About the courses

The goal of the Dem4BiPV project is to create awareness in BIPV and to inspire young talent to become BIPV specialists. In order to achieve these goals, a ~40 ECTS master-curriculum focusing on BIPV is targeted for various European academic institutes.

The curriculum consists of 6 modules; General introduction, Photovoltaics, Environmental impacts, Architectural Aspects, Energy in Buildings and Future perspectives. The full curriculum covers a total of ≈1120 hours of study material. A large part of the course content is based on MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses). This way high quality course material is created, maintained and (possibly) graded by universities specialized in their respective fields.


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The backbone of every module is the module syllabus, in which the content of each module is described. The syllabus provides an introduction to the module, information about the teaching methods and assignments, a literature list and a list of references and acknowledgments.

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Below you can find the curriculum manual and some examples of the lecture materials, of a module syllabus and one of the assigments. If you are interested in getting the full material, please contact us.



Icon CURRICULUM OVERVIEW (391.6 KB) :  In this document you will find an elaborate overview of all study material that has been developed and / or gathered as part of the European Dem4BIPV project. 



Icon LECTURE 1: Introduction to BIPV (2.9 MB)

Icon ASSIGNMENT_PV Integration (418.2 KB)

Icon MODULE SYLLABUS_Architecture (528.3 KB)



Interested in the Dem4BIPV training material? Download the full BIPV Curriculum here

Project information

The Dem4BIPV project brings together leading universities in Europe to train the BIPV professionals of the future.

Project coordinator

Wilfried van Sark

T +31 (0) 30 253 7611/7600

w.g.j.h.m.vansark@uu.nl  | http://www.uu.nl/staff/WGJHMvanSark/ 

Utrecht University

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. The views expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

Co Funded by the Erasmus+ Program