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EE3400 - Power Engineering 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The knowledge provided by this subject includes: Fundamentals of power engineering; Single phase and three phase power system modelling and analysis; Construction, modeling and performance analysis of rotating electric machines (direct current and alternating current), as well as induction motors; Steady state characteristics of synchronous machines; Transmission lines parameters, transmission modelling and performance analysis; Introduction to power flow analysis, bus admittance matrix, and use of numerical method for power flow analysis; Introduction to stability analysis of power systems; Power quality and control of power system; Symmetrical components and their networks; Fault analysis (single line to ground, line to line, double line to ground).

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of power system transients and their analysis techniques;
  • manipulate the equations governing power transmission lines;
  • show competence in the various levels of power system modellings available;
  • demonstrate understanding of the techniques used for power system analysis;
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of their characteristics, the steady state performance of synchronous machines.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.