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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

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?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Engineering (EG)

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

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 9 - 19, 10 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 10 - 19

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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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