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.
 

Modules & Delivery Mode
The Professional Diploma in Power System Analysis comprises 20 credits of Option Modules (four modules).  These module are selected from five modules which are offered across the Spring and Autumn Trimesters. All lectures are in the morning of weekdays and labs in the afternoon. Remote lectures & labs are available for those who cannot attend in person*.

(*Please note however, some attendance may be required as some modules may have in-person exams.) 

Curricular information is subject to change


Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

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. 

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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The Professional Diploma in Power System Analysis comprises 20 credits of Option Modules (four modules).  These module are selected from five modules which are offered across the Spring and Autumn Trimesters. All lectures are in the morning of weekdays and labs in the afternoon. Remote lectures & labs are available for those who cannot attend in person.

ProfDip Power System Analysis (T361) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 1920
nonEU    fee per year - € 6030

***Fees are subject to change

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

"Electric energy is a basic component of the productive process in any economic sector. The security, stability and quality of the electrical energy supply are key components in maintaining the productivity of industrial countries. A combination of technical innovation and the increasing presence of renewable and non-conventional generation in modern electrical networks all over the world highlights the necessity of studying several aspects related to the modelling, regulation, and dynamic of power systems.

UCD has a long and well-known tradition in Electrical Engineering and offers a range of high-quality modules on electric power systems as part of its degree programmes. Traditionally, these modules have only been available to full-time students, although the content is of great interest to graduates working in industry. This new Professional Diploma targets specifically this category of students and includes a selection of modules that address the most urgent societal and technical challenges, such as emission reduction, efficient control and resilience, of the electric grid."

Prof. Federico Milano​, Programme Director

The following entry routes are available:

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

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