Electric Energy Technology

This certificate program introduces theories and technologies in electric energy and related applications. Topics include power electronics, power system analysis, electric drives, motor drives, electric aspects of hybrid vehicles, and practical aspects of the design of power electronics devices. (12 credit hours) 

This program is available on campus only.

Required Core Courses

ECE 541Intro to Electrical Energy Sys3

Additional Coursework

Complete 3 courses from the following (9 credits):
ECE/AENG 510Vehicle Electronics I3
ECE 517Adv Pwr Electrncs&Motor Drvs3
ECE 542Intr to Pwr Mgmt & Reliability3
ECE 5462Elec Aspects of Hybrid Vehicle3

AENG 510     Vehicle Electronics I     3 Credit Hours

Semiconductor diodes, junction transistors, FETS, rectifiers and power supplies, small signal amplifiers, biasing considerations, gain-bandwidth limitations, circuits models, automotive applications and case studies. (Not open to students with EE degree.)

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 510     Vehicle Electronics I     3 Credit Hours

This course discusses the principles of electrical engineering and applications of electrical and electronic systems in automobiles, including resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuit analysis, semiconductor diodes, junction transistors, FETS, rectifiers, and power supplies, small signal amplifiers, biasing considerations, gain-bandwidth limitations, circuit models. Some automotive EE applications are used for case study. Three lecture hours per week. (Not open to students with EE degree.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Cannot enroll if Major is Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

ECE 517     Adv Pwr Electrncs&Motor Drvs     3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced course on power electronics and electric drives. Example topics include DC, induction, synchronous and reluctance drives; industrial and residential application of power electronics; practical aspects of design of power electronics devices including heat sink and magnetic components designs. Three lecture hours per week.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

ECE 541     Intro to Electrical Energy Sys     3 Credit Hours

The course will cover the sources of energy including coal, nuclear, solar, wind; their impact on the climate; and their technological characteristics in terms of availability, cost and reliability. Three lecture hours per week.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Major is Industrial & Systems Engin, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

ECE 542     Intr to Pwr Mgmt & Reliability     3 Credit Hours

This course will give students an introduction to power and energy management systems. Students will be exposed to a broad range of topics including optimal power flow, Smart Grid technology, economic dispatch, unit commitment, and the impact of renewable energy on power and management systems. Three lecture hours per week.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 5462     Elec Aspects of Hybrid Vehicle     3 Credit Hours

To introduce fundamental concepts and the electrical aspects of HEV, including the design, control, modeling, battery and other energy storage devices, and electric propulsion systems. It covers vehicle dynamics, energy sources, electric propulsion systems, regenerative braking, parallel and series HEV design, practical design considerations, and specifications of hybrid vehicles. Three lecture hours per week.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally