Postgraduate Course: Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11024)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
Lecturers: (Dr Jonathan Shek and Dr Wei Sun)
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
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Assessment is based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
Section A: 1 question; Section B: 2 questions
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have knowledge and understanding of fundamental electrical engineering concepts in the design and operation of traditional and renewable power supply systems;
- Use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies, and solve complex problems using engineering analysis methods;
- Know and understand key concepts of general circuit theory, electromagnetics, electrical machines and components, analysis of power supply systems, and design processes relating to these concepts;
- Have an awareness and understanding of the main problems of grid integration of renewable energy;
- Perform calculations that apply these concepts and methods and be able to work with and quantify the effect of incomplete or uncertain information in order to inform the design and operation of renewable energy systems. This provides a necessary foundation for the understanding of relevant electrical aspects of renewable energy engineering, which allows application and adaptation to new situations.
|G. Rizzoni, "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering", McGraw-Hill|
S.J. Chapman, "Electric Machinery Fundamentals", McGraw-Hill
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 7 week(s).
|Keywords||AC circuit analysis,single-phase and three-phase electricity supply systems,synchronous machine,i
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Shek
Tel: (0131 6)50 7814
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079