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Courses

Existing Courses

ECE 291 – Energy Systems Engineering (3 credit hours):

This course studies power producing systems using fossil and renewable energy sources. The components and operations of power producing systems such as hydro, thermal power plants, nuclear reactors, solar panels, wind turbines, and bioreactors are investigated. Economic decisions and societal and environmental consequences of using various energy sources are emphasized (offered annually during Spring Semester).

ECE 491/591 – Power Systems Engineering (3 credit hours):

This course studies electric power generation, utility load flow, fault analysis, system stability, surge protection, and the interconnection of the electrical grid system (offered semiannually during Fall Semester).

ECE 493/593 – Power Electronics (3 credit hours):

This course studies the analysis, design, and application of power electronic circuits. It covers the switching characteristics of power semiconductors, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) techniques for voltage and frequency control, and the DC to DC, DC to AC, and AC to DC power converters (offered annually during Spring Semester).

ECE 495/595 – Electric Machines (3 credit hours):

This course studies the principle, operation and control of electric machinery. The topics include DC generators and motors, induction machines, synchronous machines and the position, speed and torque control of these machines (offered semiannually during Fall Semester).

Future Courses

ECE 49x/59x – Electrified Vehicle Technology (3 credit hours):

This course explores the technology used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), electric vehicles (EV), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). These elements include the electric drives, power electronics hardware, and energy storage elements. System level concepts are also explored including vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and using EVs and PHEV as energy storage elements in the grid. (tentatively schedule for Spring Semester 2017).