Course Types

In the process of training program “Science and Materials of Solar Energy”, the following instruments and approaches will be employed:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars/Practical training
  • Independent (self) study
  • Term projects
  • Scientific research (literature review, experimental/theoretical work, scientific report, publication, master theses)

Examination forms include: tests, tests with mark, and exams.

First Term

Course Code Hours of lecture & discussion Hours of independent study Total number of hours Credits ECTS
Foreign Language (English / Russian) SE-C1 54 90 144 6
Modern Methods of Structural Characterisation of Micro- and Nano-Systems SE-С2 48 96 144 6
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics SE-R1 64 152 216 9
Photovoltaic Materials (part 1) SE-R2 16 128 144 6
Term Project №1 SE-S1     72 3
      Total: 720 30

Second Term

Course Code Hours of lecture & discussion Hours of independent study Total number of hours Credits ECTS
Foreign Language (English / Russian) SE-C3 54 90 144 6
Technology and Materials of Quantum Electronics SE-С4 36 108 144 6
Photovoltaic Materials (part 2) SE-R3 48 120 168 7
Technology of Solar Battery Production SE -E1.1 36 60 96 4
Quantum Electronic Properties of Nanosystems SE -E1.2 36 60 96 4
Solar Cell Technology Fundamentals SE -E2.1 36 60 96 4
Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures SE E2.2 36 60 96 4
Term Project №2 SE-S2     72 3
      Total: 720 30

Third Term

Course Code Hours of lecture & discussion Hours of independent study Total number of hours Credits ECTS
Management of Quality SE-C5 17 55 72 3
Project Management SE-С6 17 79 96 4
Solar Cell Quality Control SE-R4 51 93 144 6
Solar Energy Systems Design and Construction SE-E3.1 51 141 192 8
Embedded Systems and Software Engineering SE-E3.2 51 141 192 8
Solar Radiation and Environmental Issues SE-E4.1 51 93 144 6
Introduction to Path Integral Methods in Condensed Matter Physics SE-E4.2 51 93 144 6
Term Project №3 SE-S3     72 3
      Total: 720 30

Fourth Term

Course Code Hours of lecture & discussion Hours of independent study Total number of hours Credits ECTS
Master’s Thesis[1] SE-S4 0 720 720 30
      Total: 720 30

Footnotes

[1]Includes final research, submission and defence of Master's thesis.