According to the development strategy of Tsinghua University and industrial needs of Shenzhen, the Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) will establish six first-class engineering disciplines, one of which includes Ocean Energy. Guangdong Province is the strongest marine province in China, and the development of Tsinghua’s marine discipline is highly compatible with Shenzhen’s industrial needs. The program will drive Shenzhen’s industrial transformation, contribute to social innovation and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and expand new engineering disciplines of Tsinghua University.
The Master of Ocean Energy Engineering will be enrolling its first batch of students in 2020, mainly in two directions of Energy and Power Engineering and Civil and Hydraulic Engineering.
Students who choose the Energy and Power Engineering direction will undergo the same entrance training and receive the same degree as Energy and Power Engineering (Electrical Engineering).
Students who choose the Civil and Hydraulic Engineering direction will undergo the same entrance training and receive the same degree as Civil and Hydraulic Engineering (Marine Technology and Engineering).
In terms of research conditions, the discipline owns advanced electrical engineering research equipment and experimental platforms with over 1900 m² laboratory area and 200m² office space. The laboratories and main research platforms are:
- National Key Laboratory of Power Systems in Shenzhen
- Guangdong Technology Research Center of Power Equipment Reliability in Complicated Coastal Environments
- Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory of Power Equipment Reliability in Complicated Coastal Environments
- Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Circular Economy Pilot Technology.
The discipline is mainly focused on the research of basic scientific theories and technologies in the fields of high voltage, power system and power electronics. We are actively exploring the application of cutting-edge technologies of smart grids and key technologies of UHV transmission, pulse power and discharge plasma in inter-disciplinary fields.
Outstanding achievements include designing and manufacturing the world's first 800kV DC composite insulator; the development and the usage of silicone rubber coating and factory composite technology, 2014 UNESCO Habitat Award winning research and development of solar pumping system, and others. The discipline has also undertaken lots of research projects such as the national basic research program (973 program), the national key technology R & D programs and the National Program on Key Research Project.
Since 2011, the discipline has undertaken 48 ministerial-level vertical projects with 24.1 million financial support in total. It has also undertaken 150 scientific and technological development projects from State Grid and China Southern Power Grid with a total funding of 97.7 million.
Faculty members have published over 150 SCI cited papers, more than 300 EI cited papers, over 50 authorized invention patents (including 5 U.S. patents), and 4 academic books. The discipline has also presided and participated in formulating national, industrial and association standards, and have received multiple national, provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards.
Below are academic conferences that the discipline has hosted:
- The 12th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge (ACED2004)
- International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH2005)
- High Voltage Academic Annual Meeting 2007
- International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications (GD2012)
- Seminar On Smart Grid Theory and Practice 2012
- IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP2013)
- Seminar on Electrical Discipline High Voltage Field Project 2018
- Workshop on UHV Gas Discharges, CEIDP2019.
Who should apply?
Both the Energy and Power Engineering (Ocean Energy Engineering) and Energy and Power Engineering (Electrical Engineering) programs are looking for students with strong interests in electrical engineering.
Students will be guided by on-campus supervisors and off-campus senior technicians from industries and research institutes. Up until now, 39 technical experts from Power Grids have been invited as off-campus supervisors and are deeply involved in training our students. These training opportunities allow students to combine theory with practice and stimulate innovation
The discipline has also set up a laboratory-enterprise scholarship providing students with over 0.5 million annually. We also encourage postgraduates to contribute and participate in international conferences. Among 154 postgraduates, 13 excellent graduation thesis awards were obtained, 4 postgraduates have won "National Excellent Achievements in Practice of Engineering Master, and 5 postgraduates have obtained national scholarships.
Graduates of our program enter diverse fields. More than 90% enter enterprises or key industries for employment. Most are hired by power grid companies such as State Grid and China Southern Power Grid, and an increasing number of graduates are being hired by high-tech enterprises and the financial industry such as ABB, GE, and Huawei.
Many of our graduates also choose to pursue advanced studies in leading universities in China or abroad. Our students are trained based on industry needs, but gain applicable skills that can be used in many different industries. Our goal is to nurture leading talents for the power industry, but also cover places such as universities, government agencies, enterprises and others.
Faculty members in the direction of Energy and Power Engineering include: Professor Liming Wang, Professor Jia Zhidong, Associate Professor Shi Libao, Associate Professor Zhang Ruobing, Associate Professor Mei Hongwei, Lecturer Wang Xilin and several external tutors.
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