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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems
Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2021 PROJECT  ONGOING 

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems –STEPS offers a highly specialized education in Electrical Engineering, focusing on two areas of the highest technological content and professional requirements in the energy sector.The STEPS JMD is promoted by a partnership led by the University of Oviedo (ES), together with the University of Nottingham (UK), the University of Rome (IT) and the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (PT). Prestigious international universities: the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois (USA), the University of Santa Maria (BR), the University of Concepción (CL) and the National Cheng Kung University (TW), along with and 22 global leading companies in energy and transportation sectors are associated members. Companies will be offering internships, and some senior staff will be teaching courses. Graduates successfully completing the STEPS JMD programme will be awarded with a Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems by all the Consortium universities, fully recognized in the four partner countries.The course is structured in 2 academic years, with four 30 ECTS semesters for a total 120 ECTS. Students can build their own curriculum based on their previous background and their professional interest, although it offers 2 recommended study tracks: Sustainable Transportation (ST) and Electrical Power Systems (EPS). The approach and content of the Joint Master respond to main challenges faced by the energy sector:To master new energy sources and their implications to the power systemsTo reduce CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency and the share of clean energiesTo gradually incorporate electrical transportation as an alternative to vehicles using combustion engines.Students will carry out the courses in at least 3 different countries, with 2 alternative mobility tracks: Coimbra-Nottingham-Oviedo or Rome-Nottingham-Oviedo. Students will also have the opportunity of an internship in an associated universities or companies in Europe, America or Asia. Course will be taught in English but students will have the opportunity to work in at least other 3 EU official languages.Students will attend a 2-week introductory course at the UniOviedo, to meet other colleagues, University coordinators. Semester 1 will be a Levelling Course to compensate knowledge for different educational background. Students wishing to focus on ST strand will rather spend this first period in Rome, while the focusing on EPS will rather attend lectures in Coimbra. Semester 2 will be devoted to the study of advanced subjects on ST and EPS in Nottingham. During Semester 3 students will complete their specialization in either of the proposed strands in Oviedo. In semester 4 students will carry out an internship in one of the associated Universities or world leading companies, and a guided research for the preparation of the Master Thesis.

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