6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
ECE2061 or TRC2500
or (TRC3501 and )
ECE4503, ECE4057, ECE4507, ECE5507, ECE5053, ECE5503
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.
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.
Continuous assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%
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.
3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week
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