The first part of this course covers Electric Power Systems components – generators, transformers, transmission lines, substations, distribution lines and distribution transformers. The second part discusses Power Electronics, which is the technology associated with efficient conversion of electrical energy from one form to the other. AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC converters which are widely used in several applications such as mobile phones, computers and televisions are discussed. The study will also include the basic operation of power semiconductor devices. In addition to the above, various renewable energy technologies will also be covered which is becoming increasingly important as global power needs continue to escalate.
Student Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand, appreciate and explain the various components of power – the most important resource for any business
- Comprehend the operation of various power conversion devices in low power and high power applications
- Appreciate and understand the need for renewable energy technologies and their operations, pros and cons.
- Create an electrical diagram for a residence/industry