Power Courses

EE 205 – Electromechanics
(LEC 3.0) Magnetics and magnetically coupled circuits, electromechanical energy conversion, rotating magnetic fields, stepper motors, DC machines, induction machines, synchronous machines, and brushless DC machines. Prerequisites: El Eng 153 with a grade of "C" or better, passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam II. El Eng 208 is a co-requisite.

EE 207 – Power System Design And Analysis
(LEC 3.0) Power system components and transmission lines, three phase balanced power system theory, analysis and design including economic and reliability considerations, and fault analysis. A power system design project using a graphical power flow program is included. Prerequisites: El Eng 153 with a grade of "C" or better and passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam II. Co-req El Eng 209.

EE 302 – Extra-High Voltage Engineering
(LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0) The physical phenomena associated with high voltage dielectric breakdown are presented. Methods of generating and measuring high voltages and currents are explained. Demonstration of design and performance. Field trips to companies for laboratory testing of high voltage according to industry standards will serve as the lab part of the course. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

EE 303 - Electrical Distribution System Design And Protection
(LEC 3.0) Analysis of unbalanced faults in distribution systems. Computer methods are used for modeling and calculations, protection devices and their applications, new technologies such as load management and distribution automation are developed and demonstrated. Prerequisite: El Eng 207.

EE 304 – Electric Power Quality
(LEC 3.0) Definitions and standards of power quality, kinds of power quality problems; sources of sags and transient overvoltages; distribution principles of controlling harmonics, devices for filtering harmonics, time and frequency domain methods of analysis; power quality monitoring; power quality improvement methods. Prerequisite: El Eng 153 - Circuits II.

EE 305 – Electric Drive Systems
(LEC 3.0) Course content is roughly 1/3 power electronics, 1/3 applied control and 1/3 electric machinery and focuses on analysis, simulation, and control design of electric drive based speed, torque, and position control systems. Prerequisites: El Eng 205 and El Eng 231.

EE 307 – Power Systems Engineering
(LEC 3.0) Network analysis applied to power systems; the load flow concept; economic operation of power systems; synchronous machine reactances and transient stability; symmetrical components and asymmetrical faults; protective relaying. Prerequisite: El Eng 207.

EE 309 – Electric-Drive Vehicles
(LEC 3.0) This course covers introductory topics related to the understanding and analysis of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid power trains.  In specific, classification of hybrid drivetrains, driving cycles, energy storage systems, mechanical coupling devices, automotive applications of fuel cells, and introduction to power converters will be covered. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Science or Engineering.

EE 353 – Power Electronics
(LEC 3.0) Power semiconductor devices in switching mode converter and control circuits, phase-controlled rectifiers, synchronous inverters, AC regulators, cyclo-convertors; self commutated inverters; and frequency changers; thermal analysis and protection. Applications to industry and HVDC. Prerequisite: El Eng 253.

EE 402 – Advanced Theory of Electric Machines
(LEC 3.0) Energy conversion, reference frame theory, transient and dynamic modeling of ac machines, simulation of ac machines, parameter identification, model-order reduction, advanced topics depending on semester taught. Prerequisite: El Eng 205.

EE 403 – Power System Reliability
(LEC 3.0) Reliability definition and measures. Probability concepts and Markov chains. Failure models and availability models. Generator system reliability. Loss of load probability method. Evaluation of transmission network reliability. Analysis of the electric power system reliability. Prerequisite: Stat 343 or El Eng 343.

EE 404 – Economic Operation of Power Systems
(LEC 3.0) Optimum economic loading of thermal plants determined by the method of Lagrange multipliers, derivation of the system loss matrix and its transformation to the most useful basis, practical evaluation of the matrix elements, extension of optimum loading criteria to include system losses, effect of hydro plants on system economics. Prerequisite: El Eng 307.

EE 405 – Power System Protection
(LEC 3.0) Protective relaying incorporating electromechanical, solid state and modern computer relaying methods for high voltage transmission systems. Pilot wire, power line carrier apparatus, bus protection, circuit breaker interruption characteristics, out of step relaying, reclosing, synchronizing, load and frequency relaying. Prerequisite: El Eng 303 and 307.

EE 406 – Power System Stability
(LEC 3.0) Synchronous machine theory and modeling; AC transmission; power system loads; excitation systems; control of active and reactive power; small signal stability; transient stability; voltage stability; mid-term and long-term stability; subsynchronous oscillations; stability improvement. Prerequisite: El Eng 207 or similar course.

EE 407 – Surge Phenomena in Power Systems
(LEC 3.0) Study of transmission system insulation, distributed constant lines, terminations, multiple reflections, lighting performance, characteristics of sustained and switching overvoltages, surge voltages due to system faults, energizing and reclosing of circuit breakers. Methods of reducing overvoltages to acceptable levels. Prerequisite: El Eng 307.

EE 408 – Computer Methods In Power System Analysis
(LEC 3.0) Algorithms for large scale system solution, non-linear systems, ordinary differential equations, eigenvalue problems, modal information, and optimization. Applications to power systems analysis. Prerequisite: Elec Eng 207 or similar course.

EE 409 – Advanced Electric-Drive Vehicles
(LEC 3.0) This course covers an entire range of advanced topics related to the analysis, design, control, simulation, and optimization of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid power-trains including the automotive applications of adjustable speed motor drives, energy storage systems, and advanced power converters. Prerequisite: El Eng 305 or El Eng 353.

EE 453 – Advanced Power Electronics
(LEC 3.0) The purpose of this course is to cover selected areas of power electronics in greater depth, teach recent developments in this field, and give detailed descriptions of its applications. The topics covered include small signal analysis of switch-mode power converters, voltage- and current-mode control, soft switching techniques, power factor correctors, multi-level converters, and PWM techniques. The theory will be complemented by computer simulations using Simulink.

EE 454 – Advanced Power Electronics
(LEC 3.0) Students will integrate electrical, magnetic, and thermal modeling techniques into a design process for switching power converters. A variety of applications will be considered, including dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac converters over a wide power range.