Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Risks

What is a Minor

A Minor is a taught study course composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that allow you to widen your studies with a glimpse at subjects that fall outside of your principal subject.
Passing the three exams required by the Minor, you will get a certification of the course you attended.


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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.


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The Minor is aimed at any student enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at the university.

How to enrol

Enter the Minor into the study plan

The Minor is a study course divided into three classes of 6 ETCS each, a total of 18 ETCS .
By completing the study plan, you can sign up for two Minor exams out of the free choice exams, for a total of 12 ETCS, while the third (6 ETCS) must be included in the supernumerary exams.
Business Administration students have a study plan which involves 18 ETCS of free choice, for which they may not have recourse to supernumerary credits.

Fill out the registration form

You can choose which year to attend the Minor classes and take the exams. We suggest that you check your degree programme provides specific indications for the amount of free choice exams.

Before commencing your attendance, we invite you to fill in the appropriate registration form.

Enrolment in single Minor classes

You can also add single Minor exams to your study plan without completing the entire course. Even in this case, you will need to fill out the registration form, specifying your choice.

Modules that make up the Minor

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