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Electric Power Engineering Department

Courses Description


GEE 101-  Environment Engineering                          (3 credit hrs.)

Historical overview, water as a vital resource, solid and chemical waste, nuclear waste, air, noise, electrical energy, effect of environment on world economy, environmental ethics and its future.


GEE 104-  Industrial Technology                                (3 credit hrs.)

Human efforts in life, science and technology, technology types and its transfer to developing countries, information technology, standards and specifications deficienies in developing countries, man as an engineering system perfected by Almighty God, physical and psychological handicaps and their effects on production, atmospheric and their effects on production.


GEE 105-  Energy and Its Uses                                   (3 credit hrs.)

Energy history, energy fundamentals and its transformation from one form to another, consumption of limited energy resources, natural gas and industrial gas, petrol, electricity hydroelectric energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy, electrical energy from waste, world energy politics.


GEE 201-  Engineering Drawing                                 (3 credit hrs.)

Introduction and use of instruments, basic drawing elements and lettering, dimensioning techniques, graphic geometry, orthographic drawing and projection, pictorial drawing and sketching orthographic views.


GEE 210-  Engineering Mathematics                          (3 credit hrs.)

Basic concepts and ideas of first order differential equations, integrating factors and linear differential equations, modeling of electric circuits, homogeneous and non homogeneous differential equations, Euler-Cauchy equation, solution by undetermined coefficient, solution by variation of parameters, higher order linear differential equations, laplace transform, inverse transform, transform of derivatives and integrals, s-shifting t-shifting, convolution and periodic functions, Fourier series, integrals, and transforms.  Prerequisite: math 102.


GEE 214-  Engineering Mechanics                              (3 credit hrs.)

Stress, strain, mechanical properties of engineering materials, mechanical response of materials, simple tension, compression and torsion, beam stresses, beam deflections, buckling, strain energy, work and energy methods.  Prerequisite:  phys 101.


GEE 220-  Engineering Workshops                                      (2 credit hrs.)

Welding, water and sanitary installations, carpentry, glasswork, metal sheet rolling, electrical installations, theory related to metal forming, welding and measurements.  Prerequisite:  GEE 201*.


PME 221-  Electrical Workshop                                  (2 credit hrs.)

Human safety, electrical wiring in buildings, automobile electrical systems, alarms and indicators, contactors and controllers, electrical motors starting.  Prerequisite:  phys 102.


GEE 240-  Electrical Circuits I                                    (3 credit hrs.)

Revision of circuit variables, circuit elements and simple resistive circuits, techniques for circuits analysis: node voltage method and mesh current method, Thevenen's and Norton equivalents, maximum power transfer, superposition, ideal operational amplifier, inductance and capacitance, response of first order RL and RC circuits, natural and step response RLC Circuit.  Prerequisite:  phys 102.


PME 242-  Electrical Circuits II                                  (3 credit hrs.)

Sinusoidal steady state analysis: power calculations and maximum power transfer, balanced three-phase circuits, analysis of the Wye and Delta circuits, power calculation in balanced three phase circuits, mutual inductance, energy calculation, ideal transformer, series and parallel resonances.  Prerequisite:  GEE 240.


PME 243-  Electrical Circuits Lab                              (1 credit hr.)

Current and voltage measurements, Ohm's law, KVL and KCL, voltage and current dividers, series and parallel resistive circuits, series and parallel combination: S.C. and O.C. series circuits, S.C. and O.C. series-parallel circuits, power in dc circuits, Thevinen's and Norton's equivalents, maximum power transfer, capacitors, RL and RLC circuits (dc), Wheatstone Bridge and D-Y transformation, R-L-C Components, frequency dependence of R-L-C components, frequency response of RL and RC networks, The oscilloscope and phase measurements, series sinusoidal circuits, parallel sinusoidal circuits, series-parallel sinusoidal circuits, Thevinen theorem and maximum power transfer, series resonant circuits, parallel resonant circuits, low-pass filters, high-pass filters, band-pass filters, band-stop filters.  Prerequisite:  PME 242.


GEE 310-  Engineering Mathematics II                      (3 credit hrs.)

Vector Differential Calculus:  Vector algebra in 3-D, vector and scalar functions, gradient of scalar fields, divergence of a vector field, directional derivative, curl of a vector field, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.  Vector Integral Calculus:  Line integrals, double integrals, triple integrals, Green's theorem, Divergence theorem, Stokes's theorem, engineering applications of integral theorems.  Fourier Analysis:  Fourier Series, Complex Fourier series, Fourier Integrals, Fourier cosine and sine transforms, Fourier transforms.


PME 312-  Electrical Machines (for other departments)                         (3 credit hrs.)

