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EE4400 - Power Engineering 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Load flow and fault analysis, economic operation of power systems, power system reliability evaluation, power system stability and protection. Alternative methods of generation, demand side management, the role of power systems within the deregulated energy market. Power electronic devices. High power, variable speed DC and AC motor drives and controllers. High power inverters and switching power supplies.

Learning Outcomes

  • A student successfully completing this subject will have developed a significant power system augmentation plan and have the capability to: competently use commercial software packages for loadflow and fault analysis;
  • demonstrate an understanding of power electronic switching circuits and their applications to variable speed electrical machines, power supplies and inverters;
  • understand the analytical techniques used for power system operation and planning purposes;
  • understand the properties and behaviour of power electronic devices.
Prerequisites: EE3400


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
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.