ENEE14005 - Capstone Power and Control Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will work in a team to analyse, design and prepare documentation for assigned projects using commercial software in the area of electrical power and control, with a focus on renewable energy. On satisfactory completion, you will be able to investigate solution options for an engineering problem in the area of electrical power and control, as well as, plan and control project work in a team environment, and document their professional decision-making processes; research current art of the discipline, check and evaluate the validity of information, and prepare professional documentation for a project. Online students will be required to attend a residential school to promote the development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
ENEE13021 Power System Analysis & Design (Pre-Requisite), and
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis & Design (Pre-Requisite).


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 - 2021

Term 1 - 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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 20%
2. Online Test 20%
3. Portfolio 60%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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
Students were happy with how lecture slides and tutorials have been designed.
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
This good practice was maintained.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the hands-on experience of using PSS/E (Power Engineering software)
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
This good practice was maintained.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found some of quiz questions irrelevant.
Recommendation
Revise the quiz questions according to the unit contents.
Action Taken
The quiz questions were revised to make sure they are relevant to the unit contents.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The students found the unit content very informative.
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated that the unit coordinator was very helpful and quick to respond to their questions.
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found a few criteria listed in deliverables that were not mentioned in the project descriptions.
Recommendation
In future offerings make sure the marking criteria are linked with the project description.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
The project progress report should be written in the same style as the final report.
Recommendation
Structure of the progress report to be better aligned with the final report. Students will be provided feedback on the progress report to use to improve their final report.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform advanced loadflow, stability and power quality calculations using commercial software
  2. Tune power system controllers to obtain desired performance
  3. Adequately size and site renewable generation and storage, and design transmission infrastructure so as to provide a sustainable and reliable power supply
  4. Produce a design which satisfies Australian Standards and National Electricity rules and takes into account the principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability
  5. Present a design solution in the form of a report, a presentation, and a short paper suitable for presentation at a professional engineering conference
  6. 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:

Intermediate
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 5I 6I )

Advanced
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 4I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 4A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3A 4A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 4A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 3A 4A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 4I 5I 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5A 6A )

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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
3 - Portfolio
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test