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 Electrical Circuits
Introduction to Power Systems
Electrical Safety & Wiring
Phasor Representation of AC Signals
Real & Reactive Power
Three Phase Systems
An introduction on electrical machines and transformers
One 3-hour laboratory, wiring and testing a motor control panel.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, 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.
The School has a 40% Rule for 1st and 2nd year courses, i.e. you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to re-sit it. You are only required to re-sit components which have been failed.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||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 Paul Judge
|Course secretary||Ms Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687