The goal of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technological equipment associated with electrical power engineering technology. This goal is achieved through several objectives including continued updating of specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty.
The program is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the Houston community by providing a climate that fosters intellectual and personal growth, and a desire for life-long learning.
Students completing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology receive a strong foundation in electrical power systems, analog and digital signal conditioning, microprocessor hardware and software, industrial electronics, electrical transmission and distribution and rotating machinery operation, application and control.
Students have the opportunity to select additional coursework in control systems, alternative energy sources, and other electrical power related topics.
One of the newest and fastest growing areas is in the application of computers for electrical power system control; and power grid management.
The manufacturers of electrical systems and equipment need electrical power technologists who are familiar with both traditional and computer-controlled machines and electrical systems.
The electrical industry provides and controls the transformers, motors, generators, switch gear, and protection equipment required to power homes, businesses, and industries. Electrical power technologists plan electrical systems, modifications to existing electrical systems, and system protection for large electrical distribution and transmission networks to insure that they are dependable, economical and safe.
Graduates of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology major understand, design, analyze, and work effectively in industrial settings utilizing product/process control systems and electrical power systems. Graduates are working in petrochemical companies, electrical utilities, electrical equipment, manufacturing, sales, testing, and a host of other electrical power related industries.
Majors in Electrical Power Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- in junior and senior level ELET courses to satisfy major degree requirements.
Students pursuing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements:
|ELET 1300, 1100. Electrical Circuits I, Laboratory|
|ELET 1301, 1101. Electrical Circuits II, Laboratory|
|ELET 2301, 2101. Poly-Phase Circuits and Transformers, Laboratory|
|ELET 2303, 2103. Digital Systems, Laboratory|
|ELET 2305, 2105. Semiconductor Devices and Circuits, Laboratory|
|ELET 3301. Linear Systems Analysis|
|ELET 3405. Microprocessor Architecture|
|ELET 3307, 3107. Electrical Machines, Laboratory|
|ELET 3312, 3112. Programmable Logic Controllers and Motor Control Systems , Laboratory|
|ELET 4303. Computer-Based Power Distribution and Transmission|
|ELET 4305. Project Management and Economic Considerations for Power Systems|
|ELET 4317. Computer-Based Electrical System Protection and Safety|
|ELET 4319. Electrical Power Systems and Industry Practices|
|ELET 4326/4126. Power Converter Circuits, Laboratory|
Major GPA is calculated based on courses listed in major requirement and approved electives.
(6 semester hours)
|ELET 4304. Control Systems|
ELET 4310. Alternative Electrical Energy Sources and Power Quality issues
|ELET 4311. Computer-Based Communications and Security Issues for Electrical Power Systems|
|ELET 4320. Nuclear Fueled Electrical Power Plants|
|Approved ELET elective (3 advanced semester hours)|
|Mathematics (14 semester hours which includes university core)|
|Students are required to have credit for MATH 1310, College Algebra, by Math Placement Exam, CLEP, or completion of course.|
|MATH 1330. Precalculus|
|MATH 1431. Calculus I|
|MATH 1432. Calculus II|
|Natural Sciences (8 semester hours which includes university core)|
|PHYS 1301, 1101. Introductory General Physics I, Laboratory|
|PHYS 1302, 1102. Introductory General Physics II, Laboratory|
|Social Sciences (3 semester hours)|
|Selected from core approved list.|
|Writing in the Discipline (3 semester hours)|
|TELS 3363. Technical Communications|
|General Technology Requirements|
|ELET 2300. Introduction to C++ Language Programming|
|TELS 3340. Organizational Leadership and Supervision
HDCS 3300. Organizational Decisions in Technology
|MECT 1364. Materials and Processes I|
|CIS 2334. Information Systems Applications|
|Free electives (3 semester credit hours)|
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science
Major: Electrical Power Engineering Technology
Catalog Publish Date: August 18, 2011
This Page Last Updated: June 6, 2011
Effective Date of Archive: August 20, 2012