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Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04

Course Overview

This course aims to develop a broad understanding about the basic concepts in electrical engineering and power systems with emphasis on renewable power generation techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aliakbar Jamshidi Far

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

It covers first the basic concepts in electrical engineering such as voltage, current, power, single- and 3-phase systems, and electromagnetics. It will be then followed by study of vital equipment such as transformers and generators. The students will also use per-unit analysis to study the impact of renewable generators on the power system. A brief discussion about electrical parts of wind turbines and some case studies will be also provided at the end.




In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

2x online open book exam (50% each)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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