Bachelor of Engineering - Power Systems Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering
- College Code:
- Engineering & Technology
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2019 / 2020
About the ProgramThe Power Systems Engineering (PSE) program is a four-year Bachelor degree designed to meet the demand for engineers in the rapidly evolving electrical power sector. This program provides a study of electrical power engineering, trans-disciplinary engineering of renewable energy generation, and smart-grid and energy conservation technologies. The program provides a solid foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering theory, and gradually builds practical and engineering design skills as well as a full spectrum of employability skills through its project-based learning approach and co-operative education.
Program InformationLength: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - August/2019 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
First-Year Capacity: 30
Bachelor's Degrees in Applied Areas of StudyConestoga's Bachelor's degrees:
- are current and offer a balance of applied study and theory.
- offer integrated content across disciplines including business, liberal arts and sciences.
- offer personal learning experiences with smaller class sizes.
- offer project-based learning where students learn by doing, progressively building their skills and confidence.
- result in a graduate with thorough knowledge and co-op work experience.
- provide opportunity for further studies in a number of articulation agreements with universities worldwide.
- are government approved and meet all ministry standards.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
- A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including five (5) required U level courses and one (1) additional U or M level course (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program).
- The following Grade 12 U courses are required:
- English (ENG4U)
- Chemistry (SCH4U)
- Physics (SPH4U)
- Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
- One (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course from the following:
- Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or,
- Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
- One (1) other Grade 12 U or M course
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Applicants with previous post-secondary education will be assessed on an individual basis in accordance with college and PEQAB guidelines/policies for advanced standing. Graduates of related diploma programs should contact the program coordinator for further information regarding advanced standing in the degree program.
Program RequirementsAcademic strength is calculated by averaging all submitted Grade 12 marks (or equivalent) of the required subjects and one additional U or M course. If more than one additional course is submitted, the course with the highest marks will be used.
- The academic requirements to be eligible for a co-op work term in a degree program are as follows:
- Minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term.
- Maximum two failures or withdrawals during the academic semester that occurs in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term.
- Must have successfully completed all but two core courses, according to the program design, by the eligibility term prior to any given work term (regardless of the level the student was placed in advanced standing).
- Students (even those on special timetables) will not be permitted to complete a co-op work term until conditions above are met and all but two core course deficiencies, according to the program design, are cleared.
- Co-op work terms may need to be re-sequenced to allow academic deficiencies to be cleared or in the event a student changes cohorts (i.e. graduation is delayed by one year or more). Students may not repeat a passed work term.
- Should a student's academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
Tuition & Fees
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Financial AssistanceThe Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages for more details.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
- Students who do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enroll in the 14 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 course. This course involves one 3 hour in-class, on campus meeting per week and 12 hours per week of online and out-of-class activity.
- If GCM70000 is selected by the add/drop date, the student must attend classes from the time of enrollment and cannot be unenrolled and return to the co-op term for their first work term.
- GCM70000 may be delivered at the Doon, Waterloo, or Cambridge campus.
- GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates will fill a variety of positions in the workplace. These include, but are not limited to, the engineering and managerial functions in power generation, transmission and distribution including renewable energy, power systems design and installation for industrial and commercial facilities, manufacturing companies as well as electrical equipment and vehicle power systems design and development.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
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Description: This course is designed to provide an overall introduction to industry standard CAD (computer aided design) tool for 2D engineering drawing application. Drawings include orthographic and isometric views.
|EECE71000||Engineering Project I
Description: This project course is designed to introduce basic engineering practice, simple design, analysis, technical drawings and skills required in the industry/utilities. Topics in this course include: practical experience working with control devices such as switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels. Students will solder, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring and practice general safety. Students will also practice some newly learnt soft skills and topics of mathematics and science as well.
|ELEC71180||Basic Electrical and Magnetic Circuits
Description: This course introduces the basic electrical components, circuits and network theorems. Topics include: electrical power sources, passive circuit elements and DC circuit analysis using different network theorems and computer aided tools. Topics also include: magnetic properties such as flux, fields, permeability reluctance and magnetic circuit analysis.
|FND71090||Foundation Module (PSE)
Description: The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Bachelor of Power Systems Engineering. This module provides the first exposure to Project Based Learning, and to learning through alternatives to traditional teaching practices.
Description: Topics covered in this course include: functions, trigonometric functions, graphing, limits and continuity, linear systems of equations and matrices, matrix algebra, determinants, vector geometry and arithmetic, derivative formulae, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, implicit differentiation, complex numbers and arithmetic.
