ENEE13016 - Power System Protection

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students analyse and design devices and schemes to protect electrical power apparatus and systems. They explain the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices, the codes, standards and manuals that guide design and operation of protection schemes They analyse protection schemes, solve protection problems and correct faults. Students identify requirements, analyse and design protection for power system networks and for apparatus in electrical power systems. They develop fluency in the technical language of power systems protection and develop professional skills needed to communicate, learn and work alone and collaboratively to solve problems and document the solution process. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEE 12015 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. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
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 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. Examination 40%
4. Written Assessment 0%

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 1 - 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 54.55% 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: Moodle
Feedback
Have more substation design examples in the tutorials as this will help the assignment.
Recommendation
Some new tutorial questions will be developed relating to substation applications.
Action Taken
There was a stronger focus on substation design and in-tutorial feedback was given on the key feedback milestones of the major assignment. The assignment grades were good and only one person failed the substation design assessment.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
More diverse problems in tutorials to get a better understanding of the settings and calculations of relays in various situations.
Recommendation
The tutorial question set will be expanded every year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
It would be good if the ANSI device number is introduced beside each protection method, such as REF and SEF. This will give more clarity to what the numbers represent. If a relay device is introduce for each topic, it will also help with the assignment and the understanding of how each protection scheme work.
Recommendation
ANSI numbers will be added to the tutorial questions and solutions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Assessment requirements should be better explained.
Recommendation
The assignment feedback sessions will be brought forward by one week. The assignment group formation process will be accelerated and will be complete in week 2. An indicative assessment rubric will be supplied with the major assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
It is a unit very rich in content but not too overwhelming difficult in terms of difficulty. The course is well structured and easy to follow.
Recommendation
Continue as is.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe and explain the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices that are the foundation of electric power systems protection [2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9]
  2. Identify, explain the scope and standing of, and apply codes, standards and manuals used to guide design and operation of electric power systems protection [2, 3, 10]
  3. Analyse power protection systems, modify and design such systems to solve problems and correct faults [3, 4, 5]
  4. Describe devices and schemes used to provide protection in power systems, explain their operation and design protection devices and schemes to operate in given situations [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  5. Identify apparatus that require protection in power systems, explain the nature of the protection they required and design protection schemes for these apparatus [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  6. Describe the types of protection required in power systems networks, explain the nature of the protection required and design protection schemes for these networks [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  7. Communicate effectively using electrical power systems protection terminology, symbols and diagrams [1, 2, 3]
  8. Work and learn autonomously and collaboratively to solve problems, record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem [2, 6, 9, 10]

Numbers in brackets show Graduate Attributes (abbreviated) below promoted by each Learning Outcome above.
BEng GAs BEngTech GAs
1. science and engineering
2. communicate effectively
3. technical competence
4. problem solution
5. systems
6. function in teams
7. social, cultural, global and environmental
8. sustainable design and development
9. professionalism and ethics
10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Examination
4 - Written Assessment
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
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
4 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Examination