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 validity of information, and prepare professional documentation for a project. Online students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution 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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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 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

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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
Student appreciated the inclusion of solar PV in PSS/E in the unit.
Recommendation
Continue focus on renewable energy.
Action Taken
The focus on renewable energy has continued and is a permanent part of this unit focusing on both wind and solar energy.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Students feel that the unit is too much focused on Power and Control.
Recommendation
To look at Power and Control components.
Action Taken
Greater emphasis on the control aspects was given, in particular looking at exciter tuning and power system stabilisers.
Source: Student unit evaluation
Feedback
Having PSS/E as part of the unit was considered good as students saw a proficiency in this software in a number of engineering job advertisements.
Recommendation
Continue using PSS/E.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit evaluation
Feedback
Students expressed a wish to have more detailed feedback in the progress report.
Recommendation
More detailed marksheet will be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit evaluation
Feedback
The unit was structured in a clear and logical manner which assisted with student learning.
Recommendation
The current structure will continue.
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 are linked to Engineers Australia Stage One Competencies.

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