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Electrical Power Systems Design (ENG449)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit studies advanced concepts in modern power systems, including the use of synchro-phasors for the wide-area protection, control and monitoring of power systems, and the adoption of new network architectures to meet the challenges presented by the deep penetration of distributed renewable generation into the power system. This unit will highlight the importance of national standards and safety regulations as constraints on the design of these networks.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate sound knowledge of electrical safety regulations and practice, including the importance of sound grounding practices in consumer premises and in transmission and distribution networks.
2. Understand the strengths and limitations of using synchrophasors in power systems protection, control and monitoring
3. Apply synchrophasors to problems in power systems protection and control.
4. Design simple microgrid power systems that maintain operation in both grid-connected and islanding modes, and maintain stable operation in the transitions between these two steady-state modes.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week; laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Workshops: practice problem-solving skills
Laboratories: power flow simulators enable students to confirm the validity of approximations used in hand calculations, and to extend theory to complex power systems
A design project encourages students to apply, reinforce and extend their knowledge of protection and control of power systems.
Assessment In-class tests: 2x50 minutes. Test problem solving ability, and provides feedback on conceptual understanding. Value 7% each
Laboratories: Using load flow simulators to reinforce understanding of concepts covered in lectures. Value 5%
Project: Design and simulate an electrical power network to meet specifications. Report on the process and the outcomes. Value 25%
Exam: Test problem solving abilities. Value 56%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
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 Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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