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In this unit, you will analyse and design devices and schemes to protect electrical power apparatus and systems. You will explain the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices, the codes, standards and refer to manuals that guide the design and operation of protection schemes. You will also analyse protection schemes, solve protection problems and correct faults. You will identify requirements, analyse and design protection for power system networks and for apparatus in electrical power systems. You will develop fluency in the technical language of power systems protection and develop the professional skills needed to communicate, learn and work alone and collaboratively to solve problems and document the solution process.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering or ENEE12004 Introduction to Power Systems or ENTE12005 Electrical Power Systems.
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.
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Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
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).
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
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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 Unit survey
The lectures and tutorials from current lecturer were informative and relevant to the subject criteria. The inclusion of previous lecturer's lectures are also very helpful and provide a different perspective.
Continue this good practice.
Feedback from Unit survey
Possibly supplying a previous students report will provide an example for the future students
Provide exemplars for the substation protection design project
Feedback from Unit survey
Having Multiple small assignments will allow students to continue to practice the subject throughout the term rather than assigning everything to be completed within the last few weeks.
Introduce some interactive progress review mechanisms to monitor the gradual progression of the students with the project.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Analyse and design power system protection schemes to solve operational problems and correct faults
Apply codes, standards, guidelines in manuals to design power system protection schemes for given operational scenarios
Design protection schemes for power networks, including determining the type and nature of suitable protection for apparatus that needs protection
Document solutions effectively using electrical power systems protection terminology, symbols and diagrams to present the information in a professional manner
Communicate, work and learn both individually and in teams, in a professional manner.
The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I)
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3I)
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 3I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 4I 5I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5I)
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A)
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A)
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3A)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2I 3A)
Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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
Textbooks and Resources
There are no required textbooks.
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