BS in Electrical Engineering 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 132 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Requirement 34
Core Engineering Requirements 30
EE Program Requirements 65
(56 compulsory and
9 technical electives)
Free Elective 3
Total 132

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) credit hours, as follows:

Orientation Courses (14 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101
or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

Knowledge Domains (20 Credit Hours)

The knowledge domains are divided into the following three categories: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits required)

MEST 100 Public Speaking 3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits required)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3*
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3**
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3

* UAES 200 is mandatory
** ECON 103 is recommended

Natural Sciences (8 credits required)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4*
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

The 5th writing intensive course for the BS in Electrical Engineering is ELEN 351 Electric Machines Laboratory.

School of Engineering Requirements (30 credit hours)

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
ENGR 390 Internship 3

EE Program Requirements (65 credit hours)

Core Courses (56 credit hours)

ELEN 102 AutoCad 1
ECEN 220 Signal and Systems I  3
ECEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 1
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
ECEN 282 Electric Circuit Analysis II  3
ECEN 283 Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab  1
PHYS 222 University Physics III 3
PHYS 223 University Physics III Lab 1
CIEN 211 Statics 3
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
MENG 221 Dynamics 3
ECEN 305 Electromagnetic Theory 3
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
ECEN 333 Linear Electronics I  3
ECEN 334 Linear Electronics Lab I  1
ELEN 350 Electric Machines 3
ELEN 351 Electric Machines Lab 1
ELEN 412 Power Systems 3
ECEN 437 Power Electronics 3
ELEN 451 Control Theory  3
ELEN 492 Senior Design Project I  2
ELEN 493 Senior Design Project II 4

Technical Electives (9 credit hours)

ELEN 420 Power Systems Operation and Protection 3
ELEN 421 Power System Protection  3
ELEN 422 High Voltage Engineering  3
ELEN 423 Electrical Energy Systems and Fault Analysis  3
ELEN 424 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution  3
ELEN 425 Smart Power Grid Systems Theory and Implementation  3
ELEN 426 Renewable Energy Systems 3
ELEN 427 Advanced Power Systems 3
ELEN 499 Special Topics in ELEN  3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3

Free Electives (3 credit hours)

Free Electives are (3) Credit Hours selected from courses offered by the university schools with the consent of the department.

Total   132 Credits 

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ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

COMM 101 - Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

The course presents the principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. It emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

POLI 100 - Contemporary Global Issues

The course addresses contemporary issues impacting international and global affairs, and the major political, social, economic and environmental forces confronting global communities. Some of the themes are democracy and human rights, nationalism and conditions of conflict and stability, economic globalization, resource distribution and depletion, responsibilities of international and transnational organizations, technological development and environmental concerns, cultural diversity and identity, and the possibility of global stability and future world order.

POLI 101 - Politics of Scarcity 

The problems of scarcity and security are as much political as they are economic or technological. This course identifies the political aspects of global economic exchange and distribution, flows of labor and capital, and international cooperation, global security and conflict.

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an overview of major areas in the field of psychology. The following topics will be covered in this course: history of psychology; research methods used in psychology; organization of human brain and biological basis of behavior; sensation; perception; basic principles of learning; cognition; language; intelligence; emotion; motivation; developmental psychology; personality theories and assessment, stress and its effect on health; abnormal behavior and therapies; and, social psychology.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and threedimensional analytic geometry.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

ECEN 491 - Engineering Seminar

Pre-requisite(s): 90 credits

Engineering ethics, professionalism, the role of engineers in society, current topics, and employment opportunities

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

ELEN 102 - AutoCad

Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD) Software, Drawing limits, grid setting and drawing aids, coordinate system, drawing tools ( point, line , ray, multi-line, poly-line, polygons, rectangle, arc, circle, ellipse), Modify tools ( copy, erase, offset, move, rotate, lengthen, terminate, fillet, chamfer, array), Layers, Zoom, dimensions, text, hatch, isometric drawing.

ECEN 220 - Signal and Systems I 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113
Co-requisites(s): ECEN 221

Introduction to methods of representing continuous-time signals and systems, and interaction between signals and systems. Analysis of signals and systems through differential equations and transform methods; Laplace and Fourier transforms; frequency response of systems; stability in time and frequency domains. Presents application examples from communications, circuits, control, and signal processing.

ECEN 221 - Signal and Systems I Lab

Co-requisite: ECEN 220

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 220. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with programming in MATLAB. Topics include representation of different signals, system linearity and time invariance, analysis of a first - order system, implementing matched filter for Barker codes, response of second - order systems and damping ratio, synthesis periodic signals.

