Electrical Engineering Principles and Practice for Non-EE’s: 7.5 Version

Learn about this course on essential fundamentals of theoretical and practical electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Principles and Practice for Non-EE’s: 7.5 Version

Learn about this course on essential fundamentals of theoretical and practical electrical engineering.
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About the Class

Lead Instructor: Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBA

Course Description:

  • This recorded, Audio/Video based 7.5 PDH self-study course is an abridged version of the 15 PDH Electrical Engineering Principles and Practice course.
  • This course covers the principles of electricity in a simple, easy-to-understand, format. Upon attending this course, participants will be able to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, circuit analysis, DC, single-phase AC, power, power factor, and much more.
  • Practical examples of electrical applications, in industrial, commercial, and institutional settings are covered. Discussions on electrical, equipment, components, devices, and test instrumentation are included.
  • This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, facilities managers, and other professionals who are not intimately familiar with or current on electrical engineering principles and practices.

What will you learn in this course?

  • After attending this course, you will know the principles and concepts associated with AC and DC electricity, and the distinction between these two realms of electricity. This understanding can be used to apply appropriate mathematics and physics-premised techniques, principles, and equations for analyzing AC and DC systems, in electronics and
    electrical power domains.
  • You will know the role played by voltage and current angles in the determination of the power factor. The science and engineering theory behind the power factor is illustrated using the vector method, a graphical representation of voltage and current as a function of time and angle. Participants learn to apply different methods for calculating leading and lagging power factors.
  • You will understand how the addition of power factor correcting capacitors results in the improvement of power factors and the physics and engineering-based explanation behind the “addition of too much capacitance,” and how to avoid it.
  • You will be able to apply important electrical system concepts, such as power quality, load factor and service factor, demand, peak demand, the distinction between electrical energy and electrical power, and associated engineering computation formulas and methods.
  • You will have a better appreciation of AC voltage and current representations in phasor, polar and rectangular forms. Complex math associated with the manipulation of rectangular and phasor AC parameters is illustrated through examples.
  • You will know the difference between three-phase AC, “Y” and “∆ - Delta” configuration of loads and sources, and know the significance of these configurations from practical power distribution and application perspective.
  • You gain familiarity with power distribution equipment and instrumentation.
  • You will understand the role NEC, and NFPA 70 E, play in the field of electrical design, electrical safety, and arc flash hazard.
  • You will learn how to interpret electrical one-line and comprehensive wiring diagrams.
  • You will understand how electrical power bills are calculated under large industrial and commercial contract scenarios.

Why you shouldn’t miss this courseHow this course can benefit you, your organizations, and what is unique about this course:

  • Have you ever felt somewhat inadequate and ill-equipped in your technical discussions with electrical engineers and electricians? If so, then this course or seminar is a must.
  • Do you, as an engineer, manager, or technician, feel that your knowledge and understanding of the difference between AC and DC electricity is inadequate or insufficient, then you must not miss this seminar.
  • How often do you get a chance to attend a workshop, course, or seminar that is presented by the author of the book on the subject matter? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn from Bobby Rauf, the author of the text, titled, “Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.” (A copy of the book is available at additional cost).
  • As an engineer, technician, or manager have you ever found the concept of power factor, horsepower, apparent power, reactive power, real power, three-phase versus single phase elusive and hard to comprehend? Then, this seminar will present an excellent opportunity to remedy that.
  • Imagine yourself, as an engineer or manager, at 2 o'clock in the morning, in a triage situation, leading a team, trying to get electrical equipment up and running. You and your team members have electrical drawings of different types spread out, but, without the electrical engineering background, the symbol and nomenclature appear foreign to you. This seminar is an opportunity for you to bridge that gap.
  • How often do you get an opportunity to understand abstract and complex electrical concepts through relatively simple analogies and explanations? This seminar will provide you with that invaluable opportunity.
  • Do you manage or work with electrical engineers or electricians, and are rusty in electrical engineering concepts, analytical techniques, and design considerations, or are completely unfamiliar with them? This seminar provides you the opportunity to brush up on that knowledge and skills so that you can understand the challenges confronted by your subordinates and colleagues more clearly and can make informed decisions.
  • Last, but not least – If you are not a licensed Professional Engineer, but aspire to be one, and if you are rusty in the fundamentals of electrical engineering concepts and principles, then this 1-day course could serve as a “warm-up” on some of the electrical engineering principles, concepts, and problem analyses techniques.

Who should take this course?

  • Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.
  • Engineers and Architects who do not possess current working knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers, and other executives or leaders who feel a lack of adequate electrical knowledge to hold meaningful discussions and make informed decisions by interacting with their electrical subordinates or colleagues.
  • Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals for electrical or electrically operated equipment.
  • Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for the acquisition of electrical or electrically operated equipment.
  • Candidates aspiring to take the FE or PE exams.
  • Energy Managers and Construction Managers.
  • Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Managers.
  • Patent attorneys and attorneys who specialize in construction, workplace safety workmanship litigation cases.
  • Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.


Semtrain, LLC

Prof. S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M., CMT, MBA
About Semtrain, LLC Semtrain was founded in 2010 but our instructors and authors have been developing and instructing courses for decades. We are based in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Our seminars and courses are designed to meet the learning and certification renewal continuing education requirement needs of licensed professional engineers,...


You should have some science and math background.

One-time Fee
CHF 173.68
NOK kr2,030.33
DKK kr1,308.17
ISK kr26,315
SEK kr2,037.70

What's Included

Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Professional Engineers, PDH, PDH Courses, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, DC, AC, Voltage, Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Reactance, Inductance, Impedance, Power
Age groups: 18+ years
Certificate: On completion
Duration: 2 minutes
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