Structured M.Eng in Smart Grid Technology

This is a new course offering by the Dept of E & E Eng, in response to worldwide evolutional processes in the electrical energy domain. These are seen to be technologically very exciting, but will also have considerable impact on conventional networks, in the near to medium future.

You can also download the full course specifications for more information and also the detailed course schedule for 2019.


Prerequisite: Hold at least a BEng, a BScHons, another relevant four-year bachelor’s degree, an MTech, or a PGDip (Eng).

One, or two years; Full time basis or part-time basis. One week block per module with 45 hours
of contact and additional work via distance education. Successful completion of all modules is
followed by a thesis project, as set out elsewhere. Each block carries 15 credits and the project
60 credits. Modules are presented on both NQF levels 8 and 9, but at least four modules must
be taken at NQF level 9.

The course is composed of the following modules:

Renewable Energy Systems

Advanced PV Systems

Renewable Energy Finance

Energy Storage Systems

Integrated Demand Side Technologies

Integrated Supply Side Technologies

Smart Grid Technology Overview

Smart Grid Communications

Project 884

Students wishing to apply for the new Structured Masters Programme in Smart Grid Technology, should:

    • View the general requirements for Post Graduate MEng studies here
    • Download and complete the Departmental application form and submit to Ms Charlene Weimers,, together with all supporting documentation regarding qualifications, study record and CV if applicable.