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ECE5053 - Electrical energy - generation and supply

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: B P McGrath


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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: 20%
Research/project/assignment activity: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 60%. Students must achieve a mark of 50% in all three components to achieve an overall pass grade.

Contact hours

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


ECE4053, ECE4503, ECE4057, ECE4507, ECE5507, ECE5503