The energy engineering major of this campus is largely composed of four sub-specialties: hydrogen energy engineering, renewable energy engineering, clean energy engineering, and energy system engineering. First, the Department of Hydrogen Energy Engineering, which focuses on hydrogen production and utilization technology as its core, deals with high-efficiency hydrogen production and storage technology centered on blue and green hydrogen, and fuel cells as key areas. The Department of Renewable Energy Engineering deals with the fields of marine energy technology such as tidal power, wave power, and salt difference power generation, including traditional solar and heat, wind power, geothermal heat, and biomass. In addition, the Department of Clean Energy Engineering deals with fossil fuel-based clean energy technology such as coal, oil, and natural gas and the reuse of related by-products, that is, CCUS technologies such as GHG capture, use, and storage. The Department of Energy System Engineering deals with the optimization and high efficiency of the convergence system required in the actual application process of the above three sub-specialty technologies to various industrial fields, as well as smart energy technologies linked with new IT technologies. In particular, in this energy engineering major research curriculum specialized in the field of energy environment, specialized field engineering education is given priority. In addition to basic theory education such as scientific phenomena identification and analysis, and computational analysis to support this, scientific in-depth exploration for core materials and devices development is also being conducted.
Interest in hydrogen energy technology is increasing as a core technology for realizing a carbon-neutral society. This major has the best faculty and facilities to cultivate theoretical and practical skills for the entire process of hydrogen production, storage, transport, and utilization. In the production and storage area, we focus on water electrolysis technology, fossil fuel-based hydrogen extraction technology, and metal and complex hydride storage technology. And in the utilization area, we provide opportunities for capacity building in a variety of fuel cell technologies applied to mobile fields like cars, heavy equipment, trains, and drones, stationary fields like home, building, and distributed power plants, and special areas for portable and extreme environments. We cultivate core human resources who can play in the whole cycle area from core materials to parts, systems, performance evaluation, and certification in the hydrogen energy area.
Achieving a carbon-neutral society in 2050, a paradigm shift is needed to efficiency improvement of the entire energy system from energy production to consumption. The Department of Energy System Engineering aims to train leaders who can contribute to various energy industries and R&D and play in the global energy industry and advanced research fields by cultivating engineering capabilities and skills that necessary for following technologies. - Distributed energy management technology and to innovate energy supply and demand structure - Energy management technology in the industrial field through the data-based process and facility analysis - Building energy management technology based on the information & Communications Technology - Zero-GWP(Global Warming Potential) heating and cooling technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and suppressing global warming - Platform technology to increase the efficiency of energy-consuming devices - Supercritical carbon dioxide power generation technology, etc.
As Korea's unique representative national research institute and graduate campus for renewable energy, we provide cutting-edge practical education programs in the fields of policy, technology, and industry, such as solar technology including solar cells, onshore/offshore wind energy, renewable energy resource assessment, and zero-energy solar house, and marine energy. Particularly, in the solar energy field, the students can study everything from solar resource assessment to inorganic chemistry for solar cell development, next-generation solar cells and fusion devices, materials for thin-film solar cells, and solar-geothermal convergence power systems.
Sustainable development with harmonious economy, society, and environment can be realized through the development of clean energy technology. Clean energy technology means reducing or optimizing natural resource use and at the same time reducing negative environmental impacts. Clean energy technology will also play an important role in realizing carbon neutrality. The main research areas include greenhouse gas capture and utilization, clean coal technology, gasification technologies, gas/oil to add high value, biomass production to add high value, generation and recycling of alternative energy from waste. Other areas of research include technologies related to the elimination of environmental hazards emitted during energy generation to near zero. The department of clean technology engineering aim to cultivate creative leaders in carbon neutral technology through specialized education in theories and research on materials and processes.