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Princess Sumaya University

for Technology
King Abdullah II Faculty
of Engineering

Bachelor Degree
In
Electrical Power & Energy Engineering
Curriculum

Starting Academic Year


2011 / 2012
The King Abdullah II Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor in Electrical Power & Energy


Engineering Curriculum

Curriculum Composition
University Requirements 27 16.9 %
College Requirements 30 18.8 %
Department Requirements 103 64.4 %
Total 160 100 %

Course Numbering System


D5 D4 D3 D2 D1

Where:

Digit Description Details


D1 Serial Number Within the area
D2 Area 1. General Engineering
2. General Electrical Engineering
3. Electronics
4. Computers
5. Communication
6. Power & Machines
7. Control & Specialized Topics
8. Technical Electives
9. Senior Project and Training
D3 Level (Year)
D4 Academic Program 1. Electronics Engineering
2. Computer Engineering
3. Communications Engineering
4. Electrical Power & Energy
D5 College 1. King Hussein Faculty of Computing Sciences
2. King Abdullah II Faculty of Engineering
3. King Talal Faculty of Business & Technology

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1. University Requirements (27 Credit Hours):


a. Mandatory courses (12 credit hours):

Course Credit
Course Title Prerequisite
No. Hours
11000 Computer Skills Placement Test 0
11100 Computer Skills (Remedial) (1) 0
31010 Arabic Language Placement Test 0
31019 Arabic Language (Remedial) (2) 0
31020 English Language Placement Test 0
31029 English Language (Remedial) (2) 0
31111 Arabic Language 3 31019
31121 English Language 3 31029
31151 National Education (Jordanian Students) (3) 3
31251 Military Science (Jordanian Students Only) (4) 3
(1)
Students who pass the placement test successfully or obtain the ICDL certification
are exempted from this remedial course.
(2)
Students who pass the placement test successfully are exempted from taking this
remedial course.
(3)
Non Jordanian students may choose to take it or any other University Elective
course instead.
(4)
Non Jordanian students may choose to take, in lieu of this course, any other
University Elective course.

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b. Elective Courses (15 credit hours):


1. Humanities (3 to 6 credit hours)

Course Credit
Course Title Prerequisite
No. Hours
31152 Islamic Arabic Civilization 3
31211 Arabic Literature 3 31111
31351 Current Issues in the Arab World 3
31352 Jerusalem: History and facts 3

2. Social and Economic Sciences (3 to 6 credit hours)

Course Credit
Course Title Prerequisite
No. Hours
31161 Introductions to Library Science 3
31261 Introductions to Politics and Economics 3
31262 Introductions to Educational Science 3
31361 Introductions to Philosophy 3

3. Science, Technology, Agriculture and Health (3 to 6 credit hours)

Course Credit
Course Title Prerequisite
No. Hours
11201 Geographical Information Systems 3
31171 History of Science 3
31271 Environmental Science 3
31371 Health Education 3

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2. College Requirements (30 credit hours):

Course Credit Prerequisite


Course Title
No. Hours (* Co-requisite)
11103 Structured Programming 3 11100
11151 Structured Programming Lab 1 11103*
24218 Engineering Drawing Using Computers 1
24219 Engineering Workshop 1
24411 Engineering Ethics 1 99 Cr. Hrs.
20132 Calculus (1) 3
20133 Calculus (2) 3 20132
20141 Physics (1) 3
20142 Physics (2) 3 20141
20148 Physics (1) Lab 1 20141*
20149 Physics (2) Lab 1 20142*
20231 Calculus (3) 3 20133
31263 Technical Writing & Communication Skills 3 31111, 31121
32431 Engineering Economics 3

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3. Department Requirements (103 credit hours):


a. Mandatory Courses (97 credit hours):

Course Credit Prerequisite


Course Title
No. Hours (* Co-requisite)
21231 Electronics (1) 3 24221
21331 Electronics (2) 3 21231
21338 Electronics Lab 1 24229, 21331*
22241 Digital Logic Design 3
22340 Microprocessors & Embedded Systems 3 22241
22346 Logic & Embedded Systems Lab 1 22340*
23351 Signals and Systems 3 24222, 20232,
23352*
23352 Programming Applications in Signals and Systems 1 23351*
24221 Electric Circuits (1) 3 20142
24222 Electric Circuits (2) 3 24221
24229 Electric Circuits Lab 1 24222*
24311 Thermodynamics 3 20142
24321 Applied Electromagnetics 3 20142, 20331
24322 Instruments & Measurements 3 21231
24329 Instruments & Measurements Lab 1 24229, 24322*
24461 Electric Machines (1) 3 24222, 24321
24462 Electric Machines (2) 3 24461
24463 Power System Analysis 3 24222, 24461*
24465 Power Systems Economics 3 24463
24468 Electric Machines Lab 1 24462*
24469 Power Systems Lab 1 24463*
24471 Automatic Control 3 23351
24472 Energy Conversion 3 24311
24479 Automatic Control Lab 1 24471*
24490 Engineering Training 3 99 Cr. Hrs.
24561 Power Electronics 3 21331
24562 Power Systems Protection 3 24463
24563 Power System planning, Operation and Control 3 24463

