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University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico MSc in Energy Resources Engineering
University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico

MSc in Energy Resources Engineering

Lisbon, Portugal

2 Years

English

Full time

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EUR 7,000 / per year *

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Introduction

According to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, energy is central to almost every major challenge and opportunity facing the world today. Finding engineering solutions that allow the transformation of the current energy matrix towards carbon neutrality, through affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, is of paramount importance to create more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues such as climate change.

Presently, in the current energy transition scenario, it is important to strategically look to the future of scientific and technological areas such as new methods for characterizing the subsoil, for sustainable energy resources exploration, new ways of carbon capture and storage in the subsurface, and enhanced geothermal energy systems.

The Master in Energy Resource Engineering (MERE) program is concerned with the production, transformation, and impacts of energy resources, including renewable and fossil fuels. Oil and natural gas are especially important components of the current energy system, due to their wide use, economic importance, and negative impacts on the environment, namely contributing to the climate crisis. However, research and technology developed over decades can and must now be used at the service of Society to contribute positively to the goals of Sustainable Development. More specifically, they can be used, for example, for the exploitation of geothermal energy, for the geological storage of carbon dioxide, or in offshore wind farm projects. The MERE provides students with knowledge, methods, and tools relevant to the challenges that will be necessary to face in a near future and that allow the characterization and modeling of the properties and processes that occur in the earth's subsurface, especially those related to fluids flow, such as water, hydrocarbon, and gas.

The teaching methodologies applied in this program aim to promote learning based on problem solving and projects, reinforcing the practical component, active learning, autonomous work, and student accountability. These methodologies are based on the transfer of theoretical and practical concepts through the extensive use of demonstration classes, experimental work, and real data application examples.

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