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Curriculum

Power Engineering Courses (EE)

NumberNameCreditsPrerequisitesDescription
361 Electrical Power Systems3E E 321 with a C or better; E E 331 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.Power system hardware; transformers, and electromechanical machinery; introduction to power system operation.
362 [M] Power System Laboratory I3
(1-6)
E E 262 with a C or better; E E 352 with a C or better; concurrent enrollment in E E 361; concurrent enrollment in E E 341; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.Experiments in simulation, modeling, transformers, rotating machines, and transmission lines.
439 Critical Infrastructure Security: The Emerging Smart Grid 3Senior standing.Smart electric grid, communication networks, distributed computing, fault tolerant computing, cyber security, analyzing interdependencies between the smart grid components, smart grid standards and protocols. (Crosslisted course offered as E E 439, CPT S 439).
483Electric Energy Distribution SystemsV 1-3 May be repeated for credit; Cumulative maximum 6 hoursFundamentals of distribution systems engineering; distribution system modeling and analysis; distribution load flow and analysis; voltage regulation; recent advances in distribution automation
486Power Electronics 3E E 311 with a C or better; E E 321 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.Analysis and modeling of power-electronics based converters, steady state operation, converter topologies, nonideal effects; power supplies; applications. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
489Introduction to Control Systems 3E E 341 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. State variable models, system response, stability analysis, root locus analysis and design; frequency-response and state-space analysis and design.
491Performance of Power Systems 3E E 361 with a C or better; E E 362 with a C or better; STAT 360 with a C or better or STAT 443 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Static and dynamic behavior of power systems, powerflow, and economic considerations.
492 Renewable Energy Sources 3
(2-3)
E E 361 with a C or better; E E 362 with a C or better; STAT 360 with a C or better or STAT 443 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Renewable energy resources, wind energy, fuel cells, solar cells and modules, stand-alone and grid-connected PV system design.
493Protection of Power Systems I 3E E 361 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Analysis and equipment fundamentals of power system protection; symmetrical components, fault calculations; fuses; and relays including burden calculations.
494Protective Relay Labs 3
(1-6)
E E 361 with a C or better; E E 493 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Experiments and measurements of protective relay equipment under test, simulated fault and fault conditions.
495Internship in Electrical Industry V 2-4
May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours.
Electrical Engineering major; by permission only. Students work full time on engineering assignments in approved industries. S, F grading.
511Protection of Power Systems II 3Protection of electrical equipment as related to electric power systems with emphasis on digital algorithms. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
521Analysis of Power Systems 3E E 491Concepts and practices of modern power engineering, including steady-state and dynamic analysis, economics and control design.
522High Voltage Engineering 3High voltage engineering concepts and techniques that facilitate design, research, and development of modern electric power apparatus and interconnected components.
523Power Systems Stability and Control 3Dynamic analysis of interconnected electric power system; modeling of synchronous generators, loads and transmission network; small-signal stability and transient stability analysis; dynamic stability controls.
525Power System Applications of Power Electronics 3E E 521Power electronic converters in modern power systems, FACTS devices, HVDC, compensation; microgrids and integration renewable energy resources; modeling and control.
526 High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines 3Graduate standing in Electrical Engineering. Electrical analysis, performance, and design of high voltage transmission lines; power capacity, electromagnetic environment, electromagnetic compatibility, measurements, grounding.
536Power Systems Economics and Electricity Markets 3Economic dispatch and optimal power flow; electricity market; short-term load forecasting; electricity price forecasting; price-based unit commitment; arbitrage in electricity markets; market power analysis.
581Advanced Topics in Power Systems V 2-3
May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.
E E 521Power system operations including AGC, economic dispatch and security; power system dynamics; intelligent systems applications. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
582Power Systems Design V 1-3
May be repeated for credit; Cooperative; Open to UI degree-seeking students
Substation design, substation grounding system design and neutral grounding; short circuit calculation based on IEC and ANSI/IEEE standards; ARC flash hazard calculations; substation automation; insulation coordination and transient analysis; renewable energy grid integration.
582Reliability Assessment of Complex SystemsV 1-3
May be repeated for credit; Cooperative; Open to UI degree-seeking students
Analytical methods for reliability calculation; simulation-based methods; power system reliability; generation capacity planning; distribution system reliability; reliability vs. resilience
582.01Power Quality Analysis V 1-3
May be repeated for credit; Cooperative; Open to UI degree-seeking students
Power quality - definitions, standards, classifications, voltage sag and swell phenomenon, capacitor switching transients, power system harmonics, distributed energy resources integration