Lodz will act as project coordinator, Aristotle as Smart Power Systems Engineering curriculum and programme developer, and UWS as the researchers and developers of the eACCESS online teaching and learning platform.
The online platform will allow partner universities to recruit students from remote locations who are physically unable to attend classes, widening access for future power engineers. The platform will include innovative teaching mechanisms like immersive technology for practical work, video assisted pedagogy, peer-to-peer studies, teamwork, and new methods for the student progress assessment and feedback collection.
The project comes at a time when many south-east Asian countries are undergoing rapid industrial revolution and industrialisation processes. This results in increasing demand for energy, particularly electricity. Sourcing a cheap, safe and reliable electricity supply is central to further economic development.
Higher education institutions are expected to produce technical staff, engineers, experts and tutors which will able to design, maintain and further develop advanced technical solutions, as well as to train other staff resources like technicians and managers, who will be up to the job and ready to effectively and efficiently adopted and use modern power technologies.
Currently, the subjects which are central to help build modern power engineers are not available from the project’s partner universities, and the content of current classes and the delivery mechanism does not meet students' expectations and challenges related to the transformation of the power sector.