Development of a HArmonized MOdular Curriculum for the Smart Grid
The project aims at fostering capacity building in the field of Smart Grids by the development of a harmonized, modular curriculum. Envisioned outcomes of this project are new, interdisciplinary master courses implemented at partner institutions in Africa, running laboratories, online courses, and an improved networking between the partners.
NM-AIST received their final lab item the Real Time Simulator. The lab equipment in Arusha is now complete. Our colleagues from NM-AIST already started with setting up the equipment and they are looking forward to using it in the different modules. It will enable them simulate a power grid and give the students hand-on experience with this system.
conference covered a wide range of topics related to engineering and business
education from innovative methods, multimedia applications and knowledge
management in engineering and business education to social entrepreneurship and
cooperation between academia and business.
paper was presented in a parallel session with the theme “New Curriculum
Development” and dealt with the curriculum challenges experienced in the design
and development of the new master programme on smart grid technology at CPUT.
paper was generally well received, though most of the questions related to the
parastatal power utility, ESKOM, its position on renewable energy and the
challenges it would encounter integrating renewables into the grid.
Our fourth meeting took place in the amazing city of Arusha from November 5 – 6. Further, we carried out our first block course from November 7 – 9, in which new and adapted modules were presented and discussed . We thank all the participants from the different partner universities for taking part in the block course and providing us with valuable feedback.
Special thanks goes to our partners from NM-AIST for hosting and organizing the events.