The Doctor of Philosophy in Energy Engineering (Ph.D. Energy Engineering) program contributes to the engineering science needed to maintain and diversify the energy supply while finding the most rapid pathways toward greater energy sustainability. Ph.D. in Energy Engineering is concerned with the production, transformation, and impacts of energy resources including the energy transition from fossil fuels into renewable energy. Oil and natural gas are important components of the current energy system due to their widespread use, economic importance, and contributions to climate change. The flow of water, oil, and gas in the subsurface are important to quantify accurately for energy recovery, energy storage, environmental and energy efficiency assessment, and carbon storage.

Upon completion of the PhD in Energy Engineering Program, graduates are able to:
a. Apply skills developed in fundamental courses to engineering problems.
b. Research, analyze, and synthesize solutions to an original and contemporary energy problem.
c. Work independently and as part of a team to develop and improve engineering solutions.
d. Apply written, visual, and oral presentation skills to communicate scientific knowledge.
e. Develop in-depth technical understanding of energy problems at an advanced level.
f. Ph.D. students are expected to complete a scientific investigation that is significant, challenging and novel to the
engineering field.
  • Manager in the Power Plants
  • Operations and Maintenance Superintendent,
  • Power System Auditor
  • Entrepreneur on Energy Technologies
  • Faculty and Professor in SUC/HEI’s
  • Energy Engineer
  • Researcher for Regulations (Regulatory Body) and Permitting