Barcelona, Spain

The Global Energy Problem: The Scientific Basis of Energy Management

when 25 June 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 910

The objective of the course is twofold. First, it should provide the students the scientific basis necessary for understanding energy management, both at global and local scales. For this, we will provide the numbers to clarify what are the energetic resources available worldwide, how we consume it today, and what are the pros, cons and limitations of each form of energy production, both for traditional and renewable sources.

Second, we will try to infer what, according to such scientific basis, would be the criteria that should drive energy management and the energy transition at a global scale, and will discuss in which ways the current geopolitical and economic scenarios facilitate and/or hamper that process.

Course leader

Daniel Campos Moreno, Ph.D. in Physics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Gabriel Cardeñosa, Industrial technical engineer and Postgraduate degree in air Conditioning.

Target group

Students interested on the scientific basis necessary for understanding energy management, both at global and local scales

Course aim

The course intends to be quite interactive and not merely based on traditional educational methodologies. In particular, most of the topics studied during the course would be first introduced to the students through visits to several facilities in the UAB Campus (solar cells, biomass boilers, refrigeration and other efficiency systems...) and/or through simple experimental activities. Also, the last week of the course will be based on a role-playing activity in which the students will adopt the role of the energy manager of a country and will simulate collectively the dynamics of an energy market in order to experience for themselves the corresponding difficulties and details involved.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 910: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 910 but those who register before May 15th will get 20% discount.


No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before May 15th.