Excel in a renewable energy future.

Modules from our acclaimed postgraduate degrees are also made available as short courses to the public and private sector. These modules are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as short courses that qualify for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points. Each of the courses below will earn you 4 CPD points.

How to get CPD points

  • Participants are expected to attend a full course.
  • Certificates of attendance are issued to those attending the course.

For students

  • Note: no academic credits can be obtained with these courses.
  • Enrolment must be done via the SU system. Please contact the Faculty Officer in Admin A.

Cost

R11 800

per course.

This includes study material and lunches and tea.

Course modules

2021-13807-874 Smart Grid Technology overview

1-5 February 2021

The coursework provides an overview of technology concerned with smart grids.

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2021-64890-774 Renewable Energy Systems

1-5 March 2021

This course addresses the scientific, engineering and resource aspects of various types of renewable energy systems, and the integration of systems to provide effective and sustainable production and delivery of energy.

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2021-13806-774 Integrated Supply Side Technologies

19 – 23 April 2021

The course provides an insight into the supply side of the power system. The focus will be on power delivery characteristics of conventional power stations, intermittent renewable power stations and utility-scale energy storage.

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2021-13807-874 Smart Grid Communications

10-14 May 2021

The course provides an introduction to communications theory followed by insight in the different communications technologies, both wireless and cable-based, with their application areas and to highlight specific application and requirements for Smart Grid Technology.

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2021-64904-884 Bio-energy

21-26 June 2021

Discover the technical issues, economic feasibility and sustainability of bio-energy production in the African context.

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2021-13364-774 Advanced PV systems

12-16 July 2021

The aim of the course is to provide attendees with the understanding and tools to design grid-tied (including hybrid configurations with backup power) PV systems within the South African solar resource, technical and legislative contexts.

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2021-13185-844 Wind energy

26-30 July 2021

This course deals with the harvesting of energy from wind and water, including the availability of resources, the types of systems and machines, their capabilities and limitations, the processes of setting up such systems, and their associated costs and environmental impacts.

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2021-13186-774 Ocean and hydro energy

2-6 August 2021

Hydro and ocean energy, also known as hydrokinetic power, can make a significant contribution to the generation of renewable electricity. In this introductory course both ocean and hydro energy will be studied, giving students a basic overview of their resources, conversion technologies, project development and implementation and the associated environmental and economic impacts.

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2021-13806-774 Integrated demand side technology

2-6 August 2021

The coursework targets load modelling strategies, short-term load forecasting, demand side management technologies, measurement and verification, mini- and microgrids topologies, tariff design and advanced metering infrastructure and data management.

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2021-13810-774 Energy storage systems

6-10 September 2021

The objective of the module is to enable participants to understand the concepts and technologies used for electric Energy Storage (ES). The course highlights Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries as the dominant technology in new projects and addresses the complex safety, performance and life issues of this technology.

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