Power systems education based on CUSP™-curriculum

Ned Mohan, William P. Robbins, Bruce F. Wollenberg

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Abstract

This paper describes the rationale for developing and disseminating an entire curriculum dedicated to Electric Energy System (EES) education at undergraduate and graduate levels. It presents the benefits of teaching just a few well thought out fundamentals-based courses in this area at the undergraduate level that allow students to take complementary courses and thus be broadly educated. This allows them flexibility upon graduation to work in industry, to go on to graduate school and Ph.D. research, or to work in a field different than power/energy. It describes the graduate courses being developed with the help of experts in their respective fields. Finally, this paper describes the dissemination of this material to other universities and practicing engineers by establishing a Consortium of Universities for Sustainable Power (CUSP™) that as of now has been joined by over 170 universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6693751
Pages (from-to)1896-1902
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Consortium of Universities for Sustainable Power (CUSP™)
  • electric power systems
  • laboratory-based education
  • power engineering education
  • power systems research
  • renewable energy education

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