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Postgraduate Course: Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11024)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will introduce basic principles and fundamental concepts of electrical engineering, providing a foundation facilitating understanding of electrical aspects of renewable energy engineering and further quantitative analysis of the techniques and equipment used in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical power. General circuit theory, principles of electromagnetics and theory of electrical machines will be used for the analysis of power supply systems with renewable resources and for discussing some of the problems facing electricity utilities.
Course description Lectures: (Dr Jonathan Shek and Dr Quan Li)

Two per week for 10 weeks.
Topics covered will include
Introduction to Power Systems and Overview of Renewable Energy Sources
Phasors, Operators and Analysis of RLC Circuits
Active, Reactive and Apparent Powers, Power Factor, Reactive Power Compensation
Three Phase Systems with Balanced and Unbalanced Loads
Low Voltage Systems, Star and Delta Connection
Introduction to Electromagnetics, Transformers
Induction Machines
Synchronous Machines

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11023) OR Power Systems and Machines (MSc) (PGEE10013)
Other requirements Students should not have First degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 67 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 100%
Assessment is based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.

Section A: 1 question; Section B: 2 questions from 3

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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. An appreciation of the role of key electrical engineering concepts in the design and operation of traditional and renewable power supply systems;
  2. Awareness and understanding of the main problems of grid integration of renewable energies;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of key concepts from general circuit theory, principles of electromagnetics, electrical machines theory and analysis of power supply systems;
  4. Ability to perform calculations that apply these concepts, in order to not just inform the design and operation of renewable energy systems, but also provide a necessary foundation for the understanding of relevant electrical aspects of renewable energy engineering.
Reading List
G. Rizzoni, "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering", McGraw-Hill
S.J. Chapman, "Electric Machinery Fundamentals", McGraw-Hill

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 1 hour(s) per week for 7 week(s).
KeywordsAC circuit analysis,single-phase and three-phase electricity supply systems,synchronous machine,i
Course organiserDr Jonathan Shek
Tel: (0131 6)50 7814
Course secretaryMiss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532
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