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SEMESTER EXCHANGE IN AVEIRO

study for one semester at portugal's leading university UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO Created in 1973, the University of Aveiro has quickly become one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. As public foundation operating under private law, it develops its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and to promote cooperation with society. UA has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff. It is attended by some 15,000 students. Location Aveiro is located in the central coastal region of Portugal, about two hours driving distance north of Lisbon. Aveiro is surrounded by a distinctive delta called the Vouga Delta, better known as Ria de Aveiro. Aveiro is served by excellent rail and road connections to Lisbon and to the inland towns as well as to the close by cities of Oporto and Coimbra. Sá Carneiro international airport, which is less than 1 hour away, provides convenient connections throughout Europe. Accommodation Exchange students receive help from the International Office to find accommodation in one of the University Halls of Residence. For students who do not live at the Universi-

ty Halls there are other options. With the help of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), many students look for flats close to the campus or in the nearby city centre. Typical prices for student accommodation range from €180 to €250 per month. Living costs As an estimate, a student in Aveiro will need somewhere between €550 and €600 per month for accommodation, eating, transport, study material and other basic expenses. Visas Non-EU students should check whether they need a visa and a residence permit. Students make their visa request in their home country, at the Portuguese consulate, before travelling to Portugal. Student Life Students at UA have a lot of support from the University and from each other. The Students Union and the University Social Services provide shops, advice centres, medical care, sports facilities and entertainment. The University departments and central services organise hundreds of events each year, providing students with opportunities to pursue their personal interests, whether it be in science, technology, business or the arts. Counselling and career services are also available to our students and alumni. Applications www.ua.pt/gri/applications

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Semester exchange packages are English taught programmes at bachelor or masters level and correspond to a full semester of academic work that can be recognised at your University. We will partner with your University to ensure you gain all the benefits from your exchange at UA.

COURSE UNITS ·

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47693 Experimental methods in energy

installation of gas piping for heating or hot

(6,0 ECTS)

water appliances. In this course the student

47850 Energy transportation and

The main goals of this course are to comple-

will be exposed to the computer-aided design

storage (6,0 ECTS)

ment and consolidate previous knowledge

used to develop HVAC systems including the

This course complements and consoli-

concerning measurements systems and

basic need to assist with working on a wide

dates previous knowledge and provides

devices, and in particular related with energy.

range of furnaces, cooling systems and

tools for the analysis of energy systems. It

The course also complements and consoli-

appliances.

also prepares the students for the

dates previous knowledge concerning design

analysis and resolution of problems

and operation of experimental work,

related with energy transport and storage

experimental data analysis, and uncertainty

and to act for a most efficient operation of

propagation. Therefore, the student will

This course seeks understanding and

energy equipment and systems related

analyse a large set of experimental

assessment of the elements of an environ-

with energy transport and storage. The

techniques. After the course the student

mental management system according to

· Support for accommodation and Visa

learning outcomes include the analysis of

should be able to consolidate knowledge

different available standards as well as other

energy transportation and storage

concerning experimental systems and

environmental management tools. The

PROGRAMME FACTS

systems; qualitative and quantitative

measuring systems, and in particular related

learning outcomes include (i) the understand-

analysis of energy transportation and

to energy; to complement and consolidate

ing of the concepts related to environmental

storage systems; critical evaluation of the

knowledge to take decisions concerning

management systems, standards and

performance of energy transportation and

requirements for obtaining measures, design

requirements; (ii) the awareness of the various

storage systems and to propose

of measurement systems, conducting

voluntary instruments designed for environ-

improvements to the energy transporta-

experiments, analysing experimental data,

mental and social promotion of an organiza-

tion and storage systems.

propagation of uncertainties, and reporting

tion and its products; (iii) the understanding of

and interpretation of experimental data; to

similarities between quality, environmental

47513 Conversion of renewable

know a wide range of measurement

and health and safety management systems;

energies (6,0 ECTS)

techniques and the main features associated

(iv) the ability of designing of EMS elements –

This course introduces the fundamentals

with them and to support decision-making

policies, procedures and work instructions,

of conversion of renewable energy

and operation of measurement systems.

record forms, action plans – and designing

MAIN BENEFITS · English taught course units · Non-overlapping course timetable

Semester: 2nd (February-July) Programme workload: 30 ECTS credits Language requirement: English, B1 level Academic level: master Prerequisites: at least three years bachelor-level studies in Engineering or Physics Fees: ·

Visiting Students - EUR 1500,00

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Fee waivers may apply in the case of student exchange schemes like Erasmus.

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Students wishing to do a single course unit from an Exchange Package can opt to apply for “isolated course units” where the fees range from €40,00 - €60.00 per ECTS credit, depending on subject area.

Further information about fees is available at www.ua.pt/gri/students

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sources, namely: 1. Ocean Thermal

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43158 Environmental Management Systems (6,0 ECTS)

indicators for environmental performance; (v) 47017 Heating, ventilation and air

the ability to carry out small environmental

radiation; 3. Wind energy and 4. Biomass.

conditioning (6,0 ECTS)

audits and designing audit plans and reports

Therefore, the students should learn basic

The core curriculum of the HVAC course

and (vi) the understanding of the concepts of

concepts of Conversion of Renewable

focuses on fundamentals of heating,

life cycle analysis and related methodology.

Sources of Energy and they should also

ventilation and air conditioning (active or

be able to suggest solutions for energy

passive systems); hot water systems and

conversion problems, computing the

refrigeration principles; industry standardized

impact of the proposed solutions.

design practices for residential heating and

Energy Converters (OTEC); 2. Solar

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