Description: This course covers fundamental principles of physics relating to electricity, magnetism fluid and waves. The concepts of measurement precision and accuracy, and the correct application of units of measurement and significant digits in calculations is emphasized.
|SCIE71000||Introduction to Natural Sciences
Description: This course examines several areas in the natural sciences including astronomy, earth sciences and biology. In the astronomy section, students acquire a basic understanding of the universe, its origins and composition, and the inter-relationships between galaxies, stars and planets, including those in our own solar system. Cosmology and current ideas regarding space and time are also discussed. In the geology section of the course, students acquire a basic understanding of various geological principles including Earth's structure and materials, Earth's history, Earth's processes and the impact of natural disasters Current research into the prediction of natural disasters and the study and use of Earth's materials are also discussed In the biology section, students examine various sub-disciplines of biology, thereby gaining an understanding of the nature of life and its complex interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments. The impact of and preventative measures for spread of infectious diseases, advancements in DNA technology and the health of our biosphere are also discussed. . Research methods are also discussed and the impact of current research in the Natural sciences in contemporary society is assessed. Throughout the course, students develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Description: This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants' skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.
|EECE71010||Engineering Project II
Description: This project course is designed to gain foundation of investigation and research. Topics include: research and investigation on analog sensors and appropriate signal conditioning circuits for digital real time output. The project deliverables will include development of real life application and its implementation, verification and validation.
Description: This course introduces basic electronic devices and circuits. Topics include: device characteristics and modeling; principles of device operations and their applications in building electronic circuits; and analysis of a variety of basic practical circuits.
Description: This course introduces the analysis of both AC single phase and poly phase circuits. Topics include: application of network theorems and computer aided tools on single phase and poly phase circuits to analyze and solve problems. This course also introduces two-port network.
|ENGL71200||Scientific and Technical Communications
Description: Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.
Description: Topics covered in this course include: anti-derivatives, definite integration, indefinite integration, techniques of integration, integration of polynomials, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, applications of integration, numerical integration, sequences and series, power series, periodic series, properties of matrices, and applications of complex numbers.
Description: This course introduces fundamental principles of mechanics.
|CEPR71050||Co-op and Career Preparation
Description: This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform a number of chemistry experiments increasing their practical knowledge, investigation skills, chemical processes in industrial settings and safety awareness. Topics covered may include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, Newton's Law of Cooling, reduction and oxidation, polymerization and synthesis of acetylene.
|EECE72010||Engineering Project III
Description: This project course is designed to gain engineering design skills and implementation practices. Topics include: different phases of engineering product development life cycle that involves hardware and software components. Students will design and develop an authentic software controlled electrical system using high voltage relays and software controlled low voltage electronic control device. In addition, students will practice some newly learnt soft skills and topics of mathematics and science as well.
|ELEC72000||DC Motors and Transformers
Description: This course introduces principles of operation of electromagnetic machines such as transformers, motors and generators. Students will learn constructional features and operational characteristics of transformers, dc motors and dc generators. In addition, students will learn practical operation, basic controls and safety of these machines.
|MGMT72120||Project Management, Methods and Tools
Description: Management of large scale projects is both a science and art. Engineering projects are typically complex, are comprised of many tasks/components and involve a cross-section of different functional teams. In industry, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure product development or implementation is on time and within the original project parameters. One key success factor for managers is to be able to organize, lead and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects. A significant emphasis will be on problem solving and teamwork skills while also providing practical training on the software tools and project planning processes/techniques. Key topics include goal setting, identifying dependency relationships, outlining resources required, concurrent activity management, decision theory, monitoring and controlling of progress to result in the successful completion of projects. Overall, this course helps prepare students how best to work as a productive member of a team.
Description: This course introduces software design and implementation using the C language. Topics include: algorithm design, modular code design, programming style, functions, arrays, pointers strings, data structures, and file I/O. An emphasis will be placed on proper design to produce reliable, robust and maintainable software.
|SOC71045||Science, Technology and Society
Description: This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.
|CNTR72000||Sensors Actuators and Instrumentation
Description: This course introduces various types of monitoring and control devices used in the electrical industry. Topics include: typical sensors and actuators and their electrical-signal characteristics, pneumatic and hydraulics and piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID) system. This course also covers industry standard programmable logic controller (PLC's). Students will use computer aided tools to study PLC controllers for any process operation.
Description: An introduction to digital logic concepts, circuits and microprocessor systems. Starting with the design, construction and troubleshooting of combinational and sequential logic circuits, the course progresses to the architecture, capabilities and programming of microprocessors. Various computational and control problems are solved using a combination of hardware and software solutions.
|EECE72020||Engineering Project IV
Description: This project course is to design, analyze and simulate a complex real time authentic application for industrial process control. Topics include: analog/digital sensors, actuators, pneumatics and PLC programming including industry standard HMI tool (Human Machine Interface tools). Students will practice some newly learnt soft skills and topics of mathematics and science as well.
|ELEC72010||AC Motors and Generators
Description: This course introduces the operating characteristics and control of single and three phase AC motors. Topics include: rotating magnetic field, equivalent circuit, vector diagram, torque-speed characteristics, motor torque, no-load test, blocked rotor test, starting, braking, speed control, synchronization, V-curve and application as AC generators. Students will learn practical operation and safety of these machines. This course also covers a survey of a variety of special motors.
|ELEC72020||Electrical Code for Safety and Power
Description: This course covers the Canadian electric code and safety in working with electrical equipment and systems.
