Uganda provides a perfect example of an energy poverty
country and therefore, I recognize its need for experts in fields that are
critical to economic development. My task is to help Uganda cope with the paucity
of personnel with requisite skills in the field of electrical power systems in
order to sustain her goal of democratizing electricity to its poorest
communities. This electrification process is anticipated to expedite in the
future, and is likely to give a qualitative boost to Uganda into the long-overdue
third industrial revolution. It is evident that there is need for trained
engineers capable of employing multiple-criteria analysis and inter-disciplinary
strategies to solve complex energy demand challenges. I yearn to advance my
technical affluence in the field of electrical power to contribute to a
fast-moving power industry.

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, fault and stability, power
system control, power flow, generation technology and its implications on power
system design and operation which I lack at the moment. I am looking forward to
expanding my understanding of these fields.

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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 perspective from
experiences in Africa which could be useful to my graduate class and in-turn, I
will take the technical expertise back with me after my graduate studies to
further my career goals.

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 been
awarding scholarships to promising young students from the developing countries
with the purpose of 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 all this could be achieved with your financial support.