Engineering - Power System Analysis

ProfDip Power System Analysis
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

The Climate Action Plan launched in 2019 by the Irish Government defines a new growth strategy and roadmap to decarbonise the energy sector and renovate buildings and transportation to help cut energy bills and usage. The recent European Green Deal goes in the same direction and will have several implications for Ireland, in particular for the electrical power system.

There is, in particular, a need for training for electrical engineers who are currently in employment, or are expected to be recruited into the sector, in the field of electrical energy system security, control, stability analysis, resilience, renewable energy, converter-interfaced generation and low-inertia systems. This new Professional Diploma fills this gap.

The programme offers state-of-the-art modules in power system modelling, dynamics and control. Particular emphasis is given to renewable energy systems. The programme also offers modules on optimisation techniques and stability analysis of nonlinear systems, which are specifically designed for applications to power system problems.

Programme Outcomes
The learning outcomes are as follows: (1) familiarity with and knowledge of power system dynamic modelling and control of power systems with high shares of renewable energy resources; (2) knowledge of state-of-art numerical methods for the stability analysis of power systems; (3) knowledge of state-of-art optimization methods for the technical and economical operation of power systems; (4) ability to communicate effectively in the fields of power system modelling, control, optimization and stability analysis and (5) ability to learn independently.

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Subjects taught

The Professional Diploma in Power System Analysis comprises 20 credits of Option Modules (four modules). These module are selected from six modules which are offered across the Spring and Autumn Trimesters. All lectures are in the morning of week days and labs in the afternoon. A blended learning environment will be offered.

Stage 1 - Option
Power System Design EEEN40090
Renewable Energy Systems EEEN40110
Applications of Power Electronics EEEN40120
Power System Dynamics and Control EEEN40550
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580
Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Systems EEEN50100

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a NFQ Level 8 (or International equivalent ) BE degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Prof Dip Power System Analysis (Sept) PT (T361)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 year part-time.

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Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
The programme represents an opportunity for those who have previous experience, or are currently employed, in the electrical engineering sector and wish to enhance their knowledge in the fields of electrical energy system security, control, stability analysis, resilience, renewable energy, converter-interfaced generation and low-inertia systems. This knowldge will be of particular interest to companies such as EirGrid, ESB, SSE, Energia, Arup, Enel X and PremiumPower into the future.

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