The development of energy infrastructure is inevitable and indispensable for economic growth and improvement of quality of life. In the ASEAN countries, energy supply has always been at a shortfall trying to catch up with booming demand corresponding to the rapid economic growth. It is therefore important not only to develop a robust energy system but to introduce technology to reduce energy consumption. On the other hand, global environmental problems have become increasingly serious. In particular, extreme weather often causes damage with many such occurrences in the ASEAN region. The greenhouse gas emissions from energy use must be decreased to help prevent global warning. In order to solve such broad and varied problems of energy and environment, research and development in the field of Energy Engineering must play a key role. Furthermore, experts on Energy Engineering are required in order to realize sustainable societies in ASEAN countries.
The AUN/SEED-Net graduate program is a full-support scholarship program for students in ASEAN regions. The program offers novel learning opportunities in the field of Energy Engineering aimed at: the development of technology for energy and environment; the cultivation of excellent human resources with specialized knowledge and understanding in energy and environment; and, making a useful contribution to society.
The program on Energy Engineering covers seventeen divisions: Electrical Power Systems, Green City Building, Energy Conversion, Bio-energy, Solar Energy, Energy Materials, Heat and Fluid Dynamics, Heat Pumps, New & Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Energy policy, Energy Scenarios, Energy Storage, Clean Coal, Hydrogen Car, Energy in Automotive Engineering.
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia hosts the Energy Engineering field, while Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand co-host the field. Two leading Japanese universities, namely Kyoto University and Kyushu University, play an important role as the Japanese Field Coordinating Universities.
The master’s program offers course work and research for two years in the three host and co-host universities. An upgrading or accelerated program from masters to a doctoral program is also available. The doctoral program offers a three-year research degree in the three host and co-host universities under the guidance of Japanese professors. During the course of their studies, students conduct part of research under the Japanese co-supervisor for eight months in Japan. A three-year doctoral program based solely in the Japanese supporting universities is also available. Graduates from Energy Engineering are needed in many sectors as consultants, researchers, academics, and legislators.
Prospective students are requested to visit the website of the host universities or supporting universities to get further details of the programs offered at each university. Refer to the link list on the left side of this page.
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