JTIE 2012, 4(1):115-119 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.024


Jaroslav ŠÍPAL
Katedra energetiky a elektrotechniky, Fakulta výrobních technologií a managementu, UJEP Ústí nad Labem, Na Okraji 1001; 400 96 Ústí nad Labem; ČR

Energy Engineering has again become an attractive field. Students are attracted by the employment prospects fueled by the shortage of qualified professionals as well as future challenges in the field such as electric vehicles, smart grids, new sources of energy etc. This impacts the requirements on the curriculum of the Energy Engineering programs, because students must be provided with a skill set that will enable them to remain competitive even in distant future of 30-40 years when energy engineering will have completely changed, whilst they still must be ready to face the challenges of today. This paper discusses these issues and shows how a new program at the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, attempts to address them. The successful increase in applicants and students over the last three years is seen as evidence that the program meets the expectations of both students and industry.

Keywords: Engineering Education, Structure of the Program, Industrial Links, Quality Control Systém

Published: April 1, 2012

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