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IEN0010 – Introduction to Electronics Engineering

Introduction to Electronics Engineering is the first electronics-related


course that students of the program must take. This is a basic
professional course type where students have the opportunity to
meet broadly all the field of action the Electronics Engineering
program at the Universidad del Norte offers. In addition the students
have the opportunity to reaffirm the decision to study Electronics
Engineering, to discuss all the resources available for them at the
university and to interiorize some aspects of the university life at
Uninorte.

1.000 Credit hours


1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
IEL1011 – Circuit Analysis I
At first, the work is based in the scientific notation and prefixes
commonly used in expressions of values in a circuit. Then, it will be
made a review of the concepts of electricity viewed from a physical
perspective (Load, Current, Voltage, Power and Energy)
After that, students analyze the main techniques for solving DC
circuits such as: Voltage and current divider and Transformation of
sources, in order to learn immediately the different analysis methods
of mesh and nodes for DC circuits.
Once is interiorized the main mesh and nodes analysis methods for
dc circuits the next step is to study the following Theorems:
Superposition, Transformation of sources, Thevenin and Norton and
Maximum power transfer. At this point of the course the student will
be able to understand the behavior of different types of ideal op amp
when working with DC circuits.
At the end of the course the student will develop the sinusoidal
steady-state analysis, through the node and mesh analysis ,
superposition theorem , Thevenin and Norton theorems and ac
circuits with ideal operational amplifiers.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
MAT1031 – Linear Algebra
FIS1033 – Physics - Electricity
Corequisites:
None
IEL1021 – Circuit Analysis II
This course begins with the study of the concepts of power phase
and three-phase in AC circuits and how to express it in terms of
phasor algebra. It starts with this issue because it is the last topic
that students see in the course of Circuits I, which precedes it. Here
are the three-phase circuits are studied in their connections Y - Y
and Y - delta, and power measurement techniques thereof are
determined.
In the second module, it’s shown to the student how to find transient
and steady state response to forced functions of DC circuits
containing one or two elements energy storage (capacitances and
inductances), i.e. circuits of first and second order respectively.
The third module is composed of the circuit analysis and the
equivalence magnetically coupled from the viewpoint of circuit
analysis. Finally, circuit analysis techniques via network function are
studied to provide a unified approach of the course.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1011 – Circuit Analysis I
Corequisites:
None
IEN4020 – Analog Electronics I
The course mainly focuses on a general understanding of the
behavior of the most common semiconductor devices used in
electronics applications oriented to both switching and amplification
systems. The semiconductor devices studied in the course are:
diodes junction (PN), bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field
effect transistors (MOSFETs). The basic physical principles of
operation of the devices are studied, as its formation, polarization
(CD), small signal behavior (CA) and its frequency response. In each
case presents one or more mathematical models that allow the study
of devices with conventional analysis techniques circuits with the
primary objective of the approach and design troubleshooting
electronic amplification systems. Finally, each theory session is
accompanied by a practical session led by the teacher in which
students can see what they study and strengthen their concepts
through experience.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1011 – Circuit Analysis I
Corequisites:
None
IEN4120 – Digital Electronics
This course lays the foundations of Boolean logic applied to circuits
and digital systems. The course covers binary arithmetic, basic logic
devices, combinational and sequential circuits, storage and
programmable devices. The course introduces the VHDL description
language.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1011 – Circuit Analysis I
Corequisites:
None
IEN4030 – Analog Electronics II
The course begins with a presentation of the different amplifier configurations and their
basic parameters (gain and input and output resistances). With this foundation, we
continue with the study of the Operational Amplifier (OP -AMP), which covers the
features more desirable for a voltage - voltage amplifier type. An idealized model is
proposed, which then leads to a more realistic model to perform various considerations
when developing applications involving signal conditioning. Different configurations and
application circuits, where the student will develop a criterion for selection based on
real or ideal OPAMP analysis. Subsequently, it delves into the ideal amplifier block to
discover how its architecture is configured (input stage, gain stage, output stage, stage
of polarization). Thus, the differential pair, emphasizing its use in the mode of
difference amplifier is studied. The issue of differential amplifiers and current sources,
where the origins of many of the imperfections of the operational amplifiers are
explained addressed. During the study of the sources, it's set up an improved model of
the basic mirror, that will give understanding of the benefits arising from their
implementation when these are used as an active load differential amplifier arise. The
basic output stages are treated in this subject evaluating them from the standpoint of
efficiency and operating cycle.
When the blocks amplifiers are using DC signals, most of the operating characteristics
of the op-amps configurations treated during the course, will be closer to the ideal
discussed in the theory; however, when the signals to processes increases their
frequency, it is observed that the operating characteristics gradually begin to move
away from the expected values due to the action of the poles and zeros of the system.
Thus, it requires an analysis of frequency response that allows the designer to set
ranges of operation and / or strategies for the effects of frequency. Therefore, the
common methods are studied to analyze the frequency and the response of the basic
steps discussed in Analog Electronics I.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1021 – Circuit Analysis II
IEN4020 – Analog Electronics I
IIN4311 – Comprehensive Exam I

