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Power Systems Protection and Control (ENG451)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces the concepts and basics of power system protection. It covers overcurrent, distance and differential protection for lines and feeders, transformers, generators and motors. Industrial applications of protective relays will be also presented.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Know different types of protective relays.
2. Understand the basics, structure and operation of overcurrent, distance and differential protections for lines and feeders, transformers, generators and motors.
3. Analyse the performance of a protective relay.
4. Validate the performance of a protection scheme via simulation studies.
5. Contribute to a project for designing and validating the performance of a protection scheme and communicate the results effectively as part of an engineering team.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hour session per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hour session per week; Laboratories: 1 x 2 hour session per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit relies heavily on independent study with all unit material available on LMS. A two-hour lecture and a two-hour workshop provide you with the opportunity to review important concepts with the lecturer and tutor and discuss a number of problems related to the study program. An important part of the unit is the two-hour laboratory sessions where you have the opportunity to explore a range of power protection systems through simulation studies. It is essential that students engage in all three activities if they are to obtain the full benefit from this unit. It is to be noted that workshops and laboratories do not run on every week and their schedules will be announced during the semester through LMS announcements.
Assessment Laboratory 20%; Assignment 20%; Final Examination 40%; and Mid-semester test 20%

The laboratory sessions will be assessed on the basis of your competency and understanding in the completion of the laboratory exercises. The Assignment requires the students working in groups. Each student should participate in the complete process, all students should agree upon what needs to be done and who should perform the tasks. You should discuss the tasks and check each other. A final examination will be held during the examinations period at the end of the semester while a mid-semester test will be held in the middle of the semester.
Prerequisites ENG323 Power Transmission and Distribution Networks.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
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