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Module Title
Power Systems Analysis And Protection
Reference EN4561 Version 6
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with the ability to analyse electrical power systems under steady state and transient conditions and to devise methods to protect them using modern protection techniques

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply advanced techniques for the analysis of load flow problems and power system stability.
2 Analyse and discuss power system protection strategies.
3 Evaluate the economic operation of power generation.
4 Use MATLAB to analyse and simulate a power system case study involving load flow.

Indicative Module Content
Power System Analysis Analytical techniques for load flow and stability analysis for modern industrial power systems. Power System Protection Basic components and characteristics of protection systems, CT's, VT's and relays. Unit and non-unit schemes. Examples of protective schemes, overcurrent protection, differential protection, distance protection. Power System Operation and Control Modern trends in the control and operation of electrical power systems,economic dispatch.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture based course supplemented by tutorials and student centred learning

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 42 42
Non-Contact Hours 108 108
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: Case study analysis
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Closed book examination

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve at least a 40% weighted average mark in the exam and coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual exam and coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A >70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module EN3561 Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 GEC ALSTHOM Ltd, 1987. Protective Relays - Application Guide. 4th ed. Stafford: EEC
2 GRAINGER, J.J. and STEVENSON, W.D., 1994. Power Systems Analysis. Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
3 Relevant published papers from IEE, IEEE, CIGRE etc
4 GLOVER, J. D.SARMA, M. S.and OVERBYE,T.J., 2011. Si Power System Analysis and Design. 5th ed. New York: Nelson Engineering


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