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Course Credit Prerequisite


Course Title
No. Hours (* Co-requisite)
24564 Transmission & Distribution Systems 3 24463
24565 High Voltage Engineering 3 24463
24568 Power Electronics Lab 1 24561*
24569 Power Systems Protection Lab 1 24562*
24571 Renewable Energy Systems 3 24463
24591 Senior Project (1) 1 120 Cr. Hrs.
24592 Senior Project (2) 2 24591
20232 Engineering Mathematics (1) 3 20133
20234 Linear Algebra 3 20133
20331 Engineering Mathematics (2) 3 20231, 20232
20333 Numerical Analysis 3 20133
20334 Applied Probability 3 20232

b. Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

Course Credit Prerequisite


Course Title
No. Hours (* Co-requisite)
11206 Object Oriented Programming 3 11103
24566 Reliability of Power Systems 3 24463
24567 Power System Design 3 24463
24572 Electric Drives Systems 3 24462
21581 Special Topics in Electronics Engineering 3 To be set by Dept
22581 Special Topics in Computer Engineering 3 To be set by Dept
23581 Special Topics in Communication Eng. 3 To be set by Dept.
24581 Special Topics in Power Engineering 3 To be set by Dept
24582 Special Topics in Energy Engineering 3 To be set by Dept

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Bachelor in Electrical Power & Energy Engineering Curriculum Course Distribution


General Math & Electricity Electronics Communication Computers Power, Machines & Control
No. Course Title Cr No. Course Title Cr No. Course Title Cr No. Course Title Cr No. Course Title Cr
24221 Electric Circuits 3 21231 Electronics 3 23351 Signals and 3 22241 Digital Logic 3 24461 Electric Machines (1) 3
(1) (1) Systems Design 24462 Electric Machines (2) 3
24222 Electric Circuits 3 21331 Electronics 3 23352 Programming 1 22340 Microprocessors 3 24463 Power System Analysis 3
(2) (2) Applications & Embedded 24464 Power Systems Economics 3
in Signals & Systems
24229 Electric Circuits 1 21338 Electronics 1 24468 Electric Machines Lab 1
Systems
Lab Lab 22346 Logic & 1 24469 Power Systems Lab 1
24311 Thermodynamics 3 Embedded 24471 Automatic Control 3
Systems Lab
24321 Applied 3 24472 Energy Conversion 3
Electromagnetics 24479 Automatic Control Lab 1
24322 Instruments & 3 24561 Power Electronics 3
Measurements 24562 Power Systems Protection 3
24329 Instruments & 1 24563 Power System planning, 3
Measurements Operation and Control
Lab
21564 Transmission & 3
20232 Engineering 3 Distribution Systems
Mathematics (1) 24565 High Voltage Engineering 3
20234 Linear Algebra 3 24568 Power Electronics Lab 1
20331 Engineering 3 24569 Power Systems Protection 1
Mathematics (2) Lab
20333 Numerical Analysis 3 24571 Renewable Energy 3
20334 Applied Prob. 3 Systems

Total 32 Total 7 Total 4 Total 7 Total 41


Electives: 6 Credit Hours
Engineering Training: 3 Credit Hours
Senior Projects (1) & (2): 3 Credit Hours

