WEMPEC Courses



WEMPEC faculty have recorded a variety of courses which count towards the completion of an off-campus Masters of Electrical and Computer Engineering degree or Masters of Mechanical Engineering degree. More information about off-campus engineering degrees can be found through here.

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Current recorded course offerings by WEMPEC Faculty:
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

# Title Instructor Description
 355 Electromechanical Energy Conversion Novotny 355 Electromechanical Energy Conversion. I, II; 3 cr. Energy storage and conversion, force and emf production, coupled circuit analysis of systems with both electrical and mechanical inputs. Applications to electric motors and generators and other electromechanical transducers. P: ECE 230, ECE 320.
377 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electro-mechanical Power Conversion Fredette
377 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electro-mechanical Power Conversion. I, II; 3 cr. Fundamentals of electromagnetic induction and application to transformers and induction heating; Lorentz forces with a focus on the operation and control of DC and AC motors and linear actuators; electrical power conversion using power electronics for motor drives and direct power converters. Includes five laboratory sessions. P: Math 234, familiarity with ordinary differential equations, Physics 202 & ECE 376
411 Introduction to Electric Drive Systems Jahns 411 Introduction to Electric Drive Systems. I; 3 cr. Basic concepts of electric drive systems. Emphasis on system analysis and application. Topics include: dc machine control, variable frequency operation of induction and synchronous machines, unbalanced operation, scaling laws, adjustable speed drives, adjustable torque drives, coupled circuit modelling of ac machines. P: ECE 355.
412 Power Electronic Circuits Venkataramanan 412 Power Electronic Circuits. II; 3 cr. Operating characteristics of power semiconductor devices such as Bipolar Junction Transistors, IGBTs, MOSFETs and Thyristors. Fundamentals of power converter circuits including dc/dc converters, phase controlled ac/dc rectifiers and dc/ac inverters. Practical issues in the design and operation of converters. Course available on videotape. P: ECE 342 or equiv or cons inst.
504 Electric Machine & Drive System Laboratory Jahns 504 Electric Machine & Drive System Laboratory. II; 2-3 cr. Steady state and dynamic performance of electric machines in combination with power electronic converters. Parameter measurement, performance evaluation, design of experimental procedures for problem solving, use of digital data acquisition systems and signal processing equipment in system evaluation. P: ECE 304 and 411 or con reg 411 and cons inst.
511 Theory and Control of Synchronous Machines Novotny 511 Theory and Control of Synchronous Machines. II; 3 cr. The idealized three phase synchronous machine time domain model including saliency, time invariant form using Park's transformation, sudden short circuits and other transient conditions, reduced order models, excitation system and turbine/governor control, dynamics of multiple machine systems, transient stability and subsynchronous resonance. P: ECE 355, ECE 427, or cons inst.
711 Dynamics and Control of AC Drives Jahns  711 Dynamics and Control of AC Drives. II; 3 cr. Principles of power converters, two axis models of AC machines and AC drives, simulation of drive systems, analytical modeling of drives, dynamic behavior of induction and synchronous motors and drive systems. Offered every third semester. P: ECE 332 & 411 or cons inst.
712 Solid State Power Conversion Venkataramanan 712 Solid State Power Conversion. I; 3 cr. Ddvanced course in power electronics which provides an understanding of switching power converters. Included are DC-to-DC, AC-to-DC, DC-to-AC, and AC-to-AC converters, commutation techniques, converter control, interfacing converters with real sources and loads. Offered every third semester. P: ECE 412 or cons inst.
714 Utility Application of Power Electronics Venkataramanan 714 Utility Application of Power Electronics. II; 3 cr. Power electronic application to utility systems is a repidly growing field with major impact on the industry. This course will cover material on HVDC transmission, energy storage systems, renewable sources, static compensators, and flexible ac transmission systems. P: ECE 412, ECE 427, cons inst.

ECE Course descriptions from: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/ece/courses/

Department of Mechanical Engineering

# Title Instructor Description
547 Design of Computer Control Systems Lorenz 547: Design of Computer Control Systems. Credit 3. Physical system modeling and discrete system modeling using impulse and step response for B- operator models and impulse response for Laplace/Z- transform models. System response calculations, direct design methods, root locus design methods, command feed forward tracking methods, disturbance feed forward design methods and cascade control methods. Control processor interfaces, feedback control methods. Control processor interfaces, feedback sensors and interface issues, command generation for zero tracking errors, structured sequential logic design of SFC’s and discrete time system identification methods.
577 Automatic Controls Laboratory Lorenz 577 Automatic Controls Laboratory. (Crosslisted with ECE 577.) II; 4cr. Control theory is reduced to engineering practice through the analysis and design of actual systems in the laboratory. Experiments are conducted with modern servo systems using both analog and digital control. Systems identification and modern controls design are applied to motion and torque control. P:ME 446 & 447 or ECE 332 & 416 or cons inst.
746 Dynamics of Controlled Systems Lorenz 746 Dynamics of Controlled Systems. I; 3cr. Emphasis on obtaining equations which define the behavior of physical systems frequently subjected to control; mechanical processing, fluid power, and thermal systems; analytical, experimental, and computer techniques. P:ME 446 & 447, or cons inst.

ME Course descriptions from: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me/courses/


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