PDS108 Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers


Program Description/Overview

This course caters, mainly, to Engineers, Technicians and Facilities Managers who are not intimately familiar with Electrical Engineering Principles and Practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of electricity in a simple, easy to understand, format. This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, power and power factor. Charts and tables, as alternate means for current, voltage and power estimation, will be presented. Practical examples of electrical applications, in industrial settings, will be covered. Electrical, equipment, components, devices and test instrumentation will be discussed. Important concepts in electrical safety will be introduced.

Course Materials

Electronic MaterialsAll course materials will be provided electronically. Registered students will receive access instructions in their enrollment reminder emails prior to class.


Topics to be covered

  • Principles of Electricity, AC and DC
  • Electrical Code and Safety
  • Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation in Industrial Applications.
    • This would include motors, transformers, switchgear, protection devices, power/energy monitoring systems.
  • Electrical Control Systems; i.e. PLC’s, Control Diagrams, Drives and Sensors and examples of automation systems.
  • Understanding Electrical Drawings and Documentation
  • Understanding Electrical Power Bills and Ways to Reduce the Energy Cost

Advisory Board

Course curriculum is developed in consultation with our Professional Development Advisory Board of subject matter experts, faculty, and industry practitioners. Click here to view the members of our Professional Development Advisory Board.


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