Description: This course covers numerical methods to solve electrical power engineering problems. Topics include: solving linear and nonlinear equations using numerical methods, curve fitting, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and solutions for ordinary and partial differential equations.
|COOP72040||Co-op Work Term I - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
Description: The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. Through this course, students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
|EECE73000||Engineering Project V
Description: The purpose of this project course is to design, analyze, simulate and develop real time systems. Topics include: design, analysis and simulation of complex AC/DC motor drives and also design and implementation of power electronic converters. Students will practice safety aspects of high voltage systems design.
|ELCN73020||Power and Industrial Electronics
Description: This course covers power semiconductor switches and triggering devices, and their applications. Topics include: a variety of diodes, transistors and thyristors as power switching devices and their applications in power electronic circuits; and basics of power converters, inverters and motor drives. Students will learn about practical operations and safety aspects of these devices.
|ELEC73000||Power Systems Analysis
Description: This course introduces power system analysis. Topics include: network representations, load flow studies, symmetrical components and symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults in power systems. This course also introduces power system stability problems. Students will apply engineering principles and use computer aided tools to solve power system problems.
|MATH73050||Probability and Statistics
Description: The study of the mathematics of probability and statistics. Examples are formulated from various Engineering, scientific and other disciplines.
Description: Topics in this course include: the fundamental elements of classical macroscopic thermodynamics and heat transfer; basic concepts; properties of pure substances; laws of thermodynamics; flow and non-flow thermodynamic processes; mixtures of gases; power cycles; refrigeration cycles; thermodynamics of Gas Flow; combustion processes; heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.
Electives: Breadth Elective
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of business organizations, the basics of time value of money, financial and cost accounting, and process and operations management. This background will be coupled with two equally important areas of business which are marketing and management in order to produce a well balanced business foundation learning outcome for engineers.
|EECE73010||Engineering Project VI
Description: This project course is to apply critical thinking to investigate different aspects of power systems. Topics include: investigation of distribution substations, smart grids, centralized as well as distributed renewable generation. Students will investigate technical, social, environmental and economic aspects of power systems, identify limitations & suggest improvements, write report and present their findings.
|ELCN74010||Signals and Systems
Description: This course introduces mathematical modeling of analog and digital linear time- invariant (LTI) systems, and time & transform domain signal processing in these systems. Topics include: representation of time-signal and its spectrum; transfer function and impulse response of LTI systems; application of Fourier, Laplace and Z-transform, and convolution mathematics as well as computer-aided design (CAD) tools for solving signal processing problems; basics of analog and digital filters and their applications; and basics of modulated signals.
|ELEC73010||Power Transmission and Distribution
Description: This course introduces electric power transmission and distribution systems. Topics include: electrical and mechanical characteristics of transmission lines, cables and insulators, cable testing, effect of capacitance on transmission lines, detailed substation arrangements, smart metering techniques and its use for third party (public and private) access to data (green button) and ground resistance measurements. Students will learn practical design of a distribution substation.
|SCIE73010||Selected Topics in Science
Description: This course covers a number of selected topics of natural science that will extend students' knowledge in science. Topics and contents are expected to be revised and updated in every cycle of delivery, if need, in order to cover the most relevant topics and contents. Students will learn theory and practical applications of each topic and be able to perform scientific analysis using the acquired knowledge.
|COOP73040||Co-op Work Term II - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
Description: The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
|COOP74020||Co-op Work Term III - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
Description: The third co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
|ECON74000||Economics for Engineers
Description: Engineering Economics is a requirement of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Marketing and price determination. Project cash flows. Assessment of alternative investments/equipment/projects and determination of output decisions. Depreciation of equipment. Factors affecting decisions: Taxation, Inflation. Assessment and management of uncertainties and risk.
|EECE74050||Engineering Project VII
Description: This course is the first half of a two semester pairing of project courses that will incorporate the research, investigation, design, implementation, testing of power systems project that integrates the technical knowledge and skills learned in previous and the current semesters. Key program learning outcomes such as critical thinking, research, problem solving, the use of appropriate tools, communications, and project management skills are emphasized as a capstone project is selected, researched, documented and designed. The implementation, formal testing of the solution will take place in the follow on course. Students will be encouraged to consider entrepreneurial project ideas, or alternatively, work with an industry partner on authentic industry-driven project.
|ELCN74020||Data Communications and Computer Networks
Description: This course covers data communication and networking technologies & protocols for modern electrical power systems & smart-grid. Students will learn the technologies first and then investigate real-world problems, and design solutions. Topics include: relevant wire, wireless and fiber-optic communication technologies; wide, local and personal area data networks, and internet & internet of things (IoT), network security, big data & cloud computing, and network-analysis using computer-aided tools.
