Objectives and competences

Electrochemistry is a factor in the manufacturing of many products we regularly use and consume, including: batteries, power cells, rechargeable batteries, metal production, chlorine production, wastewater decontamination, and much more, leading to a need for high-level specialized training. This master's degree is designed to help meet current training needs in the field of electrochemistry.
The course will provide successful graduates with the capacity to work with industries in which electrochemistry is required and to take their first steps in research in this field.

The master's degree in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology is a joint degree taught at nine public universities (UAB, UAM, UA, UB, UBU, UCO, UMU, UV and UPCT), bringing together a broad spectrum of research groups and teaching expertise. This creates a unique training structure in Spain. The master's degree comprises a total of 60 ECTS credits. Students complete the 20 ECTS credits of compulsory theory subjects and 10 ECTS of compulsory practical subjects over an intensive 6-week period at one of the participating universities, attended by all students and teachers involved in the course, an approach that favours student mobility and the synergy of knowledge. The master's degree is open to students from any country, providing they have sufficient knowledge of the language in which classes are taught.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Chemistry
Branch of knowledge
  • Chemistry
Mode of delivery
  • Blended learning
Credits60
Number of places available20
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024
CoordinationIGNACIO SIRES SADORNIL
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentYes
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Main university information Master's degree course homepage
InteruniversityYes
Main universityUniversitat Alacant
Universities
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Madrid
  • Universitat Burgos
  • Universitat Còrdova
  • Universitat Múrcia
  • Universitat Sevilla
  • Universitat Politécnica de Cartagena
Bridging coursesNo

Objectives and competences

Objectives


  • To facilitate postgraduate training that covers basic and applied aspects of electrochemistry. 

  • To strengthen and promote technological research in electrochemistry. 

  • To promote mobility options and interaction between master's degree students in the field of electrochemistry and contact with other universities, research centres and companies that are active in this area. 

  • To facilitate access to a doctoral programme such as Electrochemistry: Science and Technology, with guarantees of basic and applied training in the field of electrochemistry so that students can carry out their professional activity in the industrial sector, research or teaching. 

Competences


  • Understanding of the system of principles, foundations and applications of electrochemistry. 

  • Command of the theoretical and experimental methods used in electrochemical research. 

  • Knowledge of the scientific and technological possibilities of electrochemistry in various fields. 

  • Capacity to use various methodologies to solve qualitative and quantitative problems. 

  • Capacity to conceive, design, put into practice and adopt a process of research with academic rigour. 

  • Capacity to communicate scientific contents to specialists in the subject, experts in other specializations and the general public. 

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.

  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.

  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements
Admission to the master's degree in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology may be granted to applicants holding any of the following qualifications:

1. An official Spanish bachelor's degree in science or engineering.
2. A llicenciatura degree in science or engineering or a related field, obtained under syllabuses in effect prior to the publication of RD1393/2007.
3. An official university degree awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area comparable to those described above, provided that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.
4. A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area accrediting a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees listed in points 1 and 2, and that grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.

Students may enrol in the master's degree at any of the participating universities; the Coordination Committee will resolve all issues relating to admissions, accreditation and homologation.

Pre-enrolment

Calendar

19 March - 10 September 2024.

Only applications that include the required documentation and include the payment of the pre-registration fee will be assessed.

Notes:

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

Notification

Enrolment

As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Specific information about the faculty

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Compulsory 32
Optional 12
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 16
TOTAL 60

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Electrochemistry. Science and Technology
Accumulation of Energy and Fuel Cells Optional 6
Advanced Techniques in Electrochemistry Optional 3
Alternative Energy: Chemistry and Materials Optional 3
Applied Electrochemistry Optional 4
Biological Applications of Electrochemistry Optional 3
Catalysts for Energy and the Environment Optional 5
Characterization Techniques Optional 6
Chemical Sensors and Biosensors Optional 3
Coating Technology Optional 3
Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling Optional 3
Corrosion and Protective Coatings Optional 5
Electrified Interface and Electrochemical Equilibrium Compulsory 3
Electrocatalysis, Electrocatalysts and their Applications in Electrochemical Processes Optional 3
Electrocatalysis Optional 3
Electrochemical Energy Storage in Batteries Optional 4
Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors Optional 4
Electrochemical Surface Modification Compulsory 4
Electrochemical Techniques Compulsory 4
Electrochemistry of Materials Optional 3
Electrochemistry of Semiconductors Optional 3
Electrode Kinetics, Transport and Electrocatalysis Compulsory 3
Energy Applications of Electrochemistry: Batteries and Fuel Cells Optional 3
Energy Storage. Batteries Optional 6
Experimentation in Spectroelectrochemistry Optional 4
Final Project Compulsory 16
Generation and Storage of Electrochemical Energy: Study and Prevention of Corrosion Compulsory 4
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Optional 6
Hydrogen as an Energy Vector II: Uses Optional 3
Hydrogen: Production, Accumulation and Use Solar-Hydrogen System Optional 6
Industrial Electrochemistry Compulsory 6
Institutional or Company Placement Optional 6
Introduction to Experimentation in Electrochemistry Compulsory 8
Introduction to Research Optional 10
Macromolecule and Nanoparticle Characterization Techniques Optional 3
Nanomagnetic Systems Optional 3
Photovoltaic Conversion and Photoelectrochemistry Optional 5
Principles and Applications of Electrochemical Models in the Study of Chemical Processes Optional 3
Surface Electrochemistry Optional 3
Synthesis and Applications of Inorganic Nanomaterials Optional 4
Techniques in Fine Chemistry and Nanochemistry Optional 4
Theoretical and Experimental Methods in Physical Chemistry Optional 4

Previous years

Placements

Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.



Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.



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