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ECE4053

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr 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.

Outcomes

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 are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

ECE2061 or TRC2500

Co-requisites

ECE3051 or (TRC3501 and TRC3600)

Prohibitions

ECE4503, ECE4057, ECE4507, ECE5507, ECE5053, ECE5503