Power and Energy Systems Focus Area

This subject area focuses on concepts and systems used in the generation, transmission, delivery, utilization, storage and control of electric power and energy. Topics include electrical power generation and transmission; electric machines, drives and power electronics; high voltage systems; planning, operation, security, and protection of power and energy systems; renewable energy systems.

Requirements

To complete the Power and Energy Systems Focus the four (4) prescribed courses must be taken. One (1) of the three Power and Energy Systems Technical Elective courses must also be taken. To complete the program requirements, two (2) additional courses must be selected from the elective courses listed in the Electrical Engineering Standard Program.

Prescribed Power and Energy Systems Courses (All are required)

  • ECE 3650 Electric Machines (1)
  • ECE 4300 Electrical Energy Systems 1
  • ECE 4370 Power Electronics
  • One additional course from the list of Group A Qualified Design Elective Courses found in the Electrical Engineering Standard Program. 

Power and Energy Systems Technical Elective Courses (1 required)

(1) NOTE: ECE 3560 Electric Machines is a prerequisite for other courses in this Focus Area. Therefore, it is recommended that students take ECE 3650 prior to their final year.

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Effective January 2016