I in Photovoltaic (PV) to generate electricity and

I have completed my BEng (Honours) in Mechanical
Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University.  Studying an MSc accredited by the IMechE is
one way to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer and
at the same time makes me eligible to register at the Council of Registered
Professional Engineers in Mauritius. Currently, as an Incorporated Engineer, I
am not eligible to register nor practice as engineer as only a 4-year degree is
acceptable.

I would like to study a Master’s Degree in Advanced
Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems because I want to be a specialist in
the field of energy systems. I always had interest in clean energy generation
and sustainability. My goal is to work in a renewable energy sector related to
Mechanical Engineering such as Quadran or the Central Electricity Board (CEB). In
2016,Quadran established a windfarm  while in 2017, CEB just started to invest in
Photovoltaic (PV) to generate electricity and in the future, plans to decrease
use of fossil fuels.

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I opted for University of Strathclyde after carefully
reviewed numerous MScs for their technical engineering content and delivery
structure. As per my research, it is the only university in the UK offering an MSc
in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Energy Systems. The facilities
also available in the laboratories, especially the Energy Systems Research Unit
were also impressive and I believe it will support me in completing my research
and practical simulation.

Obtaining a postgraduate qualification is very important
to me as it would have allowed me to develop myself and acquire new skills and
knowledge to make informed decisions that incorporate technical, economic,
environmental and social considerations. During my studies, with great hidden abilities
in myself, I will try to come up with the best of everything; to accompany the
professors and university colleagues in carrying out research as part of an
individual project.  I also hope to be
able to take part in maximizing my country’s research technology in such fields
to benefit its economy and enhance the living standards of my compatriots.

I believe that this Master’s Program will provide me with
the chance to get to know with Energy Resources & Policy, Electrical Power
Systems and Energy Modelling & Monitoring and affiliates me dedicatedly to
the named above firms, which are living examples of the art of Renewable Energy
systems and Mechanical Engineering. I hope that I can gain more experience in
dealing with situations, peoples, systems and demands which will be of a great
help in my future career.

For my thesis, I intend to carry out my research into ‘Design
of Sustainable Energy Systems in Mauritius’. My aim is to create an energy system which constitutes of large PV
capacity, with storage to ensure any surplus energy produced from the PV array
is 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 meet
the deficit between supply and demand. This ensures autonomy of the microgrid
system, reduced carbon emissions, high renewable fractions and lower net
present costs.

As
result of this Sustainable Energy Systems, I firmly believe with time and help
of government subsidiaries on microgrids systems, each household will consist
of a Photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roof and produce their own electricity
for 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 fully
respect and understand the diverse environment I live in. I also enjoy spending
time on my computer when I am on my own. I also have experience in using
several operating systems as well as programming and software packages and I love
reading articles in energy engineering. I am fluent in English and French and
would like to learn a third language alongside engineering as this would
enhance my language skills in a multicultural environment.