Description: This course covers a variety of renewable energy systems including photovoltaics, wind turbines, hydro systems, and a variety of energy storage systems. Topics include: energy generation and conversion; stability and power quality issues and their solutions for reliable operation; and social and environmental impacts.
|ELEC74010||Switch Gear and Protection for Power Systems
Description: This course covers switchgear and protection in power systems. Topics include: circuit breakers, arc extinction, recovery voltage and other transient phenomena, protective relaying, electromechanical, static and numerical relays and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for power system protection and smart grid applications. Students will investigate, design and develop specifications for power systems protection.
|LAW74600||Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
Description: In this course students will study the role of law in society, the Canadian legal system, law of torts, contract law, protection of intellectual property, forms of business organizations such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, foundations of ethical reasoning, engineering Codes of Ethics, professional engineering Acts, ethical dilemmas encountered in the engineering profession, ethical issues related to the protection of the environment, risks associated with engineering activities, protection of public interests, regulation of the engineering profession in Canada, and disciplinary powers delegated by the governments to engineering associations.
|CNTR74000||Protection and Control for Power Systems
Description: This course covers grounding and bonding; protection systems design, motor, transformer, generator, line and feeder protection, and protection coordination.
|CNTR74010||Control of Power Devices for Power System Stability
Description: This course covers micro- grid and smart grid design, operation, and control including integration of renewable energy systems, electrical transportation and drives and energy storage. Moreover, energy systems efficiency and Volt Var Optimization, Synchro-phasor and phasor measurement units will be taught.
|EECE74060||Engineering Project VIII
Description: This course is the second half of a two semester pairing of project courses that will incorporate the research, investigation, design, and implementation and testing of a large scale power systems project that integrates the technical knowledge and skills learned in previous and the current semesters. The project deliverables will include team based implementation, formal testing of the solution, which exercise key program learning outcomes such as project management, critical thinking, research and communications.
Electives: Breadth Elective
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".
|EECE74140||Power Plant and Economy
Description: This course covers engineering, energy management and economic aspects of standard power plants, renewable energy farms and co-generating stations. Topics include: boiler, condensers, nuclear reactors, variable load problems, load duration curve, different factors affecting power generation and usage, load forecasting, load shearing, power plant economics and understand the demographic, tariff and energy conservation using third party data at an actionable level.
|EECE74150||Electric Vehicles and Controls
Description: This course covers modern hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) technologies and control systems. Topics include: current and state-of-the-art HEV powertrain architectures, transmission systems, motors & generators, power electronics and battery technologies. Control of power flows in hybrid vehicles in different operating conditions is also included. Students will investigate and evaluate practical systems, and write and present technical reports.
|EECE74160||Power Electronic Solutions for Power Systems
Description: This course extends previously acquired knowledge on power electronics to analyze modern power converters, switching power supplies, and electronic controllers for electrical power systems. Students will research on real-world electrical power control and conversion problems and design solutions. Students will also perform case studies on existing power electronic systems.
- Solve engineering problems related to electric power systems by applying advanced principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
- Identify, formulate, analyze and solve complex engineering problems in electric power systems to reach substantiated conclusions.
- Develop specifications based on determined requirements for electric power systems.
- Investigate power system problems using appropriate methods that include research, practical experimentation, simulations, engineering analysis and information synthesis in order to reach valid conclusions.
- Evaluate, verify and validate electric power engineering systems against specifications and requirements.
- Design new solutions in the field of power systems engineering using appropriate engineering design method and process, considering health and safety risks, applicable standards, economic, environmental, cultural and societal aspects, in order to meet stakeholder requirements.
- Create, select, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools for analysis, design, development and evaluation of electric power systems, and effectively apply them to solve power systems engineering problems.
- Work independently and in diverse teams using leadership, interpersonal, group dynamics and conflict resolution skills to provide flexible and adaptable solutions.
- Communicate complex engineering and non-technical concepts using a variety of communication techniques that include oral presentations, technical reports, design documentation and instructions.
Interpret professional, ethical, and legal codes of practice for professional engineers in order to be in compliance with industrial, labor and environmental legislation, and to protect the public and public interest.
- Apply stewardship of society, environment, law, and health & safety effectively to engineering design and process development activities.
- Apply professional ethics, accountability and equity to maintain fairness and demonstrate values and respect diversity across global settings and societal contexts.
- Effectively incorporate economics and business practices including project, resource, risk and change management into the practice of engineering research and development.
- Identify and address professional development needs independently, to maintain technical and professional currency and competence, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
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