Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dalhousie University

ECED 6190 - Energy Systems Analysis

Fall 2018

Last updated: 14 August 2018


ECED 6190 is intended to introduce graduate students and senior-year undergraduates to some of the terminology, methods, tools, and techniques available to energy practitioners for understanding, assessing, and analyzing energy systems in a time of increasing concern over the energy-related impacts of Anthropogenic Global Warming.


ECED 6190 is a one semester graduate course consisting of four parts:

Classes. Unless otherwise indicated, classes will be held twice a week. During Tuesday classes, the topics will be introduced and discussed. Most Wednesday classes will be devoted to a discussion on an energy topic found in one or more assigned journal articles.

Weekly reviews. The weekly review consists of two parts. First, one member of the class will be expected to cover the review in greater detail using other sources, lead a discussion on the topic, present the findings, and submit a review (typically three to five pages). The other members of the class will be expected to participate in the discussion and submit a brief summary (typically one or two pages).

Assignments. Three assignments covering different aspects of energy systems will be made available during the term.

Term project. A project employing the analysis techniques covered in class will be applied to a jurisdiction (one per student). Details of the project will be announced in the first week of term.

Class times and location

Classes will be held in the McCain Building, room 2116 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm until 530pm.


The class size is capped at 12. If you would like to register for the course, please contact Dr. Hughes.