Dc machinery fundamentals, internal generated voltage and torque equations, dc generators, parallel operation and power flow in dc machines, dc motors: starting and speed control, linear dc machine, transient analysis of linear dc machines, single-phase transformers: introduction, equivalent circuit and performance, three-phase transformer and connections, ac machine fundamentals and rotating magnetic field, induced voltage in ac machines, three-phase induction motors: construction and principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque equation, starting speed control and braking, synchronous generators: construction, operation, equivalent circuit and phasor diagram, single phase induction motors.  Prerequisite:  PME 242.


PME 313-  Electrical Machines Lab  (for other departments)                (1 credit hr.)

Dc generators, dc motors, single-phase transformer: polarity test, no load and short circuit tests, hysteresis loop, current and voltages waveforms, parallel and series connections and load tests, slip ring induction motor, squirrel cage induction motor, synchronization and synchronous motor, single-phase capacitor start motor (Induction), single-phase capacitor start capacitor run induction motor, universal motor, repulsion motor, three-phase transformers: conceptions and group connections.  Prerequisite:  PME 312.


PME 352-  Electrical Machines I                                 (3 credit hrs.)

Dc machinery fundamentals, internal generated voltage and torque equations, commutation in dc machines, armature reaction, dc generators, parallel operation and power flow in dc machines, dc motors: starting and speed control, linear dc machine, transient analysis of linear dc machines, single-phase transformers: introduction equivalent circuit.  Prerequisite:  PME 242


PME 353-  Electrical Machines  I  Lab                       (1 credit hr.)

Dc generators, dc motors, single-phase transformer: polarity test, no load and short circuit tests, hysteresis loop, current and voltages waveforms, parallel and series connections, and load tests.  Prerequisite:  PME 352.


PME 358-  Thermodynamics of Fluid Mechanics       (3 credit hrs.)

Foundation of flow analysis, basic laws of systems and control volumes, first and second thermodynamic laws, power cycles, rankine cycle, air-standard cycle, gas turbine cycle, steam power plant.  Prerequisite:  phys 102.


PME 362-  Electrical Power Systems                          (3 credit hrs.)

Type of conductors, series resistance, series inductance of three-phase transmission lines: series inductance, capacitance and short, medium and long models, symmetrical components, unsymmetrical faults analysis.  Prerequisite:  PME 242.


PME 392-  Power Electronics I                                   (3 credit hrs.)

Power semiconductors, diode circuits and rectifiers, thyristor commutations techniques, controlled rectifiers, ac voltage controllers, dc choppers, inverters, static commutations.  Prerequisite:  ELE 356.


PME 393-  Power Electronics I Lab                                     (1 credit hr.)

Diode and thyristor characteristics, controlled and uncontrolled rectifiers, ac voltage controllers, inverters, dc chopper, converter Fed dc machine.  Prerequisite:  PME 392.


PME 400-  Electrical Measurements                           (2 credit hrs.)

Analog ammeters, voltmeters and ohmmeters, flux meters, moving iron instruments, electrodynamometer instruments, induction type instruments, measurement of power and watt meters, measurement of energy and industrial metering, power factor meters and frequency meters, synchroscopes, thermal instruments, current transformers and potential transformers.  Prerequisite:  GEE 260.


PME 401-  Electrical Measurements Lab                             (1 credit hr.)

Detection of fault location of power cables, synchronization process between an alternator and the power system, generalized constants of a transmission lines, Z and Y matrices of a power system, power factor correction on a power system, measurement of positive, negative and zero sequence components of an unbalanced system using sequence filter, dc calculating board for the detection of different unsymmetrical faults on a power system, earthing measurements, three-phase circuits measurement and reactive power, measurement of dielectric loss angle of insulators, potential distribution on transmission line, insulators, connection groups of three-phase transformers and the introduced phase shift.  Prerequisite:  PME 400.


PME 402-  Electrical Machines II                               (3 credit hrs.)

Transformers: three-phase transformer and connections, group connections, parallel operation, auto transformer and special transformers, ac machine: fundamentals and rotating magnetic field and induced voltage, three-phase induction motors: construction and principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque equation, starting, speed control and braking, synchronous generators: construction and operation, equivalent circuit and phasor diagram, power, torque and measurements of machines parameters, synchronization of synchronous generators, synchronous motors: construction and principle of operation, single phase induction motors.  Prerequisite:  PME 352.


PME 403-  Electrical  Machines  II Lab                      (1 credit hr.)

Synchronous generator I, slip ring induction motor, squirrel cage induction motor, synchronization and synchronous motor, single-phase capacitor start motor (Induction), single-phase capacitor start capacitor run induction motor, three-phase reluctance motor, universal motor, repulsion motor, synchronous generator II, dahlender motor, three-phase transformers:  conceptions and group connections.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 404-  Power Distribution Systems                      (3 credit hrs.)

