NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ELECTRIC POWER AND MACHINES
COURSE CODE: KEE4723
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: TBD
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course expose students to the introduction to power and electrical machine engineering. The knowledge gained form here is useful for students to master with power supply equipment.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 7 / YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

6

P

 

6

O

0

 

Guided: 54 hours

Independent Learning: 66 hours

Total: 120 hours

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: To learn electric power systems fundamentals; study electrical machines, control of electrical machines using transistors and thyristor, reactive components, DC machines, AC machines, single phase converters, and inverters and motor selection and efficiency
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

CLO1: Analyze and solve the problems using related essential concepts, principles and theories (C4 – PO1)

CLO2: Display the ability to solve the problems related to electrical machines and power (P4)

CLO3: Demonstrate the ability to communicate and explain the concepts of electrical machines and power (A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

i.Formative

ii.Summative

SYNOPSIS: This course provides principles of electric power systems, characteristics of the main types of electric machine and the principles of their control by transistor and thyristor circuits. The topics covered include: Electromagnetic Induction Transformers (Equivalent circuit, losses, testing, efficiency); DC machines (motors and generators, torque and emf equations, shunt and series connections, torque/speed characteristics, methods of control of torque/speed); AC machines(synchronous motors and generators, single phase induction motors torque/speed characteristics, starting methods, control methods); Stepping motor operation, construction and control; Single phase converters and inverters.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures, Labs
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
·    Tests

·    Lab

·    Assignment

25%

15%

10%

B. FINAL EXAMINATION (50%)
i.          Examination 50% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Agrawal, J P. 2006. Power Electronics Applied. Prentice Hall.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Wildi, T. 2005. Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems. 6th edition. Prentice Hall.
  2. El-Sharkawi, M A. 2004. Electric Energy: An Introduction (Power Electronics and Applications). CRC Press.
  3. Chapman, S, 2003. Electric Machinery Fundamentals. 4th edition. McGraw-Hill.
  4. Eriksn, R W &Maksimovic, D. 2001. Fundamentals of Power Electronics. 2nd edition. Springer