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Thursday, 10 March 2016

New Masters degree to address energy needs

TRAILBLAZERS: The first cohort of students enrolled in the new MTech: Energy degree which has been launched at CPUT recently TRAILBLAZERS: The first cohort of students enrolled in the new MTech: Energy degree which has been launched at CPUT recently

As part of an European Union Edulink consortium Programme on Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa (PEESA) that includes African and German partners, CPUT has introduced a new Masters degree.

The Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering has recently launched the MTech: Energy degree at the Bellville Campus, and pending approval from the Department of Higher Education and Training the qualification will be converted to a Masters in Engineering.

The objectives of the PEESA project are the introduction of advanced curricula at the African partner universities that meet European quality standards for engineering education, to develop a methodology for curriculum design as well as to develop and implement a Master’s degree level Engineering programme.

CPUT’s African partners comprise of Vaal University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology and Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN), while the German partners are Wismar University, Jena University of Applied Sciences and FH Flensburg Public University of Applied Sciences.

The programme’s four lecturers will also be supervising approximately five research projects of the 20 currently registered students.

The course’s co-odrinator, Dr Marco Adonis, teaches Alternative and Sustainable Energy Technologies as well as Research Methodology V, which he co-supervises with Dr Atanda Raji.

Prof Mohammed Khan teaches Energy Modeling, Dr Atanda Raji – Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Energy, while Dr Wilfred Fritz – Energy Management.

Welcoming the students to the programme, Prof Anthony Staak, DVC: Learning and Teaching, said energy is an interdisciplinary field and does not only involve electricity.

Staak added that there’s a possibility of CPUT offering a joint-degree with one of the European universities in the consortium.

“The Europeans brought expertise into the programme.” 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.