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Process, Energy and Automation Engineering, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Porsgrunn, Norway
The aim of the Process, Energy and Automation Engineering PhD programme offered by the University College of Southeast Norway is to educate candidates with knowledge and skills that make them competent to improve production processes and reduce environmental impacts of such processes.
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The Process, Energy and Automation Engineering PhD programme is offered by the University College of Southeast Norway. This may be achieved through new or modified equipment and procedures, and through improved process control. The ultimate goal is to increase the industrial sustainability.

The PhD programme activites are the backbone of the research conducted at the faculty. The research done by the PhD students is an integral part of the activities in the five faculty research groups:

  • Energy and CO2 capture (ECC)
  • Hydro Power, Transmission and Distribution
  • Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technologies (SMART)
  • Telemark Modeling and Control Centre (TMCC)
  • Telemark Process Safety, Combustion and Explosion Laboratory (TPSCEL)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Alternative fuels
  • Catalysis
  • Biogas production
  • Chemometrics
  • CO2 capture
  • Gasification
  • High-voltage power systems
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Hydro power
  • Multiphase flow processes
  • Process control
  • Sensor technology
  • Smart houses

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • For admission to a doctoral programme, the applicant must normally have a fiveyear master's degree, see the descriptions in the second cycle of the National Qualifications Framework. The institution may after special consideration approve other equivalent education as a basis for admission. 
  • An application for admission to a PhD programme should normally be submitted within three months after the start of the research project that is intended to lead to the PhD degree. 
  • Positions are typically available to candidates with a master's degree in one of the following areas: process technology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy technology, environmental technology, power engineering and cybernetics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Porsgrunn

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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