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Advanced Power Systems Protection and Control (ENG682)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit covers advanced concepts associated with 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 at an advanced level.
2. Understand the basics, structure and operation of overcurrent, distance and differential protections for lines and feeders, transformers, generators and motors at an advanced level.
3. Analyse the performance of a protective relay at an advanced level.
4. Validate the performance of a protection scheme via simulation studies at an advanced level.
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 at an advanced level.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 x 2 hour session per week; Workshop: 1 x 2 hour session per week; Laboratory: 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 ENG556 Power System Modelling and Analysis and enrolment in the Master of Engineering or permission of the Engineering Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG451 Power Systems Protection and Control 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)
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
Associate Professor Farhad Shahnia
Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7429
e: F.Shahnia@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008H - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Farhad Shahnia
Associate Professor Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7429
e: F.Shahnia@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008H - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
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