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Energy Conversion and Conservation
Unprecedented technological and scientific advances in power and energy engineering presents interesting challenges and opportunities for professionals, research and engineering educators alike. Electrical energy industry is the cornerstone of prosperous society, all critical and crucial socio-economic functions depend on the secure and reliable operations of the power and energy infrastructures. There are relatively recent but growing recognition of the needs to improve, restructure and rebuild capabilities, revitalized and reform energy and power engineering curricula. Electrical energy and power engineering education has undergone significant changes over the last decades, together with an increased student interests into such engineering programs. The issues surrounding this theme are receiving significant interests form faculty and quite often administration. Today energy and power industry professionals are required to have significant technical and scientific capabilities, deep interdisciplinary understandings, and soft engineering skills, e.g. self-learning abilities, communication or interpersonal competence. However, how and which are the best approaches to educate the next generation of engineers, remain an open question. In addition of teaching the traditional courses in power engineering, higher education institutes must include new topics into curriculum, such as renewable energy, power electronics, smart grids, energy engineering, or energy management, to mention a few of them while still ensuring a four-year graduation timeframe. There are also increased demands for continuous education of the professionals, engineers and technicians in the emerging energy technological areas. A well-designed power engineering curriculum must offer a judicious balance between the basic science and mathematics, strong electrical energy engineering foundations, laboratory and hands-on experience, design and project work, communication skills, management, economics and humanities. The paper is proposing to discuss some of the power and energy engineering education challenges, issues and opportunities.
Belu, R. G., & Cioca, L. I. (2020, June), Electrical Energy Engineering Education for the 21st Century Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34514
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