Master' Program Electrical Engineering for Renewable Energies and Smart Grids (RESMA)
Accredited by the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research.
- School / Department : IST&I / Innovation Lab for Operations in partnership with the Green Energy Park
- Duration : 2 years / 4 semesters / 1,200 hours
- Mode of Instruction : Full time
- Language(s) : Courses conducted in French and English
- Degree required upon admission : BAC+3
- Degree granted upon completion : BAC+5
- Training Venue : Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Benguerir
- Program Start Date : September 2020
The Master’s program in Electrical Engineering for Renewable Energies and Smart Grids is designed to meet a growing demand for highly qualified, competent profiles in energy management systems, with a spirit of innovation, able to adapt to technological changes in this area. These competencies are actively sought by network operators, for whom the implementation of increasingly efficient technologies in smart grids makes the network more adaptable and increases the resilience of the electrical system. This optimizes the level of reliability and quality of the power supply and facilitates the insertion in the grids of new means of production of distributed energy, particularly of renewable origin: wind, solar, fuel cell...
Graduates will also be able to advise and assist industrial consumers in their quest for energy efficiency and effectiveness and become real players in the energy system.
This program aims first of all to inculcate the fundamental and technical notions of the field of electrical engineering and renewable energies, while developing the management of technical projects, namely the designing, dimensioning, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems. The integration of these techniques requires the mastery of tools for systems optimization and management, through the use of new information and communication technologies.
This proposal of a Master’s program fits perfectly into the development plan of the UM6P and the Moroccan energy strategy for the development of these energy resources by building sustainable expertise and a real scientific and technical know-how in the field of green energy.
Thus, the program is designed to develop skills in electrical engineering and, subsequently, master the integration of renewable energies and smart grids within power grids. The program deals with various issues mainly related to the modernization of existing electricity networks, the deployment of renewable energies, the optimization of decentralized production, as well as the security of energy supply and the limitation of global warming that have become Moroccan and African issues.
Upon completion of the program, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in the design, development and management of smart grid projects, as well as the implementation of renewable energy systems.
Among the skills targeted, we can state:
Modeling and simulation of energy systems taking account of all extrinsic conditions;
Analyze the robustness, dependability and eco-efficiency properties of energy management systems;
Engineering and deployment skills of smart grid technologies;
Measurement, analyzing and managing distributed energy production systems and the implementation of coherent energy mixes;
New ICT deployment skills to increase the penetration of renewable energies into the electricity grid;
The skills to apply a structured approach for the definition, development and deployment of projects for the realization of industrial electrical installations;
The skills to implement energy storage solutions and Power to X.
In addition to these technical skills, students will also be able to acquire transversal competences in "soft skills" (communication, teamwork and English) and "business skills" (innovation, entrepreneurship, project management, ...) allowing them to interact effectively in their future working environments.
Pr. Ahmed CHEBBAK
Pr. Ahmed CHEBAK is a professor of electrical engineering and electromechanics at UM6P and Pedagogical Director of the Green Tech Institute (GTI). He obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc from Laval University in Canada, and his engineer diploma in electromechanics from the National School of Mineral Industry (ENIM) in Rabat. Mr. CHEBAK was a fulltime professor at the University of Quebec at Rimouski in Canada, and a researcher and lecturer at Laval University. He was also a member of the educational committee of the Montreal Institute of Electrical Energy Engineering (IGEE). His research interests focus on renewable energies, electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles, the study and design of electromechanical systems, electric machines and power electronics, heat treatment by induction and by laser and laser welding.
M. Badr IKKEN
M. Badr IKKEN obtained an engineering degree in mechanical engineering and industrial production and solar systems from the Berlin Institute of Technology. He is the Director General of the National Research Institute of Solar Energy and New Energies, IRESEN and co-president of the Green Energy Park.
Partner Institutions and Laboratories
This Master’s program is the result of a partnership between two laboratories: the Green Energy Park, specialized in research and applications related to renewable energies, with more than 3,000 m² of facilities, and the Innovation Lab for Operations of UM6P, specialized in industrial digitization and involved in the development of the living laboratories of the UM6P (Mine and Chemistry). Combining the skills of the two laboratories makes it possible to address the intelligent electrical systems of the industry and to couple them with applications related to renewable energies and sustainable development.