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Suggested Study Plan for Bachelor in Electrical Power & Energy Engineering
First Year (16 + 17) Second Year (17 + 16) Third Year (15 + 16) Fourth Year (16 + 15) Fifth Year (17 + 12)
No. Course Prereq. No. Course Prereq. No. Course Prereq. No. Course Prereq. No. Course Prereq.
31111 Arabic Language Engineering 21331 Electronics (2) 21231 Electric 24222 24561 Power Electronics 21331
24218 24461
20132 Calculus (1) Drawing Machines (1) 24321 Power System
24229
21338 Electronics Lab Power System 24222 planning,
20141 Physics (1) Engineering 21331* 24463 24563 24463
24219 Analysis 24461* Operation and
Workshop
20148 Physics (1) Lab 20141* 24222 Automatic Control
Signals and 24471 23351
31151 National Education 24221 Circuits (1) 20142 23351 20232 Control Transmission &
Systems 24564 24463
University Elective 20231 Calculus (3) 20133 23352* Energy Distribution Sys
24472 24311
Engineering 23352 Prog. Applications 23351* Conversion High Voltage
20232 20133 24565 24463
Mathematics (1) Instruments & Automatic Engineering
24322 21231 24479 24471*
1101 Measurements Control Lab Power
31263 Technical Writing 24568 24561*
1104 Instruments & 24229 University Elective Electronics Lab
24329
University Elective Measurements Lab 24322* Technical Elective
Engineering 20231 120 Cr.
20331 24591 Senior Project (1)
Mathematics (2) 20232 Hrs.
Structured 21231 Electronics (1) 24221 Microprocessors & 21333 24411 Engineering Ethics 99 Hrs. Power Systems
11103 22340 24562 24463
Programming 22241 Logic Design Embedded Systems 21231 Electric Protection
24462 24461
Structured 24222 Circuits (2) 24221 Logic & Machines (2) Power Systems
11151 11103* 22346 22340* 24569 24562*
Programming Lab Electric Embedded Sys Lab Power Systems Protection Lab
24229 24222* 24465 24463
31121 English Language Circuits Lab 24311 Thermodynamics 20142 Economics Renewable Energy
24571 24463
20133 Calculus (2) 20132 20234 Linear Algebra 20133 Applied 20142 Electric Systems
24321 24468 24462*
20142 Physics (2) 20141 31251 Military Science Electromagnetics 20331 Machines Lab Technical Elective
20149 Physics (2) Lab 20142* Numerical Power 24592 Senior Project (2) 24591
20333 20133 24469 24463*
University Elective Analysis Systems Lab
Applied Engineering
20334 20232 32431
Probability Economics
University Elective
* Prerequisite or co-requisite.
- Students can take their practical training in any semester once they finish 99 Cr. Hrs. No courses or labs are allowed to be taken during that semester.

University Electives Electronics Engineering Technical Electives


Select minimum 1 and max 2 courses from each group: Select 2 of the following courses:
No. Course No. Course No. Course Prereq. No. Course Prereq.
31152 Islamic Arabic Civilization 31351 Current Issues in the Arab World 24566 Reliability of power systems 24463 21581 Special Topics in Electronics Engineering
31211 Arabic Literature 31352 Jerusalem: History and facts 11206 Object Oriented Prog. 11103 22581 Special Topics in Computer Engineering
Set
31161 Intro. to Politics and Economics 31262 Intro. to Educational Science Special Topics in Communications By
24567 Power System Design 24463 23581 Dept.
31261 Intro. to Library Science 31361 Intro. to Philosophy 31372 Business Skills Engineering

11201 Geographical Info Systems 31271 Environmental Science 24572 Electric Drives Systems 24462 24581 Special Topics in Power Engineering

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31171 History of Science 31371 Health Education 24582 Special Topics in Energy Engineering

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Course Description
11000 Computer Skills Placement Test
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
This test covers all topics taught in 2100 Computer skills (Remedial).

11100 Computer Skills (Remedial)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Introduction to computers: historical, components, functionality. Introduction to
computer hardware and software. Programming languages. Introduction to
operating systems. Introduction to word processing with practical applications in
preparing homework and reports. Spreadsheets. Computer graphics. Presentation
design. Using the Internet and emails.

11103 Structured Programming


Prerequisite: 11100
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of structured programming. Structured programming languages. Program
design, development, running, and testing, and debugging programs. Syntax and
semantics of the programming language C++. Basic elements of the language:
variables, constants, and data types. Basic input/output functions. Conditional and
iterative control structures. Concept of procedural programming, Top/down design.
Structured decomposition. Functions and parameter passing. Recursive functions.
Pointers and dynamic variables. Basic data structures: one and two-dimensional
arrays, string manipulation, structures. Input / Output files, Concepts of OOP and
Classes.

11151 Structured Programming Lab


Co-requisite: 11103
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory sessions on applications of structured programming. It includes training
on the different aspects and topics of the structured programming using C.

11201 Geographical Information Systems


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the basics of GIS. Specific
features of the course include: coverage of basic geographic, cartographic, and GIS
concepts. Topics include: computer representation of physical, political, statistical,
and social aspects of space using vector-based maps, graphic design principles for
using shape, hue, size, and patterns in mapping, attribute-based and graphic feature-
based queries for spatial analysis. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow
individuals and organizations to pose, explore and answer a variety of public- and
private-sector questions using spatial data.

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21231 Electronics (1)


Prerequisite: 21221
Credit Hours: 3
Basic semiconductor concepts. Diodes: DC and AC analysis, special type diodes.
Theory of Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT): biasing techniques, BJT amplifier
analysis. Field Effect Transistors (FET): biasing techniques, FET amplifier. Simple
applications of BJTs and FETs.

