ENEE20001 - Advanced Power System Analysis and Control

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will learn to work both individually and in teams in the planning, analysis and design of power systems and their associated control systems using state-of-the-art methods. You will design power systems to incorporate growing penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to do this, you will develop advanced skills to effectively design, analyse and augment power systems to maximise reliability, security and sustainability. Upon successful completion of this unit you will be able to analyse systems incorporating renewable energy sources both dynamically, and in steady state, using industry standard software. You will be able to tune control systems to satisfy Australian network standards and you will become competent to meet the challenges and opportunities of 21st century power systems as they continue to evolve. Online students are required to attend a residential school.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design is an Anti-Requisite for this unit

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

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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 Postgraduate 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.24% 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
Students prefer face to face teaching.
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Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Conduct load-flow and fault analyses of complex power systems in order to augment the system to optimise power flows and voltage profiles
  2. Model advanced dynamics of complex power systems to determine transient stability limits
  3. Perform dynamic stability analysis of complex power systems in order to improve power system damping
  4. Model renewable power plants in steady state and transient situations to quantify their impact on system security
  5. Discuss the impact of power system augmentations on economic, social, and environmental sustainability
  6. Work autonomously and in teams on complex power engineering projects including providing leadership
  7. Document and communicate professional engineering information, including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology and symbols.

Learning outcomes will be linked to Engineers Australia stage 1 competency standards for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Online Test
3 - Portfolio