Doctorate Degrees in Energy Studies

Compare 25 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 PhD 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 PhD 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


EngD Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 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:... [-]


PhD in Oil and Gas Field Development
 Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 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 Chemical Process and Energy Engineering

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years November 2018 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 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

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

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme 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 PhD programme aims to instil 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 programmes 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, programmes are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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 Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2019 China Harbin

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 ... [+]

Doctor Degree in Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering

This Nuclear Energy Science and Engineering specialty was founded in 2000. At present, it has a teacher staff consisting of 7 professors in 6 research fields, that including Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Performance, Safety and Reliability of NPP, Control and Test of NPP, NPP Operation and Simulation, NPP Equipments and Thermo-hydraulics of Nuclear Reactor.

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 Energy Engineering, in the fields such as research, design, manufacture, operation, and management of nuclear power engineering. The main courses included ……, and so on.... [-]


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. ... [-]