What you can do next

Your career as an “Hydrogen Energy Engineer”  begins here. You will be able to find a job in public service companies working for hydrogen management issues, in public and private organisations operating in the field of hydrogen energy supply, in institutions of applied research and technology, in companies that produce and market machines and energy systems based on hydrogen as energy source, in firms that design, install and test hydrogen systems.

Alternatively, you will be able to choose from a variety of career fields:

  • Chief technician: for conservation and rational use of hydrogen (energy manager) or to promote and develop projects that optimize and enhance territorial hydrogen systems and resources;
  • Hydrogen production and transport: you will be an expert who is able to choose the right technologies available on the market for hydrogen production and conversion in a different energy vector;
  • Hydrogen plants and components: you will be a designer who can draw up ahydrogen project in both the civil and industrial sectors;
  • Hydrogen in civil and/or industrial organization: you will be a manager who is able to evaluate data on civil and industrial utility energy consumption, and – based on these evaluations – is able to indicate conversion supply solutions.
  • Energy planning: you will be a professional who is able to analyze the energy balance on any territorial scale (from local to national scale) and can plan the use and location of hydrogen plants based on the local demand for energy.

You can also decide to apply for a position as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). This is the highest degree in the academic system and it provides the necessary competence and skills to conduct high-level research at universities, public institutions or private organizations. It is also useful to pursue a career in the Public Administrations and to work as self-employed professionals. Ph.D. candidates are “researchers in training” since their educational path is aimed at obtaining a degree but, at the same time, they are involved in the research activities conducted in the Departments. Therefore, because of these characteristics and in compliance with the guidelines shared at a European level, a Ph.D. programme allows to acquire methodological accuracy in scientific research, creativity, autonomy and ability to address and solve complex problems, as well as useful academic and business skills.