These state-of-the-art physical laboratory facilities create an excellent opportunity for a hands-on experience both for students, researchers doing their PhD studies and for the professional staff from the power companies attending complementary training within academia.
Modernisation and implementation of undergraduate and master degree curriculum in electrical power engineering embracing preparation of at least 6 master course units and 8 bachelor course units based on the existing subject curriculum from EU partner universities and from Asian Universities. The contents will cover a wide spectrum of areas from engineering (High Voltage Techniques in Power Engineering, Modern Power Engineering, ICT application to Power Grids), to management and economics considering environmental issues and implementing sustainable development approach.
The Teaching and learning platform will include innovative teaching mechanisms for traditional class work as well as practical laboratory work, which may include video assisted pedagogy, peer-to-peer studies, teamwork, and new methods for the student progress assessment and feedback collection. The platform will allow partner universities to recruit students from remote locations who are physically unable to attend classes, widening access for future power engineers.
eACCESS project is going to develop four types of physical laboratory facilities:
I. The High Voltage laboratory (eACCESS-HVL) located at Kantipur Engineering College (Nepal)
II. Smart distribution and renewable energy technology laboratory (eACCESS-SGL) located at Royal University of Bhutan (Bhutan)
III. The power system computer simulation laboratory (eACCESS-CSL) located at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
IV. The power electronic laboratory (eACCESS-PEL) Soegijapranata Catholic University (Indonesia)
An access to know-how and experience in teaching of technologically advanced subjects is the critical conditions. Such knowledge and teaching skills are within the EU universities, which are involved for years in the transformation of the European power sector.