ELEC ENG 7075 - Distributed Generation Technologies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 7075 Course Distributed Generation Technologies Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ELEC ENG 4062, ELEC ENG 3111 Course Description Introduction to distributed generation; Overview of distributed energy resources, including generator sets, combustion turbines, photovoltaic systems including converters and control (maximum power point tracking), microturbines, fuel cells and energy storage technologies; wind turbines, converter and control aspects; Principles of control of distributed generation systems; Electric power distribution systems, installation, interconnection and integration; Economic and financial aspects of distributed generation, the regulatory environment and standards.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nesimi ErtugrulCourse Coordinator and Lecturer: Assoc. Prof Nesimi Ertugrul
Phone: 8313 5465
Office: IW 3.54
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understanding modern power system components and transformation 2 The types and roles of distributed energy resources 3 Principles and features Photo Voltaic (PV) Systems 4 Formulation of the mathematical models and the principles of maximum power point tracking 5 Control of PV Converter topologies and their connection 6 Principles of wind power, energy conversion and formulation 7 Control and connection of of wind power systems 8 Battery storage systems and their applications 9 Industrial experiences in renewable energy integration
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
1-2, 4-6, 8-9
The following required resources are available on MyUni:
Lecture notes: these will be made available as the course progresses
Tutorial questions: these will be available on the MyUni website in the week leading up to the tutorial.
The course lecture notes should provide sufficient information for most students, however you may find the following reference book useful if you are have difficulty with the material or are interested in learning more about any of the topics in this course.
Copies of the following book is available in the Barr Smith library.
G.M. Masters : “Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems”, Wiley.
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The use of the MyUni discussion boards is strongly encouraged for questions relating to course material. Anonymous posts will be permitted, offensive posts will not. Lecturers will make a best effort to respond promptly to questions raised on the discussion boards.
The MyUni Gradebook will be used to return continuous assessment marks. Students should check the Gradebook regularly and confirm their marks have been correctly entered.
Course lecturers may choose to make audio (and if facilities are available, also video) recordings available on MyUni. These recordings are normally available within one working day of the lecture. The video recordings consist of the image displayed on the digital projector.
In addition, the following material will be provided on MyUni at the start or during the course of the semester:
Lecture notes and tutorial questions
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe material is presented in lectures and supported by problem-solving tutorials.
Tutorial problems should be attempted before the tutorial and this preparation is assessed at the start of each tutorial. The lecturer will also go through selected questions on the board and students will be given opportunities to ask questions.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
This is a 3 unit course. The University expects students to spend around 156 hours of work for a 3 unit course. This corresponds to roughly 12 hours per week. The following breakdown is a guide only. Some students will need to spend more time, some less.
Lectures 2h/wk 3 (prep& revise) 60 Quizzes 4 5 (prep& revise) 20 Special (Guest) Lectures 8-10 2 (prep& revise) 16-20 Tutorials 4 4 (prep & revise) 16 Practicals/Asisgnments 3 15 (prep & write-up) 36 Total 152
Learning Activities Summary
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Specific Course RequirementsLaboratory clothing restrictions apply to the workshop sessions: closed-toe shoes; covered shoulders; long hair must be tied back. In addition, students must remove all hand and wrist based jewellery (including material bracelets), and must not eat or drink in the laboratories. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in your removal from the laboratory.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Three Quizzes, 25% each 75 Individual Summative Weeks 5-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Two practicals (12.5% each) 25 Individual Summative Weeks 5-10 5. 7. Total 100
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i 1. a. ii 1. a. iii 1. b. 3. 1. c.
Assessment Related RequirementsNo final examination hurdle in this course.
Assessment DetailSee the previous items.
SubmissionAll written submissions to formative assessment activities are to be submitted to the designated boxes within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering by 3:00pm on the specified dated and must be accompanied by a signed cover sheet. Copies of blank cover sheets are available from the School office in Ingkarni Wardli 3.26.
No late submissions will be accepted . All formative and summative assessments will have a two week turn-around time for provision of feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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