Course Title: Protection and High Voltage Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Protection and High Voltage Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2273

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

EEET2273

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2305

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

EEET2336

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

EEET2336

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Alan Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2101

Course Coordinator Email: alan.wong@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10-08-18

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to have passed EEET2106 Power System Analysis and Control or completed equivalent studies.

You must be able to model and analyse large power systems including transmission lines for steady state and transient conditions. You must be able to undertake fault analysis and modelling of balanced and unbalanced conditions. You must know the basics of earthing and protection for distribution systems and installations.

Knowledge of electromagnetic theory is an advantage.


Course Description

This course explores various aspects of the design and operation of modern power systems. The focus will be on the area of Protection in Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering. In the laboratory classes, you will work with some state-of-the-art equipment used in industry for protection and measurement in power systems.

The course will introduce students to the principle of high voltage test system in AC, DC and impulse voltages, breakdown mechanism in solid and gas insulating medium and non-intrusive test methods to evaluate the performance of electrical insulation system. In addition, we will introduce topics such as protection system using overcurrent relay, distance relay and directional relay.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): 

     1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

     2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

     2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Master of Engineering:

     • High levels of technical competence in the field


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Design a simple protection system for a section of a power system, such as a feeder, a transformer or a motor using various protection schemes.
  2. Select appropriate hardware for certain applications in power system protection and high voltage engineering.
  3. Describe the principles of the generation and measurement of high voltage AC, DC and impulse voltages.
  4. Describe the fundamentals of breakdown mechanism in solid and gases at high voltages 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include study of theoretical principles, problem solving and laboratory work.

You are expected to participate in the lectures and tutorials, work on your laboratory assignments in groups and study individually.

Learning materials and important references will be made available on Blackboard.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through RMIT University’s online systems.

Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

You will also use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.


Overview of Assessment

☒ This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

You understanding of the theoretical principles and your ability to solve theoretical problems in the area covered by this course will be assessed through the final examination. Your laboratory work will be assessed on the basis of your laboratory reports.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Mid-Semester Test 1
Weighting 12.5%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 1: Mid-Semester Test 2
Weighting 12.5%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory Exercises (4 exercises in total)
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3 & 4