Considering the role of energy in the country's growth, reduction in availability of fossil fuel resources and the environmental impacts, it has became necessary to promote efficient consumption of electrical energy and reduction of energy intensity in all sectors.
According to previsions of the cultural and economical development program of the country, the government has been required to carry out policies to control energy consumption and demand. Therefore, it is a mandatory requirement for the industries with energy demand in excess 3MW to employ engineers that have been formally trained at the M.Sc. level.
The Department of Electrical Engineering at AUT has taken the initiative to fulfill the country's needs and it is the only university that offers the Electrical Energy Management (EEM) program. The EEM program has been approved by the Higher Education Council of Iran for the purpose of providing the needed training and education for engineers and other professionals in the field.