Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

Winnipeg, Manitoba /
Sep 10 - 12, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-0905-2370

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After participating in this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply electrical code requirements
  • Design electrical systems in compliance with the code
  • Broaden your knowledge of electrical equipment, wire and cable applications
  • Relate electrical code to grounding and bonding requirements
  • Determine the code requirements for motor applications, substations, and high voltage lines

This course focuses on basic electrical design concepts that will meet the demands of industrial and commercial design, construction, and maintenance. In addition to familiarizing participants with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, the course provides a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (600 volts or less).

The course will emphasize the Canadian Electrical Code while introducing the basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, design philosophy and procedures, construction materials, services, grounding, and power quality.

Course Outline

  • Electric power and circuit fundamentals
  • Power quality
  • Major electrical equipment
  • Electrical power generation
  • Load characteristics and conductor sizing
  • Fault calculation and protection system
  • Standards and codes
  • Design procedures
  • Motor branch circuit design
  • Feeder circuit design

Who Should Attend
Non-Electrical Engineers Project Engineers Operations and Maintenance Engineers Managers Construction personnel Plant and Facility Engineers Inspectors and Municipal personnel Electrical Contractors

More Information


Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Method

Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Electric Power Fundamentals

  • Basic electrical units
  • Circuit arrangement
  • Alternating current relation
  • Transformers
  • Voltage terminology and standards

Electric Circuits Fundamentals

  • AC circuit theory
  • Single phase and three phase systems
  • Inductance, capacitance, and impedance
  • Active power, reactive power, and power factor
  • Examples

Power Quality

  • Introduction
  • Types of disturbances
  • Power quality monitoring
  • Power quality mitigation techniques

Major Electrical Equipment

  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Lighting
  • Switchgears
  • Electrical construction materials

Day II

System Design Philosophy

Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

  • Fundamentals of power generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Substation concept
  • Overhead vs. underground cables
  • One-line diagrams

Load Characteristics and Conductor Sizing Consideration

  • Load characteristics
  • Load study/possible loads
  • Ampacity tables
  • Voltage regulation calculations

Fault Calculation and Protection System Fundamentals

  • Fault types
  • Fault calculations
  • Protection system fundamentals
  • Over-current coordination

Standards, Recommended Practices, Guides, and Codes

  • Introduction to Canadian Electrical Code
  • Key relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code


Design Procedures

Lighting and Non-motor Branch Circuit Design

  • Harmonics consideration
  • CEC requirements
  • Circuit protection
  • Calculations

Motor Branch Circuit Design

  • Electric Motors
  • CEC requirements
  • Motor protection
  • Circuit protection
  • Calculations

Feeder Circuit Design

  • CEC requirements
  • Circuit protection
  • Calculations

Service Design

  • Commercial/industrial examples
  • CEC constraints
  • Utility constraints
  • Equipment
  • Switchboards
  • Metering: CTs, PTs

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Ajit is well known in the electrical distribution field for his 40 years of expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection.

He holds Master's degrees in business administration and electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection. He has particular interest in ground fault protection; digital metering systems; microprocessor based integrated systems for protection; and the metering, monitoring, and control of power distribution systems. A member of Professional Engineers Ontario, he is also a senior life member of the IEEE.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg
288 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0B8

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3H 1B2

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1995 + taxes

Fee after August 2, 2019:

$2295 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

On-Site Training
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