Power and Energy Systems
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 56.0
Credit Value: 4.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2019
Prerequisites: ENGI28359
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Electronics Engineering Techni, Electronics Engineering Techno
Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan
Course Leader or Contact: Amjed Majeed
Version: 20190506_01
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn the concepts of power and energy conversion with focus on electrical power. Through lectures, laboratory practices, and quizzes, students explore concepts of energy conversion and storage systems including fundamentals of batteries, selection of batteries, charging and discharging systems. Electromechanical generators including wind generators, solar and thermal generation are the key components. The course also includes power conversion from direct current to alternating current as well as line synchronization. All course topics include discussion of the physical concepts and some practical components.

Program Context

Electronics Engineering Techni Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan
This course is part of a series of courses in the Electronics engineering program and is required for graduation. These courses include Electricity 1 and 2, AC Circuits, Electrical Power Generation and Electric Machines. Opportunities for the graduate for employment and research are expanding and interest in this field is global. Having a prior knowledge of electricity and electronic devices will allow the student to explore certain topics in more depth such as battery charging, power conversion and photovoltaics.

Electronics Engineering Techno Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan
Same as above.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to design and integrate a power conversion system and using measurement techniques, determine the amount of electrical power available and the efficiency of the system.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply the basic methods of power and energy conversion and the related measurement techniques.
  2. Implement an electrical power generation system.
  3. Demonstrate the principles of a power generation using basic generator configurations.
  4. Evaluate the typical power fluctuations of a wind turbine.
  5. Apply the basic principles of a photovoltaic cells to a power and energy system.
  6. Integrate photovoltaic cells into power storage and power conversion systems.
  7. Evaluate the component and overall efficiency of a power and energy system.
  8. Integrate an appropriate battery, battery charger and charge cycle into a typical power storage application.
  9. Apply the principles of energy conversion, transfer and storage to a thermal system.
  10. Design and select the equipment used for power conversion and line synchronization.
  11. Determine the average power delivered in a solar or wind power installation and estimate the related cost.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Midterm Exam25.0%
 Final Exam25.0%
 Quizzes (4 @ 5% each)20.0%
 Lab Assignments (10 @ 3% each)30.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
(The School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology is abbreviated as MEET in this outline.)
    Regardless of the final total mark, students must obtain at least 50% on the exam/theory/test(s) and 50% on the lab/project(s)/assignment(s) component of this course in order to obtain a passing grade.

    Missed evaluations will result in a grade of zero. See the process document and Verification of Injury or Illness Form posted on the Student Success in Engineering Virtual Community page on SLATE.

    Assignments and Lab Reports are due as advised by the instructor. Late submission will attract a 10% deduction per day, to a maximum of 30%. Assignments submitted after 3 days late will be awarded a grade of zero.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Numeracy - Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
  • Information Management - Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  • Information Management Skills - Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving - Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills - Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Communication Skills - Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Personal Skills - Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
  • Personal Skills - Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Interview
    Notes:  PLA consists of Challenge Exam and Portfolio and Interview.
  • Challenge Exam and Portfolio

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: tba
RequiredTextbookRenewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Gilbert M. Masters, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition, ISBN 9781118140628, 2013

Applicable student group(s): Electronics Engineering Technician or Technology Program
Course Details:
Module 1: Work energy and power concepts.
(Learning Outcome 1)
Laboratory Assignment  1 (3%)
Module 2:Magnetic induction and an introduction to generators.
(Learning Outcomes 1-3)
Laboratory Assignment 2
Module 3: Self excited and permanent magnet generators.
(Learning Outcomes 1-3)
Quiz 1 (5%)
Laboratory Assignment 2 (3%)
Module 4: Wind Turbines Introduction.
(Learning Outcomes 2 and 3)
Laboratory Assignment 3
Module 5: Wind Power theory and application.
(Learning Outcome 3)
Quiz 2 (5%)
Laboratory Assignment 3 (3%)
Module 6: Storage systems including batteries and capacitors.
(Learning Outcomes 7 and 8)
Laboratory Assignment 4
Module 7: Battery safety, charging and loading.
(Learning Outcomes 7 and 8)
Laboratory Assignment 4 (3%)
Midterm Exam (Modules 1-7) 25%
Module 8: Solar Energy and the photo-electric effect.
(Learning Outcome 6)
Laboratory Assignment 5 (3%)
Module 9: Solar power conversion and photovoltaic theory.
(Learning Outcomes 6 and 7)
Laboratory Assignment (3%)
Module 10: Solar panels: manufacturing and cost analysis.
(Learning Outcome 7)
Quiz 3 (5%)
Laboratory Assignment 6 (3%)
Module 11: Thermal Solar power and heat exchange
(Learning Outcome 9)
Laboratory Assignment  7 and 8 (each 3%)
Module 12: Dc to ac power conversion and Line synchronization.
(Learning Outcome 10)
Quiz 4 (5%)
Laboratory Assignment 9
Module 13: Integration of wind and solar systems with power grid
(Learning Outcomes 10-11)
Laboratory Assignment 9 (3%)
Module 14: Smart grid technology and cost advantages.
(Learning Outcome 11)
Laboratory Assignment 10 (3%)
Final Exam (Modules 8-14) 25%

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