CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will model basic electrical power system components using simplified linear equivalent circuits, explain the relationship between power and energy, and calculate power and energy in electrical power networks. You will describe electric and magnetic fields and explain their generation and application in power transformers. You will discuss generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. You will apply problem solving techniques in the analysis of balanced three-phase power circuits using per-unit methodology. You will discuss electrical distribution system components and configurations, and apply appropriate mathematical tools to the analysis of power systems. You are expected to use appropriate electrical engineering language in context, and to document the process of modelling and analysis. You will present the information, and communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams, in a professional manner. If you are studying in distance mode, you will be required to attend a compulsory residential school to assist your achievement of the Learning Outcomes for the unit.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: ENAE12013 Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis OR ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Course survey

Feedback

Students have pointed out the need to make slight improvements to the slides used towards the latter part of the term.

Recommendation

These improvements will be made before the next offering.

Feedback from Course survey

Feedback

Students have commended the tutorials

Recommendation

This good practice will be continued with face-to-face tutors in each campus.

Feedback from Course survey

Feedback

Students have appreciated the clear instructions, lectures, laboratory experiments and design of assessment items

Recommendation

These good practices will be continued.

Feedback from Course survey

Feedback

Students have highlighted the need for keeping students more engaged with the course

Recommendation

This view is due to the fact that the Assessment items are distributed apart and not many assessment submissions are requested in the early part of the term. This will be changed by splitting the written assessment into two parts and making the students do a mid and end of term submission.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Model electrical components and machines using simplified linear equivalent circuits.
  2. Explain the relationship between power and energy; calculate power and energy in electrical machines and networks.
  3. Describe electric and magnetic fields; explain their generation and application.
  4. Discuss generation, transmission and utilisation of electrical energy.
  5. Apply problem solving techniques in the analysis of balanced three-phase power network using per-unit methodology.
  6. Discuss electrical distribution system components and configurations.
  7. Apply appropriate laboratory techniques and software tools to the analysis of power systems.
  8. Use appropriate electrical engineering language in context.
  9. Document the process of modelling and analysis; present the information in a professional manner.
  10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams, in a professional manner.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Electrical machines, drives and power systems

6th edn - new international edition (2014)
Authors: Wildi, T
Pearson Education
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 1-292-02458-5/978-1-292-02458-5
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner
  • Access to Lab-Volt Simulation software LVSIM-EMS in computer labs
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sanath Alahakoon Unit Coordinator
s.alahakoon@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to Electrical Power Systems

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Electrical Power Measurement and Three Phase Circuits

Chapter

Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Transformers – Ideal to Practical

Chapter

Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz Part 1 (Open from 24th July 2017. Due by 23.45 - 31st July 2017)
Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Per-Unit system methodology

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Special and Three Phase Transformers

Chapter

Chapter 11, Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Generation of Electrical Energy

Chapter

Chapter 24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz Part 2 (Open from 21st August 2017. Due by 23.45 - 28th August 2017)

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Transmission of Electrical Energy

Chapter

Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Transmission line models

Chapter

Chapter 25

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school of this unit will be held in Rockhampton B28/2.10 for three days from 4th Monday till 6th Wednesday in September 2017.

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Distribution of Electrical Energy

Chapter

Chapter 26

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz Part 3 (Open from 11th September 2017. Due by 23.45 - 18th September 2017)


Assignment 1 Due: Week 9 Monday (11 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Direct-Current Transmission

Chapter

Chapter 28

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Costing of Electricity and Electricity Supply Industry

Chapter

Chapter 27

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Unit Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz Part 4 (Open from 2nd October 2017. Due by 23.45 - 9th October 2017)


Laboratory Report Due: Week 12 Friday (6 Oct 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Residential school of this unit will be held in Rockhampton only for three days from 4th Monday till 6th Wednesday in September 2017.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

Assignment 1 will constitute a number of questions (usually 6 to 8), similar to the unit tutorial questions, on the topics covered in the first 8 weeks of the term's work. They will require the calculation of electrical quantities pertaining to various electrical circuits in power engineering. The assignment will be made available in Moodle by the time the unit website becomes active. Please submit as a single PDF file.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (11 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit to the link in Week 9 of the unit website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.


