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Modern Power System and Circuit Fundamentals ELEX 0101

Electrical and Computer Engineering Course

Course details

​This course is an online introductory course designed for the students from different engineering disciplines who are interested in learning fundamentals of electric circuits and systems. The course also introduces the necessary combination of other engineering aspects used in power systems analysis and design including basic mathematics, introduction to power electronics and VFD, introduction to communication systems and information technology. Power systems topics for this course include: introduction to single and three-phase AC circuits, power transformers, three-phase induction and synchronous machines, transmission and distribution lines, power flow and balanced and unbalanced fault analysis. Introduction to power system transient analysis and protection, control are also presented. Modelling and analysis of power systems are supplemented using engineering software tools. The course is also considered as a bridging course for those who are willing to pursue with the Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies at BCIT.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$1,295.70

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of ELEX 0101 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49528

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Thu Dec 22 (16 weeks)

  • 16 weeks
  • CRN 49528
  • $1295.70
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 22 Tue, Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1295.70

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a Part-time Studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ELEX 0101 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90690

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Tue Apr 25 (17 weeks)

  • 17 weeks
  • CRN 90690
  • $1295.70
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 25 Tue, Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Nurul Islam

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1295.70

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Internet delivery format. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the parameters of an AC circuit, its electrical quantities and relationship among voltage, current, power and impedances
  • Understand the design and function of different components of electrical power circuits and system such as transformer, three-phase induction and synchronous machines
  • Prepare a single line representation of an electrical power circuit/system
  • Understand per unit technique as a tool to perform AC system calculations
  • Understand the fundamental of power electronics and their application in electric machine speed control as a VFD
  • Realize AC power quality and its impact on electrical equipment
  • Understand power transmission and distribution line parameters and their design
  • Perform power flow analysis in a power system during a normal operating condition
  • Learn how to use Symmetrical Component tool to analyze power flow in a power system during an abnormal operating condition
  • Understand transient behaviour of power systems under different conditions such as switching and start-up.
  • Understand the purpose and function of protection and control methods of power system.
  • Familiarize with communication system and information technology and understand their role in modern power system as a smart grid
  • Use engineering software to perform analysis of an electrical power system​

Effective as of Fall 2022

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