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Developing problem-based learning for electrical and power systems engineering

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.

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Related Research Group(s)

power cables

Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems - Power systems analysis for transmission and distribution networks, smart grids; congestion monitoring in transmission networks; simulation and analysis of new energy markets; optimisation of the design and operation of electrical networks; condition monitoring of power station and power system plant; energy-efficient designs for underground electric power cables.

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Project last modified 16/12/2020