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Program Structure


First period (mid-September to mid-December)

Refreshers course in Physics

1. Three elective courses (3 x 4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
MEC558 Continental hydrology and water resources
MEC559 Mechanics for wind energy
PHY555 Energy and environment
PHY558B Photovoltaïcs Solar Energy
PHY559B Power electrical engineering for renewable energy

2. One management course (4 ECTS): MIE559 Energy Industry Value Chain

3. One Mathematical training (4 ECTS): MAP502 Refresher course in maths and a project on numerical modeling done in twos

Second period (January to March)

1. Three elective courses (3 x 4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
MEC565 Meteorology and environment
MEC561B Fluid structure interactions
PHY563 Material science for energy
PHY566 Atmospheric radiative processes and climate
ECO569 Valuing and Managing Natural Resources
MIE569 Sustainable Strategy & Business Model

3. One elective advanced course (4 ECTS) to be chosen among:
HSS586  Urbanism and Sustainability: exploring the cities’ metamorphosis in the XXIst century
MEC583 Projects in solar and wind energy : Resource and performance analysis
PHY589 Laboratory course in photovoltaic
MAP582 Signal processing, analysis and processing of experimental data

First & second periods

- One Foreign language module (French language module for non-speaking students) - 3 ECTS
- Two modules of Humanities and French Culture (HFC551 or HFC552 ; HFC561 or HFC562) - 3 ECTS
- Sport - 2 ECTS
- Coriolis conferences 
- Field trip and company visits (e.g. STEEM Field Trip Fall 2016)

Third period (March to June/August)

4 to 6-month Research or industrial internship (PHY598): 26 ECTS


First and Second periods

(P1) are first period classes
(P2) are second period classes

One  management course (4 ECTS):
MIE669 Designing projects and managing operations in the energy industry 

Over the year, six elective scientific courses (4 ECTS each), with at least two chapters concerned :

1. Atmospheric and oceanic environments in the energy context
1.a. Atmospheric and oceanic resources 
MEC655A Energetics and dynamics of the Earth system (P1) (This course is not on the Ecole Polytechnique Campus. It is on the Jussieu Campus (Paris). The Ecole Polytechnique will not organise transportation. If they choose this course, students must go there by their own means.)
MEC662 - Hydro, wind and marine resources (P2)
1.b. Air quality and greenhouse gazes (GHG)
MEC655B Greenhouse gases (GHG) challenges and observations (P1)
MEC655C  Introduction to atmospheric composition : from processes to modelling and air quality regulations (P1)
1.c. Oceanic dynamics
MEC665 Sea State, Coastal Waves and Morphodynamics (P2)

2. Renewable energies – scientific bases
2.a. Photovoltaic
PHY661A - Thin film photovoltaics (P2)
PHY652B - Polymers for photovoltaics (P1)
PHY661B - Photovoltaic Technology in Industry (P2)
2.b. Wind and Hydro-energy
PHY652F - Wind power (P1)
PHY661H - Fluid-structure couplings in offshore wind and marine renewable energies (P1)
PHY661J - Laboratory projects in hydro, wind and marine resources for renewable energy (P2)
2.c. Bioenergy
PHY652G - Nature-based solutions to substitute fossil ressources and address global change (P1)

3. Vectors, storage and networks for energy
3.a. Vectors and storage
PHY661C Chemical storage of Energy (P1)
PHY661L Renewable thermal energy (P2)
PHY661D - Stochastic and Dynamic Optimization: Adaptive Storage and Delivery of Renewable Energies (P2)
3.b. Grids
PHY661I - Smart grid for renewable energy (P2)
3.c. Markets
ECO567A - Energy Economics with a Geographic Focus (P2)

- MIE609 One Team management project: 4 ECTS
- Coriolis conferences
- One Foreign language module (French language module for non-French speaking students) - 3 ECTS
- One module of Humanities and French Culture per Period (HFC651 or HFC652; HFC661 or HFC662) - 3 ECTS
- Sport - 2 ECTS

Third period

A 6-months research or industrial internship (PHY698) : 30 ECTS

Please note this list is indicative of the structure of the program and may be subject to change.