New Energy Science and Engineering
With the scientific and technological progress and further development of energy, how to promote clean and efficient use of energy, improve the comprehensive efficiency of energy, and accelerate the opening of energy market and industry upgrading have become the new concerns of energy field. Meanwhile, interconnected technologies are changing the social mode of operation. Therefore, the academia has proposed to “build a smarter planet”, and projects it into the energy area, creating the cutting-edge notion, “smart energy”. It deeply merges internet with energy production, transmission, storage, consumption as well as energy market.
This trans-disciplinary program aims to explore “smart energy system”, the emerging new form of energy development. It combines the traditional training of physics and materials science with modern element of biological engineering, photochemistry and electrochemistry. Apart from new energy courses, Basic Circuit Theory, Signals and Systems, and more advanced Statistics courses are also included. It integrates new energy study to data computation technique so that students could balance the training between energy and internet technique required by the smart energy system, and adapt the needs for energy-oriented composite talents in current job market.
The School is now actively cooperating with well-known overseas universities in designing “3+1+1” Joint Program of NSE. The program is also set with Final Year Project that is determined to train students’ independent hands-on and researching abilities, which will greatly help them get ready for further study or career. Graduates of NSE will be able to work in the emerging smart energy system area including “smart grid”, or engage in the energy research in universities and institutes. “Smart Energy System” is the main manifestation of “Internet +” smart energy promoted in China. Thus, with broad prospects, this field is in urgent needs of scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary skills of Internet and energy.