MIT Portugal Program: PhD In Sustainable Energy Systems
MIT portugal : http://www.mitportugal.org/
Universidade de porto :http://sigarra.up.pt/feup/pt/web_page.inicial
The Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Program (SES PhD) is a three- to four-year degree jointly offered at each of the Portuguese Institutions participating in the MIT Portugal Sustainable Energy Systems Program. The objective of the PhD Program on Sustainable Energy Systems is to use a multi-disciplinary approach to educate a new generation of sustainability-aware leaders with expertise in energy systems and economics. A focus on energy system design and analysis, research, and leadership and entrepreneurship provides graduates with the tools to be at the forefront of sustainable energy systems development.
The PhD Program emphasizes the policy and technology development necessary for the successful design and implementation of alternative energy strategies. Students have the opportunity to learn about the practical application of energy strategies through real-world case study research in conjunction with corporate and industry partners or affiliates.
The Program includes one year of coursework, including doctoral seminars. Students conduct dissertation research for 2 to 3 years, in the following areas:
Sustainable Built Environment
Energy Planning, including Economics
Smart Energy Networks
The SES Doctoral Program welcomes candidates with engineering or management backgrounds. Candidates must be highly motivated to conduct innovative research activities, and must also demonstrate strong communication, leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
SES PhD graduates will have the tools to play leadership roles in implementing sustainable energy policies and developing new business opportunities.
Candidates to the Doctoral Program on Sustainable Energy Systems must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree OR a master's degree OR a five-year degree (Licenciatura) in engineering, science or management. All candidates must demonstrate that they have adequate scientific capabilities to be engaged in a degree in this area (i.e., sufficient previous coursework in sciences, academic papers, etc.)
The Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Program is a unified program for all the different universities that are offering the SES PhD Degree. While each university may implement the program somewhat differently, the following guidelines are accepted and followed by all of the participating universities.
The SES Doctoral Program is a joint initiative offered by four universities in Portugal collaborating in the context of the MIT Portugal Program including the Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico – IST, and Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – ISEG), the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering, FEUP), the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences, FCUL), and the University of Coimbra (Faculty of Economy – FEUC, and Faculty of Sciences and Technology – FCTUC). All the universities share a common core curriculum, and students can personalize their Program by selecting elective courses at any of the five schools that meet their specific interests and course requirements, as described in the diagram below:
MIT collaboration in supervision of students is a strong feature of the Program, as are reciprocal student and faculty visits.
FCT scholarships are available for the SES PhD Program. Additional information on scholarships.
University of Coimbra (UC)
Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) and University of Lisbon (FCUL)
University of Porto (FEUP)
The tuition fee is 3,000 Euros.
UTL (IST and ISEG): 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Each course has a duration of 2 hours per week. On average each student has 2 or 3 days of classes per week depending on the number of courses that he/she chooses.
At FEUP classes run on a full time basis, 3 days per week, typically from Tuesday to Thursday.
The contacts for the Sustainable Energy Systems Focus Area are:
Mr. João Fumega
Tel: +351 21 040 70 24
Ms. Célia Couto
Tel: +351 22 0413483