This course covers the generation of electrical power from a wide range of sources, and with a special focus on renewable energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal. Particular focus is given to the integration of these energy sources into hybrid energy supply and distribution networks. The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem-solving, teamwork and project development. As a result, graduates will have multiple technical skills as well as strong transferable skills in analysis and the ability to lead complex projects. Graduates of the course will be conversant in electrical and electronic engineering, as well as have specialist skills in design, development and management of advanced and sustainable electrical and renewable power generation and transmission systems. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study.