ENEE12015 - Electrical Power Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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, 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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Online Test 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
4. Take Home Exam 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.43% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The students have appreciated the learning materials and the depth of the knowledge of the lecturer on the subject. Students have highlighted this unit as one of the interesting and engaging units.
Recommendation
Learning materials will be improved further in the next offering.
Action Taken
These good practices will be continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The students have appreciated the Zoom tutoring session with detailed explanations.
Recommendation
The tutorial support will be further improved in the next offering.
Action Taken
These good practices will be continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students were unhappy with the lab support on some campuses.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator will discuss with the local lab instructor to formulate the strategy for better lab support in the next offering.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator has discussed with the local lab instructor to formulate the strategy for better lab support. However, the lab structure will be changed from the next offering to better prepare the students for the industry.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The assessment criteria for the assignments were not clear to some students.
Recommendation
In the next offering, more clarification will be provided.
Action Taken
Action has been taken to further strengthen assessment feedback. Learning resources will also be further improved.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The students have appreciated the learning materials and the depth of the knowledge of the lecturer on the subject. Students have highlighted this unit as one of the interesting and engaging units.
Recommendation
Learning materials will be improved further in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The students have appreciated tutorial session and tutorial notes with detailed explanations.
Recommendation
The tutorial support will be further improved in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students were unhappy with the evening lecture time.
Recommendation
SET timetable can look into this issue in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Model electrical components 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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Take Home Exam
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Take Home Exam