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This course introduces the principles and practical aspects of generation, transmission, distribution and control of electrical energy. On successful completion of this course, you should be able to discuss the technical, environmental and economic considerations of planning and operating different types of electrical plant (generators, transformers, circuit breakers, cables, insulators and transmission lines), as well as principles of substation layout, control, instrumentation and protection. You should also be aware of the theoretical principles of system stability, load flow, and fault analysis of power systems using computing software tools.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
For this course you will require Mathcad Software (MathSoft Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA) version 14.0 (WIN) student edition or earlier versions (for example 2001i).
This can be purchased from: Hoare Research Software Ltd, PO Box 4153, Hamilton East, Freephone 0800 477 776, Fax 64 7 839 9103.
Note: It is Mathcad that is specified, NOT Mathlab, and NOT Mathematica.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.