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H64AN1 Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MEng, MSc [FT] and Postgraduate Diploma courses in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or three years of study on an equivalent MEng course

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module considers the design and operation of Power Systems in a range or transport related applications

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
All teaching takes place in 5 weeks, with a single 4 hour session per week, giving 20 hours of timetabled lectures and demonstrations

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 1 hr 30 min exam 

Convenor: 
Professor S Bozhko

Education Aims:  This module aims to develop an understanding of the design and operation of power systems in aerospace, marine and automotive applications. With the introduction of more electrical technologies in these application areas, the understanding and expected performance of the power system has become a critical platform design issue.

Learning Outcomes:  

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the design of Electrical Power Systems in Aerospace, Marine and Automotive applications
  • use engineering principles to undertake the basic outline design of power systems in transport applications.
  • select the most appropriate power system solutions for a large range of More Electric Transport applications
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of the factors influencing the design of electrical power systems in transport systems including voltage, frequency and protection
  • Offering School:  Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering


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