Short course calendar

Advanced Photovoltaics

26 February 2018 - 2 March 2018

This module will enable students to develop specialist knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies, blending the fundamental underlying science with practical implementation. Students will be exposed to advanced knowledge of PV from current research into cell materials to the design, implementation and performance assessment of full systems. Techniques for characterisation and performance modelling will equip students with the skills to assess different PV technologies and optimise system designs. The module should be useful for those going on to technologist, designer or consultant roles in the field of PV or general renewable energies.

More information, including content, assessment and learning time can be found here:

Course details

Course code
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
One week
Course leader
Dr Tom Betts
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing
Places available
Subject to availability - please contact


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers who wish to consolidate and gain knowledge of advanced photovoltaics
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.


2 hour written examination (75%) plus coursework report (25%).


Course fee
Please contact or see central CPD web-page.
Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to


Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.