Course Title: Power System Analysis and Control

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Power System Analysis and Control

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

Course Coordinator: Dr Lasantha Meegahapola

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2092

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.8.32

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You must be able to analyse single-phase & three-phase circuits, transformer equivalent circuits, and synchronous machines as covered in the EEET1316 Electrical Engineering-1 and EEET2263 Electrical Plant courses or equivalent courses. You must have the mathematical skills to work with matrix algebra, complex numbers, vectors, first and second order differential equations.

Course Description

The course provides the theoretical background required to model and analyse large power systems. This includes modelling of transmission lines for steady-state and transient conditions, balanced and unbalanced power system fault analysis, the basic power quality indices and power quality analytical techniques. In addition, this course deals with the voltage control techniques used for renewable rich distribution feeders.

Particular topics to be investigated will include:

1. Per-unit calculations

2. Transmission line modelling and analysis

3. Transmission line surge propagation

4. Distribution feeder voltage control

5. Balanced faults

6. Theory of symmetrical components & unbalanced faults

7. Power quality in distribution networks


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

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.

2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1. High levels of technical competence in the field.

2. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Calculate the model parameters of transmission lines from the conductor configuration and physical characteristics of the lines.
  2. Calculate the power transfer capability of transmission lines.
  3. Describe the concept of travelling waves in transmission lines and use the travelling wave theory to determine the over voltage caused by surge propagation in transmission networks.
  4. Analyse various voltage control techniques applicable to distribution feeders.
  5. Model the networks in terms of symmetrical components and sequence networks.
  6. Calculate the fault currents and voltages when faults occur in power system.
  7. Identify and analyse various power quality issues in power systems.
  8. Communicate the findings through written reports.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities of this course are:

  • Lectures will guide you to important concepts and underlying principles of power systems.
  • Tutorial will guide you through solution process of various practical problems related power systems.
  • Assignments will provide you with an opportunity to acquire skills in solving practical power systems engineering problems.
  • Laboratory classes will allow you to develop simulation and practical skills related to power systems.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources for this course include:

  • Lecture Notes prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Tutorial problems prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Prescribed and recommended reference books.
  • Simulation software is available for you to carry out the assignments.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Laboratory Experiments

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8

Assessment Task 2: Mid-Semester Test

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2, 3 & 4


Assessment Task 3: Assignments

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,5, 6 & 8

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6, & 7