• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elizabeth Ratnam
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Future Energy Grids: Integrating Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles & Solar Energy (ENGN8625)

This course will only be offered from 2020

This course provides students with advanced technical knowledge and analysis techniques to evaluate and design modern electric power systems, including their operation, control, diagnostics and protection. The course will first introduce the advanced theoretical and practical concepts required to understanding the operation of modern electric power systems, followed by modelling, analysis, and simulation of electric power systems under dynamic conditions. Power system stability and fault protection and associated requirements will also be covered. Ultimately, this course will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of modern electric power systems and the skills and knowledge to pursue a career pathway into the electricity industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth and integrated understanding of the theory and operating principles of modern electric power systems through appropriate application of advanced analysis tools and techniques.
  2. Critically assess the performance of current and emerging power transmission solutions in electric power systems.
  3. Evaluate and interpret power system dynamics and stability using appropriate software and/or hardware tools.
  4. Explain and proficiently apply the principles of power system protection to assess the protection requirements for a given power system.
  5. Propose and design power system solutions that account for complex dynamic response, stability and protection requirements.
  6. Apply research skills to develop a thorough understanding of emerging problems in modern electric power systems beyond the scope of course materials and critically analyse relevant contemporary research.
  7. Professionally interpret and disseminate design and research outcomes in modern electric power systems to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Individual research project demonstration (30) [LO 6,7]
  2. Individual research project report (10) [LO 6,7]
  3. Group projects (approx 4) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,7]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • 3 hours of face-to face components per week (approximately 2 hour workshop each week focused on the group projects and associated learning outcomes and 1 hour tutorial each week to support individual research projects)
  • approximately 7 hours of self-study per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Supporting Text Books

1. Power System Analysis, Power Flow Analysis, Fault Analysis, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Lecture 227-0526-00, ITET ETH Z¨urich

September 2012




Alexandra von Meier



3. Power System Analysis and Design, 6th Edition

J. Duncan Glover, Thomas Overbye, Mulukutla S. Sarma        



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4550 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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