ELEC ENG 3110 - Electric Power Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Overview of modern power systems. Review of single and three-phase AC networks. Representation of synchronous machines for stability analysis. Principles of power and frequency control. Principles of reactive power and voltage control. Steady-state performance using load-flow analysis. Network fault analysis. Small and large-signal rotor-angle stability analysis. Principles of power system protection.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 3110
    Course Electric Power Systems
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites ELEC ENG 2102
    Incompatible ELEC ENG 3031
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1100
    Course Description Overview of modern power systems. Review of single and three-phase AC networks. Representation of synchronous machines for stability analysis. Principles of power and frequency control. Principles of reactive power and voltage control. Steady-state performance using load-flow analysis. Network fault analysis. Small and large-signal rotor-angle stability analysis. Principles of power system protection.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr David Vowles

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Formulate and solve the mathematical models describing steady-state physical behavior of transmission and distribution lines;
    2 Define and describe operational concepts such as: flow of active & reactive power, voltage profile, steady-state stability, power flow limits & line loadability, voltage regulation, Surge Impedance Loading;
    3 Analyse line compensation techniques as applied in reactive power – voltage control and active power flow control;
    4 Formulate the mathematical models of interconnected electrical power networks;
    5 Reproduce and analyse steady-state behavior of small-size electrical power networks using Power Flows software tool;
    6 Formulate the mathematical models and apply network solution techniques used in analyzing faults in power systems;
    7 Reproduce and analyse faults in small-size electrical power networks using Fault Analysis software tool;
    8 Explain basic concepts and mathematical models of power system control and stability.

     
    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   1.3   2.1   2.2  2.3  3.2

    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-4, 6, 8
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    5, 7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5, 7
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Tutorials (six) 5 Individual Formative 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
    Quizzes (two) 15 Individual Formative 5, 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Practical Assignment (two) 20 Individual Formative 8, 12 >40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.
    Examination 60 Individual Summative >40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    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. b. 3.   
     
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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

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