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ELEN312 - Energy Conversion Processes and Systems


This course presents concepts related to energy conversion and transport and provides the foundation for understanding power generation and distribution. Energy conversion in electrical, electromagnetic, electromechanical and electrochemical systems will be discussed. Different forms of power generation, both AC and DC, will be covered along with single-phase and three-phase power, transmission lines, and transformers. The course will also cover AC and DC motors, motor control, power measurement, switches and rectifiers. An introduction to power electronics will be also be presented, demonstrating the circuits used to interface both traditional and emerging alternative energy sources to the existing distribution system and homes. The course will center on a practical understanding of individual components and applying this knowledge to discussions of large and small scale energy systems, Students will gain the fundamental skill set to understand our electrical grid and power generation. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisites: ELEN305 and ELEN325)





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals, 1st Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom.
ISBN: 9780072291353
Publication Info: VS-McGraw-Hill
Author: Chapman
Unit Cost: $274.77
Electronic ISBN: 9781259574207
Electronic Unit Cost: $35.00