Bachelor of Engineering - Power Systems Engineering

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Courses - August 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Drawing
DRWG71040

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Project I
EECE71000

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Basic Electrical and Magnetic Circuits
ELEC71180

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Foundation Module (PSE)
FND71090

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.

  • Hours: 40
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Math I
MATH71620

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics I
PHYS71105

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Natural Sciences
SCIE71000

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Group Dynamics
SOC71500

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Engineering Project II
EECE71010

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE71000
  • CoRequisites:

Electronic Foundations
ELCN71100

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC71170 OR ELEC71180 AND PHYS71105
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AC Circuits
ELEC71190

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC71180
  • CoRequisites:

Scientific and Technical Communications
ENGL71200

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Math II
MATH71630

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71620
  • CoRequisites:

Physics II
PHYS71165

Description:

This course introduces fundamental principles of mechanics.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 3

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR71050

Description:

This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Co-op Advisor. 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 these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Chemistry
CHEM72005

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Project III
EECE72010

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE71010
  • CoRequisites:

DC Motors and Transformers
ELEC72000

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC71190
  • CoRequisites:

Project Management, Methods and Tools
MGMT72120

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming Principles
PROG71985

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Science, Technology and Society
SOC71045

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 4

Course Details

Sensors Actuators and Instrumentation
CNTR72000

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC71190
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Systems
EECE71425

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Project IV
EECE72020

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE72010
  • CoRequisites:

AC Motors and Generators
ELEC72010

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC72000
  • CoRequisites:

Electrical Code for Safety and Power
ELEC72020

Description:

This course covers the Canadian electric code and safety in working with electrical equipment and systems.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Math III
MATH72005

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71630
  • CoRequisites:

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
COOP72040

Description:

The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. 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).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Engineering Project V
EECE73000

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE72020
  • CoRequisites:

Power and Industrial Electronics
ELCN73020

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71100 AND ELEC72010
  • CoRequisites:

Power Systems Analysis
ELEC73000

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC71190
  • CoRequisites:

Probability and Statistics
MATH73050

Description:

The study of the mathematics of probability and statistics. Examples are formulated from various Engineering, scientific and other disciplines.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH72000 OR MATH72005 OR MATH72300
  • CoRequisites:

Thermodynamics
MECH73115

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72000 OR CHEM72005 AND MATH71570 OR MATH72000 OR MATH72005 OR MATH72300
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 7

Course Details

Business Foundations
BUS72060

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Project VI
EECE73010

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE73000
  • CoRequisites:

Signals and Control Systems
ELCN74010

Description:

This course covers the modeling and analysis of continuous-time signals and systems, and design of closed-loop controllers. Topics include: the Laplace and Fourier transform and related theorems, transfer functions, stability, transient, steady-state analysis, root locus and frequency response techniques.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Power Transmission and Distribution
ELEC73010

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE73000
  • CoRequisites:

Selected Topics in Science
SCIE73010

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 8

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
COOP73040

Description:

The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. 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).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Co-op Work Term III - (B.Eng Power Systems Engineering)
COOP74020

Description:

The third co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a power systems engineering environment. 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).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 10

Course Details

Economics for Engineers
ECON74000

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Project VII
EECE74050

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE73010
  • CoRequisites:

Data Communications and Computer Networks
ELCN74020

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN74010
  • CoRequisites:

Renewable Energy
ELEC74000

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Switch Gear and Protection for Power Systems
ELEC74010

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC73000 AND ELEC73010
  • CoRequisites:

Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
LAW74600

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 11

Course Details

Protection and Control for Power Systems
CNTR74000

Description:

This course covers grounding and bonding; protection systems design, motor, transformer, generator, line and feeder protection, and protection coordination. Also substation control and communication protocols such as SCADA, IEC61850, Modbus, and DNP3 will be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC74010
  • CoRequisites:

Control of Power Devices for Power System Stability
CNTR74010

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC73000
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Project VIII
EECE74060

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.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE74050
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
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".

Power Plant and Economy
EECE74140

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electric Vehicles and Controls
EECE74150

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Power Electronic Solutions for Power Systems
EECE74160

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
ENGG74100

Description:

The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Solve engineering problems related to electric power systems by applying advanced principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
  2. Identify, formulate, analyze and solve complex engineering problems in electric power systems to reach substantiated conclusions.
  3. Develop specifications based on determined requirements for electric power systems.
  4. Investigate power system problems using appropriate methods that include research, practical experimentation, simulations, engineering analysis and information synthesis in order to reach valid conclusions.
  5. Evaluate, verify and validate electric power engineering systems against specifications and requirements.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Work independently and in diverse teams using leadership, interpersonal, group dynamics and conflict resolution skills to provide flexible and adaptable solutions.
  9. 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.
  10. Apply stewardship of society, environment, law, and health & safety effectively to engineering design and process development activities.
  11. Apply professional ethics, accountability and equity to maintain fairness and demonstrate values and respect diversity across global settings and societal contexts.
  12. Effectively incorporate economics and business practices including project, resource, risk and change management into the practice of engineering research and development.
  13. Identify and address professional development needs independently, to maintain technical and professional currency and competence, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.