Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Research Techniques (PGEE11181)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to equip students with essential skills for power engineering research and comprises three parts:
Research Methods: through lectures delivered in the first two weeks, students will study essential topics for the completion of a research project such as literature surveying, project planning & reporting, time management, Gantt charts, plagiarism & Intellectual Property issues, presentation of research outcomes etc.
Power Engineering Modelling Techniques: working in the computer laboratory, in the following four weeks students will gain experience in using software tools such as Matlab/Simulink to model power systems & machines.
Power Engineering Group Project: the final part of this course will require students to work in small groups and deliver a research project in power engineering. The project will allow them to use all the skills and tools they learned earlier in this course and will conclude with a research seminar, where the students will present their project either through a poster or through an oral presentation.
- Literature surveys: methods and sources of information
- Project planning & Gantt charts
- Project management & reporting
- Time management
- Plagiarism & Intellectual Property
- Scientific writing
- Presenting research outcomes
- Mathematical modelling using Matlab
- Simulink for control & power engineering
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be able to research the literature databases to find, assimilate, formulate and communicate new information from diverse sources;
- Gain technical understanding of research in the field of electrical power engineering through an in-depth study of a particular problem;
- Gain experience in team working, project planning and leadership skills in ways which show clear awareness of his/her own and others' roles and responsibilities;
- Have an understanding of research in a wider societal context and an ability to present technical information to specialist and non-specialist audience;
- Be able to use specialist software tools to carry out power engineering research.
|- V. M Perelmuter, Renewable Energy Systems Simulation With Simulink and SimPowerSystems, CRC Press, 2016 ISBN: 9781498765985|
- Power system Analysis (3rd ed.), Hadi Saadat, PSA Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0984543809
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||- Three hours of lectures per week during weeks 1-2.
- One hour of lecture per week during weeks 3-6.
- Two hours of computer laboratory per week during weeks 2-6.
- Two hours of project workshop per week during weeks 7-10.
- Three hours of project presentation on week 11.
- A formative assessment exercise will be carried out in week 6.
|Keywords||Research Methods,Power Systems Modelling,Matlab,Simulink
|Course organiser||Dr Aristides Kiprakis
Tel: (0131 6)50 5586
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079