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23 PhD Programs in Energy Engineering

Upon completion of a master’s degree, some students choose to continue their educational endeavors by pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy. During a doctoral program, the student completes independent research that cumulates in the creation and defense of a dissertation. What is a PhD in Energy Engineering? These courses normally cover a variety of topics, including carbon footprints, environment… Read more

Upon completion of a master’s degree, some students choose to continue their educational endeavors by pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy. During a doctoral program, the student completes independent research that cumulates in the creation and defense of a dissertation.

What is a PhD in Energy Engineering? These courses normally cover a variety of topics, including carbon footprints, environmental saving technology, storage of various forms of power and methods of green energy retrieval such as solar panels and windmills. In addition to typical coursework, students may be required to take elective courses, publish articles in scholarly journals and write and defend a dissertation.

Over the course of this PhD program, students can gain skills in analyzing power needs, designing solutions to energy problems and implementing new technology into existing systems. At the culmination of their schooling, graduates are poised to take the lead in conceiving and applying energy plans.  

The cost of any degree curriculum relies heavily on the duration, location and demands of the curriculum. The PhD coursework typically take three years to complete, though the dissertation can take years depending on how involved the research process may be.

Many PhD students enter into the track with the goal of ultimately teaching in the field. Professors almost always obtain a doctorate to best qualify them to pass on knowledge to future students. Graduates of an energy engineering doctoral program may become directors, managers and other leaders at nuclear plants, government agencies and private companies around the world. Senior energy consultant, energy engineer, energy trading market analyst and senior plant manager are just a few of the many career paths a graduate might choose.

A PhD may be the right option to launch a graduate’s career to the next level. Online degree options make the process easier than ever. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. in Petroleum Geosciences aims to stimulate research and development to foster innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, and engineering.

The Ph.D. in Petroleum Geosciences aims to stimulate research and development to foster innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, and engineering. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. Degree in Petroleum Engineering usually takes four to five years to complete. It involves coursework and research leading to the Ph.D. Thesis. Ph.D. research within ... +

The Ph.D. Degree in Petroleum Engineering usually takes four to five years to complete. It involves coursework and research leading to the Ph.D. Thesis. Ph.D. research within the Petroleum Engineering Department is broad, applying fundamental and applied sciences to investigate some of today's hot topics. Students gain advanced knowledge of petroleum engineering theory and its relationship to real-life problems, including reservoir characterization and engineering, enhanced oil recovery and production operations, fluid flow in porous media, modeling of fluid properties of crude oil and natural gas, multiphase flow in wells. Ph.D. graduates will be equipped with the important skills necessary for research and academia. -
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Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The petroleum industry is organized into four major sectors: exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; transportation; refining and marketing and distribution.

The petroleum industry is organized into four major sectors: exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; transportation; refining and marketing and distribution. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines
Grand Forks, USA

This UND graduate program focuses on energy engineering fundamentals, along with independent research and career preparation. You will have the flexibility to attend online or ... +

This UND graduate program focuses on energy engineering fundamentals, along with independent research and career preparation. You will have the flexibility to attend online or on campus and customize your doctoral program according to your greatest interests. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
Online
 
The University of Tennessee - Tickle College of Engineering
Knoxville, USA

The Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE) strives to develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized program that promotes a passion for understanding and ap ... +

The Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE) strives to develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized program that promotes a passion for understanding and applying the knowledge of nuclear science and engineering and to help develop the next generation of technical leaders of the global nuclear enterprise. Our faculty consists of diverse research expertise and are considered to be national and global leaders in their respective fields. Students gain expertise as scientists and engineers who advance the application of radiation in detection, nuclear security, fuel cycles, fusion technology, reliability and safety, health physics, and basic research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
25 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The PhD program in Petroleum Engineering, fully taught in English, is designed to provide a sophisticated knowledge base and advanced skills at the expert level for individual ... +

The PhD program in Petroleum Engineering, fully taught in English, is designed to provide a sophisticated knowledge base and advanced skills at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academia, industry and research settings in any of the subfields of the Petroleum Engineering discipline -
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Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
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Czech Technical University in Prague
Prague 6, Czech Republic

The Doctoral Program in Applications of Natural Sciences and in Mathematical Engineering is open to graduates holding a Master's Degree who want to extend their scholarly qual ... +

The Doctoral Program in Applications of Natural Sciences and in Mathematical Engineering is open to graduates holding a Master's Degree who want to extend their scholarly qualification in a relevant field of study. The research-oriented program provides in-depth training for a high level of professional competence in the chosen area (see below) and the ability to develop and use independently the professional knowledge and skills gained in research. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering and Energy combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industrial partne ... +

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering and Energy combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industrial partner/sponsor. Research projects will be directly relevant to the strategic plans of your industrial partner and cover a wide range of topics in the interrelated, and globally critical, areas of engineering and energy. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. This major is aimed at investigating the kno ... +

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. This major is aimed at investigating the knowledge related to the construction (drilling and completion), measurement, usage and maintenance of wells. -
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Full-time
4 years
Chinese
Sep 2022
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Campus
 
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the programme is to prepare the highly qualified scientists of energetics and power engineering for industry and education institutions.

The aim of the programme is to prepare the highly qualified scientists of energetics and power engineering for industry and education institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2022
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Campus
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research ... +

The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this pro ... +

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts and thermodynamics, geology, geophysical characterization, and reservoir engineering. Our students participate in scientific research activities that may include mathematical analyses, computational modeling, experimental research and/or field studies. The candidates focus on original research driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 42 months
English
Campus
 
University of Georgia - College of Engineering
Athens, USA

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. Power generation and environmental emissions are a technical, soc ... +

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. Power generation and environmental emissions are a technical, social and political issue that affects economies and the environment on local, national and global scales. -
PhD
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Harbin, China

This Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering specialty was founded in 2000. The aim of this specialty is training the graduate students to be the high-level professional talent ... +

This Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering specialty was founded in 2000. The aim of this specialty is training the graduate students to be the high-level professional talents, mastery of the basic theory about Engineering Thermo-physics and Nuclear ... -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
National Central University

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with the knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas ... +

The Mission of this institute is to cultivate students with the knowledge and ability to become either professional energy engineers or researchers. Three main research areas are fully developed and supported by the project of “Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Level Research Centers(MOE),” several important projects from “National Science and Technology Program-Energy(NSC)” and some related industries. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus