Doctorate Degrees in Energy Studies

Compare 23 PhD Programs in Energy Studies

Energy Studies

A PhD is a degree requiring four to six years of research in a chosen field. A dissertation is usually required to finish a degree program, and candidates must demonstrate they have brought something new and unique to the field of study.

What is a PhD in Energy? Energy covers a wide variety of subjects, including efficiency, sustainability, new technology and legal matters. Renewable energy is a large area of study right now; PhD candidates can research efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these new technologies. Courses may also be more hands-on and look at generating and maintaining energy sources.

A degree in energy is a great way to stay informed about the high-impact subject. Outside the workplace, this knowledge can benefit your community and would be of use to policymakers. A PhD can also lead to advancement in salary or position.

To determine the cost of a PhD, a few choices need to be made. The school chosen is one important factor, as is housing and the time necessary to complete the degree program. Find out from your chosen school the sort of fees required for PhD candidates and find out what books you will need to better shape your budget.

A PhD in Energy can lead to a variety of careers. Investing groups may hire someone with this degree to better inform them about the growth potential of different energy sources. Environmental protection groups may need someone with this knowledge set to help promote green energy. Energy producers may look for PhD graduates for management, research or development.

Energy is a subject offered at many schools across the globe, including the PhD level. Finding the right school for your interests is as easy as entering a little information. 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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Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Geoscience

Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Campus 4 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Ph.D. in Petroleum Geosciences program stimulate research and development to foster innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, and engineering, develop the next generation of leaders in academia to drive a knowledge economy in the UAE, and advance the technological profile of the UAE and the regional oil and gas industry. [+]

About

SCHOLARSHIP

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs.

The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

Full coverage of tuition fees. Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa. Support to attend international research conferences. The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):

Application Opening!

We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.

The Department of Earth Sciences has defined the goals of its Ph.D. in Petroleum Geosciences program as follows:... [-]


PhD in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Qatar Doha

Doctoral program with a focus on topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. [+]

Doctoral program with a focus on topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The College of Science and Engineering’s PhD program in sustainable energy provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. The program also looks at the implications and drivers of sustainable policymaking on society, the economy and the environment. A key component of the degree is original and scientifically significant research in energy science, as well as technologies that support sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula allows for engagement in cross-disciplinary science and builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with developments within the energy field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.... [-]


PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

The Midlands Energy Consortium comprises the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, and Loughborough as well leading industry partners. Students have the opportunity to become specialists in the new sustainable technologies of the future.

Within the CDT, there are 50 academics across several disciplines, focusing on chemical engineering, but including chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, social science and built environment. These specialists contribute to the five main research themes:

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells Solid oxide fuel cells Portable fuel cells Hydrogen production and storage Electrolysis

Within these themes, there are projects on catalysis, nanoparticles, membranes, fluids, hydrogen storage materials, and consumer responses. Where industry has wanted student projects, there has been a strong focus on product areas, such as fuel cells for aircraft (EADS), clean transport of refrigerated materials (Unilever) and electrolysis for an onsite generation (ITM Power).... [-]


Ph.D. in Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 30 - 42 months September 2019 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

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. [+]

About the program

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.

If you are visiting as a potential applicant to our program, we can confidently say that the 'KAUST' experience is a truly unique opportunity for brilliant Ph.D. students who share the dream to make a difference in our field and in the world. We hope you will consider KAUST and our program.... [-]


PhD in Engineering and Physical Sciences

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus. [+]

Overview

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus.

Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of energy are encouraged to apply. This may include renewable energy, energy utilization, and energy conservation as well as improved materials for energy production and conversion (for example, the development of nanocomposite carbide coatings).

Research

Ph.D. study on the Dubai Campus will enable students to work with staff and students in Dubai in collaboration with a research group in Edinburgh performing high value and fundamental research in engineering. Students will be working under the supervision of an expert academic supervisor based at the Dubai Campus and supported by a second supervisor in Edinburgh. In addition to time spent doing research project work, students will engage with scientific literature and participate in research group discussions and meetings using electronic communications. On completion of the research project, students spend some six months 'writing up' to produce a final PhD. Once the thesis has been submitted, internal and external academics will examine the student’s work and knowledge of the Ph.D. subject.... [-]


PhD in Oil and Gas Well Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 China Beijing

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. The major known as oil and gas well engineering is aimed at investigating the knowledge related to the construction (drilling and completion), measurement, usage and maintenance of wells, which demands a synthetic combination of technology and budget management. [+]

Oil and Gas Well Engineering (082001) Program Introduction

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. The major known as oil and gas well engineering is aimed at investigating the knowledge related to the construction (drilling and completion), measurement, usage and maintenance of wells, which demands a synthetic combination of technology and budget management. It is not only crucial throughout all the stages of the exploration and development process, but also provides significant insight for the exploitation of other subsurface resources such as methane gas or thermal energy.

The oil and gas well engineering program at China University of Petroleum was among the earliest established petroleum subjects in China. It started the graduate program in 1961 and granted doctoral education in 1986. The program was then evaluated at the key subject at the ministry level in 1993 and selected to be the key subject at the national level in 2001. It has been ranked as the top petroleum program in the country. After years of progress, the program has now formulated four primary fields of study and possesses the laboratory of oil and gas well engineering which provides an experimental platform for the simulation of downhole operation and the investigation on rock mechanics, fluid mechanics, drilling, and completion fluid chemistry. Our program also constitutes as one of the major subjects supporting the Key Laboratory of Petroleum Engineering of Ministry of Education and the State Key Laboratory of Petroleum... [-]


PhD in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. [+]

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavouring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This programme emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their programme of study to suit their interests and needs. The programme should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area.... [-]


PhD in Chemical Process and Energy Engineering

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years January 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

We aim to provide a thriving research environment and advanced training in a broad range of areas relating to Green Process Engineering, Explosions and Fire Research and Petroleum Engineering. Our research is supported via our collaborative research links and is funded by the EPSRC, The Royal Society, European Commission and industrial partners. [+]

We aim to provide a thriving research environment and advanced training in a broad range of areas relating to Green Process Engineering, Explosions and Fire Research and Petroleum Engineering. Our research is supported via our collaborative research links and is funded by the EPSRC, The Royal Society, European Commission and industrial partners.

