Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

Online /
Nov 17 - 19, 2020 /
Course Code: 1121-ONL20

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please Note:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:15 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

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


Please Note:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:15 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

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


Khaled Akida, P.Eng., MBA, M.Sc.

Khaled is a registered professional engineer and general manager of TEEBA Engineering Inc. He has extensive experience in substation design, power system studies, power quality audits, EMF and grounding design, field testing and EHS program settings.

Khaled received his M.Sc. from The University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business. He has managed and executed various electrical engineering projects for major electrical, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the US.

He has various IEEE publications, is a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals and is a certified electrical safety trainer for GE. Khaled has been the recipient of GE Management Award and has many leadership certifications from GE Leadership Development Centre at Crotonville.

As a certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate, Khaled has taught many technical courses across Canada, USA, Asia and Middle East to industrial customers, electrical consultants and electrical utilities customers.


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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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