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Short Courses


ECE 764: Vehicular Power Systems

Course Description: Conventional electrical power systems of land, sea, air, and space vehicles are detailed along with the scope for improvement. New electrical loads and advanced distribution system architectures of electric and hybrid electric vehicles are presented. Current trends in the vehicular industry, such as 42V automotive systems and more electric aircraft, are explained. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering. (2-0-2)

Course Purpose: The More Electric Vehicles (MEV) concept is a new advance in power engineering, based on utilizing electric power to drive vehicular subsystems which, historically, have been driven by a combination of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric power transfer systems. Increasing use of electric power is seen as the direction of technological opportunity for vehicle power systems based on rapidly evolving technology advancements in power electronics, fault tolerant electrical power distribution systems, and electric-driven machines. This course addresses the unique characteristics of these unconventional power systems, current status, and future trends in automotive, aerospace, and naval industries. This course would be useful for engineers and managers from different engineering disciplines.  

ECE 752: Industrial Applications of Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Course Description: Practical topologies of different types of power electronic converters are covered including industrial high-voltage and high-current applications, protection, and cooling. Common industrial motor drives are examined with popular control techniques, simplified modeling, and worst-case design. Regulating and stabilizing methods are applied to switching power supplies, power conditioning systems, electronic ballasts, and electronic motors. Prerequisites: Graduate standing with power electronics background. (2-0-2)

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of industrial power electronic converters and motor drives. Practical configurations and their design issues will be addressed that are not found in traditional graduate courses. This course provides a unique combination of power electronic principles and electric machine theory along with industrial experiences and practical limitations. Students will achieve a profound understanding and design skills for proper utilization in the industrial systems. This course would be useful for engineers and graduate students who are seeking a position in the electrical power industry. 

Please NOTE:

Other than these short courses which are offered at Illinois Institute of Technology, per companies requests, we give short courses, seminars, or semester long courses at their sites in the areas of power systems, power electronics, electric machines, and vehicular power systems. For further information, please contact Prof. Emadi at or (312) 567-8940.

2005 Electric Power and Power Electronics Center at Illinois Institute of Technology
3301 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616-3793
Updated on May 26, 2006