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A double master degree

The students earning the prescribed credits, successfully passing the examinations, presenting their internship project (oral and written), and passing the thesis defence according to defined modalities, are awarded a double degree both from HUST and ParisTech.

The Master programme, based on the EUREC master programme in Europe involving the European partners of ICARE (except La Sapienza Roma), is clearly designed to respond to the needs of these outstanding students by providing, in the first year, a general introduction to the clean and renewable energy sector, and, in the second year, an in-depth knowledge and expertise in specific technology areas to be selected by the students according to their preferences. 

The Master programme is, in fact, divided into four semesters, and includes a final six-month training period in a private company or in a research organisation, where the students put into practice skills and knowledge previously acquired. This final semester is crucial to practically prepare the students to work in an industrial environment, and to be prepared to foster the growth of the Chinese clean and renewable energy industry.

The master programme includes courses in the following fields:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Energy efficiency

The ICARE Master programme is a two-year post-graduate course, mainly dedicated to Chinese students, who have already obtained a degree in engineering or another relevant scientific discipline (e.g. physics, mathematics, science, management) with courses taught by European and Chinese professors, renowned experts in their field in English or in Chinese.









ICARE master students in the main amphitheater


Structure of the master

  • 1st  sem.: mandatory courses taught by HUST professors
  • 2nd  sem.: choice of 3 core courses out of 7
  • 3rd  sem.: choice of 2 to 4 specialized courses out of 10
  • 4th  sem.: internship + report – in Europe for ~10 students
  • 5th /6th  sem. : laboratory internship + report to get HUST Master degree


Around 50 European « flying professors » and 8 Chinese professors from HUST.

The first graduation ceremony is scheduled on March 2013.

Master's outcomes

Postgraduates of ICARE are expected to:

  • Have a good knowledge of basic theories in clean and renewable energy and relevant systematic knowledge. Have more thorough research in one of the following disciplines: solar , wind energy, biomass, geothermal hydrogen and energy storage and energy efficiency.
  • Understand the current global development and trend of renewable energy technology. Understand China’s energy policy and be familiar with China’s regulations on clean and renewable energy and energy efficiency, understand development of clean and renewable energy in Europe and related regulations.
  • Possess the ability of analyzing and solving technical problems within his/her field independently and the ability of managing relevant projects.
  • Have a scientific approach, be pragmatic, innovative, and have a strong sense of dedication and cooperation.
  • Raise a good ability of communication and coordination, have good knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Have top interdisciplinary talents with competitive capabilities in research, decision-making, planning and execution in engineering and management for enterprises, research institutions, governments and other social organizations.

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