This course has an on-line component. The course is only used as an alternative to ENRG 1995 in the event that students cannot meet prerequisites for ENRG 1995 or if a sufficient number of internship opportunities are not available. The course covers mechanical systems, rigging, shop essentials, fasteners. A live component includes power plant and tours of mid-stream and downstream related facilities with follow up reports and presentations done by students.
This course is a paid internship in which the student works for a process industry employer that corresponds to their career track under this program (e.g. Power Station Internship, Midstream or Downstream Internship, Instrumentation Technician or Manufacturing) The internship consists of a structured work environment in which the student refines the skills and knowledge that they have achieved through the program coursework under the mentorship of qualified process industry professionals.
This course is designed to teach students the typical power plant start up and shut down sequences and monitoring of a coal fired or gas fired power plant operation. The course uses a plant referenced simulator that introduces the students to plant startup and integrated plant systems. To the extent that simulations become available, mid-stream and downstream process facility simulations may also be covered.
This course focuses on personal and professional communication and leadership skills. It examines the nature of communication in the world of work. Students will examine and practice individual, group and presentational communication skills necessary to work effectively with peers, supervisors, supervisees and constituents. Topics addressed will include interpersonal communication, organizational culture, group dynamics, leadership, power and status, meeting facilitation, problem solving, presentation research, organization and delivery and basic project management.
Instrument Calibration, Loop Tuning, and Wireless Communications Systems
This course builds on ENRG 1044 and ENRG 1045. Students will learn how to calibrate instruments and tune multiple point control systems. Students will also learn how wireless control instrumentation systems operate. Advanced troubleshooting on complex control systems will be emphasized.
This course is a continuation of ENRG 1043 Basic Instrumentation and Controls. It is designed to teach students the operation and application of analytical instruments commonly used in process industry such as Ph, moisture, opacity, density, and gas monitors and analyzers. The course also covers complex two and three point process control integration, chart recorders as well as fundamentals of tube bending and fabrication.
This course is designed to teach students the basics of industrial instrumentation and process control and final control devices. Topics include temperature, pressure, flow and level measurement and controls as well as final control elements, such as motor speed controls, dampers and valves. The course introduces students to PID control using lab mockups and laptop control units.