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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

The 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 Peng Li

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

The course 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.

The syllabus is the following:

1. Review of RLC components 2. Fundamental of DC circuits 3. Single-phase AC circuit analysis 4. 3-phase AC circuit analysis 5. Magnetism 6. Transformers 7. Induction machines 8. Per-unit and fault studies 9. A review on wind turbines (electrical parts)

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

Continuous assessment: online open-book timed assessment (20%)

End of term exam: online open-book timed assessment (80%)

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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