Doctorate Degrees in Energy Studies

Compare 22 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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PhD in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The HBKU Sustainable Energy Ph.D. program 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. [+]

The HBKU Sustainable Energy Ph.D. program 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 both degrees is original, guided research in energy science and 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 the developments within the energy field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

Energy Technology research covers many areas, including sustainable technology, conventional technology, and energy efficiency and conservation. 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 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The Ph.D. program aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]


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

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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


PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The Ph.D. degree caters for those wishing to pursue a career in advanced industrial research and development or university research and teaching. It emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. 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. [+]

Power ahead and make your postgraduate studies really count in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The recent evolution of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been developed into a wide-ranging discipline covering technologies critical to the growth of the knowledge economy.

Networking, wireless communications, multimedia signal processing, microelectronics, microprocessors, IC design, optoelectronics, display technologies, and control and robotics all fall into this exciting discipline. Advanced training in these fields opens up a wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, business sector, government, and universities worldwide.

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PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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 Ph.D. program aims to develop the skills needed to identify research issues related to a practical application, to formulate an original research plan that addresses some of those issues, and to independently create a computing-related solution. [+]

Make your input really count as a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Traditional computer science research covers the hardware and software of computer systems and their applications. Computer science programs at HKUST emphasize an integrated approach to the study of computers and computing methods to collect, process, analyze and transmit information to support relevant and useful applications in modern life.

Computer science is still a young field. The world is only just beginning to realize the potential of information technology. The Department and its programs prepare students to meet the exciting challenges that await and to generate new advances in computing that will fuel future progress.... [-]


PhD in Civil Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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 Ph.D. program aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programs seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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 Ph.D. program aims to instill in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. [+]

Working at the cutting edge of the field with top international scientists, our postgraduate programs seek to ensure that each student:

attains an in-depth understanding of fundamental yet advanced chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing chemical engineering subjects at the frontiers of chemical engineering; develops skills to pursue new knowledge, both basic and applied, independently; and engages in pioneering research in this and related disciplines.

The Department emphasizes both academic excellence and industrial relevance and, wherever possible, programs are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]


PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 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 Ph.D. 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-caliber 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.... [-]


PhD in Oil and Gas Field Development
 Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 China Beijing

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is a discipline that aims to understand the fundamental properties of oil and gas reservoir and the law of oil and gas flow in porous media, build the effective displacement system to develop the oil and gas field properly and extract the oil and gas to the ground surface economically. [+]

Oil and Gas Field Development
 Engineering (082002) Program Introduction

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is a discipline that aims to understand the fundamental properties of oil and gas reservoir and the law of oil and gas flow in porous media, build the effective displacement system to develop the oil and gas field properly and extract the oil and gas to the ground surface economically. Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering is the most significant component in the upstream of the petroleum industry.

This discipline was established in 1953 on the basis of the previous department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is one of the earliest major disciplines of petroleum in China and is the only subject that enters the key construction discipline list in Project 211. It was authorized to award the master's degree in 1961and doctoral degree in 1986. In 1991, the post-doctoral mobile research station of oil and natural gas engineering was established. In 2001, it was awarded the national key disciplines. After the construction supported by the ninth five-year plan, the tenth five-year plan and Project 211, this discipline was significantly improved with the remarkable achievements. The construction plan of the innovative platform of superior discipline was launched in 2006. This program has become the base of the important theoretical innovation, scientific research and high-level personnel training in the oil & gas field development research areas.... [-]


PhD in Oil and Gas Well Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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 Program in Process, Energy and Automation Engineering

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 6 semesters August 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

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 Sustainable Energy Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years April 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment. [+]

Subject areas covered include:

combined heat power systems cooling technologies heat power cycles energy storage eco-cities/smart cities sustainable building materials vehicles, transport, and pollution control photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (e.g. solar powered cooling); wind energy solar water desalination systems sustainable waste management and disposal clean fossil fuel and carbon capture technologies

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

It is usually completed over a period of around three years.

Facilities

You will have access to computing facilities, complete with the software you will need, building technology laboratories and technical workshop, digital fabrication suite and model making workshop will provide you with additional tools for investigative analysis.... [-]


PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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).... [-]


EngD Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. [+]

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have provided funding for 15 studentships and produce research leaders who will tackle the major challenges in generating electricity more efficiently using fossil energy.

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. The EngD training provides:

an in-depth four-year training programme for those who satisfy the UK residency requirements, a non-taxed stipend of up to £18,363 p.a for EU and International students - Home/EU fees and a basic stipend approximately three years' extensive research time in close collaboration with industry partners Entry requirements ... [-]

EngD Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector. [+]

The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector.

It offers research engineers the chance to train as industry experts ready to implement new super-efficient electricity-generating technologies, using fossil energy with near-zero emissions through carbon capture. They have access to first-rate research facilities across the partner universities and have dedicated office space.

The four-year doctoral programme equips research engineers with the knowledge and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and work within highly-skilled multi-disciplinary teams. It comprises a core and optional taught modules in:... [-]