Short Courses

WEMPEC professors work with UW-Madison’s Interdisciplinary Professional Programs to provide many continued education short courses relating to their areas of expertise. WEMPEC member companies receive a $200 discount per course.

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November 2021

Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

November 29, 2021 - December 1, 2021
Madison Madison, WI United States

Learn about Distributed Energy Resources including traditional and renewable energy sources, energy storage, impact of electric vehicles to power grid, microgrids. Participants will: Learn various types of DER, including generators, solar, and wind power Understand…

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March 2022

Introduction to Electric Machines and Drives

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 2:30 pm

Course Overview In the last 30 years, the introduction of power electronic drives with motors has led to new design opportunities. The increased integration of these drives and machines has triggered a quantum leap in…

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AC Machine Design Fundamentals

March 28 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 2:30 pm

Course Overview Through a building-block teaching approach, you will develop a basic understanding of AC electric machine design. By learning the core concepts of electromagnetic laws for machine design, magnetic circuit calculations, loss mechanisms, analytical…

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April 2022

Introduction to Electrical Energy Storage

April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 2:30 pm

Course Overview In this course, you will: Understand batteries’ basic chemistry Identify the advantage and disadvantages of using alternative battery types Understand the figure of merits, energy, and power density limits of each electrical energy…

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May 2022

Power Electronics Design Boot Camp

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 2:30 pm

Course Overview You will learn to master critical subjects for effective design of power electronics, like EMI/EMC, thermal, and reliability design and selection. Expert instructors in the field will teach you to analyze and control…

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June 2022

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Design Boot Camp

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 2:30 pm

Course Overview Upon completing this course, you will understand: Hybridization levels and types (micro, mild, full, plug-in, and extended range hybrid vehicles, and battery electric vehicle) Driving cycles and fuel economy test methods Traction motor…

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Foundations of Signal Processing for Engineers and Data Scientists

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 12:00 pm
Madison Madison, WI United States

Course Overview Special Invite from Instructor Barry Van Veen Signal Processing is a core technology behind many of the consumer products we use in our everyday lives and is a critical component of industrial products…

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August 2022

Dynamics and Control of AC Drives

August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 2:30 pm

Apply your fundamental knowledge of power conversion and AC machine theory to learn new skills that will make you more effective on the job. This course will teach you: The principles of modern AC drives,…

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November 2022

Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 1:00 pm

Advance your knowledge in various distributed energy resources (DER). You will learn about various traditional and new distributed energy resources including generators, solar, and wind power, residential and grid energy storage systems, grid connected inverters, impact of electrification of electric vehicles to the grid, integration of DER to the power grid, microgrid fundamentals, control, protection and integration issues for DER and microgrids.

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Permanent Magnet Machine Design Boot Camp: Internal PM, Surface PM, and Brushless DC

November 28 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Permanent magnet (PM) electrical machine design is one of the most important skill sets needed to stay competitive in the motors and generators industry. This intensive course covers the design of several types of PM machines, including internal PM, surface PM, and brushless DC machines.

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