CET749 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids II

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objectives of this course are to learn about the key technologies for different renewable generations, smart grids and microgrid operations. This course covers the understanding and design of distributed generation systems based on solar photovoltaics and fuel cells. These systems can be connected to the utility grid or to a microgrid.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Power Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. obtain the in-depth knowledge of distributed generation technologies;

2. obtain the in-depth knowledge of microgrid energy management and voltage regulation;

3. comprehend that distributed generation systems in microgrids can offer increased reliability and reduced network losses and;

4. understand that renewable energy systems based on energy sources such as solar and wind do not diminish over time and are independent of fluctuations in fuel price.

Distributed Generation

This course will introduce the major distributed generation technologies and their applications in smart grids. Besides, the preliminaries of electricity market will also be introduced.

Microgrid Operation

This course will firstly introduce the concepts and architecture of the microgrids. Then, the energy management and the voltage regulation of the microgrids with renewable energy resources will be introduced, respectively.

Wind Energy

This course focuses on the fundamental of wind energy. In particular, this course discusses what makes wind, how turbines work, wind power and coefficient calculation, negative impacts, and design problem.

Solar Energy

This course first explains why we need solar energy. Two main types of solar energy are introduced including solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) power. Photovoltaic effects, solar PV I-V curves, and operation modes will be elaborated.

Fuel Cells

This course introduces the fundamental of fuel cells. A brief introduction to hydrogen will be given. Fuel cells will be discussed in detail such as the history, how they work, categories, efficiency, and applications.

For engineers who wish to upgrade their technical knowledge and skills in the area of power and energy engineering, which can be applied in the power supply industry.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET742 Power Electronic Converters I1
CET743 Power Electronic Converters II1
CET744 Power Electronic Converters II1
CET745 Power Quality I1
CET746 Power Quality II1
CET747 Power Quality III1
CET748 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids I1
CET750 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids III1
CET751 Power System Operation and Planning I1
CET752 Power System Operation and Planning II1
CET753 Power System Operation and Planning III1
CET754 Power System Modelling and Control I1
CET755 Power System Modelling and Control II1
CET756 Power System Modelling and Control III1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Power Engineering (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.