The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and enterprise. London South Bank University (LSBU) is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering -Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

REF also awarded 80% of LSBU's research into General Engineering the two highest quality ratings (4* or 3*) for 'impact' (research and significance).... [-]


PhD in Energy Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. A Ph.D. in Energy Studies is a pure science-based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialization.

The PhD in Energy Studies demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.... [-]


Official PhD program in energy and marine propulsion

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 2 more

The Interuniversity Doctorate program in Energy and Marine Propulsion is oriented to the achievement of research capacities in the field of Energy Engineering and to develop methods, procedures, equipment or systems as well as emerging technologies of interest in the industry, making it more competitive The naval and industrial production sector in general. [+]

Introduction

The Programme Interuniversity Doctorate in Energy and Marine Propulsion, Is oriented to the achievement of research capabilities in the field of Energy Engineering and to develop methods, procedures, equipment or systems, as well as emerging technologies of interest in the industry, making the naval and industrial production sector more competitive in general.

Why study the degree

Energy Engineering is a vital sector in fields such as economics, maritime and industrial activity, research, etc., to which are linked the most competitive, profitable and technically advanced companies. Taking this background into account, the PhD program in Energy and Marine Propulsion responds to the demand for maximum training for research, development and innovation in the field of energy. ... [-]


PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) The language of Instruction: The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time study Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects.

The School of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Nicosia is committed to provide PhD candidates with in-depth academic knowledge and hands-on experience on advanced engineering topics such as hydrocarbon geology, liquefied natural gas production, pipeline engineering, flow assurance, fracture mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, enhanced oil & gas recovery, CO2 capture and sequestration, and subsea engineering. The high-calibre academic staff of the programme in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering is dedicated to working closely with students to tackle current engineering problems thereby generating new knowledge and results that can be published in reputable journals and conference proceedings.... [-]


Research Projects for Visiting Graduate Students

The Graduate School at The Petroleum Institute
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Dubai + 1 more

Research Projects for Visiting Graduate Students PI has a number of sponsored research projects for visiting graduate (Ph.D. and high-level Master) students. A visiting graduate student is required to spend several months at PI working under the supervision of a PI faculty. [+]

Research Projects for Visiting Graduate Students

PI has a number of sponsored research projects for visiting graduate (Ph.D. and high-level Master) students. A visiting graduate student is required to spend several months at PI working under the supervision of a PI faculty. The degree is awarded by the student’s parent University. For more information please visit

http://www.pi.ac.ae/PI_ACA/pgp/research_projects.php

Interested qualified candidates should contact the PI faculty in charge of the project directly. Criteria for selection of visiting graduate students are similar to the criteria for selection of degree-seeking PI students.

Visiting graduate student package includes:... [-]


PhD in Energy Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Taiwan Hsinchu

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. [+]

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.

Main Research Areas:

Green energy: photovoltaic component and system, wind energy, biomass energy, MOCVD. Energy storage: proton exchange membranes and solid oxide fuel cells, technologies related to lithium batteries and hydrogen storage. Energy saving: LED, heat exchanger, refrigeration, and air-conditioning, green building technology. Carbon reduction sustainable clean coal gasification and CO2 capture technologies. Requirements for Graduation ... [-]

PhD Program in Process, Energy and Automation Engineering

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 6 semesters January 2019 Norway Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten + 5 more

This Ph.D. is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology, and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of a technical-industrial process- and energy systems. [+]

Ph.D. Program in Process-, Energy- and Automation Engineering

This Ph.D. is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology, and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of the technical-industrial process and energy systems.

About the degree

Important process and energy engineering fields of study are thermodynamics, process equipment, transport processes, flow, powder technology, catalysis, purification of gas and liquid flows, combustion, energy from renewable resources, process integration, gas safety and general technical safety as well as energy and material recovery.

Within engineering cybernetics, the central areas of study are mechanistic modeling and system identification, simulation, sensors and measurement technology, control engineering, and process monitoring.... [-]


PhD in Energy Systems Engineering - Energy and Environment

University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Iran Tehran

Energy Systems in Environmental Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that aims to meet the current and growing challenge of dwindling fossil fuel resources and the critical demand for alternative, renewable energy sources as a global priority. As the energy industry undergoes transformative changes, a highly trained, diverse workforce is needed to innovate and drive the world’s clean energy future. [+]

Introduction

Energy Systems in Environmental Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that aims to meet the current and growing challenge of dwindling fossil fuel resources and the critical demand for alternative, renewable energy sources as a global priority. As the energy industry undergoes transformative changes, a highly trained, diverse workforce is needed to innovate and drive the world’s clean energy future.

The Ph.D. degree program in Energy Systems - Environmental Engineering, integrates the technology of energy systems development in the light of environmental planning needs for more effective implementation of such technologies. The goal of the Energy Systems in Environmental Engineering is to create a high-level signature, an interdisciplinary graduate program for the engineers who are pursuing or expecting an industrial or public-planning-based career.... [-]