21331 Electronics (2)


Prerequisite: 21231
Credit Hours: 3
Operational amplifiers: basic theory, characteristics and applications. BJT and
MOSFET current mirrors. Differential and multistage amplifiers. Frequency
response of single and multistage BJT and CMOS amplifiers. Negative feedback
analysis: feedback topology, properties and stability analysis. Operational amplifier
design and simulations project.

21338 Electronics Lab


Prerequisite: 21229
Co-requisite: 21331
Credit Hours: 1
Diode characteristics and applications. BJT characteristics and DC biasing. FET
characteristics and DC biasing. BJT amplifiers. Operational amplifiers. Multistage
amplifiers. Differential amplifiers. Frequency response. Feedback techniques.

21581 Special Topics in Electronics Engineering


Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the
areas of electronics engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to
another depending on the instructors area of specialty.

22241 Digital Logic Design


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Number systems. Basic gates and logic functions. Boolean algebra, Boolean
expressions. Logic minimization techniques. Combinational logic building blocks:
decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers and magnitude comparators.
Digital arithmetic: adders and subtractors. Basics of sequential circuits: latches and
flip-flops. Timing diagrams. Counters and shift registers. Basic PLDs, CPLDs and
FPGAs. State machines. System design with state machines using VHDL. Memory
devices and systems: RAM, ROM, FIFO, LIFO and DRAM.

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22340 Microprocessors and Embedded Systems


Prerequisite: 22241 and 21231
Credit Hours: 3
Microprocessor basic system: CPU, memory, I/O and buses. Computer basic
operation: the fetch and execute cycle. Bus timing. Microprocessors and
microcontrollers. Microcontroller architecture and instruction set. On-chip
peripheral devices. Interrupt system. Internal and external interrupts. I/O
interfacing: keypad, seven-segment LED display, LCD display, ADC and DAC and
I/O port expansion. System development tools.

22346 Logic and Embedded Systems Lab


Co-requisite: 22340
Credit Hours: 1
Combinational logic circuits. Decoders and Multiplexers. ROM and RAM.
Registers and Counters. Assembly language programming. Input/Output
interfacing. Keyboard and 7-Segment display interfacing.

22581 Special Topics in Computer Engineering


Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the
areas of computer engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to another
depending on the instructors area of specialty.

23351 Signals and Systems


Prerequisite: 24222 and 20232
Co-requisite: 23352
Credit Hours: 3
Classification of signals and systems. System modeling and time domain analysis.
The Fourier series, the Fourier transform, and Laplace transform and applications.
Frequency response and filter concepts. Signal transmission. Spectral analysis.
Discrete-time signals and systems: classification of signals and systems. The Z-
Transform and applications.

23352 Programming Applications in Signals and Systems


Co-requisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 1
Introduction to MATLAB. Using MATLAB in signals and systems. Signal
generation and the convolution process. Fourier series. Laplace and Fourier
transforms. Transient and steady state response. Filter design. Discrete signals: Z-
transform and frequency domain analysis.

23581 Special Topics in Communications Engineering


Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the
areas of Communications engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to
another depending on the instructors area of specialty.

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24218 Engineering Drawing Using Computers


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 1
Introduction to engineering drawing and AutoCAD software. Setting up drawing
parameters. Coordinates entry. Object snap. Basic editing techniques. Blocks.
Multi-lines. Polylines. Spline. Layers. Dimensions. Orthographic projection.
Auxiliary views. Sections. Three-dimensional pictorials. Editing solids and 3-D
operations. Boolean Operations.

24219 Engineering Workshop


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 1

Development of basic skills in fields of hand filing, turning, welding, piping and
plumbing, carpentry, sand casting, glass works, sheet metal fabrication, and
household electric circuits. Theories related to metal machining, measurements,
metal forming, sand casting, and welding. Industrial Safety. Engineering Materials
and Their, Properties. Electrical wiring. Casting Processes. Metal Forming
(Working) Processes. Metal Machining Processes. Metal Joining. Carpentering.

24221 Electric Circuits (1)


Prerequisite: 20142
Credit Hours: 3
Types of circuits and circuit elements. Revision of Ohms and Kirchhoffs Laws.
Circuit analysis techniques: voltage and current division, nodal and mesh analysis,
source transformation, superposition, Thevenins and Nortons theorems.
Inductance and capacitance. Source-free RL and RC circuits. Applications of the
unit-step forcing function. The RLC circuit: source-free parallel and series RLC
and complete response. Sinusoidal forcing function. Phasor concept.

