This paper investigates integrating power engineering material over the breadth of an electrical engineering curriculum. Electrical engineering curricula have a large number of required courses and many subareas for students to study. By introducing power concepts in a variety of courses, students may be motivated to take additional courses in the power area and are better prepared for the diverse background which will be required of them as practising power engineers. The important interrelationships between subareas of electrical engineering are better understood by students when cross discipline applications are discussed. This paper describes the introduction of power concepts and applications in courses such as linear systems, digital systems, microprocessors, digital signal processing, electronic system design and electrical materials.

Meeting Name

29th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, 1999


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Digital Signal Processing; Digital Systems; Educational Courses; Electrical Engineering Curriculum; Electrical Engineering Education; Electrical Materials; Electronic System Design; Linear Systems; Microprocessors; Non-Power Courses; Power Concepts; Power Engineering Education; Power Engineering Topics Integration; Student Motivation; Teaching

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 1999