Development of the MSc Programme: A Brief Overview

The development of the curriculum for the MSc programme in Renewable Energy and Energy Access commenced in August 2019, with support from the Transforming Energy Access Learning Partnership (TEA-LP).

The TEA-LP programme is financially supported by UKaid and housed in the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

About the programme

The TEA-LP is a partnership of African, South Asian, and Indo-Pacific universities dedicated to producing professional graduates ready to lead SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy for all. The partnership played a vital role through sharing curriculum development experiences amongst eight African universities through workshops and webinars;thus, enhancing staff expertise in curriculum design, course planning, and marketing.

This meticulous process resulted in a well-tailored MSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Access Curriculum, designed to meet the needs of employers in the African energy access sector. The curriculumreceived an excellent review and was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in October 2022.

The first cohort of students were admitted and reported on August 15, 2023. Remarkably, over 75% of the enrolled students received scholarship support, made possible through generous contributions from TEA-LP and the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development (LISD).

Gulu University provides a unique learning experience, with a strong connection to rural communities. We have a diversity of students from a various academic and cultural backgrounds, not only from Uganda but from across sub-Saharan Africa. Our collaborations span across the entire world and provide a unique perspective to thinking globally and acting locally, while solving the global development challenges.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment is well-equipped with a highly qualified faculty of over 20 staff holding PhD qualifications, who are dedicated to supporting teaching the learns in the programme. Collaboration with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) also enables access to lecturers from the UNSW’s School of Engineering, further enhancing the quality of training offered to students.

The university’s research laboratories, in addition to collaboration with other laboratories across the
country, provide MSc students with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment.

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