Corequisites:
None
IEL4011 – Electric Machinery I
The course Electrical Machines I is the steady-state operation of
electrical machines in general: transformers, motors and
generators, direct current motors and generators AC synchronous,
induction motors, three-phase and single-phase and special
motors.
The operating principle of the Ideal Machines, the operating
characteristics of real machines, equivalent calculations to
determine operating parameters and steady state circuits. Typical
applications are explored.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1021 – Circuit Analysis II
FIS1010 – Electromagnetic Theory

Corequisites:
None
IEN7211 – RF Engineering
The course studies the physical elements that serve as a
transmission medium for transmitting information. Such media are
metallic cable, waveguide, optical fiber and the parameters that
characterize antennas are also studied. These elements are modeled
and characterized as a transmitter, also studying perturbations to
which they are subjected and which affect the quality of
transmission. For reference some devices involved in transmission
systems are studied.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
FIS1010 – Electromagnetic Theory

Corequisites:
None
IEN4100 – Introduction to Signal Processing
This course covers the fundamental concepts associated with the
analysis of signals and linear time invariant systems (LTI) are
examined. The course begins with an exploration of the concepts of
signals and systems and their fundamental characteristics.
Then the study of linear time-invariant systems deepens over time
from its representation and analysis of systems in the time domain,
assessing its interaction with continuous and discrete signals from
the study of the convolution procedure as well as their properties
and major characteristics.
Later tools representation of signals and systems analysis in the
domain of the complex variable are analyzed, which begins with
Fourier analysis in continuous time domain, then the analysis using
the Laplace transform, and finally with the z-transform.
It also explores some applications of these tools both in the area of
communications, and analog and discrete elements of control.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
MAT4011 –Differential Equations
IIN4311 – Comprehensive Exam I

Corequisites:
None
IEN7135 – Microprocessors
In this course, microprocessors are studied from the structural and
functional point of view, their interconnection with other discrete or
programmable LSI and VLSI devices and the languages and tools
specific to each software level are applied.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN4120 – Digital Electronics

Corequisites:
None
IEN7220 – Analog Electronics III
Analog Electronics III becomes the culmination of the description of a simple op amp
with the study of the output stages, which are related to the drive or power. These
steps are particularly important in the amplification of audio signals.
During the description of the operational amplifiers in Analog Electronics II, emphasis
was placed on the need for a very high open loop gain in order to ensure that the
closed loop gain could be controlled by the values of the external components to the
core amplifier. The closed loop gain is obtained when feedback is applied to the system,
which; while it reduces the overall gain of the amplifier, provides improvements in other
characteristics such as frequency response and robustness with respect to variations in
the internal circuit parameters. The complete analysis of a feedback configuration can
be complex and therefore techniques that facilitate this task and thus exposed, drawing
conclusions and / or design criteria.
An improvement in the operation of the amplifiers using feedback is achieved through
the use of an error signal when input and output forming negative feedback system
compares.
The use of negative feedback amplifiers not only used to amplify the signal of interest,
trying at all times to maintain the linearity of processing. While manipulating the signal
required maintaining the information contained therein, it is sometimes necessary to
remove some signal components, an application specific interference can become and
thus provide no information desired. By using specific configurations involving
amplifiers they can use the frequency response of systems to create blocks called
processing filters that perform the work of debugging information of interest. This
course introduces the types of filters, the design process of the same high level and
then develops some basic architecture.
Finally, in terms of comparison of signals at the input of a feedback system, if the
comparison between the signals involved regeneration firing produces the values of the
output signal, a behavior of positive feedback which is obtained is not suitable for use in
amplifiers. However, there are alternative configurations amplifiers imposed this type of
feedback, and in this category the comparators and oscillators are included.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN4030 – Analog Electronics II

