I have completed my BEng (Honours) in MechanicalEngineering at Anglia Ruskin University. Studying an MSc accredited by the IMechE isone way to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer andat the same time makes me eligible to register at the Council of RegisteredProfessional Engineers in Mauritius. Currently, as an Incorporated Engineer, Iam not eligible to register nor practice as engineer as only a 4-year degree isacceptable.I would like to study a Master’s Degree in AdvancedMechanical Engineering with Energy Systems because I want to be a specialist inthe field of energy systems. I always had interest in clean energy generationand sustainability. My goal is to work in a renewable energy sector related toMechanical Engineering such as Quadran or the Central Electricity Board (CEB).
In2016,Quadran established a windfarm while in 2017, CEB just started to invest inPhotovoltaic (PV) to generate electricity and in the future, plans to decreaseuse of fossil fuels. I opted for University of Strathclyde after carefullyreviewed numerous MScs for their technical engineering content and deliverystructure. As per my research, it is the only university in the UK offering an MScin Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Energy Systems. The facilitiesalso available in the laboratories, especially the Energy Systems Research Unitwere also impressive and I believe it will support me in completing my researchand practical simulation.
Obtaining a postgraduate qualification is very importantto me as it would have allowed me to develop myself and acquire new skills andknowledge to make informed decisions that incorporate technical, economic,environmental and social considerations. During my studies, with great hidden abilitiesin myself, I will try to come up with the best of everything; to accompany theprofessors and university colleagues in carrying out research as part of anindividual project. I also hope to beable to take part in maximizing my country’s research technology in such fieldsto benefit its economy and enhance the living standards of my compatriots.
I believe that this Master’s Program will provide me withthe chance to get to know with Energy Resources & Policy, Electrical PowerSystems and Energy Modelling & Monitoring and affiliates me dedicatedly tothe named above firms, which are living examples of the art of Renewable Energysystems and Mechanical Engineering. I hope that I can gain more experience indealing with situations, peoples, systems and demands which will be of a greathelp in my future career.For my thesis, I intend to carry out my research into ‘Designof Sustainable Energy Systems in Mauritius’. My aim is to create an energy system which constitutes of large PVcapacity, with storage to ensure any surplus energy produced from the PV arrayis stored for later use.
There is also a generator (diesel or biogas generator)which is part of the ideal energy system to produce any energy required to meetthe deficit between supply and demand. This ensures autonomy of the microgridsystem, reduced carbon emissions, high renewable fractions and lower netpresent costs.Asresult of this Sustainable Energy Systems, I firmly believe with time and helpof government subsidiaries on microgrids systems, each household will consistof a Photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roof and produce their own electricityfor personal use as well feed the CEB for distribution.In my spare time, I enjoy socialising and meeting people.
I am lucky enough to live in a multicultural society in Mauritius and I fullyrespect and understand the diverse environment I live in. I also enjoy spendingtime on my computer when I am on my own. I also have experience in usingseveral operating systems as well as programming and software packages and I lovereading articles in energy engineering.
I am fluent in English and French andwould like to learn a third language alongside engineering as this wouldenhance my language skills in a multicultural environment.