Electrical engineering courses

Elec. eng for non- elec. eng

Ref No: 2015031

This course caters, mainly, to engineers, technicians and facility managers who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of electricity in a simple, easy to understand, format. This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, power and power factor. Charts and tables, as alternate means for current, voltage and power estimation, will be presented. Practical examples of electrical applications, in industrial settings, will be covered. Electrical, equipment, components, devices and test instrumentation will be discussed. Important concepts in electrical safety will be introduced. 
The objective of the workshop is to provide practicing non-electrical engineer with additional insight and tools/ understanding that will certainly help to make better and more technically sound decisions when working alongside other engineers.
The workshop will not only help the attendees to establish fundamental concepts applicable to power systems but also help them to learn how to work with their local electric utility on power quality and power cost issues. They will be able to compare practices in their home with similar practices in the United States.
This workshop will have a session on problem solving practice for AC circuit analysis, non-linear and active circuit elements. It aims to help delegates develop their analytical skills in solving fundamental electrical engineering problems.
After attending this workshop, the attendees will have a more firm technical foundation in electrical power system fundamentals and will definitely feel more confident at their workplace


1- Basic Concepts
An atom
The Bohr model of an atom
The two simplest atoms
Atomic number
Electron shells
Conductor structure
Energy diagrams
Covalent bond
Bonding diagram
Electromotive force (emf)
Conductor with current flow
Current, voltage and power relationship
Simple electrical circuit
Open electrical circuit
Resistance and resistivity
Electrical power
Direct current
A battery
Types of batteries
Types of primary cells
Structure of a primary cell
Types of secondary cell
Charging a secondary cell
Alternating current (ac)
Generating sine emf
Magnitude of the induced emf
Speed of conductor
Sine wave
Generating sine emf in a loop
A period of a sine wave
A peak value
A peak-to-peak value
An average value
A root-mean-square value
Units and abbreviations

2- Discrete Components
Electrical resistance
Resistivity of the most common materials, used in electronics Resistor
Resistor circuit symbols
Resistor’s values
Resistor’s tolerance
Variable resistors
A potentiometer, connected as a rheostat
Resistor’s power rating
Standard nominal values
Resistor’s colour coding
4-band resistor
5-band resistor
Combining resistors
Resistors in series
Resistors in parallel
Current-carrying conductor
Inductors and their symbols
Inductive reactance
Inductors in series
Inductors in parallel
Inductors in series and in parallel
Capacitor in charge
Dielectric polarization
Charged capacitor
Capacitor’s values
Types of capacitors
Symbols for different types of capacitors
Color coding for capacitors
Capacity reactance
Capacitors in series
Capacitors in parallel
Capacitors in series and in parallel
A resistor, a capacitor and an inductor, connected in series
Impedance in a series LRC circuit
Impedance in a parallel LRC circuit
Turns ratio
Transformer circuit symbol
Transformers’ applications
Forward and reverse bias of a diode
Characteristics of a diode
Current-versus-voltage characteristics of a diode
Half-wave rectifier
Full-wave bridge rectifier

3- Basic Concepts Of Circuits
Ohm’s law
Experimental setting for Ohm’s law
An easy way to remember Ohm’s law
Kirchhoff’s current law
Kirchhoff’s voltage law

5- Review Of Some Important concepts
Electrical Sources
Basic electrical parameters
Ohm’s Law
Power in electrical systems
Voltage regulation
AC phase relationship
3-Phase configurations
Delta configuration
Star configuration
Voltage and current relationship
Power in 3-phase systems
Measurement of power
Principle of operation
Transformer equations
Laws governing transformer action
Faraday’s law
EMF equations
Ideal transformer
Types based on construction
Types based on cooling
Application based types
Points to note
Connections of 3-phase transformers
Delta/Star transformer
Neutral point
Star/Star connection
Possible 3-phase connections
Delta/Delta connection
Delta/Star connection
Star/Star connection
Star/Delta connection
Voltage and current relations
Tests on transformers

6- Compensation
Power Flow
Series Capacitance
Effect of Series Capacitance
Shunt Capacitance
Power capacitors
Shunt Reactor
Static VAR compensators
Power Factor Correction
Industrial Loads

7- Power Cables
PILC cable
Elastomeric cable
Aerial bundled conductor (ABC)
PVC outer covering
Cable selection criteria
Low Voltage Distribution
Medium Voltage Application
Load to be supplied
Environmental Conditions
Voltage Drop

8- Electrical Standards Circuit breakers, switches and switchboards
What is Switchgear?
Circuit breakers
Circuit breaker (CB) types
Air Circuit Breakers (ACB)
ACB Tripping Characteristic
Oil circuit breakers
SF6 circuit breakers
Vacuum circuit breaker (VCB)
Motor circuit breakers
Motor protection

9- Introduction to Power Distribution
Historical overview
AC vs DC power transmission
Types of generators
Interconnected power grid
MV and LV distribution system
Supply standards
Voltage levels


Engineers, technicians and facility managers who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices.

Trainees shall receive a portfolio containing a comprehensive course manual.

Attendees shall receive a certificate of attendance from AMAD Tech.