Uganda third industrial revolution for third world countries like

Uganda provides a perfect example of an energy poverty
country and therefore, I recognize its need for talent in form of planners and experts
in fields that are critical to economic development. My greatest challenge is
in helping Uganda cope with the paucity of personnel with requisite skills in
the field of power systems in her ambitions of democratizing energy to its
poorest communities. The electrification process is likely to accelerate in
future, giving rise to a qualitative leap into the third industrial revolution for
third world countries like Uganda. Therefore, the need for trained engineers
capable of employing multiple-criteria analysis and cross- disciplinary
strategies to solve complex energy demand challenges cannot be
under-emphasized; hence my application to this scholarship program.

Throughout my tenure at Aster
Integral Private Limited, I have worked as a junior electrical engineer, but my
ultimate goal is to be a reputable power systems engineer. Despite the fact
that I have embarked on several projects, I lack both basic knowledge of computer
aided design and systems analysis techniques appropriate to electrical power
and sufficient exposure to power systems operation and protection; thus, I
believe Newcastle University’s Electrical Power MSc program will improve my skill
set. Additionally, my current fields of interest in power systems design,
operation and protection require a deeper understanding of the analysis and
design of transmission and distribution networks, power flow, fault and
stability calculations, power system control including load frequency control
and economic dispatch, generation technology implications on power system
design and operation which I lack at the moment.

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As a Master’s student at Newcastle
University, I intend to participate in the research being undertaken by the school
of engineering in virtual power plants and energy storage for low carbon grids
because I find them intriguing. I will bring a unique and much-needed perspective
to my graduate program, and I will take the technical and theoretical knowledge
from my graduate program back with me to Africa to further my career goals as a
power systems engineer.

Upon acquiring my master’s
degree, I am strategizing on getting employed at a managerial level in Uganda
Electricity Transmission Company or Rural Electrification Agency. Working with erudite
professionals in the field of power systems is crucial as I feel I’m at my best
when working with other high quality people. This particular prospect is
appealing to me because of the complex nature of Uganda’s power transmission
and distribution network as well as the diverse responsibilities, which will
enable me to broaden my skill set.

Newcastle University has a
history of awarding scholarships to promising young students from the
developing world in order to bring knowledge, skills and leadership abilities
to their home communities. I have stellar recommendations which show that I am
talented; I have gained professional experience in my proposed field of study
but I wish to broaden my expertise, and with your assistance, I can. I thank
you for your time and consideration for this prestigious award.