Corequisites:
None
IEL8435 – Instrumentation and Measurements
This course covers the basic concepts of measurement and
instrumentation systems are studied, with emphasis on analysis,
selection and implementation of these according to the physical
variable to be measured and the requirements of sensitivity,
robustness and accuracy.
The course begins by presenting the most common measurement
instruments with the most relevant electrical safety, especially for
design and assembly of prototypes in the laboratory aspects. It
follows the principles of operation of signal conditioning systems
(instrumentation amplifiers and analog filters), and then
concentrated in industrial sensors for position, temperature, level,
pressure and proximity, among others. Students learn criteria for the
selection and comparison of these devices that help you during your
measurement system designs. Filed applications are mostly
automatic control system in which the feedback is a measuring
system. At the end of the course topics electromagnetic interference
shielding and recommendations for mounting on printed circuit
boards meet.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL1021 – Circuit Analysis II
IEN4020 – Analog Electronics I

Corequisites:
None
IEN7065 – Communication Systems
The course is divided into three sections: introductory concepts,
analog communication systems and digital communication systems.
The first section, preliminary concepts, discusses general aspects of
communications systems, basic concepts of random signals and LTI
systems analysis and some useful in characterizing transformed
communications systems. The second section provides a detailed
analysis of the various analog communication schemes study,
characterizing them in time and frequency and analyzing the block
diagrams required to implement the process of modulation and
demodulation. The third and final section deals with the analysis of
digital communication schemes, based on the information theory, to
basic coding and modulation schemes, reaching some applications
used today.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN4100 – Intro to Signal Processing
EST7042 – Data Analysis in Engineering I

Corequisites:
None
IEN7136 – Microcontrollers
This course continues the study of microprocessors by using higher
level tools and more demanding applications. The work is focused on
the use of microcontrollers and platforms with microprocessors for
application development professional type.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN7135 – Microprocessors

Corequisites:
None
IEN7123 – Electronics Engineering Design
This course consolidates a methodology for planning and
implementation of of electronic systems projects used in control
engineering, transmission media and communications signals.
The course intends to structure in the student, the methodology to
carry out engineering projects, where the design and construction of
electronic systems is achieved, such as sensing systems, processing
platforms, devices and actuators are achieved; used in control
engineering, transmission media or communications signals. The
analysis of these circuits is based on design criteria, where students
develop their ability to determine the choice of devices according to
the problems encountered. Different alternatives for each design
element are presented, where the student, through a comparative
analysis, justifies which one is the most convenient alternative.
Course development involves extensive use of hardware and
software at various levels and approaches.

2.000 Credit hours


1.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN7220 – Analog Electronics III

Corequisites:
IEN7136 - Microcontrollers
IEN8430 – Internetworking Communication & Programming
The course starts with an introduction of the concept of telematics
and its scope, and then explores various benchmarks, with particular
emphasis on the OSI and TCP / IP model. We describe each of the
layers of the models. It's provided an introduction to Concepts
related to LANs, which will serve as a basis for those who wish to
explore the topic in electives related to networks are mention.
Network layers especially in relation to IP addressing, creating small
networks and application layer are analyzed.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN7065 – Communication Systems
IEN7211 – RF Engineering

Corequisites:
None
IEL4045 – Control Systems
This course covers the basic concepts of automatic control systems,
focusing mainly on the analysis and design of linear control systems,
by mathematical modeling in continuous time. This modeling is
mainly based on transfer functions, block diagrams and state
variables.
Additionally, the behavior in the time of open loop systems and
closed loop based on their transient and stationary responses is
studied. The stability for continuous systems in closed loop is studied
by Routh - Hurtwitz and method of the root locus.
Moreover, continuous systems in the frequency domain using Bode
plots and stability through the phase and gain margins are also
analyzed.
Finally, the course introduces basic concepts about the design of
controllers and compensators that conforms the feedback control
system and its effect on the response behavior of typical systems
models.