24222 Electric Circuits (2)


Prerequisite: 24221
Credit Hours: 3
The sinusoidal steady state response: application of phasor concept and circuit
analysis techniques AC circuits. Average power and RMS values. Poly-phase
circuits: three phase (Y) and () connection. Complex frequency. Frequency
response and Bode plot. Magnetically coupled circuits. Two-port networks.

24229 Electric Circuits Lab


Co-requisite: 24222
Credit Hours: 1
DC circuit: Kirchhoffs laws and mesh analysis. Thevenins and Nortons
theorems. Superposition theorem. Wheatstone bridge. Transient response: RL, RC,
and RLC circuits. AC circuits: impedance concept, frequency response, three-phase
circuits. Y- transformation. Maximum power transfer. Two-port networks.

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24311 Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: 20142
Credit Hours: 3
Thermodynamics concepts and definitions. States. Properties. Systems. Control
volume. Processes. Cycles and units. Pure substances. Equation of states. Table of
properties. Work and heat. The first law. Internal energy and enthalpy.
Conservation of mass. SSSF and USUF processes. The second law. Heat engines
and refrigerators. Reversible processes. Carnot cycle. Entropy. Clausius inequality.
Principle of the increase of entropy. Efficiencies. Vapor, air power and
refrigeration cycles. Mixtures of real gases and vapors. Psychrometry. Combustion.
Elementary chemical kinetics.

24321 Applied Electromagnetics


Prerequisite: 20142 and 20331
Credit Hours: 3
Gauss law. Divergence Theorem. Ampere's law. Biot-Savart law. Maxwells
equations and boundary conditions. Electromagnetic waves. Wave equations.
Solutions in Cartesian coordinates. Solutions for partially conducting, good
conducting and perfect dielectric mediums. Standing waves. Power and Poynting
vector. Transmission lines, parameters, equations, input impedance, Standing Wave
Ratio (SWR), power and Smith chart.

24322 Instrumentation & Measurements


Prerequisite: 24222
Credit Hours: 3
Measurements & errors. Systems of units. Standards of measurements.
Potentiometers. DC & AC bridges. DC & AC indicating instruments.
Galvanometers. Electrodynamometers. Ammeters. Voltmeters. Wattmeters.
Watthourmeters. Power factor meters. Loading effects. Ohmmeters. Meggers.
Frequency counters. Instrument transformers. Oscilloscopes. Spectrum analyzers.

24329 Instrumentation & Measurements Lab


Prerequisite: 24229
Co-requisite: 24322
Credit Hours: 1
Construction and use of potentiometers in DC & AC bridges. DC & AC indicating
instruments. Shunts. Transformers & error measurements. Multimeters. Power
measurements. Frequency meters & power supplies. Oscilloscopes.

24411 Engineering Ethics


Prerequisite: Finish 99 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 1
Safety and responsibility. Professional responsibility tow customers and to
employers. Blowing the whistle. Codes of ethics and honor. Professional choices.
Legal obligations. Standard ethics theories. Case studies.

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24461 Electric Machines (1)


Prerequisite: 24222 and 24321
Credit Hours: 3
Transformers: construction, principles and operation, ideal and practical,
performance characteristics, three-phase, auto transformers. DC machines:
construction, classifications, performance equations of generators and motors,
Synchronous machines: construction, generator and motor operations. Three-phase
induction motors: construction, operation, performance calculations, starting and
speed control.

24462 Electric Machines (2)


Prerequisite: 24461
Credit Hours: 3
Transformers. Special transformer connections. Three-phase synchronous motors:
starting, pull out torque and conditions for maximum power, applications. DC
machines: starting and speed control. Three-phase induction motors: staring, speed
control, deep-bar double cage rotor, circuit diagram, induction generator. Fractional
HP machines. Single phase induction motor: principle of operation, torque/speed
characteristics, equivalent circuit, analysis and performance evaluation. Single-
phase 2-winding motors: starting methods, performance evaluation. Stepper
motors. Brushless DC motors.

24463 Power System Analysis


Prerequisite: 24222 and 24461
Credit Hours: 3
Calculation of power transmission line parameters: R, L and C.,Current and
Voltage relations on a power transmission line. Power system modeling:
synchronous generator circuit model, transformer circuit model, the per unit
system, the one line and reactance diagrams of a power system. Network
calculations: definition and formation of Ybus and Zbus matrices. Symmetrical
three phase faults: reactances of a synchronous generator under fault conditions,
Zbus matrix in symmetrical fault calculations, and selection of circuit breakers.

24465 Electric Power Systems Economics


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3

Economic structure of power systems. Problem formulation, optimization methods


and programming for economic analysis of power system operation and planning.
Economic dispatch, load forecasting, unit commitment, interchange, planning and
reliability analysis. Factors that affect investments in generation and transmission.

