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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6256

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 Elective. Approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. Nmbr 6214 approved as 6256 Eff 9/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2667 2011-11-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2600
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Lingling Fan 8139742031

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6256 Power Systems II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Power Systems Analysis II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0


    EEL 5250, EGN 3375


    Course Description

    A graduate course intended to familiarize students with the dynamics, control and protection of electrical power systems.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    There is a strong demand from both on campus graduate students and remote students employed in this area. Average class size: 20 students.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A Ph.D. degree and research experience in power system dynamics and control are required to teach this course.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objectives of the course is to examine the short-term behavior of the power systems when subject to faults and disturbances, to teach students analytical methods to understand the behavior, to teach students to design and operate interconnected electrical systems, and to introduce appropriate tools for power system dynamic simulation, analysis and control.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students are able to apply symmetrical component theory for computing at power system abnormal conditions.

    2. Students learn Park's transformation theory for synchronous generator dynamic modelling and understand machine's equivalent models at sub-transients, transients and steady-state.

    3. Students learn electromechanical dynamic system behavior and its relation to frequency response in power systems.

    4. Students learn frequency control and voltage control in power systems.

    5. Students are able to use linear system analysis tools to analyze system behavior.

    C. Major Topics

    Generator modeling

    Symmetrical component theory and fault analysis

    Protection systems

    Interconnected power system control

    Power system stability

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    1) P. W. Sauer and M. A. Pai, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Stipes Publishing, 1997.

    2) J. J. Grainger and W. D. Stevenson, Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, Jun. 1994.

    3) K. R. Padiyar, FACTs Controllers in Power Transmission ad Distribution, Anshan Pub (Oct 2009)

    4) N. Hingorani and L. Gyugyi, FACTS: Concepts and Technology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems, Wiley-IEEE press, 1999

    5) K. R. Padiyar, Analysis of subsynchronous resonance in power systems, Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1999.

    6) Matlab/Simulink and PSCAD/EMTDC

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Graded homework assignments 25% of the course grade.

    Three mid-term tests in class 25% each.

    The final grade is determined by the following scale: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70 and so forth.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Five homework sets

    Three exams

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electric power engineering

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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