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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6293
Tracking Number - 5061

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-06-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): need a permanent number assigned
Comments: Elective; Electrical Eng. To Chair; Need reformat Obj/LO. Back to Queue for rev. Emailed 2/10/15. updd 8/28/15. GC appd 8/28/15. To sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Corrected Pre-req # 1/26/16 rseubmit to SCNS 1/26/16. Nmbr 6268 apprd as 6293 eff 6/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-09-15
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210600
  5. Contact Person: Jessica Procko
  6. Phone: 8139746318
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEL
  9. Number: 6293
  10. Full Title: Power Quality
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Power Quality
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EEL 6263 (Request number Indust. Power Dist. 2); EEL 6256 (Power Sys II)
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Course in basic power quality concepts including interruptions, voltage sags and swells, transient overvoltages, and harmonics. Emphasis is placed on identifying and designing means of mitigation for commonly-encountered power quality problems.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. 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? Part of the power systems track course option for the EE students; also going to be included in a new proposed certificate
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Practical workplace experience (5 years minimum) in the field of power quality. Professional licensure preferred.
  29. Objectives: This course has the following objectives:

    To learn the basic terminology and definitions related to power quality

    To learn to quantify power quality characteristics through standardized reliability indices

    To learn the basic concepts of insulation coordination

    To learn the significance of harmonics and how to analyze waveforms containing harmonics

    To learn to diagnose a variety of power quality problems and design means of mitigation

  30. Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    - apply knowledge of basic math, science and engineering

    - design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs

    - identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

    -understand professional and ethical responsibility

    - communicate effectively

    -recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning

    - use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

    -demonstrate Knowledge of basic and engineering science necessary to analyze and design complex electrical/electronic hardware/software devices and systems

  31. Major Topics: Terminology, voltage sags/swells, interruptions, transient overvoltages

    Reliability indices

    Insulation coordination


    Effects of distributed generation on power quality

    Effects of design and operation on power quality

  32. Textbooks: Electrical Power Systems Quality – 2nd Edition

    Dugan, McGranaghan, Santoso, Beaty


    ISBN 0-07-138622-X

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Various pieces of technical literature distributed throughout the semester
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Homework (15%) – several assignments throughout the semester (reading assignments also required)

    2 Exams (20% each) – open book / notes

    Design Project (25%) – comprehensive project including drawings, calculations, and summary report

    Final Exam (20%) – open book / notes

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: several homework assignments consisting of questions (qualitative) and problems (quantitative)

    2 open book / open notes exams and open book / open notes final

  36. 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. It’s 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make arrangements with instructor. Make-up work allowed only for extenuating circumstances.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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