Official Course Outline - Department of Electrical Engineering

EE 488 – Power Systems Analysis
Credits and Contact Hours: 3 credits; three 50-minutes lectures per week
Course Instructor: Jeffrey Mayer
University Bulletin Description: EE 488: (3) Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission
lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.
Prerequisite: EE 387
Prerequisites by Topics:
1. Ability to calculate power in the sinusoidal steady state for sources, loads, and lines.
2. Ability to analyze three-phase networks under balanced conditions.
3. Ability to apply network theorems to the analysis of circuits.
4. Understanding of basic magnetostatics and electrostatics.
Designation: EE elective course for electrical engineering majors
Course Outcomes:
This course provides an introduction to the modeling and analysis of power systems. Through
lecture and out-of-class assignments, students are provided learning experiences that enable them
1. Analyze three-phase networks under balanced and un-balanced conditions.
2. Model transmission lines.
3. Understand computer-aided network analysis.
4. Understand power flow analysis.
5. Understand fault analysis (symmetrical and unsymmetrical).
6. Understand system protection.
7. Become proficient with programming algorithms for network analysis in MATLAB.
Course Topics:
1. Poly-phase network analysis including symmetrical component analysis.
2. Transmission line modeling.
3. Computer-aided network analysis and solution of systems of equations.
4. Power flow analysis.
5. Fault analysis including symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults.
6. System protection.
Student Outcomes Addressed:
O.4.1. Graduates will have an in-depth technical knowledge in one or more areas of
O.4.2. Graduates will have a practical understanding of the major electrical engineering
concepts and demonstrate application of their theoretical knowledge of the concepts.