Checking date: 20/10/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electrical power engineering fundamentals
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: ALONSO MARTINEZ, MONICA

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
All first-year subjects. Among them, Calculus I, Calculus II, Lineal Algebra and Physics II are of utmost importance.
Learning results. After the student has passed this subject, he/she will be able to: 1. Have a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering. To evaluate this AR, exercises are carried out in systematic analysis of circuits of direct and alternating current and balanced triphasic systems, evaluation tests and laboratory practices (partial exams, final exam, 3 laboratory practices). 2. Be aware of the multidisciplinary context of electrical engineering. By evaluating this AR with partial and final exams and laboratory practicals, the links of electrical engineering with other disciplines of industrial engineering such as electronic, thermal, mechanical engineering and environmental aspects are revealed. 3. Have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems using established methods. To evaluate this RA, evaluation tests and specific exercises are carried out in relation to the basic electrical quantities (voltage, current and power). 4. Have the ability to design and carry out experiments, interpret data and draw conclusions. In order to evaluate this RA, three practices are carried out in the Electrical Circuits Laboratory on the contents of direct, alternating and triphasic current and later, and this knowledge is evaluated in the final exams. 5. Have technical and laboratory skills. To evaluate this RA, students must deliver the laboratory protocols in which their practical skills in the use of electrical instrumentation (oscilloscopes, multimeters) are evaluated. 6. Have the ability to combine theory and practice to solve electrical engineering problems. To evaluate this AR, a series of scripts and laboratory practices are carried out in which real circuits are solved and the techniques of systematic circuit resolution taught in the subject are applied.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
* Introduction to the Electric Power Engineering * Ideal- and real elements of circuits: resistance, inductance, capacitance, coupled inductances, voltage- and current sources. * Kirchhoff laws. * Grouping of elements. Voltage and current divider. * Mesh and nodal analysis of linear circuits * Superposition principle. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. * Symbolic computation by means of complex phasors. * Analysis of a.c. circuits * Alternating power measurement * Balanced three-phase systems * Power measurement in three-phase systems * Power factor compensation for energy efficiency
Learning activities and methodology
THEORY - AGGREGATE GROUPS Theoretical concepts will be explained during lectures, based on slide presentations available on Aula Global. Additional multimedia material could be provided during the course. It is highly recommendable to read/hear/view the material before the class. PRACTICE - SMALL GROUPS The teacher will solve problems using the knowledge already presented in the previous lectures and propose additional exercises to the students to practice during the class. LABORATORY SESSIONS - Attendance is optional, but if you want to attend you need to inscribe in the group lists. - There are three lab sessions: ¿ Basic concepts and DC systems ¿ AC systems ¿ Three-phase AC systems - Safety in the lab is a major issue. No one should turn on any devices without the supervision of the laboratory teacher. Personal and partner¿s safety are the most important safety issues. Equipment safety is also important. Safety rules and indications from the teacher must always be followed. Breaking this rule may cause expulsion from the course. - There is a lab report for every session. In this report, there is a part to be completed before the lab session. Completion of this part is mandatory to get into the lab. All reports will be checked and validated. Those who fail in this part won¿t be allowed in the lab. - The exam consists on simple exercises about different aspects learnt during the lab sessions, i.e. how to connect a voltmeter/ammeter, properly analyzing a waveform in an oscilloscope, delta/star connection of three-phase loads and so on. - The grade of the laboratory will be the grade of the exam. The lab reports will not be graded. REPEAT STUDENTS - All Students, even those repeating the course, must take the laboratory test. GENERAL INFORMATION - Theory: Belén García, 1.3D10, 91 624 9949, - Laboratory: Ashkan Nami, - Tuorial sessions: check professor¿s timetable on Aula Global. The tutorial session must be previously requested via e-mail. Tutorial sessions will only be attended within office hours.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Bruce Carlson. Teoria de Circuitos. Thomson. 2002
  • James W. Nilson. Electric Circuits. Pearson.
Additional Bibliography
  • Guillermo Robles. Problemas resueltos de Fundamentos de Ingeniería Eléctrica. Paraninfo.
  • Jesús Fraile Mora. Circuitos eléctricos. Pearson.
  • Jesús Fraile Mora. Problemas de circuitos eléctricos. Pearson.
  • Julio Usaola y A. Moreno. Circuitos eléctricos. Problemas y ejercicios resueltos. Prentice Hall.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.