Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks  
Minor a.y 2020/2021

What is a Minor

A Minor is a non-divisible, themed multidisciplinary path, composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that gives you the possibility of widening your main study field, enhancing your academic career and enriching your curriculum vitae through crosscutting competencies, strengthening your education or your professional activity.

Passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open badge. The obtained ECTS may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once passed: please check on the website the recipients and how to enrol.

Contacts

Educational Programmes Office
 minor@unive.it

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.

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2020/2021

Curriculum PERCORSO COMUNE (Students enrolled till 2020)

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 Informatics, Environmental Sciences, Science and Technologies for Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies, Engineering Physics (all the undergraduate programmes of the scientific area).
  • students enrolled up to a.y. 2019/2020: no exceptions.

Enrolment, attendance and exams

Enrolment procedure will be available from May 3rd to July 6th 2021. There is not a maximum number of participants.

The enrolment procedures depend on the type of user: Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students or external users.

Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment to your Bachelor’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You can enrol to the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third.

Students enrolled from a.y. 2020-21

You must enrol to the complete Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will receive the separate certification and an Open Badge, and the ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course (please, check the “Recipients and credits” section).

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to 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 three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course.

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 section. Business Administration students have 18 ECTS in the elective course section, therefore they do not have to use the surplus credit section.

Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students

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.

Before enrolling to the Minor, you must have finalised your enrolment to your Master’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will get the certification and the Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to 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 three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users

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 this link 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.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed the three exams, you will be entitle to receive the certification and an Open Badge.

In order to attend, 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 three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.