Electrical Engineering Course I


Electrical Engineering Fundamentals and Direct Current – 7 PDH

Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers Series


In this 7 PDH course, you’ll learn and get introduced to…

  • Electrical Engineering Basics
  • DC electricity principles, including common calculations for voltage, current and power.
  • Circuit analysis techniques, such as, voltage division and current division.
  • Basic DC circuit analyses techniques.
  • Fundamental of electrical engineering concepts, terms, principles, laws and equations.
  • Basic electronic devices and their applications.
  • Electronic device recognition and their common functions on printed circuit boards and a pictorial tour of a printed circuit board.


This seminar introduces the basic principles of electricity in a simple, easy to understand format. Participants will understand the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, capacitance and inductance. Participants will be introduced to the concept of RMS and Peak voltage and current.

You will learn the distinction between series and parallel, resistor, capacitor and inductor combinations, as well as the charge or energy storage functions of capacitors and inductors. You will be introduced to the concept of
capacitive and inductive reactance. Participants will attain understanding of the non-linear performance of capacitors and inductors, and their performance characteristics as a function of time.

Participants will learn basic electrical engineering laws, i.e. Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law and Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL) and circuit simplification techniques.

Cross-discipline analogies are borrowed from mechanical, hydraulics and civil engineering disciplines, where applicable, to better illustrate the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering. This seminar caters to engineers of all disciplines, as well as technicians, facilities managers and executives who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices. Theseminar is based on the principles in the book Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers, S. Bobby Rauf, Fairmont Press, 2013.

Specific knowledge and skills you will take away…

  • Understanding of voltage(EMF) current, resistance, capacitance, inductance and impedance.
  • Familiarization with the principles and concepts associated DC electricity.
  • Methods for basic DC circuit analysis.
  • Electrical circuit simplification principles and techniques.
  • Introduction to fundamental laws of electricity and their application.
  • Recognition and common functions of fundamental electronic devices.
  • DC generation through full wave and half-wave bridge rectification.