Introduction and overview of IoT, IoT architecture, IoT communication protocols, IoT and Big data, Security in IoT, IoT applications and business use-cases, IoT in smart grid deployment, challenges and opportunities, Scope of IT services in IoT-enabled smart grid, Artificial intelligence and big data, Industrial IoT


A 10,000 – 14,000 words dissertation will have to be submitted at the end of the programme. The student, in undertaking a project, is expected to demonstrate a strong ability to apply skills and techniques acquired during the programme to solve related problems


The Technology and Operation of Power Systems, Regulatory Principles and Institutions, Power System Economics, Monopoly Regulation, Electrical Distribution, Electrical Transmission, Electrical Generation and Wholesale Markets, Electricity Tariffs, Electricity Retailing, Regional Markets, Environmental Regulation, Security of Supply, Interaction of Gas and Electricity Markets.


Context, challenges and approaches to energy access, Power sector in developing countries, Regulation of the power sector for energy access, Finance and business models for electrification, Factors, technologies and business models for clean cooking, Strategic issues of energy access.


Entrepreneurship, Techno-entrepreneurship, innovation and technology management, Techno/socio/economic/commercial analysis of engineering projects, Innovation capability in enterprises, Measuring and assessing innovation, Market research and feasibility and opportunity analysis, Technology commercialisation, Intellectual Property Rights and idea protection, Project finance and support agencies, Business plan and financial analysis, Values-driven entrepreneur, Sustainable product design, Case studies in engineering


Introduction to Principles of Project Management. Planning and Programming. Procurement Budgeting and Estimating. Project Control. Quality Management. Risk Management. Strategic Management. Project Appraisal. Project Completion Report. Case Studies.


Corporate and Business Strategies, Strategies for Developing Competitive Advantages, Work flow management: Capacity decisions and planning, materials management, labour management, balancing operations for effectiveness and efficiency. Decision making: Linear programming & Sensitivity Analysis, Queuing Theory, Simulation. Business Performance Management. Quality Management Systems. Case Studies.


OHSAS 18001, Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare Act Subsidiary Legislation on Health and Safety in Mauritius, Development of Positive OSH and Environment Culture, Planning a Safe Place of Work, Setting of Objectives - Establishing Performances Standards, Hazards (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, etc), Controlling Hazards and Risks, Organisation Structure to Implement a Safe Place of Work, Co-operation at Work - Workers Participation and Commitment, Training, Safety Committees, Safety Inspection


The Research Concept. The Research Process. Surveys and Sampling Design. The Choice of Analysis, review of basic statistics, regression analysis, analysis of variance, multiple regression, hypothesis testing, dummy variable in regression, one way ANOVA, theory and application of maximum likelihood methods.