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Power System Modelling and Analysis (ENG556)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The unit discusses techniques for the effective design and planning of both the power transmission and distribution networks, including issues of reliability and stability. The topics covered in the unit are transmission line modelling, distribution transformers, load flow analysis, symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis and distributed generations. On completing this unit, students should be able to develop models for an interconnected power system and analyses the network with different fault conditions through load flow analysis.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. Apply appropriate models for transformers, transmission lines and generators
2. Formulate and solve non-linear load-flow equations and verify results using a power systems simulator
3. Demonstrate interconnected power system operation through modelling and analysis
4. Develop and analyse system models for unbalanced faults and selection of protective devices
5. Apply problem-solving and research methods as part of an advanced design and development of power transmission and distribution networks
6. Communicate with engineering teams and apply advanced technical knowledge
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/laboratories: by arrangement with the Unit Coordinator.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures are used to introduce the main content of the unit, which is then reinforced by the consideration of tutorial questions in a subsequent tutorial session. The student is expected to attend the lectures and then engage with the material in preparation for the assignments and projects. This knowledge is then further developed through the project demonstration sessions which will provide a mixture of practical application of the lecture materials and problem solving sessions. Students will use power systems simulator such as Power World or Power Factory in order to complete their assignment/projects in this Unit.

An LMS site will be used to provide details of the activities and also to allow discussion of issues that arise during the unit via Forums on this LMS site.
Other Learning Experiences Students may need some outside of class time to undertake aspects of the lecture contents, projects design and analyses.
Assessment The assessment for this unit comprise of the following elements:
* Topic Test (15%) - There will be only one topic test in the middle of the semester based on the contents covered in the lectures.
* Assignments (10%) - There will be one assignment with problem solving exercises.
* Project Work (25%) - Student works in a group or individually to design and analyses two projects by demonstrating knowledge on electrical power systems, load flow equations and short-circuit faults through power system simulator.
* Final Exam (50%) - The final exam is a standard closed book exam based on all the contents covered during the semester.
Topic Test, Assignment, Project Work and Final Exam, tests the understanding, knowledge and analytical skills developed in the unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Graduate Diploma of Engineering or Master of Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG323 Power Transmission and Distribution may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering (ME+MIT)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Appears in these Minors Electrical Power Engineering
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr GM Shafiullah
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6417
e: GM.Shafiullah@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr GM Shafiullah
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6417
e: GM.Shafiullah@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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