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24468 Electric Machines Lab


Co-requisite: 24462
Credit Hours: 1
Transformers. DC Motors and generators. Single- and three-phase induction
motors. Single- and three-phase synchronous generators and motors. Single-phase
induction motor: torque-speed characteristics.

24469 Electric Power Systems Lab


Co-requisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 1
Transmission line. Simulation of power systems. Earthing of power systems.
Symmetrical components and sequence filters. Balanced and unbalanced faults.

24471 Automatic Control


Prerequisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 3
Transfer Functions: block diagrams and signal flow graphs. Mathematical
modeling of physical systems. State space representations. Control systems
characteristics. Time response of systems and closed loop performance of second
order systems. Stability and Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion. Root locus analysis.
Nyqist stability criterion. Bode plots. Frequency domain analysis. Design of control
systems.

24472 Energy Conversion


Prerequisite: 24311
Credit Hours: 3
Energy classifications, sources and utilization. Energy growth and economics.
Fossil-fuel systems and combustion in steam power plants. Steam generators.
Boiler rating and performance. Environmental aspects of thermal power plants.
Overview of renewable energy sources with emphasis on solar and wind energy
systems. Introduction to direct energy conversion systems; Thermoelectric,
photovoltaic and thermionic converters. Energy storage.

24479 Automatic Control Lab


Co-requisite: 24471
Credit Hours: 1
A set of experiments that cover the following: analog simulation, first and second
order systems, transient and steady state for step, ramp, and parabolic inputs. Time
and frequency response of second order systems. DC motor control. Application of
PID controller, phase-lead, and phase-lag controllers. Level control. Applications
using simulation software.

24490 Engineering Training


Prerequisite: Finish 99 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 3
Grade: Pass/Fail
Students undertake suitable and supervised internships for a period of 8 consecutive
weeks in Jordan, or 6 consecutive weeks outside.

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24561 Power Electronics


Prerequisite: 21331
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and methods of Electric power conversion (including waveform
components, phase control and pulse width modulation), semiconductor power
switches, supplementary components and systems (drivers, overcurrent protection
schemes, snubbers and filters), AC-to- DC converters, AC-to- AC converters
(including PWM AC voltage converters, cycloconverters and matrix converters),
DC-to-DC converters, DC-to-AC converters (Inverters), switching power supplies,
power Electronics for clean Energy (PV , Wind, Fuel cell and Electric and Hybrid
cars).

24562 Power Systems Protection


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Protection systems components: voltage and current transformers,
electromechanical and solid state relays, circuit breakers. Types of relays:
overcurrent, directional, differential and distance. Types of circuit breakers: air, oil,
SF6 and vacuum. Protection of power system components: generator, transformers,
bus bars, and lines.

24563 Power System planning, Operation and Control


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Symmetrical components and sequence networks. Unsymmetrical faults:
unsymmetrical faults on an unloaded generator, unsymmetrical faults on a power
system, Zbus matrices (positive, negative and zero sequence) in symmetrical fault
calculations. Load flow solutions. Control of power flow. Power system stability.

24564 Transmission & Distribution Systems


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Components of Transmission and Distribution systems (TD). Planning of TD.
Overhead lines. Cables. Bulk power transmission. TD Grid. Losses. HVDC. FACT.
Substation. Distribution networks: radial, interconnected. Cost of electrical power
TD. Electricity market of TD. Control and reliability of TD.

24565 High Voltage Engineering


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Insulating materials and their application. Breakdown of insulating materials:
gases, liquid and solid dielectrics. Generation and measurement of high voltages
and currents. Insulation coordination in electrical power systems. High voltage
testing of electrical equipment.

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24566 Reliability of power systems


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts of reliability engineering. Reliability of generating capacity and
transmission systems. Composite systems reliability evaluation. Reliability of
distribution systems. Reliability cost-worth analysis. Ancillary services in
electricity markets.

24567 Power Systems Design


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3
Design of three-phase synchronous generators, power station, transmission lines,
substation, Industrial and commercial electrical systems.

24568 Power Electronics Lab


Co-requisite: 24561
Credit Hours: 1
Single-phase half wave rectification. Single-phase full wave rectification.
Controlled single phase half wave rectification. Controlled single phase full wave
rectification. Single phase AC tuned circuits. Three phase rectifier. Three phase
controlled rectification. Three phase AC voltage controller at =45 . Three phase
AC voltage controller at =75 . Three phase AC voltage controller at =105.

24569 Power Systems Protection Lab


Co-requisite: 24562
Credit Hours: 1
Experiments to study the characteristics and performance of: instrument
transformers, sequence filters, electromechanical and solid state relays, various
types of relays. Protection application to power system components.

