The postgraduate studies in Energy Technology are designed so as to enable the doctoral students to acquire both specialist knowledge and broad subject knowledge. On completion of the degree of licenti-ate, the doctoral students should be prepared for both research and development assignments. On com-pletion of the degree of doctor, the doctoral students should be able independently to conduct research or development activities in industry or academia.
The research discipline
Energy technology comprises processes and technology for conversion of energy among different forms of energy and practical use of all kinds of energy for the purpose of satisfying different human needs. Conversion of chemical energy into thermal energy and thermal energy into mechanical energy and ef-fective use of thermal energy are of central importance in the discipline. Important issues concern the possibilities of increasing the proportion of energy that can be utilised after energy conversion and the possibilities of decreasing harmful environmental impact in connection with energy conversions or energy use.
The postgraduate studies consist of two part, courses and thesis work. The degree of licentiate comprises 120 credit points and the degree of doctor 240 credit points, 60 credit points corresponding to one year’s full-time study. The thesis work consists of research work and presentation and publication of research results. Of the total work for the degree of doctor, the thesis work should amount to between 150 and 180 credit points. For the degree of licentiate, the thesis work should amount to between 60 and 90 credit points.
Students intending to take the degree of doctor are recommended to the take the degree of licentiate first.