4.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL8435 – Instrumentation and Measurements
IEN4100 – Intro to Signal Processing

Corequisites:
None
INV7365 – Capstone Design
Capstone Design is a course where students must propose, design,
develop, document and build a system or device in the area of
Electronics Engineering; is a design course where students must use
tools and skills acquired in previous courses so that they can solve a
particular problem using an approach from the point of view of
Electronics Engineering. The first part of the course is focused on the
definition and planning of the project, while the second part involves
the regular reporting of progress on the project.
Students must define their project, prepare a schedule and a budget.
They must also apply the methodology of experimental design their
own project, in order to objectively demonstrate the proper
operation of their prototype.
At the same time, students should review the code of Ethics,
understand it and apply it not only in the field of engineering, but in
different activities of daily life.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEN8430 – Inter. Comm. and Programming.
IEL4045 – Control Systems
IEN7123 – EE Design
IIN4317 – Comprehensive Exam II
IGL1080 – Language Requirement VIII

Corequisites:
None
IEN8562 – Tech-based Project Management
Concepts of service management techniques and best practices of
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) are presented
and Information Technology is studied from a business perspective,
showing the benefits and the value that it generates in a company.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN7140 – Power Electronics
The course introduces basic power electronic devices such as diodes,
transistors, and thrusters, and reviews basic concepts of operational
amplifiers in the laboratory. Subsequently, power converters (AC
{DC, DC{DC, DC{AC, AC{AC) are analyzed according to
performance parameters. Also, application circuits are presented
along with the working principles.
Students have the opportunity to do several lab practices that verify
concepts seen in the lecture, especially, rectifiers and phase
controlled switching circuits. Moreover, the subject requires reading
scientific and technical articles relevant to power electronics, which
are then orally presented to the class. This is an opportunity to
enhance a collaborative and participative learning process and to
keep students up to date with relevant topics as electrical/electronics
engineers.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8450 – Digital Image Processing
The course introduces the techniques involved in the task of
acquisition, filtering, segmentation, characterization and recognition
of digital images, that is, the typical stages of vision systems used to
develop two types of tasks: improvement of digital imaging to
facilitate human interpretation and processing of the data in a scene
that allows the automation of processes. This course prepares the
student to the basic concepts required to analyze, design and
implement a system of Digital Image Processing.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8211 – CCNA I
The course starts with an introduction of the concept of telematics
and its scope, and then elaborates on various benchmarks, with a
particular emphasis on the OSI and TCP / IP model. There are
described each of the layers of the models and the concepts related
to LANs with regard to module one of CCNA are mentioned.

3.000 Credit hours


2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8495 – Intelligent Control Systems
This course makes emphasis on the design, analysis and simulation
of feedback control systems, knowing and using different types of
drivers and introducing basic concepts of design and tuning. Also,
additional techniques of classical and advanced control, such as the
feed forward control, cascade control, multi-variable control, fuzzy
control, adaptive control and digital control are presented. Using
MatLab / Simulink software’s and practical exercises in the
laboratory are proved each of the above theoretical aspects.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8475 – Communication Services and Applications
The course covers all aspects of the Design and Implementation of
Connected Devices Solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises, and
prepares to pass the exam of HP certification ATA Connected
Devices.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8485 – Industrial Automation
This course will introduce in a basic level, theoretical, functional and
practical concepts that allow understanding of the scope and
potential of industrial automation systems and the application of best
practices in automation and control projects.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8126 – Biomedical Instrumentation
In this course are discussed the basic concepts of operation, use and
methods of measuring the most common electronic instruments in
hospitals, along with some technical specifications, technological
specifications and recommendations. Additionally, presents the
fundamentals of analog and digital processing of biomedical signals,
starting with the conditioning and acquisition, followed by digital
processing, using mathematical tools that facilitate interpretation
and improve them.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEN8530 – Optimization Theory
The subject focuses on processes and tools to solve optimization
problems in communication network design. Among the considered
factors are: capacity dimensioning, routing, link resource allocation
(data rate, channels, etc.) and re - source planning. The course
starts showing the relevance of optimization in communication
networks and introduces the basic concepts. Then Linear and Integer
Programing are presented, together with modeling techniques and
soft - ware tools. Then the course concentrates on network design
based on optimization with network flow models. In the last part,
some efficient algorithms to optimally compute network routes are
explained. Real communication protocols applying those algorithms
are presented. Additionally, students develop assignments that
involve handling software tools to solve optimization problems.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEL0010 – Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Introduction to electrical engineering aims to provide an overview of
the electrical engineering for students who begin their academic
career, addressing the importance of Electrical Engineering in the
development of society and the possible fields of action in which
professionals could work in the future.