24571 Renewable Energy Systems


Prerequisite: 24463
Credit Hours: 3

Electric Power Fundamentals, Introduction to Renewable Energy Types


and Resources, Solar Energy, Photovoltaic material and Characteristics,
Photovoltaic Systems, Wind Power Systems, Introduction to Smart
Grids

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24572 Electrical Drives Systems


Prerequisite: 24462
Credit Hours: 3
Review: Electromagnetics and Energy Conversion, Review: AC Systems and
Three-Phase Circuits, Converter Power Electronics: Basic Theory, Devices, AC
Inverter Basics: VSI, CSI, Modulation, Adjustable Speed Drives: Basics,
Adjustable Speed Drives: Volts/Hz Control, Adjustable Torque Drives: Basics,
Induction Motor Field Orientation, Application-Specific, Selection of Machine-
and-Drive Systems.

24581 Special Topics in Electrical Power Engineering


Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the
areas of Electrical Power engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to
another depending on the instructors area of specialty.

24582 Special Topics in Electrical Energy Engineering


Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the
areas of Electrical Energy engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to
another depending on the instructors area of specialty.

24591 Senior Design Project (1)


Prerequisite: Finish 120 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 1
Grade: Pass/Fail
Projects are aimed at developing independent engineering problem solving skills. A
project should be performed by two or more students under the supervision of a
faculty member.

24592 Senior Design Project (2)


Prerequisite: 24591
Credit Hours: 2
Continuation of Senior Design Project (1). Students are required to fulfill the
project objectives, perform a formal presentation and submit a final report.

31010 Arabic Language Placement Test


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Testing basic grammars in Arabic.

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31019 Arabic Language (Remedial)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
The verb and noun. Grammars. Punctuation. Al Hamza. Applications.

31020 English Language Placement Test


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Testing basic grammars in English.

31029 English Language (Remedial)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Reading. Writing. Speaking. Listening. Application.

31111 Arabic Language


Prerequisite: 31019
Credit Hours: 3
Summarization. Punctuation. Spelling. Deletion. Displacement. Construction and
inflection. Derivation. Substitution and the vowel system. Number.
Indescribability. Sentence. Clause. Rhetoric issues and various applications.

31121 English Language


Prerequisite: 31029
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced reading. Advanced writing. Grammar. Speech. Translation.

20132 Calculus (1)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Differentiation. Inverse functions.
Trigonometric functions. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Hyperbolic
functions. Integrals.

20133 Calculus (2)


Prerequisite: 20132
Credit Hours: 3
Methods of integration. Applications of integration. Plane analytic geometry
including polar coordinates. Sequences and series, including power series.

20141 Physics (1)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Units and measurements. Vector algebra. Kinematics. Projectile and circular
motions. Newtons laws of motion. Forces of nature. Applications of Newtons
laws on rectilinear and circular motions. Work and energy. Law of conservation of
mechanical energy. Laws of conservation of linear and angular momenta.

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20142 Physics (2)


Prerequisite: 20141
Credit Hours: 3
Electric fields. Gauss law. Electric potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current
and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Source of the magnetic
field. Faradays law. Inductance. Alternating current circuits. Electromagnetic
waves.

20148 Physics (1) Lab


Co-requisite: 20141
Credit Hours: 1
Basic measurements. Static equilibrium. Newtons second law on the air track.
Moment of inertia. The simple harmonic motion of a spring. Youngs modulus of
elasticity. Resonance in air columns. Linear expansion of a solid.

20149 Physics (2) Lab


Co-requisite: 20142
Credit Hours: 1
Electric fields. Slide-wire Wheatstone bridge. Damped electrical oscillations. Index
of refraction. Interference and diffraction. Photoelectric effect.

31151 National Education


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Jordan: the land, people and homeland. The Arab nation. History of Jordan.
Political system. Jordanian society. Major national institutions. Internal and
external challenges facing Jordan. The role of local institutions in achieving
development in national awareness. The family and its role in society.

31152 Islamic Arabic Civilization


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Concept of civilization. Stages of development of Islamic Arabic civilization.
Principles and grounds of Islamic Arabic civilization. Areas of cultural creativity in
Islamic Arabic Civilization. Linguistics. Theology. Islamic jurisprudence.
Philosophy. Natural and social sciences. Islamic art and music. Unity of the Arab
and Islamic worlds.

31161 Introductions to Library Science


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Information sources. Types of cataloging. Types of catalogs. Types of
classification. Information and knowledge. Information society. Information
services. Information technology. Information storage. Information retrieval and
dissemination. Information and Internet.

