Name of Conference

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

Location of Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date


Publisher (if applicable)

American Society for Engineering Education

Document Type

Conference Paper in Published Proceedings


Engineering Technology


Enrollment in Electrical Power Engineering courses has been in a steady decline, and many institutions have dropped power and energy conversion courses. At the same time, the demand for engineers in the field has remained constant, and in some cases has increased significantly. To meet the demand for engineers in the electrical construction sector, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and local industry have worked together to develop a sequence of courses for a Building Electrical Power Systems Design Specialty in the Architectural Engineering program. This sequence includes four courses from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department: Electrical Systems, and three courses on Electrical Power Distribution Systems (system basics, small systems, and large systems). The Architectural Engineering and Building Construction Department offers five courses: Illumination for Buildings, Communication Systems, National Electrical Code, Electrical System Cost Estimating and Specifications, and Electrical Power Quality for Buildings. This paper describes the development of these courses, along with feedback from the first graduating class, current students, and industry.