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Postgraduate Course: Power Engineering Laboratory (MSc) (PGEE11218)

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
SummaryThis course aims to provide to students a hands-on experience of fundamental aspects of power engineering, including electric machines, power electronics, systems and control, through a series of laboratory practicals. The topics covered in this lab include are:

Power Electronics: DC-DC Converters covering a modern switch modern switch power supply that includes protection and control features. Following completion of a series of 3 lab sessions students will submit a group presentation and undergo a group viva examination.
Electrical Machines: 3-phase induction and synchronous machines in motor and generator modes.
The students working in groups are carrying out lab exercises supported by academic and technical staff. Following the completion of each topic they submit a group report.
Course description Lecture:

- Introduction to power engineering laboratory: topics covered and lab induction.

Indicative laboratory practicals:

- Induction and synchronous machines: experimental characterisation, testing, reliability, and efficiency assessment.
- DC-DC converters: switching patterns, ripple, switching frequency, load impact, effect of inductor sizing, interpreting device and control IC datasheets

Pattern/Course Structure:

Week 1 - 18/09/23 Intro-Lecture 1 Hour Slot
Week 2 - 25/09/23
Week 3 - 02/10/23 Power Electronics Week 1 - Introduction Lab
Week 4 - 09/10/23 Power Electronics Week 2
Week 5 - 16/10/23 Power Electronics Week 3
Week 6 - 23/10/23 Power Electronics Catch Up - Power Points Due End of Friday 27/10/23
Week 7 - 30/10/23 Power Electronics - Viva Exams
Week 8 - 06/11/23 Machines Week 1
Week 9 - 13/11/23 Machines Week 2
Week 10 - 20/11/23 Machines Week Catch Up - PowerPoints Due End of Friday 24/11/23
Week 11 - 27/11/23 Machines - Viva Exams
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesGood knowledge of Power Engineering.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 2, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 69 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain practical understanding of electrical power engineering fundamentals;
  2. Develop skills on characterisation and modelling of electrical machines;
  3. Develop understanding of the operational characteristics of 3-phase machines at steady state and under transients;
  4. Gain practical experience of power electronics and measurement techniques for power electronics and machines;
  5. Gain experience of control applications on various aspects of power engineering.
Reading List
S. J. Chapman, 'Electric Machinery Fundamentals', McGraw Hill, ISBN 007108617X.
Mohan, Undeland & Robbins, 'Power Electronics : Converters, Applications, and Design', 3rd Edition, Wiley, ISBN 9780471226932.
H. Saadat, 'Power Systems Analysis', 2nd Edition, McGrawHill, ISBN 0072848693.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Engineering Laboratory,Electric Machines,Power Electronics,Power Systems
Course organiserDr Paul Judge
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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