A strategy for increasing undergraduate power engineering course enrolments
Over the last decade student enrolments in electrical power engineering subjects at the University of Canterbury have been falling. This paper discusses changes in courses designed to stimulate interest in power engineering. One significant change has been to introduce modern applications of electrical power engineering into the compulsory Year 2 courses. A number of other strategies, such as use of practical assignments to stimulate interest, team teaching, industry relevant lectures and fields trips have also helped increase the number of students enrolling in power engineering courses at the University of Canterbury.