Factors affecting distribution, planning, Computer rale in distribution planning, distribution system automation, load characteristics, application of distribution transformer, design of distribution substations, voltage drop calculations, power loss calculations, application of capacitors to distribution systems.  Prerequisite:  PME 362.


PME 406-  High Voltage Engineering I                       (3 credit hrs.)

Electrostatic fields, electrical breakdown in gases and in liquids, electrical breakdown in solids, Corona characteristics of smooth bundled conductors, and loss, generation of ac high voltage, generation of dc high voltage, generation of impulse high voltage, potential distribution of transmission line insulators and improving the string efficiency.  Prerequisite: PME 362.


PME 422-  Power Stations                                           (2 credit hrs.)

Types of power plants, steam power plants, fuel and combustion, diesel power plants, gas power plants, hydraulic power plants.  Prerequisite:  PME 358.


PME 432-  Electrical Maintenance                              (2 credit hrs.)

Winding of dc machines, winding of ac machines, winding of transformers, maintenance of domestic appliances, maintenance of switches and MCCB'S.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 442-  Power System Analysis I                                     (3 credit hrs.)

Admittance model and network calculations Y-bus build up and modification including mutually coupled branches, sparsity and near optimal ordering, the impedance model and network calculations: Z-bus build-up and modification including mutually coupled branches, Z-bus direct determination, power flow solutions: gauss seidel, newton raphason, fast decoupled method, power flow studies in design and operation.  Prerequisite:  PME 362.


PME 498-  Graduation Project I                                 (3 credit hrs.)

Theoretical investigation, practical implementation or both of a special project under the supervision of an academic faculty member, detailed report as well as an oral examination are required. Prerequisite: directed by the department.


PME 500-  Field Training                                             (9 credit hrs.)

A training period of six month (the 2nd. semester and the summer or the summer and 1st. semester) is to be spent in the industry (inside or outside Jordan), under the follow up of an acadmic member from the department, periodical as well as a final reports and an oral examination are required. Prerequisite:  directed by the department.


PME 502-  Power Electronics II                                  (3 credit hrs.)

Switching-mode of dc choppers regulators, thyristor chopper circuits, chopper drives, chopper circuit design, voltage control of single-phase inverters, voltage control of three-phase inverters, current source inverters, harmonic reduction inverter circuit design, induction motor drives, series resonant inverters, parallel resonant inverters, dc power supplies, ac power supplies protection of devices and circuits.  Prerequisite:  PME 392.


PME 512-  Variable Speed Drives                               (2 credit hrs.)

Introduction to variable speed drives, criteria for selection drive components, dc-motor drives: chopped drives, controlled rectifier drives, induction-motor drives: squirrel-cage motor with ac power controller, squirrel-cage motor with inverter, rotor slip frequency control, synchronous-motor drives: open-loop system, closed-loop system, linear synchronous motors, step-motor drives: variable-reluctance stepping motors, permanent-magnet stepping motors.  Prerequisite:  PME 392.


PME 513-  Variable Speed Drives Lab                        (1 credit hr.)

Dc-to-dc converters, or choppers for dc-motor drives, single-phase: full-wave controlled bridge rectifier, three-phase: full-wave controlled bridge rectifier, induction motor speed control by frequency variation, induction motor drive with rotor slip frequency control, open-loop synchronous motor drive, closed-loop synchronous motor drive, step-motor drives, unipolar voltage drive for variable-reluctance motor.  Prerequisite:  PME 512*.


PME 522-  Power Systems Analysis II                        (3 credit hrs.)

Economic operation in power systems:  distribution of load between plants and per unit including transmission loss, automatic generation control, unit committment problem and solution, Z-bus methods in contingency analysis including single and multiple contingencies, system reduction for contingency and fault studies, state estimation of power systems: least squares method, statistics and estimates of error, bad data detection, hessian matrix formation.  Prerequisite: PME 442.


PME 528-  Electrical Wiring and Illumination            (2 credit hrs.)

Electrical load, conductor size selection, voltage drop and voltage regulation, power factor correction, fuses and mini circuit breakers, feeder circuits, electrical installations protection, protection coordination, illumination, earthing.  Prerequisite:  PME 404.


PME 532-  Electrical  Machines III                                      (3 credit hrs.)

Parallel operation of synchronous generators, synchronous motors: steady state operation, starting and power factor correction, induction generators, ac commutator machines and their EMF, single-phase ac series commutator motor, repulsion motor, schrage motor, frequency converter, Kramer cascade, linear induction motors, applications of linear induction motors, electromagnetic levitation.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 542-  Special Electrical Machines                      (2 credit hrs.)