1.000 Credit hours


1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEL4020 – Electric Machinery II
This course deals with advanced topics not presented in the previous
course Electrical Machines I, with emphasis on the design of the
machines.
It starts with the analysis of three-phase transformers and the
groups of coils, followed by technical design of electrical
transformers. Then general aspects of design rotating electrical
machines followed by specific topics of motor control and induction
and synchronous generators are presented.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL4011 – Electric Machinery I
IME7061 – Thermodynamics I

Corequisites:
None
IEN4150 – Electric Installations and Standards
This course begins with the study of all the concepts related to area
facilities; voltage levels, current capacity, cargo, cargo surveys,
among others; then the study focuses on the classification of
different facilities given various parameters. The course continues
with the implementation of the different variables related to the
design of an installation (conductor sizing calculations control,
lighting systems, piping analysis, calculation of protection, grounding
systems, application of demand factors variables, among others).
Finally the student, through your design project executed during the
semester, will understand and will be able to handle and properly
implement all the aspects mentioned above.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL4011 – Electric Machinery I

Corequisites:
None
IEL7070 – Power Systems Planning
Through this course, students will learn the elements of electrical
power systems, its operation and interaction between them under
normal conditions. Treatment to be given to the representation of
the teams that make it, in order to develop models for study is
important. Special interest is devoted to the knowledge of cargo
flows to estimate the operation of power system. Additionally, the
operation of the power system under fault conditions will be taught
in the course.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL4011 – Electric Machinery I
IST4360 – Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems
IEN4100 – Intro to Signal Processing

Corequisites:
None
IEL7240 – Power Systems Protections
This course is based on the study of the basic concepts of electrical
protection systems designed for power generators, motors,
transformers, bars, transmission lines and distribution networks.
During the course, the failures in electric power systems, instrument
transformers, protection elements, types of relays and all protection
systems are studied.
The criteria necessary for the protection settings and coordination of
multiple relays in networks are defined. Different case studies to
help understand the behavior of systems and operating safely so
that faults can be removed with minimal disruption to electricity
work.
Computational tools for the study of the conditions of the system
under normal operation, failure and required settings for the relays
are used.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
IEL7010 – Power Systems Analysis
IEL7010 – Power Systems Analysis
This course provides an overview of the essential concepts for
design, operation and control of the generation, transmission and
distribution power systems, focusing on the study, analysis and
solution of problems of economic operation. Electricity markets and
electric energy planning, generation characteristics, load
characteristics, economic dispatch, optimization techniques and
coordination of dispatches generation, operation and control
techniques for state estimation are studied, the security and stability
of power systems.
This course requires the use of common computational tools such as
Matlab, DIgSILENT, MATPOWER, PowerWorld, Neplan, among others.
The power system studies will be performed for typical case studies
and conducting design and simulation of power systems, which offer
an economical, reliable and safe operation.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL7070 – Power Systems Planning

