AIT | DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change (EECC) is a newly formed department under the School of Energy, Resources and Development (SERD) at Asian Institute of technology (AIT) after academic administrative structural change in 2016. The formerly ‘Field of Study’ have been combined under the new departments to efficiently pool all administrative workloads from the field level to ‘departmental’ level, freeing faculty members with more time for teaching and research.

WHY ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

Energy, Environment and Climate Change are some of the pressing issues of the 21st century. Addressing these challenges requires both systematic and multidisciplinary perspectives. At EECC, students will gain exposure to a mix of courses comprising of a taught course and independent study. In addition, students are encouraged to carry out experiments, surveys, analysis or even spending time abroad gathering information. Our courses are designed to produce distinctive leaders who can shape tomorrow's energy industry.

 

 

PEOPLE AND EXPERTISE

Our courses are taught by a team of international experts. They not only have expertise in their fields, but also extensive teaching and/or professional experience at some of the leading universities and companies.

INNOVATION

It is not just about doing something differently. But, about challenging the existing knowledge, beliefs and practices in fundamental ways. And developing new ways of thinking and working which are better, appropriate, and efficient than what we have today.

NETWORK

Our teaching is supported by an broad international network of friends who share us their expertise, experience, and resources. Some of them also kindly provide places for student internships and attend our end-of-year job recruitment event regularly.

PERSONALISED LEARNING

Our small class sizes and personal tuition, provide one-on-one contact with professors, enhance learning through participation & discussions, foster collaboration with peers and customisation research & training.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our courses prepare students to lead in developing a more equitable, sustainable, efficient, and cleaner energy future. It is designed NOT to limit your future to only a few traditional careers. Instead, our courses provide a stepping stone for a wide range of careers in the increasingly globalised energy industry and environmental think-tanks.

VIBRANT COMMUNITY

We have students from different parts of the world. Students have an opportunity to interact and socialise with people from diverse background. Our green campus operates as a self-contained multicultural community where a cosmopolitan approach to living and learning is the rule.

OUR STORY & HIGHLIGHTS

AIT is one of Asia's leading international postgraduate institute focused on critical global issues through advanced learning, research, capacity building and outreach

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Faculty
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Students
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Alumni
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Courses
PROFESSIONALISM

AIT education will enable you to understand processes; to analyze, synthesize, and address problems and formulate solution strategies; to think across disciplines; to communicate ideas; and to recognize the social, economic and political contexts of your field of study.

REAL-LIFE PRACTICE

Through our close contacts with industry, you will be exposed to extensive work in the private sector. As problem-solvers and agents of change, you will be taught to help in the continual improvement of the quality of life through laboratory courses and research. Your courses will include case studies modules that help you acquire an applications-oriented outlook.

FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM

In offering this opportunity and choice, the Institute takes a flexible approach to teaching. You will design your own study program according to your inclination and career objectives. In addition to the courses specified for each field, you can select from a wide range of electives in other fields. You will learn to think across fields from scientific planning and skillful management to efficient utilization of natural resources.

PERSONALISED TEACHING

You will have a faculty adviser. The adviser-advisee system anchors every student's program; advisers will help you devise your study plans and monitor your progress. This system relies on a strong base of 200 faculty members, and nearly 1,000 researchers and scientists from 21 countries.

DIVERSITY

Averaging 20 international students per course, you will belong to small classes that enable teachers to know their students well. This environment offers enormous opportunities for nearly 2,000 students from 46 countries to broaden their understanding and inter-cultural experiences.

GLOBAL NETWORK

You will become part of a strong network of over 14,000 alumni from 75 countries who are involved in exciting careers in research, government, entrepreneurship, invention and discovery, and academia.

“AIT develops global citizens for the sustainable future of mankind”

Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, President, AIT

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