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Developing problem-based learning for electrical and power systems engineering


Project description

This project will develop problem-based learning for electrical and power systems engineering.

The Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor Arthur Ekwue will contribute to the formal development of novel module and course specifications on an annual basis in order to fully promote the wider adoption of problem-based learning.

The main objectives are as follows:

  • develop problem-based learning in power system engineering. This will be achieved via the development of case studies and role-playing exercises. This will help the students to appreciate more the relationship between theoretical concepts and applied industry best practices.
  • develop “hands-on” as well as students’ soft skills particularly in project management, business and communications. This will be achieved via the initiation of small design projects and competitions amongst the students. It will be ensured that the final year projects will also demonstrate learning for extracurricular activities to help the students perform well at interviews thus improving their employability.
  • support the practical orientation of the above courses existing in the Department.
  • develop the Department’s mentoring scheme whereby current final year students will be paired with mentors from its alumni.

Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Professor Gareth Taylor - Prof Gary Taylor - Professor of Power Systems Module Leader - MSc Sustainable Electrical Power Director of BIPS - Brunel Institute of Power Systems Gary joined Brunel in May 2000 from the University of Greenwich in London. He was a National Grid Post-doctoral Scholar from 2000-2003 and joined Electronic and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Design as a lecturer in June 2003. He established the new MSc Sustainable Electrical Power as the course director in September 2006. He has been a research active member of the Brunel University Research Centre BIPS since May 2000.