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Internal News - 02 April 2008

Electronic & Electrical Engineering joins Power Academy

The University of Bath has become one of only seven universities in the UK to be accredited as part of the Institute of Engineering Technology’s (IET) Power Academy.

The academy aims to deliver world class graduate engineers to design, develop, implement and maintain the power industry of tomorrow. It emphasises the development of exciting, rewarding and challenging careers to meet the changing demands of a dynamic and progressive industry.

To achieve this aim, the Power Academy has established an engineering scholarship fund for UK and European Union students who would like to study electrical engineering.

Professor Raj Aggarwal, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, said: “Joining the Power Academy is very exciting and wonderful news for the department.

“Membership of the academy not only recognises the excellence and strength in both teaching and research of the department in the very important field of electrical power and energy, but it also brings in some very positive benefits.

“It will increase undergraduate home or EU student numbers by 15-20 each year through very generous Power Academy scholarships.

“It will also enhance the department’s standing overseas, boosting both undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers from abroad, and potentially boosting the research funding into the department quite substantially.”

What is a Power Academy scholarship worth?

Other benefits include:

A chance to make a crucial difference to the future of the planet
A career in power or electrical engineering will enable students to make a difference in areas such as:

The University is involved with the Power Academy initiative along with the IET and a number of companies, including: ABB, AREVA T&D, Atkins Power, CE Electric, Central Networks, EA Technology, EDF Energy, Jersey Electricity, National Grid, Rolls Royce T & D, RWEnpower, Scottish & Southern Energy, Scottish Power, Siemens, VA Tech T&D UK, Viridian, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Utilities Plc and Western Power Distribution.

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