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Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Research Techniques (MSc) (PGEE11167)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Lectures:
Literature surveys: methods and sources of information
Project planning & Gantt charts
Project management & reporting
Time management
Plagiarism & Intellectual Property
Scientific writing
Presenting research outcomes

Laboratory topics:
Mathematical modelling using Matlab
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesGood knowledge of Power Engineering.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be able to research the literature databases to find, assimilate, formulate and communicate new information from diverse sources.
  2. Gain technical understanding of research in the field of electrical power engineering through study of a particular problem in depth.
  3. 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.
  4. Have an understanding of research in a wider societal context and an ability to present technical information to a non-specialist audience.
  5. Be able to use specialist software tools to carry out a power engineering research project.
Reading List
Power System Analysis (3rd ed.); Hadi Saadat, PSA Publishing; ISBN-13:978-0984543809
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsResearch methods,power system modelling,Matlab,Simulink
Course organiserDr Aristides Kiprakis
Tel: (0131 6)50 5586
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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