Return Date to Students

Monday (25 Sept 2017)

Marked Assignment 1 will be returned for student's feedback within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must score more than 40% for this assessment item

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria

Correct procedure and steps toward correct solutions: 70%
Correct answers and units: 20%
Professional presentation and layout: 10%


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 1 should be submitted electronically via the unit Moodle Site by the due date and time

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Model electrical components and machines using simplified linear equivalent circuits.
  • Explain the relationship between power and energy; calculate power and energy in electrical machines and networks.
  • Describe electric and magnetic fields; explain their generation and application.
  • Discuss generation, transmission and utilisation of electrical energy.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in the analysis of balanced three-phase power network using per-unit methodology.
  • Use appropriate electrical engineering language in context.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Quiz

Task Description

The On-line Quiz (with several Multiple Choice Questions - MCQs) will generally be in the form of problems that require simple calculations to find the correct answer. Students are expected to work individually.

To ensure continuous engagement of the students with the learning of this unit, the quiz has been separated to 4 parts and distributed over the 12 week term as indicated in the unit schedule. Each part of the quiz will cover the unit content covered in each quarter. More information on this will be provided through the unit Moodle site. Each part of the online quiz will be open on the Unit Moodle Website 5 clear working days prior to the respective due dates. The online quiz will randomly draw questions from a pre-designed question bank for each individual student. This will be a time limited assignment and more details will be made available for the students through Moodle site. Marks of all 4 parts of the quiz will be added and scaled to a score out of 20 to be added to the unit total.

Students are expected to submit the working for the questions through submission links provided in Moodle site for each of the quarterly quizzes.




Assessment Due Date

Please see the weekly schedule for information about due dates for the 4 quizzes.


Return Date to Students

Students will know their marks immediately after completing each quiz.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

Each correct answer of the quiz will receive full marks assigned for the particular question. The assigned marks will be visualised for the students when they access each of the quizzes. Marks of all 4 parts of the quiz will be added and scaled to a score out of 20 to be added to the unit total.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All parts of the On-line Test will be posted on the Unit's Website 5 working days prior to the due date and is to be completed and submitted by that date.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Model electrical components and machines using simplified linear equivalent circuits.
  • Explain the relationship between power and energy; calculate power and energy in electrical machines and networks.
  • Describe electric and magnetic fields; explain their generation and application.
  • Discuss generation, transmission and utilisation of electrical energy.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in the analysis of balanced three-phase power network using per-unit methodology.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory Report

Task Description

Students will be formed into teams of generally 3 members for this assessment item. The laboratory experiments will be conducted in the following manner:

1. On-campus students in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Cairns and Mackay will have scheduled 3 hour laboratory session per Week in the term and attendance in those sessions is compulsory for all on-campus students.

2. All distance students must attend the compulsory residential school in Rockhampton to conduct these experiments.

Students will submit team laboratory reports for the assessment. More information on the experiments and lab sheets will be made available in the unit Moodle site.

Please also see assessment criteria for details.









Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (6 Oct 2017) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit to the link in Week 12 of the unit website in Moodle as a WORD or PDF file.


Return Date to Students

Monday (16 Oct 2017)

Laboratory Report Feedback will be available for students within review week.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
Students must score more than 40% for this assessment item.

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

Correct procedure and steps towards collecting data from the experiments: 60%

Correct computations, answers and units: 20%

Proper use of reference 5%

Professional presentation and layout of the report: 15%


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
The Project Report is to be be submitted through the appropriate link on the Moodle Website by the due date and time.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Model electrical components and machines using simplified linear equivalent circuits.
  • Explain the relationship between power and energy; calculate power and energy in electrical machines and networks.
  • Describe electric and magnetic fields; explain their generation and application.
  • Discuss electrical distribution system components and configurations.
  • Apply appropriate laboratory techniques and software tools to the analysis of power systems.
  • Use appropriate electrical engineering language in context.
  • Document the process of modelling and analysis; present the information in a professional manner.
  • Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams, in a professional manner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
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