IDDD: Energy Systems

Created by Divyaratna Joshi, Modified on Fri, 16 Jun 2023 at 08:27 AM by Divyaratna Joshi

What is the IDDD in Energy Systems?

The Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Program in Energy Systems at IIT Madras aims to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to tackle the ever-increasing energy demands of the world. The program emphasizes the integration of technology, materials and ecological aspects of development of energy systems and processes. By the end of the program, students are expected to understand the various domains of energy generation, conversion, storage and conservation. 


Any BTech student of IIT Madras with minimum 8.0 CGPA by their 5th semester would be eligible to apply.

Course Curriculum

The curriculum spans 8 courses taken in the 7th to 8th semester. The core courses cover principles of thermal energy conversion, renewable energy technology, materials for energy storage and conversion, and energy economics. It provides a multidimensional understanding of energy and allows students to choose elective courses to explore specific aspects of the domain. Electives such as wind power, power electronics, distributed generation, fuel cells, and intelligent transportation can be selected based on individual interests and career aspirations. The program also includes an extensive project in energy-related topics during the 9th and 10th semesters.

Future Avenues

The IDDD in Energy Systems opens up recruitment opportunities from industrial leaders like ABB, L&T, Shlumberger, Siemens, Tata BP Solar and more. Students that complete the IDDD develop a competitive edge in both knowledge as well as hands on experience in the field of energy. Through the research oriented coursework, students also have the opportunity to pursue higher studies in several renowned universities globally, including Cornell University, Georgia Tech, Iowa State University, RWTH Aachen, TU Munich and more. 

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