Year 1 is dedicated to the science fundamentals (electrochemistry, materials science, physical chemistry, etc.) associated with Energy Storage and Conversion. The first semester (S1) will be spent in Poland (Warsaw) by the whole class, which then will continue for S2 in France (Toulouse).
Year 2 is more focused on practical and technological aspects covering all the levels of the value chain (synthesis of materials, assembly of energy storage systems, prototyping, large scale facilities). Indeed the third Semester S3, focusing more on technology, will be spent by students either in Spain (Bilbao), Slovenia (Ljubljana) or France (Amiens) that have invested massively recently on technology transfer and prototyping of materials synthesis and battery manufacturing. Semester S4 will be dedicated to a 6-months Master’s Thesis research project within one of the thirty participating organizations in Europe, USA or Australia (Universities and Research Centers of ALISTORE-ERI, companies including BOSCH, UMICORE, RENAULT, TOTAL, E4V, SAFT, SOLVAY).
In addition to scientific and technological modules, during the S1-S4, several modules for soft/transferable skills are provided to students, essential for future careers
At the beginning of the second year of the Master course, the class is split into 3 equal groups. One third spends the third semester in Université de Picardie Jules Verne, in Amiens, another third in Universidad del Pais Vasco, in Bilbao, and the last third in University of Ljubljana. The course option is made during Semester 2, depending on the students' choices, grades and ranking (of Semester 1), and in order to ensure the mobility requirement of European students (minimum of 2 countries different from the country where they obtain their last degree).
MESC Students are strongly linked to laboratories and partner companies members of Alistore, who offer them several topics for their 6 months research training (semester 4). It is a good way to implement what they learn during their 2 years Master course and to find a position after graduation.