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Undergraduate Courses

 

 

 

EE3302 - FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER SYSTEMS

Introduction to power systems, three-phase circuit analysis, symmetrical components, transformer, polyphase induction motors, synchronous generators, synchronous motors, diode and diode circuits, thyristor and thyristor circuits, DC-DC switching converters, and DC-AC switching converters, Renewable energy sources. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement the course lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in EE 3446. Corequisite: EE 3308.

 

EE4301 - POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

This course includes an introduction to synchronous machines, power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, power system controls, and the fundamentals of transient stability analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3302 or consent of instructor.

 

 

 

Graduate Courses

 

 

 

EE5308 - POWER SYSTEM MODELING AND ANALYSIS

Fundamental concepts for modeling transmission lines, distribution lines, power system generators, power transformers and power system load. The method of symmetrical components is discussed. Simulations of power systems during normal and abnormal conditions are presented. The philosophy of deregulation regarding separation of power systems into generation, transmission and distribution companies is introduced.

 

EE5371 - POWER SYSTEM PLANNING, OPERATION, AND CONTROL IN A DEREGULATED ENVIRONMENT

Current market structure and practices are discussed. The issues of system planning, operation, and control in a deregulated environment are addressed. Prerequisite: EE 5308.

 

EE5372 - CONGESTION MANAGEMENT

Phenomena of congestion and transmission pricing are presented. Thermal related congestion, such as power flow, and stability related congestion, such as voltage stability, transient stability, and dynamic stability, are covered. The effects of reactive power are discussed. Reliability and security issues of power transmission systems are presented. Congestion management and congestion relief measures are discussed. Prerequisite: EE 5308.

 

EE5373 - UNBUNDLING SERVICES OF A DEREGULATED POWER SYSTEM

The fundamental operating functions of a deregulated power system are presented. Unbundling of these functions and cost allocations are discussed. Topics of ancillary services, power marketing, price forecasting, and load forecasting are covered. Prerequisite: EE 5308.

 

EE5374 - POWER SYSTEM PROTECTIVE RELAYING

Fundamental understanding of symmetrical components, applications of symmetrical components in system protection, philosophy of power system protection, various protective relay systems, and the special considerations in applying the microprocessor based relays are covered. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.

 

EE5375 - POWER SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION

The basic functions of a Distribution Company are presented. Load representation, distribution load flow and the philosophy of simulation for a distribution system are discussed in detail.

 

EE5376 - POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY IN PLANNING AND OPERATION

Loss of Load indices, Loss of Energy indices, Frequency and Duration methods, Interconnected Reliability methods, and Composite Generation and Transmission Reliability methods will be covered.

 

EE5377 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

The application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in industrial automation and energy systems monitoring will be covered. Transducers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) will be discussed. Material covered is also applicable to various mechanical and civil engineering fields, thus enrollment of graduate engineering students from other disciplines is welcome. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.

 

EE5378 - POWER QUALITY

Principles of harmonics and filtering, source of voltage surges and surge protection, causes of voltage sags, flickers, and interruptions, and voltage supporting devices, and utility and end-user strategies for improving power quality are covered.

 

EE5309 - TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Material may vary from semester to semester. Topics are selected from current areas of electrical engineering interest. May be repeated when topic changes.

 

EE 5309 - ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVES

The course presents selected topics in electric motor drives. In particular, this course covers different circuit topologies and control strategies for electromechanical energy conversion systems.

 

EE 5309 - GRID INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

The course presents selected topics in wind and solar energy systems, and grid-integration of distributed renewable energy systems. In particular, this course covers different circuit topologies and control strategies for wind energy conversion systems and photovoltaic systems. The course content helps graduate students to improve and/or develop their research skills in power and energy systems.

 

EE 5309 - INTRODUCTION TO PULSED POWER

This course provides an introduction to pulsed power technology and high voltage engineering. Topics covered include introduction to pulsed power, energy storage, voltage multipliers, pulse forming networks, insulation and breakdown, high power switching, high speed diagnostics, and pulsed power materials.

 

EE 5309 - RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

In this course fundamentals of renewable energy sources including those of solar, wind, and hydrogen will be discussed. Various aspects of energy harvesting, processing, and interfacing will be addressed. This includes introducing advances in material, electromechanical converters, energy storage, and power processing networks which form various blocks in a modern renewable energy system.

 

EE6371 - ELECTRIC AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Dynamic modeling of vehicles, internal combustion engines, transmission, brake, electric motor drives, battery management and energy storage, vehicle to power grid interface, fuel economy, intelligent energy management system, fuel cell cars, vehicular communication.

 

EE6372 - HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING

Introduction to design, measurement and testing methods for high voltage systems. A study of electrical insulation materials and their properties, partial discharges and voltage breakdowns, electric field plotting methods, generation of high voltage test pulses, and high voltage measurement techniques.

 

EE6373 - RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Wind energy harvest, solar energy sources and harvesting, hydropower resources, geothermal, fuel cell and hydrogen economy, power grid interface and distributed generation, microscopic energy harvest from vibration and thermal, role of power electronics in integration of renewable energy systems. Familiarity with the principles of power electronics and electric power recommended.

 

EE6374 - ADVANCED ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVES

Fundamentals of electromechanical energy converters, dc-brushed and permanent magnet dc motor drives, two axis theory of ac-electric machines, field oriented control of induction motor/generator drives, field oriented control of the brushless dc machines, switched reluctance motor drives, vector space pulse width modulated (PWM) power converters, electromagnetic interference / electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) issues and solutions in adjustable speed motor drives. Familiarity with the principles of power electronics and electric power recommended.

 

EE6375 - POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

The course presents selected topics in modeling and analysis of dc-dc and dc-ac converters, studies different converter topologies, and investigates state-of-art linear and nonlinear control techniques. Application of power electronics in renewable energy systems is discussed. The course content helps graduate students to improve and/or develop their research skills in power and energy systems.