Corequisites:
None
IEL7150 – Power Systems Design
This course provides the concepts of electrical substations and their
function within a power system. Substations for knowledge of
equipment, components and operation schemes are studied. The
basics of design, maintenance, operation techniques for switching
and protection equipment, civil works and construction costs of
electrical substations are taught.
After completing the course, students should be able to identify
demonstrate equipment electrical substations; must understand the
concepts of the design and maintenance of substations; analyze
failures and select the appropriate electrical protection schemes.
Students will have an overview of technological trends related to
mobile systems, using the basic concepts taught in electrical
engineering and show knowledge of the maintenance, operation,
control, and basic requirements for the design and construction of
substations electric.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
IEL7010 – Power Systems Analysis
IEL7250 – Transmission Line Design
The course is divided into four modules:
The first one it's related to the introduction of the basics concepts of
the business of power transmission , the current regulations
concerning safety aspects and technical regulated electric
transmission facilities ( Chapter IV).
In the second one, it's described the regulation of the business of
transmission of electricity in Colombia with emphasis on aspects of
regulation, operation , maintenance and operation.
The third module, Corresponds to the theory and calculation of
transmission lines and the parameters and equations of them and its
importance in short and long lines , averages analyzed. Methods are
defined to calculate the parameters and use of the tables of
conductors. Additionally corona and critical disruptive voltage is
studied. Phenomena as radio interference and audible noise, the
critical potential gradient and international rules governing these
phenomena will be discussed.
Last but not least, the fourth module, it's related to the legal aspects
governing the business of transmission and impact of legalization
and management easements are treated.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
IEL7070 – Power Systems Planning
INV7364 – Capstone Design
In this course students must design, develop, document and build a
system or device in the area of Electrical Engineering; students must
use all the tools and skills acquired in previous courses so that they
can solve a particular problem using an approach from the viewpoint
of Electrical Engineering.
Students must define their project; prepare a schedule and a
budget. They must also apply the methodology of experimental
design in their project, in order to objectively demonstrate the
proper operation of the prototype.
In addition, students should review the code of Ethics, understand
and apply it not only in the field of engineering, but in different
activities of daily living.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Required

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
IEL4045 – Control Systems
IEL7010 – Power Systems Analysis
IIN4317 – Comprehensive Exam II
IGL1080 – Language Requirement VIII

Corequisites:
None
IEL7205 – Electric Power Quality
This course provides the basics of power quality and power
electromagnetic compatibility. Quality indicators are defined for
power supply, along with modeling and measuring techniques of
quality parameters, which are compared within the regulatory
framework national. After completing the course, students should be
able to demonstrate being able to measure the quality parameters at
any point in an electrical system, also they must be able to analyze
this information, compare indicators with regulations and related
regulations. The students will have an overview of modeling
techniques to analyze the quality power installation and should be
able to propose solutions to problems of power quality in a facility
under study.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEL7051 – Power Generation Systems
This course aims to develop and foster in students the skills to
identify types of Power Generation System, determine its feasibility
in a given geographical point, recognize environmental regulations
for operation. Moreover, students will learn in detail the process for
conventional generation plants and have knowledge about future
trends in power generation. This, with an emphasis on electrical
maintenance program that takes place in a power plant.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEL7181 – Energy Commercialization
In this course, institutional, regulatory, operational and commercial
aspects of the Colombian energy sector are studied. The basic
structure and mode of operation of markets and especially the
Colombian wholesale energy market are also studied. In addition,
the concepts of the trading activity of energy and fuels are studied.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None
IEL8250 – Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
This course provides the concepts of the technical requirements to
be fulfilled by an electrical installation, basic or general, as provided
in the Technical Regulations for Electrical Installations - RETIE and
NTC 2050. To do this, the most important aspects contained in the
RETIE taught, mainly associated with: Requirements for End-Use
process techniques and inspection of electrical installations of Use
Final. Therefore, it is very important for the student to appropriate
RETIE studio, as it will be the basis for the development of the class
document. After completing the course, students will be able to
identify the main requirements that electrical installations must
meet, for an opinion-approved inspection. For this, the student
establishes the points of compliance or non-compliance with the
installation, as provided in RETIE and NTC 2050.

3.000 Credit hours


3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Type of Course: Selected Elective

Department:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Prerequisites:
None

Corequisites:
None