Course Number
Course Name
Electrical Energy Systems
What semester did you take the course?
Spring 2020
Your Degree and Major at time of taking course
2nd Year EE
Was this course required for your degree?
Yes
Rate this course
3
Should other Energy Club members in your degree take this course?
Yes
Should Energy Club members in other degrees take this course?
No
Please provide a "review" of the highs and lows of the course as it relates to energy. Please refrain from specifics regarding the performance of professors, TAs, or other aspects about the specific class you took

A general overview of electric power and energy systems, 3-phase power generation, transmission, and consumption, solar, hydro, and wind energy, not much depth on specific topics, labs were tedious and not much was learned from them but not that difficult of a course

Course Number
Course Name
Power Electronics
What semester did you take the course?
Spring 2019
Your Degree and Major at time of taking course
1st year PhD
Was this course required for your degree?
No
Rate this course
5
Should other Energy Club members in your degree take this course?
Yes
Should Energy Club members in other degrees take this course?
No
Please provide a "review" of the highs and lows of the course as it relates to energy. Please refrain from specifics regarding the performance of professors, TAs, or other aspects about the specific class you took

Dr. Divan is a great professor, with decades of experience in teaching & research in power electronics. The TA said a high percentage of the class received A's (>70%) . The class involves weekly problem sets, 2 midterms, a final, and a final circuit design project. The only "lows" were that the course had to transition to remote instruction due to COVID-19.

Course Number
Course Name
Smart Electricity Grids
What semester did you take the course?
Spring 2019
Your Degree and Major at time of taking course
PhD ECE
Was this course required for your degree?
No
Rate this course
4
Should other Energy Club members in your degree take this course?
Yes
Should Energy Club members in other degrees take this course?
Yes
Please provide a "review" of the highs and lows of the course as it relates to energy. Please refrain from specifics regarding the performance of professors, TAs, or other aspects about the specific class you took

Good Introductory course for anyone interested in future of the power grid. Don't need to have an ECE background. Course can get tedious as there are a LOT of slide and text but keep it interesting by reading further on your own and engaging in discussions with the class/ professor. Students can also publish a paper as part of their class project.