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Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1801: Applied Electrical Systems

This course offers students an introduction to electrical systems as they apply to the daily operation of water and wastewater treatment processes. Students are introduced to electrical principles, components of electrical systems, operating principles of electric motors, variable frequency drives, advanced motor control and programmable logic controllers.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain and analyse the electrical principles and components of electrical systems.
  • Describe the operating principles electric motors and troubleshoot potential problems.
  • Describe and appraise and function of variable frequency drives.
  • Explain and troubleshoot advanced motor control.
  • Examine the principles of programmable logic controllers.

Course topics

  • Module A: Electrical Principles
  • Module B: Electrical Components
  • Module C: The Operating Principles of Electric Motors
  • Module D: Variable Frequency Drives
  • Module E: Advanced Motor Control
  • Module F: Programmable Logic Controllers

Required text and materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional requirements

Non-programmable calculator


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Midterm 1 (Module A) 25%
Midterm 2 (Modules B, C, & D) 25%
Final Exam (mandatory) 50%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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