Courses Offered

 

Graduate level

*All Graduate level courses are offered online

Course # Course Title Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
 ECE 6305 Power Electronics Converters and Control
 ECE 6377 Power System Analysis
 ECE 6319 Transformers and Electric Machines
 ECE 6343 Renewable Energy and Distributed Power Generation
 ECE 6379 Power System Operations and Modeling
 ECE 6317 Adjustable speed Motor Drive systems
 ECE 6327 Smart Grid Systems
 ECE 6329 Protection and Monitoring of Power System Infrastructure
ECE 6318  Power Converters- Modeling and Applications

Undergraduate level

Course # Course Title Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
 ECE 4363 / ECE 4113 Electromechanical Energy Conversion
 ECE 5388
Renewable Energy Technology
 ECE 5377 /
ECE 5127
Power System Analysis
 ECE 5380 /
ECE 5180
Power Electronics & Electric Drives

 

Suggested courses for MSEE with Power & Energy Specialization

Group 1: Power & Energy Courses: Core- 9 credits; Elective-9 credits
Group 2: Breadth courses (12 credits)

If you join in Fall

If you join in Spring

First semester

FALL

9 credits total

ECE 6305
ECE 6377
ECE 6319
Any group 2 course

SPRING

Any three courses from group 2
(9 credits)

 

Second semester

SPRING

9 credits total

ECE 6317
ECE 6318
ECE 6327
ECE 6329
Any group 2 course

FALL

9 credits total

ECE 6305
ECE 6377
ECE 6319
Any group 2 course

Third semester

FALL

9 credits total

ECE 6343
ECE 6379
Any group 2 course

SPRING

9 credits total

ECE 6317
ECE 6318
ECE 6327
ECE 6329
Any group 2 course

Fourth semester

SPRING

Required credits

Any group 2 course

FALL

Required credits

ECE 6343
ECE 6379
Any group 2 course

Suggested Breadth Courses (Group 2):

  • ECE 6325 – State-Space Control Systems
  • ECE 6335 – Digital Control Systems
  • ECE 6342 – Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 6382 – Engineering Analysis
  • ECE 6337 – Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • ECE 6306 – Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • ECE 6328 – Analog Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 6397 – Introduction to Cyber-security

 

  • ECE 6307 – Nanomaterials and Solar Energy
  • ECE 6308 – Advanced Batteries: Principles, Materials, and Devices
  • ECE 6370 – Advanced Digital Design
  • ECE 6340 – Intermediate Electromagnetics
  • ECE 6312 – Fundamental of Ferromagnetic Materials & Devices
  • ECE 7334 – Advanced Digital Control Systems
  • ECE 7397 – Physics and Applications of Semiconductors

 

Power and Energy Systems Courses

  • ECE 6305 – Power Electronics Converters and Control

Power Electronics and applications; Review of power devices including wide band gap devices. Harmonics and power factor in non-sinusoidal systems. AC-DC Phase Controlled Thyristor Converters. DC-DC converters: Buck, Boost, and Buck-Boost converters. Flyback, Cuk, and Full bridge converters. DC-AC Inverters: Square wave, Sinusoidal, Space Vector PWM, and current regulated inverters. Active Rectifiers.

Prerequisites: ECE5380 or consent of the Instructor

 

  • ECE 6319 – Dynamics of Electric Machines

Introduction to torque production in DC and AC motors. Operation, analysis, and dynamics of induction, synchronous, reluctance, and permanent magnet motors; Introduction to finite element analysis of electric machinery. Electromagnetic, structural, and thermal fields in electric machines; National Electric Code (NEC) applied in the industrial environment; standards for motors.  Transformers for power supplies and power distribution: Basics and operation, Equivalent circuits.

Prerequisites: ECE4363 or consents of the instructor

 

  • ECE 6317        Adjustable speed Motor Drive systems

Control equipment for motors and generators; motor starting. Steady state and dynamic performance of electric machines – induction, synchronous, reluctance, and PM machines. Two axis models of AC machines and AC drives. Control characteristics of electric machines and control methodologies. Direct torque and flux control and current regulated controllers. Field orientation control techniques – stator flux, rotor flux, and air gap flux orientation.

Prerequisites: ECE6305 or consent of the Instructor

  

  • ECE 5377/ECE 6377 – Power System Analysis

Power System Fundamentals. Transmission Line Parameters and Steady-State Operation.  The Impedance Model (Zbus), Admittance Model (Ybus) and Network Calculations.  Power Flow Analysis, Economic and Reliable Operation of Power Systems, Symmetrical Fault Analysis, Transient Stability, Power Distribution Systems.

Prerequisites: ECE4363 or consent of instructor

 

  • ECE 6379 – Power System Operations and Modeling

Structure and overview of the electric power systems, transmission network, distribution network, AC and DC power flow, contingency analysis, optimal power flow, sensitivity factors, unit commitment, reliability analysis, stability, optimization problem formulation, constraints, and solution techniques, introduction to deregulated power energy markets, locational marginal price.

Prerequisites: ECE5377/6326 or consent of instructor

 

  • ECE 6343 – Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation

Fundamentals of Energy. Sustainability and renewable energy. Interconnection of energy and environment. Grid synchronization. Renewable energy sources and availability. Basics of hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, and fuel cell systems. Power Converters and drives for energy conversion. Converters and controllers for integration of renewable energy sources. Solar and wind energy technologies and system design. Hybrid power generation systems. Grid energy storage systems. Introduction to Microgrids and energy management. Microgrids and Energy Management. Control of Microgrids

Prerequisites: ECE 5380/ECE6305 or consent of the instructor

 

  • ECE 6327 – Smart Grid Systems

Basic of Smart Grid, Definition and Applications. Self-healing, Smart metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Corrective transmission switching, state estimation, PMU, wide area monitoring systems (WAMS), Cyber Security Challenges and power system cyber-attack, microgrid sizing and energy management, demand response, energy storage, integration of electric vehicle into the grid.

Prerequisites: ECE5377/6326 or ECE 6379 or consent of instructor

 

  • ECE 6329 – Protection and Monitoring of Power System Infrastructure

Protection measurement and control basics. Characteristics of relays, circuit breakers, fuses, reclosers. Substation composition and configuration; switching apparatus fundamentals. Fault detection and calculation; protection schemes. Transmission line faults and protections; impedance and equivalence calculations. Protection of buses, transformers, motors, generators. HVDC and SSR protection, FACTS. Wide-area protection via Phasor Measurement Units.

 Prerequisites: ECE5377/ECE6326 or consent of instructor

 

  • ECE 6318 – Advanced Power Converters and Applications

Pulse width modulation of converters and inverters. Soft switching converters. High frequency resonant converters. Power factor correction rectifiers and distributed power systems. Active rectifiers. Multi-level converters. Matrix converters. Multiple input converters.  Applications for transportation, electrification of oil and gas, and wireless power transfer

Prerequisites: ECE 6305 or consent of instructor