18-882-k-Carnegie Mellon University Africa - Carnegie Mellon University



Power Electronics

Course discipline: 

Power Systems, Renewable Energy, Power Electronics,  Energy Markets

Core/Elective: Elective  
Units: 3 or 4 
Lecture/Lab/Rep hours/week: 
 3 Lecture Hours Per Week
 0 Lab Hours Per Week
Semester/year offered (fall/spring, even/odd/all years): Fall
Pre-requisites:  Basic Electrical Power Course

Course description: 

This course aims at teaching microgrids and new generation Power Systems. It will focus on generation based on Renewable Energy sources, distributed generation and control concepts as well as changing paradigm in Electrical Sector. In Rwandan context, microgrids and distributed generation will be considered as a way for national grid formation.


Learning objectives:

Learn different generation techniques, their pros and cons, their suitability for different contexts.

Contrast between traditional and new age power systems,

Design new grids based on these.


After completing this course, students should be able to do the tasks in Learning objectives and use them for professional design as well as research purposes.

Faculty: Selim Ustun