Undergraduate Course: Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is an introduction course to the techniques and equipment used in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical power. It gives a basic understanding of how a power system operates and the problems facing electricity utilities. The design and main operating features of different types of motors and generators are also covered.
Introduction to Power Systems
Phasors and RLC Circuits
Active and Reactive Power, Power Factor
Three Phase Systems
Low Voltage Systems
Introduction to Electromagnetics, Transformers
One 3-hour laboratory, wiring and testing a motor control panel.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 3,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% written examination.
Any student who does not attend and perform satisfactorily on
the Power Engineering 2 laboratory is deemed to have failed
the course, as it tests competency regarding important safety
aspects of power engineering.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a basic understanding of the operation of large electrical power systems, and their main constituent components.
- Understand the operating principles of several different types of electrical machine.
- Be able to perform basic calculations on electrical power systems and machines, while appreciating the limitations of such calculations.
- Have an appreciation of safe practice in the design and construction of electrical power circuits.
|Electric Machinery Fundamentals, Stephen|
edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9780071151559
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073