, regional wind power development schemes, Territorial Climate Energy Plan, etc.).
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Energy markets:
International energy markets (gas, oil, coal) and the way in which they interact with the international environment, electricity and renewable energies market (regulation, control, tariff setting, etc.).
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Industrial property, patents:
Intellectual property, industrial property, definition of innovation, patents.
2 ECTS credits – 21 hours

  • Languages:
Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression and oral interaction, work on a scientific article, debates about inter-cultural projects.
2 ECTS credits – 24 hours

Semester 10

End-of-degree six-month internship
In France or abroad (more information for going abroad)
30 ECTS credits
Written report, oral presentation
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Date of update December 5, 2018