Course Title: Electrical Power 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6029L

Course Title: Electrical Power 2

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Craig Tooke, teacher

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Circuit Theory 1, Circuit Theory 2 and Calculus and Vector

Course Description

This course is designed to assist the students in gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for understanding the broad principles of operation of distribution substation, DC transmission, power tariffs, and over the line system.

This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –

UTE NES 008A – Provide technical leadership in the workplace

Which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace


o 008.1 Demonstrate standards of performance
o 008.2 Maintain personal competence
o 008.3 Organise personal work priorities

Performance Criteria:

· Demonstrate analytical skill in basic mathematical concepts, practical skills in planning and organising work to meet time-line and quality standards. Ability to work and communicate information clearly with the team, provide problem solving concepts to the team.

. Demonstrate application of the following generic or Key Competencies within the practical activities and work performance simulations.

. Collect, analyse and organise information (measurement data)o.

. Communicate ideas and information ((testing & evaluation procedures)

. Plan and organise activities (lab & simulation activities)

. Work with others and in teams (lab & simulation activities)o Apply mathematical ideas and techniques (calculations & measurement)

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in:

* Classroom tutorial activities are designed the knowledge to develop the skills to select, set up and monitor a power system. Students will be required to describe the elements of a typical power system with emphasis on transmission, distribution and tarrif of a specific power system.

* Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards.  As a part of the team students will be asked to propose project in simulation to the power  system.

Course Contents:

- Substation

- Protection of medium voltage distribution system

- Mechanical design of overhead lines

- Direct Current Transmission

- Transmission and distribution solid state controllers

- Hazardous Areas

- Tarifs and metering

- Major project

Teaching Schedule

As per student share-drive S:\

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Craig Tooke “ Power Systems”, RMIT 2003

Theodore Wildi “Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems”, Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-082460-7

Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2"
McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 074 71053 2

B M Weedy "Electric Power Systems"

J. Jenson “Electrical Principles For The Electrical Trades”


Overview of Assessment

Assessment requirements include

• Attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises, which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• Satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• Progressive tests
• Timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Assessment Tasks

Test 10 %

Test 15 %

Test 5 %

Assignment10 %

Assignment10 %

Assignment10 %


Project30 %

Assessment Matrix

Other Information


Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.


Learners are to be made aware of the appropriate occupational health and safety issues encountered during this learning unit. They are to demonstrate safe working practices at all times.

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