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To develop a solid foundation for the study of systems that involve the generation, transport, and conversion of electric power.
- Physical principles of electromagnetism, magnetic circuits, energy storage, loss mechanisms, electromechanical energy conversion.
- Modelling of transmission lines, transformers, motors and generators (synchronous and asynchronous), and other loads.
- Circuit theory for power system analysis, three phase-phase circuits, power flow and maximum power transfer, per-unit system.
Intended learning outcomes
It is expected that on completing this subject the students should be able to:
- Describe theory of power flow in electrical networks;
- Apply physical principles, fundamental abstractions and modelling techniques in the analysis of power system components and devices, such as lines, power transformers, motors, generators and other loads;
- Develop and demonstrate electrical engineering laboratory skills through simulation of practical real life electrical power systems using software tools, and analyse the performance and characteristics of each of its components;
- Compare the performance of physical power systems obtained through simulation with theoretical analysis.
On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following skills:
- Ability to apply basic fundamentals of science and engineering to solve real life problems associated with power systems
- Ability to develop an in-depth technical competence in power systems engineering discipline
- Ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve practical engineering problems
- Capacity for independent critical thought, rational assessment and self-directed learning
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with teams
- Ability to write technical reports in a clear and concise manner
- Ability to present results of technical investigation to a large audience.
Last updated: 15 November 2023