ECEN 280 - Electric Circuit Analysis I 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 101 or PHYS 220
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 281

Circuit analysis using superposition, equivalent circuits, and transient and steady state analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits; applications of Lap lace transform in circuit analysis; sinusoidal excitations and phasors; resonance; filters; AC steady - state analysis; coupled coils; and three-phase circuits. Labs demonstrate and investigate circuit analysis concepts.

ECEN 281 - Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab

Co-requisite(s): ECEN 280

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 280. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under DC excitation and transient response. They will use different measurement instruments and build DC electric circuits.

ECEN 282 - Electric Circuit Analysis II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 283

A continuation of Electric Circuits I. Additional topics includes AC sinusoidal analysis; power calculations; balanced three phase circuits, Laplace Transform, Circuit analysis using Laplace Transform; passive and active filter analysis and design; Bode diagram, Ideal Transformers and Two port circuits.

ECEN 283 - Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 281
Co-requisite: ECEN 282

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 282. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under steady state AC excitation. They will use different measurement instruments and build AC electric circuits.

PHYS 222 - (SCPH 222) University Physics III

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisite: PHYS 223

This course covers important theoretical bases and experiments that support the development of modern physics with applications in various technological and scientific fields. Topics include physical optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics and nuclear physics. The course’s focus is on applications that have led to key discoveries.

PHYS 223 - (SCPH 223) University Physics III Lab

Prerequisites: PHYS 221;
Co-requisite: PHYS 222.

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 222. It includes experiments on optics, thermodynamics and atomic physics. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique (including both the execution and the documentation of an experiment); data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors, as well as computer-aided analysis of experimental data); and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

CIEN - 211 Statics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, cables, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, and moment of inertia.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

Thermodynamics concepts and definitions, states, properties, systems, control volume, processes, cycles, units, tables of properties, work and heat, first law, internal energy and enthalpy, conservation of mass, steady–state and uniform state processes, second law, heat engines and refrigerators, reversible processes, entropy, clausius inequality, principle of the increase of entropy, efficiencies, irreversibility and availability.

MENG 221 - Dynamics

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Position. Velocity. Acceleration. Potential and Kinetic Energy. Work. Linear Impulse. General Plane Motion. Projectile Motion. Angular Impulse. Mass Moment of Inertia. Parallel-Axis Theorem. Radius of Gyration. Power. Impacts. Angular Velocity. Relative Motion. Linear Momentum, Angular Acceleration. Center of Percussion. Newton’s Laws. Angular Momentum. Instantaneous Center. Rotating Frame.

ECEN 305 - Electromagnetic Theory

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220 and MATH 214

Static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields, dielectrics, magnetization, Maxwell’s Equations, and introduction to transmission lines. Course uses vector calculus and algebra of complex numbers.

ECEN 331 - Digital System Design

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisites: ECEN 332

Principles of digital logic and digital system design and implementation in VHDL. Topics include number systems; Boolean algebra; analysis, design, and minimization of combinational logic circuits; analysis and design of synchronous and asynchronous finite state machines; and introduction to VHDL and behavioral modeling of combinational and sequential circuits.

ECEN 332 - Digital Systems Design Lab 

Pre-requisite(s):
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 331

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 331. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with basic logic components, combinational and sequential logic circuits and the use of VHDL.

ECEN 333 - Linear Electronics I 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280

Principles of operation and application of electron devices and linear circuits. Topics include semiconductor properties, diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, biasing, amplifiers, frequency response, operational amplifiers and analog design.

ECEN 334 - Linear Electronics Lab I 

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 221
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 333. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with basic Electronic components and circuits. Topics covered include: Semiconductor diodes, rectification, Zener diodes, BJT and FET transistors and Amplifiers.

ELEN 350 - Electric Machines

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 282
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 351

The general theory of electro-mechanical motion devices relating to electric variables and electromagnetic forces. Basic concepts and operational behavior of DC motors, induction and brushless DC Motors, and stepper motors used in control applications.

ELEN 351 - Electric Machines Lab

Co-requisite: ELEN 350

Laboratory course to accompany ELEN 350. In this course, students will acquire hands-on experience with the characteristics of dc motors and dc generators (separate, series, shunt and compound). They will learn to find the parameters of transformers and evaluate their performance characteristics. The starting, speed control and performance of 3-phase induction motors are also studied.

ELEN 412 - Power Systems

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350

Electric Power Systems, Elements of a Power Systems; The analysis of power systems starting with the calculation of line resistance, line inductance, and line capacitance of power transmission lines; Analysis of power systems in terms of current, voltage, and active/reactive power; Per–Unit Quantities; Load Flow Study; Economic Dispatch; Symmetrical Components; Fault Study; System Protection; System transient and Stability issues.

