Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Research Techniques (MSc) (PGEE11167)
|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 three 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 the submission of a report and preparation and presentation of a poster.
Literature surveys: methods and sources of information
Project planning & Gantt charts
Project management & reporting
Plagiarism & Intellectual Property
Presenting research outcomes
Mathematical modelling using Matlab
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Good knowledge of Power Engineering.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
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 study of a particular problem in depth.
- 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 a non-specialist audience.
- Be able to use specialist software tools to carry out a power engineering research project.
|Power System Analysis (3rd ed.); Hadi Saadat, PSA Publishing; ISBN-13:978-0984543809|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Research methods,power system modelling,Matlab,Simulink
|Course organiser||Dr Aristides Kiprakis
Tel: (0131 6)50 5586
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079