Course Description

This course is 49 hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The third course in this certificate program focuses on electrical power systems by looking at power generation including single-phase and three-phase AC power along with fossil, hydraulic, nuclear, wind, and solar generation. It then looks at transmission and distribution, then moves on to electrical control drawings including input and output control diagrams.  The course concludes with a lesson on energy consumption.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of five hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Power Generation
  • Week 2: Transmission
  • Week 3: Distribution
  • Week 4: Electrical and Control Drawings
  • Week 5: Energy Consumption

What You Will Learn

  • Single-phase and three-phase AC power
  • High-voltage vs extra high-voltage transmission
  • Medium vs low voltage distribution
  • Electrical and control drawings
  • An in-depth look at power consumption


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Non-electrical engineers who would like to learn about electrical engineering (EE) in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view
  • Those who would like to communicate effectively more effectively with EE personnel in a team environment
  • Those who want to move into the field of electrical engineering application

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Electrical Power Systems
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers
Authors: S. Bobby Rauf
Edition: 2nd
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 9781498799607
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