Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks  
Minor a.y 2022/2023

What is a Minor

A Minor is a complementary path to a Bachelor’s Degree Programme which allows you to broaden your main study field by developing cross-cutting skills that are useful both for your further education and for your career.

A Minor is composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each. By passing the three Minor exams; you will get a certification and an Open badge.

Objectives and contents 

The energy problem is extremely prevalent to the present and future of human activity. Its provision, use, exploitation of resources and the reduction of the environmental impact, resulting in their use, does not only represent important themes of political-economic character, but is also a real technical scientific challenge with strong relevance.

The principal objectives of the Minor are to provide a methodological training in understanding, evaluation and management of energy problems.

In particular it aims to:

  • Provide an understanding of production, distribution and energy use in the different forms taking into consideration whether it is renewable or non-renewable.

  • Evaluate the environmental and socio-economic implications of the energy system, with particular reference to climate change, its effects on the environment and the wellbeing of human beings.

Language

Italian / English.

Coordinator

Professor Elena Semenzin

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2022/2023

Recipients and credits recognition

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is possible to enrol as an external user, with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp), reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp) if you are enrolled in another university.

The Minor can be recognised in the elective course section of your Bachelor's degree with the following exceptions:

  • students enrolled from a.y. 2020/2021: this Minor is offered to Ca’Foscari undergraduate students, excluding those enrolled to Engineering Physics. Final marks will not affect the average of your degree.
  • students enrolled up to a.y. 2019/2020: no exceptions.

Enrolment, attendance and exams

Enrolment procedure will be available from 5 June to 7 July 2023. There is not a maximum number of participants.

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment in your Bachelor’s Degree Programme, otherwise you will be charged a 496 euros fee (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). IMPORTANT: Withdrawing from Minor is possible. Please, be aware that enrolling again, after the withdrawal will be at your expense.

Students enrolled from a.y. 2020-21

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment in your Bachelor’s Degree Programme, otherwise you will be charged a 496 euros fee (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). IMPORTANT: Withdrawing from Minor is possible. Please, be aware that enrolling again, after the withdrawal will be at your expense.

You can enrol in the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third year of your Bachelor’s Degree Programme. In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol in the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year. It is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the four exam sessions available. You will not be allowed to complete the Minor path the following year.

By passing the three Minor exams you will get a certification and an Open Badge. The ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once you have passed the exams, and final marks will not affect the average of your degree: please check the website to understand if this applies to you and how to enrol.

If you fail one or more exams in your Minor, you will still be entitled to receive the certification for the exams you passed, but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree programme.

Students enrolled up to a.y. 2019-20

You do not have to enrol on Minor path. You can keep on choosing between completing the full Minor path, passing the three exams and obtaining the certification and the open badge, or attending just one or two single modules (if the Minor has a limited number of participants, please refer to the call for application).

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must have previously included the chosen modules in your study plan. You may include two modules in the elective course section (12 ECTS) and one (6 ECTS) in the surplus credit sectionBusiness Administration students have 18 ECTS in the elective course section, therefore they do not have to use the surplus credit section.

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students, but it cannot be recognised in the elective course section of your Master's Degree Programme. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment in your Bachelor’s Degree Programme, otherwise you will be charged a 496 euros fee (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are regularly enrolled at Ca' Foscari university when you enrol in the Minor path, you can complete it even after your graduation, but you have to take the exams in the four exam sessions available. IMPORTANT: Withdrawing from Minor is possible. Please, be aware that enrolling again, after the withdrawal will be at your expense.

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol in the Minor path. Enrolment lasts one year. It is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the four exam sessions available. You will not be allowed to complete the Minor path the following year.

By passing the three Minor exams you will get a certification and an Open Badge. If you fail one or more exams in your Minor you will still be entitled to receive the certification for the exams you passed, but not the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users, not enrolled to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, can enrol to the Minor with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are a student in another university, the fee is reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). At the end of the enrolment process, stop before you make the payment and click on Request for assistance in order to get in touch with the Enrolment unit. Ca’ Foscari staff will contact you to explain how to get the reduction on the enrolment fee.

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol on the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year. It is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and to take the exams in the four exam sessions available. You will not be allowed to complete the Minor path the following year.

By passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open Badge. If you fail one or more exams in your Minor you will still be entitled to receive the certification for the exams you passed, but not the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.