Electrical Engineering

Professor Del Gatto 

The increasing use of electrical and electronic equipment in modern vessels make necessary a more thorough treatment of electrical and electronic engineering than is customary in a non-electrical engineering curriculum. An intensive, analytical and practical course in electrical circuits and electronics is followed by a study of electro-mechanical devices and control systems. Marine applications are given where possible.          

Junior Year

          ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I - CIRCUITS AND ELECTRONICS

Circuit topics include steady analysis of both single phase and three phase A/C, with a focus on power calculations including load analysis.  Wave shaping circuits, filters, and resonance are introduced.  Electronics topics include solid state diodes, transistors, and operation amplifiers.  Digital electronics topics include logic circuits and integrated circuits are introduced.  Two hours of class and two hours of laboratory per week in the first semester.

          ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II - MACHINES AND CONTROLS

A continuation of Electrical Engineering I covers principles of electro-magnetic devices and steady-state performance of transformers and rotating machines. Both synchronous and asynchronous machines are studied.  A discussion of marine electrical propulsion systems and ship automation concludes the course. Two hours of class and two hours of laboratory per week in the second semester.