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Electrical Power Engineering


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Title Electrical Power Engineering
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Electrical Power Engineering concerns the study of power system elements including power generators, transmissions and distribution systems components. At the completion of this course graduates will have gained a good understanding of power systems analysis, operation and control. Particular emphasis is also placed on system stability, safety and protection issues.
This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements. It is recommended that students have completed the equivalent of WACE Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B. Students who do not have the necessary Mathematical and Physics prerequisite knowledge may take an extra semester to complete their studies.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements All Engineering students will undertake at least 450 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and must be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair. This professional practicum as well as support materials and guidance is provided in the 0 credit point unit ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice. This unit should be enrolled in each year. Please note this unit runs in a YU5 study period.
Major Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
The Electrical Power Engineering program aims to provide graduates with:
- the necessary knowledge to approach with confidence any task within their field of engineering practice.
- the necessary skills to apply with confidence their knowledge to solve problems within their field of engineering practice.
- the knowledge that will enable a student to understand advanced concepts in electrical power engineering include the following material from mathematics, science and engineering:
- Mathematics - complex numbers and algebra; calculus and Laplace transforms for system dynamics; Fourier analysis for power quality; matrix methods for linear distribution networks; mathematical modelling
- Physics - concepts of charge, current, potential difference, voltage, energy, power; electric and magnetic fields; force and torque; power and energy balance; thermodynamics
- Circuits - circuit laws (KVL and KCL); superposition; equivalent circuits, including Thevenin and Norton equivalents; impedance; phasor analysis; transfer function; filters
- Computer programming - writing programs within a high level applications package, such as MATLAB. The purpose of programming is not only to learn how to write code to perform a given computational task, but also to appreciate the limitations of commercial application packages, such as a power systems simulator. SKILLS
The skills that will prepare a student to handle advanced problems in Electrical Power Engineering include:
- applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering principles
- problem identification, formulation and solution
- design, including design for sustainability and taking a systems approach to design
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 27 credit points

Required Units - 27 credit points

ENG225 Circuits and Systems I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG294 Discrete Time Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG207 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG317 Electromechanical Energy Conversion - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG318 Power Electronic Converters and Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG323 Power Transmission and Distribution Networks - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG449 Electrical Power Systems Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG451 Power Systems Protection and Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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