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Bursary Opportunity
ATProM Research Unit is giving a student the opportunity for a two-year bursary to do a Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Applications close: 15 August 2019.
PG-Dip in Power Plant Engineering
ATPROM has contributed to the development of the curriculum making up the Postgraduate Diploma in Power Plant Engineering. Find out more about a qualification purpose-built for engineers working in the power industry.


ATProM Research Unit was established by Eskom through the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI). 

Research focusses on the following areas of study: 

  • Power plant condition monitoring.
  • Boiler modelling. 
  • Radiation model using the zonal method. 
  • Solar power plants.
  • Combined cycle power plants.
  • Machine learning for plant monitoring.
  • Emissions modelling in transient operation.
  • Stage by stage model of steam turbines.

The ATProM Research Unit was established as the Eskom Specialisation in Energy Efficiency  through of funding provided by Eskom. This was enabled by the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI). Through this collaboration Eskom has enabled the development of power plant process engineering practitioners using research and course based training programmes.