About the Department

The Energy Systems Engineering program offers students, who wish to have an academic, research, industry or entrepreneurship based career, the opportunity to pursue the doctorate degree in energy systems engineering. It is important that the Ph.D. program graduates perceive the need for lifelong learning, are constantly improving themselves and are specialized engineers who have gained detailed knowledge of the related practices. For this reason, the primary aim of the Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering program is to train academics who can; conduct independent research on energy systems, comment on scientific events with a broad and deep perspective, continuously improve/train themselves to adapt to innovations in the field, and identify the steps needed to reveal new syntheses. Doctoral thesis will fulfill the aims of scientific innovation developing a new scientific method and/or applying a known method to a new field.

Education Opportunities

Ph.D. program consists of seven courses, a seminar, doctoral qualification examination and thesis work. Four of these courses must be program-specific Ph.D. courses, while the remaining three courses may be M.Sc. or Ph.D. level courses suitable for the area of specialization to which students aim at . Each student, in the last semester of course work, will give a seminar about the chosen thesis topic. Students who complete the course load, including the seminar, within the period determined by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research and have CGPA of at least 3.00, are entitled to enter the qualification examination. Students who are successful in the qualification examination can register to the thesis and continue their research. In order to be able to defend the thesis, students should have at least one journal article related to their thesis topic published in SCI or SCI-Expanded journals. After publishing the article, students can defend their thesis at a time deemed appropriate by the thesis supervisor.

Career Areas

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering program can work as researchers at universities or other research institutions. They can also continue their careers as academics; they can teach, in their field of specialization, at universities in North Cyprus or abroad. Graduates of Energy Systems Engineering doctorate program can follow current energy legislations, design and develop new ones, assess energy sources and supply-demand balance. They can also work on developing conversion technologies (chemical, heat, electricity, mechanics) for utilizing energy sources (oil, natural gas, coal, solar, wind, water, geothermal, biomass, wave, etc.), designing/managing energy transmission, distribution and storage processes, increasing the efficiency of energy generating systems or reducing their costs and environmental impacts of systems related to energy systems engineering.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr




3-5 Years