Single-phase induction motors: theory of operation, starting speed control and vibration, hysteresis motor, induction regulators, reluctance motor, sylness (synchronous), stepper motor, tachogenerators, two-phase servomotors.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 546-  Design of Electrical  Machines                            (3 credit hrs.)

Design of dc machines: poles, yoke, armature, commutator segmentsand windings, design of transformers: single phase and three-phase, design of induction machines: single phase and three-phase, design of synchronous machines.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 550-  Power Systems Stability                                      (3 credit hrs.)

The stability problem, swing equation, power angle equation, synchronizing power coefficient, equal area criterion of stability, multimachine stability, step by step solution of the swing equation, automatic voltage regulator, automatic load frequency control (ALFC) of a single area and of multi-contol area, steady state stability, AGC design using Kalman methods.  Prerequisite:  PME 442.


PME 552-  Electrical Power Protection                      (3 credit hrs.)

Introduction, protection principles and components, faults and other abnormalities, relays, principal types of relays, auxiliary dc relays, static relays, application and characteristics,  protective transformers, inverse time over current relay, under and overvoltage relay, directional power protection, differential protection, distance protection, pilot protection, protection of power system elements: generator, transformer, protection bus, motor, line protection and line distance, protection: line pilot, earth fault zero sequence, capacitors and reactors, fuses, system grounding: principles, low impedance grounding protection principles and components, synchronization, cut of step protection, filter of symmetrical components.  Prerequisite:  PME 362.


PME 553-  Electrical Power Protection Lab               (1 credit hr.)

Familiarization with lab instruments, the characteristic of definite time and inverse time over-voltage protection relays, sensitive moving coil relay, directional overcurrent relay, current plug bridge and time multiplier settings of an inverse time overcurrent relay, characteristics of inverse time overcurrent and earth fault relay, circuit setting and familiarization of the transformer percentage biased differential, characteristics of the transformer percentage biased differential, the operation and application of a rotor earth fault protection system for synchronous generators, the operation and application of a sensitive earth fault protection, the operation and application of a voltage operated feeder protection system, the application of a current operated feeder protection system, characteristics of instantaneous overcurrent and earth fault relay, use of instantaneous overcurrent relay as an earth fault and overcurrent relay, the operation and application of a motor protection relay, the operation and application of an advanced distance protection system, a single or two-shot auto-reclosure as used in transmission line or feeder protection.  Prerequisite:  PME 552.


PME 562-  Design and Erection of Electrical Power Systems                   (3 credit hrs.)

Electrical design of over head transmission lines, design of bulk supply substations, design of primary and secondary distribution systems (over head and under ground), high voltage dc transmission lines, economics of distribution systems, interconnection betweem power systems.  Prerequisite:  PME 362.


PME 571-  Energy Conversion and Utilization            (2 credit hrs.)

Energy forecasts, wind energy conversion systems, solar energy conversion systems, biomass energy conversion systems, batteries storage systems, pumped storage systems, electric utility integration.  Prerequisite:  PME 402.


PME 572-  New and Renewable Energy Sources                 (2 credit hrs.)

Life cycle, wind resources, wind power, solar resources, solar sells and modules, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal power, non-conventional haydro power, fuell cells, tidel power and wave power.  Prerequisite:  PME 362.


PME 582-  High Voltage Engineering II                      (2 credit hrs.)

Measurement of ac high voltage, measurement of impulse high voltage, over voltage phenomenon in electrical power systems, computation of electrical transients in power systems using electromagnetic transient program (EMTP), insulation coordination in power systems, neutral grounding in electrical power systems, non-destructive testing of materials and electrical equipments, electrostatic fields and field stress control, high voltage cables.  Prerequisite:  PME 406.


PME 583-  High Voltage Engineering Lab                            (1 credit hr.)

Breakdown voltage measurements in different gaseous gaps, measurements of dielectric strength of different solid and liquid insulating materials, potential distribution on transmission lines insulators, measurement of dielectric loss angle of insulators, measurement of charging curuent distribution under an overhead transmission line, measurement of corona inception voltages, impulse tests on different insulators.  Prerequisite:  PME 406.


PME 584-  Electrical Transients in Power Systems    (1 credit hr.)

Fundamental notions about electrical transients, abnormal switching transients, transients in three-phase circuits, lightning, modelling of transformers under transient conditions, transients in the integrated power system, electromagnetic transient program (EMTP) for solving transient problems, equipment for measuring transients.  Prerequisite:  directed by the department.


PME 598-  Graduation Project II                                (3 credit hrs.)

Theoretical investigation or practical implementation of a special projects under the supervision of an academic member of the faculty, may be a continuation of CME 498, a final report as well as an oral examination are required.  Prerequisite: directed by the department.