- Code ENGN6625
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering, Electronics
In Sem 2 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participation due to unavoidable COVID constraints.
Power systems and power electronics devices are fundamental to the transmission, transformation and use of electrical energy that underpins much of modern society. This course provides a detailed introduction to the theoretical principles and operating characteristics of power systems, electric machines, and electrical energy conversion. By combining several topics that are often covered by separate electrical engineering courses, students will gain an integrated understanding and advanced technical knowledge of the power systems and power electronics fields. Theoretical material will be supplemented with software and hardware labs to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to model, analyse and design various power systems and power electronic components. Students will also have the opportunity to explore emerging challenges or new technologies through an independent research activity on a topic of their choice.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use electrical physics concepts to understand and explain the properties and operation of power systems and power electronics components, and apply circuit analysis techniques to interpret, analyse and evaluate three-phase circuits, power systems and associated components.
- Formulate and model power load flow problems, determine effective solutions to the formulated problems, and critically assess the performance of the determined solutions.
- Apply the theory and operating principles of electric machines to explain and evaluate their properties and characteristics when integrated into power systems.
- Apply advanced knowledge and analysis techniques to design and critically assess key aspects of power conversion.
- Research, design, and construct or simulate a complete power system and/or power electronics application based on a complex set of user requirements.
- Appreciate the importance of stability, reliability and safety of power systems from the perspective of consumers and other stakeholders and identify and discuss the recent developments and emerging challenges facing modern power systems and power electronics devices.
- Apply research skills to develop an expert understanding of a complex or emerging power system and/or power electronics technology beyond the scope of supplied course materials, perform an evaluation and appraisal of the technology, and communicate the research outcomes concisely and accurately using appropriate media.
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Quizzes: (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Labs (24) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Major Project (20) [LO 1,4,5,6,7]
- Research Presentation (6) [LO 7]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
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Approximately 10 hours per week. The contact hours include: eight two-hour tutorials (16 hours), two two-hour computer labs (4 hours), five three-hour hardware labs (15 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland and W. P. Robbins, Power Electronics, Third Edition, Wiley, 2003.
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