ECEN 437 - Power Electronics

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Applications of power diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers, static converters, AC voltage controllers, DC power supplies, Choppers, Inverters in power systems.

ELEN 451 - Control Theory 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280, ECEN 220

Introduction to feedback control systems; Block diagram and signal flow Graph representation; Mathematical modeling of physical systems; Stability of linear control systems; Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis tools and performance assessment; Lead and lag compensator design; Multi input multi output systems; Routh, Nyquist; Bode and root locus diagrams; Introduction to state variable techniques; state transmission matrix and state variable feedback.

ELEN 492 - Senior Design Project I 

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Conception of senior design project and determination of feasibility of proposed project. Work includes developing preliminary design and implementation plan.

ELEN 493 - Senior Design Project II

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 492

Implementation of project for which preliminary work was done in EE 492. Project includes designing and constructing hardware, writing required software, conducting experiments or studies, and testing complete system. Requires oral and written reports during project and at completion. Completing this course with a C or better satisfies university’s general education synthesis requirement

ELEN 420 - Power Systems Operation and Protection

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

Introducing and thoroughly explaining the elements of the supply chain and how they function in the National Electricity Market; demand-side management options including smart meters; load forecasting and optimal load scheduling for secure energy supply and use; including communication media, architectures, automation, standards, protocols and security. Operation and control of power systems, Economic operation of power system, Power system planning and power markets.

ELEN 421 - Power System Protection 

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

Power systems protection schemes for transmission and distribution networks, connection and standards of current and voltage instrument transformers for protection and metering applications, Protective relays, Protection of generators; Differential protection - Problems with differential protection - Biased differential protection - Biased differential protection of generator - Over current and earth fault protection, P; Buchholz relay - Biased differential protection of transformers - Harmonic restraint – Harmonic blocking - Other transformer protections, Protection of transformers, Protection of transmission lines.

ELEN 422 - High Voltage Engineering 

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

The components of power system and their characteristics. Fundamental electric field calculations (Laplacian fields) in insulation systems of simple geometries, introduction to gas discharge physics, Townsends theory of electric breakdown in air and Paschens law and its implications on gas insulation strength. Experimental techniques applied in high voltage engineering.

ELEN 423 - Electrical Energy Systems and Fault Analysis 

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

Energy and power; forms of energy; energy conversion from energy sources including wind , solar, tidal, bio-fuel, wave, hydro, nuclear and fossil fuel. Structure of a modern power system: operating charts, voltage control, and matrix representation of transmission lines. Two port network representation of transmission lines, per unit system, fault analysis: symmetrical components, transformers: construction, operation, connections, and relevant calculations. Load flow analysis: network matrix representation, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson solution techniques. AC/DC conversion: converter types, dc transmission, advantages compared to AC transmission. Over-voltages: switching and fault over-voltages, Bewley Lattice diagrams, switchgear principles, current chopping, insulation coordination. Modal component theory: wave propagation.

ELEN 424 - Electric Power Transmission and Distribution 

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

This course provides students with an understanding of electrical power transmission and distribution. The course covers components of industrial utility power systems, voltage levels, types of transmission systems and their components, High Voltage Transmission (HVT) line electric design; conductors, corona, , insulators, clearances, DC characteristic, feeders voltage drop, capacitors; different electrical distribution systems.

ELEN 425 - Smart Power Grid Systems Theory and Implementation 

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

This course explores a set of emerging concepts, technologies, applications and business models, and the related trade-off decisions involved in transforming the traditional centralized power grid into a climate and renewable energy-friendly “Smart Grid.” A cross-disciplinary approach intended to deepen individual areas of expertise in the context of multidisciplinary teamwork. Basic Smart Grid literacy, applications of this knowledge base to specific “real world” case studies.

ELEN 426 - Renewable Energy Systems

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. In the interest of time some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of efficiency of WEC point absorber. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments.

ELEN 427 - Advanced Power Systems

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 350
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 412

Review of power distribution concepts, power flow analysis. Economic dispatch, overview of power system operation. Network Representation, Power flow analysis, Case studies, Economic dispatch and optimal power distribution, Transient stability, Small-perturbation stability, Load-frequency stability, advanced topics as time permits

ELEN 499 - Special Topics in ELEN 

Pre-requisite(s): Instructor’s permission;

Advanced and emerging topics in Electrical Power Engineering. Topics are announced through the Schedule of Classes. A course will be developed for each topic.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.