Modern power engineering is concerned with the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power within a large interconnected network. You will learn the principles of classical and modern power systems and develop an understanding of the theory and modelling of component behaviour under steady-state and transient conditions. You will also explore the challenges faced by the electricity industry from distributed generation and storage of electricity by PV cells. You will also learn how to use sophisticated software tools to design and evaluate the performance of power systems.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous Learning Material
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial
|Laboratory 1 – On campus lab
|Seminar – On campus seminar
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...
|Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
|Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards
|Investigate the essential components of steady state power systems through the application of theories and modelling.
|Creative and critical thinker
|Solve load-flow problems of large power systems with appropriate models of transmission lines, transformers, generators and loads.
|Demonstrate knowledge and apply theories in power distribution networks, system stability, energy storage and voltage regulation in the system.
|Communicate using appropriate engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams.
|Develop power system structures and appreciate the role of the main elements.
|Work collaboratively in teams to design control system to meet specified requirements.
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards
|Knowledge and Skill Base: Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
|Knowledge and Skill Base: Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
|Knowledge and Skill Base: In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
|Knowledge and Skill Base: Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
|Engineering Application Ability: Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
|Professional and Personal Attributes: Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
|Professional and Personal Attributes: Professional use and management of information.
|Professional and Personal Attributes: Effective team membership and team leadership.
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ELC202 and must be enrolled in Program SC404, SC405, SC410, SC411, SC425 or AB101
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
Performance and feedback from the workshop tasks will demonstrate the level of proficiency and understanding of the course material.
|Individual or Group
|What is the duration / length?
|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
In this assessment, you will submit group report for each of the lab activities carried out for this course. The maximum page limit of the report is 15 pages including diagrams, calculations and references.
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)
|Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece
The project-based design / case Study report is to be written with a maximum page limit of 10 pages.
|Examination - Centrally Scheduled
|All - Assessment Task 1:Reports -workshop and site visit
You’ll develop your practical problem-solving skills through experiments using hardware and computer simulation on machine characteristics and power system design. You’ll design and operate simple power system equipment and networks, analyse data obtained from the experiments, compare and use industrial practices, and document your scientific conclusions in a report. Site visit will allow you to work in a group to characterise a specific component of a power system in a large network.
You are required to submit group reports for four lab activities carried out for this course. Format of the report will be provided in the course site. The maximum length of each of the reports is 15 pages including diagrams, calculations and references. You are required to submit a report one week after finishing a lab activity. The due dates for the Lab reports are: For Lab 1: Week 5. For Lab 2: Week 7. For Lab 3: Week 9. For Lab 4: Week 11.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Project-based Design / Case Study
This task will develop your skills in critical thinking and the evaluation of engineering systems, and formulate and apply appropriate analytical principles to describe, design and utilize the appropriate industry Standard or grid code.
|Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece
1500 words equivalent including diagrams and calculations.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Exam
The final exam will develop your ability to independently apply your skills and knowledge to solve familiar problem-based questions with confidence within a set time limit and without access to additional resources.
|Examination - Centrally Scheduled
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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Fully enclosed shoes must be worn in the engineering laboratory. If you do not have the correct shoes you will not be allowed to do the practical. You must also undertake the laboratory induction before you can undertake any practical.
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