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Electrical Power Engineering Studying

  1. Apr 27, 2015 #1
    Hello everyone from PhysicsForums,
    At the moment, I'm nearly 90% of my first year completion in Finnish University of Applied Science. During my first year, I have acquired some basic knowledges about circuit analysis, Labview and MATLAB programming, basic mathematics and physics. For the next three years my curricula will be messy as they are seemed like I will study everything but only scratching the surface; as a result, I am very concerned about my major in the future.
    As you can see, I want to focus on Electrical Power Engineering, especially on renewable energies and fusion energy, also new ways of distributing electricity (orthodox or unorthodox). Because of my curricula as I mentioned above, I don't know what I need to begin with, what knowledges I need to know and to what extend of them I need to reach.
    Therefore, I would like to ask for your advice relating to this matter. I am really desperate for your help.
    My sincerest appreciation.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
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  3. May 1, 2015 #2


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    Ahhh, the joys of matlab and labview.

    Most undergraduate studies have breadth, but lack depth. They're purposely set up this way, as generally you become specialized in graduate school. For fusion, look online for material relating to the tokamak. For solar, you can look into the molten salt plants they're building, as well as the aussie group that's working on increasing efficiency of standard solar panels.

    For power distribution, nothing comes to mind. Basically, you're going to have to supplement your education to gain depth in an area.
  4. May 6, 2015 #3
    Thank you for your advice.
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