Doctor of Renewable Energy at AIU
The Doctor of Renewable Energy program helps students develop practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate alternative energy sources, and provide applied solutions to the energy demand. The major is decidedly interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the underlying natural processes relating to renewable energy and employing the scientific method. The Doctor of Renewable Energy program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs.
Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Doctor of Renewable Energy curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in Renewable Energy:
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Solar Thermal Energy
Natural Resource Management
Job Description Doctors in Renewable Energy
Renewable energy promises to transform our energy needs into a sustainable and environmentally responsible mix of sources that reduce our need and use of fossil fuels. The move to renewable has been stimulated by recent technology developments and growing concerns over the sustainability and impact of conventional fuel usage on our environment, the prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from renewable energy sources arouses interest world-wide. Jobs in the Renewable Energy field vary according to the technology being used; for example, wind power, solar power, and bio-energy. But by far the fastest-growing sector for renewable energy jobs is in the area of wind energy.
US Department of Energy
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Fraunhofer Institute in Germany
Resources and Tools
Journal Renewable Energy
The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Biofuels Information Exchange
Communication & Investigation
Fundament of Knowledge
Fundamental Principles I
Development of Graduate Study
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