The Programme Structure


The programme is built on four core modules which comprise eCourses, practical labs, methodological seminars, transversal units, an internship and a thesis.

Course Modules


  • Modules 1: Mini-microgrid focussing on the development of a comprehensive set of skills necessary to successfully design, develop, manage and operate decentralized renewable energy projects.
  • Module 2: Digitalization, ICT4 for mini-microgrid providing essential skills on emerging digital technologies (IoT, Big/Smart Data, Artificial Intelligence, coding, etc.) in mini-grid and relevant for the African context.
  • Module 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship providing theoretical background with appropriate courses on all aspects for the planning development and administration of a business resp. start up.
  • Module 4: Business Start-up Thesis focussing on the implementation of the business cases resp. start up with the development, testing and validation of the business cases resp. prototype following an action research approach.

Programme Structure


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