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ECE4053

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)T Czaszejko (Clayton); Naing Win Oo (Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the structure and operation of electrical power systems using different resources, and considering their environmental impacts. It covers current and future energy scenarios for the world and Australia. This requires an understanding of the basic concepts and modelling of electrical power systems, including techniques for power flow and fault analysis, control of voltage, frequency, harmonic distortion, and system stability. Methods are presented to identify and clear faults, maximise power system economy and estimate the capital cost as well as unit price of electricity ($/kWh) using various energy conversion technologies.

Objectives

To understand energy conversion technologies, electric power system modelling, power flow analysis faults in power systems electrical grid power and frequency control power stability and quality of supply economy of electric power systems.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 30%
Examination: (3 hours) 70%. Students must achieve a mark of 45% in each of these two components to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

(ECE2031 and EC2061) or TRC2500

Co-requisites

ECE3051 or (TRC3501 and TRC3600)

Prohibitions

ECE4503, ECE4057, ECE4507, ECE5507, ECE5053, ECE5503