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ENEE13021 - Power System Analysis and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students should be able to work in teams to model, analyse and investigate design and operation options for electrical power networks to meet community service requirements. On satisfactory completion students should be able to analyse steady state power system performance, and articulate the process of updating and maintaining power network assets in order that they meet safety, reliability, availability, security, and quality requirements for both present and future society needs. Distance Education (Flex) students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

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

ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering

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 3 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 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. Practical and Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 15%
4. Examination 40%
5. 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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.43% 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: Student survey
Feedback
Students request publication of more detailed assessment rubrics in advance.
Recommendation
Publish more detailed assessment rubrics along with assessment items at the start of term.
Action Taken
An in-detail rubric was designed and released for each assessment accordingly. The marking was also done as per the rubrics and then, helpful and clarifying feedback was given to students on each assessment. This has resulted in a significant satisfaction rise, as can be seen from the Unit Evaluation Data.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Students request faster assessment return.
Recommendation
Involve markers to do this if necessary. Also structure assessment will be re-visited to avoid two assessments being due on the same day.
Action Taken
All the assessments were returned by the promised deadline, along with proper feedback. The positive impact can be seen in Unit Evaluation Data, with a significant rise concerning "Assessment Return", from 2.9 in Term 2, 2019 to 4.3 in Term 2, 2020.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecture content to be assisting the tutorial questions
Recommendation
Continue this good practice
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection/Student Feedback
Feedback
Poor quality of tutorial materials
Recommendation
Update the tutorial material
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The students expected project problems to be released earlier in the term
Recommendation
Release the problems for the project activity earlier in the term
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Lack of good quality presentation slides for the lectures
Recommendation
Improve the slides by embedding some simulation results.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the difference between balanced and unbalanced operation of power systems
  2. Analyse, using appropriate software tools, power system performance in both balanced and unbalanced modes of operation
  3. Calculate fault currents and power flow in power systems and discuss the selection of appropriate protection schemes
  4. Understand the power flow problem along with the methods of solutions and appreciate the relevance of power flow studies in power system planning and operation.
  5. Investigate and report the process of updating and maintaining power network assets in order that they meet safety, reliability, availability, security, and quality requirements for both present and future society needs
  6. Explain the difference between dynamic stability and transient stability and investigate tools that could be used to analyse the power system for voltage and power angle stability performance
  7. Communicate effectively using power systems terminology, symbols and diagrams adhering to Australian Standards; and present design documents, solutions and calculations professionally
  8. Work collaboratively and autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination
5 - 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
7 - Cross Cultural 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 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination