Power Engineering
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


The BTU is temporarily suspending all cooperation with Russian universities and non-university research institutions. Therefore, applications for the PhD programme Power Engineering with its double degree at MPEI are currently not possible.

This is a post-graduate programme of studies towards a "Ph.D. in Power Engineering". It is part of a series of 4 energy relates study programmes consisting of

Please note that this Ph.D. programme is only available as Double Degree Ph.D. in close cooperation with MPEI-Russian National Research University Moscow Power Engineering Institute.
Emphasis is on guided research and writing the dissertation. In addition, the programme comprises a selection of mandatory seminars, workshops and tutorials, usually conducted in English.
Admission requires a qualified and related Master-level certificate from a recognized university, e. g. in Electric Power Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering or Energy Economics. Students whose native language is not English, need to provide an English proficiency test along with their online application. Part of the application is also an outline of research interest. The regular duration is 4 years.
The formaldecision of admission is taken by the Faculty Council upon recommendation by the Ph.D. Committee at BTU and the related council at MPEI.

Professional Fields of Activity

Academic and industrial careers in

  • power engineering industry,
  • power suppliers,
  • utilities,
  • power stations,
  • energy trading or
  • related research centers.
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