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Guidance Report on Power Electronic Curriculum Development
  • Walid Issa
Walid Issa
Sheffield Hallam University

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Abstract

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has recognized ensuring a good supply of talented Power Electronics engineers as a challenge. Inability to recruit high-quality engineers would drive companies out of the UK. The use of outdated or inappropriate teaching materials at universities has been identified as a gap to address this challenge. Some academic institutions have well-recognised power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) programmes where their undergraduate courses are also linked to their research interests. However, other academic institutions do not provide that depth of knowledge required by PEMD industry, considering it as optional knowledge and do not have suitable training materials. This project responds to contribute to filling the gaps in skills, talent and training for the PEMD industry by developing a guidance on a developed framework for Power Electronics curriculum, which is supported by industrial-oriented knowledge and inputs. The developed framework has been designed to fit other disciplines also and a sample curriculum has been provided.