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Energy Systems Innovation Center

Power track courses are taken with the completion of prerequisites. These courses are usually taken with junior standing (see the link to 4 year curriculum here to see how these courses apply to Power Track)

Power Curriculum

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.