ECE 371 - Sustainable Energy Systems
Winter 2016/17

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Dr. Rostamkolai








Coverage of conventional and modern sources of energy for power generation in electric power industry with the imposed economic, regulatory, and environmental constraints. Wind, solar-photovoltaic, micro-hydropower, biomass, and fuel cell systems. Integral laboratory.


Honor Code:

The Institute values its reputation for moral leadership as much as its reputation for academic excellence, and expects all persons associated with it to maintain the reputation. The institute's Code of Ethics is simple and direct: Rose-Hulman expects its students to be responsible adults and to behave at all times with honor and integrity. All students are expected to abide by this code and to aid its enforcement by reporting violations of it.



ECE 371 meets three times a week and you are expected to attend all lectures. Missing more than three lectures without a valid excuse (doctor's note) results in failing the course.


Lab meets once a week and missing any experiment also results in failing the course. Students are expected to be present at the beginning of the lab period and late arrival impacts the lab grade.


Course Work:

Homework problems are assigned weekly with a firm due date. Homework problems should be done according to the format specified in the GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. Each individual is responsible for turning in his/her homework assignment. Homework problems may be discussed with others; however, copying homework assignments is considered a violation of the institution HONOR CODE. Homework problem-set solution is placed in the library after the homework assignment is graded. Late homework assignments are not accepted.


Two one-hour exams and a final exam are scheduled for this course. Exams are closed-book and closed-notes. You are not permitted to use homework solutions during exam periods. You are allowed to have one sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper for formulas during each hourly exam.


Lab Work:

Four experiments and four computer projects are scheduled for the ECE 371. Each team is required to document each experiment. Lab reports are submitted to the instructor at the end of each lab session.








Renewable & Efficient Electric Power Systems


ECE 204