- Power Electronics
This course familiarizes the students with basic power switch technology and associated electronic circuits. In this course power electronic circuits and switching devices such as power transistors, MOSFETs, SCRs, GTOs, IGBTs and UJTs are studied. Their applications in AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC converters as well as switching power supplies are studied. Simulation and lab experiments emphasizing the power electronic circuit analysis, design and control will also be covered. This course will teach students to analyze, model, and predict the performance of basic power converter configuration. It also teaches the students to explain the power electronics topologies and to design proper switching circuits.
- Power System
The objective of the course is to make the student familiar with the transmission and distribution of electrical energy from the places of production to consumer areas and isolated consumers in order to be able to appreciate the relative procedures from the technical, economic and social point of view. The course includes Power System Analysis; Transmission line parameters; Transmission line steady-state operation; Power transformers; Network equations and power flows computation; Symmetrical faults; Symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults.
- Power Plant Engineering
This course includes thermodynamic and power plant cycle analysis; power plant engineering economics; fuel combustion calculations; electrical system design; nuclear power technology, hydro power and emerging energy source technologies.
- Power System Protection
This course will focus on design of transmission and distribution protection schemes. This will include fundamentals on protection, relay design and protection schemes for transmission lines, transformers and bus. Additionally the course will focus on settings of feeder and transformer protection schemes, and selection of current and voltage instrument transformers for those protection schemes. The issues surrounding power quality and how these affect power systems will be also addressed. Impact of electrical overstress on the design and operation of power systems and electronic equipment will be discussed and protection systems will be built to "eliminate" equipment malfunction and damage due to electrical overstress.
- Power System Operation and Control
Students learn the modern numerical methods and technologies associated with power system operations. They acquire the basic skills of how to approach and deal with real-life operating situations; perform assessments and make assumptions, evaluate and compare alternative solutions. This course comprises, introduction to modern power system operation and control; Unit commitment and economic operation principles; Generation scheduling formulation and solution techniques; Optimal power flow solution techniques and applications; Automatic generation control; Energy management systems and control centre operations; Formulation and solution of state estimation problems; Concepts and implementation of dynamic security assessment in power systems.
- Renewable Energy Technology
This program teaches how to generate heat using ground-sources, store power from wind currents and charge electrical devices using photovoltaic cells. Students also learn to grow and develop biofuels, as well as to create technological applications utilizing naturally reoccurring forces such as wind power, sunlight, water currents and geothermal energy.
- Power System Reliability
The course gives an introduction to the main principles and objectives of power system reliability analysis: Basic terms and definitions, applications, overview of methodologies for contingency analysis and reliability analysis, reliability models, input data (from fault statistics), reliability indicators and main results such as interruptions. The following topics are covered: Contingency analysis and reliability analysis of transmission and distribution systems, analysis of time dependencies and interruption costs, protection system reliability and impact on reliability of supply, markov model.