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31171 History of Science


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Importance of understanding science as a socio-historic phenomenon. Science as
industry. Science and development. Cognitive conditions of scientific production.
Examples: Kepler and Planck. Science as social production. Socio-historic
determinants of the social production of science. Main epochs of the history of
natural science. Greek Science. Hellenistic science Roman science. Arabic Islamic
science. Modern European science. Science in the contemporary Arab world.
Epistemological periodization of natural science. Roots of the philosophy of nature.
The Ionians. Platonic project in astronomy. Aristotle. Ptolemy. Arabic Islamic
astronomy. The 17th century Scientific Revolution.

31211 Arabic Literature


Prerequisite: 31111
Credit Hours: 3
Developing students' taste of Arabic literature through reading of literature essays.
Analysis. Introducing some literature aspects from different eras.

20231 Calculus (3)


Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
Vectors in a plane. Vectors in space. Plane and space curves. Functions of several
variables. Partial differentiation and derivatives. Gradient. Extremal values.
Lagrange multipliers. Double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates. Triple
integrals in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.

20232 Engineering Mathematics (1)


Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
First order ordinary differential equations. Second and higher order linear ordinary
differential equations. Systems of first order linear and nonlinear ordinary
differential equations and stability. Laplace transforms.

20234 Linear Algebra


Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
.

31251 Military Science (Jordanian Students Only)


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Grade: Pass/Fail
History of the Jordanian army. Jordanian peace forces. Preparing the nation for
defense and liberation. Genesis and development of the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan.

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31261 Introductions to Politics and Economics


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The nature of political economy. The issues of political economy. The importance
of the market. Market effects and political economy. Three ideologies of political
economy. The dynamics of the international political economy. The political
economy of structural changes. Long-term variations of economic growth and the
effect of political hegemonic. The politics of international trade. The political
economy of international finance.

31262 Introductions to Educational Science


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Education: principles and philosophy. Education and individuals. Education and
learning. Education and society. Education and development. Educational courses
and methods. Educational institutions and educational assessments. Education in
the Arab and Islamic worlds.

31263 Technical Writing & Communication Skills


Prerequisite: 31111 and 31121
Credit Hours: 3
Organization of the technical report. Layout and organization of the front page.
Arrangement of information. Organization and layout of headings and sub-
headings. Numbering systems. Order of arrangements of results and
recommendations. How to prepare an undetailed proposal on any technical and
scientific work.

31271 Environmental Science


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The earth and natural hazards. Ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles. Man and the
Environment. The natural resources in the solid Earth system. Air pollution. Water
resources. Management and pollution. Solid waste. Food and Health.
Environmental impact assessment.

20331 Engineering Mathematics (2)


Prerequisite: 20231 and 20232
Credit Hours: 3
Vector calculus. Line and surface integrals. The three main theorems: Green
theorem, Stokes theorem and divergence theorem. Fourier series, integrals and
transforms. Partial differential equations solutions using Fourier series and
Transforms.

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20333 Numerical Analysis


Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
Vectors and matrices. Determinants. System of linear algebraic equations.
Cramers rule and characteristics-value problem. Error analysis. Iterative methods
for solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations. Interpolation and
approximation. Introduction to numerical differentiation and integration.

20334 Applied Probability


Prerequisite: 20232
Credit Hours: 3
Probability principles and set theory. Random variables. Operations on random
variables. Various distribution functions. Introduction to random processes. Weak
stationary. Correlation functions, linear processing, and estimation. Poisson
processes and Markov chains. Queuing analysis.

31351 Current Issues in the Arab World


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Social and national fragmentation in the Arab east: Features and roots. The Arab-
Israeli conflict. Democracy and civil society in the Arab world. Pan- Arabism and
Islam. The self and the other. Secularism. The Arabs and globalization. Human
security in the Arab world.

31352 Jerusalem: History and facts


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The geographic borders of AL-Quds through history. A glance at the historical
discoveries in AL-Quds. AL-Quds and the British occupation. The establishment of
Israel. The Israeli plans to jadeite AL-Quds. Importance of AL-Quds from religion
point of view. The infringements of AL-Aqsa mosque since 1967 by Israel.

31361 Introductions to Philosophy


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Definition of philosophy. The relation between philosophy and science. The
science-based and religion-based thoughts. A historical review of philosophy and
science. A discussion of the most important fields in philosophy.

31371 Health Education


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding the responsibility we have for our own health. Skills for dealing
with emergency cases. Personal safety and accident prevention. Mental health,
mental illness and stress.

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32431 Engineering Economics


Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Cost concepts, Decision making process, Concepts of time value of money, Simple
and compound interest, Interest formulas, rate of return, cash flow, project
evaluation methods, break-even analysis, evaluating a single project, comparison
and selection among alternatives and Depreciation calculations.

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